Africa’s tremendous app ayoba at present introduced the achievement of a big milestone – surpassing the 25 million month-to-month energetic customers’ mark because it marks fourth anniversary since its inception.That is up from 20 million month-to-month energetic customers in December 2022.
The platform is accessible globally nevertheless it has a powerful concentrate on the African continent as an illustration Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda and The Republic of Congo.
“25 million is a big milestone to move on our fourth birthday,” says CEO Burak Akinci. “Our journey has been transformative, and the optimistic response from our customers fuels our drive for innovation. Our customers are on the coronary heart of our progress, and we’re grateful for his or her assist.”
Thus far in 2023, ayoba has targeted on enhancing communication and content material options. These have been effectively obtained, with a 35% enhance in messages, and a 16% enhance in each tales and VoIP calls. Customers have seen 88 million playing cards throughout all channels, in matters reminiscent of leisure, schooling, meals, style and extra.
“The primary 4 months of 2023 was a interval of serious development and growth for ayoba. We now have improved our socialisation and messaging functionalities, enhanced our microapp expertise and added many extra options,” Akinci says.
The introduction of the brand new ‘discover’ touchdown web page marks a big advance for the ayoba’s Android model. This web page, presently in pilot section, will likely be rolled out to all key territories sooner or later. It brings a simplified design for straightforward navigation by means of ayoba’s curated high-quality content material and highlights our themes to our customers.
The microapp’s vertical has additionally seen important evolution in Q1 at ayoba, as a direct shortcut to the vertical has been added on the underside navigation bar. This part, known as an evolving ‘ecosystem for small African enterprise’ – and a few bigger ones – permits service suppliers quick access to the prevailing ayoba person base with minimal effort. The most well-liked microapps presently are ‘dwell scores’ (permitting customers to get the newest sports activities scores), ‘ayoba gifting’, ‘video play apps’, sports activities, and buying.
Born out of a partnership with MTN, ayoba is accessible on all networks. In sure taking part territories, customers on ayoba obtain complimentary each day information, amplifying its worth proposition*. Ayoba’s development trajectory has it on observe to realize 100 million month-to-month energetic customers by 2025 according to MTN’s Ambition 2025 technique.