Getting Started with Localizations and bringing Audiopedia to Smart Feature Phones
By Felicitas Heyne - Founder
Audiopedia on Feature Phones
Your kind donations to our project have allowed us to focus our localization efforts on three major Indian languages: Hindi, Urdu and Bengali. We chose those languages, as two of them are also the main languages in Pakistan and Bangladesh respectively. The total number of people that speak those languages are 615 million for Hindi, 265 million for Bengali and 170 million for Urdu. We expect to finish the recording of at least two of those languages by the end of March. The recorded contents will the be published on our platform Audiopedia.io
In addition to this, we have explored a complete new and very promising way of disseminating our educational audio contents in this region: smart feature phones! Smart feature phones represent an entirely new category of devices that have the power to guide the more than two billion feature phone users toward more advanced, efficient technology. They are based on an operating system called KaiOS. KaiOS promises to bring modern apps such as WhatsApp to people who never owned a smartphone. Thus, its interface is designed for the so-called dumbphones with physical keys and non-touch screens. The latest smart feature phone was just released in Pakistan for US$ 11 ...
We have already adapted our current Audiopedia App for smart feature phones - and it's fantastic! This will surely help us to scale our impact substantially.
Thank you so much for you great support! We could do nothing without your loyal and dependable help!
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