Mobile Category: Mobile

Uber launches in Ukraine with support from local authorities

On June 30 Kyiv (Kiev), the Ukrainian capital, was added to the map of Uber’s global operations, joining a group of some 450 cities. City mayor Vitali Klitschko was the first client of the service.

As reported by Ukrainian tech blog AIN.UA, the service was presented officially by Arkadiy Veshebenyuk, General Manager at Uber Ukraine, and Anthony Le Roux, General Manager at Uber Eastern Europe.

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Russian mobile photo app Prisma leads App Store ranking in Ukraine

An art filter app launched by a Russian programmer, Alexey Moiseenkov, is leading Apple’s App Store ranking in Ukraine – as well as in Russia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Moldova and Uzbekistan – ahead of Whatsapp, VK, Instagram, Youtube, Skype and other traditional leaders.

In a totally unexpected surge, the app has been number one in Ukraine everyday since June 18 (just a week after launch) according to AppAnnie data reviewed by Ukraine Digital News.

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Ukrainian startup claims to make content loading four times faster to enhance mobile apps

A Kyiv (Kiev)-based startup has just launched a media content optimization solution for mobile applications called ‘Pixpie.’ By speeding up content loading, this technology delivers pictures “2-4 times faster than typical content delivery networks” (CDN), the startup claims.

In addition, Pixpie, which handles storage of app content, helps mobile app developers offload their servers and improve server performance. App developers may also expect “simplified media management” thanks to Pixpie’s CMS solution, while various effects can be applied to images (such as blur, rounded corners, and many others).

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Mobile marketing professionals to discuss industry trends on Black Sea beach

Mobile Beach Conference, a leading mobile marketing event in Eastern Europe, will take place on May 28-29 in Odessa, Southern Ukraine.

Dedicated to the latest industry trends and efficient business networking, the event held in a non-standard conference format at the seaside with beach parties and a ‘Mobile Princess’ beauty contest finale.

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Ukrainian startup matches up blood donors with potential recipients

For the last three years Iryna Slavinska has dedicated her life to one thing – boosting blood donation in Ukraine. The head of the non-profit Association of Young Blood Donors, Slavinska, says most people don’t understand how vital blood donors are to the health sector, and the Ukrainian government is doing nothing to help.

In fact, patients themselves often have to seek out suitable blood donors themselves, she told the Kyiv Post .

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Ukrainian mobile marketing startup comes 5th in international ranking

Clickky, a startup operating globally from its headquarters in Odessa, Ukraine, has made the top five among marketing and advertising companies in the Inc. 5000 Europe 2016 ranking. Published by Inc. Magazine, a major international business publication, this ranking aims to identify the private companies with the fastest-growing revenues over three years.

Clickky’s overall rank is 11 out of the 5,000 companies that made the Inc. 5000 Europe 2016 list.

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Ukrainian taxi drivers voice protest over Uber’s market entry

After Uber started enrolling drivers in Ukraine earlier this month, Kyiv (Kiev) taxi drivers have begun voicing their concerns. Last week, as reported by Ukrainian tech blog AIN.UA. they held a press conference under the slogan “The Klitschko-Uber collusion: A taxi at the price of a passenger’s life?” (Vitalii Klitschko is the mayor of Kyiv).

Not only do taxi drivers unions and associations see in Uber a threat to their jobs and to city coffers, they also suspect city authorities of having a secret agreement with Uber to allow unlicensed drivers to carry passengers. This will entail serious risks to passengers’ safety, taximen believe.

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Ukraine’s Digital Future takes part in YouAppi’s $13.1 million funding round

YouAppi, a San Francisco-based startup that has developed a Big Data-driven solution for mobile marketing, has raised $13.1 million from an international consortium of investors, including Ukraine’s Digital Future.

Also participating in this Series B round are Click Ventures, Emery Capital (Russia), Global Brain (Japan) and Hawk Ventures (USA), Israeli funds Glilot Capital Partners and 2B Angels, as well as AltaIR Capital and Flint Capital, two funds operating essentially from Russia and Israel.

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Ericsson, Facebook, Intel CEOs and other key executives to speak at Mobile World Congress 30th edition

Mobile World Congress, a four-day international conference on the mobile industry and adjacent industry sectors, will hold its 30th edition in late February 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. More than 95,000 attendees  are expected to attend the event.

“We’re less than a month away from Mobile World Congress and our 2016 edition is set to be our broadest, most exciting event yet,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer of GSMA.

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Mobile app will save your memory

Do people forget something because they are overloaded with information or just always run out of time? Or do they forget because their memory is not what it once was?

Chances are it’s a combination of both.

However, now there seems to be a solution – an iOS mobile application that supposed to save one’s memories has recently appeared in App Store.

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