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

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

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