Video: Appsafrica Award Winners 2015


InnovationAwards_Winner_V2-03 (5)Ten winners of the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards 2015 supported by Uber, Mobile Monday South Africa, Appsworld and Picup were announced and honoured at a Cape Town celebration of African mobile and tech ecosystem innovation on Monday 16th November 2015.
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Digital fuels growth in Africa’s entertainment and media industries

Digital fuels growth in Africa’s entertainment and media industryAfter more than a decade of digital disruption, the African entertainment and media industry has entered a new landscape – one where the media is no longer divided into distinct traditional and digital spheres.

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USSD gamification driving interaction and revenues

Appsafrica.com caught up with Andrew McHenry from Rorotika mobile who explains how USSD gaming is driving interaction, engagement and revenues.With an estimated 80% of users not using data, Rorotika Mobile identified the mass market of feature phone users were undeserved in the mobile games market.

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Social network Eskimi growing in Nigeria


Eskimi first moved in to the Nigerian market in 2010 and the landscape has changed considerably since then. At that time "80% of users used Eskimi as their first chat service" explains Vytas Paukstys, CEO of Eskimi in a recent interview with Appsafrica.comFollowing the growth of smartphones in Nigeria and other African markets, Eskimi has reacted to the change and launched a new smartphone version for touch devices. The new version has a special touch interface and better experience for mobile web users.

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InvestWell platform to bridge FDI gap in Africa

The InvestWell platform connects core and soft infrastructure projects from Sub-Saharan Africa to international institutional investors. It serves to bridge the gap between inexperience of project developers not accustomed to the requirements of international investment firms and the challenge of sourcing bankable projects by Investors.With Sub-Saharan African growing at three times faster than developed markets and anticipated to drive 65% of economic growth by 2020, Africa is an attractive investment opportunity that InvestWell a new platform aims to maximise.

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Data compression cuts cost for African subscribers


Over 80% of smartphone users in Africa do not use data which is a huge challenge in bringing mass populations online in Africa. Jo Crawshaw from Opera Software tells Appsafrica.com how data compression products such as Opera Mini and Opera Web Pass are helping “over 60 million users” to use data more affordability.Over 80% of mobile users in Africa do not use data which is a huge challenge in bringing mass populations online in Africa.  Jo Crawshaw from Opera Software tells Appsafrica.com how data compression products such as Opera Mini and Opera Web Pass are helping “over 60 million users” to use data more affordability.

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Can Uber really work in Lagos, Nigeria?

Abi Atawodi, General Manager of Uber in Nigeria shared Uber’s progress since launching in Lagos in 2014 with Appsafrica.coAs Appsafrica.com previously reported the Uptake of the UberX low-cost taxi hailing app in Cape Town has been “incredible”. So what about Lagos? Can Uber work in a city renowned for some of the worlds worst traffic?
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