With Dokita, Access to Reliable Health Information Is Just An App Away

Access to reliable health information is generally limited. Reliable health advice is not common outside hospital setting. Finally, ignorance about health issues fosters myths, misconceptions and negative health practices.

Dokita wants to transform the way health information is accessed in Africa. Dokita is a web and mobile application that gives users access to a large network of doctors. Users can get answers to their health questions, get multiple opinions and subscribe to information on topics that interest them and schedule online and offline appointments with their doctors. This allows users to access quality information for making good health choices. Dokita aims to improve access to quality health information in Ghana and across Africa, thereby creating a healthier continent.
Why Dokita
Dokita was born out of a conversation on how to help people get access to good health advice outside of the hospital setting. As mobile usage and Internet access increase across Africa, people are more able to consume information on demand.
Doctors, particularly younger ones, are already beginning to engage with patients on mobile and online, and users are searching for health information online.
What we think we can provide is a streamlined experience that simplifies the process of searching, viewing, organizing and sharing this information in a way that protects privacy and benefits an entire continent.
Value Proposition

  • Connect with Doctors. Get the right answers to your health questions!
  • Schedule your appointments and avoid the waiting line at the hospital.

  • Build your professional reputation
  • Meet colleagues from around the world and grow your network
  • Discuss cases with other doctors
  • Share knowledge, empower others and save lives
As part of its features, patients on the platform can:

  • Ask question and get email alert when answer arrives
  • Thank doctors for their answers
  • Follow health topics
  • Follow doctors
  • Book hospital appointments
  • Share useful answers and tips on social media
For doctors on the platform, they are privileged to:

  • Ask question and get email alert when answer arrives
  • Answer questions
  • View other doctors’ opinions
  • Participate in case discussions
  • Follow other doctors
  • Follow health topics
  • Post health tips
  • Agree with answers
  • Recommend colleague doctors
  • Share useful answers and tips on social media
Agana-Nsiire Agana, CEO
Agana is a techie turned software entrepreneur. He is a former manager of the Google Developer Group in Ghana and a graduate of the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology.
Agana has worked in Technology since 2006. Agana is passionate about health and education in Africa and sees them as the gateways to holistic development on the continent.
Agana is also a technology evangelist and promotes tech among the youth in Ghana. As a hobby, he enjoys poetry, birdwatching and bird photography.
Steven Blavo
Steven is a techpreneur with a profound interest in software and web development. He has trained as a Public health officer at the School of Hygiene, at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. Having always been keenly interested in technology, he marries his passion for public health with the development of enabling software.
Steven loves to follow the latest trends in technology, especially as relates to health delivery in Africa. An avid technology evangelist, he likes to teach programming to young aspiring developers.
When he’s not coding, you’ll find him reading, swimming or reviewing movies.
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Find Deals From Telcos With Promolante’s Android App

ACCRA: The Promolante mobile app has launched on the Google Play Store to help Ghanaian phone users get the best and most out of their network provider. The app will make it easy for users to easily discover, subscribe and unsubscribe from promos and services, activate and deactivate data bundles and find relevant shortcodes.

“After we launched the web app, Promolante.com, we had many users asking for a mobile app. Now these users have all the convenience of the Promolante product on their smartphones. No more missing out on promos or calling of friends for shortcodes.”

The Promolante app placed third at the recently held Samsung Developer Challenge in Accra where judges believed the app will greatly benefit Ghanaian phone users.
Some of the features of the app include an instant subscribe. Users of the app can easily activate or deactivate a promo or data bundle. This takes away the burden of having to keep many shortcodes in memory in other to use telco offers. The offline access feature also saves all the offers that is being checked out so when the user is offline, all those offers would still be relevant.

The Promolante app is available for download on the Google Play Store.

Turn Your Android Phone Into A Home Security Camera with Salient Eye

Salient Eye is on a mission to “democratize home security”.

At Salient Eye, we firmly believe home security is a right, not a privilege. We believe anyone should be able to have a security system, even those that can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars on the sophisticated ones. For this reason we develop and affordable and easy to use application that allows you to turn unused or old Android devices into an affordable but powerful home alarm system.

The core idea behind Salient Eye’s technology comes from a personal experience. Around two years ago Haggai Meltzer (Founder and CEO) went on a vacation with his wife. Once they came back home though, they made a bitter discovery: some burglars had broken into the apartment and stolen many valuables such as money, credit cards and personal computers.
While looking around the apartment to check out was missing and getting in touch with the police though, Haggai noticed something: the burglars didn’t steal a few old smartphones that were sitting unused in a drawer. For Haggai that was the “a-ha moment”, when he envisioned a technology able to transform unused phones into security cameras, and that’s how the basic idea behind the application was born.

Salient Eye turns any Android device into a full home camera security system. The Salient Eye application uses your phone’s camera to sense motion and makes alarm sounds when a break-in occurs. Salient Eye home security app catches intruders red-handed and immediately sends you pictures via email and SMS.

At the core of its technology lies a proprietary innovative algorithm developed specifically for the type of devices that are used for this purpose; it guarantees high quality in detection and high success rate. With Salient Eye home security application to you can turn any old or unused Android smartphone or tablet into an affordable fully functional alarm system against burglars break-ins.
We had great results so far: we surpassed 100.000 downloads and have great feedback with a 4.4 average rating! Our users love the technology and call it “the best motion sensing app” available in the market today.
In addition to this, the team is currently finalizing development of a Remote Control to be installed on the primary phone. It will allow to activate/deactivate “the eye” placed at home from anywhere at any time. The development team has always strongly focused on UX & UI, and this new feature has the objective to make the experience even smoother. How to set up and use the app (previous version), is represented in this video.

The team is comprised of a well balanced mix between software and mobile apps development, marketing & business development professionals.
  • Haggai Meltzer, CEO & Co-Founder
  • Amit Goldber, Co-founder & Board Member
  • Michele Aliverti-Piuri, CMO & Founding member
  • Asaf Schreiber, Mobile Developer
Their story has already been covered by important media such as BBC, Gizmodo, Digital Spy and Geektime just to mention a few. It mainly happened spontaneously, but now we are looking for more.