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.
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.
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