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Inside at the MXit API Launch October 29, 2010

Filed under: She's the Geek — madamgeek @ 8:26 am
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This morning we sitting in Stellenbosch at the MXit API Launch. After arriving, registering and having a cup of coffee we were set for the morning. Lots of people were taking photos and I assume they are from the media. There were also the MXit team wearing their T-Shirts with an “M” on it and were all ready to help and make you feel pretty welcome.

Now MXit as we know it has had loads of publicity both good and very bad and others just really bad. The Ceo Herman tells us that publicity is always good for MXit.

I must admit that listening to Herman speak you cant help but be impressed with their vision and values on creating products to service its own community. Users don’t have to leave the MXit world. There is a wealth of apps inside this world that exposes the user to various possibilities that they don’t have access to elsewhere at such a low low or no cost to the user. The only costs the users will have to incur is the data charges attached to their mobile handsets.

Next up will be the explaination of how by opening up its API, MXit is welcoming everyone to join in developing apps or games to enhance the users experience on MXit.

To become a partner with MXit you register on: code.mxit.com

Important to note is that in the process of partnering with MXit:
– Your IP will always be owned by you.
– Your revenue share will will include 70% of Moola generated
– Another way to generate revenue is to run link in with the advertisement

A few basic benefits of MXit:
Free messaging
Instant messaging
Data costs insignificant
Presence and status
Multi-group communication
Muti-media enabled
Location based info is available
Extensive user information available
Viral effect and social networking

The future of Mxit:
Enhance API
Multi-player games
Trading platform
CRM using MXit
Closer TV and radio interaction
New forms of mobile advertising
Create multiple sub-communities on MXit
User pills and market research
Social development in Africa
Location based services (LBS)

Source: She’s the Geek

 

XBOX, 7 year old and me… April 4, 2010

Filed under: Madam Geek — madamgeek @ 10:06 pm
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Happy Easter everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful day. The latter part of my day was spent playing XBOX with my 7 year old nephew. Playing games is not my idea of a relaxing Sunday afternoon. After much persuasion from his side, I decided to entertain this idea.

So we started off with Carl (my 7 year old nephew) giving me a quick explanation of all the buttons on the controls. He chose Indiana Jones as the first game. I had to choose my avatar and of course he was player 1 as he was more experienced than me. I was repeatedly told that as a beginner I will find it difficult to remember which buttons do what on the contols. Carl then decided to choose my avatar as I was taking too long to decide whom I wanted to be. I must say for a person of a bit more than average intellect, I felt pretty dumb through most of the game as I kept on having to ask him to explain what just happened and why my points were staying at 100 and heeds rapidly getting close to 3000. Well I decided that after 30mins of playing XBOX with a 7 year old that they are not very patient individuals when it comes to gaming. Yet they are quite relentless in getting you to stay in the game and not give up.

I’m not sure if Carl wanted me to continue playing with him (even though I proved to be no match for his mad skills) out of wanting ‘me’ to play with him or out of clear desperation of not wanting to play alone.

Next up was Kung Fu Panda. Clearly going into the negative with your points is not a good thing! I had to call it quits as my fingers were burning from having to push the buttons at such a rapid speed in trying to keep up with my opponent.

I enjoyed the experience and had no idea that someone so little could do such big damage to my self esteem! Need to get practising before he comes back. I’m determined to win at least one game! He called out to me as he left: “I’m coming back tomorrow aunty, then we can play again!” I just smiled and said: “sure Carl”.