Mobile del Mar: How Mobile App Fisher Friend Helps Fishers in India

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Mar 31, 2011. An ongoing project in coastal India is working to improve the livelihoods of “fisher folk.” A mobile app called Fisher Friend provides timely information on local fish markets, the weather, and the sea. A video about Fisher Friend suggests that, “for fishing communities, the key to livelihood is knowledge... knowledge… Continue reading Mobile del Mar: How Mobile App Fisher Friend Helps Fishers in India

Harnessing Off-Grid Power from Mobile Networks

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Dec 10, 2010. Nearly 1.6 billion people in the world live without access to electricity. This is a quarter of all humanity. At the same time, off-grid power stations from mobile towers often produce excess energy. A new initiative from the GSMA Development Fund in partnership with Lighting Africa, International Finance Corporation and World Bank, seeks… Continue reading Harnessing Off-Grid Power from Mobile Networks

From Bollywood to BBC, Bubbly is a Voice in the Audio Blogging World

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Aug 20, 2010 Bubble Motion, a provider of mobile messaging and social media applications, launched Bubbly this year in India, making strides in the mobile audio blogging world. Audio blogging is a form of blogging in which the medium is audio content. Bubbly works by call and record, and thus can… Continue reading From Bollywood to BBC, Bubbly is a Voice in the Audio Blogging World