Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The Next Killer App

I absolutely hate to go to see doctors because I’d invariably wait for a long time, sometimes hours just to get 5 minutes of consultation time. It’s a waste of time. Alas, such is the sad reality of Medicare in Australia.

Wouldn’t it be great for the clinic to ping you on your mobile phone when it’s about your turn? Today we have mature enough technology and the infrastructure to make this a reality. I saw on the news that some theme park is already adopting this approach. We now need an innovative service provider (common, Telstra, Optus and all the tier-2/3 players) to provide such a service and app to smaller businesses such as clinics, chemists, restaurants, etc. Let’s face it, the market is there and the need is there, and has been there for ages.