4 SA Apps form part of MEA Regional shortlist for HUAWEI’s Global Apps UP developer competition


Following a regional judging session in Dubai, South African developers were very well represented in the 20 App finalist shortlist. These Apps will be sent for judging on a global level, with four South African Apps making the cut. These are “My Pregnancy Journey”, “Load Shedding Notifier”, “Gauntlet”, and “Slug Hunter”.

My Pregnancy Journey” is an educational pregnancy App that focuses on Africa and the unique challenges that African women face when it comes to pregnancy. Aiming to empower women with everything they need to know about pregnancy health and parenting, the App has a mountain of resources to make every woman’s unique pregnancy journey a beautiful journey.

Load Shedding Notifier” ensures that you are not left in the dark unexpectedly due to load shedding. The App monitors the current Eskom load shedding schedule in real-time and notifies the user if their electricity is scheduled to go off in their area. All Eskom supplied areas and all known municipality supplied areas that have schedules are covered. It also includes configurable alerts, configuration for multiple areas and power grid status monitoring.

Gauntlet” is a retro gaming App, which is rooted in 80s popular culture. Players take control of a super jet on a mission to destroy evil alien invaders. With fast-paced action, players will need quick reflexes to accomplish the tagline of the game, which is ‘be the hero that mankind needs’. “Gauntlet” is free to download from HUAWEI AppGallery, so get playing today.  

Slug Hunter” is a space game, which sees you play as protagonist Kyle, a geologist working at Facility 7 on Mars. However, the facility has become overrun by man-eating space slugs, and it is up to you to evade and eliminate them in order to make it safely back to earth. Keeping your nerve and staying calm is crucial.

The South African developers of these four Apps stand a chance to win a share of $1 million.  Public voting of the 20 shortlisted, regional Apps, as well as the finalists from the other global regions, took place from 5 – 19 November. The winners of the global competition will be announced towards mid-December, so keep a lookout. 

The other South African entries

A total of 17 Apps from South Africa made the cut to be sent for regional judging. They were:


App nameDeveloperApp summary
PrackerXolile MbebeA price tracking App
PedySeyi OgunbowaleAn on-demand physical therapy sessions App
MiFalconFSK Electronics SAA security App
Swift ReportHero EntertainmentA misconduct reporting App



App nameDeveloperApp summary
GauntletZane EspinA space action game
Slug HunterBlue Desert StudiosA space action game
CrosswordifyCharles OkotA crossword digitisation App
RapSteadyHero EntertainmentA musical game


App nameDeveloperApp summary
ClikClik TechAn event finder App
Essential Medical GuidanceEMGuidanceA medical guide App
Load Shedding NotifierBrent KleineibstA load shedding awareness App
Chat2CarsChat2Cars LTDAn automotive repair App
SharCourseWD The ProviderAn educational awareness App
MediPriceMichael Ndjibu LukusaA medical guide App
Matric 2020Ultra-DeepAn educational resources App
My Pregnancy JourneyMy Pregnancy JourneyA pregnancy educational App
CorestheticsCorestheticsA personalised, fitness App

All of these Apps, and many more which bring convenience, entertainment, and functionality to device users’ lives, are available on HUAWEI AppGallery. Download all the Apps by visiting HUAWEI AppGallery today.

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