ikowapi launches hackathon where the three winning apps will be integrated in their own system. All participants are getting certification of completion, one month of paid internship with ikowapi and Contract Kaptial; an investment firm that funds, invests and works with innovators, youth entrepreneurs and SMEs.
One of the startups the firm is investing or sponsoring is ikowapi; a mobile application; where people demand for a service within their location or proximity. In other words, users post, “what they want”, and not, “what they are selling”. This differs ikowapi from other eCommerce platforms where users post what they are sell; product or service.
This enables people to offer handyman services, on part time basis, and in so doing, earn money, but more importantly, build experience which every employer demands.
ikowapi is an already built system with slots to add applications that offer services; from health, transportation, shopping, design among others. Thus, the purpose of the hackathon is to fill the slots. ikowapi will later partner with the developers as a moral cooperation to avoid copyright claims.
The hackathon has targeted mostly university students and graduates. The students are not only ICT students but also business, medical, creators, to mention a few that are braining storm to design an app. They also have a chance to test the ikowapi platform to make the integration easy.
Emma Ssali Kisegerwa the app owner says the platform so far has 10,000 users. The platform is accessible via the web and mobile app. The Android app is available for download, and the iOS is in development according to Ssali.