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Jacques Oberholzer, co-founder of Now Boarding
#HeavyChef: How to design the ultimate mobile application

Heavy Chef recently invited Jacques Oberholzer, co-founder of international UI / UX design agency, Now Boarding, to unpack how one goes about creating the ultimate mobile application...

By Juanita Pienaar 31 Oct 2018

App permissions can be used to exploit your data
App permissions can be used to exploit your data

Every time an application is installed on a device, the user is asked to allow that app certain permissions...

By Simon Campbell-Young 26 Oct 2018

Blurred media lines
Blurred media lines

I remember growing up on the dusty streets of the Vaal as a radio addict who used to love listening to Radio Bop...

By Victor Koaho 11 Oct 2018

Basic cyber hygiene practices that go a long way
Basic cyber hygiene practices that go a long way

As mobile computing - especially using personal devices - becomes more common, the potential for network compromise is increasing...

By Doros Hadjizenonos 9 Oct 2018

6 top tips for effective customer engagement on mobile
6 top tips for effective customer engagement on mobile

Speaking at this year's annual PriceCheck Awards ceremony, CEO Kevin Tucker noted that the Tech and E-commerce Awards are more important than ever before...

By Lynette Hundermark 18 Sep 2018

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African research dominated by mobile, social media

There is a demand for insight into African markets and much of the data collection is done via mobile, social media and CRM...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Sep 2018

FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch
FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch

Fitbit Pay is now available in South Africa. The wireless payments service which works through Fitbit's range of wearable devices is now compatible with FNB and RMB VISA bank cards.

By Andy Walker 7 Aug 2018

#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on business
#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on business

With smartphone usage in SA as high as an estimated 29.2 million (51% of the population), more and more shoppers are making purchases on their mobile phones...

By Sven Schoof 30 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: From search to checkout, the top 5 features likely to make your user tap "buy now"
#MobileCommerce: From search to checkout, the top 5 features likely to make your user tap "buy now"

Mobile, and increasingly apps, are core to the success of any retailer's strategy through all stages of the path to purchase or shopping customer's experience...

By Lynette Hundermark 20 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time
#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time

As Cape Union Mart Group's director of e-commerce, Amanda Herson has the mammoth task of ensuring a seamless online experience for some of South Africa's most loved retail brands...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Jul 2018

Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have been invited to apply for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 16 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The growth of mobile shopping in South Africa
#MobileCommerce: The growth of mobile shopping in South Africa

E-commerce is going from strength to strength in South Africa, more and more consumers are gaining confidence in making online purchases that are not solely limited to the likes of books, CDs, electronics, airline tickets and the like...

By Graham Du Plessis 13 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Step into the future with mobile
#MobileCommerce: Step into the future with mobile

When mobile phones hit the market in South Africa around 1994, there was a sentiment by many that, having lived life quite effectively without these devices, they simply did not need one...

By Dave Nemeth 4 Jul 2018

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Mobility to rule video in 2018

Video production and viewing become more challenging as goldfish attention span proves longer than a human's...

By Priscilla Kennedy 1 Jun 2018

Forcing customers to use your app is brand vanity
Forcing customers to use your app is brand vanity

Many brands remain obsessed with creating mobile apps. This not only defies trends that point to increasing consumer app apathy but can exclude a sizeable portion of your customers in emerging economies...

By Pieter de Villiers 29 May 2018

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These are WhatsApp's shiny new group chat features

In a not-all-that-exciting update, WhatsApp has tweaked the way groups work on its platform...

By Andy Walker 18 May 2018

#WTMA18: Changing the digital narrative for destination marketing organisations
#WTMA18: Changing the digital narrative for destination marketing organisations

Sharing some of his most favourite passions including surfing, balloons and unicorns, Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy took us through the destination marketing organisation and its relevance in a digital world during his talk at this year's World Travel Market Africa...

By Robin Fredericks 25 Apr 2018

If the future in Africa is mobile, identity verification is paramount
If the future in Africa is mobile, identity verification is paramount

Mobile operators are becoming an important provider of, and platform for, a growing range of services. As a result, the ability to verify customer identity is becoming a business imperative for mobile operators...

By Sherry Zameer 25 Apr 2018

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#Prisms2018: Out of Africa - an insider's perspective

The following is an excerpt from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture I delivered at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster...

By Robyn de Villiers 23 Apr 2018

Google Go now available locally
Google Go now available locally

Google has announced that its Google Go app, which provides a "lighter, faster way to search", is now available locally...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Apr 2018

Mobile and social are dominant forces in SA retail
Mobile and social are dominant forces in SA retail

Virtual shopping is becoming the norm. Using our mobile devices to window shop and find the best price, product reviews, and advice through social media has reinvented the shopping experience...

By Kerry Hope 6 Apr 2018

Geolocation marketing - crafting a symbiotic relationship with your customer
Geolocation marketing - crafting a symbiotic relationship with your customer

Mobile is increasingly becoming the channel of choice for brand engagement, especially amongst younger generations who rely on their smartphones during their shopping journey...

By Johan Walters 14 Mar 2018

The stormy voyage of mobile engagement automation
The stormy voyage of mobile engagement automation

The ship has sailed on silo-driven batch-and-blast email and vomit-and-hope SMS campaigns. Today's attention- and time-deprived consumer expects personalised communication built on seamless digital experiences that offer relevant, timely forms of value...

By Nick Orton 14 Mar 2018

#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital
#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital

Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital and what she predicts for the industry...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018

#StartupStory: Live Connected helps you manage your 'tribe'
#StartupStory: Live Connected helps you manage your 'tribe'

Nthati Mthembu is the founder of Live Connected, an app that helps parents manage their tribe's schedules easily...

By Ilse van den Berg 26 Feb 2018

Location-based marketing, what is it and how to take advantage of this trend?
Location-based marketing, what is it and how to take advantage of this trend?

Location-based marketing has been a hyped-up trend, especially with the advent of apps, but what is it exactly?...

By Lynette Hundermark 23 Feb 2018

Dr William Mapham.
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#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation...

By Sue Disler 22 Feb 2018

Mobile app fatigue - what is it and what can you do about it?
Mobile app fatigue - what is it and what can you do about it?

Eight years after the global "app-splosion", even in a country like South Africa where smartphone adoption took a little longer than the rest of the world to catch up, "app-fatigue" is now a thing...

By Lynette Hundermark 1 Feb 2018

Don't neglect the B side while the A side is playing
Don't neglect the B side while the A side is playing

Mike Laws touch on how voice and text-based mobile communication have alternated in popularity throughout the history of GSM cellular and the implications for marketers...

By Mike Laws 24 Jan 2018

WhatsApp launches business app
WhatsApp launches business app

NEWSWATCH: WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Business - a free-to-download Android app for small businesses which allows them to chat with users...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jan 2018

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