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ERIC Number: EJ1227665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Status of Mobile Agricultural Apps in the Global Mobile Ecosystem
Kumar, S. Aravindh; Karthikeyan, C.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v15 n3 p63-74 2019
Smart phones can be regarded as one of the greatest invention of this century and have become inseparable gadgets from everyone's pocket. The diffusion of smartphones has been widening more rapidly due to its means for communication, gaming, education, entertainment, technical support, information, day to day news coverage, and trading and business. Mobile apps are software programs designed to run on smartphones, tablets and other devices. There is a need for the design and development of a mobile application for farmers, students and agriculture experts with improvisation of content/features in both educational and advisory services. This study aims to explore the present scenario of mobile agricultural applications in the global mobile ecosystem available in various platforms and to highlight the challenges in the upscaling of the mobile agricultural apps, while pointing out certain additional contexts to strengthen mobile agricultural applications. Developers and agricultural experts must review carefully to avoid the stereotypes and clichés and the new mobile applications must be user friendly to the farmers in advisory services and in education.
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Education, Usability, Foreign Countries, Agribusiness, Access to Information, Educational Technology, Rural Development, Agricultural Production, Weather, News Reporting
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: India