The winners of the EAA Apps for African City Life Competition is team Shinsekai from Senegal for their Arclean application which aims to support environmental sanitation and and hygiene development in cities.
Second and third prizes will go to two Kenyan teams, Easy Parking for their application aimed at helping motorists locate and pay for available parking areas thus reducing fuel consumption, and Tokelezea for their app which enables individuals locate events and places around them and share the information with their friends.
Ericsson's Sub-Saharan Africa Marketing and Strategy Head Shiletsi Makhofane said "Applications are an integral part of our vision for the Networked Society. Arclean developed an application that addresses global sustainability, and will improve the quality of life on the continent. We applaud them, and share the team’s commitment to connecting people across Africa and beyond to a better life.”
The Apps for African City Life Competition was run as part of the 2013 Ericsson Application Awards, an annual global competition for application developers. Winners were selected based on level of innovation and originality, relevance to the theme and business potential.
All participants in the regional competition are also automatically entered into the global competition where they stand a chance to win 25.000 Euro