Unlike other applications, iCow is very easy to master and farmers will only need to register for the iCow app on their mobile phones by sending an SMS to a particular number. Subsequently, farmers will be required to input all pertinent information regarding their herd like the cow’s weight, expected date for calving, and the like. After this process, the user will now receive up to date, personalized messages, cow caring advice, and other related information that will help them improve their cow farming.
The overall objective of this application is to successfully trim down mortality rates among cows while helping farmers produce more robust and healthier calves so they can improve their financial income in due course.
Recently launched last June 2012, iCow app has received thousands of registrations and downloads from farmers all across Kenya. iCow developers are now focusing on expanding its reach so they can be able to service neighboring countries in East Africa and hopefully the whole world.
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