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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 15, No. 3 (2019) open journal systems 

Status of Mobile Agricultural Apps in the Global Mobile Ecosystem

Karthikeyan Chandrasekaran, Dr

Smart phones are the greatest invention of this century that has now became an inseparable gadget from every one’s pocket. The diffusion of smartphones has been widening more rapidly due to its means for communication, Gaming, Education, Entertainment, Technical supports, Information, Day to day news coverage, Trading and Business etc. 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 agri 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 global mobile ecosystem available in various platforms and to bring out the challenges in the up scaling of the mobile agricultural apps and pointing out certain additional context to strengthen the mobile agricultural applications. Developers and agricultural experts must look carefully to avoid the stereotypes and clichés followed and the upcoming mobile applications must be user friendly to the farmers in advisory services and educational aspects.

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