Google now allows android developers in 9 new countries to submit paid apps to the Google Play Store and charge money for them.
Before today, developers in these 9 new countries (and other countries not supported) could only upload free apps to the Google Play Store; android users in these countries could also pay for apps developed by people from other countries. Also, developers all over the world can publish free apps to the Play Store without charging money for them; publishing paid apps is a service Google only supports to 54 countries at the moment, including the 9 countries added today. The new countries to enjoy this service are:Egypt (Egyptian Pound) Nigeria (US [...]
A programmer in Cape Town, South Africa has developed a simplified and interractive load shedding map for his city.
Load shedding, or rolling blackout, is an intentionally-engineered electrical power outage . Delivery is stopped for non-overlapping periods of time over geographical regions.
Johann Du Toit, the developer says his load shedding map is intended to allow Cape Town residents keep up to date with scheduled load shedding plans by ESKOM in a way which is simple and easy to understand, unlike the official load shedding map which is somewhat obfuscated and confusing.
“I was chilling at home and wanted to check how load shedding is going to affect [...]
Diamond bank Nigeria Plc has partnered with Nigerian mobile app GidiMo to serve Nigerians the first ever Diamond Bank National Prep Challenge. The challenge will run on the GidiMo app and will feature examination questions for both students and job hunters.
Students can practice questions designed for JAMB which contain subjects like Accounts, Biology, Chemistry, Commerce, Economics, English language, Geography and Government; as well as O Level (WAEC and GCE) certification examinations which contain the same subjects in the JAMB section including Further Mathematics.
Job seekers can take professional certification exams like CIBN, CIIN, CIPM, CITN, CIS, ICAN, NIM and [...]
Egypt, in terms of particulate matter is one of the most polluted countries in the world; and according to a recent report by WHO, the daily share of pollution for a person living in Cairo is equivalent to smoking one pack of cigarettes a day.
This motivated a group of students from Alexandria Egypt to build a measuring kit which can measure the amount of pollution in air.
The group of innovative minds collectively known as Icealex Hub consists of young and passionate students from Alexandria.
The measuring tool kit was built on Arduino and features temperature, humidity and gas sensors which measures and records the quality of the surrounding [...]
A group of teenage girls from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya have won the first ever Technovation Challenge award by creating a mobile application which repels mosquitoes by emitting a 15KHz ultrasonic sound.
The app, called Quit Mosquito works by playing an ultrasonic sound which is almost inaudible to human ears but loud enough to de-stabilize the blood-sucking pests.
The group who created the app consisted of three girls. When Caroline Kimathi, one of the girls was asked about her experience and what the event meant for her, she said:
“The whole experience [...]
According to a recent research carried out by Digital TV Research, pay tv penetration in North Africa (and the Middle east) will reach 73.8% by the end of 2014, which is significant improvement compared to 64.3% in 2010; and 57.1% in Sub-Saharan Africa which is expected to experience massive improvement when compared with its 19.2% penetration value in 2010.
In actual numbers, according to the reported research, the Middle east and Africa will record a total of about 89.3 million pay tv subscribers by the end of 2014 (it was previously 32.4 million households in 2010) with about 12.4 million households coming from this year alone. This year will also see free-to-air [...]