Design & Dev articles


Spark-backed Stock Image Startup, Foto Wants To Be the Digital Distribution Marketplace For Photographers in Africa

If you work in the creative, web or publishing industries in Africa, you would agree that it could be really tough getting that perfect image to use for your work. Often times, the project may require that you use an African-esque landscape or a simple, yet unique portrait image.


UPDATED: 10 (Really) Worst African Government Official Websites

From a Nigerian government official not knowing the address of his organisation’s website to the South African government ‘Wordpress’ website that cost R140 million to build (about $15 million in 2013), Africa is peopled with controversial stories about some of its institution’s web presence.


Tony Elumelu’s Heirs Holdings Invests In U.S. Space Technology Startup, Planet Labs

San Francisco-based Heirs Holdings, the pan-African proprietary investment company founded by former United Bank for Africa Group CEO, Tony Elumelu, has announced an undisclosed investment in US start-up Planet Labs.

Samsung rolls out 5 new SDK’s, drawing developers to use its features

Samsung at its San Francisco Developers Conference launched 5 new great SDK’s (Software Development Kit) to attract developers into building apps for its devices, allowing them use its new features. Samsung released a Mobile SDK, which offers more S-Pen controls, new visual animations, seamless handwriting recognition, and a multi-window capability that lets you run multiple

Google Launches HTML5 Web Designer Tool In Public Beta

Google on Monday launched a new public beta software, called Google Web Designer, a tool for creating professional quality HTML5 designs. Google hopes the software will help make HTML5 accessible to people throughout the advertising industry, getting web developers closer to the goal of “build once, run anywhere.” With this new tool, you can view