If you entered an App in the ForgetMeNot Africa eTXT Apps Challenge, we have some good news for you today. ForgetMeNot Africa just released the shortlist of the apps that will fight it out at the finals event, the Test Drive, to be held in Harare in a little over a week from now.
If you made it into this shortlist, we’d like to say congratulations to you! If you didn’t, well, we wish you the best next time, but we also wish that you not give up on the idea and instead, work to refine it or pivot with a new angle. Remember the big picture here is the new API and its platform, and not just all about this challenge. ForgetMeNot will still be accepting and reviewing apps for possible launch on the Econet mobile network.
Here’s the FMNA announcement and list of entries that made it:
The Apps Challenge Test Drive Final will be held over the weekend of the 15th/16th/17th June 2012at the Econet Wireless Cyber Café, situated at Montagu Shopping Centre in Harare. Winning teams/individuals can refine their ideas whilst working with mentors of ForgetMeNot Africa, JumpStart Community and Econet Wireless. On Sunday 17th June, the final ideas, code and business case from each App will be presented to the judging panel and the winner will be then be announced.
We are pleased to announce the ZeTXT Apps Challenge Test Drive shortlist (in no particular order) :
- Lloyd Zakeo
- SMS Dictionary
- Gedion Moyo
- Taurai Benhura
- Ndafara Tsamba
- SMS Assistant
- Tawanda Kembo
- I Paid a Bribe
- Douglas Chifetete
- Tanaka Mutakwa
- Musikawedu (Our Market Place)
Congratulations to the selected developers, we will be in contact to confirm your selection and to offer evaluation points for your Apps. Developers who haven’t made the shortlist need not despair, as Apps can continually be submitted for an opportunity to be potentially launched after the Competition deadline has passed.
Shortlisted developers are urged to work to ensure their app is polished and working well by using the “FMNA Sandbox Testing App” (http://api.forgetmenotafrica.com). The more work you have evidently put into your Apps could prove crucial when the winner is determined.
See you at the Test Drive!