For sometime now, I have been telling App Developers, I do market analysis and monitoring for that we need to change developing only Mobile Apps and move to Web apps too. Like WhatsApp and Telegram, You Tube and the rest having been doing for years. My justification for this is well explained in the article linked below from LinkedIn Pulse;

Yes I Said It, RIP Mobile Apps.

Now lets talk about

#MyUg

This is the hashtag and name for the free internet data promised by Frank Tumwebaze, I posted a few weeks ago here -> #PKTechWeekly.

I am wondering though, what are they going to do with all that information they are to collect from people who sign up for this free internet? Is there a well thought out planned strategy that aims to use this collected data to deliver the highly needed services to the people its being collected from? After all, technology is here to improve people’s lives.  See image below;

myug

Good thing is that I might get a chance to ask these questions sometime this week.

Have you ever lost money to mobile money fraud? If not, you are the one that got away – maybe it will catch up with you today, tomorrow, the other day, a year in the future – but you should know that

Uganda has Highest Mobile Money Fraud Cases.

According to a report Telecom experts attribute the growth of fraud to inability of mobile money agents to use new technologies.

The report by Helix Institute of Digital Finance and Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU) says Uganda’s fraud rate stands at 53 per cent, closely followed by Tanzania at 42 per cent and Kenya at 22 per cent.

And

MTN is giving up on mobile money in South Africa.

Is the Mobile Money business an East African things? It looks like only Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi plus both Sudans that are invested int his mobile money economy.

Considering that African telecoms giant MTN has canned its mobile money service in South Africa its home country due to difficulties of cracking the financial services market there. The announcement came out on 15th Sept that the company was decommissioning the product “due to a lack of commercial viability.”

Unlike most of Africa, South Africa has a well-established and competitive banking sector. Across the entire continent, MTN’s Mobile Money subscribers grew by 23.3% to seven million last year, according to the company’s interim results (pdf). The MTN Group has allotted more funds to marketing the product in countries like Cameroon and the Ivory Coast but still this announcement makes MTN the second company to stop Mobile Money services in SA.

Uganda OpenMRS Implementers’ Conference is on this December 6 to 11, 2016

Uganda is proud to host this years OpenMRS Implementor’s conference from December 6 to 11, 2016 at Speke Resort Munyonyo, which will bring together implementors and global community behind this open source electronic medical record system (EMR).
On July 1, 2016, the Ministry of Health signed off the national roll out for UgandaEMR, a custom OpenMRS implementation for Uganda, with plans to upgrade 350 existing installations in the country and addition of ~1000 new sites in 2017.
The initial versions of UgandaEMR are supporting HIV treatment, with new modules planned for Tuberculosis, Maternal and Child Health (MCH).
This conference therefore provides an opportunity for technology professionals, data managers, monitoring and evaluation specialists, and other eHealth stakeholders to get up to speed on what is happening in Uganda and other areas. If you want to sponsor here are the sponsorship packages and you join the UgandaEMR community at ugandaemr@googlegroups.com.
There are questions whether

Uber Bleeding to Death

Because in its quest for growth, Uber often disregarded the law and local regulations concerning its product. Subsequently, the company built a reputation for acting above the law, which is not the best way to create relationships; in fact, Uber acquired a lot of enemies in the process.
After making its way into more than 75 countries around the globe, Uber sought to take over the biggest market of them all–China. Not only is China the most populated country in the world, car ownership percentages are much lower than those in the U.S. (the company’s largest market), and public transportation is as much a part of the culture as anything. However, Uber was not without competition.
You can click on the subtitle above for more on Uber and below for
Delegates attending the recent Healthcare Innovation Summit were told that medical records are being increasingly targeted by cyber criminals – data from the US showed that 89% of healthcare institutions suffered a security breach and were twice more likely to be targeted than other organisations.
In Uganda we are still safe considering we have no well facilitate health system that should freak out about the loss of medical data- papers can’t be hacked, except by fire and water.
 SanDisk has unveiled the biggest SD card in the world — a prototype card with an outrageous 1 terabyte of memory. The SDXC card is only a prototype at this point, with no details available on price or release date, but it’s still an impressive milestone. As SanDisk owners Western Digital points out, it was only sixteen years ago that the company introduced its first 64 megabyte SD card, while two years ago they debuted the 512GB card, which was then the world’s biggest. Things have moved fast, though, and compared to the 64MB card, today’s 1TB version offers 16,384 times more storage.
Lastly but least, click the below and enjoy her take on the topic ‘Africa Is Rising’, ‘disrupt technology’, ‘revolutionise’, and ‘the next big thing.’

Patricia Kahill

is a Social Media, Content Creator and Marketer at Kahill Insights.
A Development Practitioner who has no self talent but is driven by curiosity and passion; in a nutshell she is a Multipotentialite. She believes in God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit which makes her a Christian.

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