iCow was developed by Green Dreams TECH Ltd with an ambition
to assist smallholders in maximizing their returns. As in the name of the
application itself, the app specifically helps farmers or anyone who are
involved with dairy industry. This app can be accessed through mobile phones or
internet. To optimally utilize the app, farmers have to subscribe first to
Mashauri-Farmer Tips from which they will get 3 SMS tips each week at Ksh 3 per
SMS. Upon subscription, they also can receive several tips concerning each
specific cow, calf or heifer at Ksh 3 per SMS. This app is fortunately
available in both English and Kiswahili so that farmers from all around the
world can subscribe and utilize this helpful application.
Pros: It is available in both English and Kiswahili so all
farmers worldwide can utilize it. It provides many kinds of information
regarding breeding cows, along with both diet information and diseases
information of various types of cows.
Cons: Farmers unfortunately have to pay to utilize the app.
Not many farmers are willing to pay for such information.