For the past decade, we have worked with partners to envision, design and deliver custom software solutions across the continent. Our developers work in Python, Ruby, iOS, PHP, Java, C++
We help our partners invest and manage investments in Africa's most exciting growth markets.
We have our finger on the pulse of Africa's growing population of consumers in key markets throughout the East, West, and Southern regions.
We're also committed to social good. We have a non-profit arm that runs a number of altruistic programs.
Appfrica is a firm founded in 2008 in Kampala, Uganda which helps the world's leading multinational organizations and technology firms enter African markets. Appfrica offers creative program design, market research and technical solutions, in addition to offering regional talent and support in over 16 Sub-Saharan African countries.
D8A (pronounced "dee" "ayht" "aye") Group is an award winning design consultancy based out of Philadelphia, PA. Our expertise is delivering technical solutions, data informed design, and consultation around client strategy and communications. Appfrica is a D8A initiative, find out more at D8A.com
Abayima (pronounced "ah" "bah" "yee" "mah") is a non-profit organization we founded that works to support open access to information for people around the globe with a particular focus on North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Visit Abayima.com
Founded in 2008 in Kampala, Uganda, we work with NGOs, government agencies, foundations, and corporations who are seeking local technical expertise and partners. We specialize in working with local staff to deliver market research, custom technology solutions, and investment in emerging markets.
Our work as earned us a great reputation and we're widley respected across the continent having enjoyed continued media coverage and attention from Forbes, CNN, BBC, New Scientist, TED, NPR, NTV (Kenya) and many others over the years. Check out what some of this press is saying about us here.
We work to help the world's leading companies discover business opportunities in Africa while helping African technologists serve a global market.
"Building tech companies in the land of dialup..."
"Appfrica is an organization that strives to create more tech jobs and hone more innovative tech minds in Africa."
"While commodities such as oil and gas are still doing big business in Africa, there is a quiet revolution being led by the fast growing design and technology sector – the ‘new gold’ that, with the availability of cheap smart phones supplied by the Chinese, is fast becoming Africa’s hottest commodity."
Jon Gosier is a respected blogger, software developer, and designer working at the intersection of data science, human rights, and global development. Jon is a sought after speaker having presented at the United Nations ECOSOC Partner Forum, TED, Strata, Personal Democracy Forum, Google Zeitgeist and a number of other conferences. A full list is available here.
Ahmed Maawy has spent more than 10 years developing web, mobile, and enterprise software as well as being a project manager for a number of software products and projects. He has worked with corporations and non profits alike, as well as media agencies such as Al Jazeera, Internews Europe, Ushahidi and DataDyne.