APP REVIEW: Pesa Droid

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M-PESA is one of the products that really changed the world’s perception of Kenya. Bill Gates had this to say about M-pesa “Kenya’s M-Pesa proves that when people are empowered, they will use digital tech to innovate on their own ” . Despite the acclaim, most of us don’t keep track of our M-pesa transactions.

Using M-Pesa on Android? Pesa-Droid is the app for you!!

Pesa Droid is an application that analyses your M-pesa Transactions,through your sms and from that generates statements.

                                                                Features

home

Above is Pesa Droid Home

My transactions Feature

Once you download the application and  sync it with your sms inbox , it automatically retrieves all M-pesa transactions. Monies received, monies sent, used to buy airtime, pay for utilities and service charges.

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A sneak of my transactions feature. Take note of how the application lets keep track of your spending.

Sender and Recipients

This feature helps the user view transactions with a given person or institution. It features the date of the transactions, the transaction number, description of the transaction and the amounts involved. It also offers a mini statement on the particular person.

senders and recipient

Pesa droid offers an easy way to view who you sent or received money from

Export Feature

It also has an export feature where you can share your transactions via bluetooth or back them up to your email.The feature allows for permanent storage of information as well as easy retrieval.

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The export feature.One could send them via email or share via bluetooth.

                Groups

 It enables the user to group their transactions into either family, bills and utilities, friends and colleagues, clients and tenants, agents and service providers. Users can on request get statements for each of the groups they have created. Groups offers simplicity It also allows one to create a group and place a given person into it.This can be of particular importance to a landlord in Kinoo who wants to keep track
of the tenants who havent paid or Chama Members who want to know who contributed what amount and the exact date.

groups

Groups feature, one can add a group to this such as Chama members,tenants.

STATEMENTS

This happens to be my favourite feature of the application that allows you to keep track of the money received and withdrawn and the point of withdrawal.This feature depends on the transactions feature and one can have a record of their usage in a given period analysed . Users can either get daily, weekly or even monthly statements. The statements shows the total cash into phone, total cash sent out of the phone, as well as the service charges.It also Lets you also export to excel. This feature makes you think hard of why you bought that airtime worth 100 shillings whenever you are looking at your statements. :-). It is particularly important to the businesses that use M-pesa as the means of payment as they can be used as a source of financial information in book keeping.

statement

multiple-months

One could generate weekly,monthly or even quartely statements based on the transactions.

PLATFORM

The application runs on android and has two modules. The Alfajiri which is a paid up version and Bwerere. Both are available on Google Play for download.

The Future

I am looking forward to Pesa Droid for Dealers which will ensure that M-pesa dealers get to keep track of what goes on at their shops. I also look forward to Pesa Droid synced with M-shwari as well as the usage of Pesa Droid not only for Android devices but in multi platforms.

The developer

Felix Kiptum

Contacts

Website: www.pesadroid.com

Facebook:       http://www.facebook.com/pesaDroid

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/#!/pesaDroid

Download Links

Bwerere

Google play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pesadroid.free

Or

Alfajiri paid up for $ 2.99-
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pesadroid

Website: www.pesadroid.com/download