Kenya currently lays claim to the world's largest user base of mobile money. With over 25 million mobile money users in the country, Kenya seems to be a mobile developer's dream when it comes to potential user base. However, as COSEKE's Kevin Njoki told ITWeb Africa, developers face major roadblocks in monetizing apps despite the massive mobile money user base. At the heart of the difficulty lies a lack of open APIs from the country's leading telecommunication companies.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Intelligence, and Accounting. Featured is an API for self-checkout at retail stores and an API for troubleshooting User Experience issues. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.