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#SMWLagos | Lagos City Gets Ready For Social Media Week 2014

Social Media Week Lagos (SMW Lagos) co-produced by Dragon Africa and AFRIKA21 returns for a second year to Lagos February 17 – 21, 2014. In 2013 SMW Lagos drew over 8,000 attendee registrations, garnered 19,148 twitter mentions and amassed over 31 million online impressions.

SMW Lagos is part of the larger Social Media Week global conference, now in it’s 6th year and attended by over 66,000 people annually.  Social Media Week’s mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration and the sharing of ideas and information.  The format of the week-long conference is a mixture of keynotes, panels, workshops, networking events and mixers, with the majority of the events being free and open to the public.

SEE ALSO: Compilation of Recaps from Social Media Week Lagos 2013

Lagos joins New York, Milan, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Barcelona to host the February 2014 edition of Social Media Week, powered globally by Nokia.  SMW Lagos will be guided by the global theme “The Future of Now: Always On, Always Connected.” Locally, SMW Lagos will explore the theme “A Connected Africa Is The Future.”  Both themes will set the stage for engaging discussions on the impact a connected continent of 1 Billion people have on Africa, local industries and the world at large.

“We are really excited to be coming back to Lagos and looking forward to working with amazing event partners, sponsors and the entire community to deliver an incredible week of programming.  In our second year in Nigeria we aim to lead the conversation and further establish SMW Lagos as the number one new media and communications technology conference on this great continent.” –  Obi Asika, Founder of Dragon Africa and SMW Lagos Chairman

“It’s a very exciting time in Nigeria and across the continent.  People increasingly have access to the tools to change their lives, their communities and ultimately Africa.  Social media is one of those tools. Being connected to one another and the world in real-time empowers Africans to make more informed decisions and directly influence local/global conversations.  During SMW Lagos 2014 we’ll look at social media’s impact on Africa’s dynamic business, cultural and political landscape and discuss what implications this has on the future of Africa”  – Ngozi Odita, Founder of AFRIKA21 and Executive Director of SMW Lagos

With the expressed purpose of bringing Nigerians, Africans and the global community together SMW Lagos invites Lagosians and the world to contribute to the week’s programming by hosting their own events, talks, panel sessions and workshops.  Individuals and organizations can get involved by submitting their idea here.  Deadline for submissions is December 6, 2013.  

For more information on how to get involved, do email lagos@socialmediaweek.org.  For the latest news and updates visit socialmediaweek.org/lagos or follow SMW Lagos on Twitter via @SMWLagos or on Facebook via facebook.com/SMWLagos.

About Social Media Week

Social Media Week, powered globally by Nokia, is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information socialmediaweek.org

New BlackBerry 9720 Comes With A BBM Shortcut Key And More

For customers that want a smartphone that’s built for a communications centric experience, BlackBerry today introduced the new super social BlackBerry 9720 smartphone. Designed for a premium look and available in a variety of vibrant colors, the new BlackBerry 9720 smartphone takes everything you’d get from a starter smartphone to the next level, and comes packed with all of your favorite social apps to let you spark the conversation.

“The BlackBerry 9720 smartphone gives you all the essentials of the BlackBerry smartphone experience to support a communications centric lifestyle. It has the best keyboard and functionality for BBM, as well as an updated BlackBerry 7 OS that adds many enhancements. It’s perfect for customers upgrading from a feature phone or entry-level Android or Windows Phone device, as well as existing BlackBerry smartphone customers, that want a richer experience and jump up in style and performance,” said Carlo Chiarello, Executive Vice President for Products at BlackBerry.

SEE ALSO: BlackBerry And Oracle Organize Mobile Apps Challenge

The BlackBerry 9720 smartphone features a spacious BlackBerry Keyboard with distinct keys for optimal typing, a 2.8” touchscreen and trackpad for easy navigation, offers generous battery life, and numerous enhancements including:

BlackBerry 7 OS – The new BlackBerry 9720 smartphone comes with BlackBerry 7 OS version 7.1, which features an updated interface that lets you swipe to unlock the phone or access the camera from the lock screen, as well as additional enhancements.

