MTN Business App of the year winners announced

The winners of the first ever MTN Business App of the year awards were announced Wednesday at an awards ceremony hosted at The Venue in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.

The judges had to go through over 160 entries submitted to shortlist three finalists in each of the 10 categories set.

The 4-judge bench and the audience, as the ‘fifth judge’, selected the winner from the shortlisted finalist via electronic voting pads.

The general manager for business marketing at MTN Business, Nomalanga Nkosi said that making a difference through technological innovation is achievable when there’s collaboration.

The MTN Business App of the Year is a real reflection of finding talented South Africans that are driving such mobility and exploring the potential that Apps have for social and economic development, he said.

The FNB Banking app team was crowned the overall best App of the Year for 2012, including the ‘Best Consumer iOS App’, ‘Best Consumer Android App’ and ‘Best BlackBerry App’.

Nkosi congratulated the team saying its passion for application development, innovation, alongside an understanding of the broader business market, expertise and dedication had certainly paid off.

The winners for each category were:

*Best iOS App (consumer): FNB Banking App;

*Best IOS app (enterprise): HealthID (from Discovery);

*Best BlackBerry app: FNB Banking App;

*Best Android app (enterprise): TransUnion Dealers’ Guide;

*Best Android app (consumer): FNB Banking App;

*Best HTML5 app: RapidTargets;

*Best Windows app: Matchy;

*Most innovative app: Plascon Inspire Me;

*Best Garage Developer app: PhraZapp;

*Best Overall App: FNB Banking App.

Some of the featured apps will be placed on the soon-to-be launched MTN App store.

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