UNICEF has launched the world’s first-period tracker app for girls, Co-created with girls in Kenya.
This Oky-Kenya app aims to help girls take control of their periods and their lives by providing information about menstruation in a fun, creative and positive way.
The app, which first went live on the Google play store on March 24 and officially launched in Kenya last week, will also help track how period affects their body and mood, allowing them to better know their bodies.
In addition, the girls will get personalized predictions so that they can plan ahead. Oky’s features include individualized cycle trackers and calendars, tips, and menstruation information.
The more you use this tracker, the more accurate the predictions of when your next period will be.
According to the Director of Education Policy and Partnerships at the Ministry of Education Charles Mwita, the period tracker puts girls at the heart of digital solutions for menstrual health and hygiene.
He called upon stakeholders to continue raising awareness about menstrual health and hygiene, advocate for policies that promote menstrual equity, and support research and innovation in this space.
Available as an Android app, Oky also has some more unconventional features that are girl-centered and engaging — through Oky’s gamified design, girls can personalize the app, select and unlock their own avatars and play menstrual health quizzes..
And unlike other period trackers, which are largely tailored for adults and fertility-centered, Oky is Age and culturally-appropriate, localized, in local languages, Digitally inclusive and accessible both online and offline