WhatsApp rolls out live location sharing for Android and iOS

WhatsApp rolls out live location sharing for Android and iOS





Of all of Facebook's various properties, WhatsApp definitely isn't the fastest when it comes to adding new features or catching up with competitors in that regard. But it does still launch new functions from time to time, and today we're talking about live location sharing.
This has been seen before in apps such as Google Maps and even Facebook Messenger  - the launch in both of those cases happened back in March. Seven months later, the feature is finally ready to be added to WhatsApp.

It will be rolling out "in the coming weeks" in the chat service's Android and iOS apps. Live location sharing is end-to-end encrypted and you can control who to share with and for how long. You're also able to stop sharing at any time.




If you're sharing to a group chat, every person in that group will be able to see your real-time location on a map. And if more than one person shares their live location, all of their whereabouts will be visible on the same map for added convenience.




Wema Bank Updates ALAT App, Offers Up to 30% Discount to Customers

Wema Bank Updates ALAT App, Offers Up to 30% Discount to Customers




Customers of ALAT, Nigeria’s first fully digital bank launched by Wema Bank Plc, are set to enjoy the best of times with the lender committed to understanding their needs and offering them great deals.

The bank, which recently celebrated 100,000 accounts after just five months of operation, is offering its customers discounts of up to 30 percent on purchases made with its cards.

The Chief digital officer at ALAT by Wema, Dele Adeyinka, said: “When we launched ALAT in May, we made some promises to everyone who banks with us and we have not failed to deliver on these promises,”. “Technology has opened up various options through which banking can be made easier, faster and even more rewarding. We have been able to exploit the capabilities technology has offered to become a part of customers’ life. We are tailoring the solutions we provide to the lifestyles of our customers.


The discount offer is part of the new ALAT 2.0, an upgrade to the app the Bank launched with. The new version of ALAT is expected to help it deliver more value to its customers who are increasing daily.

The new upgrade comes with a freshly designed interface that remains representative of the trendy ALAT app.

With ALAT 2.0, customers can send money to phone numbers, email addresses and social media handles. These interesting features have also come with exciting names like ALAT Payout, ALAT Deals and ALAT Stash – which allows customers to earn 10 percent interest on savings.

What's great about ALAT?
  • Open an account in less than 5 minutes.
  • Schedule transfers and bill payments.
  • Save easily with automated goal saving.
  • Free bank card delivery anywhere in Nigeria.
  • Control your bank card from your phone.
  • Works with all Nigerian bank cards.
  • No hidden charges.
  • Up to 10% interest on savings.
ALAT App was launched in May 2017, it is Nigeria’s first fully digital bank, designed in response to the growing needs of Nigerian millennial for financial institutions that understand their fast-paced lifestyle, responds quickly to their needs and helps them save money.

Adoption of ALAT has exceeded expectations, with the bank passing the 100,000 accounts milestone early in October 2017. An average of 500 ALAT accounts are opened every day through the bank’s 10 For 10 referral program alone. The program pays up to 1,000 Naira for each referral made.





ALAT by Wema Bank was recently nominated as the best innovative digital solution in Nigeria by the World Summit Awards. The Bank is now competing with 99 other nominees from across the world for the global top prize. Also ALAT won an award for Excellence in Branchless Banking in the New Age Banking Awards, a few weeks back.

The current version ALAT app 2.0 available on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.
With ALAT App, customers can sign up in less than 5 minutes, submit relevant documents without  ever entering a physical branch, make easy and automated savings to  reach their life aspirations and request for their free debit card. 






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    Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 coming to the Mate 9 and P10 families

    Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 coming to the Mate 9 and P10 families







    Huawei announced today the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design with Android Oreo. The company also unveiled that four more devices will get the latest version of the launcher - the Mate 9, the Mate 9 Pro, the P10 and the P10 Plus. The phablets will get the upgrade in “three to four weeks” after the Mate 10 series launches, while the P-series flagships should arrive “in the near future”.


    Huawei announced that the devices with EMUI 8.0 will have faster app launching and better power allocation. According to in-house test results, performance improved by 12%.
    The user interface will also suggest features based on environment and user interaction, like a suggestion to turn on the blue light filter. EMUI 8.0 will also offer to open notifications in split-screen if the app is compatible with this feature of course.
    Sadly, Huawei Mate 9 camera will not get the real-time smart scene recognition, but most of the other AI features should be part of the update.




    Most of the changes Huawei made are actually on the inside. The Emotion UI will sport the same basic design with no major changes.

    The announcement also mentioned security updates. Top-notch Huawei devices will get patches every month, with mid-tier phones receiving them every two months. The entry-level handsets will be updated once every three months
    Lyft announces new app with built-in Google Maps

    Lyft announces new app with built-in Google Maps





    Lyft announced a new feature of the Lyft Driver app today called Lyft Navigation. Lyft Navigation is built with Google Maps and is accessed right from the Driver app.

    There is no longer a need for drivers to be switching back and forth between the navigation app and the Lyft driver app between picking up new riders or taking a detour to pick up a carpooler during a Lyft Line ride.




    Lyft says this is a win-win for drivers and passengers alike. Once riders hop in, they can be on the road just moments quicker since the driver doesn’t have to fiddle with getting the directions right.



    Lyft Navigation, built with Google Maps is now rolling out for Android with iOS available “coming soon”.
    iOS 11 is already on 47% of Apple mobile devices, overtaking iOS 10

    iOS 11 is already on 47% of Apple mobile devices, overtaking iOS 10







    iOS 11 was released a little over three weeks ago, and now it's already managed to overtake its predecessor as the most used version on Apple's mobile devices. According to analytics company Mixpanel, iOS 11 now has 47% market share, compared to 46% for iOS 10.
    To achieve such a feat this fast is undoubtedly amazing compared to how things are in the Android world, but interestingly the adoption rate for iOS 11 has been slower than what we've seen last year for iOS 10.




    That release managed to overtake iOS 9 in installations in just two weeks, while iOS 11 was only found on 38.5% of devices at the same point in its life.

    iOS 9 and earlier iterations of Apple's software are still alive and kicking on 6.7% of devices for some reason.




    Now that it's become the No.1 version by install base, iOS 11 can only go up even further. Perhaps its market share numbers will be helped even more when iOS 11.1 drops, because that brings with it hundreds of new emoji and reintroduces the 3D Touch gesture that lets you access the app switcher with one hand.
    Microsoft Edge for Android now available on the Play Store

    Microsoft Edge for Android now available on the Play Store







    Microsoft has made the Android version of the new Edge browser publicly available on the Play Store. Users will be warned that the app is still in development and will be unstable but they can still go ahead and install it.



    Microsoft released Edge on iOS and Android last week for Windows Insider users exclusively. The iOS version of the app exceeded Apple's 10000 user limit for TestFlight apps and is currently not available to anyone.






    Edge on iOS and Android is primarily for those who use Edge on desktop and would want to sync their bookmarks, history, passwords and more on their mobile browser. Edge is pretty much Safari/Chrome underneath on mobile on the surface features a familiar design for Edge users as well as features like Hub View, Reading View, QR-code reader, voice search and more.