Apps & Software

News, features and insights about various desktop and mobile applications and software.

On Tuesday, January 12 2010, the world watched in horror as Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake. At least 100,000 people lost their lives in the devastation. In the aftermath, many people around the world sent financial aid to help support survivors. But one young entrepreneur was so affected...
Facebook recently announced that it was losing its popularity among teenagers. Could the new social discovery app Anomo be one of the reasons why? Co-founder of VinaSource Benjamin Liu, along with James Sun, the first Asian American male finalist on Donald Trump’s reality show The Apprentice, are the business partners...
Roadconexion is a new mobile web application that lets you access real-time traffic information on all major roads (currently in Uganda only) The mobile web App which first won the Tech4Governance hackathon in November has been launched today by a team of 8 developers and graphic designers at Hive Colab...
Makerere University's Matibabu, a malaria testing smartphone application has beaten six international universities to win this year’s higher education solutions network (HESN) contest. This was during the TechCon conference that took place between November 16 and 18 in Williamsburg, Virginia, US. The international technology innovations contest, launched in 2012 and supported...
Cape Town - As part of its programme to drive adoption of the BlackBerry 10 operating system, BlackBerry announced on Sunday that it will allow users to download premium applications for free. BlackBerry users on the BlackBerry 10 platform will be allowed to download a premium application each day until...
A young Kenyan social entrepreneur might have solved one of the conundrums of the Facebook generation - how to stop social media getting in the way of studying. Joel Mwale, a 20-year-old who never completed his own education, has realised the answer is to stop trying to push social media...
Marodi.tv, an online video platform broadcasting African content, has won the Africa category at this year’s VentureOut Challenge, walking away with US$10,000 USD and six months worth of mentorship. The announcement of the win was made Chisinau, Moldova. The VentureOut Challenge Prize is organised by Infodev, backed by the World Bank and CRDF,...
Ensibuuko, a team incubated at Outbox was the overall winner at the ICT4AG hackathon. The ICT4Ag conference took place in Rwanda at the Kigali Serena hotel. Parallel to the conference, a hackathon on Agriculture brought together nine (9) teams from nine hubs to participate in the challenge. The teams included...
Mark Ojangole a Cisco student at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) Cisco Academy was the overall best in Sub-Saharan Africa in the recently concluded EMEA 2013 International CCNA NetRiders Skills Competition. The NetRiders competition attracted over 130 students from all Cisco Academies in 57 countries across the...
Four young Africans, with two from Uganda and Kenya have been chosen among the 10 winners of the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) Young Innovators’ Competition. The competition was open to young social entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 26 and received more than 600 entries from 88 countries around the world. Other...