Tag: 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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Run a startup like Bruce Lee

Run a startup like Bruce Lee

Presented a short presentation at an ICT incubator networking event in Port Elizabeth, South Africa talking about startups and lessons we can learn from Bruce Lee. Below is the presentation and the talk was inspired by another legend Sheraan Amod’s post “When Effectiveness trumps Efficiency”. Start-up Lessons from Bruce Lee from Marlon Parker

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Out of Africa: JamiiX in Top 5 Mobile Innovations from Africa

Out of Africa: JamiiX in Top 5 Mobile Innovations from Africa

JamiiX was identified as one of the top 5 mobile innovations from Africa on the VOMO website. We are really honoured to be highlighted alongside Ushahidi, Fundamo, MXit (JamiiX Parner) and M-Pesa. Although the journey for JamiiX is only 12 months old we have really enjoyed it and looking forward expanding our user-base to beyond …

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What do you call two Africans who crossed the Pacific Ocean?

What do you call two Africans who crossed the Pacific Ocean?

Ever heard those “What do you call jokes…” before? Well if you had to ask what you call when two Africans cross the Pacific Ocean then the answer is simple…. you get World Domination and Collaboration. Over the last few months RLabs and NaiLab have been in discussions about a partnership since our first meeting …

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Mobile GeoMapping

Mobile GeoMapping

Over the next few weeks I will be highlighting some interesting technology products that are useful for development and empowerment. This week’s technology of note is PoiMapper. PoiMapper is a mobile POI data collection and sharing solution developed for affordable GPS-enabled feature phones. PoiMapper makes fieldwork more efficient and reliable and improves the capability to …

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Top 5 mobile handset brands in the last decade

Top 5 mobile handset brands in the last decade

An interesting infographic by Vision Mobile highlighted the increase of competition by handset manufacturers for being the industry leader in this growing mobile market. It also confirms the research report done by RLabs that Nokia have been a dominating force in the mobile handset market. But with a huge influx of smartphones and with so …

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Knight News Challenge: WHAT’S YOUR IDEA?

Knight News Challenge: WHAT’S YOUR IDEA?

The Knight News Challenge enables innovators to pursue their dreams and experiment with news and information projects. KNIGHT NEWS CHALLENGE WINNERS advance the future of news by launching new ways to digitally inform local communities. For the 2011 challenge, four new categories were chosen to help harness and accelerate the entrepreneurial energy in the field. …

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Visit to Finland

Visit to Finland

Well it has been a few months since my last visit to Finland but I will be making my way back to one of my favourite countries in the world tomorrow. I will be staying in Helsinki and this visit has such an exciting iternary that includes visits to Aalto University, University of Applied Science, …

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