Mobile Category: Mobile

Ukrainian startup Jeapie obtains $50,000 from Digital Future

Founded in 2013, Jeapie is a mobile notification-delivery service aiming to increase the quality of interactions with clients or co-workers through the introduction of smart push notifications.

What’s more, thanks to user data collection and analysis, Jeapie’s customers receive the opportunity to more deeply understand the behavior of users after receiving messages. In the future, customers may personalize the text, supply, and time of delivery for different groups.

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Looksery founder Victor Shaburov: “Our technology is the future of video communication”

Last week Looksery, a startup originated from Odessa, Ukraine, with offices in San Francisco, released its first mobile app, which has already gained popularity in Mexico, Ukraine, Greece, Russia, Brazil, Chile and some other countries. Designed for iOS devices, the application enables users to simulate their appearance for a photo or video chat in real-time.

You can make the face thinner, change the form of the skull, eye color, or skin color, apply one of the filters, or choose a 3D avatar (as in the screenshot below). The app also has a built-in messenger, which allows users to share their “doctored” images with friends. Additionally, users can share photos and videos through Facebook, Instagram, and Vine.

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Maidan revolutionary releases app for creating video-maps of the world

Ukrainian developers have released VideoMap, a free mobile app that allows owners of Android smartphones and tablets to create their own maps and add photos and videos, reports tech blog AIN.UA. On the map, these photos and videos are identified with special icons, which will allow the user to see what was shot in a particular place.

Photos and videos can be shot directly in the app and downloaded to the map or users can download materials which have already been prepared.

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Fidomobile to invest 100 million hryvnias towards the construction of WiFi network in Kyiv metro

Fidomobile, a virtual operator of mobile networks, has won a competition held by the Kyiv (Kiev) state administration for selecting an operator for a high-speed WiFi network in the city’s metro.

The company plans to invest approximately 100 million hryvnias (approximately $7.7 million) in the project and to provide WiFi coverage throughout the metro, from escalators and platforms to tunnels and metro cars.

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China’s Xinwei and Ukraine’s Datagroup strike an investment agreement for $400 million

China’s Xinwei Telecom Enterprise Group has made further inroads into the Ukrainian market with an agreement to invest about $400 million in the telecom and hi-tech projects of telecom operator Datagroup. Datagroup CEO Alexander Danchenko signed a memorandum of cooperation with his counterpart from Xinwei, Wang Jin.

A press release announcing the agreement was posted on Hi-tech.ua on September 19. The statement also noted the slow pace of development in Ukraine, citing a lack of transparency in licensing and the need for a unified development strategy.

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Vietnamese mobile operator Viettel may invest in 3G network in Ukraine

Vietnamese company Viettel is interested in the development of the 3G network in Ukraine, said Alexey Shovkoplyas, Ukrainian ambassador to Vietnam, as reported by Ukrainian online publication Inventure.

Viettel is prepared to invest $1 billion towards the development of their own network and would like to obtain licenses for the GSM-1800 (10 MHz), GSM-900 (5 MHz), and UMTS-frequency (10 MHz) bands. The company would also like to offer Internet service, for which it wants to build a 60,000km cable network.

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SBU claims that Russian intelligence creates fake social media accounts and spreads mobile viruses in Ukraine

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) says that Russian intelligence has begun to create a panic on social networks and to spread viruses to Ukrainian phones, UNIAN reports.

According to the the first claim, Russian intelligence are preparing fake information about losses by Ukrainian forces in clashes in the eastern part of the country and about the defection of soldier to the side of the separatists.

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Ukrainian government unveils 14 priorities for the reform of domestic IT industry

Earlier this week Dmitry Shimkiv, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration for Administrative, Social and Economic Reform, and Economic Development Minister Pavel Sheremeta, presented the online platform Easybusiness in UA.

The platform – available in Ukrainian language only – displays tasks that are being worked on by the presidential team responsible for reform. A separate section on the site is dedicated to the IT sector, with 14 priority areas for anticipated reform already listed.

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Kyiv startup Advice Wallet secures $1.5 million from Russia’s Life.SREDA

Life.SREDA, a Moscow-based venture capital firm focusing on mobile and online fintech startups, is to invest $1.5 million in Settle, a mobile payment service developed by Kyiv (Kiev) -based startup Advice Wallet.

Combining mobile payments and a loyalty scheme in one app, Settle makes it possible to both order and then pay your bill at a restaurant or café through a smartphone. Users register via a social network and link their bank card to the app. The app displays the menu and allows clients to divide up a bill between friends, carry out P2P transactions and receive offers from establishments.

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President Poroshenko promises 3G and 4G soon: Their implementation was held up by corruption

In a meeting met with representatives of public organizations last week, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he was astounded that Ukraine was one of the last countries in the world where 4G technology has not been implemented and 3G is weakly deployed.

The introduction of modern 3G and 4G communications technologies will quickly have a positive influence on the economy, he believes.

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