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.
This dating platform is used by over 25 million people worldwide.
This application allows users to meet, flirt and date other singles. Countries: Egypt This app’s claims to help new users find love by chat, meeting and dating new friends.Users can swipe right to like or left to pass and if someone likes them back, it’s a match.They can then have the option of chatting with a match or snap a photo to share a moment with all of their matches at once.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.It allows users to meet in social games and check out the potential.Instadate Countries: Liberia Instant messaging and searching for singles within a close proximity has made instadate a hit in Liberia AYI – Are You Interested?These stretch from banking services to agricultural advice and, now, dating.With 20% of Africa’s 1.1 billion-strong population now online, and 70% of internet users using mobile phones, the impact of applications is set to reverberate across social, political and economic spaces.In the past, people turning to dating websites to connect with other singles looking for love.Mobile dating apps are slowly overtaking dating websites.