Company owner Ida Tin, 34, said that she wants to change the family planning industry and that there has been no innovation since the invention of the Pill 60 years ago.
The free iPhone app, called Clue, tracks the user’s menstrual cycle and can predict the times they can have sex without the risk of getting pregnant.
According to Daily Mail, it can also be used for women trying for a baby because the app tells them when they are most fertile and when the chances of getting pregnant are at their highest.
‘I want to change the family planning industry, we haven’t had any innovation in this space since the pill came out 60 years ago,’ said Ida Tin, the company’s 34-year-old co-founder.
‘Our ultimate aim is to replace the birth control pill, or at least give an alternative.’
The app allows women to enter details about their mood, pain levels and other factors, and over time, the app learns their cycle and can predict their fertility.
‘This gives women a very accurate idea of when they will, and won’t, get pregnant.
‘We want to take women by the hand from their first period to menopause.
‘Period tracking apps are very popular, but the maths behind a lot of them is flawed, and it’s shocking how low the quality is.
‘What I’ve found is that women want to know what’s going on, they want to know if they are normal.
‘We want to give women the answers to these questions, we wanted to build something scientifically sound that learns from the user.’
Clue can also help a woman avoid getting pregnant.
The app is the first in a series of products from the company, and it is working on a hardware gadget to make the app even more accurate.
However, Tin was keen to play down using the app as a contraceptive aid for the time being and recommended people wait for the hardware version to make it more accurate.
‘Hundreds of women around the world have already tested the app, including designers from Apple, Frog, and IDEO,’ said Mike LaVigne, former creative director at Frog Design in San Francisco, and now head of user experience at Clue, which is based in Berlin.
The app was revealed at the MobileBeat conference in San Francisco.
Global Internet Organization calls for Africans to claim their voice on the internet
By Our Reporter
A media roundtable brought together leaders of regional and global Internet organizations to share perspectives on African representation in the Internet ecosystem, and participation in shaping the Internet’s future.
Led by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and attended by the Internet Society’s Uganda Chapter, and AfRegistrar, the media roundtable took place during the Africa Internet Summit (AIS) at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel.
ICANN has been actively seeking to help raise awareness and build capacities around the domain name system, and the Internet in general across Africa. As part of this, it has been supporting and holding several workshops in the region.
“Africa’s digital potential is rising, which makes it imperative for the continent to claim its voice in the global Internet governance and protect its interests” stressed Pierre Dandjinou, ICANN VP of GSE in Africa. “With this in mind, ICANN is committed to providing equal opportunities to inform the region’s different communities about the domain name industry, and working with them on how best to not only strengthen Africa’s online presence, but also improve their participation within ICANN. Uganda is no exception.”
ICANN helps people connect to each other online. This happens through its coordination of parts of the Domain Name System (DNS), which is at the very root of the Internet functions. It translates computer host names into IP addresses, as well as the Internet Protocol addressing system used to route Internet traffic. Thus, ICANN plays a specific, technical role, acting in the global public interest as the trusted steward of these unique identifier systems of the Internet. With every email, video chat, or online purchase, ICANN is touched in one way or another. Also, ICANN helps protect the resiliency and security of the DNS and of Internet at large.
“We need to have this dialogue about the Internet now, and not later; as Africa is not outside the realms of the Internet. Every policy made about the future of the Internet concerns us, too. So, we need to join the decision-makers, and not stay as bystanders” said Lillian Nalwoga, the President of ISOC Uganda Chapter.
The Internet penetration in Africa is around 37%, still lagging behind with respect to the global penetration rate which is at 57%. Internet access is among the many other obstacles Africa has to overcome with respect to its integration into the global digital economy, including the domain name business.
“AfRegistrar will work closely with African Regulators, African Union and Private Sector to enable the emergency of a vibrant Internet Environment for the African Economy, with a good and active Internet Governance, in an active and harmonized Broadband Policy and Regulation for African countries” reiterated Mouhamet Diop, Chair of AfRegistrar.
Tycoon Hamis Kiggundu’s Book Will Now Feature on Uganda School Syllabus
Hamis Kiggundu aka Ham is one of the few Ugandan businessmen who’ve written books. His book titled; “Success and Failure based on Reason and Reality” has been selected by the National Curriculum Development Centre.
It will now be one of the recommended readings for Secondary School Students in the field of Literature, and Entrepreneurship.
This is a big win for Ham despite the lag on his Nakivubo Stadium project. Well done
Ugandan Millenials are Ghosting out of Relationships
By Staff Writer
Gone are the days when boyfriends and girlfriends would sit down and agree to end a relationship. Now, Ugandan millenials have changed the trends. They are just ghosting.
According to research, Ugandan couples no longer suffer with breakup lines. “He simply stops talking to you. He stops replying your messages. Then you just figure out that the relationship is done,” says one of the victims of ghosting.
According to older generations, ghosting is a cowardly way of ending relationships. But it turns out millenials are also ghosting at jobs. “You employ them, they work for some months then they just stop showing up. Next thing you know they moved on to another job. It is unprofessional,” says a human resource director.
Let us hear from you. Have you been ghosted? Have you ghosted before?
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