WorldReader App

More than 1 in 3 adults cannot read in sub-Saharan Africa, yet almost every home there has access to at least one mobile phone, according to USAID. Developing nations are among the fastest growing mobile markets in the world, but literacy is still a big problem.  reported by Parmy Olson in this post at Forbes

Worldreader Mobile just launched out of “beta” mode. About a year ago it partnered with biNu, a mobile app platform for feature phones in developing countries, so that its Worldreader Mobile app would appear on the home screen. David Risher, a former executive at Amazon and co-founder of non-profit organization Worldreader Mobile, says that in the last year about 500,000 people accessed the app in beta. He hopes to get that number to 1 million by the end of 2014.