EskomSePush: Innovative load-shedding app curbs SA’s frustration

EskomSePush: Innovative load-shedding app curbs SA’s frustration

Load-shedding in South Africa has reached an unprecedented level forcing South Africans to find innovative solutions to make their lives a little bit more manageable without power.

Realising the crisis early in 2014, two friends designed an app that lets users know when load-shedding in their area is going to take place.

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Their app cleverly named EskomSePush, sends a push notification to your Android phone when load-shedding is going to take place. The app has made a massive leap from 2500 active users to 300 000 after this week’s latest Eskom fiasco, Briefly.co.za learned.

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Herman Maritz and Dan Southwood-Wells developed the app as a side project in 2014 so that they could stay ahead of the load-shedding schedule during December holidays.

The app receved some updates since people started using it again after a relatively stable eload-shedding period the past few years.

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The app provides information for over 50 000 populated areas in the country.

YOu can also follow the app on social media platform, Twitter, to get updates on the various stages and suspension.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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