is a competition launched by MTN Cameroon in July 2015 to accelerate innovation in the developer community and entrepreneurs in the country and help make startups succeed in Cameroon. The 3 winners were announced Yesterday. They are in order of merit TIKA, E-Pension Facilitator and I-Djangui.

In order to impact the digital ecosystem of Cameroon, MTN in partnership with and ActivSpaces initiated MTN Innovation Challenge. All developers competing are to be based in Cameroon, offer web applications, android, windows 8 and windows phone. Also, applications developed were required to integrate the MTN Mobile Money service.

230applicationswere competing, of which 10were selected for the final. Those are:

1- i-Djangui (Android): Mobile app to manage “Djangui” via MTN Mobile Money.

2- Soso (Web): Platform to manage electronic tickets for events. Developers

3- Gospel Media (Web): Platform to find gospel books, songs and movies.

4- Mobile Mart (Android): Point of Sale solution with Mobile Money support

5- MTN Wallet (Android): App for Mobile money operations.

6- MboaTaxi (Android) : Taxi reservation app (Uber for Cameroon).

7- Trackr (Android): Help users find points of interest such as restaurants, Bakeries, Mobile money points.

8- E-pension facilitator (Web): CNPS contribution via Mobile Money.

9- 3G+ TV (Android): Series/movies/TV/Radio on demand platform (Netflix for Cameroon).

10- Tika (Android): Transport (bus or train) reservation app.

Finally, TIKA, E-Pension Facilitator and I Djangui were designated winners of the contest. Each winner received a check for 1 million FCFA and will incubate startups for 6 months to make a profitable business.

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