Last week, 14 August, the 2014 MTN Business App of the Year Awards ceremony was held in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. According to the website for the awards, the ceremony: Will showcase locally developed applications that have made a positive and lasting impact on consumers during the last 12 months. Great. So, here's what I think a judge for these awards should look like: A person who understands and…
Some stories are universal. Whether you're South African or American... this is one of them. A reminder that the only thing holding you back from learning is yourself. Thank you Laurence for sharing with us! Laurence Bradford hails from the United States but has spent the majority of the last few years living or traveling in Asia. When she’s not learning how to code,…
So it’s official. The machines are taking over. Gym machines anyway. I’ll be the first to admit I struggle with fitness apps. I don’t get it. For starters, I really don’t have time to fill in stacks of information about what I ate, what I drank and what I did on a daily basis. They’re glorified step counters and even then sometimes they get it wrong.…
Psst, uberX has launched in South Africa. Uber what? Here's a quick history lesson: Uber is a worldwide transport service that works via an app on your phone. You register and put in your card details, request a pick up and are notified of a driver nearby and when to expect them at your location. uberBLACK was the only service available in Johannesburg. It was snazzy…
Within a few hours of launching an exciting new mobile banking app it crashed and Standard Bank were left with clients that weren’t all too #appy. However, all has been restored and the technical glitches have been ironed out. So rather than harp on that, I’m going to share with you my thoughts about banking… and the apps. I don’t think banks really realise the grip…
Android Operating System users are pretty loyal, let's not even get into the cult like following that Apple and iOS garners but what about Windows? The thing is, no one is screaming Windows OS from the roof tops. It doesn't have the cult like obsessed following of the other two.... unless you ask someone using a Windows Phone what they think. Then you'll hear a different…
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