African app creators recognised

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African app creators recognised

Ten app creators from across the African continent were honoured in the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards in Cape Town this week. The judges received over 300 entries and whittled them down to 10 winners in various categories.

The best social and messaging app went to Flare from Kenya. Flare is an initiative that is increasing access to emergency transport in Kenya and enabling ambulance owners to inform hospitals ahead of time that a patient is en route.
The educational award went to SA's Snapplify. Its digital education solutions are offered to schools, colleges and universities that are striving for digital learning and the use of e-books in the classroom. It aims to give students digital access to everything they need to learn, and empower teachers to embrace blended learning and teaching methods.

What3Words scooped the awards for best enterprise solution and best disruptive innovation. The company aspires to address the world by providing a simple way to talk about location. It has divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique three-word address. It means anyone can accurately find any location and share it more quickly, easily and with less ambiguity than any other system.

Read more about the other winners at http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=166330

African app creators recognised
The AppsAfrica Innovation Awards took place this week, when 10 winners out of over 300 entries were selected..

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