BBM – The new BlackBerry 9720 smartphone features a dedicated BBM™ key that makes it quick and convenient to access the globally popular mobile social network, and with its BlackBerry Keyboard, messaging your BBM friends is easy and accurate. It also includes BBM Voice, which lets you chat over Wi-Fi for free. The latest version of BBM, which features BBM Channels, will also soon be available for download on the BlackBerry World storefront, letting you tune in and connect with the businesses, brands, celebrities and groups you are passionate about.

Built-in FM Radio – With the BlackBerry 9720 smartphone you can listen to local FM stations, and automatically let your BBM friends know what station you’re currently listening to.

Multicast to Make Yourself Heard in an Instant – The refreshed BlackBerry 7 OS lets you quickly type your message once and post it simultaneously and instantly to your friends on BBM, Twitter and Facebook. You can even snap a picture and post it to multiple social networks all at the same time, right from the camera app.

Discover New Possibilities – With access to BlackBerry 7 apps and games on BlackBerry World, the BlackBerry 9720 smartphone can make you more productive and better informed, and keep you well connected and thoroughly entertained, while on the move.

Smart for Business Too – With BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express, the BlackBerry 9720 smartphone offers superior business productivity features with market-leading mobile device management, application management and security, and is a very cost-effective solution for any organization.

Beginning in the coming weeks, the new BlackBerry 9720 smartphone will be available in select markets from retailers and carriers in Asia, EMEA and Latin America. A variety of accessories from cases to carrying solutions, to chargers and audio peripherals, will also be available from select retailers.

About BlackBerry

A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. More at blackberry.com

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BBM On Android And iOS: Game Changer Or Self Destruction

It is no longer news that the Blackberry Messenger (BBM) would soon be available on the Android and iOS platforms. Until now, BBM has been the exclusive to BlackBerry users, but interestingly, they are choosing to extend this service to other OS platforms. Earlier rumored to be ready for release on June 21, 2013, Blackberry has squashed this information here and here.

In Africa, where BlackBerry devices are quite popular and with the usage of the Android and iOS phones rising, the question is: With the BB messenger now open to Android and iOS, would BlackBerry be gaining an advantage or could this turn out to be the potential self-destruct button for them?

BlackBerry continues to struggle with market share, but in markets where they still have some strength, Nigeria for instance, would they lose their advantage when you no longer need to own a BB device to get BBM? Is there something they are seeing, that we are not? Maybe the answers would come with time.

SEE ALSO: Coming To Africa: Meet The BlackBerry Q5

In this age of collaboration, it is not strange to find cross-platform applications. With WhatsApp and Viber already established in this game, the advantage might just be that people have always admired how much of a personal connection BBM brings with it. Also, for former BB users who had previously moved to other devices, the addition of BBM to their device of choice might be a plus for BlackBerry.

In all of this, even if it pays the customer, which to me is quite paramount, we cannot help but ask how it gets to pay Blackberry. Shedding more light on the situation sometime ago, Andrew Bocking, (Executive Vice President, Software Product Management and Ecosystem at BlackBerry) said, “For BlackBerry, messaging and collaboration are inseparable from the mobile experience, and the time is definitely right for BBM to become a multi-platform mobile service. BBM has always been one of the most engaging services for BlackBerry customers, enabling them to easily connect while maintaining a valued level of personal privacy. We’re excited to offer iOS and Android users the possibility to join the BBM community”.  Again, we would have to wait to see how that pans out.

The initial release will enable iOS and Android users to use BBM chats, including multi-person chats, share photos and voice notes, and engage in BBM groups. The apps will also be subject to approval in the Apple and Google App Stores respectively. Earlier, BlackBerry announced that users will require iOS6 and Android 4.0 or higher versions to use the BBM app.

SEE ALSO: BlackBerry Launches Warranty Campaign For Customers In Nigeria

With the potential to become a huge social network on mobile, BBM definitely possesses the gait to compete with rivals like Apple and Samsung. A friend also pointed out that if WhatsApp is valued at one billion dollars, then that tells you something. But even as a baseline, if BBM app won’t make any more money for Blackberry, it could serve as an advert for the company’s brand.  According to Thorsten Heins, Blackberry’s Chief Executive, he refers to the move as “a statement of confidence.” BlackBerry plans to add support for BBM Channels as well as voice and video chatting for iOS and Android later, with the app also set to be free for download.

