I am back from a nice holiday and I really look forward to post a couple of times per week in here again!
So, what post should I break the ice with?
I want to follow up on my post about apps in Africa, where I describe the enormous potential of apps in Africa (as developer and user). Amongst other I jot down: “…information exchange with doctors and vets…” as one of the ideas that I forecast would have a possitive impact on owners of animals.
Well, meet iCow!
iCow is a mobile service that in a cost efficient way connects small scale farmers with useful information about getting the best out of your cow(s).
iCow has won ‘Best African Mobile App’ and could be a brilliant example of Reverse innovation where an innovation sees light of day in the developing world first before spreading to the developed world (I write ‘could be’, because a similar service might already exist in the developed world?).
In Denmark, where I live, there is a lively debate about loooong waiting hours in the emergency room – how many waiting in front of you could have been helped via an extended service like this (utilizing MMS, chat, etc.)?
Have you seen some cool apps in/from Africa that we should know of??