ARTICLES RELATING TO APP

WeChat abolishes tipping feature on iPhones

2017-04-20 15:14

Tencent Holdings Ltd. is shutting down a popular feature on WeChat that allows iPhone users to tip emoji and content creators to comply with Apple Inc.’s policy on in-app purchases.

Uber loses another senior executive amid turmoil

2017-04-12 07:21

Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick is struggling to hold onto his top lieutenants as the company faces an onslaught of scandals.

Uber to suspend self-driving program after crash

2017-03-26 09:55

Uber Technologies Inc. is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises.

Here is where UberEATS is expanding to in SA

2017-02-09 14:07

After its success in selected suburbs, UberEATS will now be expanding even further in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Crowdfunding site shuns Tinder for child adoption app

2017-01-23 15:13

Many seeking love online are familiar with a ‘swipe left’ or a ‘swipe right’ on an app like Tinder – but a US start-up is hoping to apply the same principle finding adopted children.

Uber to help cities get a better grasp on traffic patterns

2017-01-09 15:20

Uber is offering a helping hand to some of the city leaders that it sometimes antagonizes with the aggressive way it runs its popular ride-hailing service

Snapchat switches on group chats

2016-12-14 16:49

Image messaging app Snapchat has launched a group chat option in time for the festive season.

Could 100 new Pokémon keep users playing?

2016-11-10 16:35

Pokémon Go creators have hinted at new and hidden features within the smash-hit app which has since seen an over decrease in users - in possible attempts to keep interest in the game.

Here's how to boost your Uber passenger star rating

2016-08-17 07:46

If you use internet ride-sharing service Uber, the likelihood is that you’ve rated your driver on the app’s five star system.

Joburg calls on techies to help map its streets

2016-08-10 14:26

Johannesburg is calling on software developers to help improve processes of allocating and maintaining street addresses in rural and informal settlements in the municipality.

 

New York City plans to force Uber to add tipping option

2017-04-18 06:29

New York City’s taxi and black car regulator plans to introduce a rule by July that would require Uber Technologies Inc. to add a tipping feature to its app.

Finally, it’s easy to pay for parking

2017-04-07 09:56

If you’re tired of looking for a misplaced parking ticket, or you’ve too often been wayl, you will appreciate this new card-free, cash-free parking system.

Uber president Jones quits amid turmoil and search for COO

2017-03-20 10:44

Uber Technologies Inc. President Jeff Jones is quitting after less than a year, amid multiple controversies engulfing the ride-hailing company.

Your next Uber ride may have this camera bolted to it

2017-02-09 12:19

Cab-hailing app Uber is in the process of mapping Johannesburg for a better driver and passenger experience.

New SA app eliminates need for a car key

2017-01-23 13:01

Using a key to unlock a rental car could become a thing of the past as a services company has launched South Africa’s first keyless app dubbed ‘Snappdrive’.

SA's first human-AI app aims to do what Siri can't

2016-12-20 09:34

A South-African world-first hybrid human and artificial intelligence app is aiming to go beyond digital personal assistants answering users’ more complex questions.

'Zumalator' app downloads soar after Clarkson mockery

2016-11-30 16:00

A calculator app parodying President Jacob Zuma's inability to pronounce certain big numbers has suddenly seen a surge in downloads on the Google Play and iOS stores.

It's finally a go for Pokémon gaming hit in SA

2016-10-05 14:18

Smartphone gaming hit Pokémon Go has officially been launched in South Africa after months of locals playing the game through unofficial downloads.

WeChat coming soon at 35 000 feet in China

2016-08-15 10:49

Millions of flyers in China may soon see their wish come true: Authorities are considering lifting restrictions on the use of mobile phones on planes.

Pokemon Gone - why there's no profit in this craze

2016-07-25 07:33

Nintendo's revelation that the global craze for chasing imaginary creatures with a smartphone won't be a huge earnings driver confirms what many had suspected.

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