I was honoured to be invited by my good friend, Dr Craig Blewett, to deliver a lecture to his final year Computer Science students at the University of KZN, Westville.
My topic was on Mobile App Development Strategies, and I gave a high-level explanation of how apps are made, as well as some insights into starting an app business.
The topics I covered were:
- Native apps versus Hybrid HTML 5 apps: the pros and cons of each approach.
- Mobile trends in Africa: internet and mobile device trends in Africa, and the business implications.
- App business models: different ways in which apps make money.
- Strategies for starting an App business: what you need to know before you start.
The lecture was followed by a lively discussion around feature phones and their potential in the African market, since a large percent of people on the continent still use feature phones.
My slides are available to download here: Mobile App Development Strategies (1MB)