African company PriceCheck wins BlackBerry’s International App of the Year

pricecheck_appSouth African company PriceCheck, has beaten off 100,000 other entrants to win the International App of the Year at the BlackBerry Live conference in Florida.

The app is an extension of the PriceCheck website, which is the largest price comparison site in South Africa and Africa. Developed five years ago, PriceCheck was introduced into Nigeria in May this year and plans to launch in Kenya and Ghana by the end of the year.

“What makes it truly outstanding for me is that it is a 100% South Africa-designed app that has won. It is also indicative that an app that helps users make better shopping decisions has won, and not a chat or social app.” said PriceCheck General Manager Andre de Wet.

UK commuters now take £4,100 of technology to work

T£4,100 deviceshe UK public’s demand for gadgets show no sign of abating after a recent report shows that the ‘typical commuter bag’ now contains as many as six gadgets with their contingent chargers.

According to research from ensure home insurance, people now take £4,100 worth of technology to work every day, a £289 increase compared to two years ago. Continue reading