As technology and resources are becoming more readily available,African app developers have been slowly rising to prominence. So much so that Evernote, the US-based app company that allows users to save and create documents and notes online, is looking for the best app developers Africa has to offer.

As part of their Evernote Platform Awards, Evernote is partnering with the African Technology Foundation (ATF) to find the best apps African-developed apps that integrate with the platform and open API. Once selected, they will be featured on the Evernote Platform Awards.

“We are very excited to actively engage with the amazing African developers and startup communities with the support of the African Technology Foundation. We look forward to seeing all of the great ideas and innovative integrations that support our goal of making the world smarter,” said Evernote’s general manager in EMEA, Cristina Riesen in a press statement.

The Evernote Platform Awards was launched worldwide last months, and aims to encourage local as well as international developers to make apps that connect with Evernote. Through the competition entries, the best app will be chosen and featured in Evernote’s App Center, where the public can vote for their best apps until the end of July.

“In alignment with our vision of globalizing African technologies, we are thrilled to join forces with a truly global brand like Evernote. Africa presents an exponentially growing number of uniquely talented developers, and the integration of their products with the Evernote API provides an invaluable springboard towards the internationalization of their apps,” added Stephen Ozoigbo, CEO of African Technology Foundation, in the statement.

As part of the worldwide competition and entries, Evernote created the specific category for African developers. If you are part of the winning African team, you will get a chance to visit the Evernote Head Office, and present your application live on stage during the Evernote Conference, EC4, in San Francisco later this year.

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