Market for feature phone apps is low-tech goldmine

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The next time you are standing at a bus stop, cursing the late-running service, spare a thought for Milind Dahikar.

This Mumbai resident is probably enduring more extreme weather conditions than you, and there’s a chance the road his bus should be on might not even be there.

His city’s streets change constantly with new construction, while the traffic is notoriously unpredictable (the population of more than 20 million puts it on a par with all of Australia).

“My house is nearly 15 minutes away from the bus stop – I have to take an auto rickshaw – and I have to time it carefully to get to the bus stop just in time,” says Mr Dahikar.

Source: BBC News (link opens in a new window)

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Entrepreneurship, Technology
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mobile phones, social enterprise