With regards to innovations across the world, Africans in the tech space are forces to reckon with. Talking of achievements, discoveries and innovations in the programming and apps development world, the Africa Continent can’t be forgotten amongst the technology giants on the globe. From online tutor apps to website designing apps to social leaning apps, Africans have been at the top of their game in the tech industry.
Here are some apps and software made by Africans.
Founded by Nigerian born tech entrepreneur Obanor Chukwuwezam and Ogunlana Olumide in 2013, PrepClass is an academic solutions provider offering a customized learning program for each and every student. They have learning programs to fit any need, whether it’s in-home tutoring or online test prep. The platform that contains a lot of past question material that allows students practice online and understand their areas of strength and weaknesses.
Yola is a website builder and website hosting company founded by South African-born entrepreneur, Vinny Lingham in 2007. It allows you to create website without programming and graphic design skills. Its drag and drop system allows users to incorporate widgets without knowing HTML.
Gamsole is an African based mobile game production company founded in 2012 by a Google Student Ambassador and Computer Science graduate from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Abiola Olaniran. Gamsole creates games for android windows and java platform.
Obami founded in 2009 by Barbara Mallinson, Obami is a social learning network that connects everyone within the education space – from teachers, learners and parents, to trainers and mentors as well as business management, NGO’s and government. The platform allows for the creating and sharing of educational resources, while providing a powerful assessment module to improve learner participation and performance.
Obami has been recognised as one the most innovative technologies in the world by UNESCO, Netexplo, Deloitte, Air-France and partners. It has also been identified as one of the top 20 start-ups in Africa by Forbes.
An online invite-only professional dating network created by Yaw Boateng and Tunde Kehinde in 2011. Bandeka is an invite-only online community where well-educated Africans can connect with other equally successful professionals, thereby building lasting relationships over the long term.
Jobberman.com founded in 2009, Jobberman is West Africa’s most search engine and aggregator. They help employers fill their vacancies quickly and cost-effectively by giving them access to the most relevant pool of qualified job-seekers.