Kenya videoconferencing startup hopes to rival zoom

A small Kenyan startup is moving to secure its space in the booming telecommunication industry. Gumzo which means chatting in Swahili costs only one dollar a week for those who want to host an online meeting; less than a third the price of Zoom’s pro plan.

Gumzo’s creator Jay Shapiro says that he created the app so that companies can spend some of their cash in Africa. The app stands out with its adaptability on all mobile phones, not just smartphones.

“In Africa, it’s a mobile first continent and so our platform had to work and work well on a variety of phone interfaces,” says Shapiro. […]

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