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12 July, 2010, Monday / Duylam

More Apps on Dumbphones

Great article, and interesting perspective on app development from Sebastian Anthony of Downloadsquad. Apps on Dumbphones

Basic summation:

  • there are ~7 billion people
  • there are ~5 billion people
  • ~71% of the world has a phone
  • (my own factoid) there are ~1 billion people (roughly a sixth of the world population) who starve and cannot afford the basic needs

Can you imagine that? In 3rd world and developing countries, there is an abundance of cell phones, but not education. The economic data of that statement might be faulty, but hopefully you see the point.

Sebastian basically calls developers into action by asking if we could help those with a cell phone by making education and apps, modular and scalable. An English-to-(insert language) dictionary, as he proposes. Or a Bible. Or rather Wikipedia.

interesting, Sebastian. very interesting.


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