Tag: Mobile Innovation

JamiiX features in African Business Review

JamiiX features in African Business Review

Below is an interesting article featured on African Business Review about our JamiiX product that we’ve been re-designing the last couple of months and we will be releasing the new version of JamiiX end of December. “In Cape Town, South Africa, Marlon Parker, an IT lecturer and entrepreneur, has been using MXit and other forms …

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Research Paper: The use of mobile technologies to address unemployment in the Western Cape

Research Paper: The use of mobile technologies to address unemployment in the Western Cape

Unemployment is a serious concern facing the South African government. Ongoing efforts are being made to decrease the unemployment rate. Many of the unemployed population do not necessarily have access to the required means to effectively find job opportunities that meet their requirements. Providing people with an easily accessible means has a high possibility of …

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Mobile Opportunities and Challenges in Africa

Mobile Opportunities and Challenges in Africa

With more than 450 million mobile phones in Africa, it is no surprise that it is a hotbed for low cost mobile innovation. Below are some tips for Mobile Developers, Organisations and Entrepreneurs who intend venturing into Africa with their mobile innovations, solutions and services: 1) Africa is still flooded with Old mobile handsets. 2) …

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Mobile Africa in a Week

Mobile Africa in a Week

The Future of Mobile in Africa View more presentations from Rudy De Waele. Over the last week I’ve had the privilege to be at two cutting edge events in the area of Mobile Technologies in Africa. The first event Mobile Web Africa was hosted by All Amber in Johannesburg and brought together a number of …

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THREE ways how MXit makes a positive impact on Society

THREE ways how MXit makes a positive impact on Society

Personally I’ve been using MXit for almost 5 years and it has become more than just a teen communication tool but an Innovation that’s having a positive impact on society. MXit (pronounced “Mix It”) is described to be a free Instant Messaging application that runs on GPRS/3G mobile phones as well as PCs. This application …

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MGeos: Mobile GeoService with low-end phones

MGeos: Mobile GeoService with low-end phones

One of the exciting partnerships for our company MoVigo Technologies is the partnership with a innovative Mobile Company in Finland Pajat who is the creators of a Mobile GeoService application focused on affordable GPS enabled phones. Some of the key features of MGeos are: * define program specific point-of-interests (POIs), routes and areas with associated …

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More than 130,000 reached for Social Change via Mobile Phones

More than 130,000 reached for Social Change via Mobile Phones

With the celebration of drug awareness week in conjunction with MXit, RLabs increased its counsellor capacity and had a massive growth in the Angel user numbers. Angel is an information portal providing support to users in the areas of substance abuse, abuse, depression, stress and coping. Today the Angel information service passed the 40,000 subscriber …

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Kujali wins at IST Africa Conference

Kujali wins at IST Africa Conference

After a very productive week at the conference with the Socio-Tech team presenting 3 papers and participating in the e-Health Forum, more exciting news were to follow at the end of one of Africa’s leading Technology Conferences. The SAFIPA sponsored Kujali (means “Care” in Swahili) stand won the “Best Demonstration” award at this leading conference. …

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Kujali: Mobile Application for Home-Based HealthCare

Kujali: Mobile Application for Home-Based HealthCare

Over the past few weeks RLabs have been part of a project with CPUT Innovation Hub to develop a Mobile Application for Home Based HealthCare (HBHC). This project started last year as a collaboration between universities in three provinces in South Africa and the first prototype was showcased at this year’s IST Africa Conference in …

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Mobile Innovation for Social Change

Mobile Innovation for Social Change

There has been an increase demand for reaching emerging markets using technology (ICT4D initiatives). No other technology like the mobile phone have the reach of impacting people on a large scale as required in these markets. With most emerging countries (African Mobile Access and Usage)having high mobile penetration, there is a need for more mobile …

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