My good friend Israel is currently competing in the N2Y4 Mobile Challenge, a competition that pits teams against each other to propose mobile applications that will bring about beneficial social change. The competition is held as an internet vote where teams advertise their project and motivate people to vote on them. The finalists with the most votes go to San Jose and vie for the top spot and the cash funding to make their project a reality.
Israel has been working for several years on various ideas with the general goal of bringing up-to-the-minute, life-saving information to people in remote and troubled spots around the world. If you agree that this is a project worth supporting, please take a moment, register on the NetSquared site and vote for his project: FrontlineSMS Alerts.
The N2Y4 Mobile Challenge
From the website:
Welcome to the 2009 N2Y4 Mobile Challenge – an opportunity to develop and collaborate on Projects using mobile technology for social change, and compete for cash prizes.
Now in its fourth year, NetSquared continues to encourage dialogue among people working at the intersection of technology and progressive change initiatives.
About this year’s Challenge:
Unlike year’s past, N2Y4 will focus solely on the use of mobile technology.
Here are a couple of facts to consider:
- Mobile phones are in the hands of 2.2 billion people around the world. That’s a lot of people.
- Mobile technology provides every day people with unprecedented computing power and an ability to share information in real-time.
The creative possibilities for communities everywhere are tremendous.
Full disclosure: I have worked with Israel in the past on Cell Alert.