The final shortlist for the 4th AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards have been announced. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa with winners announced in Cape Town on November 12th, 2018.
The annual Awards attracted over 300 submissions from 39 countries, with solutions launched across all 54 African markets by start-ups, established ventures, and corporates. Not surprisingly a majority of entries were received from Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, however many entries were received from smaller markets including Malawi, Sao Tome & Principe, Mauritania and Liberia, illustrating the growth of innovation across the continent.
The awards supported by Uber, JET8¸ Syntonic 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.
Applications for the 14 categories were assessed and judged by an independent panel of industry experts including media, investors, and leaders from the tech ecosystem. Having assessed all the entries, the judges have whittled it down to the following 70 finalists;
Custos Media Technologies for Custos (South Africa), Fintech Ltd for Interstellar Decentralized Wallet and Exchange (Cameroon), Savannah Lab for GoomCash (Mauritania) and SovTech for Project UBU (South Africa)
Best African App
Farmcrowdy for Farmcrowdy App (Nigeria), Fedgroup for Impact Farming (South Africa), Inzone Adlink for Hey Jude App (South Africa), biNu Africa for Moya Messenger (South Africa) and SafeBoda (Uganda)
Clickatell for WhatsApp Chat Banking (South Africa), Digemy for Digemy Knowledge Partner (South Africa), Kasi Eats (South Africa), Kirusa for Kirusa Connect (Ghana) and Kobo360 (Nigeria)
Media & Entertainment
OGLE Digital Media for OGLE Content Download Hotspots (South Africa), Publiseer (Nigeria), Qene Technologies for Kukulu Game (Ethiopia), Taza PLC for EventsEthiopia (Ethiopia) and Vodacom for Vodacom Music! (South Africa)