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Mobile application to track transactions launched in Kenya

28 September 2012

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A mobile application that enables one to account for their mobile money transfer transactions has been launched in Kenya.

"A user is able to conveniently find out where their Mpesa money is going and calculate payments made to them via the platform," says Muthuu Kagio the app's developer.

The app, dubbed Zebumob is downloadable on android phones and is currently applicable to Mpesa users. It is able to identify Mpesa messages in a user's phone and develops a clear categorization of funds received and spent, and the specific areas each receipt or payment has been made.

The app recognizes Mpesa messages coming into a user's phone as withdrawals, receipts, money sent, airtime purchases, bill payments among others, and appropriately assigns them to the appropriate transaction type as designed by the user.

These can range from rent, entertainment, transport, airtime purchases, payments or receipts from suppliers among others; and the user is able to know how much money is spent on each expenditure item, or received from different people.

The app is able to tally each transaction type to get totals per day, week, monthly and annually. Users can then log on to the website to print or export their transactions into an excel spreadsheet for further analysis.

"With this information the user is able to create a viable budget," says Kagio. All Mpesa transactions are stored in the app and the user can access it through their phone, without need of going to the mobile service provider to enquire about their statement.

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SOURCE: all Africa

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