The Uganda Guide App, Uganda’s first tourism mobile application, on Friday 28th took home the Judges Choice Award at Uganda Communications Commission’s 3rd Annual ACIA Awards Gala held at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The Annual Communication Innovation Awards is an initiative by Uganda Communication Commission(UCC) that seeks to recognize excellence through technological innovation across various local sectors.
Pic 1: The Pearl Guide’s Business Development Manager Philip Kalibwani with Acia Judge and I.T enthusiast Michael Niyitegeka
Pic 2: The ACIA 2013 accolade received by The Pearl Guide (U) Ltd for the Uganda Guide App Innovation
Developed by The Pearl Guide Uganda Limited, the Uganda Guide Mobile App was recognized by the Judges as a key development that is going to be a game changer in the way Uganda avails herself globally as a travel destination and in the way common people access common services and amenities.
The Uganda Guide was recognized for the unique void it feels in regard to making Uganda available to over 1.038 billion smartphone users globally. This app offers a user complete background information on Uganda, listings of attractions and things to do, personalized digital maps, complete travel directory with tour operators, taxi cabs, hotels, safari lodges, embassies, banks, forex bureaus and a host of smart mini apps such as Expense Trackers, Bus Fare Finder, Safari Package Generator, Trip Journal etc.
Other notable winners were Project Go Smart by National Social Security Fund(NSSF), Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) Initiative by Grameen foundation and School Grading System by JICO Geeks.
Find more information about the Uganda Guide App here! Available for Apple and Android.