APP DEVELOPMENT

PIVOT East partners with Tech Hubs for 2014 startup competition

PIVOT East partners with Tech Hubs for 2014 startup competition

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.  Read More

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YouthConnekt launches Mobile Apps for Human Development Challenge in RwandaYouthConnekt launches Mobile Apps for Human Development Challenge in Rwanda Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth and ICT and the UNDP, in close collaboration with Motorola Solutions ...
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MEA2014 urges more apps for basic phonesMEA2014 urges more apps for basic phones Mobile East Africa 2014 has ended with a call for East Africa’s mobile app developers ...
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Monday 27 Jan

Samsung WOW app connects millions to Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Samsung’s WOW (Wireless Olympic Works) is now available; offering a personalised experience, athlete cheering feature and tutorials on all 15 sporting events for Sochi 2014.»
Wednesday 22 Jan

Ghana’s MobileContent introduces Greeting Cards App

GHANA
One of Ghana’s leading mobile value added service (VAS) providers, MobileContent, has released a new electronic greeting cards application.»
Tuesday 14 Jan

Less than 1% of consumer mobile apps a financial success

Gartner predicts that through 2018, less than 0.01 per cent of consumer mobile apps will be considered a financial success by their developers.»
Thursday 9 Jan

In-app adspend to approach $17bn by 2018

In-app mobile adspend will reach $16.9 billion by 2018, up from $3.5 billion last year, a new report from Juniper Research has found. »
Thursday 19 Dec

Kenyan developer wins Appstar challenge

KENYA
The winners of the 2013 Vodafone Safaricom Appstar challenge have been announced.»
Tuesday 17 Dec

Two Kenyans in the running for Appstar finals

KENYA
Safaricom notes that two Kenyan mobile app developers are among 8 developers competing for cash prizes in this Wednesday’s Appstar finals. »
Wednesday 11 Dec

Mobile, tablet entertainment revenues to top $75bn by 2017

A new report by Juniper Research has found that by 2017, annual revenues from mobile entertainment services will reach almost $75 billion. »
Monday 2 Dec

Gaming app introduces investors to trading

KENYA
A new virtual stock market app is equipping would-be investors with the skills they need to trade.»
Sunday 1 Dec

Android training underway at University of Botswana tomorrow

BOTSWANA
A week of Android training kicks off at the University of Botswana Computer Labs tomorrow.»
Thursday 28 Nov

Android training, workshops set for UB

BOTSWANA
The University of Botswana (UB) through its Computer Science Faculty, is set to carry out IT training and workshops and the 2013 mHealth Hackathon during the first week December. »
Monday 25 Nov

Safaricom rewards AppWiz winners

KENYA
Safaricom Limited has awarded six early stage mobile technology companies with a cumulative cash prize of KES 3.7 million in the Safaricom AppWiz Developers’ Challenge.»
Thursday 24 Oct

DEMO Africa 2013 kicks off in Kenya

KENYA
The DEMO Africa Conference officially kicked off in Nairobi today, featuring cutting-edge innovations and product launches.»
Wednesday 9 Oct

African startups head for finals of global app challenge

NIGERIA
A handful of African startups will travel to Moldova this month to compete in the global finals of the VentureOut Challenge, an initiative of infoDev, a World Bank agency.»
Friday 4 Oct

Nominate Africa’s best transformation solutions

RWANDA
Nominations are now open for the Transform Africa 2013 awards - the Continental Awards of Excellence in ICT.»
Friday 20 Sep

Nandi Mobile app aims to bridge business gap

GHANA
Nandi Mobile has developed a new app aiming to connect business and consumers in emerging markets. They spoke to Nana Appiah in Accra.»
Thursday 19 Sep

Kenya to host 2013 Vodafone Appstar Challenge

KENYA
Kenya has been selected to play host to the second edition of the Vodafone Appstar Challenge. »

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