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FrontlineSMS at Opentech, September 2010

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FrontlineSMS at Opentech, September 2010

  1. 1. Britain’s digital divide ‘Four million of those who are offline are society's most disadvantaged: 39% are over 65. 38% are unemployed - 19% are adults in families with children.’
  2. 2. entrepreneurship
  3. 3. innovation
  4. 4. FrontlineSMS can • Auto-reply to SMS, auto-subscribe, forward SMS to email, or trigger another external command • FrontlineForms allows you to create simple forms for data sending from Java-enabled phones • MMS
  5. 5. FAO: FISH MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM
  6. 6. FAO: FISH MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM
  7. 7. FAO: FISH MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM
  8. 8. FAO: FISH MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM
  9. 9. CELAC: AGRICULTURAL ADVICE MARCH 2010 1ST Harvest passion fruits before shriveling and drying or pick when they fall on the ground. 8TH To control sorghum anthracnose, add 85 gms of cut garlic to 50 ml of vegetable oil, and keep for 24 hours. Add about 2 litres of water and stir. Dilute 1 part of the mixture with 9 parts of water and spray on the crops. 15TH To control sorghum downy mildew, mix 2 garlic bulbs, match-box size piece of soap into 4 mugs (0.5litres) of water and leave the mixture for 24 hours. Strain and dilute 1 part of the solution with 9 parts of water to spray infected plants. 22ND Downy mildew is a disease caused by fungi. Leaves develop pale yellow, brown patches on the top. Fungal growth maybe seen when plants are wet. To prevent, use disease-free types, crop-rotate and avoid irrigating leaf tops. 29TH Soybean maggots are pale yellowish-white seed corn pests that dig into seeds already in the soil. To prevent, plant seeds 5-7.5 cm deep in a well-prepared seed-bed. Plant at the onset of rains for quick
  10. 10. FOLESHILLFIELDS VISION PROJECT Coventry,
  11. 11. SURVIVORS CONNECT
  12. 12. First Describe your needs Faster, better, more, cheaper
  13. 13. Second Think about available infrastructure and What people already use
  14. 14. Third Choose a technology e.g. SMS, voice, GPRS, 3G, iPads, radio, PDAs, USB sticks, horns
  15. 15. Last Choose a tool!
  16. 16. @FrontlineSMS FrontlineSMS.com @laurawhudson

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