Winners of the Android Developers Challenge, Sub Saharan Africa – Afrinolly (Nigeria), Olalashe (Kenya) and Shoppers’ Delight (Kenya)

Google recently announced the winners of this year’s Android Developers Challenge. The challenge was keenly contested by a ost of Android apps across the following verticals: entertainment, media and games; social networking and communication; and productivity, tools, and local and geo services.

The following applications emerged as winners:


Afrinolly – Nigeria
Team: FansConnectOnline Limited
Afrinolly brings African movies to your pocket, allowing you to watch movie trailers, read entertainment news and gossip, track celebs, listen to music and share it all with your friends.


Olalashe – Kenya
Team: David Lemayian, Capefield Ltd.
Olalashe (which means “brother” in Maasai) is a geo-alert application that can help you communicate when you’re in trouble, through a widget that can send your location and a pre-set message to your ‘In Case of Emergency’ contacts with the push of a button.


Shoppers’ Delight – Kenya
Team: Elan Telemedia Ltd
Shoppers’ Delight is a shopping application that allows shoppers to compare product prices across different area supermarkets. The app also helps shoppers discover bargains and relevant sales, and access maps and health information.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

According to Google:

Each winner will be awarded $25,000 to help them build and grow their business, and will receive additional mentoring from Google employees to help them make their app even better. Our judges also gave honorable mention to finalist apps Rainbow Racer and Wedding Plandroid; the developers of those apps will each receive $5,000.


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