Aptivate is a UK based NGO and 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 2006 it was known as Aidworld.
Aptivate is a member of the Humanitarian Centre.
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.
- Awarded £75,000 DTI SMART Award.
- Loband (then called Aidbase) pilot project in Kenya.
- 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.
- Interface project for UNFAO and WHO's research access programmes commences.
See also 
- "Aptivate news site". Aptivate.org. 1 December 2004. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
- "BOND Directory". Bond.org.uk. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
- "The Loband Project". Aptivate.org. Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
- "low bandwidth web design guide". Aptivate.org. Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010.