Wakanow is a Nigerian startup that provides travelers with everything they need to research, plan and book a trip online. Wakanow hopes to transform the way travel reservations are made in Nigeria through a reliable network of websites, mobile applications and payment options. Founded by former college and NBA player Obinna Ekezie, Wakanow is currently […]
Character animation studio, Bugbox Animation in Johannesburg announces the creation of Ant Army, the Animatics Division. A strong team of artists and animators has been deployed to this side of the business. Formerly Nite Cap Animatics, Ant Army is now better resourced to address the hefty storyboarding and pre-production needs of the TV advertising industry. […]
As part of Afrinnovator’s special build-up to the Mobile Entertainment Africa conference in Cape Town, South Africa from the 23rd and 24th of August, 2011 we look at what to expect and some context from All Amber’s inaugural cellphone entertainment-focused conference.
The Kenyan government is all set to unveil its Open Data initiative, an aim at opening up it’s repositories of varied datasets to the public for public consumption and us. This set us thinking on what the current state of e-governance/e-government across Africa. There are two different terms used, e-Governance and e-Government, and without getting […]
KopoKopo was one of the finalists in the recently concluded Pivot25 Conference/Competition. Ben Lyon, the company’s VP of Business Development has written a great post on their blog about why Africa is a particularly ideal location for tech business at this point in time. One of the interesting assertions that Ben makes is that, unlike […]
The 48-hour tech startup pitching contest, IPO48, is back in nairobi, and bigger! Last year the contest was held at the Strathmore University where a bunch of young and innovative minds congregated over a 48-hour period to come up with ideas and making businesses out of them. This time the event is to be held […]
Originally written on the ICTWorks blog by Wayan Vota. InfoDev is proud to announce a business plan toolkit for Mobile Applications Laboratories (mLabs) with the objective to drive mobile innovation in emerging markets. With more than 5 billion subscribers worldwide, the mobile phone network is the world’s largest distribution and communications platform. In recent years […]
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: […]