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Drones in Zim, ZRP on Twitter, ZBC $3 subs, Windows 10, Facebook Lite – Podcast

What’s the latest on drones in Zimbabwe? What is up with ZRP and its Twitter account? Is $3 a fair amount for ZBC subscriptions? This is the latest Techzim podcast that has discussions on these topics and more from this week’s tech news.

Data’s too expensive? Here are 9 Android Apps that won’t hurt your balance

These apps are especially designed to conserve data usage in a typical environment like Zimbabwe where the price Mobile data is rather steep.

As local languages are added to EcoCash, lets hope an update of its App is coming

Listen to that…..silence. It seems like besides launching a group savings product, EcoCash has been rather quiet lately. I say this not because I was a fan of the product blitzkrieg that its parent company Econet launched on its mobile money competition last year.  Far from it. Some of those EcoCash related products weren’t inspiring, but […]

Zim developer comes up with EcoCash ledger app to monitor m-money transactions

Sometime last year we wrote about the M-Ledger Android application that had been launched by Safaricom as an “accounting service” for the mobile money service M-Pesa. It was the product of a Kenyan startup that was working with the leading Kenyan mobile network. Noticing the relevance of such a service for Zimbabweans who use mobile money […]

When will Econet fix its EcoCash app?

I still think that one of the best things to come from EcoCash is their EcoCash app. Although launched for Android only, after a bit of controversy around a previous version from another developer, it makes transacting easier and faster. In the absence of USSD long codes and cards like the EcoCash Tap and Go […]

The Mobile Application for ALL your network USSD codes

If you’re anything like us here at the office, we have a hard time trying to remember what code it is to top up airtime on each network, send a ‘call me back’, activate missed call alert, buy Facebook and/or WhatsApp bundles, etc. The mobile networks don’t make it any easier as on a weekly […]

Developer creates EcoCash app for earlier Android versions

A couple of months ago Econet Wireless launched an Android app for their EcoCash mobile money service. This release came in the heels of another local developer’s attempts at solving the tedious USSD based process that characterises the service. Sadly this solo effort was blocked before Econet introduced its own version of the application. Another […]

Of the EcoCash Android App and the elusive API

I am excited and disappointed at the news that EcoCash has finally released the EcoCash app. Excited because it was long overdue and this could be the much developer touted API. Much to my disappointed is the calibre of application they chose to release. The application is a simple UI onto which you capture all […]