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.
Nokia will be holding an event to train Developers on how to port their existing Android apps to Nokia X. This event is in partnership with IDEA Hub ( http://www.idea-nigeria.org) , Mobile Monday Nigeria and Co-Creation Hub ( http://www.cchubnigeria.com ). Register for the Nokia X Portathon holding on the 27th and 28th of March (IDEA Hub on the 27th and ccHub on the 28th) on the Event Registration Page
The Nokia X family provides users access to the world of Android applications, with exclusive Nokia experiences and the most popular Microsoft services. The Fastlane UI makes the experience faster and smoother, while the Nokia X smartphones are wrapped in standout Nokia design.
You can find 5 reasons to port your app to Nokia X here
75% of Android apps will run on Nokia X software platform without any modifications.
To make the process of porting easier, Nokia has provided a help tool / service that helps you to analyse your Application APK file. This service verifies your app for common compatibility issues. It also recommends the modifications needed before you publish your app to Nokia Store.
Common compatibility issues are usage of:
- Google play services (Google Maps, Google cloud messaging and Google in-app billing)
- Amazon services (Amazon Maps, Amazon In-App Purchasing, Amazon Device Messaging)
- Live wallpaper APIs etc..
To get started and analyse your app, visit the Nokia X Analyser Page
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
Bitcoin: Alternative Money – Tim Akinbo
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
Post event Interviews
Video of main event
Google+ Hangout with IDEA Hub
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”.
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)
Our sister chapter – MoMo Sillicon Valley – has just announced the launch of an accelerator. So, if you are starting a business or already running one, this is a great opportunity for you.
The Momentum Accelerator is now accepting applications. Applications close September 3, 2013.
Be part of something Awesome this Fall in Silicon Valley
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.
Lagos 24th June, 2013: After several weeks of planning with VConnect Global Services (Operators of VConnect.com), the Mobile Monday Nigeria #momohackathon went underway at the E-Learning Centre, Odunlami Street, CMS, Lagos (which is the new home of Mobile Monday Nigeria’s events) on the 24th of June, 2013 with Developers, Designers, members of the press, staff of both Mobile Monday Nigeria and VConnect present to witness the event as it happened.
The theme of the event was “Entertainment Now” and the aim was to develop a Movie Listing Mobile Web Application using ASP .NET or PHP as the programming environment and Microsoft SQL as the database application.