One Stop Kenya helps a user pull information about Kenya from several sources to enable them know trends, news, entertainment among others in Kenya. In case one misses TV news they can quickly turn to One Stop Kenya for the past news items from NTV, KTN, Citizen, KBC and K24. The portal does this by leveraging videos uploaded on YouTube by providers from Kenya.
One Stop Kenya launched its first version in 2012 and had a relaunch April 8 2013 with a reengineered version with better interface, performance and lightweight.
Developed by Eric Kabuchanga, a Geomatic Engineering graduate from Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology who is at the time working for RCMRD on a SERVIR-Africa project, One Stop kenya wants to keep Kenya’s aware of what is happening and in the news from major media houses in the country.
Apart from One Stop Kenya, Kabuchanga has developed a Smart HandheldGPS (Easy GIS data collection, no need for internet connection or GSM connection) using his skills in GIS, Remote Sensing and Surveying and self-taught knowledge of programming in VB.Net, Java and python.
He told TechMoran he was inspired by the need to help users catch up with the trend, watch their favorites, get entertained where ever they are.
Kabuchanga said, ” Users don’t need to watch actual TV to know who has been to the cabinet but using their mobile phone they have it all. There are programmes that run the same time and one can’t watch them all at once as they are on different TV channels but his app will help solve that. “One missed Churchill live because they were watching JichoPevu they can turn to One Stop Kenya and watch the whole episode,” he added.
Toiling all night to develop the app has unfortunately cost him his social live. He remembers at times he had to spent sleepless nights developing the app and researching a lot. He hopes that the app will support Live TV streaming, aggregate newspapers and expand to cover other regions and monetize it.