Evernote has joined with the African Technology Foundation (ATF) to find Africa’s hottest homegrown talent in app design and development.
ATF and Evernote have kicked off their search to find and showcase the top African applications that integrate with the Evernote platform and open API, and feature them as part of the Evernote Platform Awards.
Launched last month, the Evernote Platform Awards encourage developers and design teams from across the world to produce applications that connect with Evernote. The best applications will be featured in the Evernote App Center, where they will be open to public voting beginning July 31 2014.
This year, as a result of the new wave of tech talent from across the continent, Evernote has created a specific category to recognise the best African-founded application that integrates with Evernote.
Members of the team behind the winning African app will be given the opportunity to visit Evernote HQ, and present their application live on stage during the Evernote Conference, EC4, in San Francisco later this year.
Evernote’s General Manager in EMEA, Cristina Riesen stated that: “We are very excited to actively engage with the amazing African developers and startup communities with the support of the African Technology Foundation.”
Stephen Ozoigbo, CEO, African Technology Foundation, added: “In alignment with our vision of globalising African technologies, we are thrilled to join forces with a truly global brand like Evernote. Africa presents an exponentially growing number of uniquely talented developers, and the integration of their products with the Evernote API provides an invaluable springboard towards the internationalization of their apps.”
Africa is home to over 1 million of Evernote’s 100 million total user base. Close to 75% of Evernote users are based outside of the US and Canada, one third of which are based in Europe, the Middle East or Africa.