Guardian Health is the winner of the inaugural edition of the ayoba virtual hackathon, hosted in partnership between Bayona, UCT GSB Solution and Geekulcha.
The event, which took place from April 3-6, involved developers from South Africa.
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, developers couldn’t meet in person and thus a virtual meeting would come in handy. The pandemic created the opportunity to host the ayoba hackathon which attracted several developers.
The participating developers were guided by experts who offered technical support, business guide, and UI/UX. Using the ayoba platform, the teams would be required to offer solutions that meet the needs of consumers in Africa. Creativity was key in this challenge.
ayoba seeks to offer solutions to the local communities’ needs. It intends to tap from the local talent, providing them with a platform to develop applications that offer solutions to local problems.
The top 3 projects
Wenzan’ is designed to allow people to video chat, with ayoba contacts able to initiate the chats from anywhere in the world. The team won a cash prize of R20, 000.
- LittleFish Market
LittleFish Market offers MSMEs that do not have enough capital an e-commerce channel with which they can leverage the digital economy to grow their business. It got a cash prize of R30, 000.
- Guardian Health
Team Guardian Health was announced the winner of the ayoba Virtual Hackathon, earning a cash prize of R100, 000.
Guardian Health’s Tsitsi Marote and Tino Manhema came up with an integrated booking system that community health workers (CHWs) can leverage to manage clinic appointments as well as home visits.
The team’s application is designed to help community health workers detect fetal abnormalities and Caesarean Section cases, and then refer the patients to hospitals.
UCT GSB, Solution Space E- Track Programme together with MTN Group will back the top five winning developers in their growth journey.
The 38 participating teams came up with different Micro apps. Ayoba commands over 2million users every month and the new developments are set to benefit the ayoba community.