Monday, April 23, 2018

App spotlight: DStv Guide for Android

DStv Guide is an Android app by Multichoice Africa (PTY) Ltd, operators of Africa's leading direct-to-home digital satellite platform, DStv. The app offers the program guide of some of the television...

Toshiba shines with world’s thinnest tablet at CES 2012

The 2012 edition of Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas USA did not disappoint. Being the biggest platform for tech companies to show-off their latest innovations, a lot of new tablets...

Have smartphones become indispensable business tools?

...You can thus understand how frustrating it has been in the past 10 days that I have been without the full benefits of my BlackBerry smartphone. Most personal emails remain unread, I'm struggling with a piling workload, over 150 comments are pending moderation on my personal blog alone, I'm out of touch with friends I normally chat with regularly.

MNP in Ghana: over 6,000 mobile subscribers ported so far

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) launched in Ghana on 7th July 2011, enabling mobile subscribers to move from one mobile network to another, whilst still retaining their full mobile number. It has...

BB OS 6 on your BlackBerry 9700 (follow-up)

Research in Motion (RIM), makers of BlackBerry smartphones, released the current version of their operating system (OS 6) along with the BlackBerry Torch smartphone. They later released official versions of OS...

A spotlight on the Esoko platform and apps

Esoko is an agricultural market information platform. It takes advantage of the explosive growth of mobile communication services in Africa. Managed on the web and delivered via mobile, individuals, agri-business, government and projects use Esoko to collect and send out market data using simple text messaging.

Ghanaian mobile operators woo customers to port to their network, via the web

Following the launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in Ghana on 7th July 2011, the mobile networks all launched campaigns geared towards enticing mobile subscribers to port to their network. Newspaper...

Esoko Ltd: Powering an agric revolution

Esoko was founded in 2005 as TradeNet by Mark Davies, who also founded BusyInternet years ago. TradeNet was rebranded as Esoko in April 2009 and its investors are: Jim Forster, the International Finance Corporation, and the Soros Economic Development Fund.

MTN Ghana introduces data packages to prepaid customers

It appears MTN failed to sufficiently communicate the new packages to its mobile broadband subscribers, early enough. Users have lost their airtime because they simply loaded airtime and continued browsing as usual, without actually subscribing to any data packages. Thus they were billed at the very high tariffs that MTN now charges outside the packages.

Google Plus, a new social networking website

Google Plus is Google's latest and best attempt at a social networking website. It obviously draws a lot of lessons from Google's previous attempts like Google Buzz, Google Wave, Orkut...