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.Some of the most popular traditional apps addressed the locally relevant “needs” of African society.
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.
Here are the top ten dating apps we found on the continent, listing the countries where they were particularly popular: Zoosk Countries: Algeria, Nigeria, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, South Africa Calling itself the number one dating app, Zoosk allows singles to chat with other local singles.
A special feature is the “Behavioral Matchmaking™” engine which will set a user up with their “perfect match”.
The uptake of apps across the continent has been surprisingly high, in Kenya 99% of internet access is from a mobile device, 61% of views on BBC’s mobile site are from Nigeria and in South Africa 84% of mobile users have downloaded a mobile app.
According to Mobi Thinking Africa, the top mobile activities for mobile-only users are related to apps: downloading games (55%), downloading music (54%) and social networking (52%).