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MTN Business App winners announced

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The top six winners in the MTN Business App of the Year challenge have been announced.
The competition aimed to unearth innovative and customised apps that will create a distinct customer experience.

WumDrop was selected the winner in the Best Enterprise category and overall winner for their courier and fleet management application that allows users to pick up or deliver anything, anywhere and anytime in realtime.

Developed by Benjamin Claassen and Muneeb Samuels, the WumDrop app is available to business clients and can be incorporated in their e-commerce offering.

Other winners include DStv Now in the Best Consumer App 2015 category, Vula Mobile scooped the Most Innovative App 2015 category, CPUT Mobile walked away with the Best Enterprise Development App 2015 category, EskomSePush won the Best Breakthrough Developer App 2015 category, while M4JAM was conferred the Best Wild Card App 2015 category.

“We are encouraged by the level of innovation and creativity that were showcased at the 2015 MTN Business App of the Year Awards,” says Alpheus Mangale, chief enterprise officer for MTN Business South Africa. “We wish to congratulate our overall winner and runner-ups for investing their time and energy to bring solutions to everyday challenges facing the enterprise sector.

“We are also reinvigorated by the active participation of the developers in this competition as it complement our strategic intent of driving sustainable growth and developing new opportunities to ensure the delivery of a bold new digital world,” Mangale adds.

“The key to this year’s challenge was not to simply add another new App to the current line-up, but to look for an innovative idea that is set to add value and change the way business is conducted. It is for this very reason that MTN Business uses technology as a catalyst to enable and inspire its customers’ sustainable growth and development – not only in South Africa but throughout the continent.”

Since MTN Business started on this journey in 2012, the intention has always been to create an enabling environment for South African developers and provide them with opportunities to compete in the global market. This has resulted in some of the previous winners going on to top the international and local app download charts.