Posts in Mobile News

How Huawei Changed the Smartphone Game

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Huawei has been taking the smartphone world by storm with their high-end smartphones costing less than a fraction of the price than more traditional brands. Find out more about their journey.

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A tribute to World Emoji Day: The International Language of the Digital Age

By:Staff Writer

Today we pay a tribute to World Emoji Day and take a closer look at how this International Language of the Digital Age has come to be. We look and how emojis have evolved and how they are used as a tool to aid education and marketing today.

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USSD Codes Every Algerian Should Know

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Find a complete list of useful USSD codes Algerian subscribers of all networks should know about and even some new ones you should try out

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What To Consider Before Launching A Mobile App

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

If you're planning on entering the app market with your service or product then check out these eight steps you need to use when evaluating when to develop a mobile application for your business.

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How Law Firms Can Take Advantage of SMS Marketing

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

How law firms and independant lawyers can take advantage of SMS marketing in order to provide a superior service and set them apart from the competition

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Trace Mobile Plans To Launch Data That Never Expires

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Losing out on data because you let it run past its use by date has been a pain of many South African consumers, but not for long with new legislation and Trace Mobile looks to take full advantage

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How to get into bulk messaging as a small business

By:Staff Writer

We show you how quick, easy and cost-effective it can be to use bulk SMS tools to market your business, your products, you services or your promotions and get more customers coming through the door more often.

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How Bulk Messaging Can Be Used To Drive Video Marketing Efforts

By:Staff Writer

We've put together an alternative strategy to broadcast your video messaging with the use of bulk messaging tools like SMS, MMS or Rich Media Messaging like our very own MEMS product

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The Global App Market Spending Will Exceed 100 Billion Dollars

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

The app market continues to grow as mobile commerce becomes more popular with mobile spending within apps to exceed 100 billion dollars soon, mobile cannot be ignored any longer.

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Tips For Parents Who Want To Give Their Kids Smartphones

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Tips every parent should consider before giving their little one access to a Smartphone and how to restrict their use so they have a healthy relationship with technology

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Instagram Adds In App Payments Functionality

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Get ready for shopping as Instagram launches in-app native payment methods for both debit and credit card allowing you to buy goods or book services via the app

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How Mobile Marketing Drives Impulse Buying

By:Staff Writer

Studies show that mobile marketing has begun to drive a series of impulse purchases as well as encouraging new product exploration and price comparisons.

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The success story that is the iTouch Foundation

By:Staff Writer

A summary of the investment and projects run by the iTouch foundation over the past year and the milestones hit during that time

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ICASA Has Ruled In Favour of The South African Consumer With Network Data Rollover

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has ruled that South African networks will be required to rollover customers unused data

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USSD Codes Every Cameroonian Should Know

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Find a complete list of useful USSD codes Cameroonian subscribers of all networks should know about and even some new ones you should try out

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How to bank using your Smartphone in South Africa

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

If you're interested in doing banking on your smartphone then we suggest you check out our review banking apps currently available in South Africa

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SMS could be in line for a make over with blockchain technology

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

SMS Chain aims to use blockchain technology in order to create a marketplace for the open trade of SMS and SMS bundles

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The biggest announcements from this years Mobile World Congress 2018

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Mobile World Congress 2018 showcased how mobile is the force behind every emerging innovation. Take a closer look and watch all the highlights from the 2018 edition

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Important USSD Codes All Ugandans Should Know

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Find a complete list of useful USSD codes Ugandan subscribers of all networks should know about and even some new ones you should try out

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Best foreign language apps for the avid traveller

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

If you're about to travel or planning to travel soon then consider these foreign language apps could help you bridge the language barrier on your next trip

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Telegram messenger app plans to release Its own cryptocurrency

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Popular instant messaging platform Telegram is set to release its own cryptocurrency called Telegram Open Network (TON) which is marked to be the biggest ICO in history

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Electroneum Cryptocurrency Wants To Build A Smartphone Mining Network

By:Staff Writer

Electroneum has used the Mobile World Congress 2018 as the platform for announcing its latest Android and iOS app. This will be the first Smartphone cryptocurrency mining project which uses Smartphones to secure the blockchain

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Nokia takes us down memory lane with the relaunch of the 8110

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Nokia has taken us back with the relaunch of the popular 8810 handsets 20 years after the release of the original release and it does not only look as good as the original did back then but has some nifty new features too.

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How Dent Aims To Change The Mobile Data Market

By:Staff Writer

Cryptocurrency project Dent wants to liberate users from standard mobile data packages and allow users to buy, sell and trade data as a community using the Dent data marketplace.

