Young Ghanaians develop mobile messaging app Saya
Two young Ghanaian owners of tech firm, Saya Mobile, have launched a mobile messaging application known as Saya.
Speaking at a press event in Accra, Saya’s Chief Executive Officer, Robert Lamptey stated that, the mobile App was created to leverage on existing mobile technology like SMS to deliver a mobile messaging service that will be far cheaper than the current cost of SMS.
According to Mr Lamptey, Saya is “1000 times cheaper than SMS, as it brings to mobile users a chat application that will enable them stay in touch with their phone contacts by sending unlimited messages and images to them at a fraction of the cost of a single SMS.”
Chief Technology officer and Co-founder of Saya Mobile, Badu Boahen Amankwaa Akwasi explains that the mobile application, has been designed for all categories of mobile phone users. “It can work on some of the lower end phones,” he stressed.
Officials say Saya makes it possible for mobile phone users to chat with their Facebook contacts and join in a location based chat with other people around a user’s location called Streetchat.
By Ekow Quandzie