Africa Mobility Futures

Rudy de Waele,  Ken Banks and Erik Hersman are co-curating a collaborative outlook on the mobile industry in Africa, called “Mobile Trends Africa 2020“. Afrinnovator was invited to contribute and our thoughts concerning the future of mobile in Africa are as follows (see page 7 in the presentation: Blurring boundary between Smartphones and feature phones (we’ve […]

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Ushahidi iPhone and iPad App Review

Ushahidi has grown from a web based crisis information crowdsourcing application to quite a comprehensive ecosystem of apps and tools that can be leveraged in disaster situations to crowdsource critical information. We recently downloaded the Ushahidi iPhone/iPad app and gave it a quick spin and thought to share the same. To begin with, it would […]

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Analysing The Impact of Safaricom’s New Internet Browsing Tariff & Their Outlook on Data for 2011

Kenyan integrated telecoms firm Safaricom today introduces a new tariff. Far from the confusing days of multiple tariffs, Safaricom recently aggregated all voice-related tariffs to the single “Uwezo” tariff. Today, Safaricom makes a leap forward with the country’s first data-focused tariff, priced at Ksh. 2 per minute. Afrinnovator’s Mark Kaigwa uncovers the impact of this move in the competitive telecommunication landscape.

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Africa Programmers Survey Results

It is evident from our writing that tech startups and innovation are central to the growth of Africa and African economies. At the heart of tech and innovation in tech are the actual guys who create the cool apps and the neat websites and the frameworks around which these are built, the programmers! So the […]

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Appsworld Africa 2011 Cape Town

We recently covered some top notch conferences which would be of great interest to you if you are interested in matters to do with African tech. Well, we have since come to learn of yet another fabulous event being held in Cape Town, South Africa. The event, Appsworld Africa, is all about mobile apps and […]

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Looking Forward: Where Next Generation Innovation is Coming From.

A guest post by Niti Bhan, Senior Partner Global Insights – Semacraft Consulting As the mobile phone increasingly becomes the world’s primary source of information, thought leaders in design and development of online services and applications are looking at refining and changing design principles required for effective outcomes on this platform as compared to the […]

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Interview with Emeka Okoye developer of ReVoda

The following is an exerpt from an interview with Emeka Okoye, a Nigerian innovator who’s developed an election monitoring application that’s become pretty popular in Nigeria given the impending elections. The interview was done and originally posted on our partner site WebTrendsNigeria, you can read the entire piece on the original post: WTN: Let meet […]

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TNS RMS Mobile Life 2011 Report

TNS RMS part of the largest global market research firm TNS, announced the results of a study into Kenyan mobile phone use and behavior dubbed Mobile Life 2011, which is part of the Global Telecoms Insight (GTI). Mobile Life 2011 revealed a significant level of growth in mobile literacy in Kenya indicated by the steady […]

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BREAKING: Winner of Mobile App Conference Pivot25 to Pitch at Demo Conference in Silicon Valley

Speaking to the team behind the mLab’s Mobile App Conference Pivot25 yesterday, Jay Bhalla revealed that the winner of East Africa’s first Mobile App Conference will also pitch and present at the famed Demo Conference in Silicon Valley. [More after the jump!]

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Africa: Opportunity Awaits

(by Muchiri Nyaggah & Niti Bhan from Semacraft. Semacraft is a research and consulting company that focuses on Africa and things digital in Africa) I looked up a Nairobi-based digital strategist Mark Kaigwa last month, smart and insightful, he’s become a voice to listen to on East African social media and internet marketing affairs. Mobile […]

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