Fundi – Traveler’s Guide to South Africa

Fundi is a mobile web guide to businesses, events and attractions throughout South Africa. Listings, which include click to call numbers and in most cases a description and address, are organized by city or town as well as by topic area. South Africa is expecting a massive influx of visitors for the FIFA World Cup next year and guides like Fundi should be popular. The well designed site is generally easy to use. Fundi is a new site and businesses … Continue reading

New Carnival of the Mobilists

Be sure to check out the latest Mobilist’s Carnival. It’s at All About where Steve Litchfield of The Smartphones Show and 3-Lib fame is making a surprise appearance as guest host. There’s a lot of new and hot stuff this week including first looks at Nokia’s 5800 and N79  and coverage of the recent “Future of Mobile” conference. There are also product reviews of the T-Mobile G1, “FastLane Street Racing” for the iPhone and my own examination of the … Continue reading

Soccer Laduma – A Rich Mobile Experience

Soccer Laduma ( is yet another new African based mobile website.  It’s the mobile web edition of a weekly newspaper that’s the country’s largest soccer publication.  South Africa has  twice as many people using the mobile web as the fixed web so it’s no surprise that Soccer Laduma’s four month old mobile site gets more traffic than its fixed web counterpart. The site is very rich in features yet is easy to navigate.  The front page is simple and fast … Continue reading

Ten African Mobile News Sites

Last month I wrote a post, Explosion in African Mobile Browsing about the rapid adoption of the mobile web in many African countries.  Opera Mini Traffic from the continent is up 180% since the beginning of the year, Admob reported huge gains from several African nations and I’ve seen 88% growth in African traffic to in the last three months I took that as a cue to try and find some African mobile news sites to add to the … Continue reading