Posts Tagged ‘mobile market’

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 […]

Mobile phone market hits ‘the great moderation’

After four straight years of double-digit growth, the mobile phone market has hit a wall. Excluding Chinese vendors, the industry is likely to see little or no revenue growth this year, Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt said in a research note late Monday. “The great moderation of mobile device growth is upon us,” McCourt wrote. […]

Mobile CRM Apps To Grow 500% By 2014 As Market Turns With Decline In PC Shipments

Gartner Research is reporting mobile CRM apps will grow 500 percent by 2014, another sign of a shifting market that has more to do with work getting done in the cloud more so than from a server behind the firewall. This is buttressed by Gartner’s news that SaaS providers will represent more than 50 percent of […]

Growth in Africa’s mobile penetration slows

Africa had more than 730m mobile subscriptions, corresponding to a SIM-card penetration rate of more than 65%, and total revenues of $40bn, said AT Kearney, adding that adoption of mobile services had been fuelled by increased network coverage and lower prices for services and handsets. read more