The 2013 MTN Business App of the Year Awards are now open for entry. The coveted awards celebrate individuals, corporate and businesses with the most innovative mobile apps in South Africa.

This is the second edition of the awards and organisers believe it will be the biggest event to date.

“We are in a bold new digital world where developers are able to push the envelope in improving the lives of people and enhancing business efficiency. MTN Business is a proud supporter of these prestigious awards that seeks to showcase the best local talent,” says Nomalanga Nkosi, GM: Business at MTN SA.

Apps can be submitted in the following categories:
* Best Android app;
* Best IOS app;
* Best Blackberry app;
* Best Windows app;
* Most innovative app; and
* Best independent (garage) developer.

The judges this year include Melissa Attree, a renowned social media expert; Kojo Baffoe, the editor of Destiny Man magazine; Toby Shapshak, the editor of Stuff magazine; Jonathan Hoehler, the manager of mobile technologies at Deloitte Digital; and Max Stone, a divisional director at Pinnacle Africa.

They will produce a shortlist of finalists in each of the categories after an extensive selection process which includes one-on-one presentations. Members of the audience will be able to vote for the Best Overall App on the evening.