Thoughtful tweets from #MWEA2013 (Mobile Web East After 2013)
Nairobi, Kenya was recently host to the Mobile Web East Africa 2013, a two-day conference that brought together the Kenyan IT ecosystem – from operators to advertisers to start-ups to developers.
MWEA 2013 may have ended a week ago, but we’ve finally gotten around to gathering a few key takeaways. Keep in mind, this year’s theme revolved around content creation – especially mobile content development.
Don’t forget SMS:
So my lessons from #MWEA2013 sms is still king,mobile is where africa is,so mobile 1st/fast, and lets generate local content.
— michael Adolwa (@madolwa) February 21, 2013
— FrontlineSMS \o/ (@FrontlineSMS) February 21, 2013
Stay unique when addressing local issues:
— HumanIPO (@HumanIPO) February 22, 2013
Aim for sustainable businesses – not flashy apps:
#mwea2013 “there’s hype and then there’s business.Not every mobile app is a company, nor is every techie an entrepreneur.” Bosh.
— Matthew Dawes (@matthewdawes) February 21, 2013
Additional informative reads:
— Afrinnovator (@Afrinnovator) February 20, 2013
— VC4Africa(@VC4Africa) February 20, 2013
— Mobile Web in Africa (@mwebafrica) February 25, 2013
Stay tuned for the next next big East African tech event – PivotEast – to be held 25-26 June in Kampala, Uganda.