UFH Enactus' App saves users from long queues
The UFH Enactus team of two has broken new ground!
The award-winning duo has developed a Mobile Application called “Eazy2Q”, a platform that provides queuing services, and a storage facility for medical records. The project is one of the 2019 MTN ICT challenge winners.
Enactus is a community of students across universities using entrepreneurship to transform lives.
The Eazy2Q App is the brainchild of Enactus leader, Mr Lebogang Dludlu, together with the organisation’s former leader, Mr Vuyo Mbalane. The pair entered the MTN ICT Challenge that propelled them to use a Design Thinking Methodology to develop a digital service that will help communities within the Health, Agriculture, and Education sector.
After conducting research, they opted for the health sector. “It was a challenging time for us. The fact that we were representing UFH Enactus, kept us going. It was our biggest reason not to give up,” stated the pair.
The competition received more than 21 entries from Enactus organisations across South African universities. After numerous submissions, the UFH duo was selected by MTN South Africa and Enactus South Africa to be in the top six. They received funding of R60 000 to develop their digital service.
The main feature of the application is that it allows the user to request someone to queue for them at places such as banks, supermarkets and government offices at an affordable fee. Additional features include storage of records and the ability to track your fitness.
Dludlu said In the long run, the duo is planning to improve the application in line with the needs of industries such as banking institutions. “We are attempting to do away with queuing altogether. The plan is to develop the platform to provide virtual rather than actual human queuing, while at food retailers, human queuing remains the preference,” he said.
The application is available on Google Play Store. Click here for more details on how to sign in and use it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PJQTMLRUPU