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”

Mobile: Comparative View Between Kenya and South Africa.

I’d like to direct you to this article by Mariska Du Preez titled “Mobile Technology: a comparative view between Kenya and South Africa“. Some hard numbers are given from research on the mobile market in both coutries, as well the state of the developer communities. With populations roughly equal (42 M Kenyans to 50M SouthContinue reading “Mobile: Comparative View Between Kenya and South Africa.”

An overview of the App and Mobile Market in Africa

Two good reads for you about the mobile market in Africa today. First we start with “The Numbers That Lure Telecom Firms to Africa”, good nuggets in the stats cited there, let’s see: 620 million cell phone connections in Africa corresponding to six out of 10 of the continent’s inhabitants. Africa is home to oneContinue reading “An overview of the App and Mobile Market in Africa”

System D or how informal economy profits the mobile market

The website How We Made it in Africa is a must read if you want to keep tracks of tech and other interesting news that are happening in Africa and would otherwise fly under the radar. In a recent article title “How MTN is profiting from Nigeria’s informal economy“, correspondant Robert Neuwirth examines how AfricanContinue reading “System D or how informal economy profits the mobile market”

My first mobile Hackathon experience

On Saturday October 15th 2011 I attended the ATT Mobile App Hackathon held at the AOL headquarters in Dulles Virginia. It was quite a drive for me to get there, on top on waking up early on a Saturday morning but I figured it was worth it, I was already on a roll attending theContinue reading “My first mobile Hackathon experience”

Leverage your web developer skills for mobile development

In the world of mobile application development, you can either build applications the standard way, which means using Objective-C to write Apple iOs applications, or Java with the Android SDK for your Android applications etc etc, you get the point. But a new paradigm has appeared that is very appealing to web developers like meContinue reading “Leverage your web developer skills for mobile development”