Funzi was showcased at the official Account Kit Basic launch April 18 at Facebook’s F8 – Facebook Developer Conference. Account Kit Basic is a more convenient way to sign up to Funzi and other services by using only your phone number.
F8 gathers together a global developer community to learn about new features, best practices, and ways to make the world more open and connected.
In Funzi’s mobile-only audience, the new sign up method has been received amazingly well, already during the first week producing higher registration numbers than previous methods, especially among users of FreeBasics by Internet.org. FreeBasics is an initiative by Facebook, providing access to a subset of mobile Internet services at no data cost to end users in more than 60 countries.