South African Apps you need on your phone

By : Christopher Wray | March 07, 2017 | Blog

South African Apps you need on your phone

March 07, 2017

It seems like there’s an app for everything these days and South Africa certainly is no different. Whether it’s making shopping easier and more convenient, saving you time and money, helping you keep up with the best news and your favourite TV shows or helping you plan your travel, we’ve got an app for that.


Here are some South Africa’s best mobile apps that you need on your phone:




1. SnapScan

SnapScan is a mobile payment app that lets you pay for whatever you need without having to use cash or swipe your card. SnapScan currently has over 25 000 merchants using the platform in a vast network across South Africa. The app supports credit cards and most debit cards from any local bank, as well as 3D secure-enabled international bank cards. Simply install the app, link your credit or debit card and start shopping at any merchant displaying a SnapScan code. You don’t need to deposit cash or load a wallet to use the app and you will not be charged any additional transaction fees for using SnapScan. Pretty neat!


2. PriceCheck 

Why pay more? With the PriceCheck app you can compare the price of thousands of consumer goods and find the best deal. The in-app barcode scanner lets you instantly access and compare prices, expert reviews, store and location information, to see if you can get it cheaper elsewhere. You can compare pretty much anything you want from cell phones, tablets, electronics, shoes, fashion, flights, insurance and more. This is a must-have for anyone looking for the best deal in town!




3. 22seven

Want to know where your money is going every month? With 22seven you can keep track of your budget and spending, see where your money is going and know what you still have available to spend. You can link all your cheque and savings accounts, credit and store cards, investments, loans and rewards so that you can see all your accounts together, in one place. One of its key features is that 22seven uses the same security measures as banks so your information is always encrypted and secure.


4. Pick n Pay

With this app, you no longer have to go to the smart shopper kiosk in store to manage your smart shopper account. The app lets you see your smart shopper points balance, switch your points to cash on your card and redeem Pick n Pay smart shopper vouchers easily on your phone. You can also switch your points to partner promotion vouchers such as movie tickets, restaurant vouchers, Uber vouchers or Yuppiechef vouchers. A feature we love is the shopping list and bar code scanner. It lets you create custom shopping lists of all your preferred products on your phone, making shopping a whole lot easier!


5. Mr D Food

The newly improved Mr D Food app (previously Mr Delivery) gives you more choice and more convenience at your fingertips. Gone are the days of having to pick up a phone and call in takeaway orders. Now you can easily tap, choose and eat! The app gives you a delivery time estimate and allows you to track your order in real time. You can also choose between delivery and collection options and easy payment methods. Location based restaurant options mean that you can order from restaurants that are close to you, so food is delivered fresher and faster. Download this app today and never go hungry again!




6. Takealot

The Takealot app lets you browse, search and buy millions of Takealot products on their simple, secure mobile shopping app. Easy access to the ‘daily deals’ sections means you will always be the first to know about great online deals and you can also take advantage of their exclusive ‘app only’ deals. A great added feature is that you can track your orders every step of the way, from checkout to your front door, right from the app.


7. Gumtree SA 

Find out who’s selling what in your neighbourhood and get the best deals on new and second-hand goods from local sellers. Gumtree lets you offer, buy and sell almost anything from clothes, shoes, phones, flats, furniture, cars and even jobs! The app lets you take photos from your mobile phone, post your ad and sell immediately. You can also edit and manage your ads, contact buyers and sellers directly from the app, track ads on your watch-list or share ads via SMS and social media.


8. News 24 

Do you like to always know the latest news? The News24 app gives you breaking news at your fingertips, including the top local and international stories, sports updates, entertainment, technology and more. With the app you can subscribe to breaking news alerts and share and comment on the articles you read. You can also watch video clips from the News24 Live Studio.




9. ShowMax

ShowMax offers thousands of the best in local and international movies and TV shows. Watch all your favourite shows and enjoy the best movie blockbusters. With ShowMax you can watch anywhere, as it is available not only on smart TV’s but also on iOS and Android devices. ShowMax lets you stream instantly or download and watch offline.


10. DStv Now 

DStv Premium Subscribers can get DStv Now on their phones for free. DStv Now includes an eight-day TV guide and allows you to set recordings remotely on your DStv Explora. You can also watch a selection of DStv channels and stream or download DStv Catch Up whenever and wherever you please!


11. SuperSport 

Sports fans, now you can get all the latest news and updates about your favourite sports on your phone! Follow a team to receive updates for match events as well as set reminder alerts for fixtures. You can also get video highlights, real-time updates, live commentary, match chat and more. In addition, DStv Premium subscribers can also enjoy live video streaming of games.




12. GauRider 

This app makes travelling on the Gautrain a whole lot easier! The app lets you access the next Gautrain and bus time on your phone and the intuitive drag and drop user interface makes it easy to navigate your journey. Features include a smart log system, smart GauSave indicator and smart dates to keep you constantly updated so travelling is easier and simpler.


13. MyCiti App 

For Cape Town commuters, this useful app gives you all the information you need on the Cape Town MyCiTi bus services such as current card balance and bus times. Get up-to-the-minute bus times for any stop, find the closest bus stops based on your location and see a detailed timetable of every route and stop. You can also plan your journey with point-to-point directions and calculate the cost of each journey you take.




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