cairo | The Cairo Transport App Challenge

The Cairo Transport App Challenge has finished!

The Cairo Transport App Challenge has ended as a great success, for both user participation and for its impact on social and traditional media. Since its launch on September 15, 2012, more than 250 developers have registered for the competition, which received many innovative app ideas from the more than 30 teams formed.

The ten finalists competed in the final ceremony on February 16, where the best app was chosen and five prizes were awarded in total, valued at more than $6500. The creativity and utility demonstrated by the participating apps in the Cairo Transport App Challenge have set an example of hope for innovation in Egypt and shown how apps can offer small solutions to big problems: like the problem of transportation in Cairo.

Challenge duration

15 SEP.2012 – 30 NOV.2012

Impact on social networks

858.401users have heard talking about the competition on twitter

1st Prize: Beliaa

“The reason for developing Beliaa is to solve one of the major problems that I’ve noticed over a period of time: been stuck in the middle of the road without knowing either the reason for the jam or when it will be resolved.”

“The Cairo TApp is a great example of bottom-up, local innovation…”

Hartwig Schafer
World Bank

2nd Prize: EMokhalfa

“We all feel the pain about driving in Egypt every day, we spent hours of our life either driving or worrying about loved ones on the streets whether they are going to get home safe or not.”

3rd Prize: Autobeesy Feen

“The values and benefits of such competition were a great motive for us to compete. The technical support hack@home provided was inspiring…”

Public Vote Winner: Autobeesy Feen

“Waiting a Bus is a horrible and terrible Problem faces millions of Egyptian Citizens daily”

Windows Phone Winner: EMokhalfa

“Our app makes it easy for the concerned people to look for the drivers they can influence such as their kids car, personal driver or company driver and try to enhance their driving habits.”

A Hack@home Event
Powered by AppCircus

Our Sponsors/Partners Egypt Innovate google orange vodafone TA-Telecom Microsoft

Our partners aleshanek ya balady arabnetdotopen gdg-cairo Green Arm Bey2ollak World Bank itida - Developing IT in Egypt Ministry