Category: Methys Digital

19
Jun

Methys Labs’ PayGenius startup winner of the French Grand Prix for Overseas French Entrepreneurs

Awesome news from France! For its 4th edition, more than 400 passionate entrepreneurs, members of the jury and representatives of the partners gathered at the Pavillon d’Armenonville in Paris to celebrate the Grand Prix of French fast growing companies. 14 sectors of activities were honoured, rewarding not only French companies selected for their remarkable growth but also French entrepreneurs operating overseas. Pre-selected among more than 230 French companies that experienced high ...

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15
May

We are nothing if we are not a team

Methys South Africa is growing so we place emphasis on bringing our various teams together on a regular basis for some fun. Teams include our digital team, our FSATLabs startups, our BI unit and all the people that make the Methys magic happen. Last week we had a braai Olympic games session over lunch, organised by the startups this time. We are a multicultural, multinational team, so this was an awesome theme to bring us together, underpinned by our South African heritage, the boerewors braai! ...

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31
Mar

Will the ‘Internet of Things’ reshape the security industry?

Everyday objects that can send and receive data have started to enter our homes. This new development of the Internet is what we call the ‘Internet of Things’. This new megatrend has already started to attract leading digital players such as Google, Amazon and Samsung as well as a vast ecosystem of start-ups. This burgeoning industry is expected to know a tremendous growth in the coming years, from 2 billion connected objects in 2006 to a projected 200 billion by 2020 (1). This ...

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15
Mar

How to get feedback on your prototypes

Whether you’re building an application or a website, it is critical to incorporate user feedback as early as possible in your prototyping journey. Getting relevant user feedback in the early stages of your project will allow you to maximize your design and development resources by limiting the number of iterations required to produce a compelling digital product. Prototype iteratively The basic rule to follow when building a basic prototype is, get feedback and iterate with a more detailed ...

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2
Mar

Mobile World Congress: our perspective

The Mobile World Congress that was held end of February in Barcelona, is the largest mobile trade show of the year. Traditionally, it is where phone constructors, with the exception of Apple, launch their flagship handsets. Here are the main event highlights from our perspective as mobile developers: Less wearables and tablets:  The MWC2016 didn’t see a huge number of wearables and tablets launched compared to the previous editions. This shows a slow down for these two product ...

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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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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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