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iHub By Jessica Colaço / December 22, 2011

M-WINGU:Back-Up and Restoration of mobile phone data


9th December 2011……Wingu Technologies Ltd, a locally based IT software solutions company has  unveiled its breakthrough mobile application software M-Wingu that enables easy back up and restoration of mobile phone data using cloud computing technology. The new mobile application which is the first of its kind in the region is efficiently structured to run on any data enabled mobile phone.

With their groundbreaking mobile application, Wingu Technologies predicts an exponential uptake as they seek to tap into the +25 million subscriber strong Kenyan market and eventually get into the African market that currently stands at above 500 million mobile subscribers. Using a cross-platform mobile development approach, the application can be used across all mobile service providers and has been elaborately custom made with a user friendly interface.

M-Wingu’s entry into the market is also hinged on research findings that show an average of above 10,000 SIM cards are replaced every day by the leading mobile service provider only. This adds up to loss of a very large amount of data, a problem Wingu Technologies is providing a solution for by use of Cloud computing technology.

“In the event that you have lost your phone and need a replacement SIM, you can relax in the knowledge that all your contacts are stored securely on the cloud through M-Wingu,” said Charles Musungu, C.E.O Wingu Technologies during the unveiling ceremony.

And added “The application allows for storage of virtually all Contacts, Calendar and Task list with more to be added in the near future, therefore there is really no limit to our service”. The company is currently in talks with tech giants such as Nokia, IBM and Google on how they can partner as they seek to grow the M-Wingu brand.

The advent of M-Wingu sheds more light on cloud computing technology which has been the buzz word lately in the technology scene and among software developers. Subscribers can now download and use the product by sending the word backup to 5114 or log to our site and follow the link

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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