MyCash Wins Nokia’s “Create 4 Millions” West Africa Developers Contest

We broke the news yesterday that MyCash, a service that is seeking to help people track their expenses, has been announced as the winner of the Nokia “Create 4 Millions – West Africa” contest.  MyCash was one of the several applications submitted by local developers to both the local and global contest.

Nokia West Africa launched a local version of the global contest in June 2011 to find outstanding local apps Nokia and the competition ran for about 4 months. After series of review by the jury, Nokia West Africa has just announced the winner. According to the information made available to us yesterday, Friday, 03 February 2012, West African developers were one of the most active in participating in the competition.

The competition jury has thus selected the following TOP3 winners:

  1. MyCash by teXs
  2. Maths Practice by Sinelimit
  3. Danfo by Pledge51

MyCash by teXs, will receive a prize of 5000 USD and all the 3 finalist will be sponsored to go to Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona! Nokia hopes to give global exposure to these developers by taking them to world largest mobile conference. We believe that this will definitely open doors of opportunities for them to grow their businesses! We believe that this will also encourage other developers to roll out apps that solve immediate human needs.

What is MyCash?

MyCash was one of the 9 startups launched in May 2011 at Garage48 event in Lagos, Nigeria. The application was also pitched to investors at Mobile Monday’s Pitch Monday in July 2011.  MyCash is an avenue for you to keep track of how much is going out of your pocket at a granular level. The application lets you find information concerning purchases of goods that you already made. It also enables you to get direct and factual information without too much speculation concerning a purchase you intend making. If you use a Series 40 device and will like to try the app out, click here.

We will be doing a full review of the top 3 mobile apps in the next few days. So, bookmark :).

The whole team at @bits want to use this opportunity to congratulate the winners and all the participants in the competition.