Tanzania: Abraham Itule digitizes transport ticketing with Safiri app

By : Melchior Koba

Date : vendredi, 09 juin 2023 13:10

He is an outstanding software developer with over 14 years of experience in building software and web applications. In his home country, Tanzania, he set up an online bus ticket booking application.

Abraham Itule (photo) is a Tanzanian entrepreneur and computer scientist with a degree in Information Technology from Manchester University in 2012. In 2022, he founded Safiri App, a mobile app that allows users to buy bus tickets in Tanzania.  

Safiri App connects transport operators and travelers, enabling customers to buy their travel tickets from the comfort of their home, office... It also provides travelers with real-time updates on the location of the means of transport and other transit information.

Safiri App users can also entrust parcels or goods to be conveyed by transport companies registered on the platform. For bus operators, the company offers a simple ticketing system that integrates mobile money and SMS.

Recently, the mobile app has been selected among the 12 African start-ups to attend the Africa Tech Summit in London on June 23. On this occasion, Abraham Itule will be speaking about public transport and logistics in Africa.

Safiri app was launched through Itule Limited, Abraham Itule’s software company. Besides his duties as the CEO of that software company, the tech entrepreneur is also the CTO of UK-based Hexis, which uses artificial intelligence to create a personalized nutrition plan to optimize the performance of athletes and coaches.

His professional career began in 2009 with Zippro System Ltd, where he worked as a programmer in the UK. Since then, he has worked as a developer, both back-end and front-end, at several institutions, including The Virtu Group, Spindrift, IBM, Cambridge University Press, Santander UK, and Instant Access Technologies. In 2021, he was a senior full-stack engineer at UK financial technology company Akrod.

Melchior Koba


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