tech: for harriet features 26 apps created by black women that you have to check out

June 17, 2015

This is one for all you tech-heads! The Culture (For Harriet) has profiled some of the best smartphone apps created by black women – apps that can help you care for your hair, learn more about black history, and discover the best of Africa. Take a look at some of the apps below and check out the full list here.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor


Myavana, the first hair care recommendation system for women of color – created by co-founders Candace Mitchell, Jessica Watson, Chanel Martin, and Joy Boulamwini

Black History Milestones

Black History Milestones, co-founded by Nnanna Obuba and Chidi Oparah – the app helps people to improve upon their knowledge of black history. 


Matatu, a two-player Ugandan card game – Terry Karungi was the only woman to work on the team that created the app.  


Tastemakers Africa  

Created by Cherae RobinsonTastemakers Africa helps people in Africa discover the best restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, etc, in their cities.