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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.
Twenty APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Printing, Banking and Security. Highlights today include several APIs from Mambu for banking services and an API from InfoTrie that tracks sentiment about stocks and news trends. Here's a look at the new additions
Piryx offers a leg-up to groups with fundraising needs. Of course most groups that need money can’t afford to have slick websites and payment gateways. It’s a tough spot to be in since a little technical investment could go a long way toward gathering funds to meet the organization’s needs. Piryx has made that investment. It offers a social media-ready payment gateway specifically designed for non-profits, charities, and community groups. Now the Piryx API can be used by other web entities that want to support these causes.