Mobile Applications in Africa are transforming the society in every possible way – be it economically, socially or politically. Over the last few years, Kenya in particular has emerged as the hub for African Software Developers who have embraced Mobile technology, Social Media & Cloud Computing. With a mobile penetration of more than 75%, Kenya has certainly built a sustainable mobile app ecosystem. The growth in their economy couldn’t have been timed more perfectly! Making a strong contribution to this market is Brian Kibet’s firm – Qbet Technologies based out of Nairobi, that develops mobile apps across various platforms.
Qbet Technologies was born out of a simple idea of assisting local people with services that aren’t easily available to them on mobile. Realising the potential & demand for such apps, Brian joined eMobills Academy to learn more on mobile app development & later started Qbet Technologies. Currently in its incubation stage, Qbet develops apps for J2ME, Android & Windows platform. Brian aspires to expand his base worldwide within the next one year by building quality apps & software. Some of the popular apps developed by Qbet are: Contacts Back-up, Gym Workout, Friends Chat Zone & Celebrity Quiz.
On discussing his thoughts for Monetizing Qbet’s Apps, Brian stated “I am very glad with my decision to partner with Vserv. Their AppWrapper has simplified my App Development cycle & most importantly saved our time by allowing us to wrap our apps & upload it in less than a minute. AppWrapper’s uncomplicated approach & strong functionality is a boon for all developers at any stage in their monetization journey.”
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A true fan & follower of Steve Jobs, Brian draws inspiration from one of his quote that says, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” He strongly advises his peers to take that extra mile while pursuing their ambitions & never give up! Brian foresees Mobile as an indispensable device in the coming years & wishes to build some of the most addictive & useful apps that would help him make a strong mark in the world of mobile technology. We wish him all the best & may his motivation propel many other developers to think likewise!
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