Mike Laws forms new mobile marketing start-up, Imaginatrix

Mike Laws, former Vodacom Digital Media director has launched a new mobile marketing start-up, Imaginatrix, a specialist consultancy dedicated to the design and implementation of commercialised mobile marketing solutions. Since the launch of Imaginatrix earlier this year, the firm is already...

19 May 2016

BokSel, mobile virtual network operator for Afrikaans speakers

The Afrikaans radio station, Bok Radio, and mobile network enabler, MVN-X, have collaborated to launch an alternative mobile service for Afrikaans-speakers, called BokSel. Consumers who are interested in switching can port their numbers free. The mobile virtual network operator is the country's...

13 May 2016

'I'm Bored' app now available on Apple

The event and service platform 'I'm Bored' is now available on iOS operating systems on Apple products, allowing users to join the fun and be up to date with what is happening in their neighbourhood when it comes to family friendly events and services. 'I'm Bored' was launched in 2014 as a result...

24 Mar 2016

Download Sunday Times app for Apple, Android mobile

The Sunday Times has launched a new app for Apple and Android mobile devices, delivering faster download speeds with lower bandwidth consumption, enhanced functionality, a redesigned look-and-feel and more audio-visual content. The new app is included in the Sunday Times Platinum Plus...

10 Mar 2016

SA/Indian partnership offers mobile technology and software development

Khanyisa Real Systems (KRS), a Cape Town-based Microsoft Partner software development company, has announced its partnership with Indian-based enterprise mobility company, Winjit Technologies. Through this new partnership, KRS immediately increases its mobile solution capabilities and capacity....

10 Dec 2015

BBM Stickathon in South Africa in December

The BBM Stickathon is now coming to South Africa in December 2015, encouraging the most creative, expressive stickers to be designed for BBM. Launched in 2014, the stickers have become one of the most important and interesting components of BBM. With them, users can chat with friends or family in...

3 Dec 2015

BlackBerry, Good Technology acquisition goes ahead

BlackBerry has completed the acquisition of Good Technology. BlackBerry anticipates the acquisition to be accretive to earnings and cash flow within the first year after closing. It also expects to realise approximately $160m in GAAP revenue from Good in the first year, including the impact of an...

4 Nov 2015

MakeMeMobile opens in Port Elizabeth

MakeMeMobile, which specialises in delivering a range of enterprise mobility solutions that include mobile sales automation, mobile field service, mobile delivery solutions, mobile inventory management and voice solutions for warehouses or distribution centres, has opened an office in Port...

28 Oct 2015

Get your credit report on your smartphone

Akani Credit Report app is the first innovative way for consumers to get their Credit Bureau Reports on their cell phones in real time. Akani Credit Report App is designed to assist individual consumers to keep up with the pulse of their credit life. The app can be downloaded for FREE on the...

20 Oct 2015

24/7 TV app for mobile phones, tablets across Africa

Tuluntulu and SABC Education have launched a 24/7 app free on Google Play and iOS App stores. Usage is free (no subscriptions), 100% free on Wi-Fi, with data costs only if connected via a mobile network (low data setting consumes +-50MB / hour). The 'free' business model is designed to maximise...

12 Oct 2015

Trace launches Trace Mobile in partnership with Cell C

Trace, an urban entertainment brand and multimedia group with activities in 160 countries, has launched Trace Mobile in partnership with Cell C. The pre-paid mobile service offers an unlimited music streaming service, free Facebook (via internet.org), free WhatsApp, free news and gossip. It also...

9 Oct 2015

New free lifestyle app from Samsung, onTV-Media

Samsung Electronics South Africa and onTV-Media offer Africa's first lifestyle app to add to the rewards of owning a Samsung Smart TV. The app is available on the 'Preferred Bar' of the Samsung TV app store, with an active broadband connection through the SmartHub. The onTV-Media app is the first...

7 Oct 2015

BlackBerry completes AtHoc acquisition

The proposed BlackBerry acquisition of AtHoc, a leading provider of secure, networked crisis communications, announced in July 2015, has been completed. AtHoc will operate as a division of BlackBerry, and its CEO Guy Miasnik, will lead the division as part of BlackBerry's...

28 Sep 2015

App measurement service launched

AutoTrader has become the first IAB member Publisher to have its app measured using the new service, as the project's pilot study. Effective Measure and the IAB SA announced a new application measurement service that will enable IAB SA members to track traffic to and usage of their apps. This...

16 Sep 2015

Samsung partners with Mobile 1

Demonstrating its commitment to its Samsung Enterprise Alliance Programme (SEAP) and the development of local business, Samsung South Africa has entered into a partnership with Mobile 1, an enterprise mobility and IT asset management solutions provider. This alliance will see Mobile 1's mobile...

