The blog.

10
Feb

Methys proudly supports the launch of French Tech Cape Town

On January 28th of 2016, French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs Emmanuel Macron announced Cape Town, one of the most innovative hub in Africa, as one of the 6 new “French Tech Hubs”. Cape Town, South Africa therefore joins San Francisco, London, Tokyo, New York or Hong Kong amongst the host of these Hubs, located at the heart of the most innovative cities in the world. “La French Tech” is a increasingly powerful force aggregating thousands of companies, ranging ...

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11
Jan

Have an App, what’s next?

After spending sleepless and stressful nights developing an app, it is finally ready. Ready to be used and to be launched. You are well aware that a mobile app can either be a failure or a success and you know that you cannot simply place your app on the application stores and hope for a flood of downloads. There are approximately 1.6 and 1.5 million apps respectively in the google play store and the app store so the chance that consumers will magically discover your app are unlikely. Your app ...

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4
Jan

Methys’ tech predictions for 2016

What can we expect from the tech sector in 2016? Our staff got tempted to play the game of identifying the top tech trends for the coming years. Here are Methys’ obvious or wildly speculative predictions for 2016. 1. The Internet of things will become a vending channel. E-commerce as we know it is about to be fundamentally reshaped, as every connected object in the future becomes a potential commerce channel. The launch of the Amazon Echo and the Dash button in the USA is a first attempt in ...

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14
Dec

2015 – One year of tech in review.

2015 was an eventful year for the tech industry. If you’ve been living in a cave, here is our quick recap of the main tech trends and events that have affected the industry this year.   We will remember that in 2015… … Google’s material design has taken over the world; … While the smart watch revolution didn’t happen despite what Tim Cook told us; … Privacy has never been more at risk with the surge of governmental mass surveillance that happened in response to terrorism ...

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30
Nov

WeChat Digital Wallet Launches on the WeChat SA Platform

Methys was lucky enough to be one of the guests at the WeChat Wallet launch on Thursday, 26 November 2015. Greeted with the celebrity green carpet and tons of flashing cameras, one was immediately graced with the feeling that something special was going to be launched. With an event aimed at having fun as well as educating its guest on WeChat Wallet. WeChat gave all guests a R1000 to kick-off the night. This was used to buy food, refreshments, sponsor DJ’s Fresh and Euphonik playlists and ...

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19
Nov

Methys Labs’ startup Powertime wins the DigiWorld Africa & Middle East Award

Montpellier, France – November 19th, 2015 - We could not be happier! One of our Methys lab start-up, Powertime, just won the Digiworld Summit Award for Africa & Middle East along with three other inspiring start-ups that were competing for the regions Americas, Asia, and Montpellier. The DigiWorld Summit Award is an initiative in partnership with La French Tech and IDATE that recognises digital industry start-ups founded by French entrepreneurs outside France. The award was decided by a ...

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3
Nov

Methys appoints Jean-Philippe Gireaud as head of international business development

Methys announced today the appointment of Mr Jean Philippe Gireaud as Head of International Business Development. This addition to the company executive team supports Methys’ strategy to increase the firm’s presence in Continental Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Based in Paris, Jean-Philippe will be responsible to develop new streams of business across all Methys products and services.   In his previous role, Jean Philippe Gireaud spent five years at eFront where he was Area ...

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28
May

Picup shaking the courier industry with peer-to-peer shipment system

Over the past few years, peer-to-peer services such as Uber and Airbnb have emerged from the Silicon Valley, reshaping our relationship to transport and accommodation. These services provide a common framework where consumers can directly be in touch with service providers, thus reshaping their respective sectors toward more transparency and opening revenue-generating activities to millions of  their “partners”. One of the key pillars of these peer-to-peer models is the ...

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24
Feb

ZANews website grabs Gold at the 2015 Bookmarks Awards

On 19th February 2015, celebrating its 7th year, the IAB SA announced the winners of the 2015 IAB South Africa Bookmarks Awards. ZANews’s website (www.zanews.co.za), designed and developed by its digital agency Methys, won a Gold pixel award in the Specialist Publisher Sites category. Continue Reading.. ...

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21
Jan

SA’s Powertime to spin out PayGenius ahead of funding bid

Cape Town-based company Powertime, which allows users to buy prepaid electricity and airtime as well as pay municipality bills online, is to spin out its payment solutions division PayGenius as a separate entity this year as it looks to raise funding for the new company. Powertime was founded in 2009, but only launched PayGenius in 2011 following the success of its mobile apps and the increasing demand for online and merchant payment solutions. PayGenius offers innovative payment solutions: ...

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