Leti Arts competes in ‘Best Established Developer’ category, of the global final of the 2014 Vodafone appStar competition.
Accra, Ghana – January 14, 2015: Leti Arts, an interactive media studio with offices in Ghana and Kenya, is representing Ghana in the global final of the Vodafone appStar competition, at an event being held in Bengaluru, India on January 15, 2015.
“ appStar is the Annual Developer Contest conducted by Vodafone, for developers across several countries of African & Asian continent, to promote local talent & bring them to the international stage. ”
This year developers from five (5) countries, Kenya, India, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa are competing in the global final. Leti Arts is participating as the winner of the Best Established Developer category for Ghana, with their Android mobile content distribution app, Africa’s Legends.
The Africa’s Legends app, is a mobile content distribution app for delivering content related to the Africa’s Legends superhero franchise, to consumers worldwide. The Africa’s Legends superhero franchise reimagines African folklore and historic legends, interspersed with fictional characters, as elite superheroes fighting crime in present day Africa.
“ As a mobile content distribution app, we know Africa’s Legends is innovative, and we are glad it has been recognized. We will continue to push Africa’s Legends in 2015, through innovative digital formats, such as games, digital comics and interactive apps.”
Eyram Tawia (CEO, Leti Arts)
Content available in the Africa’s Legends app include digital comics and games, with additional content (videos, wallpapers, ringtones) scheduled for future release. The Africa’s Legends app and its sister app, Leti Center, are available as a FREE download from the Google Play Store and Windows Phone Store.
Leti Arts, represented in the competition by Eyram Tawia, CEO of Leti Arts, wishes to congratulate the winners of the Best Upcoming Developer category in Ghana, ‘Vicinity App’. Vicinity app is represented in India by Abideen Adelu, on behalf of his team of three (3) Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EIT), from the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Accra.
Leti Arts encourages all their fans to get involved in propelling Team Ghana to victory by sharing their messages on social media with the hashtag “#appStar” and to add ‘@vodafonedev’ specifically for Twitter messages.
About Leti Arts
Leti Arts develops cross-platform interactive media products based on African history and folklore, including digital comics and mobile games. As one of a handful of interactive media studios in sub-Saharan Africa, Leti introduces global audiences to African storytelling.
Leti Arts has offices in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya, and was founded by Eyram Tawia and Wesley Kirinya.
About Africa’s Legends
Africa’s Legends is a superhero franchise from Leti Arts influenced by folklore and historic legends from across Africa. In Africa’ s Legends, Leti Arts reimagines African folklore and historic legends, interspersed with fictional characters, as elite superheroes fighting crime in present day Africa.
About Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST)
The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and the MEST Incubator program provide training, investment and mentoring for aspiring technology entrepreneurs with the goal of creating globally successful companies that create wealth and jobs locally in Africa.
To date, the MEST Incubator has invested in over 15 companies and backed more than 35 co-founders. Our focus is on companies in the following areas: SaaS, Consumer Internet, eCommerce, Digital Media, and Healthcare IT.