Just last Friday 4th May 2012,  the Mobile Web Ghana team and trainee’s visited Mobile Monday to show off a few of our mobile applications. The event began at 5:30pm; it was quite interesting with the likes of Mark Davies (CEO Esoko) and a few other people. The event was, as usual, chaired by Mrs Dorothy Gordon, Director of AITI.

The initial discussion was regarding the lack of information about mobile app competitions. Mrs. Dorothy complained that most app developers in Ghana do not know or are not well informed about current mobile app competitions and therefore cannot take part in them.  She mentioned the need for a central point of reference, where developers can stay well informed about app competitions.  There were suggestions for the creation of a website or an online group to provide such  information. Mrs. Dorothy also informed us about upcoming competitions such as the world summit awards and encouraged us to take part in them.

After the discussion, Florence Toffa – Project Coordinator of MWG was invited to introduce the various projects that were going to be presented. iKwery was the first to present. iKwery is a web-based sms application for storing and sharing digital business cards. Victoria Arkorful gave the presentation after which a few questions were thrown.

Interestingly, Mark Davies applauded the idea and thinks it is something worth investing in. The presentation was followed Justice Akligo who presented Wordy Mobile. Wordy Mobile is an SMS application to help users improve their vocabulary and communicate effectively. The last to present was Alfred Anyan. Alfred presented French A Day – an sms application for learning French.

After the presentations, everyone grabbed some snacks and munched away. There was a brief networking session. The event was over by 8pm.

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