Mobile Apps in Africa News: #20

Chipset Updates: QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)’s Mobile Apps Market, Intel Corporation (INTC)’s Bug Fixes, Broadcom Corporation (BRCM)’s 5G Wi-Fi

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Qualcomm moves to deepen mobile apps market (Business Day) QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), a global technology company, whose ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of wireless communications, has entered into strategic partnership with Mobile Monday, in a move aimed at strengthening the local applications development market. Mobile Monday is a global organisation, whose ecosystem has provided opportunities for mobile application developers. Speaking at a forum in Lagos to announce the partnership, Alex Dadson, Senior Director, Business Development for West Africa, said the purpose of the partnership was to offer opportunity to mobile application developers and to help them improve on their applications and solutions. MORE…

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Nigeria to drive Africa’s mobile learning market

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Africa has the highest mobile learning growth rate in the world with Nigeria being one of the key drivers of the growth rate witnessed across the continent.

According to a New Ambient Insight Report, the growth rate is 38.9 percent, the highest in the world, where revenues will grow more than five times to reach $530.1 million by 2017, up from the $102.4 million reached in 2012.

Mobile devices are now the primary computing devices used by consumers in many countries in Africa. Accessing the web on an Internet-enabled feature phone or a smartphone is often a user’s first Internet experience, in what is often referred to as a Post-PC experience.

For many people in the Africa region, mobile learning is their primary learning technology and they may never be exposed to other learning products. The report called “The 2012-2017 Africa Mobile Learning Market” forecasts that Nigeria is among the fourteen countries that are regional drivers of the growth in the mobile learning market in Africa. MORE…

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