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MTN App of the Year Awards close for entries on 7 July

The third MTN App of the Year Awards competition closes for entries on 7 July 2014.
This year's awards are the result of a partnership between MTN Business, Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia, Mlab and the Core Group and will be adjudicated by an independent panel of judges who are experts in the fields of technology and media.

Judges include technology journalist and editor of Stuff magazine Toby Shapshak; 702 broadcaster and technophile Aki Anastasiou; Net1 Mobile Solutions and Mobile Monday South Africa's Jonathan Hoehler; Destiny Man Magazine editor Kojo Baffoe and Pinnacle Africa's Max Stone.

Innovative products

Winning the awards is not only a prestigious honour in recognition of world class App development work, it is also a boost for business and nets developers some well-deserved and highly sought after prizes. The 2013 App of the Year Overall Winner SnapScan has become a highly successful mobile-based payment platform. Developer FireID's Kobus Ehlers says the awards are a great opportunity for developers to display their innovative products, and helped his company to bring new merchants into the ecosystem for SnapScan.

Individuals, start-ups and businesses can submit their apps (developed within the last year) for consideration for the awards to in the following categories:
    • Best iOS App - Enterprise
    • Best iOS App - Consumer
    • Best Android App - Consumer
    • Best Android App - Enterprise
    • Best App use of Microsoft Cloud Services
    • Best App for the Microsoft Platform
    • Best Garage Developer App
    • Most Innovative App
The judging panel will also choose an overall App of the Year from entries across the categories.

Judges will be considering apps on the following criteria:
    • ease of use, including intuitive design and simplicity of function
    • added value, showing improved functionality, solving business or consumer problems
    • And primarily: excellent examples of home-grown innovation.
The MTN Business App of the Year Awards will culminate in an awards ceremony on 14 August at The Venue, Melrose Arch in Johannesburg.