What do you think about BBM coming to Android and iOS? Would you adopt BBM for your Android or iOS (if you own either)? Let us know in the comments below.

7 Things To Consider When Choosing Your Startup Name

Choosing a name for a business must be planned carefully, a good name is wonderful, a great name; so much more. One may never know the extent to which the name of a business might encourage or discourage a potential customer.

Startup entrepreneurs rarely consider that it takes a long time for people to come to love your ‘unpronounceable’ startup name. While this might not be entirely a bad idea, what smart entrepreneurs do is to be very creative with the naming of their idea by removing misrepresentation, friction and controversy, thus creating a smooth road for it to fly.

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Having a strange name is actually very daring and it positions your business as a unique brand. But you need people to remember the name; you need to be creative enough for Google to associate your name with the relevant keywords; you need to be sure everyone can pronounce it; you need to ensure that is has no negative connotations elsewhere.

Here is the thing, most businesses that use strange names usually have big budgets to push it up our noses. There are no rules, but you need to think hard enough before settling for a name. This process is worth the consideration to avoid infringement lawsuits, misrepresentation and the cost of rebranding later.

There are three basic approaches in choosing a business name:

Direct approach: Plain dumb simple, dude. This is the straight forward, no thinking approach. Your name is what you do – plain and simple. Bus.com.ng is an example, no questions asked. Using this approach, one chooses a name that reflects what the company is involved in.

Blank approach: this involves choosing an abstract name that doesn’t tell what a company is involved in. Example is Apple Inc., makers of Apple computers.  (Apples are in any way connected with computers)

Coining a name approach: here, you just put words together to form a new word that didn’t exist before, like Skype.

Now that you know the different types of ways to name a business, here are some pointers on what to look out for when choosing a business name:

1. Cognitive fluency is key

Cognitive fluency is a study in psychology that measures how easy it is to think or say something. Studies have shown that shares in companies with easy to pronounce names do significantly well than those of companies with hard to pronounce names. In naming a company, it is therefore important that the name should be easy to remember like Facebook, YouTube, Channels, Efiko.

2. Be original

It is important that the name given to a company is original, i.e. the owner’s idea. This helps in distinguishing a new business from an existing one.  However, if an existing name must be used, modifications can be made such as introduction graphic elements and addition of words or letters. The problem in using an existing name for a new business is that people might not be able to tell the difference, except the two businesses are in different sectors, then this problem might be minimal.

3. Make it a legal name

This is a no-brainer, but because most people start by ‘trying it out first to see if it will succeed’, we never do a background check. Before you spend a lot of money on branding and publicity, try to do a name search with the Corporate Affairs, a trademark search with the Ministry of Commerce and an availability check for the domain name.

Once you find it is available, lock it down! Do everything to get to get it registered. This simple step can save you the cost of similarities and infringements later.

4. Ask for people’s opinion

A focus group can be used to find out what people think the business should be called, bearing in mind that the customer is king. The whole process of deciding can be made easier for the focus group when there are options to choose from.

5. Let your name speak for you

It will be great if the name gives an idea about what you are involved in. While there are successful names that draw blanks, e.g. Quora, Dealfish, OLX, NaijaLoaded, you will need to work extra hard to ingrain the name in the mind of your target audience. Descriptive names are a quick way to get your name registered on the lips of every one. These include,  Jobberman, Wakanow, Microsoft, MySpace

6. Does the first alphabet matter?

Sometimes it does. Every time Zygna appears on a list of games, it’s always last. Some companies will get a lot of traction because they will always be named first.

7. Is it ‘web’ compliant?

It important to do a name search online and pay attention to how your new name looks or will be pronounced and spelt online. Names URLs  like choosespain.com ( Choose Spain Rentals), teacherstalk.com (teachers community), wintersexpress.com (winters express newspapers), auctionshit.com (eBay competitor), mammotherection.com (scaffold erection/dismantle services), and nycanal.com (New York State’s Canals) are prone to carry mixed messages and you do not want to join this list.

