Ever since MPESA and mobile money services became so successful in Kenya, hundreds of Apps have been launched to improve users’ experience when using the mobile money platforms. The latest entrant in this almost over crowded field of mobile money apps is the Overview App, which promises to offer the user the ability to overview MPESA, Mshwari, KCB MPESA and Airtel Money transactions all under one roof.
As the name of the app suggests, Overview App promises to offer a glance summary of transactions on MPESA, Mshwari, KCB MPESA and Airtel Money, allowing the user to summarily view transaction history in aggregate figures and graphs. The App goes a step further to show the user where the most recent transaction was done or who sent that recent transaction.
The Overview App has three main menus accessible at the bottom of the App. The Home screen is where the user can overview MPESA and the other mobile money platforms, but if you would want to check the graphical representations of the recent receipts and spends, then the Movement Screen is where you’ll head to. The Movement Screen offers summary of transactions under Peer to Peer, Unknown, Airtime, Beauty, Bills, Business, Clothing, Community, Education, Electronics, Entertainment, Fees, Gambling, Groceries, Health, Restaurant and Bars, Savings, Shopping, Sports, Transport and Travel categories. By the time of reviewing the App for the purposes of this article, I had only used mobile money on Peer to Peer and Unknown categories.
Lastly, the Wallets screen allows you to check at a glance the wallets that are currently supported by the App. By the time of writing this article, the supported wallets were MPESA, MShwari Savings, Airtel Money, KCB, and Mshwari Lock Savings. Apparently the Mshwari Loans that is mostly used by Kenyans is yet to be included in the App.
To explain further to our readers what exactly is Overview and how this new mobile money app can actually be beneficial to users, we contacted Henri-Jérôme Pauwels, the Chief Marketing Officer at Overview, and asked him the following questions:
Generally therefore, if you are the type of individual who sends or receives hundreds/thousands of mobile money transactions every day, and you would want to constantly see the summary of your mobile money transactions on the second/minute or hour, then the Overview App is meant for you.
We will keep tabs on Overview App and notify you of any new add-ons to the App as they get incorporated. And by the way, head on to Overview Site and download the App to your Android device, then let us know what you would like to be added therein, and we’ll pass your feedback to the Overview team.