Do you view Disruption as an Opportunity..??!

image

Disruption is all around us.

Mobile is overtaking desktop, social is beating search, on-demand is undercutting T.V., messaging apps are challenging email, and everything around us is becoming connected. These shifts in trends can rattle our businesses, our portfolios, and even our lives. But they don’t have to…

Advertisements
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.

UCC’s ACIA Awards Here Again #Acia2016

UCC’s ACIA Awards Here Again #Acia2016

 

 

CiHfLI_W0AAYNN8

2016 ACIA Awards, May 20th, 2015 – Venue: Kampala, Uganda

The ACIA Awards is an annual initiative that fosters innovation through the recognition and reward of outstanding ICT innovations. ACIA provides a platform upon which outstanding ICT innovations can be showcased and propelled to further success.

The initiative was established in 2010 by the Uganda Communications Commission and since its establishment, various innovations have been recognised and awarded in different ways.

Tomorrow the 20th of May 2016 will mark the 6th round of the Acia awards.

We are yet to see the best innovations of 2016 that have made it to the Awards.

 

The selection criteria
Individuals had to submit there entry online and where subjected to a basic compliance check to ensure that they conform to the rules of the awards.

Entries that passed the selection stage were then assessed using the criteria below and winners in the various categories were then chosen by a panel of judges.

Creativity and originality – What is the new idea? Is the entry an improvement of an existing product, service or process?Significance, effectiveness and impact – What is the importance of the innovation? To what degree does it provide a solution to the problem it was intended to solve?Sustainability and feasibility,–How does the innovation optimally exploit the resources utilized in the production and consumption processes? What is its potential for successful implementation in the desired context/environment?Scalability or transferability– The degree to which the entry can serve as a model or to which its components, concepts, principles, or insights could be transferable to other initiatives Spark – Does the entry generate collective excitement for its originality, execution and potential benefits?

However the Judges utilised other supplementary and publically available information to inform their decision.

Shortlisted applicants were called upon to physically defend their applications before the panel of judges during the evaluation process. These have been given an  opportunity to showcase their innovations at an exhibition prior to the Award Gala at the Serena parking lot.

Let’s be there as we witness the next big ICT Innovation in Uganda.

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.

CibaTTSWEAAePxf.jpg large
The 1st Runners up Receiving their prize.

What twitter had in Mind.

twitter