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RoadSave, published on Huawei AppGallery, wins MTN App of the Year awards

The Winner of the Category 15 Huawei Mobile Services Award at this year’s MTN Business App of the Year Awards is RoadSave



RoadSave app

RoadSave’s multi-award-winning technology keeps you safe and secure with one-touch access to 24/7 emergency support, and gives you access to exclusive deals, advice, financing, quotes, discounted products, services and more.

Category 15, included in the MTN Business App of the Year Awards for the second year running, is a fiercely contested category reserved for Apps that were published on HUAWEI AppGallery.


“Thank you MTN Business and Huawei for honouring RoadSave with this award. It’s a proud moment for the team and serves as great motivation to continue building new and exciting services to keep our members safe and help them to be safe on the road,” says Jaco Gerrits, CEO of RoadSave.

Huawei Category 15 recognises and honours App developers who have integrated their App into the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem, using one or more of Huawei’s HMS Core integration kits.

These kits aid App developers during the design and development of their Apps, by providing frameworks and tools that bring added functionality and which deliver a great user experience to Huawei device App users.

“The unfortunate reality is that South Africa’s roads are some of the most dangerous in the world. Cost of vehicle ownership is constantly on the rise; vehicles are complex machines, and we don’t always know who to turn to for trusted advice. RoadSave brings you safety, savings and advice – all in the palm of your hand. Our multi-award-winning technology keeps you safe and secure with one-touch access to 24/7 emergency support and gives you access to exclusive deals, advice, financing, quotes, discounted products, services and more. Our mission is to keep you safe and help you save on the road,” says Gerrits.

“HUAWEI is proud to have partnered with MTN Business to once again include Category 15 into these prestigious awards,” says Mr. Adam Xiao, Managing Director of HUAWEI Mobile Services for Middle East and Africa, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group.

The MTN Business App of the Year Awards, now in their tenth year and with the biggest prize money offered to date, celebrate the very best of South Africa’s App development talent.

As the winner, RoadSave was awarded a R50,000 voucher, as well as exposure on HUAWEI AppGallery. Runners-up in this category included Matric Live, Hello Paisa, QMart Mobile and Mamela FM.

“RoadSave has numerous strategic partners allowing us to offer a vast array of products and services across the automotive vertical. Our founding team has a strong technical background and focus heavily on creating seamless 3rd party integrations to provide superior user experiences,” says Gerrits.


This year saw an unparalleled 1 274 entries into these awards, with Category 15 once again attracting many entries. All the Apps submitted into this category were shortlisted based on 3 criteria – innovation, social relevance, and top game.

HUAWEI is one of the largest global smartphone brands, with a worldwide user base of over 700 million. HUAWEI is currently working with more than 1.3 million developers to constantly add to and improve the HUAWEI AppGallery offering for users.

“The Huawei device user community is constantly growing, and it is vital for App developers to ensure their Apps are compatible with the HMS ecosystem and are available on Huawei’s official App hosting and distribution platform, HUAWEI AppGallery,” says Mr. Xiao.

By integrating their App with HMS, local App developers open the opportunity to reach more device users in Huawei’s massive user base, as well as receive monetisation opportunities with above industry standard advertising revenue, and access to a diverse range of promotional channels.

“HUAWEI is dedicated to supporting and empowering App developers, from individuals, to large companies, across the globe, to grow their business, through training sessions, providing technical and marketing support, offering monetisation opportunities, competitions and promotions, and much more. This ties in with one of Huawei’s key priorities, which is ensuring that Huawei device users have access to all of their favourite and handy Apps, as well as top local Apps, through the HUAWEI AppGallery,” adds Mr. Xiao.

The development of solutions that enable people to live a more connected existence, far from slowing down, has accelerated beyond our wildest expectations. The level of innovation and commitment from App developers and tech innovators has continued and thrived.

Where to from here for RoadSave? “We’re working hard on exciting new services, which includes bringing greater transparency, safety and convenience to the used vehicle buying and selling process. We look forward to revealing more info soon,” concludes Gerrits.

Dear Reader, if you, as an App developer, have a completed App, which you would like to feature on HUAWEI’s vast AppGallery platform, you can visit HERE, or contact the HUAWEI SA Mobile Services team on [email protected] to find out how HUAWEI can support you.

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