Interview With, Andrew Mugoya Author of 'African Apps in a Global Marketplace'

Andrew Mugoya is the author of an ebook targeted at African app developers titled ‘Africa Apps in a Global Marketplace‘. Andrew runs the afriapps website that showcases apps developed by Africans. In his book, Andrew tackles many aspects of app development from user experience, to funding, to marketing and much more. The book is a pretty […]

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Ebook: African Apps in a Global Marketplace

‘African Apps in a Global Marketplace’ by Andrew Mugoya is a collection of ideas, observations, tips and some gripes about the African app industry. It will be available as a free download from Tuesday, 1 November, for a limited period. Synopsis African technology is in an exciting and vibrant phase with many talented developers and […]

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Esoko Interview: Mobile Technology & Agri-Business in Africa

Afrinnovator: In a nutshell, what is Esoko? Esoko: In essence, Esoko is an information channel that individuals, agri-businesses, governments and projects use to collect and send out market information using simple text messaging. The platform provides automatic and personalized prices alerts, buy and sell offers, bulk SMS messaging, stock counts and SMS polling. Afrinnovator: Where […]

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By the numbers: Communications Commission of Kenya Mobile & Internet Stats

This post is originated from the iHub blog by Leo Mutuku, and reposted here with permission. The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has released a Statistics Report on the Communications Sector reviewing the last quarter of the year 2010/2011. The information used to compile the report was provided by service providers in the sector. Some interesting numbers and […]

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From Senegal with Love: Xtreme Design and Engineering develops custom mobile applications

Xtreme Design and Engineering (XDE) is a tech company based in Dakar, Sengal with offices in Conakry, Ghana and Atlanta, GA. The company offers a wide array of IT solutions including custom software and web development and 2D and 3D design but also has a knack for doing mobile apps for iOS and Android amongst other […]

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A Look at Mobile Broadband in Kenya [infographic]

This post was originally from the Nairobi innovation hub blog and is reposted here with their permission… The arrival of the undersea fiber cables in Kenya in 2009 has revolutionized the technology and economic sectors. Kenya is one of very few countries in Africa with a comprehensive framework set up in this regard. Average national download speeds have […]

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Mobile Money Bridging the Gap to Online Payments in Kenya

Mobile Money has come a long way in the last few years. Kenyan mobile network operator, Safaricom, introduced their MPESA service 4 years ago in 2007 and the service literally took off, setting the stage for quite the revolution. Safaricom’s MPESA is today the most successful mobile money operation all over the world, and their numbers […]

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The snowball effect in the Kenyan (and African) startup scene

The premise behind the move to found and launch Afrinnovator was not really just for the sake of blogging (though writing is fun). Part of the reason was that it seemed that there were either not enough success stories or the stories were there but they were hidden. The theory went as follows: to see tech […]

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Android Developer Challenge Sub-Saharan Africa Winners

The Google Africa team has announced the winners of the just concluded Android Developer Challenge. The three winners in the 3 different categories are as follows: Entertainment / Media / Games – Afrinolly (Nigeria) Team: FansConnectOnline Limited Afrinolly brings African movies to your pocket, allowing you to watch movie trailers, read entertainment news and gossip, track celebs, listen to […]

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Live at AppCircus in Nairobi

The AppCircus is coming to Nairobi courtesy of iHub and Akirachix and already they have selected a good number of apps to be presented at the event to be held at the iHub on the 10th of September. Developers will pitch in front of an international jury, formed by industry experts. The winner of the AppCircus will get an opportunity to be […]

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