The AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards annually celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa and these are the shortlisted Social and Messaging Award finalists – Maria Ukpere.
Flare – 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. Introduced as the emergency response infrastructure of the future and next-generation 911, Flare is designed with and for emergency
response professionals, in both the government and private sectors. It is built to address the goals and concerns of your emergency response teams as an end-to-end platform, it is easy to set up, easy to use, and works in even the harshest conditions.
Ideal in providing software infrastructure and operational support for emergency conditions, response times are reduced to just minutes, ensuring better outcomes and saving lives. Uniting existing providers under one digital response system, mending a fragmented market into a country-wide, world-class network of emergency responders.
Juntos – Africa
Juntos is a platform designed specifically for financial institutions to connect with their customers through the perfect communication solution. Their proactive approach to engagement make them perfect for institutions with a wide market seeing as they haven’t limited their reach to just smartphone users but have ensured that clients are engaged by using SMS as a vehicle for engagement and thus in turn leading to bank activity and improved relationships between low-balance customers and financial institutions.
1Fetch – South Africa
1Fetch identified that express deliveries are not easily carried out by traditional couriers, and decided to help solve this problem by creating an instant courier service that is fulfilled through the use of motorbikes. 1Fetch provides users with a simple service accessible to both individuals and businesses through a mobile app & website. Their platforms are user friendly and provide features such as the means to schedule orders, receive real time quotes and track and trace orders, it’s a completely paperless and convenient process that’s tailored to make deliveries a stress free experience.
Kudi ai – Nigeria
Kudi is a fintech company that facilitates payment through messaging and peer to peer money transfer, it uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and aims to make seamless payments through messaging – simple and accessible to everyone.
With Kudi, a personal financial assistant integrated into your chat apps, you can pay for large, small or split bill up to 50 transactions. A guaranteed simple, reliable, and secure way to pay for transactions 24/7. Not only does Kudi make funds transfer easier, it also offers other amenities such as airtime purchase, friendly bill reminders, and bill payments.
The best thing about Kudi is that it doesn’t require you to download any apps or visit any website, all that is required is to chat-up kudi.ai on Messenger to transfer money. Pay for utility bills and even have Kudi remind you when bills are due. Kudi provides this seamless and fun way to pay for just anything you can think of.
Wetin Dey – Nigeria
Wetin Dey is Nigeria’s first Cloud Based Social Messaging & Creative Chat App specifically designed promote social development through channels that provide speed, security, and privacy.
Created by Wetin Dey Integrated Technology Limited; a cutting-edge ICT and web/software development solutions company, which helps organizations, brands, and people harness the limitless benefits of ICT through global connectivity and increase community wealth.
Wetin Dey provides a perfect platform that fosters communications, creativity, educational solutions, and facilitate social interactions that can influence policy formulations. By empowering the community through social connectivity, It intends to make sure people are not only given a voice but that they are listened to.
The awards supported by Boomplay Music, Basebone, BBM, Content Connect Africa, Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO) the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, providing winners with global publicity, recognition and networking with 300+ industry peers at the Awards party in Cape Town on November 6th.