[author]Today sees the launch of an exciting new initiative - FrontlineSMS:Medic - by a growing team of students mobilising around the practical application of mobile technology in global healthcare delivery. FrontlineSMS:Medic combines Josh Nesbit’s pioneering work on “Mobiles in Malawi” with a mobile version of OpenMRS — an open source medical records system — … [Read more...] about Mobile + open source = medical diagnoses on the fly
Archives for February 2009
[author]Mobile fundraising is taking off — or so at least hope nonprofits hard hit by the economic downturn. Organizations are looking for a new channel for people to give on the spot, wherever they are, with their phones and a quick text message. Mobile giving via SMS in the United States and many other parts of the world, has been out of reach because of high carrier … [Read more...] about How does mobile giving work?
Amanda Rose at the London Twestival Photo by @mikebutcher [author]The Twestival combined online twitter fundraising with a groundswell of offline self organized events in 202 cities around the world on February 12. This world-wide fundraiser, with a $1 million fundraising goal, brought together the Twitter community for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for … [Read more...] about Amanda Rose’s reflections on Twestival
[author]A couple of weeks ago - in “The long tail revisited” - I briefly touched on the topic of “myths in the social mobile space.” It wasn’t the major focus of the post, but as is often the case it kicked off a completely separate discussion, one which took place largely off-blog in the Twitterverse and via email. I’ve been thinking more about it since, particularly as the … [Read more...] about Social mobile: Myths and misconceptions