"Kenyan and Ugandan start-ups make location pay its way"

July 23, 2012 - 11:27am -- kim

On the 17th of July, Fiona Graham, technology and business reporter for BBC News, published an article about technology start-ups in Kenya and Uganda.

Our team, represented by Ketty Adoch and David Ebukali spoke to Ms. Graham at the Hive Colab and found their applications promoted to BBC's frontpage.

They talked about the *soon to be released* Android applications EasyMappr and GeoBucket.

EasyMappr plots data directly to OpenStreetMap by asking questions about one feature at a time. After installing the app one can decide to only collect information about shops, or restaurants, or schools etc. and fill in related details like opening hours and type of shop.

GeoBucket tracks the longitude and latitude of a phone as it moves, allowing roads to be accurately mapped. This application makes mapping completely non-intrusive for anyone who travels to unmapped places but does not want to be bothered by complex editing.

To read the full article, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18858897