We are in the midst of a technology revolution. More than 75% of the World's population are now mobile subscribers, and people are increasingly turning to phones as their primary web connection. Not surprisingly, mobile technologists have been designing and deploying an ever-increasing number of applications to harness this change and empower communities worldwide.
Looking from a strategic/non-technical level, this session will explore specific case studies of how NGOs are using free and open source mobile tools for a variety of applications including field reports, data collection, fundraising, capacity building, disease management, point of care treatment, medical assistance tracking, geospatial awareness, humanitarian crisis response, supply chain management, and more. Additionally, we'll look at the challenges associated with mobile development, including resources, audience, and maintenance.
1. Knowledge of the big trends in mobile technology
2. Examples of how small and large organizations are currently using mobile
3. How NGOs can use to get started with their own mobile strategies and development