Using Free and Open Source Tools in Smart Solution Development for the Agriculture Sector in Oman
Keywords:Smart applications in Agriculture, FOSS tools, Automation in industries, Mobile application for commercial sectors.
Technology is providing support to almost all the sectors around the world. The agriculture sector is also getting greatly benefitted with the advancements in technology. Automation has always been an issue with the various organizations associated with the agriculture sector. But, various organizations have now already started making use of smart technology in order to automate for faster delivery and more accurate results. This research paper also focuses on one such issue related to one of the agriculture based organizations in the Sultanate of Oman. With the advent of some free and open source tools such as LiveCode Community Edition, the development of such a solution has become much easier. The aim of this research is to provide an electronic channel for the user to receive various information and product updates. In order to make sure about the necessity of such system development, the researchers have conducted surveys and interviews among various people. The analysis held that such solution in the agriculture industry can make the operations highly fast along with transactions. Further, the usage of free and open source tools to develop such a solution could be very beneficial to the end users as well as the organizations. Researchers have suggested a methodology that suits the nature of research and the research requirements.
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