Top 5 Nigerian Apps to Look Out for in 2023

Top 5 Nigerian Apps to Look Out for in 2023-ugtechmag.com
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Nigeria has a thriving tech scene, with many talented developers creating innovative apps that solve problems and improve the lives of users. Last year has been full of surprises and thrills. Many people in the tech industry will never forget it because it had so many ups and downs. Even so, a lot of great products and apps came out that we can use. These were made by startups that wanted to make life easier for smartphone users.

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Nigerian startups gave Nigerians a wide range of mobile solutions in crypto, fintech, Edtech, location-sharing, health tech, food, and other areas. These apps have unique features and have been downloaded many times in the past year.

In this article, we will look at some of the most promising apps from last year that are sure to make waves in 2023.

The Pillow app

Pillow App. Image source: Google play store

Pillow was made and sold by the Pillow Fund. It was released in February 2022 to facilitate saving and investing by allowing people to save in digital assets worth one dollar. Pillow also lets people save money and earn up to 14% interest on it.

Pillow’s mobile app makes it simple to save in cryptocurrencies backed by USD. All you need is a phone number, an email address, and a few other KYC steps. Users get 14% interest on their deposits every year, no matter how much they put in.

In October, the company had one of its best fundraising months. The Singapore-based startup said that it had gotten $18 million in Series A funding, which was led by Accel and Quona Capital and included Elevation Capital and Jump Capital.

More than 75,000 people in more than 60 countries use the app. It works with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Polygon, Axie Infinity, and the stable coins USDC and USDT, which are backed by USD. Since it came out, over 100,000 people have downloaded it from the Google Play Store, where it has a 3.4/5 star rating.

Jazzy’s Burger

Jazzy’s Burger App. Image source: Google play store

One of the brilliant entrepreneurs in this group is Don Jazzy, who started and runs Marvin Records. Don has done a lot of great things as a businessman and producer, and this year he started a new business called Jazzy’s Burger. Since it came out, the app has gotten reviews that show how well it has done at giving its users the services it promised. But from a recent review, we learned that the platform is not for people who are “weak in the pocket.”

Signing up is easy. After you give your name, email address, and phone number, you get an OTP to confirm your information. You also have to enter a password, so it’s clear that security is also important.

Jazzy’s Burger was promoted by a lot of Nigerian celebrities and people with a lot of followers on social media. The burgers were given away to many followers, which made them even more popular on social media.

It came out on October 28 and has been downloaded more than 5,000 times. It has a 4.7/5 rating on the Google Play Store.

Pocket App

Pocket App. Image source: Google play store

The Pocket App by PiggyVest used to be called the Abeg app. At first, it was only a way to send and receive money, but now it does a lot more. When the app was renamed “Pocket,” it got a big makeover that included new features that make payments and online shopping easier.

It was officially released as a social commerce platform and payment app in July 2022. It was made to help savers and business owners. The app is 20 MB and needs an Android OS version of at least 5.0.

The platform is now owned by PiggyTech, which is the parent company of PiggyVest. Its goal is to help people manage their money and find new ways to add value to their lives.

The app was renamed “Pocket” to match the many new features it added, and users continue to give it some of the best ratings and reviews. Pocket has a score of 4.5/5 and has been downloaded more than a million times.

CWAY HOME

CWAY Home App. Image source: Google play store

CWAY home came out in March of this year. It was made to make it easier to buy CWAY products online and get them to your house quickly.

Since the app came out, a lot of people have been using it on social media sites like Twitter. It continues to help homes meet their basic needs with products like its well-known water dispenser and everyday items.

The CWAY Group’s platform currently has a rating of 4.6/5 stars on the Google Play Store. Even though it came out in March, more than 5,000 people have downloaded it.

Trakka

Trakka App. Image source Google play store

Trakka makes it easy for people in a country where it can be hard to figure out what they spent their money on in a certain time period to find out what they bought.

The app, which was made by Finstaq Technologies and released in May, makes budgeting and keeping track of expenses easy. Since the company went public, it has had more than 30,000 transactions and more than 3,000 downloads on the Google Play Store.

Both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store have Trakka. Users must give their names and email addresses when they sign up for the app. Trakka lets you sync one bank account for free, but linking more bank accounts costs 500 nairas per month.

Wrap-up: Overall, these are just a few of the many great Nigerian apps to look out for in 2023. From payment gateways to personal finance management tools, there’s no shortage of innovative apps being developed in Nigeria. Keep an eye out for these and other exciting apps this year.