The ‘’Developers’ Hangout’’ is a one day Developers Forum aimed at promoting collaboration and innovation to accelerate the growth of the Nigerian Financial Space. In addition, it is also aimed at showcasing the opportunities available to Developers by integrating their apps into NIBSS Payments Platform.
As more money goes digital, there is a race to control the flow across billions of online channels such as web, point-of-sale locations and smartphones etc. NIBSS believes that collaborative effort between Application Developers, Payment Service Providers and Merchants is a key driver in determining the thrust this flow will go in Nigeria, thus, the Developers’ Hangout. They also believe that eCommerce and ePayment is the next new wave taking over from agriculture and oil.
The Hangout will hold in Lagos, Nigeria on the 18th of September 2015 and Participants will be required to register on the NIBSS website (www.nibss-plc.com.ng/devcon). Registration opened on Saturday 1st August, 2015 and closes on Monday 31st August 2015. Due to the limitation of space and the sensitivity of the information that will be shared at the event each participant will have to be verified using their BVN. Access codes and further details of the event will be sent to only verified participants.
Iroko is looking to build a large Product, Design and Engineering (PDE) team in Lagos. Over the next few months, the company will be searching for and interviewing for the best people to bring into this team.
Also, there will be a cash prize of 1 Million Naira for those who get the best test scores in the Engineering Test every month. Apply today on the Iroko Website.
Iroko is hiring 20+ Engineers. I will award N1m prize to the highest scoring test result in Nigeria. http://t.co/3U6oxUgugV
Engineers at @irokotv will be earning between N150k (min) and N400k. If we find super dupa stars. We will pay more. We’re looking for 22+ — JasonNjoku (@JasonNjoku) May 8, 2015
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On the 30th of April 2014, MobileMonday Nigeria hosted a private prize presentation session with the participants who were selected as winners from the Nokia X Portathon. The criteria for winning the prizes were as follows; Participation at the Nokia X Portathon which held on the 27th and 28th of April 2014, and Membership of MobileMonday Nigeria (which costs 1000 Naira Only, Interest form at the end of this post).
The prizes were as follows; First Place Prize of $1000, Second Place Prize of $750, and Third Place Prize of $500. The Consolation Prize for the rest of the Winners was a Nokia X Device for each of them courtesy of Nokia Nigeria.
Android Developers gathered together at the Nokia X Portathon to get hands-on training on how to port their Android Apps to the Nokia X Platform. It was a two day event held at iDEA Hub on the 27th of March 2014 and at ccHub on the 28th of March 2014. This event was sponsored by Nokia.
If you have been following the news for some weeks now, you would have heard of the arrival of the Nokia X new range of devices. Nokia X is a new, affordable family of smartphones designed to run Android apps using Nokia X service extensions. If you are an Android developer and have published apps, there is now a great opportunity for you to optimize your ROI on Nokia X with minimal resources and little incremental effort to quickly expand your app reach while using your existing Android code base.
The good news is that the majority of Android apps will just work with little modifications. Based on the information available on Nokia’s developer website, you can use your existing Android development environment to add the Nokia X service extensions – Map APIs, In-app Purchases and Notifications. For those few that require modifications, the Nokia X Analyser Tool significantly reduces porting time by identifying the required changes.
So, still wondering why you should port your Android apps to the Nokia X store? Here are 5 reasons from our friends at Nokia…
1. Nokia X opens new markets to your existing apps.
Nokia’s sales leadership and brand strength in the fastest-growing smartphone and mobile app markets provide the launch pad for your apps’ success. With Nokia X, you can reach an untapped pool of savvy — and app-hungry — new smartphone users around the world.
2. Nokia X’s monetization tools create additional revenue streams for your apps
Monetization tools like Nokia In-App Payment, combined with Nokia’s extensive operator billing network, provide your existing apps with new monetization mechanisms in emerging markets. Consumers in many high-growth markets do not have international credit cards, making traditional revenue collection a challenge.
Nokia has tested over 100,000 Android apps and approximately 75% are directly compatible and ready to be published to Nokia Store. If your app uses Google services for maps, push notifications or in-app payments, you will need to replace these APIs with Nokia-specific APIs, which have been built to work almost identically to those they replace. Nokia services have been designed to minimize porting effort for apps using corresponding Google services, and to allow developers develop and distribute a single APK targeting both ecosystems.
4. Develop apps for Nokia X using your existing Android SDK, toolkit and skillset
If you already develop Android apps, you can continue to use your existing tool chain. If your app is one of the 25% that requires change, Nokia provides a plugin package for the Android SDK, including the services APIs and the Nokia X emulator. You’ve already got the other tools and skills you need.
5. Nokia Developer programs provide the marketing promotion you need
Through programs like DVLUP and local outreach, Nokia offers you opportunities to promote your apps to new users and potential customers, while our online training, events, and support tools make sure you’re putting your best app forward.
