Kytabu Company Ltd
Kytabu is a textbook subscription app built to provide low-cost access to digitalized versions of all Kenyan textbooks from Standard 1 to Form 4.
Kytabu is a textbook subscription app built to provide low-cost access to digitalized versions of all Kenyan textbooks from Standard 1 to Form 4. The app allows users from low and middle-income families to rent a page, chapter, or full book for time periods varying between 1 hour and 1 year.
The app is accessible on any android smartphones and tablets and allows students to access many books at the fraction of the cost that they would pay when buying physical books. It also contains Formulas, Practice, Tests & Exams.
~0.054 USD per week
Competitors include Dawati, Darasa Online, and M-Shule.
Goal 4: Quality education
School going children in Kenya.
Users can download the app from the Play Store.
As of 2018, there were 4,500 users of this app.
Mobile Internet, SMS, voice, Fixed Internet, Wi-Fi, etc
2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, broadband, dial-up, other [specify]
Smartphone, feature phone, computer, tablet, other [specify]
bluetooth, Wifi, camera, IVR, GPS, Accelerometers/Motion sensors, physiologic biosensors, biometric identifiers, SIM, Memory card (e.g microSD), other [specify]
Connectivity requirement for the product/service to work. Some apps/services can work offline.
he product/service able to receive and send back information to the user?
Support according to the literacy level required from the user. If no, the user is intended to be literate.
Android, IOs, Windows, or other [specify]
Uninterrupted power supply (UPS), ocassional power supply [minimum time required], other
education equipment, educational behavior change, human resource management, decision support, data collection & analytics, electronic education records, education provider, stock management, special education surveillance and reporting
Kytabu is a mobile application that provides books and other learning materials in Kenya. Students can find textbooks, interactive KCPE & KCSE exams, formulas, and test materials for all the grades in the Kenyan education curriculum in the app.
The learning materials consist of digital copies of textbooks, audiobooks, and animated material. It contains books from Longhorn Publishers, Moran Publishers, KLB, Oxford, WordAlive, and hundreds of other content creators. Students pay a subscription of between one hour and one year to have access to books, specific chapters, or even pages.
Digitized textbooks are stored in a microSD card, which is ‘latched’ to a SIM card and distributed as a single product as a tablet or dongle. This non-device-dependent product allows users to share different devices and continue using the content wherever they are.
Provided by the developers.
Kytabu aims to make textbooks more quickly accessible and affordable. This app is meant to be collaborative, fun, interactive, and accessible on mobile.
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
Kytabu also offers a school management system that helps in human resource management, fee payment, online exams, online library, accounting, school attendance, and teacher support.
Kytabu also plans to partner with publishers and independent content creators to have their books or content available on Kytabu sometime in 2020.
Kytabu is compliant with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development requirements.
- Fundraising information
- YouTube channel.
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