Achiri Nji the founder of Traveler was one of the winners of 2016 African Entrepreneurship Awards which rounded off early this week in Morocco. His business won an award in the cateory forward-looking and early-movers.
Traveler’s mobile application prototype is a free, mobile app through which people can give live updates on road conditions, rate bus drivers, report road problems, and even connect accident victims to early medical responders and concerned family members. Achiri says that he and his team invented a prototype that has “done something even the most advanced countries haven’t done!”
Achiri says that “we are looking forward to having the first platform that will connect people” on Cameroon’s busy and often dangerous roads via a simple mobile app that works on most phones in Cameroon. Traveler’s impact reaches many groups: Passengers feel empowered to give direct feedback on the quality of public bus drivers. Governments responsible with regulating their roads can study data to investigate the factors leading to accidents. Families find peace of mind when family members travel Cameroon’s challenging roads.
All of this technology is available entirely in the hands of the user via a simple, free, mobile app.In Cameroon, passengers crave better travel experiences with peace of mind. Traveler delivers this peace of mind – and measurable data for monitoring safety by multiple groups. Winning the African Entrepreneurship Award allows Achiri to take this prototype to the Cameroonian market and take road safety beyond the borders of Cameroon, improving lives one bus at a time