Africa Live Wins Africa App Quest

2013-09-11 11:10
Cape Town -  Africa Live, a live game sighting map, has been named the winner of the Africa App Quest competition at the E-Tourism Africa Summit 2013 held in Cape Town.
 
With over 70 entries from across Africa, four finalists were selected in the last round of the Africa App Quest, sponsored by Visa and South African Tourism.

Africa Live received US $10 000 (about R99 800 at R9.98/$) in prize money and the Africa App Quest trophy.

William Price, South African Tourism’s Global E-Marketing Manager, said the Africa App Quest was a tough decision in selecting the top finalists.

“Originally there were only three slots but we had a tie for the third place, so it was ideal to see four very strong, dynamic apps showcased to our audience at the E-Tourism Africa Summit for the final judging. The audience made their decision and we congratulate the Africa Live team from South Africa for their app”, said Price.

The other three finalists included Activity Bridge - a web based platform to sell tourism activities, Tourism Radio - a device that combines GPS and location based information for self-drive holidays, Pixshare Africa - a photo sharing social media platform for travel businesses.

Rob Maclean, the Managing Director from Satpack Travel, the company behind Africa Live, said, "We created Africa Live as we saw a strong need in the market place for a platform for people to share their wildlife sightings instantly. With over 70 apps being entered into the competition, we are thrilled to have received the title and this will certainly encourage us to continue seeking opportunities that can assist the growing travel population. However, special thanks must be given to Visa and South African Tourism for recognising the importance of technology in tourism.”





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