Lo-Fi eReader App Brings Digital Books To The Developing World
Over 1 billion non-smartphone users can have access to free e-books through Worldreader's new platform.
In an effort to reach out to roughly 80% of the population of numerous African countries who own a feature phone, Worldreader capitalized on using feature phone technology by launching the Worldreader beta app. Worldreader Beta can be accessed via biNu, an app that essentially turns a feature phone into a smartphone by enabling access to Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other compatible sites through cloud-based data compression technology. With the Worldreader app on feature phones, users can have access to a wide variety of e-books for free, including books by African publishers that Worldreader is converting into digital format.