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Guest lecture at University of KZN Westville

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.

Topics Covered

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.

Slides

My slides are available to download here: Mobile App Development Strategies (1MB)