The Best African App 2018?

Best African App 2016

The Awards celebrate the in mobile across Africa and we take a look at nominations for the Best African Apps successfully launched on any platform to target African consumers or businesses. 

The five ventures shortlisted finalists for Best African App are;

Farmcrowdy for Farmcrowdy App 

Farmcrowdy addresses issues surrounding food production, circulation and security in Nigeria by empowering small-scale farmers with technology, The Farmcrowdy App is designed to address issues around accessibility, credibility, and accountability of investments, making the process of empowering these farmers seamless.  The app makes it simpler for farms to be discovered, activities monitored and payments to be made on time.

Fedgroup for Impact Farming

Fedgroup’s Impact Farming lowers the barriers and allows all investors to participate in the lucrative sector of commercial farming. The global presence of mobile and the low entry costs for the app makes farming assets available to investors who previously would not have access to this sector. In addition, the mobile platform means that, apart from a 1% platform fee and payment of the service providers, the majority of the income goes to the asset owner. This is done in contrast to most financial services models that may have complex fee structures, hidden fees, large administration requirements and layered fees that eat up much of investors’ returns.


Inzone Adlink for Hey Jude App 

Hey Jude is the fastest, most affordable virtual assistant app backed by humans, assisted by Artificial Intelligence. The App is available 24/7/365  as it was created with the hope of making life easier and giving subscribers something money cannot buy, more time. In an on-demand economy, availability and response times are key. With automated BOT responses to first placed requests followed up but the use of AI and humans our service is responsive and robust enough to also understand the nuances of human emotions.

biNu Africa for Moya Messenger 

Moya Messenger is a world first data-free messaging app. The Moya app provides a similar messaging experience to market leader WhatsApp, but with the distinguishing feature that text messaging is data-free across all four major mobile networks. Moya is available exclusively as a mobile app and has arrangements with South African and Nigerian mobile network operators so their advertisers can pay for the mobile data that you use.


SafeBoda recognises there is a need for the professionalization of drivers and the financial inclusion for passengers as they want a reliable, safe and convenient mode of transport. SafeBoda’s app conveniently connects passengers with a trained SafeBoda driver. The app enables you to get a fair price without bargaining and paying cashless with mobile money such as M-PESA in Kenya, MTN and Airtel in Uganda. The app enables transparency for the driver and passenger allowing the passenger to rate the driver.

The AppsAfrica Awards supported by Uber, JET8¸Syntonic, KaiOS and Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO) provide winners with industry recognition, global publicity, and networking with 300+ industry peers at the Awards party in Cape Town on November 12th on the eve of AfricaCom. Category winners are also invited to Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2019 to join 400+ tech leaders from across the continent.

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