Sooner than later, one will just need to be handy with a mobile phone to get directions from point A to point B.
The new invention is courtesy of a group of students organized under GO LTD, a local firm. The firm is set to come up with a mobile web and SMS app to help people find the right address and directions in Rwanda.
The firm was founded by Dioscore Shikama, Alexis Manishimwe and Aimable Niyikiza in 2011 after finishing their high school studies.
The SMS and mobile web app dubbed WeGo, will enable users get SMS notifications indicating the place they are, the nearest institutions, the nearest bus station, street code instead of asking passersby. The app also names the building and room wherever the user is
According Shikama Dioscore CEO GO LTD the app does not only find one’s direction, but can let one know if the office is operational or closed in accordance with the firm’s working hours.
Shikama, the CEO and Manishimwe are students in National University of Rwanda while Niyikiza is studying in South Korea at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
Go Ltd says it also has a pool highly talented youthful team of programmers and journalists for its content.
The students say, they were inspired by Google Maps, but wanted to do more by allowing users access required information on premises to guide them.
Go LTD has finished working on the SMS app and is testing it for the larger African market. The Android and Mobile web version are nearly over too according to the firm.
GO Ltd, with its slogan “Enter the Digital World” says as a Mobile apps and general software development firm its aim is to empower the spirit of IT Innovation and creativity in Rwandans.
GO LTD was recently shortlisted among the top finalist African Startups World competition apart from its continuing dependency on for IT solutions by Rwandan Private and Public companies.