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Infinix Smart Devices Arrive With Afrinolly Preinstalled

Starting this June, Infinix Smartphones will come preinstalled with MTN Afrinolly; the biggest mobile entertainment application developed in Africa. With the brand spirit of challenging the norms, Infinix smart devices are designed specifically for young people who want to stand out, reach out and in sync with the world. Pre-installing Afrinolly; Android Developers Challenge Sub-Saharan Africa 2011 winner in the Entertainment category, stresses Infinix Mobility’s commitment to the growth of locally developed applications.

With over 2.3 million downloads across various operating systems MTN Afrinolly allows users to watch trailers of movies produced in the African movie markets (especially Nollywood) and short films plus music videos as they are released daily. Users can also follow upcoming movies, favorite Nollywood Celebrities and Entertainment events from across Africa. The app also provides latest entertainment news, celebrity gist and gossip as it happens.

Infinix offers a wide range of Android smart devices like Surf Smart, Race, Race Lite, Buzz, Race Bolt and Joypad (Tablet). Infinix Smart phones and Tablet run on Android operating system, support both 2G and 3G networks and are powered with 1GHz above processors to allow consumers explore more with innovative applications.

Afrinolly is a mobile phone app developed by FansConnectOnline Limited. The app is available for download on Android via the Play Store at http://bit.ly/11Ci1av


Afrinolly Crosses 2 Million Plus Downloads. Thank You!

In August 2012 we announced that Afrinolly has crossed the million mark of downloads across platforms namely Android, Blackberry, Nokia Symbian, Nokia S40 and Java. Today, we are excited to announce that Afrinolly has seen over two million downloads within the last 16 months thanks to you.

This announcement reflects growing customer demand for discovery, entertainment and social functionality on their favorite mobile devices. With MTN Afrinolly, MTN has shown its commitment to support the local apps community and has led and continues to lead the campaign to raise awareness among mobile subscribers who are still unaware of the full range of potential services they can enjoy via their Smartphones.

Winner of the Google Android Developers Challenge, Sub-Saharan Africa in the Entertainment categories in September 2011, Afrinolly have seen a progressive growth rate in terms of downloads across Africa. Nigeria has the largest share of download with over 70%, Ghana, South-Africa, Kenya and other African countries follow, USA, UK, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and India make up majority of the rest.

Afrinolly have also launched the MTN Afrinolly Short Film Competition; a unique, innovative and youth-focused competition, with singular concentration on the next generation of African film makers. This Competition is designed to expand the conversations on issues about the African continent by Africans, motivate and reward young and emerging filmmakers who exhibit exceptional narrative skills using short movies and documentary as a medium.

Thank you to all our 2,000,000+ friends, thank you for those feedback that has helped in improving the app. Thank you to all the super Producers, Directors, Film Makers, Actors and Artists from across Africa whose works have made the African entertainment scene exciting. We are excited with this growth and we say a big THANK YOU. Next stop 3 million… Let’s Do This.

Download Afrinolly at www.afrinolly.com

- The Afrinolly Team

Afrinolly Hits Over 1 Million Downloads. Thank You For Making It Happen

Today, we are excited to announce that Afrinolly has seen over a million downloads within the last eleven months thanks to you. Precisely three weeks ago downloads of Afrinolly across all platforms namely Android, Blackberry, Nokia Symbian, Nokia S40 and Java crossed the One million mark.

Since emerging as the winner of the Google Android Developers Challenge, Sub-Saharan Africa in the Entertainment category in September 2011, we have seen a progressive growth rate in terms of downloads across Africa. Nigeria has the largest share of download with over 65%, Ghana, South-Africa and other African countries follow, USA, UK, Brazil and India make up majority of the rest.

Today’s announcement reflects growing customer demand for discovery, entertainment and social functionality on their favorite mobile phones. With MTN Afrinolly, MTN has shown its commitment to support the local apps community and has led the campaign to raise awareness among mobile subscribers who are still unaware of the full range of potential services they can enjoy via their mobile phones.

On Afrinolly, customers discover upcoming movies via their trailers helping them to plan on seeing such at the cinemas, they are able to follow their favorite African movie celebrities and read entertainment news/gossips from across Africa right on their mobile devices.

Thank You, to all our 1,000,000 plus friends for your feedbacks that has helped in improving the app. Thank you to all the super Producers, Directors, Film Makers, Actors and Artists from across Africa whose works have made the African entertainment scene exciting. We are excited with this growth and we say a big THANK YOU. Next stop 5 million… Let’s Do This.

- The Afrinolly Team

Download Afrinolly at www.afrinolly.com


Afrinolly In Top 10 African Mobile Apps


IT News Africa, the Technology News Leader in Africa published the Top Ten African Mobile Apps on 12th March 2012. Afrinolly, developed by FCO Limited, was among the top ten and got a great review:
“The app is well designed, loads quickly and is very easy to navigate. Users can also submit film reviews. The app also sports a Share button, so users can share interesting articles and movie trailers with friends. It is a great app for any movie lover — an African version of IMDb.com”

See full text at: http://www.itnewsafrica.com/2012/03/top-ten-african-mobile-apps/

“Films are a huge part of African culture, and a number of them have been shot and produced here as well. Nigeria’s film industry is one of the largest on the continent, affectionately known as Nollywood.
With the Afrinolly mobile app, users will be able to watch movie trailers of these films, with a strong focus on Nollywood. It also provides users with in-depth news and interviews with some of the biggest stars, not only from the movies, but music as well.
The app is well designed, loads quickly and is very easy to navigate. Users can also submit film reviews.
The app also sports a Share button, so users can share interesting articles and movie trailers with friends. It is a great app for any movie lover — an African version of IMDb.com”

To download Afrinolly: www.afrinolly.com

Android Development Training

Youth Empowerment & ICT Foundation a non-governmental organization, sponsored by The Jim Ovia Foundation invited FansConnectOnline Limited to train 250 young Nigerians in Android Development in January 2012.

The workshop titled Developing Nigeria’s Next Generation of ICT Entrepreneurs would be taking place from Monday, January 30 – Friday, February 3, 2012 at The Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.

FansConnectOnline Limited would be facilitating on
- Core Android OS elements including its History, Architecture, Stacks and How it compares to other platforms and web-based applications.
- The Android Development Environment (Core Elements: Setting Up the Environment, Tools and Emulator)
- Creating, compiling and running a basic application that says “Hello World”
- Persistence – Using Shared Preferences and SQLite Database
- Connecting with Web Services using XML and or JSON
- Using Adapters and Broadcast Receivers

We would also be sharing the Afrinolly success story.

If you are a developer, if you have a basic knowledge of the following programming languages Java, CSS, PHP, HTML and if you are a Nigerian youth who wants to be an IT entreprenuer this Practical Mobile Web/App training is where you need to be.

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.

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