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Zim startup Avelgood Apps hits 10 million downloads in 2 years

Developers will tell you how app downloads always serve as massive validation for the work you do, so a resounding download total is always celebrated.The good thing is there are local development outfits that have reason to be jubilant because of such forms of validation. Bulawayo based startup Avelgood apps, which is the development outfit […]

Zim app on iOS and Windows seeks $160k

A while ago we wrote about Twigle, the bird identification app developed by local startup Avelgood and its launch on the Windows Phone Store. This time Twigle has been made available to Apple users following its release on iOS. With thousands of downloads on the Windows Phone Store thanks to a solid bird watching audience particularly […]

The top 11 tech startups to watch in Zimbabwe

The local tech startup scene has been going through a period of growth over the past couple years. A lot of changes taking place in our environment have contributed to this including the availability of internet services and a growing awareness of opportunities that lie in tech based solutions. There is no exact science involved […]

Bird identification app Twigle to be released today (Update)

The bird identification application, Twigle, that was designed by local development company  Avelgood is set for official release today at 2pm (12 PM GMT) on the Windows Phone Store. Twigle performs automatic bird song identification, and records the singing of a bird, then identifies the bird in seconds. The functionality of Twigle is similar to […]

Avelgood set to release Twigle, an app that identifies birds by their singing

The Twigle logo. Picture courtesy of For those with an interest in birds, a local tech company called Avelgood has come up with the best companion for you. The Bulawayo based company is set to launch a new application that can identify birds by their singing. The application, called Twigle, works in the same […]

Locally developed BMI Calculator app lands Opera Top apps for 2013 award

Locally developed Body Mass Index or BMI Calculator app for symbian devices received the Opera Top App awards for 2013 in the Health and Sports category. The BMI app was developed by Avelgood Apps, a Bulawayo based company that develops varying mobile apps. Commenting about the award on their blog, the company said: We are […]

App developers, get your mobile app idea funded by Microsoft and Nokia

In March this year, I was in Finland attending AppCademy a 4-week intensive training and coaching camp organised by AppCampus. AppCampus, which was launched exactly a year ago, is a joint venture between Microsoft, Nokia and Aalto University that was set up to provide funding and marketing for innovative apps targeted for the Windows Phone […]