Apps

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Love in the age of algorithms

People can easily misrepresent themselves online, but would an AI be able to figure out if this happens?

Based on this programmer's research TikTok is effectively spyware

TikTok has been labeled as effectively "legitimate spyware" by a software programmer who managed to reverse engineer its source code and leak it on GitHub. TikTok's legal counsel has since had the code taken down through a DMCA takedown request.

The legal and ethical aspects of South Africa’s COVID-19 app explained

Many countries around the world have launched digital contact tracing apps. Research models have found that the more people use these apps, the more transmission of the disease can be reduced and the more scope there is to ease quarantine measures.

How women use health apps

An initiative in Uganda provides sexuality information to more than 200 people daily. They have discovered that women tend to use apps to seek information for improving relationships rather than for health.

E-commerce app usage in South Africa rose by 93%

It's being reported that there was a 93% growth in in-app purchases between April and May 2020 in South Africa, following the COVID-19 lockdown at the end of March 2020.

Huawei's AppGallery is thriving in Egypt

Huawei's approach when it comes to AppGallery, its app marketplace, is that it adopted a local-first strategy. In Egypt, they have been focussing on local app onboarding.

One app to rule them all πŸ“²

Vodacom Group has announced that it will be launching a super-app in South Africa through Vodacom Financial Services. Will this super-app succeed where Vodacom failed with M-PESA in South Africa?