Emerginov is a software solution produced by Orange Labs. It incorporates multiple open source software components and enables the development of applications based on SMS or on vocal interfaces.
Together with mobile-embedded technologies, the solution can provide simple services, giving the mobile user access to expertise or to content in different fields such as health, agriculture and trade.
By opening up the code, Orange is following through on its commitment to providing innovation players in Africa with a set of customized open tools enabling rapid prototyping of services over telecom networks.
The programme is hosted by the OW2 consortium, an open source forge devoted to middleware of which Orange is a founding member. With Emerginov, Orange's ambition is to co-build a library of license-free micro-services in order to nurture the dissemination of ideas originating in the field to mobile users.
Orange’s Emerginov platform is already used for competitive programming as well as research contracts with African universities (University of Dakar, ESMT and Université Gaston Berger in Senegal, University of Technology and University of Mauritius, and the University of Botswana).
Emerginov is also used extensively in connection with cooperative projects with NGOs and local and international institutional players, including: