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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

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.

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 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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