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|Phones / Re: I'm About To Buy The Tecno Pouvoir 4 Pro by Yinksy09(m): 9:00am On Mar 22|
Yeah and the pouvoir 4 is rugged
|Phones / Re: Oppo A93 Vs TECNO Camon 16 Premium by Yinksy09(m): 8:59am On Mar 22|
For the price of Camon 16 which performs okay I will go for it.
|Phones / Re: Infinix Note 8i Vs Tecno Pouvoir 4 Pro by Yinksy09(m): 8:58am On Mar 22|
They both have good camera but Tecno Pouvoir 4 is more rugged and will last long.
|Phones / Re: Techno P904 by Yinksy09(m): 8:56am On Mar 22|
Wow that’s nice. I believe because it doesn’t come with fast charge that’s why it takes long to charge. But one week of battery that’s a good one from Tecno
|Phones / Re: What To Look Out For Before Buying A Phone by Yinksy09(m): 8:54am On Mar 22|
I love gaming and a phone that is rugged that’s why I like Tecno Pova
|Phones / Re: Which Phone Would You Suggest For Me? by Yinksy09(m): 8:53am On Mar 22|
I will suggest you go for tecno camon 16
|Phones / Re: Got me a Tecno Spark 5 Pro by Yinksy09(m): 8:50am On Mar 22|
The phone is good
|Phones / Re: Got me a Tecno Spark 5 Pro by Yinksy09(m): 8:50am On Mar 22|
Congratulations to you. You would enjoy the device
|Phones / Re: 10 Cheap Android Phones To Buy In Nigeria. by Yinksy09(m): 8:48am On Mar 22|
With the economy situation of Nigeria cheap means less than 30k and not sure it can serve the purpose of many users but we have many affordable phone brands like the Tecno camon 16 which can also perform well.
|Phones / Re: Is This Phone A Good Buy??? by Yinksy09(m): 8:47am On Mar 22|
78,000 naira but some stores sell for 80,000 naira
|Phones / Re: A Neatly Used Tecno Spark3 32gb Is Available For Sale by Yinksy09(m): 8:44am On Mar 22|
You can also swap at any Carlcare center close to you.
|Phones / Re: Tecno Lc7 For Sale by Yinksy09(m): 8:42am On Mar 22|
Why not swap it at Carlcare for a new device? The camon 16 is a good one.
|Phones / Re: Phone To Buy by Yinksy09(m): 8:41am On Mar 22|
Why don’t you like Tecno? The latest camon 16 device is 78k and it’s a good phone
|Phones / Re: Tecno Spark 3pro by Yinksy09(m): 8:38am On Mar 22|
The phone is still clean. You can always swap it for a new one at any Carlcare center close to you.
|Phones / Re: What Good Phone Can I Get For NGN 115,000 by Yinksy09(m): 8:36am On Mar 22|
Tecno camon 16 premier their latest device
|Phones / Re: Perfect Way To Navigate Your TECNO Phone Without Getting Bored by Yinksy09(m): 8:35am On Mar 22|
This was really helpful. Thank you
|Phones / Re: Suggest A Budget Phone Of 80k To 100k by Yinksy09(m): 8:35am On Mar 22|
Tecno camon 16 pro sells for 94,000 naira
|Phones / Re: Pls Is Camon 16 Premier A Good Buy? by Yinksy09(m): 8:34am On Mar 22|
Yes it is a good buy
|Phones / Re: My Tecno Spark 4 Just Received And Upgraded To Android 10! by Yinksy09(m): 8:32am On Mar 22|
Tecno Spark 4
|Phones / Re: Which Phone Can I Get With A Budget Of 70k by Yinksy09(m): 8:04am On Mar 22|
I actually know of someone using Tecno camon 16 and he bought it for 78,000 naira so if you can add 10k to your budget then you can go for it.
|Phones / Re: Which Smartphone Brand Is Your Favorite And Why? by Yinksy09(m): 8:00am On Mar 22|
Tecno because of the camera and battery
|Phones / Re: Top 5 Best Gaming Smartphone In 2021 by Yinksy09(m): 7:58am On Mar 22|
You are welcome
|Phones / Re: Tecno Camon 16 Pro Price In Nigeria, Features, Pros & Cons, Alternatives. by Yinksy09(m): 7:55am On Mar 22|
The 64 MP camera performance is awesome.
|Phones / Re: What Android Phone Can I Buy With Budget N100-120k by Yinksy09(m): 7:54am On Mar 22|
Tecno Camon 16 pro or premier. You would love it
|Phones / Re: 9 Best Tecno Phones In Nigeria With Price And Specs (2020) by Yinksy09(m): 7:53am On Mar 22|
Tecno camon 16 series is amazing
|Phones / Re: The Head Phones And Earbuds Thread by Yinksy09(m): 7:52am On Mar 22|
|Phones / Re: Tecno Camon 16 Pro Price In Nigeria, Features, Pros & Cons, Alternatives. by Yinksy09(m): 5:54pm On Mar 21|
The camera of the Tecno camon 16 is one of the highlights of this device
|Education / An Interview With Ifedayo Adesiyan, Co-founder Of Edtech Startup: Acanode by Yinksy09(m): 7:34am On Mar 20|
The demand for digital learning has rapidly increased and Edtech has become one of the fastest growing tech sectors in the world.
According to TechCrunch, the edtech market raked in more than $10 billion in venture capital investment globally in 2020. The pandemic crisis accelerated the adoption in Education technology (Edtech).
During the Covid-19 lockdown, many schools where closed and states like Lagos, Kano had to use online radio to teach students on a daily basis. Institutions had to find alternatives by using video conferencing tools such as zoom, or online learning software. Teachers and students had to rely on technology than ever before.
