Vokacom to introduce upgrade version of Ghana Post GPS app
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Vokacom Ghana, developers of Ghana Post GPS app, will introduce to the Ghanaian public a new upgraded version of the GPS app in the next coming months.
The new upgraded app is also expected to come out with an offline and security protocols features all geared towards enhancing user experience.
The Chief Executive Officer of Vokacom Ghana, Nana Osei Afrifa, told Biztechafrica in an exclusive interview in Accra, that currently the upgraded app is undergoing series of test to confirm its effectiveness and compliance before it is finally released for public consumption.
According to him users of the app will be forced to update their old apps to meet the yet to be released new version to avoid complaints of non compliance.
“We want to release a new version in the coming week, but we are still testing and receiving feedbacks. When we are done, then we will force everybody to update so that if you don’t have an updated version of the app you can’t use it,’ he said.
The Ghana Post GPS App which was launched in October 2017 by Ghana’s President HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo as part of the National Digital Property Addressing System has so far generated over 3.9 million unique activities and witnessed about 350,000 downloads.
Data from Ghana Post further indicated that about 40,810 home addresses have been created by users across the country, with the current regional breakdown as follows; Greater Accra – 22,461; Eastern – 2,857; Central – 2,557; Western – 2,514; Ashanti – 6,531; Volta – 623; Brong Ahafo – 1,633; Northern – 816; Upper East – 408; and Upper West – 408.
Mr. Nana Afrifa then revealed that very soon utility users will automatically have their digital addresses captured on their respective bills for easy identification since Ghana Post in collaboration with Electricity Company of Ghana and Ghana Water Company are creating addresses for householders.