The Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2015 attracted entries from 21 countries, across 3 continents, we now take a look at the Best App Finalists from across Africa.
Truppr is a social start-up that provides a platform for a vibrant community of fitness enthusiasts to connect with events and people around them to help make regular exercise a lifestyle. Truppr aims to bring fun to fitness through: simplified process of organising amateur sporting events and teammates, one stop shop for finding and booking sport venues in cities around the world.
bookly – (South Africa)
bookly is a free mobile reading and writing platform built to improve literacy in Africa. South Africa has a massive illiteracy problem. bookly provides access to quality reading material via a free virtual library of hundreds of books. It also provides a platform for unknown authors to publish their work, giving them valuable feedback, exposure, and confidence. Critically – this is all accomplished from something they already have in their pockets: a basic feature phone.
mPaper is a mobile application which allows users to preview for free and download books, study material, newspaper and magazines for half the price. mPaper aims to incorporate all study materials and books from the Tanzanias student curriculum, local newspapers and magazines dating back to the 1960’s.
Tuluntulu (South Africa)
Tuluntulu is a mobile content platform targeting audiences in Africa and globally with African focused content. The problem is most streaming systems on offer are on-demand (VOD), paid for services (subscription) that only work on broadband connections (3G, LTE, ADSL, FTH etc). Tuluntulu’s model is free, and is designed to work on low bandwidth mobile networks including EDGE. The app is a single source of African content that educates, informs and entertains. A key focus is social development – the platform is used for formal education, informal education, social development, skills development, health and other areas of content that can benefit and improve the lives of Africans.
Cross Dakar City (Senegal)
Cross Dakar City is a video game aims to highlight the perils of Dakar’s roads. Ousseynou Khadim Beye is the game’s developer. He designed Dakar Cross City, a video game for smartphones, a story of Mamadou, talibé forced to beg in the streets. One day he decides to go searching his biological parents. Thus begins his journey through the streets of Dakar, Senegal.
The winners will be announced on Monday the 16th of November in Cape Town, you can follow live updates and find out the winners on the evening by following @AppsAfrica.