CIMG Telecommunications company of the year, Vodafone Ghana, has led the way in celebrating technological innovation and talent in Ghana with its Appstar Challenge Contest.

The mobile app contest was introduced by the company this year to recognise and reward app developers in the mobile applications industry in the country. The winners are also offered an opportunity to compete internationally with other app developers to showcase the talent inherent in the country.

Four apps were shortlisted for the awards during the grand finale held at the Fiesta Royale Hotel with Vicinity and Africa Legends apps emerging winners in two categories: Start-up and Established apps.

The winners took home cheques of GHS10, 000 each as well as an all-expense paid trip to India to represent Ghana at the Global Appstar competition on15th January, 2015.

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Julius Owusu-Kyerematen, Director of Strategy and Innovation at Vodafone Ghana said:

“As a company we are determined to ensure that we maintain our position as pioneers and leaders in the telecommunications sector and this we do by our continuous support for unbridled creativity and innovation. The introduction of an app

contest is our approach to pioneering mobile innovation in Ghana and this we will continue to do.”

Vicinity App is a location and social based application for smartphones. The app helps users to easily navigate for locations around them; taking the stress out of scattered online search engines. The app was developed by Aberdeen Adelu,

Priscilla Hazel and Barnabas Nsoh. Africa’s Legends is a content distribution app for delivering Africa’s Legends content

(games, comics and additional content) to consumers. Africa’s Legends is a superhero series from Leti Arts influenced by folklore and historic legends from across Africa. The App was developed by Leti Games Limited.

The contest was opened for anyone with the capability to develop a cool app in any of the listed platforms – Blackberry, Android, J2ME, Windows Phone, iOS.

For further information, please contact the Vodafone Ghana Press Information Line on 020 340 1313. You can also connect with Vodafone Ghana at: www.facebook.com/vodafoneghana or through our BB pin 23C0D157.

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