Mobile Technology in East Africa

In this presentation I take a look at some statistics about mobile technology in Eastern Africa, looking at specific countries in the region. Overall, the observations are quite consistent: Feature phones still rule Mobile penetration is increasing steadily in each country Mobile is the primary means by which people are accessing the internet The majority […]

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Why You Must Never Forget About the Humble Feature Phone in Africa

Jonathan Hoehler is Chief Technical Officer and Business Analyst at Starfish Mobile International based out of Johannesburg, South Africa. With over 8 years in the mobile telecoms space in Africa, he’s been an evangelist frequently seen on the conference circuit speaking and presenting on the future of mobile on the continent. Follow him on Twitter […]

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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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6 neat African websites/blogs on mobile

Here’s a list of 6 nice online resources for mobile and mobile related news and information in Africa or by African bloggers that we love reading: Mobility Nigeria: Nigeria’s foremost blog on mobile and mobile related matters. An independent source of reviews of mobile phones and services, as well as industry analyses. Other content include: […]

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Startup Watch: Tuvitu – customized, aggregated content on your mobile

Tuvitu is a mobile platform developed by Shimba Technologies, a Kenyan startup that aims to create a simple way for people to aggregate and organize content and apps on their mobile devices. Shimba Technologies provides channel development, information dissemination and transaction processing of key content. Our business objective is the development of tailor made corporate […]

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Samsung opens Electronics Engineering Academy in Africa

As we wrote earlier on, Africa is beckoning and the world is responding. Today we got news of Samsung opening an electronics engineering academy in South Africa. Some statistics had it that as at mid last year Samsung’s market share in Sub-Saharan Africa was about 20%, and the company has been seeking to increase it’s […]

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Afrinnovator Year 2010 in Review Part 1 – January to June

It’s two days to the close of 2010 and the beginning of a new year (and new decade). It is also the first anniversary of Afrinnovator.com. A lot has transpired in the one year that Afrinnovator.com has been in existence, having launched (or re-launched on 1st January 2010). In the one year that has passed […]

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5 Leading Perspectives on Nokia’s Open Innovation Africa Summit

Nokia’s Open Innovation Africa Summit brought together some of the world’s best regarded thinkers, academics, creatives and businesspeople in Naivasha in Kenya to share critical, creative and relevant thinking to build and sustain innovation for the bottom of the pyramid in Africa. Following the #openafrica Meetup and our initial post, here’s a roundup of perspectives, […]

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Mobile Web West Africa 2011

Probably the biggest mobile web conference in Africa goes to West Africa next year. This follows it’s debut in East Africa earlier this year. You will probably remember our live coverage of the Mobile Web East Africa (Day 1 and Day 2) conference back in February, 2010. Mobile Web West Africa is taking place at […]

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#OpenAfrica #InnovateAfrica Unconference to take place at Nairobi's iHub

Last week we covered Nokia’s Open Innovation Africa Summit event happening in Kenya next week. We encouraged you to submit ideas, vote and participate and you did. As a buildup to the event, the iHub will be hosting the #OpenAfrica Innovation Meetup/Unconference bringing together thinkers, doers from Nairobi and those arriving from across the globe […]

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