We had previously announced Google’s launch of the Android Developer Challenge here. The company just announced its sub-Saharan Africa finalists. It received hundreds of applications from 19 African countries. Check out some of the shortlisted applications below.
Entertainment / Media / Games
- Human Droid, Kenya – a game that lets players battle one another virtually while in the same physical location.
- What’s Happening?, Kenya – an events and entertainment finder in Nairobi that could be customized for other cities.
- Matatu, Uganda – a two player competitive card game.
- Slate Racer, South Africa – a time trial racing game.
- Gliese – South Africa, a 2D platformer game.
- Bawo Board Game, South Africa – an app for a popular African board game.
- Afrinolly, Nigeria – an app to watch African movie trailers and track the stars.
- Ha!! Buggy, Senegal – a fast-paced racing game.
- Ayo, Nigeria – an app for an ancient board game of strategy from West Africa.
Social Networking / Communication
- SMS Tweetbox, Kenya – an app that connects smartphone and non-smartphone users through SMS.
- Seekika, Kenya – a mobile audio storytelling application.
- Olalashe, Kenya – an open source SOS and alerting mapping app.
- Dribble, South Africa – a geo-social networking service that allows users to leave location-based messages.
- Cnectd, South Africa – a cross-platform mobile messaging app for smartphones.
- Setswana Phrases, Malawi – a phrase dictionary of the Setswana language.
- Nomad, Togo – an app that pushes notifications for a social network called Oasis.
- TextOnMotion, Nigeria – an app that allows you to navigate and text at the same time.
- Yandda!, Nigeria – an app that engraves your signature at any location for others to discover.
Productivity / Tools / Local / Geo
- GPS Tanzania Guide, Tanzania – a tourist and business guide to Tanzania.
- Shoppers’ Delight, Kenya – an app that assists shoppers, comparing prices across several supermarkets.
- Rush Hour, Kenya – an app that helps drivers navigate the streets of Nairobi with speed and safety.
- Wedding Plandroid, South Africa – an app that makes planning a wedding easy and helps to get brides and grooms ready for their big day.
- Booka, South Africa – an app that helps locate nearest car dealers, book a car in for a service, and track the progress of a service request.
- SpotIt, South Africa – an app that lets users find and report animals while on safari.
- UniDayz, Ghana – an app that helps university students better manage and prioritize their coursework.
- Breeze Through Service, Nigeria – an app that enables services providers to improve the quality of their services and strategic business decisions.
- Wise Africa, Republic of Guinea – an African proverbs crowdsourcing app for Android.
- Esoko, Ghana – a market app for agricultural goods that allows users to track inventory and find the best price.