mbillionth Award 2015

Fisher-Friend-Mobile-ApplicationProject Title : Fisher Friend Mobile Application1120_mGovernance-in-Maharashtra
Organisation: M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
Country : INDIA
Website : www.mssrf.org
Contact person: Nancy Anabel
Email: anabel@mssrf.res.in

Mobile phone penetration in rural areas in India has revolutionised information access as well as connectivity between people. While mobile phone is a boon in emergency times, it is also useful in getting real-time information related to their livelihoods Fisher Friend is a one stop application which acts as a decision support system for the fishermen folk in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Maharashtra, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

The application helps fishermen by providing them real time information coupled with forecasts. Fishermen can know about height of waves, speed of wind, direction of wind and the intensity of rainfall based on which they can take decisions about whether they should venture into the sea or not. The application uses GPS to navigate within the allowed fishing zone coordinates, warn of impending dangers and for distress calls and alerts. The application is compatible with all android operated devices. Information is available in Tamil, Telugu and English. The application has installations with an average rating of on Google Play store.

Project Title : Mobile Apps for FarmersCroplinMobile-Apps-for-Farmers
Organisation:JayalaxmiAgro Tech
Country : INDIA
Contact person: AnandBabu.C
Email: anand@jayalaxmiagrotech.com

Agri-mobile uses an offline app to impart information on agriculture and animal husbandry related subjects. It helps farmers with crop specific android mobile application.The information focusses on various crops and their nutrient or irrigational requirements. The application provides information regarding time and investment required for their yield with the predicted profit to provide and supplement decision making.

The application is not just content gathering but also supports pricing analytics and decision support system. All details and information are given through audio-visuals in English and state specific native regional languages. The app works without internet. It instead works on the MAC model which is most happening technology and brings Mobility, Analytics and Cloud together and gives it into the hands of farmer. The basic language of the app is English but information is also available in all regional languages where the app is working.

mpowerProject Title : Farmer Query System
Organisation : mPower Social Enterprises Ltd.
Country : Bangladesh
Website : www.mpower-social.com/
Contact person: Mridul Chowdhury
Email:mridul@mpower-social.com

Farmer query system is an app which was developed and is functional in Bangladesh. The system is a mobile based ICT solution where farmers can put their queries directly to the experts, through a local infomediary. The infomediaries use a smart phone based application to collect the information on the problems faced by the farmers.

They then directly send the collected information and queries through the mobile phone to a central location. The agro experts can view the collected information on a web portal and respond to the queries placed by the farmers through phone call or SMS or through emails. Solutions are available for all English and Bengali speaking farmers. The application claims that since its inception, infomediaries have recorded 700 queries of the farmers and solutions of the same have been given at a real-time basis. The application can be used by farmers on all compatible mobile phones. Farmer query system has been installed by over people and has a rating of on google play store.

Project Title : CropInCroplin
Organisation : CropIn Technology Solutions Private Limited
Website: www.cropin.co.in
Country : INDIA
Contact person: Krishna kumar
Email:krishna.kumar@cropextechnology.com
Although India is an agricultural country our farmers are not in sync with the modern day tools that can make their lives easier and better. Cropin platform is an app which envisages providing online identity to all farmers across the country. It works towards making very farmer adopt the best agricultural practices and tries to make every crop traceable.

The app also looks at ensuring quality and export worthiness. The app addresses the industry need by bridging the information asymmetry in the Agri-sector through innovative web and mobile technology. It attempts to provide a highly collaborative platform for real-time Farm Management, Monitoring and Traceability. As many farms can be monitored at the same time it saves up a lot of cost as well as time. The application is available in English as well as all other regional languages.

Project Title : Plant and track trees with “SankalpTaru G1″Sankalp-taruSankalp-taru
Organisation : SankalpTaru Foundation
Country : INDIA
Website: www.sankalptaru.org
Contact person: Apurva Bhandari
Email: apurva@sankalptaru.org
Agri-mobile uses an offline app to impart information on agriculture and animal husbandry related subjects. It helps farmers with crop specific androidmobile application. Sankalp Taru G1 is an app which gives opportunity to people who are interested in contributing towards a green society. The mobile app enables to bridge the gap between busy schedules of people and their willingness to participate towards an environment friendly country. The app helps people to plant trees from anywhere across the world at any desired location with just a few clicks.

The app adds to the green space and promotes bio-diversity in the country. Apart from the planters the app is also being used by every site- in charge at the plantation site of Sankalp Taru across India. The app also has the opportunity where the planters can calculate their carbon footprint and neutralize it as well. The basic language of the app is English and it is compatible with all android devices. According to statistics from Google Play store there are only 50-100 users at the moment but the average rating is excellent at 5.0.

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