There have been many reports of the mobile growth in Africa recently. New devices and networks are emerging left and right. It was only a year ago South African mobile social networking platform Motribe launched and they now already have more than 1.5 million users.
Motribe is a platform enabling users, brands, agencies and publishers across the world to build and manage their own mobile social communities. Headquartered in Cape Town, South African the mobile company’s aim is to empower brands to set up mobile web communities in regions such as Africa, South East Asia and South America where the mobile web is a big part of how people interact with the internet.
Motribe’s biggest user communities in Africa are Nigeria and South African. They are also gaining popularity in Ghana and Kenya. With companies such as Motribe developing in Africa, it opens more opportunities for the population to engage in the same networks people do in first world countries such as the U.S., allowing them to fully advance digitally.
Founders Nic Haralambous and Vincent Maher believe there is much potential in Africa with the mobile internet that the sheer growth is the future of social networking in Africa. There are large numbers of unreachable users who will soon get online, learn how to surf the web and become very hungry for solutions to their problems and new ways to communicate and express themselves.
In the coming years Motribe plans to expand their team, platform, and become better overall and more feature-rich. The Motribe product offering will diversify and begin to solve more problems more simply for more users.Category: Featured, social media | Tags: africa, internet, Mobile, motribe, smartphones., Social Networking