Projects

FrontlineSMS:Medic

FrontlineSMS:Medic uses innovative, appropriate mobile technologies to advance healthcare networks in under-served communities. The basis of their work is FrontlineSMS, a free, open-source software platform that enables large-scale, two-way text... | Read more...

The Jokko Initiative

This project identifies current mobile services that could be used to serve the needs of rural communities, and develops new mobile applications as they are needed. Based in Senegal, the Jokko Initiative works with Unicef and Tostan, an organisation working throughout west Africa. | Read more...

M-Agriculture Wiki

This Wiki shares examples and case studies gathered from around the world, demonstrating the use of cell phones in agriculture. Within the last few years, more than a billion people have gained access to ICTs. | Read more...

Cell phones in the cloud

This platform, developed by Movirtu, provides low cost cell phone services to those who cannot afford or do not wish to buy a handset. By borrowing a standard cell phone from someone else, a subscriber can log on to the system to call or SMS from their own phone number. | Read more...

The Jokko Initiative develops new mobile applications

The Jokko Initiative teaches the practical uses of standard cell phone capabilities and SMS texting. Mobile phones and SMS texting can be a more economical means of communication than a phone call, serve as a practical tool for learning and reinforcing... | Read more...

Nimbus uses mobile technology to provide rural communities with free access to information

Nimbus works with development agencies and NGOs to understand community needs and implement projects that address the issues facing the community. Nimbus helps to improve the training and mentoring of volunteers through using coaching sessions on... | Read more...

The Mobiles4Dev aims to improve the results of mobile supported development projects

The Mobiles4Dev project aims to contribute to ongoing efforts to improve the results of mobile supported development projects and programmes by identifying M4D initiatives, especially those in 14 Focus Countries. | Read more...

Farmers to detect crop disease via mobile

The new application, known as ‘mKrishi’ will be available to farmers through mobile phones network throughout India. The pilot project will be implemented in a few villages of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh initially. | Read more...

Motribe is a simple community-building platform for the mobile web

Motribe is a simple community-building platform for the mobile web. You can easily get a site up and going in an hour that allows chat, photo sharing, private messaging and mobile blogs. Pricing ranges from $10 to $50, and each level gives a greater... | Read more...

New model to get broadband to under-served communities in South Africa

Ungana-Afrika worked with the Meraka Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Broadband for All, which aims to provide broadband connectivity to South Africa’s under-served areas through a community-centric model rather than a telco-driven model. | Read more...

Mobenzi allows people to earn money by completing 'human intelligence' tasks on their mobile phones

Mobenzi is a software service that rewards people for completing tasks on their mobile phones. These tasks involve certain types of problems that are difficult for a computer to solve without assistance from a real person – even someone without expert knowledge of the problem. | Read more...

iCow tracks cow fertility in Kenya

iCow is an application that helps cow farmers maximise breeding potential by tracking the fertility cycle of their animals. It won the first ever Apps4Africa competition. It is voice based, and dairy farmers use a toll-free number to access the necessary information. | Read more...

Farmers in Uganda use their mobiles for community mobilisation and dissemination for farming

The farmers use their mobiles for community mobilisation and dissemination for farming. Every week, vital information is exchanged, which is picked up by WOUGNET (Women of Uganda Network) who translate content into local languages. | Read more...

Mobiles in Malawi

While in Malawi, Josh Nesbit, a senior in the human biology program at Stanford University, set up a text-based communications network for a rural hospital and it’s community health workers using one hundred recycled mobile phones, a couple of laptops and a copy of Kiwanja's FrontlineSMS software. | Read more...

Field workers fill in forms on their cell phones using

EMIT is Cell-Life's new-generation mobile data collection system which allows fieldworkers to fill in forms on their cellphones from any location. Because EMIT is mobile and web-based, your data is captured and can be analysed immediately, offering you faster feedback and greater accuracy. | Read more...

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