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RippleNami® Wins Best Blockchain Solution from AppsAfrica® Awards

AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2019 Honored RippleNami in Cape Town

Nairobi, Kenya…. December 18, 2019 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of traceability and transparency technology, was named the winner of Best Blockchain Solution during the 5th Annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. These prestigious awards continue to showcase the best mobile and tech services launched across the African continent, from both corporates and start-ups, and this year attracted entries from 52 countries across the continent and further afield.  On 11 November 2019, RippleNami joined the winner’s stage alongside thirteen other winners in categories, such as Best IoT Solution Liquid Telecom (Kenya), Changing Africa Award Flutterwave (Nigeria) and Social Impact Award IDEA Digital Education (South Africa).

“This award comes on the heels of RippleNami launching its Traceability and Transparency Initiative™.  Anticipating the increasing demands for verifiable product management from source to end-user, we designed and launched this new platform specifically for recording, searching, tracking, and visualizing a genealogy linkage between assets,” says Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

RippleNami is the only company with the capability to provide true end-to-end traceability. We do this by utilizing our blend of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, genetics, data visualization, and mobile phones. RippleNami is the only company offering the capability to provide verifiable end to end traceability, connecting all the parties and creating unprecedented visibility and transparency all along any supply chain— from raw materials to the end user.

Kyalo Muambi, RippleNami’s Head of Africa Business Development, explains, “Africa as a continent continues to suffer from the world’s highest per-capita rate of foodborne illnesses.  According to the World Health Organization, foodborne hazards are responsible for 91 million acute illnesses in Africa every year.  On the other hand, trade is imperative to uplift African economies.  The majority of African countries do not meet the export standards to ensure food safety.  By utilizing RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution in the agriculture sector throughout Africa, we facilitate the adoption of export standards, while providing the ability to verify compliance throughout the entire value chain and are changing the global landscape in unprecedented fashion.”

“This year, we saw entries from 52 countries and are delighted to showcase tech innovators from across the continent for our fifth edition. The AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards provide an unbiased platform for the smaller guys to compete on a level playing field against bigger corporates, who typically dominate Awards elsewhere, which is why we first set them up in 2015. Congratulations to all the winners we look forward to having them all join us at Africa Tech Summit in Rwanda next year, and a special word of thanks all entrants, our expert judging panel, sponsors and supporting partners across Africa who help each year” shared Andrew Fassnidge founder of AppsAfrica.com.

Sponsored by the Africa Tech Summit Kigali, Tencent, Huawei, and Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO), the 2019 edition saw over 400 applications assessed and judged by an independent panel of industry experts including media, investors, and leaders from the tech ecosystem. By invitation, RippleNami will be attending Africa Tech Summit in Kigali 2020 to join 400+ tech leaders from across the continent which will feature three tracks – the Money and Blockchain Summit, the Future Summit, and the Africa Start-up Summit and will bring together over 600+ corporates, mobile ventures, start-ups and investors from across the African tech ecosystem.

About RippleNami, Inc.

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides consumers with the information that matters most. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision-making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits, and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization, and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About AppsAfrica
AppsAfrica is a leading pan-African technology news portal and advisory service dedicated to delivering the latest insight on mobile, tech, and innovation in Africa.

AppsAfrica Advisory provides strategic, tactical, and operational Africa advisory services for mobile and tech ventures planning to launch or expand in Sub-Saharan Africa with a team of experienced advisors. Our events celebrate and connect the best in mobile and tech from across the African tech ecosystem with global players. Learn more about the AppsAfrica at www.appsafrica.com.

RippleNami: An African App Changing How We Look at the World

Published:  February 28, 2018 by Staff Contributor of  The Douglas Review……Of all the major developments of the Information Age, data visualization has been one of the most significant. Edward Tufte, a prominent American scholar who has been studying examples of data visualization since they first appeared on cave paintings of the Paleolithic period, has said that science and art have something in common: they both seek to develop strategies of visualization, to show information in smart manners that everyone can understand.

RippleNami, a tech firm that seeks to develop smart blockchain solutions that do not necessarily involve cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, is a firm believer in the empowering effect of data visualization and how it can be leveraged to improve quality of life in developing nations. RippleNami was named as a 2017 finalist of the AppsAfrica.com Annual Innovation Awards for its clever mix of digital mapping, Big Data and blockchain platforms.

With RippleNami, data visualization starts with a map that users can display on their workstations, portable computers or mobile devices. The digital map is a graphical metaphor that just about everyone can understand; from here on, RippleNami users can access real-time information about regions of the world that they are interested in. For users of apps such as Waze and Google Maps, the RippleNami interface will feel very familiar: selecting a point in the map will bring up relevant information, and in the case of Google Maps that information may include commercial districts, traffic, areas under construction, and traffic. With RippleNami, however, the information that can be obtained and visualized is a lot more in-depth.

To a great extent, RippleNami is like the mapping applications in science fiction films where deep space explorers query supercomputers that can inform them about everything they need to learn about an alien planet: atmospheric conditions, geology, civilizations, chemistry, commerce, threats, and other data presented in real-time. An example of how RippleNami works was announced in August 2017, when the Kenya Central Bank Foundation and the Kenya Veterinary Association retained the company to launch a program that will identify and trace livestock conditionsaround the country; the goal is to visualize real-time data to control and prevent livestock disease, and this can be accomplished by means of telemetry sensors as well as animal health reports compiled by veterinarians.

The magic of RippleNami’s data visualization is based on being able to handle Big Data sets within a blockchain, which further enables collaboration between users who can also provide information and improve the overall experience. Although this is an American company, its focus is on Africa because developing nations stand to benefit the most from being able to access actionable insights from mobile devices. Aside from being recognized by AppsAfrica.com, the company has been racking up awards from prestigious business magazines such as Entrepreneur and CEO.