There are apps that are purely made just to entertain you, and others well, they could very well save your life. Living in a fast-paced city, these apps could be difference between a day waste and an afternoon well spent.
Here is a list of Kenyan-made apps that are invaluable for anyone living in the city.
Nairobi is synonymous with traffic. As one of Africa’s largest cities, the congestion is often at astronomical proportions. For anyone who travels by road and is dependent on public or private transportation, this app is essential. The app not only shares traffick updates, it also offers driving reports and offers directions.
Described as “a brotherly geo-alert tracking system that enables you to communicate your location in times of distress,” according to Buzz Kenya. Olalashe could be the one app that ensures one’s security at all times. With the ability to send your location to a group of pre-selected emergency contacts, the application could see one rescued from a tricky situation with the click of a button. This app is currently unavailable on Google Play store, it is unconfirmed when it will available to the public.
This app has revolutionized healthcare. Launched in 2017, the app allows users to consult with doctors online via their smartphones. Users can also receive prescriptions that can be filled at any local pharmacy as well as receive test results and referrals. The application eliminates the trouble of waiting in line at doctor’s offices and eases access to medical care.
With many other Kenyan applications still in development, we can’t wait to see which other apps will be launched this year.