Technology Projects

Sam­sung Research

@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.

DANU Pro­ject

@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.