Pivot East – Regional Mobile Apps. Developer Conference to be Held in June 2012

The second edition of East Africa’s regional mobile apps. developer competition and conference will be held on June 5th and 6th in Nairobi. The progression of events dubbed Pivot East will begin in January 2012 with a call for entries to the mobile applications  competition. The competition which culminate in 25 of the best mobile […]

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Android Developer Challenge 2011 Finalists Share their & Experience Lessons Learnt

On Thursday, November 17th, Gbenga Sesan held a Google Plus hangout with finalists of the Android Developer Challenge (ADC), Sub Saharan Africa. The hangout was an opportunity for African web developers, entrepreneurs and Internet marketers to hear from the winners about their experience building winning applications, what their experience has been like since winning the contest and their plans for the […]

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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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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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Google Android Developer Challenge Sub Saharan Africa

The Droid is on a conquering mission across Africa, and Google is challenging developers across Sub Saharan Africa to step up to the plate to create great Android apps for the platform that is literally taking Africa by storm. Exciting apps that delight and thrill mobile users—built by developers like you—are a huge part of […]

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Interview With Coders4Africa Founders

We recently hightlighted the efforts of Coders4Africa, an NGO aiming at improving the cardre of software developers in Africa. We managed to interview co-founders, Kwame Andah, Amadou Daffe and AlMoustapha Cisse: 1. Tell us a bit about Coders4Africa (C4A) Kwame Andah (Co-Founder): Coders4Africa was created in 2010 through the efforts of five friends who collectively […]

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Coders 4 Africa

Coders 4 Africa is an initiative by several gentlemen of African origin. The initiative aims at developing African software development talent by providing access to free, high quality training in software development. The main objective is to provide free training for 1000 African Software developers and programmers by the year 2016. We are looking to contribute practically […]

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Ghana's Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology Provides a Great Model for Developing Techpreneurs in Africa

In the latest Startup Watch segment we featured a mobile startup from Ghana that was founded by graduates of the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST). Erik hersman a while back wrote on the ‘developer to tech entrepreneur gap‘, one a which holds back young tech innovators in most African countries from really moving forward with […]

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AfriApps: Showcasing apps from and for Africa

AfriApps is a new initiative by creative agency, Asilia. The idea behind AfriApps is to make a collection of apps built either by Africans or with Africans in mind. African developers can showcase their apps on AfriApps by filling in a simple form to provide information about their app which could be a piece of […]

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