Two University of Nairobi Students have come up with a mobile application called MealTime that aims at offering a solution in the Student Welfare Association (SWA) Kitchens. The app aims at reducing queues, fastening the serving processes and enable advanced feedback system at the Student Masses within the University of Nairobi.
The application will enable the students to easily access Mess Schedules and the students will be in apposition to also know what is in the menu. The students will be able to book or order their dishes directly on their apps without going physically to the kitchens. Students will also not need to carry cash as the application will adopt the use of credits-i.e. the students will top up just like buying airtime through an in-app M-Pesa and will obtain credits of equal money value.
If adopted, there will be reduced queues at the kitchen service points, a good service feedback loop system, and reduced money transactions at the kitchen level thus increasing transparency in accounting while at the same time eliminating the hustle of student’s carrying coins all the time.
The app was developed by two 4th year students; Sidney Rema Oirere School of Medicine and Phelix Juma Omondi School of Engineering at the C4D Innovation Lab.