The MTN App of the Year Awards is a champion of app development in South Africa; celebrating local talent and out-of-the-box thinkers that drive disruption and change.

App of the Year has entrenched itself as the premier app development competition in the country, and we’ve come a long way since our inaugural event in 2012, thanks to the amazing calibre of entrants – some of whom have become household names – and our partners, whose support makes the magic happen year on year.

We offer an array of great prizes, massive media exposure and publicity to all of our entrants, finalists and winners.

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The People’s Choice Awards gives you the chance to vote for the app you think is the most creative, innovative and revolutionary. Have a look at the amazing nominees and tell us which one you think is the best for you, the user. Remember, you can only vote once, so make it count.

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Category Sponsors

  • Best Consumer Solution

    Best Consumer Solution

    The ENTERTAINER App gives you hundreds of exclusive Buy One Get One Free offers for restaurants, spas, attractions, hotels and more. Explore your city like never before (and save big while you’re at it).
  • Best Enterprise Solution

    Best Enterprise Solution

    Accenture solves our clients' toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.
  • Most Innovative Solution

    Most Innovative Solution

    SnapScan is the perfect mobile payment solution to enable easy payments for your customers. We combine the agility and speed of a small local startup with the industry knowledge and experience of Standard Bank, Africa’s biggest bank. As a team, we love solving difficult problems, especially when it comes to making fast, easy mobile payments possible!
  • Best Educational Solution

    Best Educational Solution

    Fox Networks Group is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox. FNG consists of Fox Television Group, which includes Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television; FOX Sports Media Group; Fox Cable Networks, which includes FX Networks and National Geographic Partners; and Fox Networks Group Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Together these units create, program and distribute the world's most popular entertainment, sports, and nonfiction programming.
  • Best Gaming Solution

    Best Gaming Solution

    In 2012 mLab Southern Africa (Mobile Applications Laboratory NPC) launched as a mobile technology accelerator with the aim of supporting innovative new startups and to unlock the mobile apps economy. Since then we have grown into an open innovation lab which includes programmes that support skills development through our own and partner code academies, facilitated co-creation seasons with industry and public sector partners and we continue to build on our successes as a local tech start-up lab.
  • Best Health Solution

    Best Health Solution

    SENTECH is the premier provider of electronic communications network services in the broadcasting and communications industry. SENTECH is licensed to provide Electronic Communications Network Services (ECNS) and Electronic Communications Services (ECS) services. As a key industry player in telecommunications and multimedia markets, SENTECH enables broadcasting and digital content services to corporate institutions, government departments and state-owned entities. SENTECH operates approximately 330 terrestrial broadcast sites and a satellite platform to provide signal distribution services for television and radio. SENTECH has infrastructure that provides up linking and down linking of programmes via satellite and can be used for bi-directional communications as well as for DTH (direct to home) broadcasts. Our masts at high sites are used for the broadcast of television and radio to the public. These facilities are also utilised by other telecommunications services providers such as cellular phone operators, wireless internet service providers, government entities and private telecommunications companies.
  • Best Breakthrough Developer

    Best Breakthrough Developer

    SENTECH is the premier provider of electronic communications network services in the broadcasting and communications industry. SENTECH is licensed to provide Electronic Communications Network Services (ECNS) and Electronic Communications Services (ECS) services. As a key industry player in telecommunications and multimedia markets, SENTECH enables broadcasting and digital content services to corporate institutions, government departments and state-owned entities. SENTECH operates approximately 330 terrestrial broadcast sites and a satellite platform to provide signal distribution services for television and radio. SENTECH has infrastructure that provides up linking and down linking of programmes via satellite and can be used for bi-directional communications as well as for DTH (direct to home) broadcasts. Our masts at high sites are used for the broadcast of television and radio to the public. These facilities are also utilised by other telecommunications services providers such as cellular phone operators, wireless internet service providers, government entities and private telecommunications companies.
  • Best Incubated Solution

    Best Incubated Solution

    The Solution Space provides an ecosystem for early-stage startups and an R&D platform for corporates to experiment with emerging business models. We exist to inspire, nurture and equip entrepreneurs. Our 12 weeks Incubation Programme is designed to build viable and scalable businesses. Two programmes are run each year, the Venture Incubation Programme in partnership with MTN Group, and the Impact Venture Incubation Programme in partnership with the Bertha Center. With the brightest minds on our doorstep and in our alumni network, the Solution Space focuses its support for startups on their journey from idea to market-fit and fosters innovation and entrepreneurship across our campus. We believe inspiration unlocks bold new ideas, and that through nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs with key skills and resources we will see breakthrough businesses develop from our Solution Space.
  • Best South African Solution

    Best South African Solution

    ITWeb is South Africa’s leading business technology-focused publisher, with media products and services that span online, print and events. A trusted source of relevant news, information and analysis, ITWeb's media platforms cater for IT professionals and decision-makers as well as tech-savvy CEOs across the private and public sectors. ITWeb's Brainstorm magazine is an influential monthly publication, reaching 12 000 readers with its issue-driven, ‘big picture’ stories on the role of technology in driving business imperatives. The ITWeb Events division delivers conferences such as the BI Summit and Security Summit, that have become definitive annual think tanks for industry experts and practitioners.
  • Best Women in STEM

    Best Women in STEM

    Started 20 years ago, Tshikululu Social Investments is South Africa’s leading corporate social investment manager. Led by a team of innovators, strategists and specialists, Tshikululu provides private sector entities with a one-stop service to undertake comprehensive and strategic social investment and community gratn-making in line with national and international development trends. This ensures impact is both measurable and meaningful.
  • Best Financial Solution

    Best Financial Solution

    IG empowers informed, decisive, adventurous people to access opportunities in financial markets. We were established in 1974 as the world’s first spread betting firm, and today is the world’s largest CFD provider, a global leader in online trading and the winner of multiple global awards. We provide trading and investment services to clients worldwide, and have sales offices in 14 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the US. Our head office is in the City of London and IG Markets South Africa Limited is based in Sandton, Johannesburg.
  • People's Choice Award

    People's Choice Award

    Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology ( ICT ) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world.
  • Best Agricultural Solution

    Best Agricultural Solution

    PIONEER is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Our current product portfolio in South Africa includes maize, soybeans and sunflower. Our slogan is “With you from the word “GO””. With that we commit to be there for the farmer from beginning to end by providing agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability, in order to create sustainable agricultural systems. Our overall purpose is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come.