Strathmore IT students have developed six new Android apps in a research project partnership with Samsung.
The apps will be available on the Samsung app store in one week's time. Samsung worked closely with Strathmore's iLab
For developers, the move by Samsung to place their applications on its store is set to remove the market challenges they would face as start-ups, boosting their earnings.
"The Samsung app store is accessed by millions of mobile phone subscribers' globally seeking to download quality Android applications in diverse categories. Kenyan app developers on the Android platform now have equal access to other global developers to show case their solutions on the app store,"
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This means worldwide developments in information technology are seeing a shift towards mobile technology, thus providing a ripe market for developers to tap into this market with apps that provide relevant information on-the-go.
The apps launched include Kenya Law Reports Application which allows lawyers and the public access information such as the Constitution, updates on case files, schedule of court cases and the law of
The Pharmaceutical Poisons Board App was also launched today. It allows the public to recognise and report side effects on drugs, while also providing a platform to locate and engage a registered pharmacist among other uses.
The Church Application was also launched which enables users to access general Christian information of people sharing their favourite scriptures, what they like about being a Christian.
The Kitoweo African Cuisine App will also provide recipes of African foods. The partnership is part of Samsung's business growth strategy for
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