Pandaladder: instant-search for jobs in Kenya

Well, we’ve had YouTube instant, twitter instant and the grand papa of them all – Google instant. You know instant job search was well on its way! Loading dynamic content on the fly is not a new concept but has only recently found fame probably not so much for the rapid speed with which search results are returned, but because Google implemented it on a grand scale. Suddenly, traditional search just doesn’t cut it.

So as a complement to what the current Kenyan job boards and blogs offer in content, this web app simply does two things: provide a single interface to search multiple job boards simultaneously, and offer real-time search. All links redirect to the boards/blogs that post them.

This project went from concept to 95% implemented in 4 days so there’s a few more things that need to be tweaked and improved along the way. If anything, it’s always better to start small, launch fast, often and fail forward.

On that note, check it out at, comments at Here’s a preview:

Web Apps for Startups


Are you starting a business or already have a small business in operation? Taking the headache out of routine administrative tasks definitely goes a long way in freeing up more of your time to concentrate on building a great product for your company. This is especially true if you’re running a small shop with limited staff.

So I came across this great resource for starter web apps for small businesses that I’ve found to be particularly useful and that I’m actually putting to use.

A few of the take-aways:

  • Managing your projects – Basecamp
  • Taking notes, capturing information – Evernote
  • Billing, invoicing, client account management – FreshBooks
  • Track employee status, clock-in and out times – InOutBoard
  • Resume management, hiring – The Resumator

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