In line with our current research focus on mobile-beyond-voice, we have been highlighting some novel information services that could be provided over the mobile. Here is another. In operation in India now.
A number of civic groups, meanwhile, have devised cellphone-based ways of informing voters about candidates for Parliament. If you text your postal code to the Association for Democratic Reforms, it will reply with candidate profiles like this:
CANDIDATE A Crim. Cases – No, Assets 175373142, Liab 0, Edu graduate_professional
CANDIDATE B Crim. Cases – Yes (1), Assets 445015617, Liab 2489959, Edu illiterate
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