Mest start-ups pick top prizes at 1st Mobile Apps Showcase
At the first ever Mobile Application Showcase competition in Ghana, two Mest start-ups, Saya Mobile and Nandimobile picked up the 1st and 2nd prizes respectfully. Kwamena Appiah-Kubi came 3rd with his innovative SMS Tweetbox.
The event was organised by the Mobile Consortium team and sponsored by industry big wigs such as Indigo Trust, InMobi, and Busy Internet. The event attracted a significant number of individuals with interest in technology and mobile applications. It sought to throw more light on pressing topics such as Monetizing mobile applications, etc. The event also offered tech companies the opportunity to exhibit their services. On the day exhibiting organisations included, Letigames, Sproxil, Nandimobile, Esoko, MoTech. Dozens of participants engaged the exhibitors with questions with the aim of understanding the mobile technologies and the value they provided.
At the latter part of the event, the Appcircus Mobile Apps Competition was put together as the various mobile apps were presented to an attentive audience. In the end the judges voted Saya Mobile winner of the first ever Appcircus Mobile Competition in Ghana. The Mest start-up picked up the top prize of an i-Pad 2 and cash prize of Ghc 2,000. Saya Mobile is a mobile chatting application targeted towards feature phones. With this, the winning company gets to be nominated to represent Ghana at the Mobile Congress in Barcelona in 2012.