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App of the Year Awards 2014
The App of the Year Awards was held on Thursday the 14th of August at The Venue, Melrose Arch.
The event, conceptualised by Creative Space Media in partnership with headline sponsor MTN Business, showcased locally developed applications that made a positive and lasting impact on businesses and consumers during the last 12 months. This year’s Gold Sponsors included Samsung, Core Group, Microsoft, Nokia and mLab.
Host and MC, comedian Joey Rasdien, again kept the audience highly entertained with his unique brand of irreverent, South African humour. Read more
In light of the current surge in interest in the post-PC landscape, more than 400 mobile applications were submitted into the 2014 MTN Business App of the Year Awards. Due to the high calibre of apps, heated debate and discussion sparked amongst the judges.
The quality and calibre of submissions surpassed the high standards achieved in 2013. Key criteria for judging included whether the apps are: intuitive, reflect simplicity in design, are easy to use and install, add value and show improved functionality and innovation.
The coveted title of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards 2014 was awarded to LIVE Inspect, a short term insurance app that performs effective inspections on vehicles. Through LIVE Inspect, insurers can automatically receive and utilise all the information gathered on the device into their relevant systems making this an all-encompassing solution that ensures the accuracy of an insurer’s data. Developed by Lightstone in association with CustomApp, it is an app that is proving to be a game changer, revolutionising the short term motor insurance industry.
The other award winners were...
Best IOS Consumer App Award 2014, sponsored by Core Group – SuperSport
Best IOS Enterprise App Award 2014, sponsored by Core Group – SyncMobile
Best Android Consumer App Award 2014, sponsored by Samsung – MyBelongings
Best Android Enterprise App Award 2014, sponsored by Samsung - LIVE Inspect
Best use of Microsoft Cloud Services App Award 2014, sponsored by Microsoft – VIGO
Best App for Microsoft Platform Award 2014, sponsored by Microsoft – Zapper
Best Garage Developer App Award 2014, sponsored by Mlab - Rea Vaya
Most Innovative App Award 2014, sponsored by Sony - Wildlife Tracker The inaugural MTN Business
Consumer Choice Award 2014, sponsored by MTN Business and Sony, was awarded to Zapper.
The MTN Business App of the Year Awards celebrates South Africa’s technical talent by showcasing locally developed applications that make a positive and lasting impact on businesses and consumers. Read more
Meet Our Judges
Editor of the men’s business and lifestyle magazine, DESTINY Man, Kojo Baffoe is an editor, writer, poet and entrepreneur with origins in Ghana and Germany, raised in Lesotho, and based in Johannesburg. Read more
Toby is currently the editor of Stuff magazine, and has been the technology editor for several newspapers, including the Mail & Guardian, for whom he was also sports editor. Read more
With over 10 years of experience in the mobile telecoms space in Africa, Jonathan has been exposed to many the possibilities that are present in mobile telecoms in Africa. Read more
Max wrote his first application on the Sinclair ZX81 and Apple II home computers 30 years ago, bought his first pocket computer, a Psion Organizer, back in 1989, and has been actively involved in the mobile computing market ever since. Read more
As Talk Radio 702’s award winning trafficologist, Aki has endeared himself to generations of Joburgers by guiding them through the city’s gridlocked streets each morning and evening. Read more