Coders4Africa (C4A) launched a beta version of their latest app Anwani. Anwani, “address” in Swahili, helps users create a physical address in just 30 seconds, with huge implications for service delivery across sectors, including government, transport, and e-commerce.
Anwani, available on Android devices at the moment, uses Google plus+codes on the backend. “Users simply provide their name, mobile number, a pin code and a picture of the location they want to create an address for. This location is then geolocalized and saved for the user to share with other individuals, businesses or even government entities. “ says Coders4Africa CEO and co-founder Amadou Daffe.
While Anwani is a proud product of Coders4Africa, the app is potentially a global game changer. According to the Universal Postal Union, four billion people lack a formal address. Many still rely on landmarks, some of which no longer exist, for directions and addresses. This makes delivery of mail, emergency services and aid among other services difficult for over half the world’s population.
The main differentiator between Anwani and similar apps currently on the African market, is our branding into 3 different verticals; Anwani Citizen for consumers, Anwani eBusiness (for businesses) , and Anwani eGov for government entities” mentions Coders4Africa co-founder Kwame Andah.