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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

UNILAG Students Win Google Business Competition


Three students of the University of Lagos who contested in the Google Apps Developer Challenge have emerged winners in the Enterprise/Small Business Solutions category in sub-Sahara Africa have emerged winners of the Google Apps Developer Challenge.
The lucky students
The trio: Bolutife Ogunsola, Willie Aniebet and Michael Adeyeri were awarded  $20,000 and Chrome books, while they won for their Department a grant of $18,000 from the great American technology search engine company after they created the Form+ application software; an interface that creates application forms by just dragging and dropping components.

In a release by the company, the Program Manager, Google, Emeka Afigbo stated: “Our expectation is that this motivates more young Nigerian developers to develop apps that change the way we live in Nigeria and Africa at large.”

With this innovation the Young lads have once again proven that innovation the driving engine of businesses and economy does not reside only  in Japan, India, Germany, South Korea and the United States of America but also Nigeria.

The new Apps will help to develop content and ease the process for creating curriculum vitae for businesses and coursework submission page for lecturers.

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