The Habari 100 will change the manner in which Kenyans receive news on their smartphones by introducing, a more efficient way of reading news. In light of this, the application will expose trending news items, and puts them into different categories; these categories known as Sanduku are pockets of categorized news subjects that are labeled with different topic headlines, namely, Politics, Crime, Sports, and Weather. Indeed, such categorization makes Habari 100 clutter- free, besides making it one of the most easy to browse News applications in the country- Kenya. In addition, owing to its categorized layout of news items, it facilitates easy access to breaking news owing to the fact that whenever a fresh news item emerges, a red numbered-alert pops at the right corner of categorized Sanduku– pockets.
When trending news appears, a user will be alerted through a red icon that appears on the news pocket right top corners. In addition, the application has a chime that goes on, and vibrates to alert the user that a news item of his/her choice is trending. Such alerts bridge the existing gap where locally based News Application haves no notification to alert user on emerging news. In other words, the Habari 100 has a navigation provision that enables users to customize the types of News content one could like to watch, listen to, and read. In reference to the customization of favorite news content, Habari 100 proposes news items that it reckons to appeal to its users. These news content will be listed in a section in the application that is referred to as “ proposed for you” pocket. In regard to the digitized print news stories, the application presents such content on a friendly user interface that has a magazine- style aesthetic; in this way, it makes navigation through the App not only interesting, but engaging for readers. Habari 100 is not restrictive in regard to software that can support it, but the first priority is Android. Perhaps one of the most interactive features of Habari 100 is its ability to allow users to comment, like, and share news items that they feel are outstanding, relevant, and informative. The working model of this news application will need the collective synergies of the Bloggers Association of Kenya, the People Daily, and The Standard Group. More importantly, these stakeholders will work to ensure that news content is readily available for Android Smartphone users. In addition, the Habari 100 news Application has its own video player and audio player that enable users to listen and watch news items on their smartphones. However, the audio- visual provisions of the application are only a preserve of topical news items, national politics news, and sports news. The application will be a delight to the busy persons because it offers digest of favorite news items. In other words, a user does not have to read the entire news article to decipher its main content, but will be provided with a one sentence summary of the key message in a news item. The application takes into consideration that offering a news digest does not suffice for extremely busy news consumers in Kenya; in view of this, it has a provision that allows user to save a news item for posterity or later consumption. The straightforward news application, Habari 100, can be linked to social media platforms such as one’s personal account at Facebook and Twitter. In this way, it facilitates the sharing of news with friends and acquaintances on these social media platforms. Overall, Habari 100 news Application is a must-have application because of its elitism in the provision of news in the context of Kenya.