Posts Tagged ‘sms’
A spotlight on the Esoko platform and apps
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

This is the 3rd and final part in a series of posts related to Esoko. Esoko: The Platform Esoko is an agricultural market information platform. It takes advantage of the explosive growth of mobile communication services in Africa. Managed on the web and delivered via mobile, individuals, agri-business, government and projects use Esoko to collect and send out market data using simple text messaging. The Esoko platform provides automatic and ...  [Read more]

Esoko Ltd: Powering an agric revolution
Friday, July 8th, 2011

This is the 2nd part in a series of posts focused on Esoko. While many web/software development entities in Africa focus on fancy applications (apps) that have little meaningful impact on their society, a fast-growing software company headquartered in Accra is focused on improving some agricultural processes through creating software for collecting, analysing and sharing data related to agriculture. Esoko Ltd is championing an unusual mix in ...  [Read more]

Cell C wins global telecoms award
Sunday, June 26th, 2011

“MyTools”, a groundbreaking service was awarded the Global Telecoms Business innovation award Cell C and development partner fonYou have put South Africa’s innovation capability on the map by scooping the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award in the consumer services category for its innovative cloud telephony service “MyTools”. Cell C was the first mobile provider globally to introduce this cloud-based service for mobile ...  [Read more]

Esoko Tech Showcase. The BackStory.
Friday, June 24th, 2011

I was invited to cover the Tech Showcase of Esoko's 3rd Annual Partner Conference. The Tech Showcase was a segment of the larger partners' gathering. Esoko Partners are their international clients who have paid to use Esoko software in their respective countries. I was able to gather information that I would be sharing in the next few days. Since the information is much, I have decided to split it into multiple parts. The first part would be ...  [Read more]

Esoko Tech Showcase. The BackStory.
Friday, June 24th, 2011

I was invited to cover the Tech Showcase of Esoko's 3rd Annual Partner Conference. The Tech Showcase was a segment of the larger partners' gathering. Esoko Partners are their international clients who have paid to use Esoko software in their respective countries. I was able to gather information that I would be sharing in the next few days. Since the information is much, I have decided to split it into multiple parts. The first part would be ...  [Read more]

A look at Vodafone’s BlackBerry Internet Service offer
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Vodafone launched its Blackberry services a few weeks ago, targetted at individuals, small businesses and large enterprises in Ghana. The telco announced BlackBerry service packages that were different from that of its main competitors - MTN and Zain. Currently, both MTN and Zain offer very similar BlackBerry services. They both offer a flat monthly fee. The visible difference lies in their tariff: while Zain charges 35 GHc per month, MTN ...  [Read more]

SMS messaging gets to work
Monday, July 5th, 2010

By: Dr Pieter Streicher, Managing Director of BulkSMS.com SMS, the happy accident of mobile technology that turns 17 this year, shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, maintains Pieter Streicher, managing director of BulkSMS.com, if anything SMS is going to accelerate its stellar trajectory thanks to increased business adoption. Figures released recently by mobile maven Tomi Ahonen show that SMS is the most widely used data application on ...  [Read more]

"SMS Advertising is far better than radio, TV and print put together" – Alex Adjei Bram, SMS GH
Saturday, March 20th, 2010

If you are a regular Facebook user in Ghana, you would have noticed recent free sms ads like the ones shared to the left of this article. One of the companies advertising free sms to Ghana is SMSGH. SMSGH owns a platform for free sms at lite.mytxtbox.com Alex Adjei Bram is the General Manager (Sales/Marketing) of SMSGH.COM I chatted with him recently to ask about their new free sms services and to know the catch behind it as well as how ...  [Read more]

Google's Gmail offering Free SMS to Ghana, but…
Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Gmail users in Ghana who logged into the free email service would have noticed a pop-up message today: The message read: New! Free SMS in Gmail Send free SMS directly from Gmail - just enter a phone number and click Enter. SMS replies come right to your Gmail inbox. This service is now available for mobile phones in Ghana. The free SMS can be sent directly from within Gmail once the user logs in, as seen from the screenshot below: According ...  [Read more]

A review of MTN Nigeria Mobile Broadband service
Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

I picked-up an MTN Nigeria mobile broadband kit recently and have used it heavily, since then. Find below my review of the service. The entire kit cost N18,650: HSDPA USB stick: N8,500 MTN SIM: N150 Airtime: N10,000 (24/7 monthly plan) The MTN agent asked for an ID and passport photo. As I had no prior knowledge they would demand this, I was only fortunate that I always carried a driving licence and spare passport photos in my wallet ...  [Read more]