Calling all local app developers, MTN Business in partnership with Creative Space Media will be hosting its third annual MTN Business App of the Year Awards. Submissions are now open to all local developers whose apps have made a positive and lasting impact on consumers during the last year.

Developers (above the age of 18) are invited to submit their unique apps in one or more of the following categories:

  • Best iOS App – Consumer
  • Best iOS App – Enterprise
  • Best Android App – Consumer
  • Best Android App – Enterprise
  • Best App use of Microsoft Cloud Services
  • Best App for the Microsoft Platform
  • Best Garage Developer App
  • Most Innovative App

“Key criteria for judging will include whether an app is: intuitive, reflects simplicity in design, is easy to use and install, adds value, shows improved functionality and perhaps most importantly is an excellent example of truly African innovation in enterprise or to the end user,” said MTN.

This year’s panel of judges include Destiny Man editor, Kojo Baffoe, Stuff magazine editor, Toby Shapshak, mobile telecoms expert Jonathan Hoehler and divisional director at Pinnacle Africa, Max Stone.

“The MTN Business App of the Year Awards celebrate local talent and promote South Africa as an innovation hub within the mobile space. We have already seen how apps have helped to empower Africans from all walks of life and connected the continent to the rest of the world,” said MTN Business enterprise marketing general manager Kevin Jacobson.

Last year’s App of the Year winner award went to SnapScan, an app that lets you make cashless payments with a cellphone.

Entries are charged at R250 per app/per category and submissions close 1oth July. Head over to the MTN Business App of the Year Awards site and submit your entry now.

[Source – MTN Business, Image – Shutterstock]