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Ebola survivors share life-saving tips via mobile app

Ebola survivors share life-saving tips via mobile app

"Yes, I survived Ebola," a Guinean woman said in the first message sent through an interactive application that is being used to deliver public health information about Ebola to affected populations, helping to reduce the stigma faced by survivors in West Africa.
Mobile video-streaming app for low-bandwidth Africa

Mobile video-streaming app for low-bandwidth Africa

A South African developed video streaming solution, specially designed to cater for the low-speed internet environment encountered in most parts of Africa, has been released as a free mobile application for Apple and Android phones.

Snailboy races up the global charts

Nobody thinks of snails as cute and cuddly critters, but Snailboy is an unconventional hero. And he is rapidly growing his fanbase. The South African mobile phone game is a download hit in the US and China.

All the election info

All the election info, results via mobile app

The Independent Electoral Commission has released three mobile apps ahead of Wednesday's election, including an app that allows voters to get the election results in real time, from the first result to the last, including the final seat allocation.

Durban developer’s mobile app scores in Nokia competition

Want to be in your photograph but don't want to ask a stranger to take your picture? TapShoot is the answer. The intriguing smartphone app for Windows phones grabbed its developer a top place in the Nokia Future/Capture contest.

Grab a taxi with Zapa Cab

Tired of waiting ages for their transport, a pair of businessmen have designed an app and are working with taxi companies in Joburg and Cape Town. Using a smart phone, it is now possible to call a cab in double-quick time.
SA's first green transport service
FNB launches banking app for tablets

FNB launches banking app for tablets

With tablet devices growing in popularity in South Africa, First National Bank has become the first of the country's retail banks to release a banking app customised for tablet devices.

Using technology to fight poaching

The use of smart technology is the latest approach being used to combat rhino poaching. Arms company Denel has committed to the cause, as has a pair of social entrepreneurs who are putting the power in the hands of the owners of smart devices.
• A legacy for the African rhino


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