Garage48 Lagos Last Day: The Progress and Tekedia Predicts CallCamp The Winner

Garage48 Lagos Last Day: The Progress and Tekedia Predicts CallCamp The Winner

Garage48 will end today in Lagos.

 

This is a summary of our posts on this program and how it has evolved in Lagos. We are confident to predict the winner even before the final event. CallCamp Will WIN.

 

It is happening. Garage48 has arrived in Africa. Lagos will host the first one.

For the first time in its existence, the Garage48 event series is coming to Lagos. Together with two world companies, Google and Nokia, it will  take place from the 6th to the 8th of May 2011 at the Lagos Resource Centre, Victoria Island. Originally developed in  Europe, Estonia and expanded to other countries, the purpose of the  event is to build new web and mobile services in one single weekend – 48 hours.

Garage48 Lagos will take place at Lagos Resource Centre – a place of quiet and comfort. The venue has established resources for training and learning in an atmosphere of peace and serenity. The focus of the Lagos Resource Centre is to be relevant to the training and formation needs of the professional communities in the region.

Address
9 Anifowose Street – Off Adeola Odeku,
Victoria Island
Lagos, Nigeria

The following are the skills set needed for participants.

  • Graphic Designers – mavericks creating visual identity and user interfaces
  • Web Developers – HTML/CSS/JS/AJAX wizards making the design work smoothly in all web browsers
  • Programmers – planning technical architecture, writing functional code and testing the outcome
  • Mobile Developers – building apps for mobile platforms
  • Visionary entrepreneurs and project managers – people with ability to start new business ideas, run teams and deliver
  • Marketing and Business Development – evangelists and sales wizards making the products fly and reach the audience

 

 

Then the ideas were pitched. Here are the ideas pitched at Garage48 Lagos:

  1. MecaniClick – get a mechanic on-line, or via SMS. Somebody who has a good track reckord or is specialized on your type of the car. Web based system.
  2. FTube (Facebook Youtube) – extract all the videos from Facebook and watch them as they would be on Youtube. Revenue share with the owners of the video, focus on the web app.
  3. Extramil.es – making the “heling of other individuals” more effective. Extramiles will help you to sign up as an volunteer and donate your time for volunteer work. Referral based system. Monetized through enterprize service – corporates have to pay, advertisement and donations.
  4. Parkbench – Meet people to share the interests. See who’s near you and what are their interests. Helps real-life introductions. Combines location, people, and interests in mobile and web.
  5. Lecture Wall – an educational networking site and on-line educational community. Lecturers and students can meet. Lecturers can sell their lecture materials, students can get the materials and teachings.
  6. City Explorer – Applications helping to explore your city and promotes local businesses. Improve the search results for the off-line businesses. On mobile and web. Helps to search for your places of interests.
  7. MyCash – For people who track their expenses: people who need to budget (eg. students) can track and share their expenses. Through sharing others can also find good deals on the products and services or just the fact that the purchase was made. A mobile app.
  8. TellMeTraffic – community driven trafic chattig app, to share the traffic information. Web based app accessible through mobile. People are very bored in 3 hour Lagos traffic jams.
  9. Qmash – a data mashup, which allows its users to search for pictures, video, and music, later to download on the PC. Helps with format problems, since this is done on-line.
  10. Evrica Events – event management system for Africa. Helps creating events and searching the events. Event publicity, registration and participation. A social booking system.
  11. Nigerian Food Recipe Web and Mobile Solution – web app with recepies and guidelines (even videos) to make Nigerian food.
  12. TalentME – system for Nigerians who like to express themselves helping to share their talents (singing, dancing) leading to profitable ends. Place to show-case yourself. Source of leads for talent hunters.
  13. Tagwire – Location based search engine / social network facilitating contacts between individuals (helps finding a new girlfriend who plays chess). Money: premium accounts.
  14. VeriPORT – On-line stock verification, stockbroker verification, news and events. To verify stock details in Nigeria takes 3-4 weeks.
  15. iGetSkills – Bring people together with different skill set, help them collaborate, start up ideas and give a platform to sell their services.
  16. Flippii – for Nigerian developers – share ideas and get feedback. Interested developers can join the project.
  17. thisRoad – help people to present traffic solutions for their routes, influence the authorities. On web and mobile.
  18. Banner Exchange Network – digitizing the print banners, and broadcast it on the Facebook through the network of broadcasters – through tagging their friends on the add photos.
  19. isThis – is this a good food, nice place, a bad person etc. Take a picture and ask the question – an app for simple feedback for stuff you see and can take pictures of. Money – advertising.
  20. One Word per Day – Getting local languages into and out of the Google Translator. A simple translation service. Helps to spread the language into the world with adding a language to google translate. Web and mobile app.
  21. Me and my Celeb – allows to hang out with your celeb and interact with them.
  22. Customer Service Aggregation Agency – customer service is terrible in Nigeria. A service for companies to employ students to be used as call center agents. People can sign up as potential call center workers have a training (learning about the company and the product) – makes the call service available for smaller businesses.
  23. iDemocracy – follow politics/elections with your mobile. Put politics on-line, create a track reckord for politicians.
  24. Yarn something – Piggeon English dictionary – help others to understand how people are talking in Nigeria.
  25. Social E-Learning – Social network for e-learning on web and mobile.

