Four start-ups from Nigeria and one from Ghana will today pitch at Mobile West Africa in Lagos to win the 2015 App Developer Competition which is proudly supported by Appsafrica.com.
You can recap below on each of the finalists and then complete the poll and tell us who you think should win. This is an unofficial poll with organisers decision final on who takes the title after voting at the show today.
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.