An Energy Saving App to Control Usage From the Cloud An Energy Saving App to Control Usage From the Cloud
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An Energy Saving App to Control Usage From the Cloud

by Shira Levine

March 19, 2013

There’s an app for everything and everyone. In India, farmers hydrate their crops from their phones. They dial in via text or call, signaling a central system that remotely activates their irrigation systems so the farmer can be everywhere all at once without the face time and in-person trek. UNICEF uses the mobile phone to facilitate infant HIV testing and treatment. Their mobile app reaches out to communities for feedback through data collection, logistics coordination, and communication for issues addressing water sanitation and access to medications. Forget plastic: Mobile banking projects like M-PESA from Kenya began allocating micro-loans and stockpile payments, and have grown into a multi-national mobile cash transfer system. In remote villages, Doctors Without Borders arm local doctors with cellular technology for remote patient screenings that lessen the burden of commuting for those traveling great distances for medical care. 


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An Energy Saving App to Control Usage From the Cloud