Countries: Ghana AYI is a very simple dating mobile dating Facebook app specifically made for grown-up singles.

KUZA Doctor is an app which gave huge support to farmers with critical knowledge to increase their rates of production while learning the value of conservation farming.

A gap in the lack of healthcare provision brought about M-health, an app that provides information about health in general and can even connect patients to qualified doctors. As needs change and the handsets adopted become more sophisticated (currently 80% of handsets in Africa are basic) we can expect these dating apps to become more and more popular.

With more than seven million guys in 192 countries, the app claims that “there are always more than 300,000 guys online at any moment!

”Tinder Countries: South Africa, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco A very straightforward app, Tinder allows users to connect with people in a certain vicinity of the user.

Almost half of all African countries have a dating app in their top 100 list and, surprisingly, the most popular dating app on the continent was Grindr, an app specifically designed for homosexual or bisexual men.

It was clear that in the traditionally conservative African societies that dating apps were the way around the usual barriers of engagement.Special features include; the most beautiful singles – users can vote for the ones they like, participate, and join the Top 100 members. The unique feature being that users can find potential ‘mates’ on a map and meet and date new people nearby.Tagged Countries: Sierra Leone A flirt, meet, chat app, Tagged has over 300m people on it and is said to the leading social network for meeting new people.Some of the most popular traditional apps addressed the locally relevant “needs” of African society.Kenya’s money-transfer application, M-Pesa, revolutionised day-to-day banking for millions in rural areas who do not have access to traditional banks.These stretch from banking services to agricultural advice and, now, dating.