bdapps recognized as the Best Innovation in Community Engagement

Dhaka, 10 March 2022: bdapps, an initiative by Robi Axiata Limited, has been recognized as the Best Innovation in Community Engagement at the Bangladesh Innovation Awards 2022 organized by Bangladesh Brand Forum recently.

The recognition comes in light of the numerous community-based programs initiated by bdapps to nurture the developer ecosystem of the country. bdapps has also been awarded with Honorable Mention in the category of Best Innovation in SDG Inclusion for its outstanding contribution in ensuring inclusive economic growth through digital means.

Robi’s Executive Vice President, Armaan Ahmed Siddiqui received these awards from Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh, Mustafa Osman Turan at the ceremony,

Robi’s Chief Commercial Officer, Shihab Ahmad said: “bdapps since its inception has been engaging with the talented apps developers in our communities to come up with innovative solutions that has commercial value. This award certainly gives a fresh impetus to our mission to let our communities determine for themselves what works best for their digital lifestyle.”

Robi’s Acting CEO and CFO, M. Riyaaz Rasheed said: “With growing reliance on digital technology in the society, we have to engage the community to look for innovative solutions to solve peoples’ problems. I am very happy to note that bdapps has been recognized with this distinguished award for doing just that. In true sense, bdapps has democratized innovation in the society, and hence, this award is a major milestone in Robi’s digital transformation journey.”

Private Industry and Investment Adviser to Honorable Prime Minister, Salman F Rahman, MP was present at the award ceremony as the chief guest. State Minister for ICT Division, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, and Mayor, Dhaka North City Corporation, Atiqul Islam were present as special guests.

bdapps currently has 25,000 apps developers, 4,000 of whom are females; a total of 45,000 applications are hosted by bdapps which are used by more than six million subscribers. bdapps was recently recognized as the National App Store of Bangladesh by ICT Division.