Mozilla in collaboration with Agha Khan University launched a new app in a bid to improve online users’ experience.
The app dubbed “pocket” will be built on the Android and iOS platforms and accessed on the web to give users access to written and visual content of their choice and even use them offline.
The pocket will also allow users to access saved content by others without an internet connection.
The app was previously known as “Read” before being acquired by the Mozilla Corporation.
Mozilla is popularly known for its browser, firefox, and now pocket.
Speaking during the launch, Pocket Vice President & General Manager Mozilla, Matt Koidin said their mission is to ensure that the Internet becomes a global public resource.
The partnership with Aghan Khan will enable local content to be distributed to meet the needs of Kenyan online users.
The content on the pocket will be ads-free and hence will allow users to control how much memory they allow the pocket to use.
According to Mozilla downloads are only possible over Wi-Fi to meet the needs of cost-conscious users.
A report from the Communication Authority of Kenya reveals that the total internet subscriptions in Kenya stand at 46.5 million and 30.2 million.
The growth is attributed to the advancement in the network, accessibility of cheaper smartphones, and data plans.