Pope Francis has finally arrived in Kenya, stepping out of his Shepherd One plane at JKIA at around 4:47 PM and leaving the airport to State House Nairobi at 17:16 PM. How do I know those these details? Because I was following the Pope in Kenya via KTN’s live coverage.
But not many people are able to watch TV from the comfort of their homes or bars or restaurants. There many stuck in traffic jams whereas others have to work hard until late at night to fulfill the daily bread requirements. To the many who can’t follow the Pope via television experience, an App by Strathmore’s University iLab dubbed Pope Visit KE has been launched to help them follow the Pope in Kenya.
Already about 500 Kenyans have decided to download the App. The meagre number is either because not so many people know about the App’s existence or majority that would rather use it don’t find it useful. But since the Pope landed in Kenya a few minutes ago, it is too early to dismiss the App.
Anyway if you think you should give the App a try, just head to Google Play Store and such for Pope Visit KE. The App as this description:
Kenya will be the first African country to host His Holiness Pope Francis since he was first elected as Pope in 2013. Pope Francis is scheduled to be in the country on 25th to 27th November, 2015 during his three day Apostolic Trip to Kenya.
Seen as both a Diplomatic State and Religious visit, the Church and her Catholic faithful is excited for the Pope’s visit. Visiting a slum at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Kangemi , celebrating a Holy Mass at the University of Nairobi and addressing the country’s youth are some of the key events scheduled for him.
The following are features of the app:
– Registration for the attendants of the youth meeting.
– Registration for the attendants of the mass
– How to donate towards the visit of the Pope
Program of the Pope’s visit
News & Social Media
Already the App seems to have received an update, where users can now be able to guide themselves to the places Pope Francis will be visiting with a new interactive maps interface, and be able to play Pope in Kenya videos directly from App.