BY AMIN NIANG
Applications were at the heart of the Mobile Party event celebrating Mobile Senegal’s five years on Friday, August 23rd, 2013.
During the event, the finalists of the 4th Mobile Development Competition made their presentations. After noting that many applications quickly died off after their development for lack of support, this contest wanted to encourage the participants to launch mobile applications that would go all the way to completion and placing them on the various stores. Most participants were newbies in the mobile development world and used jQuery Mobile technology. .
At the end of the contest, the following 3 apps were presented:
- Jarmob, a tool dedicated to fashion designers so that they can show-case their craft
- SenCivique, an application geared towards inciting citizens into their civic duties
- CasTour, a mobile platform that highlights Casamance’s touristic appeal.
Jarmob won the contest. Each of the team members has received a developer’s kit, a NetBook and a gift card. CasaTour and SenCivique were respectively second and third.
The audience awarded the application called African Urban Transport.