[QODLink]
Africa
Ugandans tap smart source to find cheap fuel
Smartphone application developed by local IT students helps motorists hunt for the best deal on petrol.
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2012 10:44

In Uganda, a new smartphone application is helping motorists hunt for the best deal on fuel, by showing users the price at different petrol stations.

The application, called Mafuta Go, was created by local information-technology students and has already won an international award.

The developers are positive about Uganda's emerging drive towards harnessing new technology, and they are keen to lead the way.

Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from Kampala.

69

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
More than 400 gaming dens operate on native lands, but critics say social ills and inequality stack the deck.
The Palestinian president is expected to address the UN with a new proposal for the creation of a Palestinian state.
Nearly 1,200 aboriginal females have been killed or disappeared over 30 years with little justice served, critics say.
Ethnic violence has wracked China's restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.
Malay artists revitalise the art of puppeteering by fusing tradition with modern characters such as Darth Vader.