The University of Dodoma (UDOM) will soon be making apps to be used on Microsoft platform such as Windows as well as mobile phones.
Mr George Mulamula, the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Government Advisor with the Dar Teknohama (ICT), said the special programme which will begin next month at UDOM, will also involve other institutions of higher learning like the University of Dar es Salaam, stating that they have a special agreement with Microsoft, through which Tanzanian students can create software apps.
Tanzania, through the Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), has signed special agreement with yet another technology giant IBM, through which local scholars will be allowed to make use of various patents filed by IBM to create software.
This development came during President Jakaya Kikwete’s recent visit to the United States, where he toured the IBM facilities and the tech giant agreed to come to Tanzania and lay open its patent for local students to make their own technological inventories.
Among them is Patrick Michael Moshi, who has just created a special tourism app known as ‘Go-Join Africa’ to run on the Android platform and soon to be made available on Google’s play-store.