Praekelt Foundation builds open source, scalable mobile technologies and solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in poverty. Our programmes have reached over 50 million people across 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Foundation was founded in early 2007 by Gustav Praekelt and Robin Miller in response to the opportunities created by the rapid and unprecedented spread of mobile phones across Africa. Gustav, a digital entrepreneur and obsessive technologist, recognised how many of the mobile technologies his consultancy developed could be used to give communities access to services and information which had previously been inaccessible.
Our Python Projects
Jmbo is a CMS built on Django enabling you to rapidly build multilingual web and mobi sites with the minimum amount of code and customization. Say Jmbo (that’s Jaambo) to a new way of creating and publishing content for mobile phones!
A super-scalable conversation engine for delivering SMSes, star menus and chat messages. It’s event-driven and built on top of Twisted, RabbitMQ and Riak and comes with a great set of unit tests.