The uptake of apps across the continent has been surprisingly high, in Kenya 99% of internet access is from a mobile device, 61% of views on BBC’s mobile site are from Nigeria and in South Africa 84% of mobile users have downloaded a mobile app.According to Mobi Thinking Africa, the top mobile activities for mobile-only users are related to apps: downloading games (55%), downloading music (54%) and social networking (52%).
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.
Fortunately, many online dating services have made the process of finding a date easy.
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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.
Be Naughty (BN) Dating Countries: Nigeria BN is one of Nigeria’s highest grossing apps.
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.
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.