Company recognized for innovation, excellence and impact in application development and digital experience
Abuja, FCT – June 15, 2018 – Hello tractor today announces that it has been named a winner of the Progress App Innovation Awards for the Best Mobile App category. The Progress App Innovation Awards showcases the game-changing business applications and digital experiences that organizations are creating using Progress solutions. Winners were announced during the global ProgressNEXT 2018 user conference, which took place May 29-June 1 in Boston, MA.
Hello Tractor is a social enterprise that is supporting smallholder farmers across the continent of Africa and beyond through our innovative technology. This technology consists of our mobile app as well as telematics device which connects tractor owners to farmers needing mechanization services in a timely manner, much like ride sharing applications we have across the world these days. Because of our technology, smallholder farmers receiving service through our platform are able to plant 40 times faster than traditional methods at 1/3rd the cost.
“On behalf of Progress, I would like to congratulate Hello Tractor as a 2018 Progress App Innovation award winner,” said Loren Jarrett, Chief Marketing Officer, Progress. “These awards give us the opportunity to showcase and celebrate organizations that are using Progress technologies to develop innovative applications that are making a difference not just for the organizations that build them, but also for the world at large.”
“Our mantra from the get-go has been to provide smallholder farmers with access to tractor services, but we’ve been able to achieve even more over the past years by breaking barriers and creating opportunities for everyone through innovation” says AbdulMajid Isiaka, Head of Mobile Products at Hello Tractor.
Categories for the Progress App Innovation Awards program include: Best Web Experience, Best Mobile App, Best Modernization Transformation, Best Web UI, Best Healthcare App/Solution, and Best Industrial Manufacturing App/Solution.
Submissions ranged from Fortune 500 organizations to startups across industries, and nominees were selected based on the level of innovation, sophistication, and environmental or social impact of their application. From the nominees, a panel of expert judges selected the winning applications. More information about the awards and the winners is available here.
About Hello Tractor
Hello Tractor is an award-winning agricultural technology company focused on improving food and income security for smallholder farmers relying on expensive and often unavailable manual labor. Our solution: we have developed technology to increase and optimize tractor activity in Africa. Hello Tractor connects tractor owners to farmers through an Internet-of-Things (IoT) digital solution that bridges the gap between traditional farming and more technologically advanced approaches. Our platform simplifies complex data to make tractors profitable as business assets even in smallholder farming systems. This disruptive technology holds the potential to increase agricultural productivity and farmer income for a more secure global food system.