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The sixth edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards was held last night in Johannesburg.
Although the overall winner for the night was Shyft, a Standard Bank project, a few startups managed to grab some accolades, including Hey Jude, OrderIn, EcoSlips and IntergreatMe.
On-demand delivery platform Zulzi was also crowned South Africa’s favourite app after it got 48 000 votes, clinching the People’s Choice category.
MTN Business App Of The Year Awards are organised around 12 categories
The app development competition aims to celebrate local apps that drive disruption and change. The competition is organised around 12 categories.
Here are the winners:
Best Enterprise Solution
TransUnion 1Check: Dealership database providing real-time information that can be used to perform quick valuations on motor vehicles and verify vehicle information like accident history.
Best Consumer Solution
OrderIN: Food delivery app that allows users to order, pay and track meals.
Best Incubated Solution
EcoSlips: Electronic transaction slips.
Most Innovative Solution
InterGreatMe: Identity management platform providing users with control of their identities across financial services, telecommunications and insurance. The platform also allows businesses to comply with FICA, RICA, NCA and POPI laws.
Best Breakthrough Developer
Zulzi: On-demand delivery platform for anything around your area from meals, groceries, liquor to pharmaceuticals.
Best South African App
Hey Jude: Virtual assistant with third party integration for Uber, OpenTable and other apps.
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Solution
Oru Social: Multi-purpose social networking platform aimed at small businesses. Features include an online conferencing facility.
TouchSA: Aims to connect small businesses with opportunities locally and internationally.
Best Gaming Solution
Pick n Pay Super Animals 2: Rewards based game.
Best Agriculture Solution
The TreeApp South Africa: Allows users to discover and identify indigenous tree species.
Best Health Solution
WatIf Health Portal: A disease management solution designed for ordinary people, it requires input of basic clinical data from patients, and then processes it through an interactive medical knowledge system that is a part of WatIf artificial intelligence.
Best Education Solution
Awethu Project: Mobile business development tool aimed at educating people in developing economies on how to start and grow a business.
Best Financial Solution
Shyft for Standard Bank: Digital wallet that allows customers to handle all their forex needs from their phone, with no need to visit the bank.
Featured image: The MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners (Supplied)