At MIT NextLab Jhonatan Rotberg and students develop mobile apps for the next billion users, mainly to be found in the developing world. These apps fight illiteracy in Indian villages, facilitate local health reporting in Mexico and so forth. This is aid I like, traditional aid does little for the very poor. But with a mobile phone, poor people can get ahead. For people in the Third World, a smart phone is the perfect tool for creating local business and progress in a society.