Claude Ayitey
Mar 21, 2017 · 2 min read

After holding 3 successful previous editions of the MTN Apps Challenge, MTN launched MTN Apps Challenge v4.0 in September last year. Over that period, several developers pitched, developed and submitted their apps, presenting to a well-selected jury, in January.

When developers submitted their apps to the judges two months ago, MTN streamed the MTN Apps Challenge v4.0 Presentations via their Facebook and YouTube accounts, giving all an access to see the work most of the developers had put into building those apps. This would also give future applicants an idea of how the apps were judged, and the kind of questions asked, etc. to help them prepare for adequately.

On the night of 21st March, MTN held the awards ceremony at the MTN House, presenting the various awards to the developers who had won in the several categories. We put together a list of all the winners, announced on the night. It was great to see the work of developers rewarded at the awards ceremony. Over all, about GHS300000 was gifted to these winners for their efforts and dedication.

Senior High School

  • Gold — Red Button (PRESEC)
  • Silver — School Profile (Keta SHS)
  • Bronze — Sunu, the Jumper (Accra Academy SHS)

Tertiary Project


  • Winner — Telekare

Animations (Animated Videos)

  • Winner — Monuments



  • Passco


  • Amatsi


Games & Entertainment

  • Counters Ball Pro


  • SmartGas

Animated Videos

  • Agorkoli — Bronze
  • SkyHigh — Silver Award
  • The Bird and the Kite — Gold Award
  • Award for Participation — Octobia

Special Awards

  • Most Promising App Developer — Aminu Abdul Manaf, Yenkasa
  • Most Challenging Project — Alikoto
  • Most Promising Project — Scarecrow
  • Best SHS Supervisor — Mr. Paul Herlu (ICT Department, KETASCO)
  • Best Tertiary Supervisor — Dr. Kofi Amoako Agyemang (Comm. Design, KNUST)

Overall Winner — Amatsi

It’s no surprise the emphasis being put on Internet of Things during competitions this year, and this saw the inclusion of several IoT apps, which were awarded. This year’s theme was “Empowering the Youth in Improving Innovative data Projects”, supported by IPMC, ZTE, a multinational telecommunication company and Huawei.” The Apps Challenge has grown to become one of the most anticipating app competitions, mostly because of the amount of cash awarded, and the screening processes as well. It just gets better. Congrats to all participating developers.

Originally published at gharage.


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Claude Ayitey

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I work on UX/UI, studied Computer Science, loved software enough to attend @MESTGhana and helped found @DevCongress. I play the piano. Also founded @BoughtSpot.



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