Uganda Guide App wins UCC’s ACIA Judges Award


(Posted 04th July 2013)

Uganda’s first ever guide application, developed by the Pearl Guide has during the recent Uganda Communications Commission 3rd Annual Innovation Award Ceremony been honoured with a special Judges Choice Award, recognizing excellence and initiative, on the technological side but also for the impact this can have on the country’s tourism industry.

The Pearl Guide Uganda Limited, developers and owners of the Uganda Guide Mobile App was recognized by the UCC judges as a key development that is going to be a ‘game changer in the way Uganda portrays herself globally as a travel destination and in the way common people access common services and amenities’.

The Uganda Guide was recognized for filling in the existing void in regard to making Uganda available to over one billion smartphone users globally. The new app, the initial release a few weeks ago was reported here the same day, offers users the complete background information on Uganda, listings of attractions and things to do, personalized digital maps, a complete travel directory with tour operators, taxi cabs, hotels, safari lodges, embassies, banks, forex bureaus and a host of smart mini apps such as Expense Trackers, Bus Fare Finder, Safari Package Generator, Trip Journal etc.

Way to go Pearl Guide, way to go for Uganda too as The Pearl of Africa becomes accessible to the big wide world.