With connectivity presenting so many problems in the continent, many Africans experience the internet primarily through their mobile devices, and from Price Check to GoMetro to Snapify, apps are literally changing Africa – and in the coming years there is a huge expectation they will fundamentally change the way Africa watches TV.
With the spread of smartphones set to accelerate, the impact and influence of apps is set to spread wider still, a massive opportunity for innovators out there to develop truly popular and revolutionary mobile programmes.
Perhaps no one sees the opportunities here like Google. And at next month’s AfricaApps (12-14 November), they’ll be leading the charge, with their Head Developers running a major 2 hour Developer Workshop on the opportunities Android and Google + present to African developers. The theme of this workshop will be “Social & Content; Driving the next big African Innovation.” It will take place at midday on 13th November. Google will also be taking a large exhibitor space at the event where the will be providing interactive demos.
It’s the only workshop Google will be running in Sub-Saharan Africa this year. Enough said, we think.
AfricApps, the premier meeting of developers from all over Africa, takes place over the 12-14 November 2013, CTICC Cape Town, South Africa. Click here for bookings and more information.