Practical Insights on Mobile Data

6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects

6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects

Published on: Sep 05 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects
Here is what I’ve learned about being data efficient when developing mobile phone applications. The first and foremost thing, is to please the user by reducing...
Is Zero-Rated Internet Access Connecting the Unconnected?

Is Zero-Rated Internet Access Connecting the Unconnected?

Published on: Aug 21 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
As the debate around zero-rated services (like Facebook’s Free Basics, Twitter Access, and Wikipedia Zero) and other emerging mobile data models continues, data...
Top Tips for Training Outreach Workers on Mobile Data Collection

Top Tips for Training Outreach Workers on Mobile Data Collection

Published on: Sep 18 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Recently in the blog post entitled Top Tips for Converting Paper Forms to Digital Mobile Forms, I discussed Equal Access’ transition from paper-based to mobile...
Beware The Sweet Seduction of 3G Mobile Broadband Data Hype

Beware The Sweet Seduction of 3G Mobile Broadband Data Hype

Published on: Aug 12 2013 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
We have all heard the siren song of 3G or even 4G mobile broadband data changing the dynamics of Internet access across Africa. If you believe the hype, everyone...
Free Zone is Google Stepping Up its Game to Challenge Facebook in South Africa

Free Zone is Google Stepping Up its Game to Challenge Facebook in South Africa

Published on: Dec 10 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Free Zone is Google Stepping Up its Game to Challenge Facebook in South Africa
You remember Facebook Zero, the no-cost access to Facebook that is helping to double Facebook users across Africa? Now check out Google’s come back: Free...
Mobile data subscriptions account for 99 percent of all Internet access in Kenya

Mobile data subscriptions account for 99 percent of all Internet access in Kenya

Published on: Jul 14 2011 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Take a close look at that chart from the Quarterly Sector Statistics Report for October-December 2010 from the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK). Does anything...
Kenya’s Mobile Data Price War Results: 116% Growth in Mobile Advertising

Kenya’s Mobile Data Price War Results: 116% Growth in Mobile Advertising

Published on: Dec 15 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Kenya’s Mobile Data Price War Results: 116% Growth in Mobile Advertising
BuzzCity, a mobile media company, is charting the impact of the mobile data price war between Safaricom and Bharti Airtel. Buzz City serves mobile ads, and in the...