The MTN App Challenge is a 3-day event in which local innovators come together to create mobile applications for use on mobile devices i.e. phones and tablets.
MTN Uganda, in partnership with Outbox and Garage48, launched the MTN App Challenge in 2015. The MTN APP Challenge is a 3-day event in which local innovators will come together to create mobile applications for use on mobile devices i.e. phones and tablets. This year, the event started on Friday 29th May 2015 at 4:00pm and ran until Sunday 31st May 2015. It brought together 100 brilliant minds to turn ideas into technological innovations. The MTN App Challenge is open to innovators from Uganda, both students and non-students. The aim is to gather people from different fields and skill sets and unite them into well-working teams. We identified different skill sets, such as: Developers, Designers, Marketers and Project Managers.
Best M-Health App ($2,500) Name of App: Run for Your Life Team Leader: Adeline Tushabe
Run for Your Life is a 3D mobile game built to create awareness about HIV, other chronic diseases and general health care. It facilitates delivery of health information by letting users answer some questions to redeem their game-life as they play a mobile racing game. Failure (while playing) generates questions, while success offers various tips.
Best M-Business ($2,500) Name of App: Yoza Team Leader: Nicholas Kamanzi
Yoza is an Android App that provides laundry services to people who need them. It targets single youth between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. The app lists a number of service providers and will connect those who require laundry services with these service providers.
The app utilises "Yoza Credit" which is a coupon system (loyalty programme) to encourage people to use the service.
Best M-Entertainment ($2,500) Name of App: Common Sense Team Leader: Ssali Emma
The app challenges the user by encouraging them to answer questions, earning points for all correct answers. The points can be used to win tangible products based on the sponsor the user has elected to play for.
Best M-Finance ($2,500) Name of App: MamboPay Team Leader: Charles Muhindo
MamboPay is a coupon-based payment solution that enables individuals or organisations to send funds to various beneficiaries in terms of coupons. Coupons are tied to a specific purpose and can only be redeemed at partner service providers for that specific purpose. It can facilitate payment for health services, for example, by letting a sponsor generate a fixed-value coupon to be redeemed at any of the registered health service providers.
Audience Favourite ($1,000) Name of App: Dawa App Team Leader: Duncan Sanya
This app provides access to patient’s medical information on-the-go, while allowing a patient to dial a health professional at any time, from anywhere.
Overall Winner ($2,500) Name of App: Yoza App
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