The Sunday News
Tendai Bhebe, Sunday News Reporter
A 23-year-old Bulawayo man has created a computer application called Skies that will work like other social networks Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp.
In an interview with Sunday News, Deliverance Tanyanyiwa said he named the application Skies because he wants people to know that it originated from Bulawayo.
“It is called Skies because I want people to know that it is from Bulawayo as I am representing where I come from,” he said.
Tanyanyiwa said the application was a trial version as he wanted to know the challenges he would face and how he was supposed to solve the challenges.
“When I created the application it was a trial version, I wanted to see the challenges that I am going to face and how I was going to solve the challenges. I wanted to test the algorithms; these are mathematics in programming that helps you to solve problems like how your posts appear and I was testing the security of the application, “he added.
Asked on why he created the application.
“I created this application because I realised that about 80 percent of people’s revenue is spent on the internet and that money goes to the United State of America (USA), thus leaving our country’s economy affected,” he said.
He further added that the application has its shortcomings.
“The results that I came up with were that the design was not mobile friendly, it functions well when using a computer but on a mobile phone people could face some difficulties when using Skies, but I am happy because I have found a formula to correct that. What is making my job a bit difficult is that I am self-funding the project,” he said.