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Afrinolly Now Available for Windows Phone and Windows 8

After a month in beta testing, African entertainment app MTN Afrinolly has announced the launch of its Windows App for Windows Phone and Windows 8. With the adding of a Windows phone app, Afrinolly is now available on all major mobile operating systems. Afrinolly scores a first with its Windows 8 (PC) app as the first African entertainment app developed in Africa on Windows 8.

Developed by the young folks at FansConnectOnline Limited working out of Lagos Nigeria, Afrinolly allows users to watch full length Nollywood movies, African movies, Trailers, Short films, Music videos and full length Bollywood movies on their Smart devices. On Afrinolly users get to watch the best of Nigerian movies and other African movies including Short films/Documentaries and comedy. Afrinolly also brings the latest African celebrity news plus gossip about movies, music and celebrities in Africa to users.

“Developing Afrinolly on Windows 8 has been an experience that was both challenging and interesting. Keeping our unified look and feel at the same time taking advantage of the key design principle of Metro; relying more on content and typography, was an interesting challenge. In the end we were able to build an app that is both clean and fast.” – Bobola Oniwura.

MTN Afrinolly is available for Windows Phone 8 and for Windows 8 PC’s. Afrinolly have seen a progressive growth rate in terms of downloads across Africa and beyond, with over 2.5 million downloads across its various existing versions: Android, Blackberry, iOS, Nokia Symbian, Nokia S40 and Java. We are excited that more Africans with taste for the super smart devices will enjoy using the app on their Windows Phone and Windows 8 PC’s.

Download for Windows Phone from the Windows Phone Store at

Download for Windows 8 (PC) from the Windows Store at

Afrinolly for Windows Phone

Afrinolly for Windows 8 (PC)

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

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

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 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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