If you use a smartphone powered by the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system, you are well aware that there are many apps you can download. Some will help you at your place of employment, others will allow you to better enjoy your personal life.
While there is nothing wrong with downloading all the apps that you find interesting and useful, some are downright strange.
In a recent segment of “Weird Wall Street” by Bloomberg Television, the hosts took a closer look at one of the strangest Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android apps that you will ever come across.
Believe it or not, there is an app for Venezuelans that help them find toilet paper. While this may sound strange to those in many parts of the world, it is actually quite useful for people in this country. The reason: toilet paper is scarce right now, so people need help finding what they are looking for.
If you want to learn more about this Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android app, let’s take a closer look at what the segment had to say:
“To all the people of Venezuela who have been scouring supermarkets for increasingly scarce toilet paper, have no fear because digital help is on the way. A new app lets people share info on the whereabouts of food basics, including yes, toilet paper. In English, this Android based app is called Supply Me and it relies on Google Maps for geo locations.”
While the hosts take part in some playful banter surrounding the app, this goes a long way in showing that developers will get involved with anything that they think can fill a need – even if just in a local market.
A Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android app like this would not be popular in a country where toilet paper is easy to find. However, if you put it in a market like Venezuela if all of a sudden gets coverage from major news outlets such as Bloomberg.
There is no denying the fact that this Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android app appears to be a bit strange. That being said, it is being used be people of this country and it is being talked about by the media.
As the number of smartphones users continues to increase in markets all over the world, we can expect to see more apps like this.
To watch the segment in its entirety, view the video on the following page: