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Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by ekenetheorg(m): 6:16pm On Apr 22, 2015
Can you imagine, I saw a post on radar.techcabal.com claiming that Nigerian/African programmers haven't reached a stage where they can create technologies that can change the world, because they need to fight poverty first to create an enabling environment for our children to create the technology.

" I think that the current generation of developers will not save Africa. The ecosystem is too nascent to support much beyond transactional initiatives that allow them live from day to day. Remember Maslow's hierarchy? Hard to innovate when there's food and shelter and school fees to be paid."

“We have those who call themselves developers but can’t build anything from [the] ground-up [on their own]. They are just masters at combining a couple of hand-picked modules to get a product,”

http://radar.techcabal.com/t/where-are-africa-s-developers/166/6

That said, and as true as it is, it only means that our hope rests on our children and that we can only focus on fighting poverty. Wow!

Well, we can be creative and we can build from scratch, and I think most Africans have built from scratch. Now, I need anyone who has built something from scratch to prove those guys wrong and post whatever they built and are proud of, even if the marketing has been poor and discouraging. I will start by posting mine.

RoadPad is a simple webapp that you can log on to, type a take-off city (e.g Abuja) and then a destination city (e.g Lagos) and it will show you every transport operator (those already added to the system) so that you can do any of the following:
1) Just get information from the page about their operation
2) Query them about anything
3) Write or read a review
4) Book directly from their.
You can see a sample here http://roadpad.com/route/6 or just search your own here http://roadpad.com/
So, Africa and Nigeria can build from scratch...

I also have other projects but posting more than one could constitute spamming, so let's just stick to one.
Looking forward to your

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Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by ekenetheorg(m): 6:25pm On Apr 22, 2015
Forward to frontpage for the techies here please

Cc:lalasticlala
Farano
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by larisoft: 11:14pm On Apr 22, 2015
Nice one...
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by pornstar(m): 4:32pm On Apr 24, 2015
just passing
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by scribble: 4:32pm On Apr 24, 2015
I want to build an app that will make you a billionaire after download. That way poverty ends.

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Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by eghos12(m): 4:32pm On Apr 24, 2015
no comment i dont understand.

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Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by Queenemah(f): 4:33pm On Apr 24, 2015
Ok

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Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by Sweetguy25: 4:33pm On Apr 24, 2015
Are you using this thread as an advertisement platform?

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Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by Wittylens(m): 4:33pm On Apr 24, 2015
impressive work
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by naijainfogalery: 4:33pm On Apr 24, 2015
hmmm you dont understand what techcabal meant by building from scratch, for example, if the site uses a navigation system, did they build it? it must have been integrated from another system

The truth is building from scratch is like reinventing the wheel, sometimes it could be time wasting and our ecomony doesnt give you room for that. imagine building a site like facebook for 1 year and after building it, you still come and beg people to register.

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Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by baybeeboi: 4:34pm On Apr 24, 2015
this app no fit carry me go my village nau.
Abi e d work without network?
Make una wait make we belleful first as Oyibo talk am
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by Nobody: 4:34pm On Apr 24, 2015
quite interesting.
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by Ajiswaggs(m): 4:34pm On Apr 24, 2015
ok, ayaff hear
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by hayoakins(m): 4:34pm On Apr 24, 2015
Impressive smiley

Africa, the next BIG continent

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Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by buzquet(m): 4:34pm On Apr 24, 2015
Good one. Am rily hapi caz am d 3rd to coment
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by intergral(m): 4:35pm On Apr 24, 2015
One 9ja
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by SarcasticMe(m): 4:35pm On Apr 24, 2015
So many ppl av d talent nd know-how... but no grants from the govt.
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by Businessideas: 4:36pm On Apr 24, 2015
This business ideas app,currently No. 3 in business ideas apps on Google play store, was made from the scratch in Nigeria by Nigerians.
Sadly,there's more download of it by Indians, South Africans and Americans (US).
@Op,someone needs your approval to make you inferior. We're all work in progress. No perfect race or culture yet

Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by okooloyun1(m): 4:36pm On Apr 24, 2015
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Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by KpStone(m): 4:37pm On Apr 24, 2015
In as much as you are creative and innovative, you shouldn't channel your innovative energy trying to prove someone wrong. You can never be successful that way. Let your inventions focus on adding value to society. That way, everybody wins.
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by onosprince(m): 4:39pm On Apr 24, 2015
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Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by RobinHez(m): 4:39pm On Apr 24, 2015
Africa is yet to embrace technology, that's why its hard for not just programmers but also engineers over here to 'build from scratch' or otherwise, to patent their invention.
check online and u'd see that there a dozens of such programmes already written, and u'll see that they all use a unique and similar source code.

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Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by Lilshorecords(m): 4:39pm On Apr 24, 2015
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Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by baybeeboi: 4:39pm On Apr 24, 2015
buzquet:
Good one. Am rily hapi caz am d 3rd to coment
you say wetin?
Talk am again
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by Pavore9: 4:42pm On Apr 24, 2015
We cab.
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by juman(m): 4:42pm On Apr 24, 2015
Nigeria fighting poverty first. The poverty created by ibb, obasanjo, Jonathan, abacha, buhari, gowon, shagari, etc.
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by AZeD1(m): 4:45pm On Apr 24, 2015
I've not read the article but if "RoadPad" is your defence, then the article is right. RoadPad is nothing new and if will drill down, Roadpad is basically a CRUD app.



Like someone advised earlier, you don't need to spend your time proving people wrong.

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Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by buoye1(m): 4:46pm On Apr 24, 2015
We can







Modified: they can
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by RobinHez(m): 4:46pm On Apr 24, 2015
juman:
Nigeria fighting poverty first. The poverty created by ibb, obasanjo, Jonathan, abacha, buhari, gowon, shagari, etc.
The poverty created by blaiming other people for ones poverty...
Re: Who Says Nigerians/africans Cannot Be Creative And Build From Scratch by Segadem(m): 4:46pm On Apr 24, 2015
Sweetguy25:
Are you using this thread as an advertisement platform?

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