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Survey on mobile application usage in Nigeria

We are doing some research on mobile application usage in Nigeria and we need to hear about your mobile experiences. The information you provide will be used to develop and enhance capacity for the creation and distribution of mobile applications and content in order to promote engagement in governance and education in Nigeria.

The survey results are anonymised but you will need to register to participate so we can compute non-response biases. Registration requires only your e-mail and your participation is voluntary.  You may skip any question you don’t feel like answering and in appreciation we will enter you into a raffle draw with android based smartphones and tablets as prizes. 

Please visit http://surveys.eko-konnect.org.ng and select "Mobile Application Usage Survey:ng-Mobicon" to start.  If you are a teacher, you might also be interested in the link on the same page to the market research we are doing for a series of learning design workshops.

Android Development Workshop Report

Successfuly hosted at the Center for Information Technology & Systems from September 23 – 27, the 5 day workshop was attended by over 40 selected students with about 50% from the host institution, University of Lagos.  Other Eko-Konnect students came from Lagos State University,  Yaba College of Technology,  Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka.  

Facilitated by volunteer consultants from Datasphir and prominent mobile application developers in Nigeria including Tim Akinbo, Kelvin Oguno, Sunday Akinsete and Wale Oyediran, the first 3 days of the workshop were technical and showed participants how to build mobile develops with on the android platform. Representatives from non government organisations and civil society organisations joined the developers on the 4th and 5th days.   On day 4 , the stage was set with a review of the previous days followed by presentations and interactive discussions with NGO/CSO representatives on how mobile technology can be used to promote engagement in society and governance.  

The final day of the workshop began with presentations from the NGO’s and CSO’s showcasing activities and objectives of their respective organisations. They built on reflections from the previous day to share their ideas for mobile applications that could have social impact, improve governance and/or improve the efficiency of their work.   

The rest of the day was spent in participatory design sessions with the student developers and their instructors discussing the features and design requirements of their suggestions and how they could be implemented.  In all 11 mobile apps were discussed in the participatory design sessions that introduced the students to ways , meaningful, and actionable project requirements from clients. A subsequent poll of the workshop participants identified the 5 most popular apps which will be developed by a core group mentored by the instructors as:

  1. Specialised Media App Player - Myvison
  2. Stop The Bribe - Cleen Foundation
  3. Reproductive Health Rights - Women's Health and Action Research Centre - WHARC
  4. Freedom of Information App - Media Rights Agenda
  5. Local Governance Transparency App - Community Life Project and Human Development Initiatives

 

Workshop Agenda

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

8.00–9.00

Registration

           

Session

Facilitators

Session

Facilitators

Session

Facilitators

Session

Facilitators

Session

Facilitators

9.00–10.30

Android Overview
Environment
Setup

Wale
Oyediran

Sunday Akinsete
Kelvin Oguno;
Tim Akinbo

UI
Navigations;

Understanding
Activities

Wale Oyediran; Sunday Akinsete;
Tim Akinbo

Review
of previous day
sessions 

Wale Oyediran; Sunday Akinsete;
Kelvin Oguno

Review
of previous
day sessions

Tim Akinbo;
Kelvin Oguno;

 

Participatory
Design with
CSO's & NGO's

Tim Akinbo; Kelvin Oguno

10.30-11.00

Health Break

11.00 -13.00

Activity Life Cycle;
Do’s & Don’ts

Wale Oyediran;
Sunday Akinsete;
Kelvin Oguno;
Tim Akinbo

Saving Data:
Offline &
Online Storage;
Internet 
connections;

Wale Oyediran;
Sunday Akinsete;
Tim Akinbo
;

Fragments;

Adapters;

Wale Oyediran;
Sunday Akinsete;
Kelvin Oguno;

Software Testing & QA

Functional
Specification Documents;
Defining MVP;

 

Tim Akinbo;
Kelvin Oguno;

Discussion of Mobile Questionnaire
Results

Tim
Akinbo
;
Kelvin 
Oguno
;

 

 

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Android/User
Design Guidelines

Sunday
Akinsete
;
Wale
Oyediran
;
Kelvin Oguno;
Tim Akinbo;

Sharing Content;

Broadcast
Receivers;

Sunday Akinsete;
Wale Oyediran;
Tim Akinbo;

Deploying Your App;

Signing Your App;

 

Mobile App Needs
for CSO's & NGO's

Tim Akinbo;
Kelvin Oguno;

Selection of Apps for development

Tim Akinbo;

Kelvin
Oguno
;

 

 

15:30-16:00

Health  Break

16:00-17:00

Creating Projects

Sunday Akinsete;
Wale Oyediran;
Tim Akinbo;

Intents

Sunday
Akinsete
;
Wale Oyediran;
Tim Akinbo

Publishing
Your Apps

 

Ideation Sessions with
CSO's & NGO's

Tim Akinbo;
Kelvin Oguno;

Creation of Mobile Apps Development
Teams

 

Tim Akinbo;
Kelvin Oguno