Life, a new initiative by KaiOS to Help First-Time Internet Users Make the Most of Mobile Internet Access

Barcelona, 25 February 2019 – KaiOS Technologies today announced Life, a tool for users of KaiOS-powered smart feature phones across Africa and South East Asia to better leverage their internet access and make the most of the digital resources at their disposal. In line with Kai’s mission to help close the digital divide, Life will come pre-installed on most KaiOS-powered handsets and will comprise a directory of curated content in categories like women’s empowerment, health, education, agriculture, financial inclusion, and digital skills. 


Sebastien Codeville, CEO of KaiOS Technologies, said: “The majority of people who get a KaiOS-powered phone are going online for the first time. Life helps them find digital content and services that are relevant, genuinely useful, and will make their lives easier.” 


Life was built following extensive research by the Kai team and involves collaborations with a number of organizations that support the platform in the form of content, apps, or websites. These organizations include, Esoko, Funzi, Girl Effect, Topfarming, Wefarm, and Worldreader. As part of the Life initiative, Kai also built a Digital Skills app to help people learn the basics of the internet, with topics such as internet navigation, privacy, security, social media, and more.  


KaiOS-powered smart feature phones are rolling out across Africa through partnerships with MTN, Orange, and Ooredoo, as well as with a number of other local carriers and manufacturers. To date, more than 80 million devices powered by KaiOS have been shipped to over 100 countries. 


Kai’s mission is to bring mobile connectivity to the billions of people without internet in emerging markets, as well as to provide those in established markets with an alternative to smartphones.  


For more information on Life and partnership requests, contact Axel Meta at, or visit us at MWC in Hall 5, at booth #5G81. 


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  2. Dee

    Planning on buying a Nokia 8110. I would like to be able to use whatsup on it. Have contacted Nokia who confirmed that you can provide support.How do I go about doing this?

  3. ken

    hi, i’m using kaios phone but can’t find Life in KaiStore. Is it available in Indonesia?

    • Kai Helps

      Hello! Do you mean Life app? It is not supported in the KaiStore. Sorry about that. I will forward your request to our engineers.

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