Last Chance to Submit Ideas for Nokia's Open Innovation Africa Summit

At Afrinnovator, you’d be right to say we’re passionate about Innovation in Africa. Nokia’s approach to innovation on the continent hasn’t gone unnoticed here. Previously we’ve covered their African Mobile Research Lab at the University of Nairobi as well as Kenya’s Virtual City winning the $1,000,000 World Prize at Nokia Developer Summit 2010 for their […]

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Nokia Launches Official WordPress App on Ovi Store

According to Opera’s State of the Mobile Web report for June 2010 Nokia remains the most popular handset brand across Africa. The popular blogging platform Wordpress has now released their official app on Nokia’s Ovi Store for Nokia devices so people can update their WordPress blogs from their mobile phones.

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BuzzCity launches in-app advertising capability for Android developers

Johannesburg, 19 October: Global mobile media company BuzzCity today launches its software development kit (SDK) for Android, following the recent success of its SDK for BlackBerry. The move will enable Android developers to embed advertising within their applications and games, providing a valuable additional revenue stream. Dr. KF Lai, CEO of BuzzCity said: “Android is […]

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A Facelift for Afrinnovator.com

At Afrinnovator, we constantly try to improve what we do in many ways – whether it’s introducing some new aspect to the site, partnering with like minded organizations or finding better ways to get to our vision of ‘Putting Africa on the Map‘. You, our readers have been faithful throughout and have rewarded our efforts […]

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African Misconceptions, Innovation Labs & What Virtual City's Nokia Win Really Means

Last week Virtual City made waves as the company won the global Nokia Calling All Innovators competition. The company took home a 1 million dollar bounty in the form of an investment into the company to build and market it’s product.Virtual City which is a Kenyan based tech company was pitted against a host of […]

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Virtual City Scoops $1Million for Best Mobile Technology Innovation in Global Nokia Competition

A Kenyan technology company has won the Nokia Innovation Challenge Award – beating companies from 54 different countries to emerge the best – effectively banking $1M (equivalent of Ksh 80 Million) The award which is an investment in Virtual City was given to Managing Director, John Waibochi at the Nokia Developer Summit in London, UK […]

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A New Era for Mobile in East Africa as iHub Consortium Wins Bid to Build Regional Mobile App Lab

A new age is about to dawn for mobile innovation in Africa as a consortium consisting of iHub, eMobilis, the World Wide Web Foundation and The University of Nairobi School of Computing and Informatics, was chosen to host a regional mobile applications lab in East Africa. The bid was awarded by infoDev: infoDev is a […]

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Nokia Research Center, Africa Looking for Software Development Interns

Nokia Research Center, Africa, is based in Nairobi and focuses on understanding theunique needs of the African mobile phone user and creating concepts and visions tofulfill these needs. Key in its focus areas is user experience and new user interfaces for joyful and intuitive mobile interactions. NRC, Africa is currently seeking to recruit 2 young […]

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Erik Hersman has some tough words for Nokia

Erik Hersman (@whiteafrican) had the opportunity to give a presentation to Nokia execs about mobile innovation in Africa and boy did he not hold back on anything. The presentation was straight to the point, hard hitting, daring and challenging at the list. The presentation is embedded here below. Some of the points he made: First, […]

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Nokia Research & Sub-contracting Lab - Nairobi

One of the things which really contribute to the development of tech and innovation hubs/clusters in any scientific field – whether software or biotechnology or whatever else – is normally the active participation and growth of university research labs and research programs. This is true of Silicon Valley in software and computer technology; the major […]

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