New Apps Showcased by Strathmore Students At Samsung Show n’ Tell Focus On Utilities

Samsung Apps Show N' Tell

Samsung Electronics East Africa has an ongoing partnership with Strathmore University where the electronics company supports the developer ecosystem within the college. In the second edition of Samsung Apps Show N’ Tell, developers within @iLab Africa showcased utilities apps that will be published in Samsung Apps Store to be available for Samsung Galaxy phones.
The developers are taken through what it takes to develop locally relevant apps by being liked to vital sources of information and also access funding, skills sharing and in-roads into the marketplace. A total of eight apps were showcased at the recent Samsung Apps Show N’ Tell and they are as follows.
  • 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 and cutting costs related to printing order papers. The app also allows legislators to vote on a subject/debate
  • Laikipia Wildlife Forum App – this was developed to compliment environment conservation efforts within Laikipia. The app provides information on sites and attractions within the area, eases navigation to the different sites and maps out donor funded projects that both local and international tourists may be interested in supporting
  • 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. The app also allows for course registration and  enrolment of new students
  • 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. The app also enables users to report non-Halal practices being carried out at establishments purporting to be Halal to the Kenya Halal Bureau
  • Uganda Legal App – targeted at law students, lawyers, judges and magistrates, this app eases access to legal information in Uganda. Information available includes: judiciary calendar, Ugandan constitution (1995), cases and rulings, and gazette notices
  • 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. It also provides information on registered pharmacies, a key component of ensuring that the safety of Kenyans visiting pharmacies and using the drugs and other chemical substances sold at these pharmacies is not compromised
Manoj Changarampatt was quote pleased with the outcome of the partnership and that the solutions being developed are those that can go to market to become relevant to the market
“We are very pleased to see our efforts coming to fruition, proof that we have both the ideas and skill to develop innovative apps that speak to the needs of the local and regional tech consumers,” said Mr. Changarampatt. “With the consumption of mobile apps growing daily we have identified the opportunities for Kenyan app 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.”