Apps & Software

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

Richard Zulu describes himself as a "start-up enthusiast, Tech rockstar, Developer Outreach, Internet and social media addict." He has a passion for "enabling individuals within the tech community turn their ideas and products into businesses". He is currently a co-founder and Program Diretor of Outbox Hub in Kampala. Below is the...
A smartphone app that uses a phone's camera to analyse urine and check for a range of medical conditions has been shown off at the TED (Technology, Education and Design) conference in Los Angeles. Uchek tests for 25 different health issues and could help diagnose and treat diseases in the...
SliceBiz, one of the winners of this year’s Apps4Africa competition plans to develop a service that will deliver 30-second pitches recorded by entrepreneurs to potential backers over the phone. It says investors will then be able to transfer cash into the projects they like via their mobile phones. SliceBiz was founded by William...
Pivot East is an annual mobile startups pitching competition and conference in East Africa. It is organized by m:lab East Africa with the support of iHub and other partners. The event  was held in 2011 and 2012 as Pivot 25 and Pivot East respectively. After organizing two successful editions of...
Ffene (Uganda), Prowork (Nigeria) and SliceBiz (Ghana) have been announced as the winners of the 2012 Apps4Africa competition funded by the US government and the World Bank. The winners  who were chosen from nearly 300 applications by an international panel of judges were awarded $10,000 each with the possibility of top-up funds if the winners meet...
Ffene (Uganda), SliceBiz(Ghana) and Prowork (Nigeria) have been announced as the winners of the 2012 Apps4Africa.
Microsoft has launched the Africa Apps team, a group of Developer Platform Evangelists, to work with software developers in Uganda and Africa at large. The team is made up of experts on Microsoft technologies such as Visual Studio, Kinect, Windows Azure, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Bing Search and...
WITIN  brings Technovation Challenge to Nigeria. The Mobile App Challenge was opened on Monday for secondary  school girls(ages 13-18) who would  work in teams of 5s to develop mobile apps, conduct market research, write business plans, and create a “pitch” for funding.  Each team will be working with both...
Uganda loses $177m per year due to poor sanitation and this is one of the reason why an army of Tech developers, Tech enthusiasts, corperations and a government authority have braced themselves for a 48 hour hackathon here at Smile Communications HQ at Bukoto. Follow the event on twitter using...
Students from around the world awarded cash and in-kind funding to support development of technology solutions to solve global problems. At the Social Innovation Summit yesterday, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the second annual Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program that provides students with funding and...