Tech gurus from Kenya under a sponsorship programe from Samsung saw young Kenyans team up to develop new software and apps as part of an initiative and collabo with Strathmore University students via ilab Africa.The apps use range from different sectors and profession including,Legal issues,tourism,and education.The main aim of these apps is to broaden the knowledge and use of the apps in the various sectors to solve day to day questions and contemporary arising matters in the various sectors.
Some of the apps include;
- App Wakili – designed to ease access to legal information in Kenya, this app allows users to search lawyers registered with the Law Society of Kenya, their contacts, and areas of expertise including corporate law, dispute resolution, regional and international law, among others
- National Assembly and County Assembly App – allows the Kenya National Assembly and County Assembly to access the standing orders and order paper on tablets and mobile phones, ensuring continuity of in-house business aimed at cutting costs.
- Laikipia Wildlife Forum App – this was developed to compliment environment conservation efforts within Laikipia,it provides information on sites and attractions within the area, eases navigation to the different sites.
- KCA University App – targeted at students of the university, the app delivers content to students, ranging from information on extra-curricular activities such as clubs and sports to access to the school’s library system and course registration
- Kenya Wildlife Service Guide App – enables tourists locate national parks, conservancies, reserves and amenities within the parks
- Halal Kenya App – in recognition of the importance of Halal certification to the Muslim community, this app provides a listing of Halal-certified establishments and their locations, and allows users to review them.
- Uganda Legal App – targeted at law students, lawyers, judges and magistrates, this app eases access to legal information in Uganda.
- Pharmacy & Poisons Board (PPB) App – this app enables PPB inspectors register and validate pharmacies and their employees in real time and make the information available to the public,by ensuring Kenyans easily view registered Pharmacies as an important measure to weed out fake Practitioners who would endanger Kenyans through fake drugs.
This move has been met with growing interests from the ICT Sector in Kenya with major players like East Africa director of mobile and IT Manoj Changarampatt saying that ” the launch was proof that the initiative was bearing fruit with local app developers now having both the resources and guidance required to pursue their passion for technology With the consumption of mobile apps growing daily, we have identified the opportunities for Kenyan developers to showcase to the corporate world, government and individual consumers what they are capable of, and take pride in our role of bringing different stakeholders together to support homegrown talent”.
Source Nation.co.ke, homeboyzradio.co.ke