UgaBus.com , a Startup committed to digitizing the transport sector in Uganda, has been included in the final shortlist for the 4th AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards 2018.

The finalists were announced on Wednesday 12th October 2018.

According to officials, to come up with the finalists, they had to select from more than 300 submissions from 39 countries.

Seventy startups cruised to the final stage, with Ugabus.com making it to the final shortlist as a company building the next bus ecosystem across East Africa.

Ugabus.com recently introduced a way in which people can now book a bus using the WhatsApp text messenger by unveiling a quick WhatsApp number that has 24 hour 7 days support. Ugabus is soon launching a number of AI bots to help respond even quicker to any bus booking need.

AppsAfrica innovations awards are supported by Uber, JET8¸ Syntonic and Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO).

AppsAfrica innovations awards provide winners with industry recognition, global publicity, and networking with 300+ industry peers.

The award ceremony will be held in Cape Town on November 12, 2018.

Category winners will also have an opportunity to attend the Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2019, which is expected to attract 400 plus tech leaders from across the continent.

Applications for the 14 categories were assessed and judged by an independent panel of industry experts including media, investors, and leaders from the tech ecosystem.

UgaBus, an online bus ticketing portal, was nominated in the Mobility and Transport category alongside four other startups from South Africa (2), Rwanda and Cameroon.

With UgaBus, Ugandan travelers are able to book their bus tickets in advance of their trip anywhere in East Africa.

In Uganda, its only Ugabus.com and Safeboda that made it to this stage.  SafeBoda, a bike ride-hailing company, was nominated in the category of Best African App, which has other four startups from Nigeria and South Africa (3).

Launched in 2016, Ugabus is leading in bus ticketing. They offer a web and mobile app to help any passenger book any bus to travel anywhere within East Africa.

 

Article curated from pctechmag.com

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