About

ukowapi was founded in Darmstadt, Germany in 2015. ‚ukowapi’ is Swahili and means ‚where are you?’

As the name suggests, we’re basically a mobile solutions startup that specializes in location-based services. Our core service is providing reliable and verifiable digital addresses as an alternative to underdeveloped physical address systems.

Our vision is to completely revolutionize address systems in the developing world, thus transforming the way people do business. We believe that if you change the way a person interacts with his world, you in fact change that person’s world. This will give rise to a safer, more connected and more accessible world.

ukowapi aims to ‚make indivuals reachable’ by providing reliable and verifiable digital addresses. In the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2014, ukowapi received the Galileo Masters Award for winning 1st Place in Hesse, Germany and 2nd Place overall.

Our Product

 

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Imagine being able to conveniently navigate to any point in Kenya or Sub-Saharan Africa. Now, imagine having access to a wide range of products and services both locally and globally, simply by virtue of being reachable.

 

For business users

  • Create a business account.
  • Define your digital address by saving your current location i.e. head office/branch office.
  • Include additional information to your digital address i.e. street, house/building nr, upload picture of store/office/main entrance. This will help potential customers to easily identify your location.
  • As a business user, your location is automatically visible to all users across the platform.
  • Sign up for our vendor API (uko API) which enables your customers to simply select ‚ukowapi digital address’ as mailing address during the online order process.
  • Save valuable time and money otherwise spent trying to locate your customers. No hassle, no phone calls, no driving around in circles!

 

For private users

  • Create a private account.
  • Define your digital address by saving your current location i.e. home address/work address.
  • Include additional information to your digital address i.e. street, house/building nr, upload picture of front door/gate/main entrance. This will help other users to easily identify your location.
  • Share your location with either business or private users of your choice. Users cannot access your location without authorization from you!
  • Sit back and have your desired products or services delivered to you. Wherever you are!

 

Team

team members

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L to R: Mohammad Zakaria (Software), Albert Tra (Software), Steve Odhiambo (CEO), Selam Tesfay (Design), Felix Gillmann (Design), Abdul Rehman Zafar (Software)

News & Announcements

Awards & Partners

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“Investitionen in Ihre Zukunft”

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Investitionen dieses Unternehmens

wurden von der Europäischen Union aus dem Europäischen

Fonds für regionale Entwicklung kofinanziert.

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