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  • 10 Winners From The AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards 2017

    AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards - BoomplayMusic was given the Best African App award. Photo - Twitter By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:15 am AFKI Original

    The winners of the Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2017 were recently crowned, with a number of mobile apps recognized in various categories. The awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech ventures from across Africa. The annual awards attracted over 300 submissions from across 31 countries judged by an independent panel of leading industry experts, with the winners announced at the awards party in Cape Town last week.

  • 10 Fintech And M-Commerce Apps In Contention For AppsAfrica.com Awards 2017

    Fintech and m-commerce apps By 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.

  • South African Fintech Adoption Expected To Be No. 3 In The World

    Fintech adoption rates expected to soar in South Africa. By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:40 am

    South Africa’s fintech adoption rate is expected to experience a surge in the near future, with the country’s uptake of fintech services set to be greater than the global average. Africa’s most industrialised economy is forecast to enjoy a future fintech adoption rate of around 71 percent in the coming years, which is far higher than the average global growth rate of 52 percent, according to global accounting and consulting firm Ernst and Young.

  • Apps Africa Innovation Awards Now Accepting Entries

    AppsAfrica By Staff, 5:11 pm

    Applications are open for the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa supported by Mobile Monday South Africa and Mobile Ecosystem Forum. The third edition will take place on November 6th in Cape Town, and winners will get international recognition and publicity across multiple channels, networking with 300+ industry peers and a host of other benefits. Applications are welcome across 12 categories from mobile or technology ventures.

  • 12 Mobile Apps That Are Saving Lives In Africa

    Saving lives - Life saving apps in Africa help women to have safe pregnancies. Photo - Mujer Magazine By 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.

  • What It’s Like For Startups To Partner With Mobile Operators In Emerging Markets

    agri-tech company - Investor That Backed Uber And Airbnb Invests In New York and Nairobi-based Agri-Tech Company. Photo: africarenewal By Tom Jackson, 3:26 pm AFKI Original

    Startups innovate much faster than mobile operators but they lack the wide reach — and customers — that more established companies have. Mobile operators and startups in emerging markets should work together because collaboration could be mutually beneficial, according to a new GSMA report — “Opening Doors: A Start-Up’s Guide to Working With Mobile Operators in Emerging Markets.” Some mobile operators are openly listing their API documentation and integration processes, and are willing to listen to startup founders.

  • Uber Raises Fares In South Africa As Competition Mounts For Drivers

    Uber raises fares in South Africa By Dana Sanchez, 3:27 pm

    In Africa, tapping into dissatisfaction with Uber seems to be the unofficial expansion strategy of the app’s competitors. More and more ride-hailing services are using Uber’s weaknesses to capitalize on their expansion in Africa. Right now, drivers rather than customers appear to be where the battle is playing out. South Africa isn’t the only country where Uber is rolling out the red carpet for its drivers. The San Francisco-based company announced a slate of new and expanded driver friendly features Monday in the U.S.

  • How Technology Has Helped African Artists

    How Technology Has Helped African Artists By Staff, 12:02 am

    A growing number of sub­-Saharan African artists are realizing the importance of technology — social media, apps, websites and online platforms — focused on promoting and archiving African contemporary art. Smartphones, tablets and even satellite TV have also played a role, showing artists that despite the lack of artistic infrastructure across the region, there are still ways to reach out and get the attention of art managers, critics, collectors and gallerists around the world.

  • South African Casinos Invest In Tech To Keep Gamblers At The Table Longer

    South African Casinos Invest In Tech By Dana Sanchez, 5:19 pm

    South African casinos are expanding and upgrading their digital technology because it pays. They’re adding more Wi-Fi hotspots, which allows patrons to download casino apps and use them to order food and beverages from outside the casino for delivery directly to the playing table. Patrons who do not have a smartphone can borrow a tablet. Some casinos’ smartphone-charging stations come with a security locker that allows patrons to charge their smartphones without leaving the casino.

  • Israeli Mobile Messaging App Viber Launches Public Chats In Africa

    Viber launches public chats in Africa By Dana Sanchez, 5:38 pm

    One of the five most downloaded smartphone call and messaging apps, Viber claims to offer Africans “a new kind of social experience” ­– tapping into live conversations from celebrities, personalities, brands and organizations. Users can follow chats in key African markets with celebrities such as Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour, who joined Viber Public Chats for the regional launch. There are local conversations in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Egypt.

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