Ghanaian entrepreneur Bright Simmons created this SMS-based verification technology to check whether drugs are counterfeit. The tech detects if pharmaceutical drugs are real. Since its inception, the new tech has been used globally, especially in places like India.
iHub in Nairobi
iHub or Innovation Hub is a Kenyan-based technology community that serves as an open space for technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers in the country. This was the first community hub of its type created in 2010, and it helped inspire others to create these think spaces around Africa.
BudgIT was created by Femi Longe and Bosun Tijani in 2011. In 2012, their app helped draw tens of thousands of Nigerians onto the streets in January to protest against proposed government cuts by turning the country’s secret budget into easy-to-read infographics. Through tweets, interactive format or infographs, governmental funds are easily transported to the masses.
M-Pesa or Mobile Money
This electric money-wiring system and app was launched by Vodafone for Safaricom and Vodacom in 2007 in Kenya and Tanzania. The app allows users to pay bills, transfer funds, load cash on debit cards and other banking services without the need of a bank. This service has spread to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and India.
source: Atlanta Blackstar