ZAR X Mobi App to revolutionise share trading in South Africa 9 APRIL 2019 – Platform45, a team of Ruby on Rails developers who build design driven software for web and mobile, has built a new mobile app which simplifies the process for anyone looking to dabble in the stock market. The ZAR X Mobi App allows anyone to access the stock market and to trade in shares of companies listed on the ZAE exchange in real-time. A first of its kind in Africa, the app’s interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. It removes the complexity associated with equity investing. Once registered with ZAR X, users can track the value of their portfolio, as well as have crucial information such as portfolio holdings, cash on hand and open orders in real-time. The app further offers push notifications for placed trade instructions, matched orders I the market, new listings, cash movements, and more. The app’s back-end is run in a C# console app that maintains a streamed TCP connection to the exchange port to retrieve data and places trades, while the front-end was built in Ruby On Rails and the data from the back-end was passed to the front-end using Redis key value storage. Daniel Mausenbaum, Chief Commercial Officer at Platform45, commented, “We are excited to be involved in the development of an app that has opened the doors to the financial markets for all South Africans; allowing them to easily trade, build and invest in a share portfolio from the ease of their mobile phone. It is pioneering and above all, inclusive.” ZAR X CEO and co-founder Etienne Nel commented, “This web-based app will break down the barriers that have for so long excluded the majority of South Africans from investing in equities and will put a powerful tool for economic transformation directly in the hands of the public.” About Platform45 Platform45 develop mobile and web software that not only functions flawlessly but looks beautiful too. We do this by working in small trusted teams, . . .
• Kerio Control v9.3 delivers high availability and fail-over production • One software license covers two pieces of hardware Johannesburg, South Africa, March 2019: Kerio Control v9.3 is to be launched on 09 April 2019 with high availability and fail-over production. Improvements to the platform also include a new VPN (virtual private network) encryption key with AES, more than 40% VPN speed improvements, and improved IPS throughput. Customers looking to initiate the high-availability feature will have to install a second Kerio Control appliance or virtual machine. Customers can then configure the second device as a clone of the active device using simple and accessible configuration settings. A single software license will cover both pieces of hardware. “The launch of Kerio Control v9.3 will be supported by a webinar that will provide customers with more information around the product and the high availability feature,” says Henk Olivier, MD, Ozone Information Technology Distribution. “There will also be release notes published in the GFI Upgrade Centre, along with the upgrade itself, as of 09 April.” Customers looking to find out more about the upgrade and how to maximise its potential can contact Ozone Information Technology Distribution for hands-on support - visit www.ozone.co.za, call +27 10 591 5588, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) recently amended its Constitution to better equip the non-profit industry association to represent the interests of its members while also pursuing a mobile consumer protection mandate. WASPA’s new Constitution specifically provides for a Board which replaces the former Management Committee structure in place since the Association’s founding in 2004. The new Board members that began serving their 12-month and 24-month terms this month are James McNab (Vice-Chair & Telco Affairs portfolio), Lianda Holleman (Treasurer & Finance portfolio), Anthony Ekerold (Code of Conduct portfolio), Michiel Huisamen (Communications & Membership portfolio), Conrad Geldenhuys (Regulatory portfolio) and Pierre van Rensburg (Wholesale portfolio). Steering WASPA for the duration of its 2019/2020 financial year will be long-time mobile industry stalwart, Greg Brophy, who will serve as Chair. He was elected to lead WASPA’s inaugural Board at the recent WASPA Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Randburg, Johannesburg in early March 2019. Mr Brophy will be familiar to local mobile industry watchers as the founder and owner of numerous successful mobile content and applications firms. His tenure within the SA mobile industry, and greater digital space, kicked-off when he launched IOL, grew it into the country’s biggest online portal, and followed this achievement up with the purchase of the majority stake in iTouch (Pty) Ltd. The latter was listed on the London Stock Exchange. Mr Brophy has earned a formidable reputation for his ability to faultlessly navigate large organisation structure, process and governance with a view to making systems run better. “Developing effective solutions to navigate challenging bureaucratic terrain is what I do best. I am thrilled to be able to lend my problem-solving abilities to WASPA’s laudable mission of creating a fair and equitable mobile landscape that . . .
