Visa and South African Tourism have thrown down a challenge to developers across sub-Saharan Africa to build the best travel app for the region’s tourism industry. The Africa App Quest competition encourages developers to create apps for any mobile device or platform, including iOS, Android and Windows. Entries can include anything from online safari guides and urban directories to game spotting and recording apps, online booking and shopping tools, or apps interpreting local culture.
The Africa App Quest will go live on 1 January 2013 on the E-Tourism Frontiers website www.e-tourismfrontiers.com. Competition rules and details around the main prize for the competition will be available when the site goes live, and there will also be a dedicated Facebook page that will give regular updates about the competition. The winner of the Visa Africa App Quest will be announced at the E-Tourism Africa Summit in September 2013.