- Nigerian Technologists Shine at Facebook Conference
Nigerian developers have been commended for their innovations and additions to the technology market at the just concluded annual F8 developer conference held at San Jose in California.
The event which also provided them with a platform for partnership deal with facebook saw applications developers across the African continent and globally network and share experience, showcased innovative products and services they have created for their local communities and the global market.
F8 hosted more than 4000 people in person and hundreds of thousands of people who watched via Facebook Live for two days. New products, tools, interactive demos and speakers to help developers build, grow and monetise their apps.
According to Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships for the Middle East and Africa, Emeka Afigbo, Facebook was “partnering with many African developers to launch products that not only meet the needs of local markets, but which were also ready for the world stage.
Some of the Nigerian applications that shone at the event included: Pass.NG, an education start-up that helps students practice for university entrance exams; Truppr, social fitness start-up; Afrinolly, an app that allows users to catch up with Nollywood content via mobile phones. It is one of the first Nigerian companies to build the Facebook Surround 360 camera.
Others are Quiz.ng, an online quiz platform; Kudi.ai, a seamless payment solutions through messaging and Kangpe, a health enquiry platform.
At the event, Facebook also launched the developer circles, a program for developers all over the world to connect, learn, and collaborate with other local developers. Developer Circles is a community-driven program that’s free to join and open to any developer.