Raindolf Owusu, a 22 year old Computer Science student in Accra, Ghana has launched a new browser to target Africa’s growing internet users. Anansi Web Browser has recorded 1,072 downloads since it launched in December 2011. Raindolf created the Anansi Web Browser because he wanted a web browser that could be the Hub for so many things like music. He believes that with Africa’s unreliable internet connection, a web browser that had offline features like the web camera and a download manager would speed up the downloads of files and more.
He said “Imagine you are downloading a 400 megabyte file, its going to take a little bit of your time depending on the speed of your internet.You can do so many things like listen to music from your PC on the same browser without paying extra bandwidth for streaming music online. I just released the Beta version of the browser and so far I’m getting a lot good reviews and I have had over a thousand downloads.”
“I’m working on the full version to be released soon with less bugs and a great user experience. In the next few years when you talk of web browsers in Africa, Anansi will be the first to come in minds. I hope to find a strong and dedicated team to join me so that we could take the browser to the next level and also port it to mobile devices.” he said.
Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Windows Explorer are big players in the browser space but Raindolf intends to take make Anansi to the next level. In the next few years when you talk of web browsers in Africa, Anansi will be the first to come in minds, he said. He hopes to find a strong and dedicated team to join him to take the browser to the next level and also port it to mobile devices.