Kenya Law, Samsung and Strathmore University Sign MoU. Android App to be unveiled soon.
October 11, 2013
iLab Africa Executive Director Joseph Sevilla ( right) demonstrates app funtionalities to
Samsung Electronics East Africa Head of Digital Maureen Gitau and Kenya Law CEO Michael Murungi
Samsung Electronics East Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Strathmore University and Kenya Law Reports for development of an app that will allow Law Students and Lawyers to access the Kenyan Constitution, Case Laws and the Kenyan Gazette on their Samsung Smart Phones or Samsung Tablets.
Confirming the MOU, Samsung Electronics East Africa, Chief Operating Officer Robert Ngeru’ noted that learning, entertainment, social networking, health services, financial services are going mobile. As a result, applications have emerged as a fundamental part of this evolution, as more and more consumers want to access relevant content on the go on their mobile devices.
The MOU outlines a framework for Kenya Law Reports to tap into Samsung’s innovative digital convergence technologies to enhance its process efficiencies, and ultimately, create a world-class educational environment for the Law professional.
“At Samsung, our core business is apps and technology solutions, but we still rely on different stakeholders to help provide content; hence our interest in building a strong mutually beneficial relationship with Strathmore through our iLab partnership. Samsung recognizes the need for partnership because fast-growing portfolios of mobile applications would be fuelled by efficient developer ecosystem”.
Robert Ngeru – Chief Operating Officer, Samsung Electronic East Africa
Samsung Electronics signed a deal with Strathmore iLab Africa to train and nurture students to come up with applications that run on the Android platform and to carry out research in technology trends across Africa.
The collaboration between Samsung and the industry stakeholders is, geared at boosting local technology entrepreneurship prospects. Samsung Electronics East Africa will continue providing supports to local developers to enable them commercially deploy their applications on the popular Android platform.
Samsung’s support will involve hosting commercially viable applications covering a wide range of categories on the Samsung Apps Store, which comes as a standard feature on all Samsung Smartphones. Apps offered for sale at the Samsung Apps store are priced in Kenya Shillings.
The Samsung App store, is accessed by millions of mobile phone subscribers’ globally seeking to download quality android applications in diverse categories such as Entertainment, Education, Games, Lifestyle, Travel and Productivity among others. Kenyan Application developers on the Android platform therefore, have equal access to other global developers to showcase their solutions on the Samsung Apps store which is a gateway to global tech-preneurship.