SEE ALSO: The Anatomy Of A Failed Startup

These are my two cents, but ultimately, the choice of what to name your business is a balance of the people who will use it and your will to get it out into the open. This will also determine the success of the name you choose.

What are your own thoughts? Heard of any funny names that succeeded?

[EVENT] The Government And The Internet – NIGF 2013

The Local Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group (LMAG) of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum, comprising of the Ministry of Communication Technology (MCT), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) in collaboration with other local stakeholders is kick starting the preparatory process for the second edition of Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) 2013.

Discussions would center around Internet Governance for Empowerment, National Integration and Security through Multi-stakeholders’ Engagement and will feature Exclusive Business Opportunities in the Internet Industry for the Youths.

The objectives of the event are to:

  • take full advantage of the multi-stakeholder nature of the forum to share productive ideas, best practices and experiences that can be harnessed to addressing critical national challenges.

  • provide common platform for local stakeholder’s input towards Global IGF 2013.

  • engage the opportunity of NIGF multi-stakeholder platform for the empowerment of Nigerian youths.

At the end of the forum, it is expected that the outcome will facilitate emergence of viable alternative opportunities that best address the nation’s most critical national and internet issues. It is also expected that this will promote the nation’s position at the global IGF forum taking place from 22nd to 25th October, 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.

Some highlights for the event are: Digital Inclusion and Integration, Building Trust, Confidence and Assurance on the Internet, Policy and Regulatory Model for the Internet, Encouraging Local Research on Internet Development in Nigeria, Addressing Infrastructural Challenges in the Cashless Society, Emerging Issues and Way Forward

Event Details

Date: June 18, 2013
Time: 9:00 am
Venue: Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre, Abuja

For more information and to register, visit here

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Nokia Nigeria To Step Up E-Waste Initiative

As countries across the world make moves to curb the effects arising from electronic waste or e-waste, Finnish phone manufacturer, Nokia, said its ‘Take Back Initiative’ in Nigeria has not done well, promising that much more efforts would be channeled to the initiative.

According to reports, every month, about 50 million cell phones are replaced worldwide, but only 10% are recycled, adding that recycling will reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to taking 1,368 cars off the road for a year.

Nokia’s Vice President, West & Central Africa, James Rutherfoord, who spoke on the sidelines of a global launch of its products in Lagos, said the firm will do more going forward.

“We have not made enough progress. We will do some more take back. Collection cans are available at our care centers where we can collect disused phones, batteries and chargers. I think we need to do more in the coming years. We will focus on it and probably put some very good initiative in place. We will continue and put some new initiative in place too,” he assured.

On the occasion, the firm unveiled two new devices in its portfolio which he said are designed to offer consumers great internet experiences at affordable price points. He said the Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia 206 are both available in single SIM or dual SIM versions and give people innovative ways to access social features and share their favorite content.

According to him, the Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia 206 are the first mobile phones devices to include Nokia’s exclusive Slam feature which allows consumers to share multimedia content like photos, music and videos with nearby friends almost instantly. He said Slam works with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones without the need to pair devices, and without the recipient needing to also have Slam. In just a few clicks, people can ‘Slam’ their content to another device faster than with Bluetooth alone and without consuming Internet data.

He said Nokia Asha 205 has a pleasingly tactile Qwerty keyboard and introduces a new, dedicated Facebook button, making it the perfect device for social people who want the fastest access to their Facebook profile. Combined with eBuddy Chat, Twitter and support for popular email accounts such as Gmail, the Nokia Asha 205 is designed to allow that people are never more than a few clicks away from their social networks.

Rutherfoord, estimated the retail price for the Nokia 206 is around $62 and it is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2012.

The new devices take full advantage of the Nokia Xpress Internet platform, which uses Nokia’s cloud technology to reduce data consumption by up to 85%, helping consumers enjoy more affordable Internet access. They also feature Nokia Nearby, a web app that helps consumers discover points of interest such as restaurants, shopping and ATM machines close to their location.

[Source: BizTechAfrica]

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Nigerians Love QwikGist, Or Here Is Why They Should

As a Nigerian, I can confidently say that one thing we Nigerians love is to gist! It’s no wonder that two friends, who met in September 2012 while working at one of Nigeria’s biggest e-commerce start-ups, decided to create a mobile app that provides news content from all categories of websites of interest to Nigerians. The result was QwikGist.

