Program: Nigeria Summer 2011
Sending SMS across different networks in Nigeria and abroad is expensive so, we decided to design a mobile application which allows sending of SMS at VERY REDUCED rates - 'EasySMS'.
We also noticed that a lot of nigerians hardly know what is happening in Nigeria and around the world so we decided to design an application which streams live news feeds as events occur in Nigeria and around the world on to users' phones - 'EasyNews'.
Furthermore, in places like Lagos where there is a lot a lot of traffic, Nigerians sometimes get stuck in hold-ups and traffic jams so we decided to design an application which enables user to post trafic situations in various parts of the country therby helping other users plan their movement time and routes especially in situations where there are alternative routes - 'EasyTraffic'.
And lots more.....
The above application descriptions are mobile based applications and will all be contained in one application called "EasySoft".
From the descriptions given above and the number of active mobile phones in Nigeria(90 million), we estimate that at least 3%(about 3million) of this total number will use any, many or all the applications present in the Easysoft suite.
The team that put all of this together is consists of the following people:
OGUNDELE AKINKUNMI : Developer and currently a 400-level student of the Department of Computer Science, University of Ibadan. He is the lead progrmmer in this project.
OJO OLUWASEGUN : Developer, Certified Network Associate, Certified Database Administrator and currently a 400-level student of the Department of Computer Science, University of Ibadan.
OLABISI AMBALI : Programmer and currently a 400-level student of the Department of Computer Science, University of Ibadan.
SANUSI RIDWAN : Data Analyst, Two-time Dean’s Roll of Honour Recipient and currently a 300-level student of the Department of Statistics, University of Ibadan.
EasySoft is a suite of mobile applications written in J2ME. Each of the application in the EasySoft collection has its own unique features and use.
The first and only application currently available in the suite is EasySMS.
EasySMS is a mobile SMS sending application with the following features:
-Send SMS at cheap rates to all mobile phones, regardless of the network carrier, location(local or international) and phone type(basic, feature or smart)
-Send more than one SMS at a time(BULK SMS).
-Choose your preferred sender’s name.
The EasySMS application is local but it connects to the internet when it wants to send an SMS therefore an internet accessible phone is required to use it.