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Google Maps navigation for phones running Android and iOS now in Kenya

Technology company Google now says Google Maps navigation services is available in Kenya for phones running Android 2.2 (and above) and iOS 5.1 (and above). Starting Thursday, Kenyans using phones… Read more »

Firm banks on mobile apps to stir advertising in Kenya

A Swedish company is hoping to rouse Kenya’s largely drowsy mobile advertising sector through a video-sharing application. VMS Holdings, operating through a local franchise holder, last year set up shop… Read more »

Crowdsourced Phone Directory App Truecaller reveals all caller IDs

Having been one of the students that joined campus after incidences of kidnappings and mysterious murders, my first concern was, naturally, safety. If I’m being really honest, it was probably… Read more »

Jubilee Coalition has developed and released (Uhuruto) Android app

The Uhuruto campaign team, in a bid to show how digital they are, have developed an Android app that will capture everything within the Uhuruto campaign website http://www.uhuruto2013.com/. The site is… Read more »

IBM turns to US varsities for top talent to staff its only African research lab in Nairobi

US tech giant IBM has opened a fresh search for highly skilled techies to drive innovation programmes at its only African research lab in Nairobi. The New York-based firm is… Read more »

Kenya now a premier centre of global tech-innovation

Mr Haiyun Tang does not have the demeanour of a man about to venture into the unknown. However, he is doing just that with his business. He is calm as… Read more »

Kenyan Techie turns animation hobby into commercial venture

Fatboy Animations 3D-artist Michael Muthiga at his Film Studios office. The self-taught animator is famous for creating Jamii Telecommunications Faiba advert Sometime in June last year, Michael Muthiga met the… Read more »

Safaricom targets online shoppers with SA firm deal

Safaricom has taken its mobile money platform M-Pesa online in a deal that allows its 16 million users to pay for goods and services on the Internet. The telco has… Read more »

The App That Shows Which Of Your Facebook Friends Are “Down To Bang”

“Bang With Friends” supposedly lets you see which of the Facebook friends you’d “bang” would also “bang” you. It’s not nearly so discreet as it promises. A controversial new Facebook… Read more »

Mobile apps to help you manage your cash better in Kenya

A month ago, Joy Namatsi discovered a technology that she reckons might revolutionise how she plans to fundraise for her organisation in the years to come. Ms Namatsi came across… Read more »

#GhanaDecides: The Apps and websites that mattered

Ghana has had its eyes and ears on various media channels after going to the polls on Friday 7th December. Besides radio and television, social media, websites and apps were… Read more »

Kenyan information minister leads an IT revolution

Since Bitange Ndemo got Kenya hooked up to high-speed Internet, there has been no stopping his cyber-progress. A ‘Silicon Savannah’ is now flourishing. Along Nairobi’s dusty Ngong Road, so many… Read more »

Google muscles in on Siri with voice-enabled iOS Search app

Siri is finally getting some big-time competition on iOS devices. Google’s updated search apphas finally made it through the App Store review process and is now ready to deliver Siri-like voice queries… Read more »

App Turns Online Dating Into Mobile Matchmaking Game

Online dating can be disheartening and feel shallow when users have to skim pages of profiles to find someone compatible at a glance. If you’re over the massive catalog of… Read more »

Why Kenyan apps developers are not making money

As far as innovation in the technology world goes, Kenya stands among the giants, with acclaimed titles that have had a massive impact on the global economy. M-Pesa and Ushahidi… Read more »