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  • Swedish Mobile App Truecaller Expanding Operations In Africa

    Mobile App - Truecaller is expanding operations in Africa. Photo - TruecallerBlog By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:12 am

    Truecaller, a mobile app that provides the identity of unknown callers, has announced an expansion plan for Africa that will see it become a priority region for the Swedish company. The Scandinavian firm will be hiring key African personnel, and it will also decide on a location, either in South Africa or Nigeria, where its African headquarters will be set up. Truecaller is the world’s largest verified mobile phone community dedicated to helping users to avoid and block spam calls.

  • Ghanaian App Connects Churches With Followers Via Smartphone

    Ghanaian entrepreneur Nana Opoku W.O. Agyeman. Photo - YouTube - connects churches By Ann Brown, 2:55 am AFKI Original

    Ghanaian entrepreneur Nana Opoku W.O. Agyeman founded Asoriba, a web-based church management application that keeps the church connected to its members throughout the week, and not only on Sundays. So far, Agyeman has signed 395 churches in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, and the U.S. He has registered 30,000 church members to Asoriba, which was named the Ghanaian startup of the year in 2015.

  • Google Launches YouTube Go Mobile App To Combat Slow Speeds In Nigeria

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the availability of YouTube Go for Nigerians during his visit to the country. Photo - TechDemi By Peter Pedroncelli, 10:57 am

    A specialized version of the the Google-owned online video service, called YouTube Go, has been made available to Nigerian users through the launch of a mobile app in the country. The U.S.-based company announced that the YouTube Go app is now available for initial public download in Nigeria. Google chief executive Sundar Pichai and his team visited Nigeria in July to unveil a YouTube version built for Nigerians with slow internet speeds.

  • South African Medical Tech Startup Aiming To Empower Doctors Across The Globe

    Dr Khan, CEO and co-founder of South African medical tech startup, EMGuidance. Photo - Twitter By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:42 am

    South African medical tech startup Essential Medical Guidance, known simply as EMGuidance, won the South African leg of the Seedstars World competition at the end of June. EMGuidance provides a mobile app, which was launched last year, allowing doctors and medical professionals to source treatment protocols for chronic conditions and information on medication that differs from region to region, giving those in the medical profession the ability to make informed decisions.

  • South African Bank’s Mobile App Becomes Zero-Rated Across All Networks

    The FNB banking mobile app is now zero-rated for South Africans. Photo - CompareGuru By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:27 am

    South Africa’s First National Bank has taken the decision to make their mobile app zero-rated across all mobile networks in the country, following discussions with all of the major service providers. This means that users can use the mobile app without using their data, enjoying free app services while on the major networks of Vodacom, MTN and Cell C. The bank already offers free access to its mobile app to all First National Bank Connect customers, and free WiFi is available in most of the bank’s branches for customers to download the app.

  • Ford’s New Mobile App, A Potential Uber Killer, Has Roots In Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 12:10 am

    The FordPass app is about to become a disruptive tool, with Ford using it to test car sharing and borrowing. A collaboration with South African-born Paul Maritz has led to the development of a FordPass feature that adds smart ride-hailing technology to shuttle services. “We’re making a major shift to being an auto and technology company,” said Mark Fields, CEO of Ford Motor Company. During his keynote address at Mobile World Congress, Fields suggested FordPass could “do for the car industry what iTunes did for the music industry.”

  • Startup Spotlight: Buying Event Tickets In Tanzania Via Mobile

    By Staff, 10:00 am

    If you want to buy a ticket to an event in Dar es Salaam you must go to a physical outlet. TiME Tickets, a mobile app, allows event-goers in Tanzania to buy tickets via their mobile phones using mobile money. Startup founders Mwasapi Kihongosi and Godluck Akyoo talk about how they solved the problem using mobile technology, and how they financed the business.

  • Ethiopian Tech Start-Up Developing App For World-Beating Athletes

    By Kevin Mwanza, 2:56 am

    Ethiopian mobile app startup AhadooTec is developing an application aimed at world beating athletes, with a view to helping local talent step up to the international arena

  • Cloud-based Platform biNu Levels Basic Mobile Consumers, Smartphone Users

    By Steven J. Smith, 12:42 pm

    Mobile app company biNu is drawing a lot of attention these days in Africa with a program it claims can boost Internet speeds by as much as 10 times, giving even the most basic phones smartphone-like capabilities. The app’s platform provides more than 100 channels including news, entertainment, weather, social networks and even free books, according to its website. Users also have the ability to interact with one another through news feeds, social profiles and messaging.

  • iRoko Rules As Africa’s Entertainment King

    By Steven J. Smith, 10:03 am

    British-born Jason Njoku got the inspiration for iROKO Partners three years ago, when he was unable to find Nigerian movies online for his mother. Today, iROKO is the world’s largest distributor of African entertainment, including Nigerian-made movies — otherwise known as Nollywood films. Now considered the ‘African Netflix,’ the company enjoys a global customer base of […]

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