‘Mobile Apps’

Facebook’s Free Basics app fails at digital equality?

In Africa, internet costs are out of reach for most, thus having the internet at a low cost or partially free to access basic vital information is important. Free Basics – a mobile app created by Facebook – has since its 2015 launch been hailed by the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the “first step […]

African Banks not offering desperately needed mobile solutions

In Africa, banking the unbanked remains a pressing need. Roughly 700-million Africans are financially excluded – denied economic citizenship. Discussions on the issue raise the same question, time and again: why aren’t traditional banks offering mobile solutions to potential customers who desperately need them? The American Bankers Association claims it costs between $150 and $250 […]

Kaspersky Lab: Poor mobile app care poses security threats

A report by Kaspersky Lab, “Digital Clutter and Its Dangers” reveals the scale of the digital clutter problem among global Internet users. The study found users typically install 12 Android apps every month but delete only 10, in effect adding two apps to their device on a monthly basis. With more apps installed on devices, […]

Survey, Desktop vs Tablet vs Mobile: which device leads in Africa?

There is a place we all go to on a daily basis, some people once or twice a day whereas others let it consume their lives, taking up every waking moment of their existence. It is of course the internet. The internet provides users with a plethora of content and interactions and has become a […]