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An open letter to Google from an African software developer

A Zimbabwean developer, Gedion Moyo, has decided to draw attention to this exclusion and has started a petition on Change.org . He has published an open letter to Google’s top brass and in it he outlines the challenge faced by developers who want to monetise their efforts rather than rely on donations.


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.


Econet set to introduce NFC payments through EcoCash?

Here’s something interesting that I spotted while paying for lunch at an eatery in Harare – the cashier was handling payments through a card based system that works through a tapping mechanism. No, it wasn’t the EcoCash Mastercard or telecash Goldcard. It turns out its an NFC enabled “tap and go” system that works with cards […]