Among the top headlines this week in tech, we take a look at the medical drones project that was launched in Kalangala, the Spotify and Facebook partnership, Glovo’s planned expansion strategy and so much more.
The implementation of the medical drones project in Kalangala is good news for many of the island’s inhabitants, as their geographic location is often a barrier preventing them from receiving essential services such as medical care and other necessities. Connection to these areas is limited due to transportation issues as it limits access to supplies that are critical for people’s survival.
On-demand courier service Glovo Uganda has taken off pretty quickly becoming a favourite for many Ugandans after its launch late last year in October. Now, in response to increased demand and the need to broaden its scope, Glovo Uganda plans new expansion strategy to reach other cities and towns in Uganda in efforts to widen its already increasing customer base.
In reference to the current status of passport management, the introduction of the Electronic Passport System is one of the most successful citizen-centric activities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. As the numbers of Ugandan nationals travelling abroad continues to soar, so does the demand for passports.
Now when users stream from Spotify through Facebook, the content they hear and would like to share on Facebook, they can tap the existing “Share” menu and tap the “Facebook” or “Facebook Newsfeed” menu (three-point menu in the top right corner of the screens). The mini player itself is an extension of the social sharing functionality already available in Spotify’s app.