In a move that will see computers affordable and accessible in Uganda, Caesar Mukama, a Computer Science graduate from Makerere University designed Dextop, a desktop-like portal for one’s cloud-based applications.
The lightweight virtual desktop works like a computer and has all PC functionalities giving users a computer like experience even when they don’t have one.
Now guys don’t have to complain about lack of PC’s anymore.
The free computer application can save messages, emails, play music and games online and replaces the need of hardware and increases access as it is cloud-based and can be used remotely.
Dextop November 2012 won $20,000 after it was voted best in the Google Apps Developer Challenge. It emerged the best under the‘Personal, productivity, category in Sub Saharan Africa out of the 60 apps that made it to the finals and just among the three from Sub Saharan Africa made.
Dextop works simply, one needs a computer with internet access, then logs on to the Dextop interface.
After logging in Dextop, there is computer like interface and now using your Google account and saved in Google Drive. The app is free but a version for SMEs has a minimum surcharge. Check it out here and play a game in the cloud.