VirtualCity launches HewaniLife, Kenya’s first “local” mobile app store.
Earlier this afternoon I attended VirtualCity’s launch of HewaniLife which is arguably Kenya’s first “local” mobile apps store and features over 400 mobile apps for download. HewaniLife has both local and international mobile apps for Android, Windows, Symbian, J2ME and BlackBerry. One can also download mobile apps from HewaniLife using not just the Internet but also via SMS and USSD.
The launch of HewaniLife also served as a platform for VirtualCity to showcase a good number of in-house developed apps for several vertical segment services in Distribution, Health, Education, Transport, Retail and Utilities being offered to the business community in Kenya. HewaniLife is unique in that it brings together various players in the mobile applications space and creates synergies for economic empowerment & development.