Cell C confirm sponsorship of the Inanda Africa Cup

Cell C, in association with Blue Label Telecoms, has confirmed their participation as the official headline sponsor of the Inanda Africa Cup polo tournament. The duration of the partnership will be for three days. The Cell C Inanda Africa Cup takes place on Sunday, 20 August at the Inanda...

4 Aug 2017

BBM and Planet Sport launches Football365

BBM Messenger and Planet Sport Publishing has launched Football365 in the instant messenger's discover menu. Football fans are now able to access and share pre-match and in-game updates to cheer with friends or taunt rivals within BBM. Football365 is a mobile-first, social-first ethos with...

19 Jul 2017

Nfinity partners with AdColony

Nfinity has entered a partnership with the mobile advertising company, AdColony. AdColony is led by Andrew Kramer in South Africa and provides in-app mobile video advertising; providing consumers, in African markets particularly, access to HD ad experiences across 1,000 mobile apps.

13 Jul 2017

Darryl Marcus to lead Pypestream's SA office

Darryl Marcus will be heading US startup Pypestream's newly opened South African office as the GM Southern Africa. Pypestream was co-founded by South African expat Richard Smullen and is a private enterprise mobile messaging platform that influences intelligent automation and chat-bot...

2 May 2017

OTM and Mindshare Vietnam receive Most Awarded Project recognition

The Lovely Mobile Report and Rankings have listed Out There Media together with Mindshare Vietnam and their 'Spread the Love' campaign for Friso by Friesland Campina as one of the Most Awarded Projects of 2016. The mobile campaign targeted mothers-to-be, achieving a consistent CTR of 11% with...

13 Apr 2017

SA Florist turns to BrandChat for improved supply chain

SA Florist will be making use of message tool app, BrandChat, to improve its supply chain efficiency. With a unified dashboard, Brandchat allows businesses to create and manage a bot notification system as well as do its customer support across all supported chat apps in one place. BrandChat has...

4 Apr 2017

WhatsApp adds video calling

WhatsApp is adding WhatsApp video calling to enable its more than one billion users to make video calls across Android, iPhone and Windows devices. It wants to make these features available to everyone, not just those who can afford the most expensive new phones or live in countries with the best...

16 Nov 2016

Improve cricketing skills with Gary Kirsten app

Former Proteas player and coach, Gary Kirsten has launched a free mobile app to help improve the cricketing skills of aspiring batsmen and bowlers, all over the world. The Gary Kirsten Cricket coaching team will be able to assess and assist these players via a short video which they will be able...

3 Nov 2016

Tritech Media acquires interest in KaChing

Thirty percent of KaChing, a cashless, ticketless parking system and smartphone application, has been purchased by Tritech Media, the technology innovator controlled by the Kirsh family. William Kirsh, founder and CEO of Tritech Media, will join the board of KaChing. The founders and Servest, the...

3 Nov 2016

Standard Bank's forex wallet app wins at Efma

Standard Banks' new foreign exchange mobile wallet, 'Shyft'-ing money was awarded a Bronze international award in the Most Disruptive Innovation category, at the 2016 Efma-Accenture Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards held in Barcelona this week. Through the app, customers can buy a...

28 Oct 2016

2016 Election web app goes live

On Sunday 31 July, Times Media's 2016 Election web app went live. It allows South Africans to follow the progress of Wednesday's local government elections, in real time. The application has been optimised to work on mobile devices as well as PCs, and can be accessed via ...

1 Aug 2016

WeChat partners with Stuff to offer Incredible Connection product deals

A partnership between WeChat, Stuff magazine and Incredible Connection offers readers product deals delivered to their doorstep by enabling e-commerce via smartphones, a first for Africa. To make a purchase, readers need to download WeChat and set up a WeChat Wallet. Once they have done so, and...

8 Jul 2016

OLX launches mobile OTP verification

In a move to make trading as secure as it can possibly be, OLX has just become the first online trading site in South Africa to launch mobile 'one time pin' (OTP) verification for people opting to sell their goods and the first online classifieds service to encrypt all traffic to and from the site....

5 Jul 2016

Get your mobile fix with i2

With new mobile models being unveiled every year, most of us can't keep up or are stuck with a contract phone for what can seem like an eternity. But now it's easier than ever to get your very own iPhone thanks to i2, South Africa's online retailer for Pre-Loved iPhones. For more information or...

1 Jun 2016

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

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