 

It got narrowed based on human capital

 

Ideas which found the team at the Garage48 Lagos and go into development over the weekend.

3. Extramil.es – making the “heling of other individuals” more effective. Extramiles will help you to sign up as an volunteer and donate your time for volunteer work. Referral based system. Monetized through enterprize service – corporates have to pay, advertisement and donations.

Team members: David Agogo, Peter Ukonu, Femi Según ,Obinna Ukpabi, Udom Etufok

URL: extramil.es

Twitter: @Extramil.es

Facebook: Extramiles

4. Parkbench – Meet people to share the interests. See who’s near you and what are their interests. Helps real-life introductions. Combines location, people, and interests in mobile and web.

Team members: Dapo Olaopa, Joseph Iruafemi, Emmanuel Okiche, Stephen David, Tunde Olabinjo,Olapo Oladapo

URL: parkbench.websphereco.com

Twitter: @Parkbench

Facebook: Park Bench

5. Lecture Wall – an educational networking site and on-line educational community. Lecturers and students can meet. Lecturers can sell their lecture materials, students can get the materials and teachings.

Team members: David Ogunshola, Udoba Maxwell, Chuks Nwaneri, Ijawere Oluwatomiwa, Francisca Chiedu, Lawal Saeed, Joseph Jones.

URL: lecturewall.com

Twitter: @lecturewall

Facebook: Lecture Wall

6. City Explorer – Applications helping to explore your city and promotes local businesses. Improve the search results for the off-line businesses. On mobile and web. Helps to search for your places of interests.

Team members: William Ukoh, Dayo Ayeni, Demilade Jemilugba, Dayo Adeniyi, Rodney Jackson Cole, Oluwamayowa Steepe

URL: steepe.org/cityexplorer

Twitter: @CityExplorerNG

Facebook: City Explorer

7. MyCash – For people who track their expenses: people who need to budget (eg. students) can track and share their expenses. Through sharing others can also find good deals on the products and services or just the fact that the purchase was made. A mobile app.

Team members: Odeyemi Kayoed, Ogundana Stanley, Ajibola Aiyedogbon, Baruwa Lekan, Tunji Jabitta, Stephen Ohakanu

URL: mycashg48.appspot.com

Twitter: @mycashg48

Facebook: MyCash

10. Evrica Events – event management system for Africa. Helps creating events and searching the events. Event publicity, registration and participation. A social booking system.

