Africa’s Making New Apps for Old Phones to Tap Google Blind Spot
Africa’s startups are seizing an opportunity they say Google and Apple Inc. have missed -- making apps for non-smartphones.
In a region where the average customer doesn’t own a smartphone or a bank card, hundreds of millions of people do use some kind of basic phone. That’s prompting developers to build no-frills text-based apps, keeping data consumption down and catering to specific local needs of farmers, merchants and small business owners. FULL STORY