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mobile apps: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 1:15 am AFKI Original
The shortlist of finalists for the Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2017 was recently announced, with a number of apps considered in the fintech and m-commerce categories. The awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech ventures from across Africa, with various categories included to recognize mobile apps that impact numerous industries and sectors. The annual awards attracted over 300 submissions from across 31 countries, with the winners announced at the awards party in Cape Town on Nov. 6.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:26 am
South Africans prefer to use their bank’s mobile application rather than other interactions with the institutions in question, including in-branch and contact via telephone. Respondents to a Avaya survey revealed that a digital-first approach to dealing with their basic banking needs is preferred over any direct contact with bank staff, choosing to talk to another individual only if absolutely necessary.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:57 am AFKI Original
South Africa is a country where smartphone usage is high, and downloaded android mobile apps form an important part of the experience for these users. The android market is the biggest among the smartphone competitors in the country, and as such this segment of the market is an indicator of the popularity of apps in general and the types of mobile applications that South Africans are using. Here are the 10 most downloaded android mobile apps in South Africa.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:39 am AFKI Original
Technology has an important role to play in African daily life, and in fact, some mobile apps that have been created contribute to saving lives. Mobile apps are easily accessible, often free or cost-effective, and can be used on the go. Whether helping to enhance healthcare, assist with security or summon law enforcement, the mobile apps on this list have been designed specifically to deal with challenges and assist African communities with crucial elements of their lives. Here are 12 mobile apps that are saving lives in Africa.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:42 am AFKI Original
Africa has embraced mobile like few other regions of the world have, with some of the highest mobile penetration rates and the majority of internet users accessing content online via their mobiles. Whether one considers online banking, apps for healthcare, connecting through social media or voting for a political party, Africans have fully embraced mobile technology and all of its possibilities. Here are the 12 things you didn’t know about how Africans have embraced mobile.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:00 am AFKI Original
App development is on the rise, with many innovative apps developed in South Africa with a focus on solving a problem or providing for a specific local need. These applications are going a long way to helping people in the country with a variety of issues from the more important questions around education, finances and employment, to simpler matters including uncomplicated mall parking. Here are 12 mobile apps that are solving South African problems.
Dana Sanchez, 3:08 pm
WhatsApp is the No. 1 most downloaded app in South Africa, where social networking and IM apps from global Internet players are popular among smartphone users. Local innovators are racing to build relevant apps. Most content is in English and focused on data-heavy smartphone apps. Content needs to be available on more devices in languages users understand, says GSMA.
Kevin Mwanza, 9:10 am
A Nigerian Tech startup MyMUSIC has created an “African iTune” that will enable African youth to access the music they love on the mobile device. Capitalizing on a mobile revolution on the continent with over half a billion people connected on the device, with over 100 million in Nigeria alone, MyMusic has created an app that enable users to download music from across the continent on their phone at a small fee of less than $0.33.
Andrew Friedman, 2:07 am AFKI Original
Entrepreneurial skills have helped many throughout Africa lift themselves and others up out of poverty. When paired with modern technology and the rising prevalence of mobile phones, these skills can also solve seemingly intractable problems like accountability, transparency, food security and many others. One of the main reason given for the growth in techn entrepreneurship on the continent is the tremendous expansion of mobile phone technology.
Kevin Mwanza, 2:35 am
How do you manage over 5,000 security guards scattered all over an African city with a very high crime rate? This is the question a Kenyan app developer, Kate Kiguru, has answered successfully through a “ghostwokers” application or Akida featured under the InfoDev programme – a one-week intensive course designed to accelerate the growth of […]
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