Eradicating Hunger Using Technology: Freerice.com and the need for realization as an app using Android and IOS platforms.

Coming from Africa and having lived in the North-East Nigeria where hunger is currently being experienced, I know what it is like to be hungry. As observed by World Food Programme (WFP), “In a world where we produce enough food to feed everyone, 795 million people — one in one — still go to bed on an empty stomach each night.” It is easy for me to relate to that assertion because I have experienced what it is like. Thus, my discovering of Freerice.com, an online trivia game owned and operated by WFP; was a very big relief for me knowing that by playing a game, I can provide food for those who do not have.

The Freerice.com website provides an online game where for each answer one gets right, 10 grains of rice are donated through the WFP to help end hunger. The game can make one smarter as there are many subjects to choose from, and it is gladdening to also note that you are helping to end hunger while improving yourself. Although, the website intentions are noble, considering the number of people that are fed through it, its reach has been limited due to lack of realization as an app using Android and IOS platforms.

The rising number of people using smart phones running on Android and IOS platform have continued to change business processes and companies have continued to adapt to the changing customer’s need. In the same way, Freerice.com cannot survive just as a website as the current trend requires it to be realized as an app using Android and IOS platforms. The choice of the two platforms is obvious as most smart phones are running on Android and IOS operating systems.

In sum, most people will jump at the opportunity to help in ending hunger. The realization of Freerice.com as an app using Android and IOS platforms, and subsequent publishing in Google App store and Apple App store will provide that much needed opportunity to millions of people who are using smart phones running on Android and IOS platforms to be part of the campaign in ending hunger.

Livinus is passionate about ending hunger in the world