The Role of Mobile Software in Uplifting Living Standards
Yes. I know that you may not be a computer guru like founder of Apple, Steve Jobs or his counterpart in Microsoft, Bill Gates, but is it too much if I ask you to try and maintain some positive energy and perspective as far as innovative technology is revolutionary to the way business is made today? Successful businesses are today automated by the power of revolutionary software which reduce the cost of doing business and increase the effectiveness in the operations of a business.
Yes. You must still be living somewhere in Mars if you don’t know that this is an era of click-baits-to-sell, it is easy to pander in the whims of the masses, and that every conceivable thought can find its way to the market. But it will take tons of brainstorming to come up with something which may tap the potential market out there.
It’s rather difficult to establish the outright market of any innovative software that you develop. It would require months, maybe years of meticulous studies of the market trends (mind you they keep changing rapidly) – taking into account the interplay of other factors, competition, people’s preferences, their disposable income et al – to conclusively find something which might not just be exciting to your market, but will help improving the lives of your clients.
Developing Revolutionary Mobile Software that Improves Livelihood
I’m a computer engineer and work as an IT specialist in a local company in my country. My wife is a farmer. In third world countries, agriculture is our main source of livelihood. One day, I arrived home to meet my wife kind of depressed. Even though that day, I don’t know after how many eons, I had passed though the local gift shop and bought a bracelet for her. Here I was at home gifting her with the bracelet, but as much as she tried to appreciate and smile back, I could see the sadness behind her smile.
I decided to give her some time to mediate as I made a cup of coffee. I then came to talk to her. Apparently, her tomatoes that she had given much attentions and efforts to were rotting in the market because of low sales. That’s depressing news. The market was over flooded with fresh tomatoes and other farm products but there were low sales. After much thought, I asked her why she couldn’t take her products to other market elsewhere, maybe in those places she they would be in high demand.
Her response – “Whom will I connect with in those markets?” It was true. How could she deduce that those markets had a higher demand for tomatoes and probable higher market value for the same? That was the basis of a revolutionary mobile software that I programmed 2 months later.
I was looking to bring buyers and sellers together through mobile. They would connect and get important information about the market, prices and also network among other myriads of information affecting the agricultural sector – regulations & policies, access of farm implements, information from research institutes, connecting with agricultural NGOs, credit facilitators etc.
Innovative Software Must Provide Solutions to Existing Problems
As you can see, I wasn’t providing a solution to make my wife happy but one which will unite both buyers and sellers; something which could improve the welfare of farmers as they connected with each other. They were at a better position of not only getting vital market information, but information pertaining to the latest research and information that could give them better farm yield.
They were also at a position to get info about credit facilities and thus make informed decisions. Did I mention that they were also at a position to do – away with unscrupulous middle-men? I never saw that coming, but it did happen.
For software to be innovative it needs to solve the myriads of problems that its users face in their day to day activities. It should be effective in delivering market information at a click and enable the users to access the info timely.
They should also provide a reference point whereby crucial information can be easily obtained, thus enabling the automation of the delivery of products and services.