Train for Emerging Mkts Challenge
Train to imagine the possibilities in the Emerging Markets Challenge, one of the categories in the Calling All Innovators competition. Get involved in defining and creating services for the Next Billion mobile users.
First, think big.
What can you create that will improve the lives of millions? Maybe something as simple as an application that allows them to connect with their community radio station, in their local language, even if there are hundreds of local languages to implement.
Next, think impact
It does not require the smartest of smartphones to make a big impact. In fact, your application or service will reach more people if it requires less capability from the device and the network.
Here is a code snippet that shows how to use SMS as a data bearer when the user has no data connection available.