Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates



Zim startup shortlisted for Innovation Prize for Africa

On Thursday, 15 June, 2017, the African  Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced the top 10 nominees who will be competing for the 2017 Innovation Prize For Africa (IAP). Among the shortlisted people was Gift Gana a Zimbabwean who invented a computer aided diagnostic system (Dr CADx) that aims to help the medical industry understand medical images more accurately. The […]

Local bird identification app Twigle gets Android version that’s available on Amazon

Twigle for Android will, however, be available via Amazon rather than Google Play and it has been priced at $6.99 which is the same tag placed on its iOS version.

Local bird identification app, Twigle, introduces image recognition feature

Twigle, a Zimbabwean bird identification app which previously used bird sounds, has now incorporated image recognition and has been enabled for Windows desktop use.

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 […]

ZOL Startup Challenge Bulawayo meetup review

Two days ago the Techzim and ZOL were at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) for a tech entrepreneurship skills workshop and the first ever ZOL Startup Challenge Bulawayo Meetup. The City of Kings’ techie community came out in full force for the event with a lot of startups expressing their interest in […]

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 […]

And this year’s winner of the ZOL Jumpstart Challenge is….

We’re just from the ZOL Jumpstart Challenge finals where 6 startups battled it out for top spot of winner of the 2012 challenge. The winner of the challenge is Remote Livestock Marketing System (RLMS) an online livestock sales startup. RLMS allows its customers to buy livestock without having to be physically present. The founder of […]

Footballzone bringing local football to a browser near you

The advent of the Internet has brought about a Gutenbergian revolution to the world of publishing of which the whole blogging phenomenon bears witness. Sports like a myriad other interest areas has seen an explosion in sports blogs. If you are interested in Zimbabwe football there is a glaring vacuum in football content. If you […]