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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%),...
The Top Books Read by Youth on Mobile Devices

The Top Books Read by Youth on Mobile Devices

Published on: Mar 06 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Top Books Read by Youth on Mobile Devices
At Worldreader, we love using data to help our readers find books they not only want to open but love to read. That’s why this year, when thinking about our...
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....
Worldreader Kits: eBooks in a Box for Hungry Young Minds

Worldreader Kits: eBooks in a Box for Hungry Young Minds

Published on: Jul 22 2013 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
Worldreader is one of my favorite organizations. They truly understand the needs of teachers and students in schools across Africa and work hard to bring relevant,...
Does a 40% breakage rate for Kindles in Africa matter?

Does a 40% breakage rate for Kindles in Africa matter?

Published on: Aug 13 2012 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Recently, I was sharing one of the more striking results from the USAID-funded WorldReader e-Reader Ghana Pilot assessment that should give anyone in ICT4D pause: E-reader...
Interesting Results from the WorldReader e-Reader Pilot in Ghana

Interesting Results from the WorldReader e-Reader Pilot in Ghana

Published on: Jun 06 2012 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
As governments, USAID, and other development organizations search for ways to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, the e-reader raises a promising opportunity...