There will be portathons on 27 & 28 March in Lagos Nigeria at iDea Hub and CcHub. So, if you live in Lagos (or around Lagos) and have a published Android app, click here to register. You also stand a chance to win some fabulous prizes for your published app. What are you waiting for? Register now and take part in the portathon!
The Day kicked off with attendees turning up around 4:30pm for check-in and registration and at 5:00pm, the event got off to a flying start with pre-event networking between the attendees. The pre-event networking helped create some conversation about the theme of the day which was “Online Payments in Nigeria”. The speakers for the day were Oladipo Olasemo (Mobile Monday Nigeria & Synkron Solutions Limited), Andrew Faluyi (Volunteer at Mobile Monday Nigeria & Student of Insurance at University of Lagos) and Tim Akinbo (TimbaObjects Technologies Limited).
The first presentation was made by Oladipo Olasemo and it focused on “Web Versus Mobile Payments in Nigeria”. The data presented aimed at showing a comparison between “Web Payments” and “Mobile Payments” with the latter specifically meaning “MobileMoney Payments”
The Story of Mobile Money so far (2012 – date): Subscribers – 9.9m, Total agents – 67,494, Total Volume of transactions – 11m, Total Value of Transactions – 105bn (Transaction values denoted in Nigerian Naira)
He spoke about the value chain within the Mobile Money ecosystem, services that can be provided using MobileMoney, regulatory framework, The various MobileMoney models and the challenges.
The Challenges hampering nationwide MobileMoney deployment: Inadequate capital, Infrastructural Challenges, Lack of awareness, lack of a wide-spread agent network, Interoperability between various MobileMoney operators
Online Payment Processors in Nigeria – Andrew Faluyi
Web Versus Mobile Payments in Nigeria – Oladipo Olasemo
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MEF Africa, in association with Vodacom, is carrying out vital research to understand the state of the mobile content and commerce markets in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. This is an important, independent benchmark study to identify the specific opportunities and challenges in each of those African growth markets and we would like to personally invite you to participate in the study.
This report was made possible by Oge Onuoha, Willie Aniebiet and the rest of the Online Team here at Mobile Monday Nigeria.
On September 30th, 2013, we had our September 2013 meet up, which doubled as one of the events slated for the Google Entrepreneurship week, an annual week celebrating innovators and entrepreneurs around the world (September 30th to October 4th, 2013). The event was themed “Economic Impact of the Internet in Nigeria” and it covered a broad range of topics including the ICT Sector in Nigeria, the market structure in Nigeria and the Impact of the Internet on the Nigerian Economy. It was a night to remember as delegates and invited guests from Konga.com and a host of other companies were in attendance to listen to the facilitators of the report and to also ask from questions from the Panelists who were invited to share their thoughts on the report and their personal views about the Economic Impact of the Internet in Nigeria.
The panel included Simdul Shagaya of Konga.com, Femi Akinde of Slimtrader, Deji Adewunmi of Jobberman, Deepankar Rustagi of VConnect.com, Femi Taiwo of INITS Limited and Google Developer Group Lagos, Mike Ogbalo of FirstBank, Akin Oyebode of Stanbic IBTC, Olalekan Olude of Jobberman, Robin Miller of Dalberg, Yinka David West of Lagos Business School, and Jason Njoku of Iroko Partners.
Its Networking Time!
The networking session commenced by 5:00pm as guests streamed in to the e-Learning Centre and the IDEA Hub. Early birds had more time to network while munching some small chops. The house was a full one as we saw MoMo Nigeria members from neighbouring cities like Ibadan and Ife show up for the event.
Presentation of the Report
By 6:30pm Mayowa Owolabi kicked off the event by introducing the special guests and inviting Dalberg’s Robin Miller, for her presentation on the Economic Impact of the Internet in Nigeria. Attendees at the IDEA Hub watched the event live via Google+. Etisalat provided internet service for the Live Hangout.
Her three-tier presentation shed light on the good, the bad and the unfulfilled potential of the impact of the internet in Nigeria.
The good: She highlighted the Increasing access to affordable infrastructure; Infrastructure investments; Connections across the continent via the social media; Innovation; socio-economic impact (access to education, job opportunities and financial services) and Public, private and philanthropic investments.
The bad: She pointed out the challenges holding back growth to be Access to the internet, Innovation policies by the government and the bad reputation of ICT in Nigeria with regards to Cyber Crime and Corruption of executives.
The unfulfilled potential: Dalberg’s Robin Miller recommended continuous investment in infrastructure and proper innovation policies, to unlock the unfulfilled potential of the internet in Nigeria.
After the insightful presentation by Robin Miller, The MoMo Nigeria executive chairman, Tomi Davies introduced the panelists, questions and comments from the audience were discussed and answered by them.
The evening was concluded by the Chairman enlightening the audience of the iHq project, an industry led initiative that aims to accelerate the growth of technology innovation and entrepreneurship for economic prosperity in Nigeria and the e-Learning Centre, an ultra modern resource centre for knowledge seekers.
Post event interviews and video of the main event can be found below
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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”.