Nokia lauds mPedigree, med verification app

By Brian Dolan
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Forum Nokia announced the winners of its global Calling All Innovators contest, which aims to incentivize the creation of mobile applications that help improve life on the planet: Out of some 1,000 submitted applications a mobile health application from Ghana took second place in the Emerging Markets category. mPedigree, from Ghana, lets users send a free text message to determine the quality of anti-Malarial medications and other meds to ensure their medicine is not counterfeit. The problem has reportedly led to a number of deaths in the country as of late. mPedigree was beat out by an application from India called Nano Ganesh that enables farmers in India to establish remote contact with distant, modem-equipped electric irrigation pumps so they can check on the power supply and pump operation without having to travel long distances.

For more on the contest and how to enter, read this press release from Forum Nokia.