- Crowdsourcing apps are changing everything from the way we travel, to the way we work, to the way we gather information
- The earliest example of crowdsourcing was the Oxford English Dictionary which relied on volunteers in the 19th century
- Crowdsourcing has been popular in Europe and the US for almost a decade
- In Asia, where personal relations in business are more important, the phenomenon has been slower to take off
Tomorrow Transformed explores innovative approaches and opportunities available in business and society through technology.
(CNN)From avoiding traffic jams, to analyzing pedestrian flow patterns, to finding the best public toilet in town, crowdsourcing apps are showing that many smartphones make for light work.