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Kulula gets brand new app

Kulula gets brand new app

March 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Kulula gets brand new app

South African airline, kulula.com launches a new app for both iPhone and Android. These new applications refresh the look and feel of the airline’s digital offerings with smart technology to personalise and simplify the entire customer experience. The app was developed in partnership with Nacelle and Infinea Software Labs, which has recently been...

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UK launches new online visa application for South Africans

March 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on UK launches new online visa application for South Africans

Applying for a visa for your next visit to the UK just became a lot easier. Through Access UK, customers are now able to book their visa application centre appointment, scan and upload their supporting documentation from the comfort of their own home,...

Delete Facebook, says WhatsApp Co-Founder

March 18, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on Delete Facebook, says WhatsApp Co-Founder

In a rare public appearance on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 at Stanford University, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton urged students to delete their accounts from the social network Facebook. This was despite his having sold his own company to Mark Zuckerburg’s...

Facebook loses chief product officer and Whatsapp head

March 15, 2019 • Company News, Online & Social, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook loses chief product officer and Whatsapp head

Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg has announced the resignation of the company’s Chief Product Officer, Chris Cox, and the head of WhatsApp, Chris Daniels. Cox has been with Facebook for more than a decade and currently oversees the company’s core suite of...

YouTube Music launches in South Africa

March 13, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on YouTube Music launches in South Africa

YouTube has launched a new music streaming service called YouTube Music in South Africa. The service offers music videos, official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube. YouTube Music offers a...

FlySafair passengers can now receive their boarding passes via WhatsApp

FlySafair passengers can now receive their boarding passes via WhatsApp

March 12, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on FlySafair passengers can now receive their boarding passes via WhatsApp

FlySafair has announced that its passengers will now have the option to send their boarding passes88h to their phones via WhatsApp, once they’ve completed the check-in process. This will be beneficial to passengers who have not made the booking...

Spotify preinstalled on all Samsung mobile devices

Spotify preinstalled on all Samsung mobile devices

March 11, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Spotify preinstalled on all Samsung mobile devices

Spotify will come preinstalled on all of Samsung’s mobile devices from 8 March. This comes after Samsung integrated the music streaming service with its Bixby artificial intelligence (AI) platform and Spotify was named the go-to music service provider...

The fight against vaccine misinformation is on

The fight against vaccine misinformation is on

March 8, 2019 • Features, Healthcare, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on The fight against vaccine misinformation is on

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate has been somewhat of a controversial topic in recent years. An anti-vaccination or “anti-vax” rhetoric has been slowly gaining traction across the globe and is leading to outbreaks of easily preventable diseases....

Bolt to launch food delivery service in South Africa

Taxify rebrands to ‘Bolt’

March 7, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Taxify rebrands to ‘Bolt’

Taxify, the ride-hailing platform has announced on Thursday, 07 March 2019 that it is changing its name to Bolt and introducing a new logo. “Taxify launched five years ago with a mission to make urban transportation more convenient and affordable,” says...

Uber launches healthcare cover for driver-partners

New app empowers HIV-positive children and healthcare workers

March 7, 2019 • Healthcare, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New app empowers HIV-positive children and healthcare workers

Keep A Child Alive and Zoë-Life, in collaboration with the Qualcomm Wireless Reach Initiative, launched the KidzAlive Talk Tool App, an innovative mobile health solution that equips healthcare workers to provide age-appropriate HIV education to children and...

Jumia pens deal with smartphone maker Xiaomi

Jumia pens deal with smartphone maker Xiaomi

March 6, 2019 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Jumia pens deal with smartphone maker Xiaomi

Nigerian e-commerce platform, Jumia has announced a partnership with Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi. With this partnership, Jumia will open the Mi, Xiaomi’s flagship phone brand, official store on its platform giving access to customers across 14...

Is it safe to donate money on Facebook?

Is it safe to donate money on Facebook?

March 5, 2019 • Online & Social, SponsoredComments Off on Is it safe to donate money on Facebook?

Have you heard about or seen Facebook birthday causes? Where does someone ask their friends to donate to a cause of their choice instead of buying them a gift? This can be done either through their profile, or a user can create a page in order to make the...

BitCo launches Fibre-to-the-Home on the Openserve Network

BitCo launches Fibre-to-the-Home on the Openserve Network

March 4, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on BitCo launches Fibre-to-the-Home on the Openserve Network

Internet Service Provider, BitCo has announced that their uncapped Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) services are now available on the Openserve network. The company launched their FTTH offering, BitCo Home, in October 2018 which has since been available on the...

Dineplan app wins ‘Most Innovative Tech Solution’ award

March 2, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Dineplan app wins ‘Most Innovative Tech Solution’ award

South Africa’s first instant restaurant booking app took first place as the Most Innovative Tech Solution in the Food and Beverage Industry at the Cape Town Experiences Magazine Awards 2019. The free mobile app, launched in February last year, allows users...

South Africans can now stream local content for free

March 1, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africans can now stream local content for free

Africa is currently undergoing a broadcasting revolution. The astronomical rise of Over-The-Top (OTT) content, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and Video On Demand (VOD) services has already wrought major changes throughout the film and television...

Vodacom enters digital payments market

Tips for choosing the right tech for mobile app development

February 27, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips for choosing the right tech for mobile app development

Speed to market is the key ingredient to sustaining a competitive advantage. In the app development world, choosing the right mobile technology stack could mean the difference between success and failure. If one wants to create a highly functional mobile app...