20 Amazingly Innovative Apps Created By Black Developers



Films are a huge part of African culture, and a number of them have been shot and produced there as well. Nigeria’s film industry is one of the largest on the continent, known as Nollywood.

With the Afrinolly mobile app, users will be able to watch movie trailers of these films, with a strong focus on Nollywood. It also provides users with in-depth news and interviews with some of the biggest stars, not only from the movies, but music as well.



Around the Way

Around the Way is an app that is meant to support Black-owned businesses. The app can locate 17,000 Black-owned businesses in 50 states and will help users find the nearest in their area. The app can find businesses such as ATMs and banks, auto shops, bakeries and cafés, beauty parlors and barbershops, clubs and lounges, laundry-dry cleaners, lodgings, restaurants and shopping. Created by Clearly Innovative, a Black-owned mobile app firm based in Washington, D.C., the goal is to empower Black businesses by giving potential customers a point of purchase.


Bid Whist 

Bid Whist is a popular card game, created by Jerod Motley, that you can now play on your mobile device. If you like card games, this app’s for you. Now you can enjoy the game you’ve most likely played plenty of times in an app created by a Black developer.




Mocality is Kenya’s largest business directory. The app allows users to find local businesses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret and Nyeri, with more cities added every month.

Users can also access contact details along with offered products and services.