Partner Updates

You are invited to the Intel Developer Day in Lagos!

Intel is putting together a Developer Day in Lagos. The event aims to help developers understand Intel’s technology and solutions, and how these can help developers get better at their craft. Also Developers will be able to give suggestions and feedback on how Intel can interact with the ecosystem better.

There will also be a live-coding session using the Intel XDK (The XDK can be obtained at this link). The Intel XDK is available for Windows, Mac , and Linux (32bit and 64bit). Make sure to download this if you’re planning to attend!

Event Details

Date:   Thursday 30th July, 2015

Time:   8.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: The Civic Center (Panoramic Hall, 1st Floor), Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Lagos.

Shuttle Buses will be available to convey attendees to the venue at the following locations by 7:00am and 7:30am (kindly arrive 15 minutes before)

Location 1: Co-Creation Hub, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba.

Location 2: Idea Hub, 296 Herbert Macaulay Road, Yaba.

This event requires pre-registration. Click the button below to register.

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Iroko is hiring Developers in 20+ Roles, Offering 1 Million Naira Prize to Highest Interview Test Scores for Each Month

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.

Engineering Roles
Senior Developer-Integrations / API/CMS
Frontend Developer
Senior Mobile Developer ( iOS)
Senior Mobile Developer (Android)
Technical Project Manager
Q/A Manager
Q/A tester
Mobile Developer (Android)
Mobile Developer (Android)
Mobile Developer (iOS)
Mobile Developer (iOS)
Developer – Data Intelligence /Analytics
Dev Ops
Junior Back end developer
Junior Front end developer
Q/A tester

Product Roles
Product Manager – Telco
Product Manager – Growth

Design Roles
UI Designer
UX Designer


Nokia X Portathon Winners collect prizes

Nokia X Portathon Prize winners + MoMo Team (L-R: Akinbobola Akinola, Lanre Folarin, Mayowa Egbewunmi, Ayooluwa Ajekola, Tomi Davies, Bukola Akinfaderin, Peter Ekerete, Joseph Akinde-Peters)
Nokia X Portathon Prize winners + MoMo Team (L-R: Akinbobola Akinola, Lanre Folarin, Mayowa Egbewunmi, Ayooluwa Ajekola, Tomi Davies, Bukola Akinfaderin, Peter Ekerete, Joseph Akinde-Peters)

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.

Developers Event Reports

Nokia X Portathon Event Recap – 27th and 28th March 2014 – #Port2NokiaX

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 X: Check Your Android App Compatibility Today

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 ( , Mobile Monday Nigeria and Co-Creation Hub ( ).   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.

Nokia X Analyser

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

Developers MoMo Events

5 Reasons to Publish to Nokia X

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.

Learn more ›

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.

Learn more ›

3. Android app compatibility

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.

Test your app’s compatibility now ›

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.

Get started ›

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.

Learn more ›

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!

MoMo Events Partner Updates

Windows Phone says “Hello” to Africa [Event]


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.

Developers Partner Updates

Apply for a place at the Momentum Accelerator Program

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

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Developers Event Reports

The Mobile Monday Nigeria #momohackathon – As It Happened

Lagos 24th June, 2013:  After several weeks of planning with VConnect Global Services (Operators of, 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.


Live from Google I/0 2013