We are thrilled to introduce a new and exciting element to the App of the Year competition.

The MTN Business App Academy is an online app development course, during which you will be tutored and mentored by experts in the field, ensuring you receive the practical skills required for a future career in app development.

Each participant must have an existing app solution or idea in mind, which will then be explored and developed over the training period. This will culminate an a massive online hackathon, giving you the chance to use your new knowledge to build your solutions.

At the end of this time, each solution will be entered into the App of the Year Awards under the AppPULSE category. As with all our categories, the best contenders will be whittled down to a top five after a one-on-one presentation to our judges, with the ultimate winner and special mentions announced at the Awards gala evening.


  • In order to be eligible for the AppPULSE category, all participants must under-go the training and develop an original, workable solution