Tag: mobile apps

Mobile apps are empowering a collection of business processes

Mobile apps are empowering a collection of business processes

Business, Mobile, Uncategorized
With mobile phone subscribers numbering in the billions today, the majority of businesses are wanting to develop one or more mobile apps to reach this massive audience. Mobility has changed life and business forever. It has vastly grown the types and volume of devices that connect to an organisation’s resources. The number of subscribers is burgeoning globally, the devices are forcing businesses into an “always on” or 24/7 mentality and the flood of Internet of Things (IoT) devices promises to see tens of billions of devices connecting to the Internet within just a few years. Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings, says these IoT devices, which include mobile phones in the broad sense, have new operating systems that are forever altering the way companies deploy software and services. “Ove

Google Assistant is expanding to Android

Technology
Google is bringing their virtual  Google assistant, An artificial intelligence (AI)-powered helping hand , to more Android phones this week. Already offered on Google’s Pixel phones, Home personal assistant, Allo messaging app, and Android wear devices, Google Assistant will be available on all smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow starting this week, the company has announced. This marks yet another expansion into the mobile environment for Google, which is predicting that Assistant could reach “hundreds of millions” of devices. However, just under 31 per cent and slightly over one per cent of Android devices are currently using Marshmallow and Nougat respectively, the company says. Whether a user needs to know how to say “nice to meet you” in Korean
Twitter Curbs Harassment by Limiting the Reach of Abusive Users

Twitter Curbs Harassment by Limiting the Reach of Abusive Users

Internet, Mobile, social media
Twitter has introduced its latest tool to deal with harassment on its platform. The social network will restrict the reach of users it believes are partaking in abusive behavior. Over the past few days, a number of Twitter users have reported getting warning messages from the company saying: "We've temporarily limited some of your account features." The warnings come with a time period during which the restriction will be applied, a time that appears to be set at 12 hours in most cases. The new protocol, which started being put into effect last week, will prevent tweets from users deemed to be abusing the platform from being seen by people who don’t follow them. The tweets won’t appear in searches, Moments, or anywhere else on the platform other than their own timeline. If a rest
Uber Kenya unveils revamped rider App

Uber Kenya unveils revamped rider App

Startups, Technology
Uber Kenya has unveiled a revamped rider application. A “where to?” feature was added, unlike the old version that focused on where the rider was departing from, this new feature starts with the riders destination. Speaking at the forum in Nairobi, Uber Kenya’s Operations Lead said, that the Ridsharing App rebuilt the application from the ground-up putting the riders at the heart of it. The redesigned rider app is faster, smarter, and more reliable than before. According to IT News Africa, Kenyans are taking to the app with a 68 percent adoption rate. The revamped Uber app now includes features such as upfront pricing and estimate time of arrival at the destination, so that riders have the information they need to make the best decision for their wallet and schedule. Other fea
Technology is key to Africa’s future

Technology is key to Africa’s future

Technology
Africa is a continent full of  innovation and creativity. Technology itself in the continent  is helping to break down the barriers for development. In relation to this, Africa’s embrace of technology turns two common assumptions inside out – that tech breakthroughs happen in rich countries, and that Africa needs basic services before it can use high-tech solutions. According to Africa Progress platform, what Africa’s start-ups are doing is using technology to build basic services – and a whole lot more. Technology is improving people’s lives – especially mobile services and applications. With minimal fixed line phone infrastructure, the continent has embraced the opportunity to leapfrog existing technologies, becoming a world leader in the delivery of such services. The mobil