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Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Applications, Curiosities | 0 comments

Abastéceme, the app that helps poor Venezuelans to find products

Abastéceme, the app that helps poor Venezuelans to find products

Abastéceme Greenwichtime tells of a mobile application that arose as a solution to the problem of of commodities in Venezuela. It is a utility that helps people share information about the location of items like flour, sugar, milk, cooking or toilet paper, indicating which locations are available.

And in there are strong supply problems basic food products and personal care. The situation has led to attempts (so far aborted) to impose extreme measures as an electronic racionador intended to limit excessive purchases of these items.

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So far, the app has about 12,000 downloads and is also known by the name of “I supply”. It is based on Android and uses Google Maps to identify where they are on sale these precious products.

Now, who is this app work? From José Augusto Montiel, a 21 year old student of chemical engineering at a university Venezuelan Zulia state, although as many downloads have been made in Caracas, the capital city. Montiel says the app has already spread throughout the country and more and more requests to add new products, among which are the chicken, butter and soap.

Although now only exists for developing Android, Montiel is conducting a version for Blackberry and raises the possibility of developing for iOS, although economic conditions and high prices of technology items in Venezuela, says he is not able to Apple computers access to work in your environment.

Link: New app helping Venezuelans find scarce items . (GreenwichTime)

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