New York, NY, April 07, 2019 -- Spryfit Inc, a fitness startup, today announces the launch of its new app called Vingo for iOS. By using Apple's built-in step counter, Vingo tracks users' daily steps and let them use the step count to get a chance to win a cash prize. Among the many other apps that pay users money, what makes Vingo special is users can determine their betting number by their daily step count. Checking on one's step count means a lot in terms of judging one's day either they spent worthily or not. At Vingo, the number becomes more meaningful. Vingo is simple to use: BET on your step count between 9:30 PM - 9:55 PM ET and WATCH Vingo Live at 10 PM ET where the winning number will be released. If a user's betting number matches the winning number, the user becomes a winner. If there's no winner, the prize will move on to the next day and get bigger. If there are multiple winners, the prize will be distributed evenly. Cash prize can be redeemed through PayPal. It means users can earn hard cash with zero investing. Inspired by the popular live streaming app HQ trivia, Vingo streams live drawing show that runs only at the scheduled time at 10 PM every day. Also, during the live show, Vingo provides in-app live chatting tool to increase user interaction. When the app gets more users, the company is expecting to collaborate with consumer brands in the near future. "We wanted to let people find a little joy in their everyday life," said Victor, founder, and CEO. "We love working with fitness data and wanted to provide people with a fun and unique way of getting rewards," he said. Vingo app should be installed on the iPhone with iOS 11.0 or later versions and would be released on Android device soon. It can be downloaded in the U.S. store only. For more information about Vingo or to schedule an interview, please email us at email@example.com. Download Vingo on the App Store: https://vingo.app.link/rljo8n0yBV Watch Vingo on Youtube: . . .
Bomb jammers are used in convoy protection, checkpoints, border crossings, and other military setups that are prone to IED or remote operated device attack. CT-6080DDS 800W DDS bomb jammer is a new generation of jammer signal synthesizers that use digital signal generation for more precise control of the output phase across frequency switching transitions. Taipei, Taiwan, April 6, 2019 -- Jammers4u launches bomb jammers for prevention of remote controlled IED bomb attacks. Prevention of attack is the best strategy for VIP or location safety. IED, Bomb DDS Jammers are defensive devices that are used to protect an area from any remote operated IED or bombs. These are extremely powerful devices that can cover 1km radial zone and keep it safe from radio controlled car bombs, road bombs, ambush by remote IED and remote controlled terrorist devices. Bomb jammers are used in convoy protection, checkpoints, border crossings, and other military setups that are prone to IED or remote operated device attack. Engineers have anticipated all frequencies used in such devices and designed CT-6080 DDS as an ultimate, all-in-one prevention from remote operated attacks. CT-6080DDS 800W DDS bomb jammer is a new generation of jammer signal synthesizers that use digital signal generation for more precise control of the output phase across frequency switching transitions. Rugged Pelican case and rigorous quality testing are guarantee that jammers will work when needed in any terrain conditions. Being radio frequency jammer, Digital Bomb Jammer CT 6080DDS can be used to block any radio communication in zone. RF communication can be a security issue for high level military, government, diplomatic missions, embassies , military bases and offices, prisons, etc. Jammers4u bomb jammer effectively block RF communication as well as remote RF operated devices so it can be effectively used in both scenarios. Product video review : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFXessnbi_Y Product . . .
