‘Mobile Apps’

Africa’s mobile video explosion a boon for Facebook

A report from Sandvine, ‘Global Internet Phenomena Report: Africa, Asia-Pacific & the Middle East’, revealed that in Africa video consumption on mobile networks in the region has over doubled to 18.1% from 8.6% last year. Since YouTube was the top mobile app in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions, Sandvine predicts that in the next […]

Ericsson Partners with Vodafone M-Pesa on water payments in Africa

Ericsson announced that it has partnered with Vodafone’s M-Pesa in an effort to simplify mobile money payments and cash collection between M-Pesa and businesses, according to a press release. The first deployment under the deal will connect M-Pesa with the growing network of Grundfos safe water kiosks throughout Kenya and Tanzania, with other countries to follow. “Vodafone is […]

Standard Bank: Many Africans will not be using plastic or cash in 10 years time

A significant percentage of clients are not likely to be using plastic or cash in certain circumstances within the next decade as online and mobile payment solutions increasingly change buying patterns, according to Wendy Pienaar, head of emerging payments at Standard Bank. More consumers are seeking online solutions, with over 460 million financial transactions processed […]

African app startups should “build for future not the past”

Derrick Kotze, chief executive officer (CEO) of mLab Southern Africa,  is of the view that African startups developing mobile apps should look to the future rather than the past by focusing on smartphones given the amount of investment required to build apps and penetrate markets. Asked by Disrupt Africa whether African app startups should focus […]