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  • Ericsson South Africa dismissed an employee over a racists tweet. (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Nigerians win Ericsson App awards

    May 22, 2014 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerians win Ericsson App awards

    Ericsson has today announced the winners of the 2014 Ericsson Application Awards at a ceremony held at the Ericsson Studio in Kista, Sweden. The Student category was won by Team WorkMode from South Africa for their collaboration app, with the Company category...

  • Report reveals tips for launching a successful mhealth app. (image credit: Shutterstock, Image ID: 183802295)

    6 tips for creating a successful mHealth app

    May 16, 2014 • Lists, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 6 tips for creating a successful mHealth app

    There are 6 hidden factors which distinguish financially successful mHealth app developers from the rest – results of the largest global study on mHealth app publishing. There are above the line factors that contribute to successful mHealth app...

  • Bankole Cardoso, Co-founder and CEO of Easy Taxi Nigeria (image: file)

    Nigeria: Easy Taxi app to come pre-installed on Galaxy S5

    April 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Easy Taxi app to come pre-installed on Galaxy S5

    Easy Taxi, one of the world’s largest taxi booking apps, has teamed up with Samsung to offer its services to even more customers across Nigeria, with the Easy Taxi app to be pre-installed on all new Samsung Galaxy S5 devices as part of the Galaxy Gift...

  • Brett Loubser, Managing Director of WeChat Africa, and Dennis Hau, Head of Product for International Business Group and WeChat parent company Tencent (image: Charlie Fripp)

    WeChat throws hat in African ring

    March 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on WeChat throws hat in African ring

    Instant messaging platform WeChat has risen to prominence over the last year, and with the dominance of WhatsApp and BBM on the continent, the company is well aware of the hurdles ahead of them. Representatives from WeChat were recently in Johannesburg, and...

  • Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist Akon endorsed the app (image: file)

    Smart app to help fight Malaria

    March 20, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Smart app to help fight Malaria

    Capitalizing on the penetration and massive growth of Android-based smartphone and tablet devices throughout Africa, Mobilium Global has announced the launch of its Smart Health application in seven African countries (Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Angola,...

  • The MTN Steppa smartphone features a large 3.5 inch touch screen display (image: MTN)

    BBM now available for MTN Steppa

    March 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BBM now available for MTN Steppa

    MTN South Africa has announced that the popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) instant messaging service is now available on its recently introduced entry-level Steppa smartphon which has taken the market by storm. Customers can access the app by visiting the...

  • Manchester United inks deal with Airtel. (Image credit: http://www.sportal.com.au/)

    Airtel signs app deal with Manchester United

    March 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel signs app deal with Manchester United

    Mobile operator Bharti Airtel and popular English football club, Manchester United, have announced details of a new mobile application designed to get its energetic fans in Africa closer to the club. Manchester United’s new Club application offers...

  • The last thing that travelers need to worry about are roaming charges on their mobile phone (image: Roamer)

    Review: Who says international roaming has to be expensive?

    March 3, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off on Review: Who says international roaming has to be expensive?

    Travelling can be an expensive affair, and the last thing travelers want to worry about is the cost of international roaming. Well, this is where Roamer comes in: it’s a simple app that links a user’s local number to an international SIM card. All you...

  • A screenshot of the Valentine’s Greetings app (image: Microsoft)

    Top 10 Valentine’s Day apps

    February 13, 2014 • ListsComments Off on Top 10 Valentine’s Day apps

    With the world getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, IT News Africa is taking a look at 10 apps available in the Windows Store. Whether it is an app for romantic quotes or booking a quick getaway, these apps will make Valentine’s day...

  • The Afrinolly team with Dumor (second from the left) (image: Afrinolly)

    MTN, Afrinolly award film makers after judge’s passing

    January 23, 2014 • OnlineComments Off on MTN, Afrinolly award film makers after judge’s passing

    The top three winners in the MTN Afrinolly Short Film Competition have finally been selected. This, after Afrinolly took the decision early this week to postpone the announcement. After submissions opened for Season 2 of the competition on September 1, 2013,...

  • Arthur Goldstuck, MD of technology market researchers World Wide Worx (image: file)

    Apps biggest driver of SA’s mobile economy

    November 26, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Apps biggest driver of SA’s mobile economy

    The app has become the single most significant tool driving the mobile economy in South Africa. The use of apps on phones has shot up from 24% of adult cellphone users in cities and towns in mid-2012 to 43% in late 2013. The Mobility 2014 research study,...

  • GoMetro has been selected as a Global Finalist in the VentureOut Challenge (image:  Ian Landsberg)

    SA tech start-up off to Europe

    October 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA tech start-up off to Europe

    GoMetro, a South African mobile start-up in the transport space, has been selected as a Global Finalist in the VentureOut Challenge, an initiative of infoDev, a World Bank agency. GoMetro is an app that provides contextual public transport information from...

  • Nathan Sasto and Anton van Metzinger, founders of SnappCab (Image source: SnappCab)

    SnappCab app to change commuting in Johannesburg

    October 9, 2013 • OnlineComments Off on SnappCab app to change commuting in Johannesburg

    SnappCab, the taxi aggregating app, has launched in Johannesburg, with Cape Town and Durban to follow hot on its heels, making getting around town easier for commuters. It is the one smart phone app that everyone needs, from socialites getting to and from the...

  • Nomalanga Nkosi, Executive for MTN in their Enterprise Marketing division (image: MTN)

    MTN could open development labs to public

    August 16, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN could open development labs to public

    MTN’s annual Business App of the Year awards takes place on the 27th of August and the aim is to promote apps that can transform the way people live and conduct business. The event will also be used to encourage further creation of apps. Nomalanga...

  • WeChat is now available on the Nokia Asha Touch family of smartphones (image: Charlie Fripp)

    WeChat now available for Nokia Asha smartphones

    July 24, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on WeChat now available for Nokia Asha smartphones

    Mobile social communication application, WeChat, is now available on the Nokia Asha Touch family of smartphones. WeChat enhances user social interaction by supporting exchanges of text, voice, emoticons, and photos with their friends over a mobile or data...

  • Nigerian entrepreneur Chinedu Echeruo, creator of HotStop (Image source: INC)

    Apple buys Nigerian entrepreneur’s HopStop

    July 24, 2013 • Online, Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

    Technology giant Apple has acquired HopStop.com, the startup venture established by Nigerian entrepreneur Chinedu Echeruo, for an undisclosed amount, according to Mashable and Bloomberg. HopStop is a mobile application that provides an online city transit...