Samsung Electronics East Africa, Kenya’s Strathmore University and Kenya Law Reports have today partnered to develop 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.
Dubbed KLR, the app is expected to be a comprehensive guide into Kenya’s laws and reports in a move that will put information at users fingertips.
The partnership will see Kenya Law Reports use Samsung’s App Store to enhance efficiency and create a world-class educational environment for the Law professional.
Samsung and Strathmore’s iLab Africa will in turn 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.
Speaking about the partnership, Samsung Electronics East Africa, Chief Operating Officer Robert Ngeru’ noted that learning, entertainment, social networking, health services, financial services are going mobile. Therefore apps have become part and parcel of life.
“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,” said Ngeru.
Samsung’s partnerships aim at boosting local technology entrepreneurship prospects and Samsung Electronics East Africa has promised to continue supporting local developers to enable them commercially deploy their applications on the popular Android platform.
Samsung will host commercially viable locally developed applications covering a wide range of categories on the Samsung Apps Store for developers to earn from their sales as the App store is accessed by millions of mobile phone subscribers’ globally seeking to download quality android applications for Entertainment, Education, Games, Lifestyle, Travel and Productivity among others.
Ngeru concluded that the Samsung App Store is a gateway to global tech-preneurship for Kenyan App developers as they have equal access to showcase their apps just like other global developers.