Intel has entered into an agreement with business incubator iHub to foster and grow the developer community in Africa through targeted investments in mobile application development, online developer resources, university training programs, device seeding programs and expansion of technology hubs.
iHub catalyzes the tech community in Kenya and has evolved into a space with more than 10,000 members. The model set by iHub has been used to start more than 30 other tech hubs across Africa, and enjoys a leadership role in the continent due to its size and relationship with the other hubs. Being a tech space, iHub is able to offer thought leadership in areas of mobile technology and its use.
In Kenya, the company will provide broadly available developer training through iHub and Intel’s Developer Zone, an online developer resource that enables the creation and porting of Android apps. Intel will also distribute Intel Android devices to the tech hubs, and will collaborate with select universities across the continent to enhance the ability of developers to create rich user experiences on Intel hardware with Android.
Danie Steyn, the General Manager of Intel East Africa, said the company’s goal was to enable applications from Africa for the Android marketplace in 2013, with the primary areas of focus being education, rich media and gaming.
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