Team members: Jide Olaniyan, Femi Taiwo, Anderson Obeh , Abdulhakim Haliru, Onigbinde Seye, Frankfurt Ogunfunminiyi, Femi Bilesanmi

URL: evricaevents.com

Twitter:@evricaevents

Facebook: Evricaevents

16. Flippii – for Nigerian developers – share ideas and get feedback. Interested developers can join the project.

Team members: Jesse Oguntimehin, Ayo Olaniyi, Ahmad Mukoshy, Akinwande Adegbola, Damilare Akinlaja, David Adamo Jr., Ernest Ojeh.

URL: flippii.com

Twitter: @Flippii

Facebook: Flippii

11. Cook ‘N Chop (initially Nigerian Food Recipe Web and Mobile Solution) – web and mobile app with recepies and guidelines (even videos) to make Nigerian food.

Team members: Ihesie Peter, Abisagbo Segun, Kazeem Akinbola, Yusuf Bodija, Etimbuk Bassey, Francis Onwumere, Samuel Enyinaya, Johnson Sope, Oyewo Mukhtar.

URL: cooknchop.com

Twitter: @cooknchop

Facebook: Cook ‘N Chop

22. CallCamp (Customer Service Aggregation Agency) – customer service is terrible in Nigeria. A service for companies to employ students to be used as call center agents. People can sign up as potential call center workers have a training (learning about the company and the product) – makes the call service available for smaller businesses.

Team members: Temitayo Giwa, Ibrahim Lawal, Bankole Oluwole, Adedeji Adetunji, Awelenje Wale, Aguda Olabode, Damilare Onajole

URL: callcamp.net

Twitter: @CallCamp

Facebook: CallCamp

 

We predict that CallCamp will win

 

 

Oh Yes there were some problems which the organizers posted online. They took it down immediately. Of course, Tekedia got it.


Status of the Garage48 Lagos teams at Saturday 12:00

 

Notice: The Organizers have pulled this offline. But we have it here.

 

May 07, 2011
We had a status update checkpoint for all teams. Teams working hard and results are interesting!

Extramile.es
Came together as a team, made sure all have the same understanding about the project. Divided tasks by speciality of the team members. Put up the front-page to get people interested in it. Focusing on 2-3 scenarios – the architecture is in place.
Problems – none.

 

 

Parkbench
Done with UI design. Backend team has done the database structures and coding and are currently working on PHP backend components. One guy is hacking on mobile client. Currently getting the domain name and looking for hosting.
Problem – not sure if the mobile version will be ready by tomorrow

 

 

Lecture wall
Done the UI, homepage is ready but not on-line. Next steps – to make the backend and get the study materials for the content.
Problem: Little trouble with monetization.

 

 

City Explorer
Work going on with the back-end and front-end. No front end and design yet. Focussing on the business model.
Problems – none.

 

 

My Cash
Done with the UI design. Working on front-end – using google web-toolkit. Backend is done. Mobile client is on the way. Fremium model for monetization. Today – web UI must be done.
Problems: Android aspect and open-id integration.

 

Evrica Events
Understanding reached, feature list for the 48h and the todo list in place. DB design ready. Today, a number of features to be implemented. Front-end almost ready, working on the design. The domain name has been claimed: http://www.evricaevents.com
Problems: Payment gateway – will not be able to implement in 48h.

 

 

Flippii – http://flippii.comFacebook
30% done. Design is done, UI is done. DB architecture is done, no back-end yet. Domain name taken and hosting is ready
Next – backend today / tomorrow.
Problems: Marketing and monetization

 

Customer Service Aggregation Agency
Working on the fron-end – design ready, logo ready, some of the front-end. Login works. Little bit done on back end
Need: integration with twilio (clowd phone services).
Problem: integration of twilio with Android app.

 

 

Choulix!

Nigerian Food Recipe Web and Mobile Solution. Finalized on the name – will have website and mobile web app. Trying to provide the recepies focusing on Nigeria, by dividing Nigeria into zones of food culture.
Done with name: Choulix. Logo and design. Some of the J2ME app is done and Black Berry App as well.
Plans: Partnering with local chefs.
For updates, visit the official site

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