9 Cool Smartphone Apps Built in Africa

1. Nigeria Blackberry Constitution App A blackberry application for the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Created by @zubairabubakar   2. Nigeria: TrueBranches Blackberry app The TrueBranches mobile app is an extension of their website. It is aimed at bringing its services closer to its customers and empowering them to access its services […]

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Africa Social Networking/Social Media Pulse Check

Back in 2008, in an article on socialmediatoday.com titled ‘Why Social Media in South Africa Will Fail’, the author makes a rather daring assertion: … social media and social media marketing and social media strategy is an almost pointless pursuit for businesses in South Africa… Perhaps the image projected of Africa may in times past […]

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The two giants of local social networks in South Africa

Social networking (and that could to some extent be read as ‘Facebook’) is quite a phenomenon across the African continent and especially amongst the youth. According to this article: According to Alexa statistics, Facebook is the number one or number two most visited site in most African countries. The social networking site has been witnessing high […]

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Google Opens Up Umbono, SA Tech Incubator

The ‘innovation hub’ model seems to be taking more root in Africa, recently we covered Ghana’s MEST.  Google launches a technology innovation and incubation ‘hub’, Umbono, in Cape Town, South Africa. As we wrote recently it appears that Google’s interest in Africa is more than trivial. The tech giant is seeing great potential in Africa and […]

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5 Must-See African Infographics on Social Media, Tech & Mobile

Infographics are the world’s new way of visualizing and representing data, they’ve taken over as Web 2.0’s preferred technique to spread complex data or messaging in creative and impactful ways. Africa is no exception, here we look at 5 such infographics from across the continent that are worthy of note. Data visualization and infographics technique […]

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South Africa’s JamiiX set to be the next Ushahidi

South Africa’s JamiiX looks set to be the next Ushahidi to emerge onto a global stage from the African continent. While Ushahidi uses social media and mobile communications very cleverly to collect information from the people at the scene of significant events, JamiiX uses the channels to share vital information and advice with people on […]

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