APP DEVELOPMENT

Mobile context aware technology to revolutionise app economy

Mobile context aware technology to revolutionise app economy

A new report from Juniper Research predicts that increasing contextual awareness in apps, as seen in digital assistants such as Google Now, will transform the process of app discovery and the cluttered app tray. Read More

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Microsoft 4Afrika announces AfriLabs ‘Collaboration Challenge’ Microsoft 4Afrika announces AfriLabs ‘Collaboration Challenge’ Microsoft 4Afrika has announced a new Collaboration Challenge with AfriLabs to increase knowledge sharing across the ...
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Ghanaian launches Africa’s first mobile/web application for freebies Ghanaian launches Africa’s first mobile/web application for freebies A Ghanaian enterprise has launched Zalaa.mobi, described as the first free giveaway website in the ...
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K-Free app wins Uganda Community Innovation awardK-Free app wins Uganda Community Innovation award K-Free, a health solution app aimed at curbing and combating breast cancer through early detection, has ...
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Sunday 24 Aug

AccessKenya Group launches mobile service application

KENYA
Corporate Internet and Information Technology Solutions provider AccessKenya Group has launched a mobile service solution for smart phones and tablets.»
Tuesday 19 Aug

m:lab East Africa, SoftLayer partner on Mobile Impact Ventures Programme

KENYA
m:lab East Africa has entered into a partnership with SoftLayer, an IBM Company, to offer the Catalyst programme to startups in m:lab East Africa’s accelerator program “Mobile Impact Ventures Program” and the community at large. »
Tuesday 22 Jul

Fake apps invade Google Play

Trend Micro has released a new report indicating that Google Play has become infested with trojanised versions of apps.»
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. »

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MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmersMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers

Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures. 

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iProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTsiProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTs

An innovation dubbed iProcure is already being used by several agro input firms which are now relying on it to distribute their products to farmers. 

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Schneider Electric signs exclusive off-grid solar distribution agreement with Zimbabwean firm

Schneider Electric has announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Samansco, a Zimbabwean renewable energy, back-up power and appropriate technology company.

SAP Innovation Helps The Global Fund Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

Extending a longstanding partnership, SAP is a founding member of The Global Fund’s new Innovation Coalition to support disease prevention and treatment.