Lovoo Countries: Swaziland, Mali This app provides a network for finding, chatting and dating, with over 12 million members worldwide.Lovoo has live radar that allows users to connect with people nearby.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.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.
”Tinder Countries: South Africa, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco A very straightforward app, Tinder allows users to connect with people in a certain vicinity of the user.
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.
Special features include; the most beautiful singles – users can vote for the ones they like, participate, and join the Top 100 members. The unique feature being that users can find potential ‘mates’ on a map and meet and date new people nearby.
Tagged Countries: Sierra Leone A flirt, meet, chat app, Tagged has over 300m people on it and is said to the leading social network for meeting new people.
Mobile applications are slowly transforming African society.