Smartphones are an integral part of our everyday life and an estimated 1.5 billion people around the world use them, feasting on a plethora of applications nestled in the many app stores and market places of the internet. These apps transform the smartphone into a tool, a Swiss army knife of knowledge, aid, and guidance. All with the swipe and tap of a finger.
The people that make up this “tech” industry have been predominantly male for many years, but we’re finally seeing more women develop applications for hungry smartphone users. Through initiatives such as Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, as well as my own Berlin Geekettes organisation, more women are becoming interested in the zeros and ones and that’s great news for other females around the world. Here’s why.