The application window for the MWA 2015 App Developer Competition supported by Appsafrica.com has now closed. There was a great response from innovators across Africa we are proud to announce the five finalists.
Four start-ups from Nigeria and one from Ghana will pitch to the audience at the Mobile West Africa event being held on the 21st to 23rd of April in Lagos to try and win the 2015 title, along with some prizes from Appsafrica.com and Suregifts.
Speaking earlier today with Appsafrica.com about the final, Matthew Dawes CEO of All Amber who run MWA2015 said, “personally its remarkable to see the growth of the App Competition at Mobile West Africa 2015. We started it off fairly casually as we just wanted a platform to highlight the strength of the African App Developer community, now it has grown into something much bigger. The number of entries, and vitally, the quality of the entries is growing year-on-year. It’s now a key part of the Mobile West Africa agenda and I love it. I can’t wait to see the finalists’ pitches and who will be the eventual winner, we’ve got such a strong line-up, the best ever.”
The five finalists are:
Africa still remains the continent with the worst vaccination record in the world according to MOBicure, Nigeria . The ỌMỌMI mobile application from MOBicure combines health innovation with mobile technology in Africa. ỌMỌMI which is based on the WHO/UNICEF Childhood Survival Strategies has a unique range of features helps parents keep their children healthy by enabling them easily monitor their children’s health.
Taja based in Nigeria hope to significantly reduce the cost of technology for all retail businesses regardless of their size. Olabode Adedoyin, founder of Taja tells Appsafrica.com they plan “to make retail easy.” Taja utilises software advances to move the traditional bricks and mortar retail space into the the mobile and age and provide extensive market data to help them move forward.
Driven by the declining interest and knowledge of indigenous African cultures especially among kids of African descent, Genii Games a Nigerian start-up is using technology to bridge the gap. The Asa (meaning Culture in Yoruba) brand is a range of mobile apps and web videos dedicated to the promotion and preservation of indigenous African Cultures among kids aged 2 to 12 years. “Our strategy involves producing educative contents that draw on indigenous African Cultural values such as languages and folklore to acquaint kids with moral values and ethics”, founder Adebayo Adegbembo tells Appsafrica.com.
Ghanaian start-up Suba is the brain child of Nelson Klutse and Eric Hackman and and is based at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Incubator. Suba is an event-based iOS and Android mobile app that allows everyone at fun social gatherings (from concerts to weddings) to see and share photos together in one central photo stream. Suba goes beyond the constraints of a ‘Friends List’ common to other social platforms, and allows event attendees to see, save, and share everyone’s photos – including photos of people they aren’t already connected to.
WhizApp trains the brain via mental calculations, increasing response speed, concentration and memory power. It is aimed to try and reduce the over dependence of secondary school students on calculators to solve arithmetic. It has been launched and warmly embraced by students across Nigeria according to founder Akinde-Peters Joseph.
Appsafrica.com will be reporting from Mobile West Africa so you can follow all the latest news and updates from the event right here.