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Can SMS Text Messages Improve the Reading Outcomes in Papua New Guinea?

Can SMS Text Messages Improve the Reading Outcomes in Papua New Guinea?

Published on: Apr 21 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The aim of the SMS Story research project was to determine if daily mobile phone text message stories and lesson plans would improve children’s reading in Papua...
A $16 Billion Dollar Future in Feature Phone App Development

A $16 Billion Dollar Future in Feature Phone App Development

Published on: Feb 21 2014 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
If you listen to Kennedy Kachwanya, African developers should be developing for smartphones, not feature phones. In fact, just last week, I was talking with Moses...
Did the Kenyan Elections Really Need 3 Maps, 7 Phone Numbers, and Several Web Forms?

Did the Kenyan Elections Really Need 3 Maps, 7 Phone Numbers, and Several Web Forms?

Published on: Apr 22 2013 by Anahi Ayala Iacucci - 3 Comments
We all knew it. We saw this coming in Haiti and talked about it in Egypt, when 5 Ushahidi maps popped out the day before the elections. But the Kenyan elections...
Open Standards Can Change Everything

Open Standards Can Change Everything

Published on: Mar 15 2013 by Aaron Mason - Comments Off
February’s San Francisco Technology Salon centered around current technology challenges in the developing world. What are our current needs? What’s holding...
Teaching the Power of Text Messaging in Haiti

Teaching the Power of Text Messaging in Haiti

Published on: Mar 03 2013 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
I am Neelley Hicks and I spend a lot of energy telling people about FrontlineSMS and how it can transform communications for those living without Internet in the...
The Best Mobile Data Collection System Exists: Choice is the Challenge

The Best Mobile Data Collection System Exists: Choice is the Challenge

Published on: Sep 28 2012 by Guest Writer - 7 Comments
You might think that the topic of collecting data via mobile devices would be a rather dry discussion of data management and statistical methodology. You would...
SMS Testing: Text Message Delivery Time and Reliability in Tanzania

SMS Testing: Text Message Delivery Time and Reliability in Tanzania

Published on: Aug 31 2011 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; I am Michael Benedict and while working with SMS-based applications I’ve noticed an air of mystery around...
Smart Connect: a SMS communication appliance for rural healthcare

Smart Connect: a SMS communication appliance for rural healthcare

Published on: Jul 06 2011 by Eric Blantz - 2 Comments
The first SMS, or “text” message, was sent over Vodafone’s network in December 1992. By most accounts, it read simply “Merry Christmas.” Using just fifteen...
Why is IVR more popular in South Asia, while SMS is more accepted in Africa?

Why is IVR more popular in South Asia, while SMS is more accepted in Africa?

Published on: Dec 17 2010 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Recently at an mHealth meeting, I overheard an interesting comment. One of the speakers mentioned that Interactive Voice Response (IVR) is popular in South Asia...
Mobile Phone Math: ICT4D Scale in the Millions

Mobile Phone Math: ICT4D Scale in the Millions

Published on: Oct 08 2010 by Matt Berg - Comments Off
I’ve been working or interested in the space of ICT for Development (ICT4D) for about a decade now. During this time, I’ve seen a lot of exciting changes, but...