Kabiru Rabiu, Group Executive Director of Bua Group, a leading Nigerian conglomerate held the soft launch of Hollaport, a payment and messaging mobile application he founded on Saturday July 6th at the Tech Park Zone, Gbagada, Lagos.
At an event attended by the Nigerian technology players, the media and friends & family, the founder of Hollaport explained that the journey of the App started about 2 years ago and was borne of the need to ease transaction and increase financial inclusion in Nigeria. He went on to explain that the app will evolve into an expanded platform with added features that will make it exciting and extremely convenient to transfer money and make payments not only in Nigeria but throughout the African continent.
The app is a multi-layered messaging and financial technology platform on which people can send and receive money using their phone contacts. Other features on the App include airtime top-up; cable, electricity and data subscription; and paycode – a technology that enables recipient withdraws cash from an ATM without the need to have a card or bank account.
Financial Inclusion is a major issue in Nigeria, with over half of the adult population being unbanked and only a fraction of the banked using technology in their processes. Seeing this disconnect, Hollaport Technologies aims to reduce the learning curve associated with mobile applications and has taken time to develop a lifestyle tool that can fit in all areas of life, while maintaining ease-of-use.
“The question has never been one of when, but of how– and this is the gap we intend to fill in the Nigerian market” said Micheal Olowojesiku, Hollaport’s General Manager.
Despite the simple user-interface,The app is packed with features such as media functionalities where you can send photos, videos and documents. Users can request or send money within the chat area for a seamless experience and can also pay bills, utilities and make subscriptions.
Over 85% of Nigerian adults own a mobile device, 103 million have active internet subscriptions, and a large percentage of this data size have a presence on social media. The app aggregates instant messaging features with financial technology to ensure the app is as relevant as it is functional.
The app is available on both the Google Playstore and the iOS Appstore, and can also be downloaded at www.hollaport.net/downloads
Vivo announces Exynos processor smartphone with 5G connection up to 3.55Gbps
Vivo presented today during an event in China, its new smartphone Vivo X30. This smartphone stands out thanks to the presence of the Exynos 980 processor, the first to support dual-mode 5G (SA / NSA). Support for both 5G ‘bands’ will allow you to achieve better performance with regard to mobile internet speed and stability.
In fact, the manufacturer promises impressive performance at speeds up to 3.55Gbps using 5G networks. As for the choice of the Exynos 980 processor, they had little choice, as this is the only chip in production that supports dual-mode 5G.
Unfortunately, during the announcement of the Vivo X30, the manufacturer did not disclose any further information about its specifications. It was just revealed that it will be marketed during December in China. They have also confirmed that it will reach several European markets that already have a stable 5G network.
Alleged Vivo X30 Specifications
Even though official information about the specifications of the Vivo X30 has not been revealed, there are already several leaks and rumors about this smartphone. So we already have a good idea of what you can offer users.
The Vivo X30 should come with a 6.5 “inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution, 90Hz refresh rate and built-in fingerprint reader. The Exynos 980 processor will be supported by up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal memory.
In the photographic segment, this smartphone will not disappoint either. It is believed that it will have a total of four cameras on its rear panel: 64MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP. Dedicated to selfies, will be a 32MP front camera.
It was also revealed that it will have a generous 4,500mAh battery with support for charging at 30W / 22.5W.
Despite being a mid-range smartphone (thanks to its processor), the Vivo X30 should have quite impressive specifications. As for its price, it is believed to be between € 410 and € 460.
Tesla cars can now “see” cones on the road
Tesla cars are among the most technologically advanced cars on the market. So whenever something new comes out for your cars it is normal to look in some wonder.
After Smart Summon, which brings the car to you at the touch of a button on the smartphone, Tesla has decided to upgrade its system so that the car can see the cones on the road.
A small incident caused by roadside cones that Tesla did not detect
This video went viral a few months ago because of the autopilot’s ineffectiveness in detecting the cones on the road. In this case, Tesla picked some cones but nothing serious to report.
The new update has been requested all over the world and is now starting to reach all vehicles with autopilot.
The new update begins to reach all Tesla cars
I believe it is important to note that Tesla cars already detected cones on the road, but did not give us a visual representation on the screen. With the new update, this already happens.
Still, in the update, Tesla informs drivers to keep a close eye on the road. Even if they have autopilot on.
Read in update ” Driving view now displays traffic cones. In cases where a traffic cone is detected and autopilot navigation is enabled (requires full auto-steering capability). As always, you are responsible your vehicle and should pay attention at all times . ”