Africa's apps: farming to gaming

Toby Shapshak | The Guardian | October 30, 2012

Digital enterprise on the continent has sparked a range of user-friendly programs, from chat forums and photo-sharing sites to the first mobile 'cow calendar'


While M-Pesa is the dominant form of mobile money in east Africa, accounting for 80% of global mobile transactions, the new PesaPal offers more features and payment options. It uses mobile phones to buy and sell goods, printable receipts, a payment history and email or text notifications when payments are due...