Aptivate is a
UKbased NGOand not-for-profit organisation. It provides IT services for international development. It is notable for developing the open-source"Loband" website service. Formed on 1 December 2003; until December 2006it was known as "Aidworld". [ [http://www.aptivate.org/News.html Aptivate news site] ] [ [http://www.bond.org.uk/database/members/default.asp?strRequest=memberdetails&intOrgID=3748 BOND Directory] ]
Originally named "Aidbase", developed in
2004, Loband is a service that simplifies web pages allowing them to download faster over slow Internet connections, particularly those in poor countries. [ [http://www.aptivate.org/Projects.Loband.html The Loband Project] ]
* Awarded £75,000 DTI SMART Award.
* Loband (then called Aidbase) pilot project in Kenya.
* Aidworld begins the Email Service project with ARM,
* Loband version 2 implemented.
* The email service (later rebranded as Enclusion) launches at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia.
* Publishes guidelines for low bandwidth friendly websites.
* Aidworld renamed Aptivate.
* Network for Information and Digital Access (NIDA) Website Launch
INASP-backed web design guidelines produced. [ [http://www.aptivate.org/webguidelines/Guidelines.html low bandwidth web design guide] ]
* Interface project for
UNFAOand WHO's research access programmes commences.
* [http://www.ewb-uk.org/programmes/placements/2008/Aptivate engineers without borders uk]
* [http://ictupdate.cta.int/en/links/web_resources/aptivate_guide ictupdate]
* [http://www.itu.int/partners/project.asp?lang=en&id=12 ITU partners]
* [http://www.bgdd.org Bridging the Global Digital Divide]
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