More often than not, mobile app development focuses on the newest whiz bang technology for the coolest new handsets. (That’s right. I said “whiz bang.” I’m not afraid.) But what about building apps for people in regions with emerging technology?
That’s where Mobile Portland will focus, this month, with a talk entitled Mobile Apps for Coffee Farmers: 10 Lessons Learned in the Field.
It’s hard to build mobile apps. But it’s even harder to build them them for people very different from yourself – in this case, coffee farmers in Tanzania. How do you go about building an app for someone who’s never before used a computer, smartphone, or tablet? How do you convince a farmer to use your app when you speak different languages, come from different contexts, and have different needs? How can you ensure that your app is creating a lasting, positive impact?
Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? So what are you waiting for?
Meet with all of your peers in the mobile scene, Monday night at 6:00PM. As always, Mobile Portland is hosted by Urban Airship.
For more information or to RSVP, visit Mobile Portland.
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I agree, it is very difficult to build an app for someone else. I find many business owners want to change things time and time again. I finally had to limit the number of changes I would make to their app! Otherwise, it would never be done.
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