Posts Tagged ‘software’

A Mobile App Maker In The Extreme

{ Posted on Nov 23 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
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The Extreme North of Cameroon is aptly named for a variety of reasons, apart from being the remote northern terminus of the country. It is, in many respects, a land of extremes with a vastly different character from the ...Read More »

Avoiding the Zone of Suck with the 80/20 Rule

{ Posted on Sep 21 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
Most people are familiar with the concept behind the 80/20 rule or Pareto Principle. It generally states that 20% of a population consumes 80% of the resources. It’s attributed to a 19th century Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto, who ...Read More »

iYam.mobi – Africa’s Mobile Directory

{ Posted on Apr 09 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
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It’s no secret that mobile devices are the predominant mode of telephony in almost every African country. In a continent of one billion people, the number of African mobile subscribers today is estimated to be around 300 million, representing ...Read More »

The Virtues of Small Software

{ Posted on Mar 09 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
Essayist, poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson had this to say on the subject of beauty: We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of ...Read More »

Kiva and the Case For Nonprofit Open APIs

{ Posted on Feb 10 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
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Recently, Kiva announced the official launch of the Kiva API and a new developer website, build.kiva.org. This is a smart move for them, as freely opening up their micro-lending database both increases data interoperability with their partners and fosters ...Read More »