The winners of the 2013 Vodafone Safaricom Appstar challenge have been announced.
Kenyan app Automs.gs has won the 2013 Appstar Challenge – a partnership between Safaricom and Vodafone designed to give support mobile app developers in emerging markets.
At the finals in Nairobi yesterday, Joe Njeru’s Automs.gs was named the overall winner.
About The App (Automs.gs)
Automs.gs is an SMS scheduler app that allows the automatic sending of personalized text messages on pre-scheduled dates.
India’s Kunal Mahajan’s Matchbox puzzle game app was the runner up, while South Africa’s Kholofelo Moyaba took third place with the GoMetro commuter information app.
A total of 2,200 apps developers registered for this year’s Appstar challenge and eight developers from Kenya, India, South Africa and Tanzania reached the finals to compete for cash prizes valued at USD 22,000.