Category: Mobile

A demo of our Angel service in 2009

A demo of our Angel service in 2009

Below is a demo on video of our Angel service in 2009. We have ventured far on this journey celebrating more than 300,000 people on Angel and serving more than 26 million conversations through the counseling service since officially launching early 2008. You can find a published paper on the service in the South African …

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Three lessons I’ve learned at Mxit in developing a Social Good Application

Three lessons I’ve learned at Mxit in developing a Social Good Application

Over the last few months I’ve had the privilege to work with the greatest minds in technology in South Africa at Mxit. Seeing how Mxit, Africa’s largest mobile social network, are being used for social change has always fascinated me hence for the work I’ve been doing at RLabs. It is seeing millions of people …

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The rise and fall of SMS

The rise and fall of SMS

Interesting presentation by RLabs partners mobileYouth on the rise and fall of SMS. (mobileYouth) Mobile messaging series – Part 1 – The rise and fall of SMS from Freddie Benjamin (mobileYouth)

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Maximizing Mobile for Development

Maximizing Mobile for Development

The latest World Bank report “Maximizing Mobile” analyzes the growth and evolution of applications for mobile phones, focusing on their use in agriculture, health and financial services, as well as their impact on employment and government. It also explores the consequences for development of the emerging “app economy”, summarizing current thinking and seeking to inform …

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M4D case study: Innovative solution to Zimbabwe’s change problem

M4D case study: Innovative solution to Zimbabwe’s change problem

It is always exciting to see innovative uses of mobile phones solving real-life problems. In Zimbabwe since 2009 the adoption of the mixed hard currencies monetary regime the one problem that has refused to go away is that of change. Retailers, small business owners, street vendors, bus operators and many others are struggling to keep …

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Mobile insights of South African youth

Mobile insights of South African youth

South Africa is continuing to grow as a mobile hungry nation as a recent study revealed that South Africans spend more time on their mobile phones than any other media channel. As part of our research to understand youth reactions towards advertising RLabs conducted a mobile survey to 6,812 respondents which generated some interesting findings: …

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Uusi partner with Jobberman, expanding to Nigeria and breaking milestones along the way

Uusi partner with Jobberman, expanding to Nigeria and breaking milestones along the way

RLabs have a goal to innovate, break new grounds and make a positive difference in the lives of others. One of the RLabs initiatives is the Innovation Incubator and Accelerator where we grow and nurture social enterprises. One of the social enterprises, Uusi, have confirmed a partnership with Nigeria’s largest jobs portal Jobberman and one …

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