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Wumdrop wins MTN's Business App of the Year challenge

SA's most innovative business applications recognised


Wumdrop, the courier and fleet management app, was selected as the overall winner in the MTN Business App of the Year challenge in Johannesburg last night. 

The app, developed by Benjamin Claasen and Muneeb Samuels, is used by business clients and can be incorporated in their e-commerce offering, allowing customers to select WumDrop as their delivery method for their online shopping.

WumDrop, which has been described as the Uber for deliveries, does not own any vehicles themselves, instead they connect clients who are in need of delivery services with couriers who have excess capacity of drivers who are already offering delivery services for larger courier services.

Wumdrop was also selected winner in the Best Enterprise category.

Now in its fourth year, the annual challenge, according to MTN Business, "seeks to unearth innovative and customised apps that will create a distinct customer experience." 

Previous winners have included CustomApp, a mobile based fraud-combating solution and Snapscan, a mobile payment app. 

Value add

Alpheus Mangale, Chief Enterprise Officer for MTN Business South Africa said the challenge sought to identify innovative apps that push boundaries and "add value and change the way business is conducted."

"It is for this very reason that MTN Business uses technology as a catalyst to enable and inspire its customers' sustainable growth and development - not only in South Africa but throughout the continent," he said. 

The full list of winners: 

  • Best Consumer App - DStv Now, the app allows subscribers access to DStv content on their mobile devices
  • Innovative App - Vula Mobile, a eye health mobile app. 
  • Best Enterprise Development App - CPUT Mobile, a Cape Peninsula University of Technology developed app for university students. 
  • Breakthrough Developer App - EskomSePush, a load shedding app. 
  • Best Wild Card App - M4JAM, a microjobbing app.
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