International award in sight for SA app that brings you petrol

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You may recall a story we ran last week about a new app called Cybatar FillApp, that will deliver fuel to you no matter where you are. As a result of their work on the app, the developers responsible for it (Cybatar) have received a nomination for the African Corporate Excellence Awards 2015, according to a statement sent out by the company.

The awards are organised by Corporate Vision Magazine in the UK, and were implemented to celebrate African businesses that had worked hard to make a name for themselves on the continent.

Developer Cybatar has not had an easy time of it, having had to “pivot” four times. A pivot is where a startup will adapt its business offering to find the right customer, value proposition and market positioning; this process eventually resulted in the release of FillApp.

Cybatar started out as a social network before realising that the sector was totally dominated by Facebook and Twitter. The company then shifted its focus to the internet of things, big data and cloud computing instead.

The penultimate pivot saw Cybatar opening its doors to young entrepreneurs, with an eye towards helping them build their products. Cybatar said that one of these products, a social network for scholars, SchoolWorke, has been quite successful.

Despite the challenges faced – or perhaps partly because of them – co-founder and chief executive officer Phiwa Nkambule has led Cybatar to the point it is at today, where it is garnering international attention from subscribers of Corporate Vision Magazine.

The African Corporate Excellence Awards winners will be announced in the coming months, but we’d just like to take a moment to congratulate Cybatar on the impressive achievement of making it this far.

If you haven’t yet downloaded Cybatar FillApp or you don’t think you’ll ever need it, consider doing it anyway – you never know when it could prove useful. Grab it here for Android devices.

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.


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