An interesting article on MIT’s website discusses how several business ventured started by its students spawned by class projects or independent work are exploring news ways of using the mobile phones for improving the day-to-day lives of people, particularly in the developing world. Applications range from mobile health-care services to agricultural and mobile payment services as well.
Many were developed as entries for business competitions, or as part of the MIT Media Lab’s NextLab program to develop mobile phone applications geared toward the developing world.
Read the full article here.
LIRNEasia’s Mobile 2.0@BOP project also seeks to explore the use of mobiles for more-than-voice services, both in terms of the regulatory conditions needed, and current applications in place. More information can be found here.