APP DEVELOPMENT

K-Free app wins Uganda Community Innovation award

K-Free app wins Uganda Community Innovation award

K-Free, a health solution app aimed at curbing and combating breast cancer through early detection, has won the prestigious 2014 Uganda Community Innovation awards organised by Orange Uganda in conjunction with Huawei Technology.  Read More

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Thursday 17 Jul

Safaricom launches 2nd Appwiz challenge

KENYA
Safaricom has launched the 2nd edition of the Appwiz Challenge, a developer competition designed to help identify and develop successful early stage mobile technology companies.»
Tuesday 15 Jul

Ampion Venture Bus to stop in Accra, Ghana

GHANA
The Ampion Venture Bus, an initiative to boost entrepreneurship in Africa will make a stop in Ghana’s capital Accra during the month of September.»
Saturday 12 Jul

Samsung, Celltick partner on West Africa UI

NIGERIA
Samsung Electronics West Africa is launching Celltick’s ‘Start’ based technology across its complete range of android phones via the Samsung Apps Store.»
Sunday 6 Jul

Mobile media revenues to pass $90bn in 2018

IHS forecasts that total revenues from mobile media and advertising will pass $90 billion in 2018, up from $53 billion in 2014. »
Tuesday 1 Jul

App integration commonplace within five years

A new report by Juniper Research on the telematics sector has found that the number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018.»
Monday 30 Jun

Huge opportunities for African software developers

SOUTH AFRICA
Enterprises across the continent are in desperate need of good software developers, says Petr Havlik, Managing Director of SA-based CyberPro Consulting.»
Friday 27 Jun

Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub to monetise innovation in Africa

KENYA
Microsoft has unveiled an online intellectual property (IP) portal called the Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub, in an effort to create an IP protection culture in Africa. »
Monday 23 Jun

Mobile games revenues near $29bn by 2016

A new report from Juniper Research has revealed that by 2016 total revenues from mobile games will reach $28.9 billion – a growth of over 38% on the 2014 figure of $20.9 billion. »
Sunday 22 Jun

Safaricom, Strathmore highlight ICT centres of excellence

KENYA
Safaricom, in partnership with Strathmore University is running two centres of excellence for Telecommunication, Innovation and Development in the faculty of Information Technology at Strathmore University.»
Friday 20 Jun

Illuminum Greenhouses

KENYA
An innovative Kenyan duo is embracing technology with mobile powered automated irrigation and weather sensors for greenhouse farmers. »
Wednesday 11 Jun

BCX acquires 30% interest in Nigeria’s AppZone

NIGERIA
Business Connexion (BCX) has acquired a 30% strategic interest in AppZone Limited, an information technology solutions provider in Lagos, Nigeria.»
Saturday 7 Jun

25% of top global banks to have banking app store by 2016

By 2016, Gartner expects to see about 25% of large banks deploy banking app stores to improve app discovery, user experience and collaboration. »
Wednesday 4 Jun

IBM prepares Kenyan application developers for cloud revolution

KENYA
IBM experts have completed intensive training for 50 Kenyan students and software developers looking to enhance their technical and entrepreneurial skills. »
Thursday 27 Feb

PIVOT East partners with Tech Hubs for 2014 startup competition

KENYA
The organisers of PIVOT East, one of the most prestigious mobile startup competitions and conferences in East Africa, have announced a partnership with Tech Hubs across the region for 2014. »
Wednesday 19 Feb

New Android threat rises

The AndroRAT is an example of how cyber criminals can manipulate apps for their own gain, says Intact Security.»
Monday 17 Feb

YouthConnekt launches Mobile Apps for Human Development Challenge in Rwanda

RWANDA
Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth and ICT and the UNDP, in close collaboration with Motorola Solutions, will power a Mobile App Challenge that will be implemented by YouthConnekt.»

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In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.