There seems to have been a surge of awareness for our local hardware manufacturers in recent times. The guys at Pliris Mobile, Encipher, and Vantium are three striking examples of local brands that have generated interest and excitement.
I am thinking that the next natural direction should be our local apps. We have scores of developers working at one app or the other. I got wondering how many people are aware of those local apps and how many actually use them?
Personally, I am aware of Afrinolly, ProWork (still in beta), Twhii, EssentialApp, GoldSMS, Nigeria Constitution App, SeeNeMa, Ticketmobile, GTBAnk MobileMoney (which should still have a ‘Beta’ tag on it), and PlirisTexty (bundled with Pliris Mobile smartphones). I have used a number of these occasionally.
Which local apps are you aware of and have used, and how often do you use them? What are your suggestions to local mobile app developers?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.