Mobile application for cheap gas in Uganda

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Almost every week, African software developers introduce new applications to the market. Two IT students in Uganda have developed an application that shows motorists the cheapest gas stations in the capital, Kampala.

Edward Sekyewa is driving through Kampala. His  tank's almost empty and he urgently needs to find a gas station.  But fuel is expensive in Uganda and prices vary widely. To find the cheapest price, Edward uses his cellphone.

With his smart phone and the 'Mafuta-Go' (Gas-Go) application, he is able to find out where he'll get the most fuel for his money. According to Mafuta-Go it's the  City Oil gas station in Kamwokya where a liter costs 3,550 Ugandan shillings (1.10 euros, $1.40).