Apps, Apps and more Apps! There seems to be a mobile app for almost anything, from entertainment, sports, business, religion, and the list is endless. The innovation of mobile apps has added the value of having a good mobile phone that can handle an installable application. With the java platform having the highest market share in installable apps platform(over 1 billion mobile phones), it brings in a good opportunity for developers to come up with apps for almost everything.
But how does these innovations come in handy for the developing world? It is a fact that there are more mobile phones than computers in any developing nation. In this case, the mobile phone becomes the ‘computing device’ of choice for any process that might require automation or efficiency using technology.
Areas such as agriculture, mining, industry, manufacturing, energy and tourism are some of the major economic sectors in developing nations. Most of these are marred with inefficiencies that could be tackled by simple mobile apps that could be almost effortless to develop by most mobile application developers. Amazingly, the stakeholders in these sectors may not be aware that it is possible to develop mobile applications that can solve some critical problems they have been facing over the decades. It is then upon to the developers to approach the stakeholders in this economic sectors and make them aware of the power of the very mobile phone they already own.
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Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Viktor E. Frankl