Just an awesome way to start off the week, we are celebrating Deodate Mugenzi, a 26-year-old Rwandan,who has recently developed a prototype that allows WhatsApp users to make internal and international calls without internet connection. Isn’t this mind blowing? everyday we youths come up with innovative ideas.
Being bothered with the high cost of international calls from China, Japan, the United States and Europe to Africa and most telecommunication service providers and others charge exorbitant amounts for text messages and voice calls for international transactions.
Deodate Mugenzi brainstormed on how to ssolve this obvious common problem.
Though aware that technology solutions like like social networks and instant messaging applications like WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and others,are now available, fluctuation of connection during calls are faced by users.
In addition to this both caller and receiver must have any of the applications downloaded on their phone before they calls can be made.
These problems has been solved by a Deodate with his prototype which will now allow users of WhatsApp messaging to evade these conditions to make a voice call on the platform.
Deodate Mugenzi talking about his innovation on Inspired 9m
Deodate Mugenzi is studying information and communication technology at the Polytechnic Regional Center of Kigali in Rwanda.
According to him, the development of the prototype has been perpetuated by the need of Africans to converse with friends and family members around the world. His project began in 2017, and now wants to have an “impact on the lives of people around the world”.
In addition, the innovation began with playing with a laptop at a vigorous library search, using physics and the computer as key arsenals.
In addition to solving communication problems, the initiative has also borrowed its passion for science and technology. Due to the bad situation on the continent, Mugenzi conducted intensive research based on computer skills acquired in class and from physics books. The whole system works using optical physics, mobile communication techniques, and networking principles.
To use the Deodate’s application, the registration of the receiver and caller numbers on the WhatsApp platform mut be done. According to the inventor, even though the prototype helps connect people all over the world, the program does not allow multiple calls simultaneously. The current development stage can therefore support only one call at a time.
So far, the work has been carried out on the Rwandan’s own funds. But now he is thinking of raising money for mass production for marketing purposes.
The system has already attracted many telecommunication companies who have expressed interest in purchasing an improved version.
We love innovative concepts, this should be a drive for more youths to use their high intellects to create problem solving concepts.
We Celebrate Deodate Mugenzi