Ericsson has announced that Africa will soon become the global leader in mobile apps development; the company also revealed that the deadline for this year’s Ericsson Application Awards is February 28. It revealed that a significant number of entries for the international were received from Africa.
According to the Vice President, Marketing & Strategy, Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa, Shiletsi Makhofane, “new behaviour and emerging technologies are changing how work is organized. This year’s competition focuses on apps that will define the next generation of working life.”
The theme of this year’s edition of the competition is ‘Apps for Working Life’. It is in support of Ericsson’s vision of the Networked Society in which through a combination of mobility, broadband, the cloud, applications and services anything and everything is connected.
Winner will receive EUR 25,000 while runner up will win EUR 10,000. There will also be special recognition for innovation supporting Technology for Good.