Africa Tech News Tidbits, Week of March 5

Back at it, after  taking a little break due to a busy work schedule, let’s see what’s been happening in African Tech: In Cameroon, a young entrepreneur just released the Cardiopad, a medical tablet designed to help with remote diagnosis of heart problems. Saya Mobile in Ghana has released a messaging competitor to WhatsApp calledContinue reading “Africa Tech News Tidbits, Week of March 5”

“Driving a Rolls Royce on a dirt road”: How not to create African software

Herman Chinery-Hesse is Ghanian and runs SOFTtribe, one of Africa’s largest software companies, and he is not a happy camper. In a must read interview with Kernel Mag if you are interested in African software, he details the woes that his business is facing in winning government contracts. Highlights: All too often, the Ghananian softwareContinue reading ““Driving a Rolls Royce on a dirt road”: How not to create African software”

Mobile App Highlight: Dropifi from Ghana

From VC4Africa, the winners of the recent Startup Weekend in Accra with their app Dropifi (not be confused with this Dropify, or this one for that matter): “Dropifi is a messaging platform that seeks to bridge the relationship gap between visitors to a website and the business owners. Many websites, if not all, have aContinue reading “Mobile App Highlight: Dropifi from Ghana”