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Frontline SMS and biNu

By Imran Mirza | 18 Aug, 2013

Read the following on TED and thought it would be of interest to the GHD Community:

"FrontlineSMS is free, open-source software that can be used to send text messages to groups of people without an Internet connection which is being used in a variety of ways to improve people's lives.

Using automated messages to mobile phones,workers have already realized a 5 percent decrease from the work they are doing teaching people in the Democratic Republic of Congo ways to prevent malaria.

While 75 percent of the world has access to a mobile phone, smartphones make up only 15 percent of the global market. biNu is a platform that allows those with feature phones to have a smartphone-like experience through cloud-based apps and services, providing them with immediate access to email, news, books, health information and social features.

That means the world's information library is available through not only smartphones, but also conventional mobile phones. Children are able to read books they could not afford and have access to educational information they otherwise would not."

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