Smartphone Apps in Agriculture

argylesock says… Here’s technology that could be very useful. I wonder how many resource-poor people are using Smartphones and how realistic it is to access the support services. Electricity for recharging, engineers for repairs and replacements.

Rakshit Agrawal

Original post at e-Agriculture – http://www.e-agriculture.org/content/smartphone-apps-agriculture

Technology has always been an important factor behind development. Even in areas where there is hardly any development, technology seems to have changed some part of it. Telecom has spread efficiently around the world. In a developing country like India, technology shows its trace in the smallest of villages. Almost everywhere now, there is a mobile tower in sight and people can be seen using mobile phones. This beautiful spread of technology has facilitated development at basic levels with the help of Information and Communication Technology.

Today with enhanced operating systems and small processor based phones, the mobile world has now become a Smartphone world. We can now see phones rich in multimedia and processing power. Most of the tasks of a computer can now be performed on a phone itself. While Smartphone dominate as the segment of most expensive phones today, they also have…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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