Kenya’s IviHivi Wants to be a Social Platform for Real Time News


blog6Yet to be launched startup, wants to be an online platform for finding and discovering Kenyan content on the web allowing users follow up to date Kenyan news in real time.

Speaking to TechMoran, Jean Didier the founder said, “Our mission is to organize Kenyan information in order to make it useful for all. iviHivi will allow users to follow up to date Kenyan news in real time.”

As a Kenyan social platform for real time news, iviHivi works more like news aggregators albeit being social and showing only trending news by topic and not every news in the country. Like Twitter or Facebook, iviHivi has a trending section on its web platform for users to follow what is trending at the time. The founder says the web version which is now live and in beta testing has been developed uniquely to gather news from different sources for visitors as they browse the website.

IviHivi wil take on several other similar apps aggregating news on Kenya such as Habari for iOS and Android, the recently launched Newsreader app among others on the web.