CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

17 August 2014

South Africa: Live Inspect Wins MTN APP Contest in South Africa

LIVE Inspect has emerged winner of the annual MTN Business "App of the Year" awards that took place recently in Johannesburg.

LIVE Inspect is an app designed to help speed up and improve the accuracy and ease of performing inspections on behalf of insurers.

"This year's awards showed that the mobile developer talent pool in South Africa is increasing every year and the country can compete with the best in the world," said Kanagaratnam Lambotharan, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, MTN South Africa.

The Business App of the Year contest celebrates local talent and highlights innovations of South African developers.

Commenting on the new app, Lambotharan said, "The App is designed to help insurance underwriters perform fast accurate vehicle inspections from the comfort of their smartphone. Details can be logged quickly in the straightforward interface and details like tax disc bar codes, drivers' licences and photos of car damage can be captured using the phone's camera."

Other winners in the 2014 edition of the competition were: SuperSport (best iOS app, Consumer category), SyncMobile (best iOS app, Enterprise category), My Belongings (best Android app , Consumer category), LIVE Inspect (best Android app, Enterprise segment) and Vigo (best App use of Microsoft Cloud Services). The others were Zapper (best App for the Microsoft Platform), Rea Vaya (best Garage Developer app) and Wildlife Tracker (most Innovative app).

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