A level 300 student of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Aminu Abdul Manaf has emerged winner of the Stanbic Bank App Challenge.
Mr. Manaf won the challenge with the Zealous App, a fusion of several mini apps which include a currency converter, with 171 currencies and live exchange rates.
The App offers the opportunity to check past rates and view the trend between two currencies on a line graph.
It provides an expense tracker, interest rates on Treasury Bill checker and live news from Ghanaweb.
As part of his prize, Mr. Manaf walked away with GHS 20,000 and all expense paid trip to the E-Commerce Africa Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, scheduled for February in 2017.
The 1st runner-ups, Foster Awintiti Akugri and Norris Boateng, who designed the Sikapong App, were awarded GHS 7000.
The designers of Stnbic Saver came third and won GHS5000 while other seven finalists walked away with GHC2000 each.
The Stanbic Money App Challenge, a national mobile app development competition, forms part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
It began in March, with the aim of engaging programmers and software teams to create innovative financial education tools.
Twenty-five financial literacy app prototypes, built for Android and IOS platforms buy accutane in thailand were submitted for the App Challenge, after which the judges chose ten finalists.
The apps had various ingenious tools designed to help people better understand how to manage their money and achieve their financial goals.
Head, Marketing and Communications at Stanbic Bank, Mawuko Afadzinu ay said the bank is particularly concerned about the paucity of financial literacy in the country.
‘’One of the major reasons why so many of us in this part of the world have money issues is because we don’t understand the principles of handling and growing money,’’ he said.
‘’That is why it behooves on us at Stanbic Bank to make sure that the understanding and knowledge of the way we handle money becomes a part of the way we live’’.
Head PBB, Stanbic Bank, Nana Benneh Dwemoh, was confident the many creative ideas presented at the App Challenge will impact a lot of lives.
‘’It’s great to have young clever creative people coming up with such innovative apps to make lives easier’’, he said.
“The world today is moving towards a digitized environment. And what’s more appropriate than to be able to combine money with the digital world we now live in’’ he added.