There was an important report just published, in a week where 70,000 geeks are talking global tech. Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This report says, that mobile is transforming lives, particularly in the developing world, that mobile health services could help save a million loves in Africa fighting malaria, tuberculosis and the HIV. In addition, food spoils will be greatly reduced, due to proper monitoring of transport and storage facilities.
In addition, the report says, 1.8 million children could use e-readers and tablets and get education by 2017. It added that connected cars could save one in nine lives through emergency calling services and, smart metering could cut carbon emissions by 27 million tones – the equivalent of planting 1.2 billion trees.
Meanwhile, some Christian ministries are developing free ringtones and ‘Christian’ wallpapers for our mobile phones, while others have progressed thus far as to provide ‘free Christian news,’ Bible software, apps and video clips. I think Christians have not fully understood the impact and scope of the new medium yet. Somehow, our Christian world is still adapting the old content for the new framework, but is it working?
A small number of ministries are focused on mobile today. You may check some of these:
- Mobile Advance http://www.mobileadvance.org
- Mobile Ministry Magazine http://www.mobileministrymagazine.com
- Internet Evangelism Day Mobile Section http://www.internetevangelismday.com/mobile
- Create International – http://www.createinternational.com
- Indigitech – http://www.indigitech.net
Do you know of any other?