Using Java ME technology for the greater good

If you think that Java ME technology is used for just fun and games on cell phones, think again. The UN Foundation has released a report on how Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) use cell phones and Java ME technology to help with social activism around the world.

See:

Use Java ME tech for world activism

Here's a quote:

 ...thirty provincial health 
 supervisors... were trained in how 
 to use  EpiSurveyor... The health 
 officers then used EpiSurveyor to 
 collect management data about 
 public health clinics...  In 
 Zambia... the supplied PDAs and 
 EpiSurveyor software were used by 
 health officers to conduct a 
 post-measles vaccination campaign 
 coverage survey...

 EpiSurveyor incorporates... a 
 Java-based engine that can run on 
 personal digital assistants (PDAs), 
 smart phones, and soon, common 
 mobile phones.
That's very noble. You don't see much of other technologies with this type of reach and ability to effect the world we live in.

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