Archive for July, 2010

Design ideas for Yoza

Here is a selection of the first logo ideas and colour schemes for the Yoza mobisite, the forthcoming m-novel library. Comments welcome!

Samsung E250

Samsung E250 (128px wide)

Nokia 6680

Nokia 6680 (176px wide)

iPhone

iPhone

Mobile book logo

Mobile book logo

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m4Lit on the BBC (again!) and at the World Bank

BBC World ServiceJune was a good month for m4Lit. We were featured on the BBC for the second time: Steve Vosloo was interviewed on the World Service radio programme Digital Planet (listen live). The episode featured other interesting ICT projects in Cape Town — definitely worth a listen.

The World Bank’s infoDev programme held it’s annual symposium in Washington DC and Steve Vosloo was invited to sit on a panel to discuss the m4Lit project. The symposium was called Clean Green and Mobile – Making Technology Work for the Poor. There was a high level of interest in the project and it’s findings.

Design brief for Yoza logo

The m4Lit project is expanding: our goal is to build a mobile library of stories of multiple genres — called Yoza — that is available to teens not only in South Africa, but ultimately throughout Africa.

Yoza needs a logo — here is the design brief. All comments welcome.

m4Lit in The Daily Maverick

Mobile books the South African way is a piece written by Mandy de Waal in The Daily Maverick about m4Lit.