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Mobile Follow 132 Followers How Facebook Designed its Android App for Emerging Markets by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers Posted on Mar 15, 2016

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Mobile Follow 132 Followers SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers Posted on Jul 07, 2015 SMS Uprising is a collection of essays that provides practical examples of how mobile technology is providing new ways for activists in Africa to organise and strive for social change.

Followers Ushahidi and the Power of Crowdsourcing by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers Posted on Jun 27, 2015 At the end of 2007, a political and humanitarian crisis erupted in Kenya due to suspicions that incumbent presidential candidate Mwai Kibaki had rigged the recent elections. A few days into the crisis, a group of Kenyans in Nairobi launched Ushahidi, a website to map violence “based on reports submitted via the web and mobile phone”.

Mobile Follow 132 Followers Mobile-First in Africa: How Mobile Phones are Changing Health Care in Africa by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers Posted on May 18, 2015 This mobile explosion in Africa is having a far larger impact than merely connecting people, it is creating a very large, low-cost distributed sensor network that has the potential to completely transform global health care. This article will explore the fight against malaria, counterfeit drug detection, grade stock-out prevention, and health education.

Mobile Follow 132 Followers Mobile-First in Africa: Education, Birth Registration, Banking by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers Posted on May 06, 2015 In little over a decade, Africa has gone from being a region where it is hard to find power lines, fixed-line telecom infrastructure, and personal computers, to being the second most mobile connected continent, where about 15% of the billion inhabitants owns a cell phone. This is opening the way to innovative applications of mobile technologies in different fields. 2

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