Africa-Themed Apps Rule Google Android Developer Challenge — Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Google is pleased to announce the finalists in the Android Developer Challenge for Sub-Saharan Africa. These finalists were selected by our official panel of judges. Please see our official page for more information about the challenge.

Entertainment / Media / Games

Human Droid, KenyaA game that lets players battle one another virtually while in the same physical location.
What’s Happening?, KenyaAn events and entertainment finder in Nairobi that could be customized for other cities.
Matatu, UgandaA two player competitive card game.
Slate Racer, South AfricaA time trial racing game.
Gliese, South AfricaA 2D platformer game.
Bawo Board Game, South AfricaAn app for a popular African board game.
Afrinolly, NigeriaAn app to watch African movie trailers and track the stars.
Ha!! Buggy, SenegalA fast-paced racing game.
Ayo, NigeriaAn app for an ancient board game of strategy from west Africa.

Social Networking / Communication

SMS Tweetbox, KenyaAn app that connects smartphone and non-smartphone users through SMS.
Seekika, KenyaA mobile audio storytelling application.
Olalashe, KenyaAn open source SOS and alerting mapping app.
Dribble, South AfricaA geo-social networking service that allows users to leave location-based messages.
Cnectd, South AfricaA cross-platform mobile messaging app for smartphones.
Setswana Phrases, MalawiA phrase dictionary of the Setswana language.
Nomad, TogoAn app that pushes notifications for a social network called Oasis.
TextOnMotion, NigeriaAn app that allows you to navigate and text at the same time.
Yandda!, NigeriaAn app that engraves your signature at any location for others to discover.

Productivity / Tools / Local / Geo

GPS Tanzania Guide, TanzaniaA tourist and business guide to Tanzania.
Shoppers’ Delight, KenyaAn app that assists shoppers comparing prices across several supermarkets.
Rush Hour, KenyaAn app that helps drivers navigate the streets of Nairobi with speed and safety.
Wedding Plandroid, South AfricaAn app that makes planning a wedding easy and helps to get brides and grooms ready for their big day.
Booka, South AfricaAn app that helps locate nearest car dealers, book a car in for a service, and track the progress of a service request.
SpotIt, South AfricaAn app that lets users find and report animals while on safari.
UniDayz, GhanaAn app that helps university students better manage and prioritize their coursework.
Breeze Through Service, NigeriaAn app that enables services providers to improve the quality of their services and strategic business decisions.
Wise Africa, Republic of GuineaAn African proverbs crowdsourcing app for Android.
Esoko, GhanaA market app for agricultural goods that allows users to track inventory and find the best price.

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