Developing apps for developing countries
App development for developing countries introduces a slew of new challenges: smartphones function as a user's main point of connection, local demand for use of mobile apps and web is different and the infrastructure places strict limits on users' internet data volume. In this talk we'll discuss how the mobile world looks like in developing countries: what apps are like, what are the common devices and and what are the current initiatives to increase internet connectivity. We'll then discuss further potential solutions like efficiently compressing data in the device.
Natalie is a learner, a Gopher, and a public speaker. She co-founded Connta, a mobile platform in emerging countries helping store owners go online easily, based in Nairobi. Prior to that she was a Backend Developer at adjust in Berlin and a Silicon Integration Engineer at Intel. She graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer and Software Engineering from the Technion in Israel. In her free time she is co-leading the Berlin chapters of GDG Golang and Women Techmakers, volunteering with the Tunapanda coding school in Nairobi and sailing.