More than 60% of smartphone users play games on their devices. Mobile gaming is therefore the platform of choice for digital inclusion.
The COMFIED mobile game is a daily inter-city tournament, played in over 4,000 cities globally. COMFIED works both offline and online. For online users, gaming content is updated daily, free of charge. COMFIED comes in 18 languages and installs into less than 2MB space. Its small size enables it to work on the lowest specification android smartphones.
The primary output is an open data map of city minds – a treasure trove for data scientists and app developers to analyze urban perspectives, migrant connections and thought processes diversity. COMFIED will enable new data mashups for urban population research and provide tools for researchers to test for efficacy of the mental cycle theory. COMFIED is “communities quantified”.
COMFIED’s entry point is a game that aims to recruit 50 million mobile chess game players.