Now, since the old mySafaricom has stopped working and removed from playstore, and the new mySafaricom app is just horrible and a disgrace to app devs, I’d like to alert you of a third app by safaricom called “M-pesa (Early Access)” which is still in beta testing.
Here are a few things i found interesting:
After logging in you can use any internet (other line, wifi) for operation, a feature removed from the new mySafaricom
Biometric authorization for all transactions
All usage and balances displayed in the dashboard
Many other few changes and fixes which shows that here safaricom are heading to the right direction application-wise.
These guys are overambitious!!
Why didn’t they just focus on improving the old MySafarisom App, because everything in the New MySafaricom App was in the old one. Now, they are developing an independent M-Pesa app, yet, the services in this app are in MySafaricom App, and if there’s anything new, it can still be integrated. What’s so hard in just updating the Mpesa service, which is already in MySafaricom App, to make it better? They even have an independent app called SafaricomHome, which helps in the monitoring and management of Home Fiber. However, what’s the need of SafaricomHome when the services in this application are accessible via MySafaricom App? How many Safaricom applications will consumers have to install in their gadgets to enjoy Safaricom services? The data usage of the old MySafarisom App used to be zero-rated. Now, you can’t access MySafarisom App without active data bundles. Their ambitiousness is quite baffling.
This is big.
I believe they’re angling to decouple Mpesa from safaricom. Kind of a stand-alone app/division . Sometime back they appointed their CFO as head of MPesa
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and his Fintech launched in Nigeria last year. They’re also the owners of Cash App. Pia Stripe acquired paystach for 20B.
So, if Mpesa doesn’t go independent, the sharks are coming
Safaricom has always been working with Huawei. Must be its biggest partner and supplier.
The issue ya Huawei being banned by USA is a purely competition issue. Mostly because of USA & Europe kuzabaa and not having an equivalent competitor at the scale of Huawei.
The US won’t succeed in curtailing Huawei’s business in KE or Africa at large as we owe more money to the Chinese than them.