Photos: Ghanaian Sweeps Top Award At Vodafone Appstar Contest

At the second edition of the global �Vodafone appStar� event held in Bangalore, Eyram Tawiah, a rep from Ghana clinched the top honour. Winners from five countries -India, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana & Tanzania were selected and competed under the two categories that are Established Developer and Upcoming Developer. Leti Arts, developers of the app, �Africa�s Legends�, swept the global award in the �Best Established Developer� category. The app developer participated in the competition having won in the same category at the Ghana event, which was held last year. Another African app developer, �Guide Rig� from Kenya won the �Start-up first� award in the international competition. For their prize, Leti Arts will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as an opportunity to meet and interact with Vodafone Group�s Senior Management team. Additionally, their app will be featured in Vodafone�s retail stores all over the world. In a short statement delivered by Eyram Tawiah at the head office of Vodafone Ghana, he stated that �winning the competition was an amazing experience.� He again explained that the feat he achieved was something that proves to the whole world that there are serious talents hidden in Africa that need to be given exposure. A delighted Eyram informed the gathering that after winning the award, he was personally informed by one of the judges that �he won not because he developed an app but rather because of the vision he attached to it�. The primary objective of the AppStar competition is to recognise and reward app developers in the mobile applications industry across the globe.