Tapping African mobile crowd using low mobile-tech, by Margaux Pelen

In Africa, it’s not because a technology is available that it should be used, the goal is on the opposite to look for the biggest tech common denominator to reach out to the largest number of users.

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Frugal Innovation: can we Jugaad innovation over here?

With Jugaad innovation, frugality is the new wealth. But frugal innovation might not be so easy to implement in developed societies. Collaborative platforms, and the use of APIs could be the way forward for companies. At individual and community level, FabLab is an opportunity to Jugaad innovation in our own way.

Enablers of the Digital World: African street-innovation (2/2)

For international Telcos, the challenge is to embellish the network with services and APIs . To capture local patterns, going in the field and meeting with local mobile app makers and entrepreneurs, connecting trends to innovation Labs, and desiging bespoke enablers, testing, learning and iterating with developers community, are the ingredients of the right formula.