28 Aug 2015

Jungle Beat game reaches #1 on South African App Store

After launching on Monday 24 August 2015, the Jungle Beat game reached #1 on South African App Store. Produced by Sunrise Productions, creators of the award-winning non-verbal children's animated series, the launch coincided with the new third season of the show, which had its world première on the...

27 Aug 2015

EWN brings news stories to WhatsApp

EWN is using the broadcast list functionality on WhatsApp to send out the EWN morning brief and the EWN round-up of the day's stories in the afternoon to a database of subscribers. The broadcast list allows subscribers to engage with EWN, but does not reveal the identity of any other members of...

13 Jul 2015

Free webinar to explore mobile ad ecosystem

eMarketer is offering a free webinar to explore how the mobile ad ecosystem is developing this year on Thursday, 11 June 2015 at 1pm ET. Topics• How quickly spending on different ad formats is tipping toward mobile • Why marketers are getting more interested in advertising to people,...

28 May 2015

App links Blue Bull fans to the action

Vodacom has launched a Blue Bulls app for up-to-date news and game-time functionality. It offers fans access to the real time match centre, which includes commentary, match-day statistics and player bios. The FanZone on the App will further encourage interaction between supporters with the social...

15 May 2015

Red Bull Mobile disconnects from SA market

If you're making use of Cell C's Red Bull Mobile products, you'll need to make another plan as the partnership's ending on 31 May 2015... Red Bull Mobile was launched in South Africa in 2011 in partnership with Cell C and was relaunched in 2013 following lacklustre performance, with just 120,000...

7 May 2015

New custom app developer opens

Founding member, Craig Maclachlan, who has years of experience in developing in-house apps for the financial industry, has launched Floop, a custom mobile app development company. He feels that it is an opportune time to start this business because organisations need to establish a mobile app...

17 Mar 2015

Book Samsung repairs online

Samsung South Africa has launched the Cyber Service Centre, enabling customers to pre-book the repair of their mobile devices at a service centre and time that is convenient to them. The website is designed to make navigation as easy as possible. Menus have been clearly marked and the service...

16 Mar 2015

TomTom launches new mobile app

TomTom launched a new navigation app with TomTom Traffic in South Africa. Sharing the same user interface as the TomTom GO satnav, the mobile app now helps drivers get to their destinations faster, every day. People can now experience premium navigation and real-time traffic information, driving up...

5 Mar 2015

Michael Jordaan invests in Snapplify and joins board

South African eBook aggregator, Snapplify has received investment from AngelHub Ventures, a venture capital company backed by former FNB CEO, Michael Jordaan and the Harris family (RMB co-founder, Paul Harris' family fund). Jordaan will specifically play an active role in the company by joining the...

18 Feb 2015

Enhanced rugby app for 2015 Vodacom SuperRugby season

Rugby fans can follow the 2015 Vodacom SuperRugby season by downloading the enhanced app from Vodacom, free on iOS, Android and BB10 and in the Windows Store. The Vodacom Rugby App will give fans direct access to SuperBru with in-depth stats and blow-by-blow analysis to make informed weekly...

16 Feb 2015

Mobile Asia Expo relaunches as Mobile World Congress Shanghai

Mobile Asia Expo has been relaunched as Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai taking place on 15-17 July 2015. It will offer attendees insights into the latest industry developments and trends, a front row seat to new device launches and cutting-edge technology showcases, exclusive networking...

24 Nov 2014

Mxit offers Ebola app to West Africa
Mxit offers Ebola app to West Africa

In an effort to combat the Ebola epidemic currently devastating communities in West African countries, BBC World Service and Mxit have teamed up to provide critical information to inhabitants of these regions via a newly launched Ebola Info app. The free app is available across 8,000 mobile devices,...

7 Nov 2014

New app for admin of cycling performance centres

Retech South Africa has created an internal application that allows key Cadence Cycling Performance Centres staff members, in its different branches, to do administrative work from a tablet or a smartphone. Staff members will be able to keep register of all the clients and their attendance, know...

15 Oct 2014

Riverbed Technology expands security, adds Microsoft Azure capabilities

Riverbed Technology has announced that it has expanded security, adding Microsoft Azure capabilities to its SteelApp Traffic Manager, a virtual application delivery controller (ADC). As companies evolve toward the hybrid enterprise model, with private assets on-premises and public services in the...

29 Sep 2014

Trafrica is mobile advertising representative for Gumtree

Gumtree has appointed Trafrica as its mobile advertising partner to promote the online classifieds website, described as the largest in South Africa. Trafrica has a core focus on premium mobile media planning and buying. "As we can see from the latest Effective Measures results, Gumtree draws close...

26 Sep 2014

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