Farmerline, one of the applications developed during the second Mobile Web Ghana training program, has won a cash prize of $600. Farmerline has been adjudged as the best project among all the six projects that participated in the second competition. Farmerline is a system that furnishes the stakeholders (farmers and investors) with agricultural information to improve productivity and increase income.It focuses on three opportunities:
- Mobile information platform:farmers receive text alerts direct to their mobile phone, tailored to their location and the crops that they grow.
- Farmer helpline: farmers use their mobile phone to call a helpline staffed by an interactive voice response system (IVR) to answer the frequently asked questions (FAQs) and by agricultural experts, giving them immediate advice.
Enhancing access to markets: farmers use their phones to access market prices and also consumers will be able to get information on the agriculture products available.
iKwery project got the first runner up prize of $300. iKwery is an web-based sms application for storing and sharing digital business cards. Congratulations to the following teams who took part in the training session and presented innovative ideas for their mobile apps projects :