Sometimes while standing on the sidewalk we suddenly realize that the whole world has passed us by. The staggering classes who have been living with less than $2 per day have now acquired their place on the web. Overnight, it seemed to have taken over the entire world where everyone has attained a mobile phone. According to Mobility report by Ericsson, there are 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions around the world. This number is predicted to reach 6.1 billion by the year 2020. The increasing growth occupies a big portion from developing countries which indicates that the rise of technology among the global church has proven to be a very important factor for world’s 21st century missions.
Majority of the apps emerging nowadays are aimed at improving health conditions of people or providing them employment opportunities through SMS. One such goal is behind Jooble, through which the developers want to bring a change in lives of people living in developing countries. This product was created with Python programming language in London which uses Twilio’s SMS API within 16 hours. This product was made by computer science students Vojta Petrus, Marcelo Gutierrez, and Peter Javorki. But the main idea was of Gutierrez who is currently doing his graduation from the University College of London. He has a complete understanding about the worth of this app and knows how it would connect people with agriculture-related jobs living in the rural areas.
Participants of the project further aim to integrate the IBM’s Watson’s natural language processing technology and filling the web with lots of job market information. According to Petrus and Gutierrez, there are no such startups working on the issue they have recently identified.