Using Feature Phones to Promote Literacy and Scripture Engagement
“…many of the people in the language communities in Chad do not own an Android phone. Yes, some day Android phones will be more prevalent, and their numbers are growing, albeit slowly. But we are interested in what we can do with the phones many people have right now: feature phones. Even a feature phone can be used to promote reading as well as listening to Scripture!”
Cynthia Trotter describes three different ways of promoting literacy and Scripture engagement using feature phones:
- Easy reader video books: created using PowerPoint slides, text in a large font size, with an image and audio recording for each slide. The presentation can be exported as a video and converted to a format viewable on feature phones.
- Go Bible: a Java app, usable on feature phones that support Java.
- PhotoBible: a set of pictures, each containing two or three verses.
Detailed instructions are provided in the article, which can be downloaded in both English and French.
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