Kenya’s money-transfer application, M-Pesa, revolutionised day-to-day banking for millions in rural areas who do not have access to traditional banks.
KUZA Doctor is an app which gave huge support to farmers with critical knowledge to increase their rates of production while learning the value of conservation farming.
With 20% of Africa’s 1.1 billion-strong population now online, and 70% of internet users using mobile phones, the impact of applications is set to reverberate across social, political and economic spaces.
The uptake of apps across the continent has been surprisingly high, in Kenya 99% of internet access is from a mobile device, 61% of views on BBC’s mobile site are from Nigeria and in South Africa 84% of mobile users have downloaded a mobile app.
Hidden amongst car racing apps, sex position apps, Bible and Qur’an apps, apps that hide folders and pimp your screen apps were the dating apps.
Almost half of all African countries have a dating app in their top 100 list and, surprisingly, the most popular dating app on the continent was Grindr, an app specifically designed for homosexual or bisexual men.
Mobile applications are slowly transforming African society.
Whether you're down for dating or looking for love, Her is certainly worth a download. (At least if you stay off Tinder, that is.) Mesh offers you a chance to "de-clutter your dating experience," thanks to their "patent-pending Mismatch," which "automatically filters sub-par messages to a Mismatch folder." Sounds like a dream.
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Not a money-back guarantee, exactly, but an incentive to roll up your sleeves and join if marriage or an LTR is what you're after. But Jaumo is, in fact, the highest-rated dating app, according to Applause, an app-quality company.
Bumble has really taken the dating game by storm of late. The popular app allows you to "share your moments," which will appeal to those who are Snapchat-obsessed, and promises to simplify "flirting and looking for a partner," which can be one and the same on this app.