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Kenyan ambulance-hailing app makers raise $100k from US angel investors

Kenyan startup Capsule has raised US$100,000 to take Flare, a mobile app that allows patients or hospitals to request emergency help using their smartphone, to market. Disrupt Africa reported in… Read more »

Uganda’s Uber-like app for dirty laundry [VIDEO]

Don’t feel like doing your laundry In Kampala, there’s an app for that Piles of dirty laundry don’t clean themselves — but in Kampala, an app is trying to make… Read more »

6 Google apps that make travelling easy

“We want to build technology that everybody loves using, and that affects everyone. We want to create beautiful, intuitive services and technologies that are so incredibly useful that people use… Read more »

How Ma3Route found a way to monetise Nairobi’s traffic jams

How to end Nairobi’s notorious traffic congestion is a million-dollar debate. It is estimated the Kenyan capital, which ranks among the most congested cities in the world, loses Ksh.37bn (US$357m) annually in… Read more »

Lawyer packages traffic offences, penalties in app

After years of appearing in court to represent clients tangled in the crosshairs of traffic offences, 28-year-old lawyer Edwin Githinji Thiong’o has found another way to lend a hand. It… Read more »

US-based mobile shopping App begin operations in Kenya [VIDEO]

Plurro was launched in the US by Kim Muhota, a Kenyan serial entrepreneur, in 2013. He had previously built and sold financial services startup Pertuity. He’s a Wharton-schooled MBA holder…. Read more »

Traffic App Waze Launched in Kenya by Google and Safaricom

Safaricom has partnered with Google to launch an interactive mobile application that offers motorists access to accurate and real-time traffic information, based on crowd-sourced data from other road users. Waze… Read more »

SimbaPay launches world’s first international access to M-Pesa PayBill

The first product in the world that allows Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments SimbaPay a leading digital money transfer provider – today announced the launch of the… Read more »

A Kenyan Taxi App Aims To Build Trust Where Crime Is High

It’s a problem in a taxi economy if people don’t like getting into cabs that are driven by strangers. A cab driver is a stranger almost by definition. But in… Read more »

Snapchat shines light on Nairobi….World Reacts

Snapchat, has gained a worldwide trend since yesterday on twitter, but have you wondered why? Well, before even delving into the main story, Snapchat is a video messaging application created… Read more »

Reducing the risks of investing in agri-preneurs: How this Kenyan is doing it

“There is nothing genius about what we decided to do,” believes Kenyan entrepreneur, Alex Mwaura Muriu, 27. “We just looked around and asked: how come no one is giving ‘agri-preneurs’… Read more »

Kenyan Innovator Scoops US$25,000 in the IPA Awards

‘‘Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling,’’… Read more »

Maramoja Transport: We’re betting big on taxi culture to grow start-up in Kenya

When Jason Eisen toured Nairobi in 2010 and then again in 2013, he faced a common problem — transport woes within Kenya’s capital. Transport challenges frustrated the Washington DC-based consultant… Read more »

The Nyumba Kumi mobile app

The app works well especially during emergencies since one only needs to power on their phone, tap the screen and a panic button will appear In Kenya the rate of… Read more »

Parenting tech keeps tabs on children

American parents may not have the resources of the National Security Agency, but it’s not that hard for them to snoop on their smartphone-addicted kids. A booming array of gadgets… Read more »