Mobile Harvest is an attempt to bring the benefits of social media to people who are not comfortable with reading or writing. Mobile phones have become ubiquitous enough to have become an integral part of the Indian landscape - rural or urban. For many Indians their mobile phone is their first window to the world of Internet and social interactions. At the same time, they are not very comfortable with using text on their phones. Mobile Harvest seeks to leverage these insights into its solution.
The journey for Mobile Harvest started sometime in 2008 when Sachin, during his masters degree, started thinking about building a text input free contact book for people who currently use their phones along with a diary full of phone numbers that they want to dial. His insight came from observing people back home who were using mobile phones like they had been using their fixed line phones for decades – not storing phone numbers in the phone but carrying around a phone book in their pocket to call people.