APP DEVELOPMENT

Charity uses OutSystems to rapidly build an app

Charity uses OutSystems to rapidly build an app

Mercy Ships has utilised OutSystems’ Platform to create a custom online application that has led to a 20 percent increase in volunteer registrations for the charity in just two months. Read More

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MTN unveils app to enhance voter educationMTN unveils app to enhance voter education As the general elections in Nigeria draws nearer, MTN has unveiled a mobile app designed to ...
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App for disabled children reaches Ericsson Innovation Award semi-finalsApp for disabled children reaches Ericsson Innovation Award semi-finals Team Handi’Educ from Senegal has emerged a semi-finalist in the Ericsson Innovation Awards representing sub-Saharan ...
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Buzztrick overall winner of MTN App Challenge Version 2.0 Buzztrick overall winner of MTN App Challenge Version 2.0 The developer of the Buzztrick app, Nana Ekow Taylor, has been adjudged the overall winner of ...
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MORE APP DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Tuesday 27 Jan

Fun loving Ugandans enjoy new app

UGANDA
Entertainment loving Ugandans are snapping up the new TiKiTi app, which alerts them to trending night spots in their area, and allows them to use their phones to buy tickets for their preferred night clubs. »
Monday 26 Jan

Ugandan innovators use smartphones to detect malaria

UGANDA
A team of young Ugandan innovators has developed a tool that can diagnose malaria using a smartphone.»
Friday 23 Jan

Safaricom launches ideas portal

KENYA
Safaricom has launched an interactive portal dubbed Zindua Café through which external innovators and developers will be able to share their ideas, applications and prototypes with Safaricom. »
Monday 19 Jan

Draw your own video game

Cartoon Network Games has partnered with Pixel Press on an innovative title encourages players to draw their own Adventure Time game levels.»
Tuesday 13 Jan

New GoMetro Mini gives easy access to public transport info in 11 SA languages

SOUTH AFRICA
South African transport app GoMetro has expanded to include a new mobile app for older phones, the brainchild of an intern working at GoMetro.»
Friday 9 Jan

Mozambican developer groups to step up activities in 2015

MOZAMBIQUE
Google Developer Groups in Mozambique say they have pegged 2015 as the year to step up activities to boost app development in the country.»
Wednesday 7 Jan

iLabAfrica to take Android training to students

KENYA
Kenyan high school and university students with a passion for programming will now have a chance to excel in developing Android mobile apps.»
Monday 5 Jan

MTN Congo finishes 2014 in style with App Store top prize

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
MTN Congo has finished the year 2014 in style and has kicked off 2015 with pride after its MTN App Store collected a top prize at the Africa Telecom People (ATP) Awards held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.»
Sunday 28 Dec

Seven startups built on AMPION Venture Bus Tunisia

TUNISIA
Tunisia is set to welcome seven freshly baked startups emerging from the Ampion Venture Bus Tunisia 2014. »
Wednesday 17 Dec

Hundreds apply to be digital change-makers

GHANA
Over 400 young Ghanaians have responded to Tigo’s call to become ‘Digital Change-makers’.»
Tuesday 16 Dec

Magazine Reel wins second Safaricom Appwiz Challenge

KENYA
A team of Egerton University graduates, who came up with a mobile-based web application that allows youth to access the latest campus news though their mobile phones, have emerged the winners of this year’s Safaricom Appwiz Challenge.»
Tuesday 9 Dec

2go racks up 2m monthly users on Android app

Mobile social network 2go has announced it has achieved over two million monthly users on its Android app just over a year after its launch.»
Tuesday 9 Dec

Developing businesses in emerging markets – Ampion Venture bus heads to Tunisia

TUNISIA
From December 14 to December 19 the final AMPION Venture Bus 2014 will embark on a unique journey to create innovative ICT startups when traveling Tunisia. »
Sunday 7 Dec

Kampala duo develops trendy social media app

UGANDA
Kamapala’s Vibe Labs has developed an app that simplifies the task of keeping up with important news from friends.»
Thursday 4 Dec

Airtel boosts entrepreneurship with Catapult-a-Startup

NIGERIA
Airtel Nigeria has launched an entrepreneurial initiative tagged ‘Catapult-a-Startup,’ a platform which aims to inspire innovation and assist  start up mobile app developers towards actualising their business goals and dreams. »
Saturday 29 Nov

Modisar Farm management system launched

BOTSWANA
The Botswana project that won the Orange Africa Social Venture Prize for Innovation was launched at a packed event at the Botswana Innovation Hub.»

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Malawi Govt denies clinging to ‘Cashgate’ softwareMalawi Govt denies clinging to ‘Cashgate’ software

The Malawi Government will not exclude the software brand that has been in use for the country’s Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS), but it has rejected reports implying that it is ‘clinging’ to the old system.

IN DEPTH

Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up

Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.

COMPANY NEWS

MTN demonstrates the benefits of its video on demand offering

MTN showcased the benefits of FrontRow when it streamed high bandwidth video content onto multiple mobile devices using its video on demand (VOD) offering.

VMware appoints Bask Iyer as chief information officer

VMware has announced the appointment of Bask Iyer to the role of senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of VMware.