Tech in Africa: Homegrown Apps Transforming the Continent

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  • Innovation in Africa? There's an App for That
  • iCow (Kenya)
  • Ffene (Uganda)
  • MPepea (Kenya)
  • Prowork (Nigeria)
  • Saya (Ghana)
  • NikoHapa (Kenya)
  • Found (South Africa)
  • M-Farm (Kenya)
  • SliceBiz (Ghana)
  • Olalashe Emergency SOS (Kenya)
  • Mxit (South Africa)
  • medAfrica (Kenya)
  • MoBiashara (Nigeria)
  • M-Pesa (Kenya)
  • Afrinolly (Nigeria)

iCow (Kenya)

Launched in 2010 by Kenyan organic farmer Su Kahumbu, iCow helps cow herders track the gestation period of their cows, compare market rates and receive veterinary care and feeding schedules. Aside from helping Kenyan farmers increase their productivity and sales, this innovative mobile app has reinforced Kenya’s reign as one of the most tech-savvy nations in Africa. The country’s leading mobile network operator Safaricom partnered with iCow in June 2013 to help more farmers access the application.

(Photo: iCow)

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