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