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VU ICT4D symposium 2017 Chris van Aart

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VU ICT4D symposium 2017 Chris van Aart

  1. 1. Killer application  “any system that is so necessary or desirable that it proves the core value of some larger technology,… A killer app can substantially increase sales of the platform that it runs on.”  Example:  Google Maps on iPhone / Android with GPS  News and Weather SMS Subscription services  Email, Skype, What’s app  Electronic Banking and Money Management  Movie Showtimes and Ticketing VisiCalc, the earliest generally agreed example of a killer application. (‘90s)
  2. 2. 3 April 1973
  3. 3. Mr. Jiri and Mr. Sanji Semantic Sustainable Land Management
  4. 4. Sustainable Land Management
  5. 5. Developing apps for and in Africa  Why: improve work and life with ICT  Whom: Farmers and NGOs  What: mobile (Android) apps  How: understand, engineer, deploy and enhance
  6. 6. Lessons learned  (my) Culture  Organization  (identifiable) Techno push  Rural conditions  Devices  Infrastructure
  7. 7. Organisation Problème Solution avec TIC Avantages
  8. 8. Organisation Problème Difficile Collection Information … Solution avec TIC Téléphone / Voix Avantages Distance Rapide Stabile
  9. 9. Organisation Problème Education Revendir Solution avec TIC Mobile « App » Avantages Distance Facile Stabile (Amusant)
  10. 10. Mr . Jiri
  11. 11. Compter des arbres (Mr. Jiri)
  12. 12. Enhancements
  13. 13. Mr. Sanji (Mr. Rain)  Rainy season  May/June to September  600 and 900 millimeters of rainfall  Dry Season (harmattan )
  14. 14. Finding Water
  15. 15. Global Weather http://meteo.w4ra.org
  16. 16. Geometry Name Owner Location Rainfall Date Comment Media Observation
  17. 17.  Why: improve work and life with ICT  Whom: Farmers and NGOs  What: mobile (Android) apps  How: understand, engineer, deploy and enhance Developing apps for and in Africa
  18. 18. Lessons learned  (my) Culture  Organization  (identifiable) Techno push  Rural conditions  Devices  Infrastructure
  19. 19. @w4ra.org

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