QwikGist is a free mobile news aggregator that generates content from over 22 of the most visited news, gossip and sports websites in and outside Nigeria. This mobile app allows users to select what content they prefer from a list of available sources. It also allows users to share ‘this gist’ with their friends on Facebook, Twitter and via email.

“Imagine getting all the news, gossip and sports stories from the websites you love the most in Nigeria, the US or the UK, all on your Blackberry. You stay up-to-date and don’t miss a thing anymore” – QwikGist Review On Blackberry Store.

Onyeka, a well-established internet marketer and professional website designer in Nigeria, conceived the idea, created the user experience and designed the user interface for QwikGist, while Pelumi used his samurai programming skills to dissect into zeros and ones every process that was used to create QwikGist. Together, both men have created a beautifully designed Blackberry app that launched on Blackberry App World on the 1st of December, 2012 and has gotten over 25,000 downloads in just 17 days.

It is interesting to note that 90% of QwikGist downloads have come from within Nigeria, with Lagos, Abuja and Rivers States providing the most downloads. However, according to the QwikGist team, their tracking data, provided by Blackberry Vendor Manager, show that Nigerians outside the country who have limited access to Nigerian content are a lot more appreciative of QwikGist with lots of positive reviews. Female users spend an average of 60 – 120 minutes using QwikGist every day (data provided by Blackberry WebTrends ) with over 13 gossip content sources most of their attention. On the other hand, male users spend between 30 – 40 minutes per day, mostly in the early hours of the morning and between 6 – 8 pm at night, going through mainly news and sports content.

QwikGist is free and currently available for download on Blackberry App World. The first version (QwikGist1.0.0) was launched on the 1st of December, 2012. But the team has taken into consideration feedback from users to launch an improved version currently available on the Blackberry App World as QwikGist (Nigeria) 1.1.0. The app works fine on Blackberry 5.0 upwards, while the QwikGist team is looking at launching the Blackberry 10 version in the first month of January. Also the Android version is coming soon in January, 2013 for Google Play Store.

QwikGist hopes to attract at least 100,000 Blackberry users within the next quarter and the team has set their sights on taking at least half of the 3 million Blackberry users in Nigeria within the next 12 months. They also intended to reach the South African market where a huge amount of Blackberry users exist today.

QwikGist: Blackberry App WorldWebsiteFacebookTwitter

[Image via Flickr/  L.e.e]

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Exset Launches New System To Empower African Digital Transition

Exset, a Netherlands based broadcast technology and solutions company responsible for pioneering TV ecosystems for emerging markets, has today officially announced the launch of its Digital Monetization System (DMS) in Africa.

The Digital Monetization System (DMS) is an award winning solution developed to bridge the gap between technology and value added services. The DMS will facilitate the transformation and monetization of television platforms across Africa thus closing the digital divide.

The Africa Page is a new and unique way of increasing operator revenues in value-based digital television networks

The DMS is designed to power Africa Page, a new and unique way of increasing operator revenues in value-based digital television networks, thereby creating an interactive digital service for broadcast television networks like DTT/DTH across the Africa region, especially in regions where internet/computer penetration and literacy levels are low.

Across Africa, TV is the most effective and affordable way of reaching out to populations on the less favourable side of the digital divide. Africa Page creates a gateway for the world of information services such as magazines, health/education government information, teleshopping, entertainment and games to reach TV consumers. This empowers consumers by increasing their knowledge and interaction with the outer world thus giving them a sense of belonging to the society.

Rahul Nehra, Global Head Sales and Chief Marketing Officer of Exset, said: “The digital divide is a very real economic and socioeconomic issue and DMS is now a key weapon in tackling it. DMS is not about television but about digital transformation.

By providing new revenue streams through interactive public services and interactive advertising revenues, the Africa Page allows operators to provide services to populaces that have so far not been able to receive or afford them. It also facilitates the rollout of free-to-air systems by providing alternative revenue streams. The model proposes to drive revenues to the extent that the digitization process becomes self-financing in three to five years.”

The consortium that Exset establishes will vary in detail from deployment to deployment. It is a 360 degree approach and every element of digitization is included – from the technology to the business services required for its management and monetization to key content suppliers including government and education updates, teleshopping, and local services to name a few.

