There’s some amazing news for developers and startups in the technical field – Orange SMS Web Service has been released for test and use to developers in Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Niger, Senegal, .
Through the Orange Partner developer website, enterprising start-ups from Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Niger and Senegal will soon be able to directly access and use the Orange SMS API for the first time.
SMS A2P (Application to Person) is a fast growing business in the region and through the Orange SMS Web Service, designed by the Group’s Technocentre & Orange Labs, start-ups will be able to rapidly develop new SMS-based services and benefit from a special range of SMS volume discounts and tariffs offered by Orange.
Sycelim, a startup that specializes in the development (web and software), computer systems and networks, currently accelerated by Orange Fab, an accelerator based in SIlicon Valley that incubates startups for a 3 month period, has already benefited from getting access to the Orange SMS Web Service, which was launched in Ivory Coast on 9th April 2015.
Sycelim has developed an e-health service for professionals, allowing their customers to search for a specific doctor by type and location, and also receive health tips by SMS.
“Over 100 million of our customers are in Africa and the Middle East. With data usage and familiarity with smartphone services growing day by day, the region is ripe for innovation and we want to be a part of the process that makes a positive and meaningful impact on the lives of Africans. The two initiatives we are launching today are designed to nurture ideas generation and support local talent. Opening up Orange assets to these entrepreneurs are essential to help them innovate and succeed.”, said Marc Rennard, Senior Executive VP at Orange in Africa and the Middle East.