By Sheilah Birgen
Application for the m:lab East Africa’s Mobile Application Development and Entreprenuership is open. The program is designed to offer individuals who already have a software development background an opportunity to hone their skills on mobile applications technologies as well as develop their entrepreneurial skills.
The training is undertaken at m:lab East Africa’s facilities in Nairobi, Kenya, located at Bishop Magua Centre on Ngong road. The training facility has capacity for 25 students equipped with computers and high speed internet connections. The Lab’s testing facility equipped with a wide range of mobile devices from various manufacturers is also accessible for application testing and quality assurance.
Technologies covered in the training include USSD, android, J2me, php, mysql, LWUIT, Mobile Web, IVR, User Experience Design, SMS, Systems Design. Business skills covered include the lean methodology, business model canvasses, monetization strategies for mobile innovation, customer development and user experience design.
The training gives the individual(s) undertaking it a chance to start up viable companies, it gives them exposure to the best of breed mobile programming technologies, practical skill development, Exposure to the business models and monetization aspects of mobile among other benefits.
- Refundable deposit KSh. 5,000 (based on attendance history, performance and final project report)
- Non-refundable commitment fee KSh. 5,000
- Must be available on a full time basis from 9.30am to 3.30pm for 4 months (between 1st February 2013 and 30th May 2013)
- A strong entrepreneurial instinct is an added advantage