Mobile Apps in Africa News: #24

Mobilising apps for Africa


Boasting a stellar lineup of speakers and two different interactive developers workshops, AfricApps at AfricaCom 2013 is a practical guide to understanding the nascent app developers market on the African continent and how to monetise developed product.

Developing mobile apps for the African market is said to present unique challenges. But it is these same challenges that have led to thrilling innovation and solutions developed by a whole new raft of app developers. While the majority of apps are developed as Value Added Services (VAS) and supplied by networks or corporates pushing messaging and services, the last 12 months has seen a rise in so-called garage developers. This change has been prompted primarily as a result of people requiring a solution for a real problem in their real life world and they have gone out there and created the solution for themselves. MORE…


KIDS AID wins best Windows app at 2013 MTN Business App of the Year Awards


Business Connexion’s KIDS AID app was named Best Windows App last night at the second annual MTN Business App of the Year Awards. The awards celebrate South Africa’s technical talent by showcasing locally developed applications that make a positive and lasting impact on consumers.

Managing Executive for Application Services, Andre Vermeulen, says: “It is fantastic to receive feedback of this nature; thank you MTN for bringing these awards to such a young industry.”

KIDS AID was developed primarily to focus on children’s medical emergency situations. This application from the Business Connexion Applications Services team empowers parents to have first aid information available anywhere, anytime, with clear step-by-step instructions to ensure children are treated immediately for the most effective results. MORE…

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