Category: Methys Digital

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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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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28
May

South African Airways app is now available for BlackBerry 10 smartphones

South African Airways (SAA) recently announced the availability of the new SAA application for BlackBerry® 10 smartphones on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront. In a constant effort to make flying with SAA more convenient, South Africa’s Global airline collaborated with Cytrus, one of South Africa’s leading web and mobile application specialists, to produce an application that gives BlackBerry 10 smartphones users access to comprehensive travel and airline information while on the go. The...

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