Not really a product per se, but yeah!
Telegram is an amazing, cross-platform, instant messaging service (not just an app). If you don’t already have it, you should download it.
Since I discovered Telegram a few weeks ago, I’ve seen several reasons why it should sit at the forefront of instant messaging in Africa – ahead of WhatsApp. Most of the reasons are related to their publicly available API used to create bots, which WhatsApp have refused to launch. Apart from lettiing you have unique usernames, their bots can do practically anything, including join in a group communication (that’s automatically a product forum & user community on your phone).
Well, I explored the API a little and created an RSS aggregator bot. It aggregates content from TechPoint, TechCabal, Zikoko, Party Jollof Rice, Iroko TV blog, Kamdora and Linda Ikeji. Gives you all the post on the blog posted on any particular day, from 12:00AM.
If you use Telegram (or after downloading), add @DailyGistBot and tell me what you think. I’m doing a detailed blog post on why businesses should drive their consumers to Telegram and away from WhatsApp.