Practical Insights on Smartphone

Supervisory Applications: The Secret to Government Adoption Success

Supervisory Applications: The Secret to Government Adoption Success

Published on: Oct 10 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - 7 Comments
Arguably, the best option for digital development sustainability is for the government to fully adopt your technology intervention and integrate it into government...
Which Mobile Phones Work Best for Disaster Responders and Humanitarian Aid Field Teams?

Which Mobile Phones Work Best for Disaster Responders and Humanitarian Aid Field Teams?

Published on: Mar 05 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
During my time working with a well-known Mobile Industry Development group, one request which would turn up on a regular basis in my in-box was for recommendations...
The Feature Phone is Not Yet Dead in Africa – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Feature Phone is Not Yet Dead in Africa – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 24 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 1 Comment
Quartz Africa reports that last year feature phones won market share from smartphones in Africa. The market share of smartphones fell to 39% in 2017 (from 45%),...
Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Published on: Jun 14 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation
Opportunities and challenges relevant to smallholder agriculture in emerging economies are increasing thanks to the continued proliferation of smartphones, sensors,...
Stop Giving Away Smartphones!

Stop Giving Away Smartphones!

Published on: Sep 15 2016 by Wayan Vota - 11 Comments
Pretty much every day, I hear the same failure refrain repeated again and again, “We gave away 50-100 smartphones for our mobile project.” Why is this...
What Are Dell, Micromax Informatics, and Others Doing in ICT4D?

What Are Dell, Micromax Informatics, and Others Doing in ICT4D?

Published on: Nov 04 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on What Are Dell, Micromax Informatics, and Others Doing in ICT4D?
While the rapid development of information and other technologies has brought the world closer together, it has also contributed to highlighting some of the glaring...
Wow! Myanmar is Going Straight to Smartphones

Wow! Myanmar is Going Straight to Smartphones

Published on: Sep 30 2015 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
A year ago, I predicted that Myanmar would be a smartphone only country. I saw the confluence of cheap smartphones, savvy people, and innovative mobile network...
The Future of Myanmar is Mobile Phones

The Future of Myanmar is Mobile Phones

Published on: Sep 17 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Future of Myanmar is Mobile Phones
Today, Myanmar has the same mobile phone usage as North Korea, Eritrea, and Cuba – less than 10% – yet technology restrictions are ending, three mobile operators...
Accept the Smartphone Reality in Development. Everyone Else Has

Accept the Smartphone Reality in Development. Everyone Else Has

Published on: Aug 25 2014 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
Recently, Elvis Mushi of Twaweza, shared with me interesting mobile phone survey results from his Sauti za Wananchi program. I find them remarkable in two ways....
Myanmar Will Be the First Smartphone Only Country

Myanmar Will Be the First Smartphone Only Country

Published on: Aug 20 2014 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
Today, Myanmar has the same mobile phone usage as North Korea, Eritrea, and Cuba – less than 10% – with only the urban elite owning smartphones, and mobile...