The very genesis of DukaPress was a need to build online shops for Kenyan clients. However, as soon as we put DukaPress on wordpress.org, its main users quickly turned out to be, well, people who are not Kenyans. This was a very big surprise to us! Ultimately, though, it gave us an opportunity to build DukaPress into what has turned out to be a pretty stable and solid business.
Unfortunately, this has meant that ever since our initial launch, our grand ideas to make features specific to Kenya were pushed aside as we strove to build features being requested by people who actually used the software as well as serve clients.
This year, we want to try and change this a little bit. We’re working on what we think are exciting features aimed at our Kenyan users. Some of these are:
- Full Integration with ‘Kenyan’ payment gateways such as PesaPal, Iveri, and the unofficial MPESA API, PesaPi.
- Integration with related/relevant Kenyan tools such as Uhasibu
- Creating themes with a very Kenyan flavour or feel to them
What other things can we do?