The MTN Business App of The Year is an awards ceremony held every year since 2012, that showcases and highlights local app devlopers in South Africa. The developers are encouraged to show of their talents, by submitting their apps and competing for 1st place in each category.
This year’s MTN Business App of the Year will be held on the 14 August, at The Venue, Melrose Arch. A new category was added to this years event, the Consumer Choice Award. This category differs to the other categories going to be judged, in that it is the only one not influenced by the judges decision and is soley determined by the amount of public votes each app receives.
This year’s votes for the Consumer Choice category have been tallied already, and the three finalist have been announced:
Company: The Electoral Commission of South Africa
App Size: 3 MB
Developers: Joe Maseko, Dezi Van Vuuren, Siboniso Magwaza, Pierre Rossouw, Herriet Balloy
This official IEC South Africa app allows the user to view registration status and details, find a voting station and keep up to date with the IEC via social media. It also allows historical as well as live election results. The app was developed to provide voter education and election information, starting with the 2014 National/Provincial elections. It is available on all 5 smartphone app stores. It is also on the Ovi store for Nokia Asha devices.
Company: Zapper Marketing (Southern Africa) (Pty) Ltd
App Size: 10 MB
Developers: Zapper App Team
Customers scan the QR code on their bill with the Zapper app to pay instantly. They get an immediate notification of successful payment, and so does the restaurant. Zapper even supports splitting the bill. But besides a pleasant customer experience, Zapper also helps increase revenues at your restaurant through greater efficiencies and targeted promotions.
Company: Graphic Intentions
App Size: 3 MB
Developer: Griffiths Sibeko
The Rea Vaya app gives bus commuters an extended experience on their journey to find information at their finger tips. The app makes it possible for first time bus users to take their first ride while having the information on their mobile devices. The Rea Vaya app allows commuters to see their bus routes, find a vendor near their bus routes and see when the route commences. The app also gives example cost on the likelihood they will pay when traveling to certain routes.
Congratulations to the developers of these three apps, and may the best app win.