Submissions for the MTN Business SA App of the Year Awards 2016, the biggest and most prestigious app development awards has been extended for 8th July, 2016.
The App of the Year Awards is a springboard for creative developers and their original solutions. Previous winners of the awards have gone on to launch their apps internationally, been acquired by blue chip corporates, or become well-known and loved South African digital products in their own right. Previous winners and categories winners include SnapScan, Wumdrop, FNB Banking, Money4Jam, Zapper, Vula Mobile, and PriceCheck.
Speaking at the MTN App of the Year breakfast session in Sunnyside Park Hotel, Greg Hatfield, MTN Business General Manager Product and Solutions says: “The awards are not only about the big prize that developers and businesses stand to win, but most importantly the awards are about empowering developers and businesses to thrive in the Bold, New Digital World.”
“At MTN Business, we fully support the awards as a vehicle, which recognises local talent that create solutions to respond to real South African needs,” says Greg.
Award participants benefit from the rigorous judging process through receiving constructive input from industry experts that in turn helps them to refine their pitch. In addition, participants receive extensive media coverage exposure from the event, as well as a networking opportunity and potentially taking home some fantastic prizes.
Entries are now open for developers to enter their apps into one or more of the following categories and subcategories:
• Media and communications
• Business solutions and sales
Navigation (and geo location apps)
• Finance and banking
• Entertainment and gaming (incl. kids apps)
• Media and communications (incl. community and social)
• Lifestyle (incl. health and fitness, and personal education)
• Productivity (incl. utilities)
• Creative apps (incl. Photo and video)
• Best Enterprise Development App: Drawn from the MTN Foundation app development programme alumni
• Best Breakthrough Developer
• Most Innovative App
Ultimately, the judges will crown the overall MTN Business App of the Year from entrants of the above categories. The judging panel for this year’s MTN Business App of the Year Awards are Andile Khumalo, Jonathan Hoehler, Andrew McHenry, Nafisa Akabor, Tanya Kovorsky and Augus Robinson.
Descriptions of the categories, entry fees, and the entry form are all available on www.appoftheyear.co.za. The deadline for entries is Friday 8th July, 2016. The MTN Business App of the Year Awards ceremony will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 4 August, 2016. Join the conversation by following and using #MTNAppAwards.
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