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How Africa Creates Unique Use Cases For SMS

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

The SMS may seem like a simple tool to send messages but in Africa, its become much more than that from banking, education to health insurance SMS has become a popular transaction medium on the continent

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What does 5G connectivity means for the South African market

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

5G connectivity is around the corner and we explore what it means for South Africa and how it will improve the mobile first economy, drive new jobs and opportunities.

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10 Music apps that will turn your Smartphone into a jukebox

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

We review 10 mobile apps music lovers should not be caught without and how these apps turn their Smartphone into a mobile jukebox

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The 2018 Mobile World Congress

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

The Mobile World Congress 2018 kicks off at the end of February and we can expect some big announcements from the worlds leading companies in the mobile sector

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Google wants to add augmented reality to its Chrome browser

By:Staff Writer

Google's Chrome browser looks set to get a major update with the introduction of augmented reality for both desktop and mobile devices

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Whatsapp Begins Monetisation By Launching Its Business App

By:Staff Writer

Whatsapp for business app is here and it could change the way small business trades are done especially in mobile first landscapes like Africa

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How mobile phones have disrupted photography

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

We review why and how have Smartphones taken over the photography industry and which handsets are the best for photography needs

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The best photography apps to set you apart

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Supercharge your Smartphone with these photography apps and turn your photos gallery into a library filled with masterpieces

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Convert your excercise into cash with Sweatcoin

By:Staff Writer

Sweatcoin is an Android and iOS based app that offers fitness enthusiasts an additional incentive to exercise in exchange for digital currency.

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25 Years of SMS Has Changed The Way We Communicate

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

We've been able to communicate using SMS for 25 years now and this simple text message service has revolutionised the way we communicate with one another as well as how businesses communicate & secure data with their customers

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Hot Wallets That Store Cryptocurrency On Your Smartphone

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

We look at 7 apps that allow you to store, receive and send various cryptocurrencies direct from your Smartphone and how to keep your digital currency safe from threats using a hot wallet.

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Zimbabwe launches lotto via USSD

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Africalotto has launched Zimbabwe's first national lottery that can be accessed via USSD

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Why Enterprise Messaging Solutions are iTouch’s Claim To Fame Application

By:Wafieka Bruckner

Why our enterprise messaging solutions have helped local and international businesses create, send, manage and report on all their bulk messaging activities.

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Mobile Marketing Strategies For The Mobile Marketer

By:Staff Writer

eCommerce will continue to grow in the mobile space and there are tactics you can use to make mobile marketing a core business function

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Bulk Messaging Has Gotten Smarter With The iTouch MEMS Platform

By:Staff Writer

We break down what rich communication services are and 5 actionable strategies businesses can use to leverage this technology to improve their mass communication

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Top 10 Grossing Business Apps for 2017

By:Staff Writer

Itouch takes a closer look at the Top 10 most profitable mobile business apps for 2017. Discover who has it made this year.

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A2P messaging : RCS, Fraudulent Vendors and Data Security

By:Waheed Adam

Waheed Adam, Chairman of iTouch Messaging, describes the challenges facing businesses using A2P SMS and the negative impact fraudulent messaging providers have on the industry, and the work being undertaken by MEF to educate the market.

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Case Study: How Bulk SMS Provides A Secure Communication Platform For Banking

By:Wafieka Bruckner

A case study on how iTouch provided a secure bulk SMS solution for a major South African bank to help them improve their customer communications.

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Case Study: Theatre Improves Attendance & Walk In traffic Using Bulk SMS

By:Wafieka Bruckner

We take you through one of our success stories helping a client harness the power of Bulk SMS to improve their marketing communications and eventually sales.

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8 Ways recreational teams and sports clubs can use bulk SMS

By:Staff Writer

We explore 8 ways sports teams and recreational clubs can use bulk messaging services to improve their communication, sales and marketing and become a fine-tuned machine.

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Mobile Reshapes B2B marketing

By:Staff Writer

The mobile landscape has opened up a few way of interacting with companies and B2B businesses are no exception as mobile now redefines they way B2B purchases and decisions are made

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Top Financial Apps For South Africans

By:Staff Writer

We take you through five apps that will make managing finances easy. These apps will help make your everyday purchases, banking, investing, saving simpler

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Mobile network provider USSD codes in Ghana

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Find a complete list of useful USSD codes Ghanaian subscribers of all networks should know about and even some new ones you should try out

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What Has 10 Years Of iPhone Given Us

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

We take a look at every iPhone released over the last 10 years and see how each iteration of the Apple flagship phone has improved over time

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10 Ways Businesses Can Use SMS For CRM

By:Staff Writer

We break down how businesses can take advantage of the reach, scalability and flexibility of SMS to implement and improve CRM strategies, retention and sales

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