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Kenyan Company Launches Social Media Sharing Card

Written by Ndesanjo Macha On 17 March 2014 @ 8:53 am | 5 Comments

In Economics & Business, English, Kenya, Quick Reads, Sub-Saharan Africa, Technology

Gigwapi, an online event listing service, has launched [1] a cashless payment system and social media sharing card. The card, Gigwapi card, will be used to pay for tickets and goods at events:

The card holds your personal information and can automatically integrate to your social media profile. This provides a way to share your current physical engagements like check in, upload event pictures and messages to your follower on social media. All this is done by just tapping on designated kiosks – scan points – at an event.
Messages shared via the Gigwapi card will act as personal endorsements resulting in event organizers and brand sponsors getting advertising. It stands to make the brands talked about in the messages credible and relevant.

“If a kiosk is configured for check-in, once the card is tapped then it will automatically update the user’s Facebook page saying they have checked in at the event. If an event’s sponsor once to share or send a message online, once the card gets tapped the generated message will be shared through the card users page, and on this we are also working on ways to share revenue with the user.” says Kinyanjui Njonde, Co-founder of Gigwapi.


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