Category: Innovation

I WANNA CREATE A DIFFERENCE IN AFRICA.

I WANNA CREATE A DIFFERENCE IN AFRICA.

Imagine Africa with free access to information!, Free Access to Information means, free access to education content, health care, knowledge, financial services and almost free access to everything. People in Africa are not informed, this is the reason many African countries are very poor and still struggling.

Through the integration of Information Communication Technologies in Service delivery, we can achieve the sustainable development goals in Africa. Am dedicated to making a change on how things are done. ICTs are driving the education sector in Africa, mobile technologies are rapidly changing lives.

Let all African children have access to information & education content.

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Now you can see your call history and missed calls – all in one place with the New Update of Facebook Messenger.

Now you can see your call history and missed calls – all in one place with the New Update of Facebook Messenger.

After the latest update of the Facebook’s Messenger 75.0.021.70, Facebook now wants you to make the messenger your default messaging App for android phones. Facebook comes handy with cool features that makes your messaging organized.

Now with Messenger, Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. Messenger is just like texting, but you don’t have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan).

Not just for Facebook friends: Message people in your phone book and just enter a phone number to add a new contact.

Google Hangouts has wanted to be your default SMS App since its inception but with limited success. Much as practically everybody who owns an Android smartphone has Hangouts lurking somewhere in the background, not many people changed their default app. Reason? Hangouts is a ghost town. This is where Facebook wins. Messenger has the numbers to prove its popularity.

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“A lot of Android texting apps didn’t keep up with the evolution of messaging, so we felt like we truly had to make Messenger the best SMS client for Android,” Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus

Here are the steps to follow to set Facebook Messenger as your default SMS app:

  • Go to their settings
  • Select SMS or Messages
  • Tap on Default SMS App
  • Select Facebook Messenger

After you have integrated Facebook Messenger as your default app, standard SMS sending rates will still apply as traditional SMS text messages pass through your local carrier and not Facebook and they use credit instead of the Internet.What you will be able to do is utilise Facebook stickers when sending the SMS, as well as send images, audio and video clips (MMS). The SMS chats will be purple to Facebook’s blue in order to distinguish between the two.

Original article on Diginited.

The Dot. In Your Gmail Address Doesn’t Matter.

The Dot. In Your Gmail Address Doesn’t Matter.

For quite a long time Gmail users have always thought that having albert.smith@gmail.com and albertsmith@gmail.com are two different email addresses, For just that reason, Google decided to do things differently from other email providers when it launched Gmail.

Namely, it decided to ignore periods in its users’ email addresses altogether.

That’s right—they make absolutely no difference. As a post on Google’s help forums clearly explains:

  • albertsmith@gmail.com =alb.er.t.sm.i.th@gmail.com
  • albertsmith@gmail.com = ALBERTSMITH@gmail.com
  • albertsmith@gmail.com = Albert.Smith@gmail.com

You could even email a.l.b.e.r.t.s.m.i.t.h@gmail.com, and your message would still make its way to the very same donut-loving dude.

So the inclusion of dots on to your Gmail address don’t actually matter, never say your receiving someone else’s message’s just because you missed a dot between your initials on the address. However this doesn’t apply yo the other emailing companies like Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo Mail, Apple iCloud.

Android Instant Apps, Now we can run apps without installing them.

Android Instant Apps, Now we can run apps without installing them.

Native Android apps, without the installation

Android Instant Apps is the next awesome thing in the mobile Web. Announced at Google I/O today, Instant Apps lets developers take advantage of modules that allow mobile Web users to use an application without actually installing it.io2016

An evolution in app sharing and discovery, Android Instant Apps enables Android apps to run instantly, without requiring installation. Instant Apps lets you experience what you love about apps — fast and beautiful user interfaces, high performance, and great capabilities — with just a tap.

When clicking a link, Google Play runs the app instantly by only fetching the pieces of the app you need at that moment.

The first example showed the user clicking a Buzzfeed Video link to view a recipe and being transported to the appropriate part of the application — all in a span of about two seconds.

In another example, the presenter used B&H’s Android app to show a complete search to purchase cycle of a camera bag on the company’s app. No app install took place and after a total of three clicks, and about 30 seconds, the demonstrator has purchased a new camera bag.

The demo was done in real-time, and on an Android device running version 4.4 KitKat. Once released, it’s expected to be backwards compatible, and will run on any device running Jellybean or newer.

Google expects to roll out Android Instant Apps by the end of the year.

 

Health App Challenge – To Boost Reproductive Health in Uganda

Health App Challenge – To Boost Reproductive Health in Uganda

After the 2 day hackathon organized by Marie Stopes Uganda  in Conjunction  with  Hostalite Cyber Academy Sponsored By Vodafone Uganda, The first ever inter-university hackathon on health, specifically sexual reproductive health

Young people from different universities, along with innovators, developers, partners and Marie Stopes Uganda will gathered at Uganda Museum on the 13th and 14th of May 2016 in what was #Hcahack.

As always “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events” The event saw the best teams with crazy solutions and scalable projects that meet Marie Stope’s key objectives get awarded.

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The 1st Runners up Receiving their prize.

What twitter had in Mind.

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