Thursday, 30 March 2017
Monday, 20 March 2017
The Snapchatification of everything has resulted in backlash for WhatsApp, prompting it to revive its text Status option while keeping its image-based replacement. The move shows how social apps must quickly react to feedback if they make a false step in modernizing to adapt to visual communication.
In mid-February, WhatsApp removed the feature that let you set an away message, and then gave the Status name to a Snapchat Stories clone. But last week, text Statuses reappeared in the Android Beta version of WhatsApp in the About section of profiles.
Now, WhatsApp tells that About Status will roll out to all Android users over the next week and is coming soon to iPhone. Users can open the About section of their profile to set a text Status, and view other people’s by opening their contact when starting a new chat thread or looking at group chat info.
WhatsApp provided this statement:
“We heard from our users that people missed the ability to set a persistent text-only update in their profile, so we’ve integrated this feature into the ‘About’ section in profile settings. Now, the update will appear next to profile names anytime you view contacts, such as when creating a new chat or looking at Group info. At the same time, we’re continuing to build on the new Status feature that gives people fun and engaging ways to share photos, videos and GIFs with their friends and family throughout their day.”
WhatsApp’s new Snapchat-style Status stories haven’t received as much blowback from users as Facebook Messenger Day because WhatsApp sticks the feature in a separate tab instead of at the top of the list of active threads. But replacing a utilitarian communication feature with a whimsical content-based one broke the behavior patterns of too many users, so now WhatsApp is giving them both.
Both the new WhatsApp Status and Messenger Day provide an obvious opportunity for these chat apps to monetize by injecting ads between friends’ slideshows. They also could limit Snapchat’s growth and prepare the products for a future more focused around visual communication. Yet the launches have led some to believe the features are more designed to fulfill Facebook’s desires than users’. Rapid responses to feedback could keep these utilities from alienating their billion-plus audiences.
Saturday, 18 March 2017
As badly as recession is hitting Nigerians, it has not affected the consumption of data.
Nigeria Communication Commission, NCC said at the commision headquarters in Abuja that Nigerians had spent 3.66 Trillion Naira on telecommunication services in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Prof. Umar Dambatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, said; Nigerian spent $5.6 billion in 2015 and $6.6 billion in 2016 which is making $12.2 billion ( 3.6trillion naira) on calls and data at an average rate of 300Naira.
So that analysis shows that the N3.66 trillion spent by Nigerians Telecom subscribers are more than half of the 2017 annual budget of 7.298 trillion naira.
He said; Nigerians Telecom subscribers or consumers spent a whooping $5.6 billion in 2015 and in 2016, it was topped with $1 billion which is making $6.6 billion.
NCC said that just as their patronage is important, the consumer will be our focus as they will keep bringing out new initiatives to achieve high quality of service by the service providers.
So to summarize it all, 2017 has the most Telecom subscribers that consumes alot of data and calls in Nigeria.
What do you think of this?
Friday, 17 March 2017
This app is simple to use and handle, as it cashback any of your recharges when you make use of the app for any transaction. It also reward users who refers his or her friends whereby the person uses his friends referals code to sign up and both gain free bonus on the first transaction of the person that was referred.
Not long ago, Zoto started rewarding any user who newly sign up and existing users who update their Zoto app on playstore.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Monday, 13 February 2017
3G (3rd Generation) or H++ as phone network indicates provides faster Internet Access and greater connectivity than 2G with a noticeable side effect of battery consumption than 2G.