Vote Our Apps for the People’s Choice award

After almost 3 exciting months of encouraging developers around the world to create meaningful applications using the Google Places API and municipal data sources to improve their communities, the Google Places API Developer Challenge submissions window closed on 30/11/12.  Numerous creative application submissions were received and a number of them came from Nigeria. Encourage them by casting your vote for the People’s Choice award.

The submissions in the Gallery by developers from Nigeria are:

1. Nearest Locator by +ayoola ajebeku
Nearest Locator is a location-based mobile app, a GPS powered directory of nearby places/establishments like banks, hospitals,  eateries, police stations, etc or  an address. Example: In an emergency, a person looking for the closest hospital to him/her-self would use the app and the application would display a list of hospitals according to proximity based on the user location gotten through GPS.

2. E-Secure Lagos +Sunday Akinsete
E-Secure Lagos is a mobile web-based platform for people in Lagos, Nigeria. Where citizens (the general public) can report and expose activities that infringe on public safety. It entails a collaborative partnership between the Police Force (other government and law enforcement agencies may also be involved) and the individuals and organizations they serve to identify problems, and also contribute in developing solutions to tackle them.

3. AvoidGoSlow +Sadiq Oyapero
AvoidGoSlow is a web app that aims to help users avoid traffic and plan their trip. Traffic is a menace in every part of the world, but it is very bad in most African countries especially Nigeria. Developed countries use traffic cams and other technological means to gather traffic information.

Let’s help them by voting for them.

You need to have a Google Plus account to vote. If you already use gMail, just click the link in the top left called “+You”.

To vote, please go to and click on +1 beside the app you are voting for (hopefully at least one of these three 🙂 )