1/2 Co-founders of EskomSePush, Herman Maritz and Dan Wells, were tired of trying to
navigate their way through different load-shedding schedules so they decided to develop an app that would make life easier.
“The schedules are just so confusing. I was sitting at the office figuring them out for myself and I just thought, there must be a way to automate this information and send it to everyone to make it simpler,” says Wells.
Maritz and Wells, who have fulltime jobs as app developers, initially created their app for f un. But with 126 000 downloads currently, t he name i s not t he only t hing t hat ’s attracting users. The app is simple to use – you download it, enter the area you need notifications for, then wait. Soon you receive notifications of when load-shedding is scheduled to start in your area. The app warns you hours in advance and you can also check for possible load-shedding for the next three days. Although you can add more than one area at once, it is not clear from the notif ication you receive which of the areas you have loaded is going to