Indigenous coders and developers have been up to the task with lots of fancy and interactive mobile apps. In almost all the states i meet one or two persons (developers) who have solved one problem or the other using technology. Today i will be reviewing an app made to help people to learn the three major languages in Nigeria. Icenaija is an app developed by Waifanet Technologies, an innovative company based in Kano. We will take a look at some of the features of this app, then we will talk about the pros and cons and some of the things we would like to see in subsequent versions.
LANGUAGE HELP TAB: The app has a tab that helps you learn and converse with people in the three major languages(Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba) using sentence text with and audio buttons which allows you to listen to the sound of the words and sentences.
INSTITUTION LIVE CHAT: Made easy by “signing in” using your Facebook or Google account, you can have an instant/live chat with all members (students) across all the institutions in Nigeria. Not only do you have the chance to connect and engage with members of your own institution, you can also connect with the members of other institution by choosing to turn on notification for your own institutions and others of your interest.
INTERNET RADIO: It has a service feature that gives you access to 24-hours active internet radio (Ice Radio Nigeria) that informs you with the ongoing and latest events in Nigeria. It provide and engages users with interesting entrepreneurship, startup and other empowerment programs.
CHAT FORUM: This is a broad platform of Icenaija App that gives users the chance to connect, engage, interact or chat with other users (Ice Buddies). Also an avenue to learn, to seek information, to share opinion, to report your community, among others. You can have a direct and a one-on-one quick/private chat with our Ice Experts like Love Doctor, Psychologists, Academic Consultants, Business Consultants, Legal Experts, Medical Experts and Dentists. You can, bring your mathematics questions to be solved, you can learn how to solve aptitude test questions, know more about life mysterious facts, among others.
JOB VACANCIES TAB: Gives you access to at least 50 most current job vacancy news every day.
NEWS TAB: Informs you on the latest and genuine news in Nigeria and Abroad.
REVIEWING ICENAIJA APP
➤ Icenaija has a simple user interface which makes it easy for even a five year old kid to use. The audio feature is also cool, and the community feature is also a nice idea. Many users will find it useful especially Corpers who are going to new states to serve.
➤It is only available for android users. Icenaija doesn't integrate video calling and also GPS Map feature which is a thing of today with so many apps like this taking full advantage. Although the user interface is simple and easy to use, it stills needs some user experience and latest User Interface designs to compete.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
➤It is a nice app that is capable of being a buddy and a great companion. For Corpers who are new to a state, especially those who have difficulty in understanding a new language, it is a highly recommended app. We expect them to add more languages and more features like words that many people will like to learn in another language.
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