Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Aug 31, 2009
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Organization that developed the Tool: 
Main Contact: 
Drew Cogbill
Problem or Need: 

International communication is complicated and expensive, especially for US immigrants and their loved ones living in other countries.  Pigeon allows users to communicate easily, affordibly, and more often.

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Brief Description: 

Pigeon is a voice-based social network for people with limited technological access and even limited literacy. With Pigeon, a person can record a one-minute voice message telling their world what's up and broadcast that message to a group of their choosing.

Tool Category: 
App resides and runs on a server
Key Features : 
  • Provides a single one minute slot for users to record a message for broadcast
  • Enables phone-agnostic group communication
  • Enables social networking via a phone call
  • Does not require literacy to participate 
Main Services: 
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Mobile Social Network/Peer-to-peer
Display tool in profile: 
Tool Maturity: 
Under development/pre-launch
All phones -- Voice
Current Version: 
Program/Code Language: 
Number of Current End Users: 
Under 100
Number of current beneficiaries: 
Under 100
Languages supported: 
English, Spanish
Handsets/devices supported: 
Any phone
Is the Tool's Code Available?: 
Is an API available to interface with your tool?: 
Global Regions: 

Nokia and Vodafone Launch Mobile Knowledge for Social Change

Posted by KatrinVerclas on Jun 20, 2007

Nokia and Vodafone have launched a new wiki, Share Ideas, designed to help share ideas about how to use mobile phones for civil society. Please check it out!