New app store for Kenya
HewaniLife, billing itself as the first local app store, has launched in Kenya.
The store offers free and low-cost mobile applications, many of which can be used even on low-end mobile phones and bought via SMS.
The store, developed by Kenyan from Virtual City, offers a wide range of apps related to payments, business, services, information, sport, healthcare and entertainment.
The owners say the store goes far beyond the traditional entertainment focus of app stores.
The apps include products for technology platforms such as android, Java, BlackBerry, Symbian, SMS and USSD.