Tag: Smartphones

A Day in the Life of a Shopkeeper
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

A Day in the Life of a Shopkeeper

Running a Small Shop is a Tough Job When I was growing up, the corner store was a convenient...

By Javier Linares
How can shopkeepers use a smartphone camera to count and track inventory and sales?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

How can shopkeepers use a smartphone camera to count and track inventory and sales?

Javier Linares, the FIBR project’s product manager, describes how smartphone cameras can help shopkeepers track inventory and sales. This...

By FIBR
How the suggested purchase app helps merchants forecast demand
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

How the suggested purchase app helps merchants forecast demand

FIBR’s suggested purchase app allows merchants and shopkeepers to budget their costs and expenses based on a demand forecast...

By FIBR
How the product recognition app helps find and price products
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

How the product recognition app helps find and price products

FIBR’s product recognition app helps merchants and shopkeepers to find and price products based on characteristics in smartphone camera...

By FIBR
Three Barriers to Smartphone Readiness in Emerging Markets
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Three Barriers to Smartphone Readiness in Emerging Markets

Co-authored with Javier Linares Having a smartphone doesn’t mean you’re ready to go digital The FIBR program seeks to...

By Sushmita Meka
The Data is Already There, Now Smartphones Can Capture It
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

The Data is Already There, Now Smartphones Can Capture It

  FIBR will address the opportunities created by the rapid spread of smartphones in developing countries to harness this...

By BFA GLOBAL
Rethinking Financial Inclusion Through Small Businesses and their Smartphones
Digital Financial Services |

Rethinking Financial Inclusion Through Small Businesses and their Smartphones

How FIBR combines low-income customer’s relationships with local businesses, emerging data captured through smartphones, and a broader set of...

By David Porteous