South Africa based travel app, Tourism Radio has scooped a slot at the at Africa App Quest 2013, a travel application competition held in conjunction with the 6th Annual E-Tourism Africa Summit.
The competition saw over 70 applications from across Africa and only 6 were ushered as the finalists of the challenge.
Tourims Radio was selected due to their “use innovative thinking and technology to produce creative, dynamic opportunities to increase and improve tourism in Africa”.
Tourism Radio CEO Mark Allewell says, “We’re delighted just to have been given the opportunity to take part in this year’s Africa App Quest and are more than happy to claim the title as one of the top apps on the continent.
“As a Cape Town-based developer, we’re constantly looking for ways to showcase South African apps on a global scale, and we’re sure Wildlife Africa Live will be able to hold the torch high. We look forward to improving our offerings in preparation for next year’s competition.”
Allewell maintains the company looks at apps not only from the mobile phone perspective, “We’ve produced location-aware travel technology for eight years now, and have firmly set our sights on wearable computer platforms like Google Glass. That is the future of travel, and the next evolutionary step for Tourism Radio.”
Judges included representatives from E-Tourism Frontiers, South African Tourism, VISA, the Kenya Tourist Board, and TripAdvisor.