Many users of KaiOS smart feature phones are new to the internet. They’re entering the digital landscape through their KaiOS devices for the first time, and we know how mind-boggling that can be. Besides popular apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, YouTube and Google Maps that come preloaded in KaiOS phones—let’s be honest, Facebook alone can seem overwhelming to a non-digital native—there’s the plethora of apps on the KaiOS app store to get your head around too.
What is Kobi?
Kobi is a helpful little web-app that does one simple thing—review KaiOS apps.
Kobi lets KaiOS users know which apps are worth downloading, and which aren’t
Kobi is represented by a little leatherback turtle, and Kobi’s on a mission to review the apps on the Kai store on KaiOS phones, so the people using these feature phones have some friendly recommendations on which apps are well-designed, easy to navigate and helpful in various areas of life.
Many users of KaiOS devices don’t have an internet connection at home from broadband internet subscriptions. Instead, they depend on mobile data plans and getting wifi where they can to surf the net and download and use apps. Kobi aims to help them save data, money and time by sharing the experiences of real life KaiOS app reviewers.
The Kobi web app is also useful to those already familiar with what apps are, but would appreciate some first hand recommendations on which KaiOS apps are worth downloading and learning to use.
Simple categories make sifting through Kobi’s app reviews easy
Apps in the KaiOS app store come under categories including Social, Games, Utilities, Lifestyle, Health and Books/ Reference. The Kobi web-app simplifies these into the categories of Education, Health, Communication, Fun, Games, Money, Tools and News.
Kobi reviews help app developers too
Kobi’s reviews describe the experience of using the app, including navigation and how easy it is to learn to use it, its offline capability, design and how much memory it needs. Reviews on Kobi point out the apps which are poorly designed or conceptualised, so users can choose to give these a miss.
In the process, developers can be alerted to these issues too and take the opportunity to fix them.