Mobile technology is one of the fastest growing areas of digital technology. And developing applications for social change is following apace.
Our next Net Tuesday on June 2 will be about mobile applications for social change. Again, we’ll be meeting at Buffalo Billiards, 118 Chestnut Street. We’ll start gathering at 6:00 PM, and the program itself will begin between 6:30 and 6:45. RSVP on Meetup.
What does mobile technology for social change mean?
Ivan and Seth will discover part of the answer attending the 4th annual NetSquared Conference (N2Y4) in San Jose May 25–26, which is featuring a number of mobile projects, competing for $50,000 in prize money to further their development. (This page provides ways to follow along with the conference.) Ivan and Seth will report back on what we thought were the most interesting projects.
And, we also want to hear your thoughts and experiences (and hopes) about using mobile technology for social change. If you know of any local projects in this arena, please let us know. If you think it’s interesting, please come and share your perspectives.
The featured projects at N2Y4 include:
- Agricultural Market Information Service (AMIS) Project
- DatAgro: Increasing the Yield of Latin American Farming Cooperatives
- Digital Democracy’s Handheld Human Rights
- FrontlineSMS + Cell Alert = FrontlineSMS Alerts
- FrontlineSMS:Medic – SMS for Medical Records and Mobile Lab Diagnostics
- IJCentral: A Movement to Support Global Rule of Law
- Local SMS Community Newsletter for Promotion of Self-Employment
- PublicStuff–The Craigslist for Local Government Interaction!
- SeeClickFix: Report Non-emergency Local Problems and Collaborate to Solve Them
- The Extraordinaries — On-demand crowdsourcing volunteerism via smartphones
- VozMob: Mobile Voices/Voces Moviles
So come, bring your mobile device, and discover and talk about how these little machines are starting to play their part in improving the world.