Must have Mobile Apps in South Africa


The newly improved Mr D Food app (previously Mr Delivery) gives you more choice and great convenience right at your fingertips. With Mr D Food you can order Food Online from a wide range of restaurants near you at your doorstep.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!


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!


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!


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.


Protect is a safety app allows you to send panic alert to your emergency contacts with just a button click through message. It has all the emergency features needed and kicks out an immediate message and a cry for help in certain cases. It is available in Google play store and Appstore


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.