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Ericsson: Apps for collaboration and electricity monitoring win top prizes in Ericsson application awards 2014

* Team SOP from Nigeria wins first prize in Company category for their app
that monitors electricity supply
* South Africa's Team WorkMode wins first prize in Student category for their
collaboration app
* Teams were selected in competition with 300 teams from more than 63
countries from all over the globe

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has today announced the winners of the 2014 Ericsson
Application Awards at a ceremony held at the Ericsson Studio in Kista,

The Student category was won by Team WorkMode from South Africa for their
collaboration app, with the Company category being won by Team SOP from
Nigeria with their app that monitors electricity supply.

Taking home the honors in the student category, Team WorkMode from South
Africa created an app that helps workers collaborate by allowing them to see
the real-time work context and tasks of colleagues.

The jury motivated their choice by saying: "We felt that Team WorkMode showed
a strong business potential, and their focus on design and usability helped
them when it came to innovation and addressing the theme of Apps for working

Jacques Marais of Team WorkMode says: "This award will help us to build our
business and allow us to develop not only this app but also some ideas we
have around education in South Africa. It will also enable us to purchase
hardware so we can expand to different platforms. It's a real boost."

The company category was won by Team SOP from Nigeria, who created an app that
analyses the availability of electricity in a given area.

The jury outlined their reasons for choosing SOP, saying in a joint statement:
"Team SOP presented a strong case of using technology in a way that anyone
could understand, value and would invest in. They cleverly combined consumer,
society and business benefits around lifting transparency of power delivery
in a well designed package."

Toks Ogun of Team SOP says: "This award means we can continue to expand and
develop our app, which monitors electricity supplies. We can see a market in
parts of North America, in South America and in India and we will continue to
develop our idea."

The Technology for Good Recognition also went to Africa, with Sowertech's Afta
Robot app receiving the award for their smart solution for public

The jury motivated their choice by saying: "Every day 15 million people in
Africa face long walks and sometimes longer waits as they make their daily
journeys by taxi. Sowertech has helped connect taxis and their customers by
providing information on location and much more through their AfterRobot
mobile app."

The winners were chosen from over 300 registered teams representing 63
countries from all over the globe. The company category attracted 158
entries, with 142 teams entering the student competition.

Bina Chaurasia, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer,
Ericsson, says: "We would like to offer our congratulations to both teams,
who faced hard competition from all over the world. At Ericsson we often talk
about the Networked Society and how mobile and digital technologies are
increasingly expanding into more areas of society, business and our private
lives. The winning apps strongly reflect this trend, as well as this year's
theme of 'Apps for Working Life.' We wish our winners every success in the

The Ericsson Application Awards is an annual competition for application
developers, and this year's theme for the competition was "Apps for Working
Life." The purpose was to promote innovations that will change how businesses
are organized, as well as how we organize work, collaborate and share.

The semi-finalist apps were reviewed by a panel of global representatives and
they decided on the two winning teams, who will each receive €25,000 in prize

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Apps win top prizes in EAA2014


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