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All posts tagged "Android"

  • 22seven now officially free for everyone

    Yup, you heard right. Money management platform 22seven is now free, according to an email from founder Christo Davel. The move to take the platform free will start today. "We’ll no longer charge a subscription fee for the current service," the email to users reads. The platform has been slowly moving toward making the service free since its inception. Previously users were charged R70 a month to access its money management system but this was later reduced to R25. "We’re doing this because we have great plans," Davel adds in the mail. According to Davel, 22seven is great at helping people manage their...

  • SA mobile creative startup Over launches much-awaited Android app

    Cape Town-based startup Over has just launched its mobile creative app on Android following tremendous success with its iOS version. The company's flagship app encourages smartphone photographers to express their creativity by accessing dozens of fonts, illustrations by renowned artists, and a bunch of other editing tools. While there are both a free and a paid version available, the Over app has enjoyed more than 9-million downloads by its Apple fans. Today, the premium Android version is available at half-price to celebrate the launch. At US$0.99 a pop (50% sale) on Google Play, the company is hoping for a massive download...

  • Carmudi zooms in on Africa’s mobile generation with new Android app

    Since it launched mid-2013, Carmudi has shown to be one of Rocket Internet's fastest expanding startups. The online car classifieds startup has launched an app across 17 countries in Africa and the Middle East to leverage some of the world's largest mobile markets. Carmudi lists more than 200 000 vehicles and, through the app, people can browse or buy cars on-the-go. Africa and the Middle-East is often referred to as the fastest growing mobile region. To give you an idea, in Africa and Asia mobile accounts for more than 30% of all internet usage. Carmudi notes that smartphone usage...

  • Konga, Lenovo collaborate to bring ecommerce into Nigerian mainstream

    Lenovo and Konga have teamed up in Nigeria to increase online shopping education through the radio. Lenovo, one of the world’s largest computer manufacturing companies, is using the ecommerce platform to bring exclusive deals to Nigerians. Kongo meanwhile claims it is benefiting via increased traffic and a push for more Nigerians to shop online. Currently the Nigerian ecommerce market is on the rise, but it needs more education and accessibly to flourish. By launching a weekly radio spot to better inform Nigerians, Konga and Lenovo say they hope to capatalise on this trend. The program will feature on Dusnumberries, a...

  • iROKING launches Android app taking Nigerian music on the go

    iROKO, the popular entertainment streaming service in Nigeria, has released an Android app for its popular music service iROKING this week, letting users stream and download both music and music videos. Creating Africa-for-Africa content, the company hopes to serve the great demand for local content. iROKING CEO Michael Ugwu says that the company's "users are fanatical about Nigerian music and they want to be able to access the freshest tunes and videos, as soon as they are released and on the go – anytime, anywhere, so really hope that they love the new App – it was built...

  • IMPI: Is this SA startup going to become the Symantec of the mobile age?

    With its growing popularity, the Android mobile platform, much like Windows, is rising to number one on the cybercriminal hit list. At the end of 2012, Trend Micro reported 350 000 "malicious" and "high-risk" Android apps -- up from a mere 1 000 in 2011. The security firm notes that it took Windows 14 years to reach this threat level, while Android managed it in three. What types of carnage did mobile malware cause? While 605 new malicious families were detected in 2012, the most common type was the "premium service" abuser. This type of malware sends text messages to...

  • The six types of startup…And what protects Silicon Valley

    Silicon Valley veteran Steve Blank, writing in Xconomy, does a great job in describing six types of startups and how a clear understanding of the needs of each is necessary by national and local governments seeking to foster more innovation: 1. The lifestyle startup On the California coast where I live, we see lifestyle entrepreneurs like surfers and divers who own small surf or dive shop or teach surfing and diving lessons to pay the bills so they can surf and dive some more. 2. Small businesses, usually family owned and run They work as hard as any Silicon Valley entrepreneur. They hire...

  • Research reveals a growth in eCommerce site development

    There has been considerable growth in the eCommerce development sector in the first quarter of 2011 with regard to freelance projects. This is according to the latest quarterly report from DoNanza, the Israeli-based search engine which aggregates information from freelance sites such as elance, odesk and others on related online projects. The quarterly report, which is released on Monday 9 May, focuses on eCommerce freelance jobs and required skills. The data was gathered from more than 150 000 projects on hundreds of marketplaces and sites from all across the web. The report shows a 27% increase in the total number of...

  • Understanding Color a little better

    It's a shame that the US$41-million funding of Color Labs has dominated the news about Color, a radically different type of mobile app, because that's what's interesting. Color shares photos with everyone around you that has the app on their iPhone or Android device. There are no privacy settings and you don't need to "friend" or "follow" anyone -- it automatically creates an ad hoc social network within 50 yards of your location. It's a fascinating concept and it will be interesting to see just how much people want to connect with strangers, where often the only thing they have in...