In that time, the different groups churned out a number of prototype applications, two of which have received awards and accolades and now have working and useful apps in the Google Play store. Asa [ In Google Play Store ] & Efiko [ In Google Play Store ]
In the last week of June, we held the I/O Extended events at CcHub to allow developers who could not make it to Google I/O watch the keynotes, announcements and sessions live. Google I/O [https://developers.google.com/events/io/] is an annual developer-focused conference held by Google in San Francisco, CA with over 5000 participants from all over the world.
Not wanting to be left out of participating in the Develop for Good Hackathon [http://goo.gl/42GoU] , developers in the community joined forces to build a prototype for Assembly Bills — a web based platform that would help Nigerian citizens provide input on legislative bills and policies remotely, without having to fly across the country to the capital of Abuja to provide input in person, as currently necessary.
There was also a meetup at the CcHub where there was a show and tell from MobiQube and Giddi Games. The founder of Giddi Games – Victor Dibia also took the attendees through the process of game creation using the Cocos2D game engine. The winners of the Africa Android Challenge were also on ground to demo their app and receive their prize of an Android device. Very importantly, we had +Emeka Onwuka of Parkway Projectstalk to developers about mobile money and their platform tagged ReadyCash [http://goo.gl/zioBZ] and gave an insight into the already working capability of in-app billing on their platform.
To our newest members, you are welcome! It’s going to be an exciting year! Don’t forget to check our list of super links – http://goo.gl/J5mWh