We describe the Buzzenger project, a mobile phone based missed-call-duration interpretation project that makes use of a time-sliced messaging communication protocol useful for transmitting small data packets that can form complete messages at no cost. This project takes the basic beeping habits (missed calling/flashing) and extends them into a formalized messaging protocol. This can be particularly useful for sending small structured messages at no cost where useful applications can be developed for emergency situations, feedback, etc. where the user doesn’t have sufficient funds (phone credit) to place a call or send an SMS.
An ecosystem development driven approach to the enhancement of the ICT sector so as to harness the maximum benefits of technology in development, within emerging market settings.
Ph.D (Candidate) Computer Science, M.Sc Technology and Policy, B.Sc Business Information Technology.