Accra 18th June 2018 – The MTN Apps Challenge version 5.O, which launched in September 2017 has entered its final stage with the completion of vetting of the various Apps that were submitted for the competition.
Out of over 100 projects received after the launch, 48 made it into the second round of auditions. App developers were invited to meet a panel of judges made up of experts from the mobile apps industry and academia for the final vetting process. The candidates took turns to present their apps to the judges who based their assessment of the applications on their user-friendliness, robustness, compatibility, security, app authentication mechanisms, operating platform, best practices and ingenuity.
At the end of the vetting process, 25 finalists have been shortlisted for the awards. The final date for the MTN Apps Challenge v5.0 Awards is 27th
In a statement, the Ag. Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Ghana,
The MTN Apps Challenge, has so far unearthed very innovative apps, notable among which are Setriakor Nyomi’s Oware 3D App and Nana Ekow Taylor and friends’ Buzztrick App, which emerged winners of Versions 1.0 and 2.0 of the competition, Kwaku Tabiri’s Wheelo and Edem Morny’s Amatsii for versions 3.O and 4.O respectively. (Both Wheelo by Kwaku Tabiri & Oware 3D by Setriakor Nyomi are mobile games).
This year’s event received participants from Senior High Schools, Tertiary Institutions and freelancers who submitted projects in the categories of mobile apps, Internet of Things (IoT), and animated videos.
Why the MTN Apps Challenge?
MTN’s main objective for organising the Apps Challenge competition is to harness local talents in application development, build strong affinity with the developer community and provide an opportunity for developers to market their content via MTN platforms. It is also to help support the country’s national development through the creation of locally relevant and user –friendly ICT solutions to individuals and the business community.
About MTN Ghana
MTN Ghana is the market leader in the increasingly competitive mobile telecommunications industry in Ghana, offering subscribers a range of exciting options under Pay Monthly and Pay As You Go Services. For further information, visit www.mtn.com.gh.
Via Samuel Koranteng (Ag. Corporate Services Executive)