AppsAfrica would not be a new name to the ears of the African Tech enthusiasts. Holding its own website at appsafrica.com, AppsAfrica is an online platform that is dedicated to the tech community, mobile and apps develops, start-ups and more from the African community.
Seeking to celebrate technological growth in Africa and the ingeniousness of its indigenes, AppsAfrica which was founded in 2012 has been in the habit of hosting the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. The finalists for the year 2015 have been unveiled and the full list can be found below. The date for the final showdown of this year’s event remains November 16th 2015.
Women in Tech Award
Emefa Kpegba from Togo (OMobileFunding ); Anike Lawal from Nigeria (Mamalette); Linet Kwamboka from Kenya (DataScience); Zimba Women from Uganda, and Kelechi Anyadiegwu from USA/Nigeria (Zuvaa)
Best non-data Mobile Innovation
TTC Mobile (Uganda and Tanzania); Notify (Rwanda), Totohealth (Kenya), GeoPoll (US and Kenya) and SaferMom (Nigeria).
Best Mobile Innovation
Mobu (Kenya); Chura (Kenya); bookly (South Africa); Ninayo (Tanzania); M-vendr (UK) and ShoOwer (Cameroon).
Best African app
Cross Dakar City (Senegal); bookly (South Africa); Truppr (Nigeria); mPaper (Tanzania) and Tuluntulu (South Africa).
Best fintech Innovation
Mergims (Rwanda); LipaPlus (Kenya); SimbaPay (UK); VCpay (South Africa); Mastercard/Standard Bank MasterPass app (South Africa) and Verifone Mobile Money (Kenya).
Best Health Innovation
MOBicure (Nigeria); GiftedMom (Cameroon); Telemedicine Africa (South Africa); emocha Mobile Health (USA) and The Medical Concierge Group (Uganda).
Best Educational Innovation
mPaper (Tanzania); Flippy Campus (Ghana/ Nigeria); bookly (South Africa); SYNA (Nigeria); Xander Apps (South Africa) and Bambisa (South Africa).
Social Impact Award
codeX (South Africa); bookly (South Africa); 1task1job (Cameroon); UjuziKilimo (Kenya) and Afrikstart (UK).
Best Entertainment Innovation
Bozza Mobile (South Africa); GAMSOLE (Nigeria); MyMusic (Nigeria); Guumzo (Tanzania) and Media24 HYD 3D (South Africa).
Best Disruptive Innovation
MicroEnsure (UK); Esoko (Ghana); Talking Bookz (Nigeria); Picup (South Africa) and Opera’s Sponsored Web Pass (Nigeria).