Mobile Apps in Africa News: #10

Open Call for the Afrinolly (Mobile App) Short Film Competition.


Following the outstanding success of its first edition, Afrinolly is proud to announce the commencement of its second Afrinolly Short Film Competition. Launched in November 2012, the competition recorded over 500 entries worldwide with eventual winners in the short film and documentary categories receiving prizes totaling $100,000. MORE…


Fire detection system goes mobile


The CSIR Meraka Institute has launched a mobile application that allows users to receive information regarding the prediction, detection, monitoring and assessment of wild fires across Southern Africa.

The app was launched by the institute in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Environmental Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and the South African National Space Agency. It is the mobile version of the CSIR’s Advanced Fire Information System (AFIS) and is available for both Apple iOS and Android devices. MORE…

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