African company PriceCheck wins BlackBerry’s International App of the Year

pricecheck_appSouth African company PriceCheck, has beaten off 100,000 other entrants to win the International App of the Year at the BlackBerry Live conference in Florida.

The app is an extension of the PriceCheck website, which is the largest price comparison site in South Africa and Africa. Developed five years ago, PriceCheck was introduced into Nigeria in May this year and plans to launch in Kenya and Ghana by the end of the year.

“What makes it truly outstanding for me is that it is a 100% South Africa-designed app that has won. It is also indicative that an app that helps users make better shopping decisions has won, and not a chat or social app.” said PriceCheck General Manager Andre de Wet.

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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.