This will bring an unparalleled, yet affordable, experience to the developing countries in Africa.

[image via Flickr/  Funky64]

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Nigerian Telecom Sector Report [June 2012] by ‘Gbenga Sesan

Data is king and numbers don’t lie. However, any researcher or data lover will tell you how hard it is to happen upon some much-needed data in Nigeria. I’ve often had to use multiple primary sources to get data, that should already exist, for reports and research work around the Nigerian technology space. This explains why, for example, the number of Internet users in Nigeria is still a subject of debate. According to Wikipedia (quoting the International Telecommunications Union), there are now 47,143,356 Internet users in Nigeria. Many industry experts disagree, and the fact that there’s no trusted local source where such data can be verified doesn’t help.

Read more…

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Nigeria Com 2012 Presents The Inaugural APPGIG For Developers

One thing that will be new at Nigeria Com this year will be APPGIG, a series of dedicated workshops and interactive sessions enabling developers in Africa to find out about innovative business models, interesting development ideas, related technologies, new trends in this ecosystem, and more.

Professional, experienced and engaging speakers from the fields of apps development, mobile communications, content production, handset manufacturing and other players will present on the hot topics in the market and will interactively answer surrounding questions from the participating audience.

APPGIG is free to attend for all independent African app developers and coders. APPGIG is co-located with Nigeria Com, the continent’s leading telecoms, ICT and media event, and the only regional event dedicated to the entire digital ecosystem.

What’s In Store For Developers?

Nigeria is the perfect market for Apps, especially considering the active user base and growth rates exceed those from the western markets. For developers, creative strategies are king in order to attract new consumers – plus, innovative business models will be a must to ensure a viable regional ecosystem, and in order to monetise the significant momentum in the app market.

Overall, by enhancing discovery, improving user experience, dropping price barriers, and increasing developer revenue share, the apps ecosystem can really take off

The APPGIG looks to bring together the whole ecosystem: this developer event will bring the Apps ecosystem to the same forum as Nigeria Com, which gathers leading telecoms (operator) and media players (content providers/brand). In fact the event can be considered to be run by developers for developers as it will feature workshops and presentations from experienced coders and developers, actively creating in Africa.

Moreover the goal is to empower developers in Africa, enabling them to find out about innovative business models, interesting development ideas, new trends in this ecosystem, related technologies, and more. It also creates room to partner with grass root ‘app-trepreneurs’ & developer community leaders.

How about jobs opportunities? The APPGIG is a recruiting platform for developers in Africa as the Com World Series team are experienced and have insight into the developer world. One can not overlook the chance to network for success with the rich contacts reaching out to app developers across Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and more.

The Agenda: Session & Speakers

13:00 MC’s Opening Intro

Bosun Tijani, Co-Founder & CEO, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria

13:10 RIM BlackBerry 10 Mini Jam Session

Michael Weitzel, Senior Application Development Consultant, RIM

14.40 Developer Workshop – Location Based Functionality for Social Apps

- Fusing your apps with social: leverage the social networking world

- Technical challenges facing app developers in a world of limited connectivity

- Camera functionality, LBS and tagging for Apps

Ajibola Aiyedogbon, Developer, My Cash, Nigeria

15.30 Caffeine fix, Snacks + Exhibition Visit

16.30 Nigeria Dev Chat: Creating, Distributing and Monetising Apps

- What makes for a successful app in Nigeria?

- What are the major challenges of creating, distribution and monetising apps for the Nigerian market?

- What does the future hold for apps development in Africa?

Ajibola Aiyedogbon, Developer, My Cash, Nigeria

Peter Lockhart, Business Development, 2go, South Africa

Emmanuel Oluwatosin, App Developer Champion, Mobile Monday Nigeria

17.30 Q&A Session: Get your queries to the experts

17.40 End of Session; until the next African AppGig!

We at OTEKBITS will be on ground to cover the event and bring you highlights on our various channels including Facebook, Twitter, Rebelmouse, YouTube, and Flickr. If you are developer chances are high that we’d be seeing you at the event, so African developers, coders or software engineers go register for FREE here.