<ul><li>M.I.T.,  Africa, & Mobile Telephones. </li></ul>Nathan Eagle, PhD Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of T...
Who Uses Mobile Phones?
Why Africa? <ul><li>Africa:  fastest growing mobile phone market in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Underserved mobile softwa...
EPROM: Entrepreneurial Programming and Research on Mobiles <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Research  </li></ul><ul><li...
EPROM:  Education Developing the Curriculum... <ul><li>Python for Rapid Prototyping </li></ul><ul><li>SMS  Bootcamp </li><...
EPROM:  Research <ul><li>mDSS - Mobile Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Sim-Based App Dev </li></ul><ul><li>Realty Mining Africa...
EPROM:  Entrepreneurship Mobile Application Development <ul><li>SMS Gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Air Time Regulator </li></ul...
Get Involved. Nathan Eagle [email_address] Photos from Rapid Mobile App Prototyping, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya O...
 
EPROM:  Education Python for Rapid Prototyping... <ul><li>Cross Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source  </li></ul><ul><li>...
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    1. 1. <ul><li>M.I.T., Africa, & Mobile Telephones. </li></ul>Nathan Eagle, PhD Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Adjunct Associate Professor, CTIT, Ethiopia Fulbright Lecturer, University of Nairobi, Kenya
    2. 2. Who Uses Mobile Phones?
    3. 3. Why Africa? <ul><li>Africa: fastest growing mobile phone market in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Underserved mobile software market. </li></ul><ul><li>10,000’s of computer scientists graduating every year… </li></ul>
    4. 4. EPROM: Entrepreneurial Programming and Research on Mobiles <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul>http://mit.edu/eprom
    5. 5. EPROM: Education Developing the Curriculum... <ul><li>Python for Rapid Prototyping </li></ul><ul><li>SMS Bootcamp </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Phone Programming for Entrepreneurs </li></ul>
    6. 6. EPROM: Research <ul><li>mDSS - Mobile Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Sim-Based App Dev </li></ul><ul><li>Realty Mining Africa </li></ul><ul><li>SMS Bloodbank </li></ul><ul><li>BoonaNet </li></ul>
    7. 7. EPROM: Entrepreneurship Mobile Application Development <ul><li>SMS Gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Air Time Regulator </li></ul><ul><li>Stolen Car Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Business Directories </li></ul><ul><li>Electricity Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Weather Forecasts </li></ul><ul><li>MoSoko (Craig’s List) </li></ul><ul><li>Crush Lists... </li></ul>
    8. 8. Get Involved. Nathan Eagle [email_address] Photos from Rapid Mobile App Prototyping, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya October 12, 2007
    9. 10. EPROM: Education Python for Rapid Prototyping... <ul><li>Cross Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Successful (Google, NASA, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Scripting Language </li></ul><ul><li>Extending and embedding abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Good standard library </li></ul><ul><li>Reasonable memory footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Access to full phone functionality… </li></ul>Image from: Michele Marchetti, “Python brings application ideas to life” NRC 2004 import appuifw appuifw.note(u’Hello World!’)
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