In these tough economic times, don’t overlook the opportunities that are right in front of you. Fleet branding is one of the most impactful and affordable yet underestimated and underutilised of the signage solutions. It has the potential to reach thousands of customers every day and allows for localised messaging. In short, fleet branding is more effective than using static location signage only and a reasonably priced alternative to costly billboards. They can be used as mobile commercials, allowing you to unobtrusively reach out to thousands of customers every day that your vehicle in on the road, and as per Nielsen’s Global Survey of New Product Purchase Sentiment ‘when people recognise a brand, they develop trust in it and are more likely to buy from you’. Branding fleet vehicles can be a useful avenue for advertising, communicating company and/ or product messages at a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising. Unlike billboards and advertisements that have consistent recurring costs you can change your fleet branding as often, or as seldom, as you like; and your branding may be as simple as adding your logo to the truck door or as elaborate as full-colour full-vehicle wraps. Either way, the initial investment is a mere portion of the cost of other long-term campaigns and will generate results for years. Consider brightly coloured wrapped vehicles - they stand out on the road and attract attention. Similarly consider as succinct a message as possible - the old adage ‘less is more’ rings true. Messages can be targeted to your local market, often producing exceptional results because consumers like to support the local community and nearby businesses. And what’s more, vehicle wraps help protect your vehicle body from scratches and minor dents, leaving them in a better condition when the wrap is removed. Reflective graphics can also provide additional safety at night, if that’s your business. It’s also worth noting that branded vehicles are less . . .
The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa’s biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website. With 464 000 readers, Bizcommunity is an independently-owned media brand made in Africa for Africa. In a statement, the company said “Bizcommunity.africa domain name sends a clear message to the world that the media brand is open for African business opportunities.” Bizcommunity has spent some two decades building a reputation as the daily go-to media portal for the curation and distribution of African company news, jobs and events across 18 industries. Bizcommunity says the launch of its dotAfrica gTLD presence will “enable the knowledge and resource sharing and intra-African networking required right now.” “African business news belong to the front pages and we are thrilled that homegrown organisations like Bizcommunity are showcasing the African agenda to the world. Incredible strides are taking place on the continent and it is up to likeminded Africans to come together and tell this positive story,” said Lucky Masilela, CEO of Registry Africa administrator of dotAfrica. Africa’s new home on the worldwide web is steadily making its way into the digital landscape of leading brands like Bizcommunity, Adams & Adams, ABSA, and many others as they realise the benefits of associating themselves with the Bright Continent and its one billion consumers. The rising dotAfrica domain name is increasingly being inscribed on traditional and new media platforms across the continent. “Economies today run on creativity and original thinking just as economies yesterday ran on coal and steam. The availability of a new online space is clearly proving valuable to brands, agencies and their respective marketing campaigns, as this latest dotAfrica launch by Bizcommunity demonstrates,” says Mr Masilela. “Africa is open for business and dotAfrica is our storefront. DotAfrica is . . .
Peter bumps his car into a parking sign. The vehicle’s internal diagnostics tool determines the degree of the damage. The screen on the dash informs him of the damage, submits his claim to insurance and confirms that it’s been approved, and that a mobile response drone has been dispatched to the area for inspection. Peter can now direct the tow truck to take his vehicle to the nearest in-network garage for repair after a spare vehicle arrives. Perhaps this scenario isn’t as far off as we might imagine? InsurTech, a sub-set of Fintech, is one of the hottest trends and fastest growing segments in South African finance today, pumping approximately ZAR37,2 billion into the US economy annually. According to Daniel Schreiber from U.S.-based Lemonade Insurance, the next insurance leaders will use bots, not brokers and AI, not actuaries. Dominique Collett, Head of Alpha Code, a club for next generation fintech entrepreneurs in Africa, states that InsurTech has gained momentum over the last two years in South Africa. It was initially seen as a threat by insurance companies, but now insurers are taking a more hands-on approach to grasp opportunities in this space. dotsure.co.za, a South African insurance provider, is one of those companies, spearheading disruption through the adoption and advancement of AI with the belief that the insurance industry is in desperate need of change so that customers can experience better value. “The opportunities for change lie in innovation and in the use of technology”, says David Roache, MD of dotsure.co.za. Being the first to launch the “quote, buy and manage your insurance online” offering in South Africa in 2011; dotsure.co.za recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its AI chatbot, Dot. Statistics show that the innovation has proved fruitful. Over the past 6 months, the number of human interactions with Dot has trebled, while the average time it takes to resolve a query has decreased by 20% over the same time period due to . . .
