Dev4Dev Cleanweb Hackathon 2013: Call for Technological Needs-Statements

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Here’s a mesage from our friends at IsraelDev, CleanWeb Initiative and Terralab Ventures

On the 14-15 November 2013 we will be hosting the Dev4Dev CleanWeb Hackathon in Tel Aviv, Israel, an event that will focus on Developing Apps for the Developing World. The aim of the Dev4Dev CleanWeb Hackathon is to connect Israel’s leading entrepreneurial and technological community with the needs of the developing world.

We hope to harness the talent of the next generation of programmers and developers for addressing the most pressing needs of the developing world by raising awareness and forming partnerships with local stakeholders in these countries. For more information please visit www.dev4devcleanweb.com .

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Windows Phone says “Hello” to Africa [Event]

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There’s an event happening today at the IDEA Hub focused on Windows Phone Development. NOKIA is giving African, including Nigerian developers, the opportunity to develop and sell apps for their LUMIA  brand of devices. The event hopes to bring out the best  in Developers and Potential Developers (and non-developers) by engaging them in contests and training regarding development of Apps for the Windows Platform. It aims to go round West African countries until more than a thousand apps are created and published.

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MHealth In Nigeria: August 2013 Event Recap

mHealth in Nigeria: August 2013 Event Recap

Crafted by Willie Aniebiet. You can find him on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/aniebiet )

After bustling for the last Monday of the month of August, health experts, developers and enthusiasts hung out at Lagos State e-Learning Centre for the August Edition of Mobile Monday. Representatives from the World Bank were exceptionally punctual. The event slated for 5:00pm saw just a few attendees available at the set time; the ‘African-time’ bug. A well known figure in the Tech-Space in Nigeria, Tomi Davies, welcomed participants and painstakingly registered each unregistered participant in his “database”.

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July 2013 MoMoNigeria Event – Location Based Services And Its Benefits To Nigerian Businesses (RECAP)

July 2013 MoMoNigeria Event – Location Based Services and Its Benefits to Nigerian Businesses (RECAP)

At the event, Location Based Services and its benefits to Nigerian Businesses was discussed. The speakers were Gabriel Dada of Twinpine, Aniedi Udo-Obong of Audax and Jacqueline Raquai of Google.

The First speaker, Gabriel Dada Spoke about Location Based Advertising and how Twinpine’s ad serving platform works. He also gave some statistics about Online Advertising:
– 78% of Nigeria’s internet users are between the ages of 19-35.
– There are at least 9 Million Nigerians on Social Media
– There were more website visits from Mobile (60.69% of traffic) than Desktop (30.31% of traffic)

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Location Based Services and Its Benefits to Nigerian Businesses

Location Based Services are starting to prove to be an essential part of our daily lives. From Turn-by-turn navigation services like Google Maps to crowd sourced Traffic applications like Waze (recently acquired by Google for 1.3bn dollars), Location based services have always helped people to get from one location to another giving them services such as Route Suggestion and Traffic Information to help them get to their destinations on time. Locally focused Traffic Monitoring Apps like traffix are coming up to provide crowdsourced traffic data in Nigeria.

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