With technology being a realm of infinite possibility, it is always a pleasant surprise to learn of someone doing something extra-ordinary in this sector.
This week, I turn my attention to two Nigerian brothers who have developed an app that is both innovative and access friendly.
13 and 15 year old brothers Anesi and Osine Ikhianosime have created an Android-based web browsing app that seemingly rivals the power and functionality of Google Chrome.
Continue reading “African Innovators: Crocodile Browser Lite”
Last week, I spoke about how digital tools can be used to help raise awareness and funding for certain community based projects and social work.
This week, we look at G.E.M., a South African app that rewards people for taking time out to volunteer. Yes, you read that right. This app gives YOU a reward for giving back to your community. Continue reading “G.E.M: Giving back for giving back”
When you talk about issues of access you are touching on something that effects the everyday citizen.
With this in mind I wondered how the digital space has changed access for people that want to do community work as well as those in certain communities. After all, the divide between the community and others is the gap we are trying to close. Continue reading “Digital Community Engagement”
After a conversation reminiscing about the good ‘ol days before university life, someone brought something interesting to my attention. This year, a number of South African schools went paperless in line with the Gauteng Department of Education’s The Big Switch On. Continue reading “South African schools go digital”
What happens when opportunity and luck meet? You get to attend media conference right before your final year exam.
As exhausted as I was after all of it, it was completely worth the experience as a number of local and international media buffs came together to talk all about South Africa’s digital media landscape. Continue reading “Recap: Menell Media Exchange 2015”
I couldn’t let the week pass by without paying mention to a rather cool development in the realm of access.
While you may be as shocked as I was to learn that Senegalese-American Akon is not just another pop star, I was pleasantly surprised to hear of his solar academy venture which is a smart way of using our own resources for sustainable development. Continue reading “Salute for Solar”
Net Neutrality has been a buzzword in some circles for quite some time. Not without its reasons, it could be the solution that we need when speaking of issues of access and internet use.
Continue reading “Net Neutrality: An Avenue to Access?”