WiLDNet Message Passing Communication System for Mobile Phones
Communication m developing countries is relatively unaffordable to a fairly large SIze of the population. While the high penetration rate of mobile phones has reduced this predicament, leveraging the ubiquity of mobile phones with new communication technologies like Wi-Fi over long distance would provide a cheaper communication solution in Kenya. A leap benefit of such a solution would be realized, eliminating middle-men in trade chains affecting farmers' income revenue. In the quest to providing an efficient communication solution, a message passing Application Programmers Interface (API) is developed to use a combination of Wi-Fi and WiLDNet as a media of transmitting data on mobile phones. A prototype application using the above API is also developed to be used in marketing farm produce straight from farm-gate to the market, eliminating middlemen in the trade chain of farm produce. The developed prototype introduces to the market a cost-effective tool of trade in terms of operational costs. This is a potential ultimate solution to affordable communication tool in developing countries, especially in low density areas where communication is the biggest challenge to industrialization and modernization.
CitationMasters of science in computer science
SponsorhipUniversity of Nairobi
University of NairobiSchool of Computing and Informatics