Venezuela: The toilet paper app UPDATED
After running out of toilet paper, someone came up with an Android app,
Venezuelans use smartphone app to find toilet paper
Thousands of desperate Venezuelans have downloaded a smartphone app which helps them find toilet paper.
The new programme, launched last week, uses crowdsourcing technology to enable users to let each other know which supermarkets still have stocks of the tissue.
Called Abasteceme – “Supply Me” in English – the free Android app has already been downloaded more than 12,000 times.
Creator Jose Augusto Montiel said most downloads have been made by residents from the capital Caracas.
Think about the wasted manpower and talent in a country where the government’s mismanagement has caused the country to run out of toilet paper.
Meanwhile, inflation went up by a whopping 6.1% in May.
Over at the store,
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