Category: Technology

The Most Important Transportation Innovation of the Decade Is the Smartphone

The Most Important Transportation Innovation of the Decade Is the Smartphone

So why don’t cities like Kampala and transit agencies like Taxis (Matatu) take more advantage of it???

As we think Mobility and transforming the public transport with innovation likes Uber, Friendship taxi, Safe Boda and many others  transforming the transport sector in Uganda.

This year Kampala is graced to be one of the cities around the world to host a local transport hackathon. The hackathon is brought to you by Fund Africa Inc. together with the Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT) Foundation, with the support of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and its members. With the main Theme of “USING TECHNOLOGY IN BUILDING INNOVATIVE PUBLIC TRANSPORT MODES” All university students, professionals, civil society, Public and Private sectors especially developers, project developers, entrepreneurs’ and anyone with a creative mind, ideas and concepts are all welcome to contest for the two day event that runs from the 24th to the 25th of November 2016.

Participants are challenged to develop creative and innovative solutions for challenges ranging from the ever growing traffic situation, pollution, pedestrians, cyclists, street cleaning, street parking, garbage collections, infrastructure, road safety and emergency handling.

The participants creative output can be inform of, working prototypes, virtual models (animation, video), graphics (renderings, infographics), simulation models, business and operational models, Mobile Apps, Desktop Apps, Robotics etc.

Together with other prizes and recognition the best project will be entitled to an all-paid trip to participate at the ‎Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon ‎Montreal 2017 the first ever global transport hackathon – in the framework of the 62th ‎UITP Global ‪Public Transport Summit Montreal 2017 – the world’s oldest and leading sustainable mobility event.

So are you passionate about Innovation, ICT4Development, Networking as you blow out your minds with disruptive thinking, join us at the Makerere Business School ICT Center (MUBs-ICT Center) in Nakawa, Kampala on the 24th and 25th of November 2016.  Apply Now

Every Single Second is an Opportunity to Change your Life.

Every Single Second is an Opportunity to Change your Life.

Every single second is an opportunity to change your life, because in any moment you can change the way you THINK. It doesn’t matter what you have THOUGHT before. It doesn’t matter what mistakes you think you may have made. When you change the way you THINK, you are on a different frequency, and the law of attraction responds instantaneously! When you change the way you THINK, the past has gone! When you change the way you THINK, your life changes.

“Do not waste one moment in regret, for to think feelingly of the mistakes of the past is to re-infect yourself.” Nevelle Goddard (1905-1972)

Truth: Your feelings are caused by the way think.

Try this Test: Reread the above paragraph and insert the word FEEL for the word THINK.

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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.

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.