Pivot East apps finalists named

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Pivot East apps finalists named

Pivot East has announced the 25 final finalists in the Pivot East regional mobile apps competition.

This year’s theme was “Innovation and Enterprise” and the following topics are to be used to expound on the theme:

• Opportunities of entrepreneurship in the East Africa Region

• Financing challenges in the regional technological scene

• Role of corporate in stimulating innovation

• Social impact and the Social enterprise

• Role of innovation in driving the regional economy

Pivot East is described as this year’s edition of the region’s premier mobile apps / developer competition held successfully in 2011 under the name Pivot 25.

A panel of judges drawn from industry in the last two weeks extensively analysed details of 50 semi-finalists of the Pivot East regional mobile apps competition. The process culminated in the selection of 25 applications which will be pitched at this year’s Pivot East conference. The conference will be at Ole Sereni Hotel on 5th and 6th of June 2012 where five category winners will get USD10,000 each in prize money.

The finalists of Pivot East in 2012 are:

Financial Services Category

Application

Brief description

Company

Country

MobiKash

A mobile commerce platform that is agnostic to mobile network operators

MobiKash Afrika Limited

Kenya

mCollector

An App based on the use of Mobile Money to send bulk payment from a group to the MFI

Software Group Ke Ltd

Kenya

Pay4Us

An App that unites mobile money and micro-finance by offering financial collaboration

Zege Technologies Ltd

Kenya

SchoolBursar

Streamlines the process of receiving and managing payments at schools through M-Pesa

Fomobi Solutions

Kenya

Chamapro

A platform that helps informal financial self-help groups and savings clubs digitize their information management and record keeping

Bityarn Consult Company Ltd

Kenya

Business and Resource Management Category

Application

Brief Description

Company

Country

Get-it! App

An App that Facilitates restaurant goers to know the location of restaurants on the go.

Sail Ltd

Rwanda

Dairy Sacco App

A mobile credit tool on agricultural cooperatives that provide inputs and merchandise to their members on credit against produce deliveries.

Infocentra Ltd

Kenya

SMS Offline and Online virtual Market place

A platform that integrates money transfer and delivery of goods and services.

Bei Nafuu Ltd

Kenya

Easy Order

SMS based ordering and supply chain management application that simplifies the way customers order for goods from manufacturers and distributors.

Easy Order Operations

Rwanda

SMS Based Health Insurance Members Verification

Verification system for health insurance of members when they go to access services at hospitals.

Multics Systems Co.Ltd

Tanzania

Entertainment Category

Application

Brief Description

Company

Country

TUBET

Enables users especially football fans to place and collect bets

Squad Digital Ltd

Kenya

Ma3racer

A racing game set on the busy Nairobi highways

Planet Rackus Ltd

Kenya

Mingle

A chat app

Dotideas Technology Ltd

Kenya

Angry Kenyans

A satirical mobile game aimed at mocking the Villains in the daily life of Kenyans

Xema Labs Ltd

Kenya

Tough Jungle

An action game app with an African jungle setting

Elan Telemedia Ltd

Kenya

Mobile Society Category

Application

Brief Description

Company

Country

MPrep

An SMS-based study solution for students, teachers, and schools

M-Prep Ltd

Kenya

eLimu

An ed-tech initiative that is focused on Primary School education

Elimu Foundation

Kenya

StorySpaces

A digital storytelling portal

The Kuyu Project

Uganda

mpoultry

Brooder poultry monitoring using a mobile phone

MLFocus (U) Ltd

Uganda

Sarura

An application which provides weather updates and agricultural advice to farmers

Osca Connect Ltd

Rwanda

Utilities category

Application

Brief Description

Company

Country

Crowdpesa

Location based service that enables its users to find the nearest Financial and Retail services.

Space Kenya Networks Ltd.

Kenya

Mafuta Go

Helps users find the nearest fuel stations with the prices and Services that best suit their needs.

AppsDivision Ltd

Uganda

6ix degrees

A system that allows users to back up all their contacts and later restore them when need arises

Binary Science Ltd

Kenya

mTracker

An app that enables users manage security of their possessions

Fomobi Solutions

Kenya

m-verified

An application for Verification of documents legitimacy

Mobilab Ltd

Kenya

 



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