Out of Africa: the top 5 mobile inventions
Tags: Africa, Fundamo, JamiiX, Kenya, M-Pesa, mobile, Mxit, Nigeria, South Africa, Ushahidi
Africa and mobile technology are a match made in heaven. Mobile technology has allowed hundreds of thousands of people to leapfrog traditional, and poorly implemented, wired telecommunications to be able to communicate over vast distances. Add in to the mix the necessity to find innovative ways to get around constraints, plus the MacGyver-ish ability to take bits and pieces of one thing and build something else, and its not surprising that so many mobile inventions have come out of the continent.