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Google ADC Prize Presentation To FansConnectOnline Limited

FansConnectOnline Limited winners of the Google Android Developer Challenge, Sub-Saharan Africa in the Entertainment Category with the Afrinolly App was presented with the cash prize (large dummy check) in October 2011.

The prize was presented by Google Nigeria’s country manager Juliet Ehimuan at the Google office Lagos, to FansConnectOnline Limited represented by Chike Maduegbuna (Chief Executive Officer), Temitope Omotunde (Chief Technology Officer) and Bobola Oniwura (Creative Intelligence Analyst).

Details of the first Google Android Developer Challenge, Sub-Saharan Africa can be found at https://developers.google.com/android/adcafrica/gallery_winners

From L-R; Temitope Omotunde, Chike Maduegbuna, Juliet Ehimuan (Google Country Manager), Bobola Oniwura

From L-R; Temitope Omotunde, Chike Maduegbuna, Bobola Oniwura (All FansConnectOnline Limited)

From L-R; Chukwuemeka Afigbo (Google Outreach Program Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa), Temitope Omotunde, Chike Maduegbuna, Juliet Ehimuan, Bobola Oniwura

Afrinolly; Winner Android Developers Challenge, Sub-Saharan Africa

We’re pleased to announce the winners in the Android Developer Challenge, Sub-Saharan Africa. These winners were selected after two rounds of scoring by an official panel of judges. Please see our official page for more information about the challenge.

Details on Google Developers Blog

Afrinolly (African movies in your pocket) wins in the Entertainment Category.
Watch trailers of movies produced in the African movie markets, most especially Nollywood. Get to watch African music videos, comedy online and full length movies on your Android Smartphones.
Afrinolly also brings to you the latest news and gossip about movies, music and celebrities in Africa.
Go to www.afrinolly.com to download the app.

Afrinolly Media Parley With Makinde Adeagbo

Earlier this month, we were invited to an exclusive beta testing launch of the Afrinolly app. The event which holds tomorrow, August 26th will provide initial access of the Afrinolly app to selected Nigerian IT and Entertainment bloggers in Lagos.

After this event, the app would be available for download on your Android and Blackberry devices from September 1, 2011. According to Chike Maduegbuna, MD of Fans Connect Online, the creators of this app:

“The aim is to introduce the app and then install it on your Android/BlackBerry devices for testing and review. This will happen before the app is made available to the public.”

With the Afrinolly app, you can view movie trailers; get user movie reviews; watch music videos and comedy; watch full length movies; look up upcoming movies; read latest entertainment and celebrity news; share movie trailers and news with friends via email, Facebook, Twitter and other sharing apps.

The participants at this launch will get a chance to meet with Makinde Adeagbo, an ex-Facebook software engineer who has worked at various parts of the Facebook stack on projects including search, new user orientation, photos, performance, events, and client software.

Makinde is famous for being part of the team that reduced Facebook’s over 1 MB of Javascript to only 2 KB. He now focuses on Facebook’s front-end performance and works at the company’s headquarters in Palo Alto.

Update: Makinde was a Facebook engineer until January 2011 and has now moved to Dropbox.

From; Techloy

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