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Nigerian app developer wins Ericsson award

Nigerian app developer wins Ericsson award

Team SOP from Nigeria has won the company award category at the 2014 Ericsson Application Awards recently held at the Ericsson Studio in Kista, Sweden.

The team developed an app that monitors electricity supply and also analyses the availability in a given area.

Explaining the rationale for choosing the Nigerian team for the award, the panel of judges explained said that, “Team SOP presented a strong case of using technology in a way that anyone could understand, value and would invest in. They cleverly combined consumer, society and business benefits around lifting transparency of power delivery in a well designed package.”

Toks Ogun, a member of the team says, “This award means we can continue to expand and develop our app, which monitors electricity supplies. We can see a market in parts of North America, in South America and in India and we will continue to develop our idea.”

In other categories, Team WorkMode from South Africa won the student category for their collaboration app. The technology for good recognition went to Sowertech’s Afta Robot app for their smart solution for public transportation.

According to Ericsson, the winners were chosen from over 300 registered teams representing 63 countries from all over the world. The company category attracted 158 entries while the student category attracted 142 entries.

The Ericsson Application Awards is an annual competition for app developers, with the purpose of promoting innovations that will change how businesses are organized, how we organize work, collaborate and share.

Kayode Oladeinde Technology Journalist at Technology Times. Mobile: +234 (0) 7031526929

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