3 of SA’s fresh­est apps

Ev­ery year, MTN holds the App of the Year awards where the most in­no­va­tive apps in the coun­try are recog­nised. We se­lected three you may not have heard of:

Finweek English Edition - - IN BRIEF - BY SHAN­DUKANI MU­LAUDZI



App­stores: iOS and An­droid (free) Web: wumdrop.com This year’s over­all win­ner WumDrop is a new player in the courier sec­tor. Op­er­at­ing in Cape Town and Johannesburg, WumDrop charges all users R12 per kilo­me­tre with a min­i­mum charge of R50. All you do is type in your pick-up and dropoff lo­ca­tions. The app will then cal­cu­late the cost for you. Senders and re­ceivers can track the de­liv­ery in real time. 2

Vula Mo­bile

App­stores: iOS and An­droid Web: vu­lam­o­bile.com Vula Mo­bile of­fers a plat­form that al­lows health pro­fes­sion­als and med­i­cal spe­cial­ists to com­mu­ni­cate with one another. Be­fore a pa­tient is trans­ferred, the spe­cial­ist can use the app to re­view im­ages, pa­tient in­for­ma­tion and other cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the pa­tient’s con­di­tion as pro­vided by the re­fer­ring healthcare of­fi­cial. Doc­tors will there­fore be able to pri­ori­tise pa­tients be­fore they ar­rive at the hos­pi­tal. 3

CPUT Mo­bile App App­stores: iOS, An­droid, Black­Berry, Win­dows Web: cput.ac.za/mo­bile The Cape Town Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy knows what stu­dents need. Its app al­lows stu­dents to ac­cess their ac­count and course in­for­ma­tion as well as course doc­u­ments. This is the per­fect so­lu­tion for stu­dents who may not have ac­cess to com­put­ers at home. Prospec­tive stu­dents can also use the app to track the sta­tus of their ap­pli­ca­tions.

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