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Designing for new cellphone users in Burma - Home | Spark with Nora Young | CBC Radio
"Just a few years ago, cellphones were a rarity reserved for the elite in Burma (also known as Myanmar). But now, they've exploded in popularity.

Spark checks in with a design team working on a digital communications tool for rural farmers there. Lauren Serota and Taiei Harimoto talk about how, because so many people in Burma are new to cell technology, they don't have the biases the rest of us have built up about how the technology is "supposed" to work. We also learn about novel uses for cellphones as income generators, and in the recent election.

[via: ". @ProximityDesign design lead Taiei & @studio_d_rad design director @serota in this interview on mobile Myanmar "

"Myanmar is leapfrogging: People use Viber for calling and Facebook for messaging with no precedent for telephony. "

"In Myanmar, we don’t need to abide by design patterns that have been set by 30 years of digital technology.” "

"Designing services unencumbered by legacy technologies, such as telephones, banks, stable electricity, y'know that kind of stuff." ]
mobile  phones  myanmar  burma  2015  cellphones  telephony  leapfrogging  technology  viber  facebook  messaging  voicecalls 
december 2015 by robertogreco
"It’s beautiful.
Visually rich, clean, and elegant, Wire delivers a communication experience like no other. Write, talk, share pictures, music and video with people on phones, tablets and desktops — Wire is thoughtfully designed. For your every thought.

It’s pure.
With Wire you can easily move from messages and pictures to HD voice. Wire’s pristine audio quality makes it feel as if the people you are speaking to are right there with you.

It’s happening.
Photos on Wire display beautifully inline, SoundCloud music and YouTube videos blend nicely with text and pictures. So you can share your nicest moments, in the moment.

It’s everywhere.
Phone, desktop or tablet — Wire goes where you go. Wire for browsers will be available soon.

It’s on.
Wire is perfect for staying connected with any group. Create a conversation, name it as you wish, and add people — your groups will be taking off whether they’re about work, family or fun. Oh, and Wire groups are full democracy."

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communication  applications  android  iphone  ios  skype  qik  janusfriis  chat  texting  telephony  conversation  groupchat  2014  multimedia  voice  slack  email  ios8  osx  mac  messaging 
december 2014 by robertogreco
Brave New Phone Call — Backchannel — Medium
"Ray Ozzie’s new app Talko hopes to give people their voices back"

"While Talko offers a number of compelling features, one in particular is destined for controversy: it stores all conversations by default. Unless you are being bugged by the FBI, the spoken words of a phone call have always disappeared as soon as the sound subsided. In that sense, traditional telephony is more ephemeral than Snapchat. But Talko calls are persistently available, like email or texts."
talko  communication  phones  email  chat  applications  ios  rayozzie  2014  conversation  texting  telephony  voicemail  slack 
december 2014 by robertogreco
The Secret Gestural Prehistory of Mobile Devices [via:]
"The Secret Gestural Prehistory of Mobile Devices is cultural anthropology. It seeks to recover those moments of intuitive prehensile dexterity, when the famous and the ordinary alike felt the unconscious desire to occupy their hands for an as yet unknown purpose. Like Roy Neary's obsession with the image of Devil's Tower in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), this gesture was vague, uncanny and compelling. It is the intimation in images of a gestural second nature to come."
mobilecomputing  communication  history  telephony  humor  photography  art  anthropology  mobile  phones  cellphones  gestures  from delicious
november 2010 by robertogreco
Google Voice Can Now Take Control Of Your Mobile Voicemail
Tonight Google is launching a third option, a new feature that allows mobile users to move their voicemail away from their carrier and over to Google Voice. The benefits: your mobile voicemails go into your Google Voice inbox along with other voicemails and text messages, plus you can create custom greetings for callers and your voicemails are all automatically transcribed (sometimes hilariously). There are a few steps that have to be completed that vary based on the carrier and phone that you use. But if you are really trying to move over to Google Voice, it’s worth it. When it’s all set up, voicemail messages from people who call your mobile number (not your Google Voice number) will be taken over by Google Voice. That makes them much easier to listen to, or read."
googlevoice  mobile  phones  voicemail  telephony  voice  google 
october 2009 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | | A blog about technology from BBC News | Mobiles bridge physical and digital worlds
""w/17 phones sold every second the Finnish firm is bigger than Microsoft, Linux & arguably more influential than Google...visited scientists, researchers at lab in Palo Alto to talk about future of mobile phones in 3-8+years...shown three projects"
Nokia  future  research  technology  mobile  phones  computing  telephony  location  awareness  gps  via:grahamje  nanotechnology 
march 2008 by robertogreco
ooVoo - Free Video Conferencing and Video Messaging
"ooVoo is the next evolution in online communication — a remarkably easy way to have a face-to-face video conversation with friends, family or colleagues, no matter where they are in the world."
business  chat  collaboration  p2p  phone  conferencing  skype  telephony  voip  free  freeware  windows  mac  osx  online 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Telco 2.0: Nokia’s dilemma: operator friend or foe?
"a mobile phone is an adequate “social presence” device with lots of room to grow; a weak information transfer device, with lots of potential; a fantastic device for capturing personal narrative; but only average at enabling the consumption of persona
socialnetworking  business  nokia  services  mobile  phones  presence  strategy  ovi  telephony  ambientintimacy  storytelling  narrative  social  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  networks  networking  everyware  hardware 
october 2007 by robertogreco
ooma: - Own your Dialtone & Kick the Monthly Phone Bill Habit for Good.
"Plug in your sleek, white ooma devices and you can wave goodbye to monthly phone bills for unlimited calling in the US!. All you need is a high-speed internet connection and a plain old telephone handset and you're ready to start calling and stop paying.
phones  ooma  telephony  devices  broadband  voip 
september 2007 by robertogreco

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