Seven finalists have been shortlisted from South Africa, followed closely by Kenya in the competition that attracted 19 African countries.

Among other African countries that reached the finals are Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal, Malawi, Togo, Ghana, Tanzania and Republic of Guinea.

Categories for entries included entertainment, media and games; social networking and communications; and productivity, tools and lifestyle. Winners will each receive an Android phone and $25,000.

“These finalists will be awarded a new Android mobile device, and will have the opportunity to make their applications even better with help from Googlers from around the world, who will provide mentoring and advice to teams”.

“Finalists will have until August 30th to submit final versions of their apps,” Google

Source: itnewsafrica