Startups

YouTube Go App saves your data and lets you download and view videos offline

YouTube Go App saves your data and lets you download and view videos offline

social media, Startups
YouTube has launched an offline version of its app to its viewers in developing countries across the globe where internet connectivity is still a challenge. The new app has a unique feature and design that allows YouTube users to download and save content they want offline giving options over quality and file size. The app also allows for local sharing with nearby users without using any data. According to blog post from the company’s official website, YouTube Go was created to be relatable with fresh and relevant video recommendations tailored to viewers preferences; the app is designed to be offline first and improve the experience of watching videos on a slower network; it gives you more control over data usage by providing choice and transparency into the amount of data spent
eShopper Lets You Shop From Your Favourite Retailers in Kenya

eShopper Lets You Shop From Your Favourite Retailers in Kenya

Business, Startups
Kenyans can now shop from any of their favorite supermarkets and retailer stores courtesy of the new eShopper app. The eShopper app now available on play store for Android devices and also the apple store for iOS devices has made it possible to shop anytime at your own convenience and provides delivery at your preferred spot. The app requires the shopper to register by creating an account on the app, pick items they need making an online shopping list, then choose their retailer where they normally make their purchases, pay for the goods via Mpesa mobile payment and the shopping will be delivered. Cash on delivery is also one of the accepted medium of making payments. With their dedicated team, they are working to provide a 24 hours customer care services. Mr. Douglas Okari the Man...
Alosab lets you rent an Apartment, Office Space and even Shops in Nigeria

Alosab lets you rent an Apartment, Office Space and even Shops in Nigeria

Startups
Alosab a recently launched startup in Nigeria has made it easy for anyone looking to rent a place to live, run and operate a business and even rent a space in a shop. As it is cumbersome and time consuming to move around looking for the right apartments to live, Nigerians can now rent their desired houses at the comfort of wherever they are. Students can rent the neighbourhood of their choice through the company’s website which has been made possible with the partnerships Alosab has established with landlords and property owners. Students can therefore book houses that are close to their campuses and save a good sum of money with the costs coming with having to commute to campus premises from a far neighbourhood. Entrepreneurs and seasoned professions will also enjoy the benefits Alo

57 million customer Uber data breach didn’t affect Africa

Startups, Technology
Taxi-hailing company Uber has told ITWeb Africa that a recently surfaced data breach, which the company experienced last year affecting 57 million customers and drivers, only affected the US. The company would not comment or disclose details of measures it is currently taking to ensure the integrity of its systems and security of drivers or riders in Africa. Bloomberg reported that Uber not only kept the security breach secret from the victims, but also paid the hackers US$100,000 to "delete the data [and] keep quiet." Bloomberg quotes Uber as follows: "Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world...The personal information of about 7 million drivers was accessed as well, including some 6...
Healthbase launches to advance medical research through blockchain & tokenize patient records

Healthbase launches to advance medical research through blockchain & tokenize patient records

Startups, Technology
With its headquarters in Bonn, Germany, Healthbase is a blockchain tool set to revolutionize healthcare sector by helping digitize patient medical records and ensuring that medical researchers, care providers, as well as patients are given the best care by increasing access to their patient history and other related health data. The current infrastructure handling patient medical records and supporting therapies is composed of legacy systems that are no longer sufficient to meet the growing demands of the burgeoning medical industry in today’s age. “Health data is currently scattered across a myriad of platforms, thereby preventing holistic care while raising serious privacy and security concerns,” said Chris Meitner, CEO and co-founder of Healthbase. “We aim to leverage modern inf