The Philippines AppBridge Challenge, turning ideas for local solutions into reality through mobile phones
There are over 5 billion mobile phone users globally – 4 billion people have access to phones but do not have access to the internet. In the Philippines, over 91% of the population uses mobile phones. Mobile applications for Smartphones and tablets are changing our lives – the way we communicate, work, and have fun. Globally, over 1 million Smartphone apps can be downloaded with a tap of a finger at negligible cost. But today, most mobile applications are designed for those who have and not those in poverty who have most to gain from tools that can help elevate themselves. We want to change this.