Automation Anywhere Expands Operations to Africa. Sriram Narayanan appointed regional director to lead operations across Africa and ROW Johannesburg, Africa - April 1, 2019 – Automation Anywhere®, the global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced the expansion of its operations in Africa and (Rest of the World) ROW countries , with plans to open an office in Johannesburg. To lead the company’s expansion, Sriram Narayanan has been appointed Regional Sales Director and will spearhead operations in Africa and ROW to deliver value to customers, build a strong team of local talent and drive innovation. “Demand for intelligent automation continues to grow globally and we have witnessed a strong business need for our offerings in Africa, and across South Asia, the Russian Federation, Turkey and Israel, said Milan Sheth, executive vice president for IMEA, Automation Anywhere. “We welcome Sriram to bring his expertise and reputation to these geographies to help Automation Anywhere penetrate the market with our world-class intelligent RPA platform.” Sriram is a seasoned leader and brings with him more than two decades of experience working across leading brands such as Microsoft, Oracle, and Open Text. His rich background includes helping customers implement cloud technologies, Big Data, data warehousing, BPM and enterprise content management solutions. “We believe in enabling businesses with digital workers to augment and elevate how companies work in today’s dynamic marketplace. Our Intelligent Digital Worker Platform plays a key role by offering solutions that can increase productivity while enabling employees to do high value work. Africa has unlimited potential and with our innovative solutions, companies in this critical market can unlock innovation and opportunities to further accelerate growth.” mentioned Sriram Narayanan, Regional Sales Director for Africa and ROW at Automation Anywhere. Digital transformation continues to gain . . .
Spring is here and along with it is the newest and shiniest release of the wolfSSL embedded SSL/TLS library! As with every release, this release includes many feature additions, bug fixes and improvements to the wolfSSL library. Additionally, this new version of the wolfSSL library includes support for the new FIPS 140-2 Certificate for wolfCrypt v4.0! More information on wolfSSL and FIPS can be found at https://www.wolfssl.com/license/fips/. The list below outlines the new feature additions that are included with the release of wolfSSL version 4.0.0: - Support for wolfCrypt FIPS v4.0.0, certificate #3389 - FIPS Ready Initiative - Added TLS server side secure renegotiation - Added TLS Trusted CA extension - Support for the Deos Safety Critical RTOS - TLS handshake now supports using PKCS #11 for private keys - PKCS #11 support of HMAC, AES-CBC and random seeding/generation - Support for named FFDHE parameters in TLS 1.2 (RFC 7919) - Added Espressif ESP32 WROOM support with hardware crypto acceleration - Added Cypress WICED Studio support - Added ARM CMSIS-RTOS v2 support - Added port to the Zephyr Project - Added Cortex-M support for Single Precision (SP) math - Added wolfCrypt RSA non-blocking time support - Added 16-bit compiler support using --enable-16bit option Additionally, the wolfSSL blog will be posting more elaboration and details on the ports and support that have been added with this release in the furture. Stay tuned for more information! The following list outlines some fixes, updates and general improvements that have been included with wolfSSL 4.0.0: - Added new wrapper for snprintf for use with certain Visual Studio builds - Added ECC_PUBLICKEY_TYPE to the supported PEM header types - Added strict checking of the ECDSA signature DER encoding length - Added ECDSA option to limit sig/algos in client_hello to key size with USE_ECDSA_KEYSZ_HASH_ALGO - Compatibility fixes for secure renegotiation with Chrome - Better . . .