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MTN has crowned cleaning-on-demand startup, Domestly, as its 2016 App of the Year winner. They were chosen out of 450 entries from SA.
The app connects consumers with cleaning professionals in order to create more jobs. It also allows cleaning professionals to manage their schedule and receive payments for the work they’ve done.
Domestly was developed by Berno Potgieter and Thatoyaona Marumo has reportedly created 600 jobs within its first six months of being online.
“The big thing about how we packaged the business is that it is a marketplace. It is about getting into a particular area and letting the market play. Cape Town and Johannesburg are totally different markets, with totally different pricing and we allow (for) that. Going into other markets will be much easier because we are not trying to dictate to the market. It is literally a classic supply and demand,” said Marumo in Domestly blog post.
The startup also won the Best Consumer App award.
Other winners for the evening consisted of:
- iKhoha – Best Enterprise App
- HearZA – Best Enterprise Development App
- Tuta-me – Best Breakthrough Development App
- KaChing – Most Innovative App
- Friendly Math Monsters for Kindergarten – Best Mobile Gaming App
The app is currently available in Cape Town and Johannesburg North. The company will be expanding to include Pretoria and KwaZulu-Natal before the end of the year.
Feature image via Domestly.