It seems like every possibly conceivable app has been developed, or is in the process of being developed. There are apps that help you monitor your sleep; track your bowel movements (and share with others!); manage your expenses; spice up your love life, or even hurt the people you hate – developers seem to have us pretty much covered. Well, not quite yet. At least, not for the average Nigerian. And seriously, only Nigerian developers can understand what Nigerians really need; but they seem to be lacking in inspiration. So I thought I’d give them a hand. Here are 5 apps I wish Nigerian Developers would come up with.
Apparently, people still flash in 2013. Ever had your last N10 vamoozed by that trigger-happy flashee, to the point where you feel like strangling them? No need to habour murderous thoughts anymore, install iFlash. iFlash will guarantee you 100% flashing success rate. You just select the contact, iFlash dials and then cuts the call within the tiniest microsecond of the flashee picking up. iFlash is free but there’s also a paid version, iFlash Pro, that allows you save quick 2-second voice notes like “Abeg call me back”, which will auto-play on pickup and drop the call immediately, saving you those important kobos.
“Send the link abeg”. Whether it’s about a celeb who’s still single, or another who may have found love again, everybody wants the link. Linkify is an intelligent app that stays up-to-date with trending topics by analyzing all social media channels and automatically bookmarking relevant links. So the next time someone on your TL tweets about which Naija celeb just got a new pair of shoes from Dubai, who is kissing who in BBA, or anything that piques your interest, you no longer need to ask them for the link – ask Linkify.
Forget Instagram and Vine, Amebo is the next big thing in social media. For all those random moments when you can’t load up your camera app in time to capture that moment, Amebo is the perfect solution. Regardless of whether your phone screen is locked or not, Amebo takes photos using your unique laugh, or custom voice commands like “come and see o!”, and instantly uploads them for you. You can even setup templates for instant-posting on your blog, Amebo automatically generates eye-catching titles so your followers will be sure to click.
On those match/movie days when PHCN are nice enough to provide you with power – only they take and bring on a per-minute basis – you never have to worry about getting up every 20 minutes to switch on the generator. phcNO comes with the most advanced technology that implements Wi-fi signals for one-touch switch on/off of your generator. phcNO also comes with intelligent “bedtime pacifier” feature, which monitors heat levels at midnight, to determine when to switch on/off your generator appropriately, saving you lots of fuel money & hours of sleep.
Buka Me Up
This one was inspired by @gidi_genius’s tweet. Buka Me Up uses Google maps integration to give you directions to the best bukas & beer parlours within your vicinity, complete with traffic report and food-ready status. The interface also spots a timeline that displays real photos of current food offerings, in real-time, to aid you in ordering exact pieces of those “particulars” you just can’t do without.