These stretch from banking services to agricultural advice and, now, dating.
In a search through the top 100 downloaded apps in Africa, using information gathered from App Annie, a site that aggregates IOS top apps along with other IT market data, and “World Hot Apps”, which aggregates the app rankings of all app stores, we have come up with a “Top Ten List” of Africa’s most popular dating apps.
Hidden amongst car racing apps, sex position apps, Bible and Qur’an apps, apps that hide folders and pimp your screen apps were the dating apps.
Here are the top ten dating apps we found on the continent, listing the countries where they were particularly popular: Zoosk Countries: Algeria, Nigeria, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, South Africa Calling itself the number one dating app, Zoosk allows singles to chat with other local singles.
KUZA Doctor is an app which gave huge support to farmers with critical knowledge to increase their rates of production while learning the value of conservation farming.
A gap in the lack of healthcare provision brought about M-health, an app that provides information about health in general and can even connect patients to qualified doctors. As needs change and the handsets adopted become more sophisticated (currently 80% of handsets in Africa are basic) we can expect these dating apps to become more and more popular.
Some of the most popular traditional apps addressed the locally relevant “needs” of African society.
Kenya’s money-transfer application, M-Pesa, revolutionised day-to-day banking for millions in rural areas who do not have access to traditional banks.
Mobile applications are slowly transforming African society.
Over the past few years, more and more Africans are turning to their mobile phones for services.