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Apps making life easier for Kenyans

Hellofood, a mobile app that allows users to order food from restaurants in their neighbourhood, has been a blessing to Anne Mutua, who uses the app to order meals from… Read more »

Intel targets Kenyan school books market with one-stop-shop app

Imagine having the choice to buy only one chapter of a book or parts of different books that you consider relevant to your studies. That is perhaps every learner’s dream… Read more »

Tech firm unveils service that transfers money via Facebook in Kenya

A Singapore-based tech firm has launched an innovative money transfer service, Fastacash, targeting Kenyans in the diaspora. The service links the user’s debit card to the platform, allowing one to… Read more »

[VIDEO] Life Apps: Kenyas Silicon Savannah helps subsistence farmers

Can a Nairobi-based software developer create a mobile phone app to help Kenya’s hard-pressed subsistence farmers? Life Apps is a groundbreaking new Al Jazeera English series that challenges young app developers… Read more »

MSPY:Spy App lets you track a partner’s movements, listen in on calls and even lock their phone

It’s bad enough checking your partner’s phone when they leave the room, or taking a peek at their Facebook page, yet a new app takes this level of snooping not… Read more »

IBM opens its first Africa research lab in Nairobi

US tech giant IBM will tomorrow open its first research laboratory in Africa in Nairobi, highlighting Kenya’s growing status as the continent’s tech hub. The facility will be tasked with… Read more »

New App To Help Estimate of Your Electricity Consumption Launched in Kenya

A new Android app has gone live on the Google Play store that will enable Kenyan pre-paid electricity customers get to know how much credit they need to buy for… Read more »

The Emotive software: Computer program reads 2,000 tweets a second to analyse the nation’s mood

Emotive software maps ‘moods’ of tweets in geographical area Tweets analysed by eight different emotions Plans to expand system to create personality profiles based on language used by individuals Twitter… Read more »

‘Ghetto Tracker’ App That Helps Rich Avoid Poor Receives Backlash

Creator of GhettoTracker.com Surprised by All the “Negative Baggage” In less than 24 hours, a new app tactfully titled Ghetto Tracker–a service seeking to help people identify safe areas in… Read more »

Meet the hot dating apps: Lulu and Tinder

In the past year, guys and gals have turned to their smartphones to meet new dates and rate the old ones. • Since January, more than 180 million guys have… Read more »

‘Boyfriend Tracker’ App Allows ‘NSA-Level’ Spying On Suspected Cheaters

The newly launched “Boyfriend Tracker” app is generating plenty of buzz as it’s been downloaded tens of thousands of times in Brazil in only two months. While there has been… Read more »

How Kenyan startup SOKO built an Etsy for entrepreneurs who don’t have Internet

The UpTake: You’d think a nation where only a quarter of the citizens have Web access wouldn’t be a startup hotbed. Wrong. Kenya is becoming known for its innovative and… Read more »

US company seeks Kenyan IT partner to build a M-Pesa style app for diaspora [VIDEO]

GizmoPay seeks Kenyan IT partner GizmoPay a US financial services IT company is looking for a Kenyan company, group or individual to create a mobile-phone based application that will enable… Read more »

Kenyan developers enticed to develop home-grown travel app in the Africa App Quest Competition

Kenyan developers will have the chance to win nearly Sh840,000 in the Africa App Quest, an initiative that challenges talented developers to build a home-grown travel app, specially designed for… Read more »

Two secondary school students set up first learning site @eMasomo

Two high school students have developed the country’s first interactive education-resource website, a platform for high school students. Brian Kirotich, 17, and Martin Siele, 18, both Form Fours at Alliance… Read more »