Yes; one way or the other, every other app out there wants to help you spend your money. There are payment apps all over the place. Shopping apps too. “Spend! Spend! Spend!” That is the rally cry of everyone else. Finally, one app shows up with only one purpose: to help you save your money.
OsusuMobile proclaims itself as a financial service that enable users to save money more conveniently by being an easy avenue to make small deposits. The name is derived from a traditional system of savings in Nigeria. I am guessing that the service will work similar to that too. And yes; it wants to be the bank to the unbanked. It sounds good from where I stand. Hopefully, it won’t end up chasing the banked instead of its initial target market like most other mobile money services have resorted to doing.
OsusuMobile isn’t quite ready yet, so you have to wait a little longer. But do keep an eye out for it. I shall do just that.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.