@iLabAfrica received funding from Samsung for research and development for a period of 3 years. @iLabAfrica is the second Samsung innovation lab centre in Africa. The research aims at helping students to come up with new and innovative products.
IDS Knowledge Service Widget
@iLabAfrica developed an HTML widget to showcase IDS Knowledge Services content of tens of thousands of thematically organised and hand selected academic research. The widget enables website administrators to set its size so it can fit onto a section of their site. It also allows them to select what topics to display on their widget. Readers can search and sort abstracts according to different parameters. An example of the widget can be found in our Knowledge Services section below.
@iLabAfrica developed collaborated with an Irish company known as DANU Technologies, to create a windows mobile platform application that channels communication between consumer and service provider, which was successfully implemented and released to consumers in January 2013.
Paulines Africa E-Reader and Web Portal
In partnership with Paulines Africa , @iLabAfrica was able to design an E-reader and web portal to enable users to easily read Gospel books via their phones and tablet. Paulines books and audio-visuals Africa is an activity of the Daughters of St Paul. A religious congregation using the communications media to spread the Gospel.The project was officially launched in November, 2014 at Cardinal Otunga Centre. Users can easily download books for sale and pay via credit cards and mobile money (Mpesa). Once you purchase a book, it will be easily delivered to you via courier. Users can as well download books from the bookstore To download the E-reader, kindly check here and do visit the Paulines Africa Website.
KNBS Data Dessemination Project
Strathmore University, through @iLabAfrica, has been collaborating with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) to make available data and visualizations of key publications specifically: The 2009 Census Report, Economic Survey Report (2001−2014), GDP Report (2001−2014), and select County Statistical data. This has been made possible through funding from The World Bank. You can access the Data Visualization Application here.