With a goal to make higher educations as fun and easy as it can be. Edtech startup acanode is optimistic about a future where students no longer complain about how difficult higher institutions are.
Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of interviewing Ifedayo Adesiyan, co-founder of Edtech startup acanode through a WhatsApp chat. We discussed how acanode plans to help university students with quality education and access to materials for learning with ease, there expansion plans through campus campaigns and activation together with his amazing team.
acanode is a social-learning mobile app that helps higher institution students learn and earn through its peer-2-peer tutorial feature and have quick and easy access to school materials based on departments and schools.
Hello Ifedayo, Thank you for taking time to chat with us! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Ifedayo Adesiyan, I’m 21 and a chemical engineering undergraduate in OAU, Ile-Ife. I’m a software developer, and I started writing codes approximately two and a half years ago.
Interesting! But why study chemical engineering and not pursue an IT course
To be frank, I chose to study chemical engineering in secondary school cause it was one of the uncommon kinds of engineering. People don’t talk about it so much so I thought it was kind of special, then I chose it. But it’s fun, studying it…it’s alot of math and little chemistry.
In my part 2, CSC 201 and 202 – Computer Appreciation was one of the course I was to take. It was totally programming and mostly practicals. The first week, I was intimidated by how people were coding and writing codes with no bugs but what interested me was how I could actually tell the computer what to do, like giving instructions to computer. That fascination drove me to learn programming beyond the school syllabus and now I use codes to develop softwares.
What inspired the acanode idea?
We’ve found out that alot of people don’t really like the way higher institution education is been handled. Lecturers come to class and read materials word-for-word back to us with little or no explanation. It’s very sad, but I found out when my friends explain such courses to me, I understand and grasp better.
Firstly, because I can ask him questions that he’ll answer and secondly he’s teaching – explaining bit-by-bit, not lecturing. So we set out to create a peer-2-peer system where colleagues can effectively teach each other either for free or a paid amount.
Another problem, we’re tackling is the way students complain about how they can’t find materials shared to their WhatsApp group during exams.
We’re helping students catalogue and index their school materials for easy and quick access. It’s like a network of books whereby I can always see the past question of Univeristy of Ibadan students from Obafemi Awolowo Univeristy, where I am. I can see the books other students from other schools are using for a semester and compare it with mine. It’s a social-learning platform for students.
The use of EdTech in Nigeria is not encouraged in most government owned schools except from a few private institutions. How does acanode plan to solve this especially when students require tech gadgets to enhance learning.
acanode is focused on higher-institution students who we believe more than 85 % of them have smart phones. It is a mobile app, like twitter, clubhouse. We are first of all social, than a learning platform.
Psychology helps us understand that people learn better with friends or who they’re familiar with, hence your colleague( or your mate) teaching you. All the amazing features of acanode don’t need a special gadget, they’re all integrated in the app on your phone. Have I answered your question?
Yes, Thank you! For my next question, can you explain what led to the name “acanode”
Tell us about your team?
Akinleye Oyinbayode and I have worked on a project in the past together, after that we decided to work on acanode. He’s a web developer and understands how to engineer web experiences especially frontend.
Emmanuel Adeeko is our product designer, he designs user’s experience and interface. The three of us worked on acanode.com. Recently, Ayoola Felix just joined us, he’s also a product designer and understands how to navigate the startup community very well.
Oyinbayode, Felix and I attend OAU and study chemical engineering while Emmanuel studies in UNILAG.
You have a great team and we all know team work and dedication makes great startups.
Yes! Thank you.
How do you balance building acanode and studying chemical engineering?
For now, I’m so focused on building acanode. We recently joined pioneer.app and hopefully we get selected to become a pioneer, then get funded.
I’m 70% focused on acanode and 30% on my course of study, Chemical Engineering. I mean, I do all my assignments and when it’s time for exams and tests, I leave acanode for sometime to study, but even when studying I still think about some problems we’re trying to solve at acanode. And I have great friends that explain school works to me for easy assimilation.
What would you say is the biggest challenge you have has a co-founder of acanode?
My biggest challenge I’ll say is having people find us. Although we haven’t launched, we’re working hard to make a great product with easy to use interface in such a way that one user will always wants to tell a friend to have acanode.
We don’t want students to find us on social media promoted ads but by sharing how good and what the app has done for them so we can always get found, hence we building a good product.
Tell us briefly about your goal for acanode
acanode’s goal is to make higher educations as fun and easy as it can be. We are optimistic about a future where higher education is very effective both academically and financially.
acanode is majorly focused on higher education sector, we believe with the easy-to-use mobile app, students can be effective in classes, collaborate with colleagues and study together. We’re creating a platform where we believe academic competition is not the best, but collaborating is better.
Talking about financing, startups find it difficult to raise money these days. How do you plan to raise fund to expand acanode?
For now, we’ve been bootstrapping everything using our personal savings. We’ve entered into the pioneer tournament, working hard to become a pioneer, then they fund us. It will also put a spotlight on us for other investors like microtraction to invest in us.
What can we hope to see from acanode in the future?
Alot….acanode roadmap is very long and we are trying to implement features, then get feedbacks from users on how they respond to it. We’re planning to work on campus events, campus commerce and the likes. Changing higher education, campus-life will definitely take alot of work but we’re up for it. We’re also believing someday we get accepted by YCombinator.
There are three major Edtech startups similar to acanode which you might have heard about. They include Pass.ng,Tuteria and ulesson. What makes your startup unique?
acanode comes with the pack of been social. You can definitely learn with your friends, chat at the end of the class, plan your next class or study group. We’re giving cross-campus life on an app.
Earlier you said acanode is a social learning mobile app where students learn and earn. How do you plan to get profits if they use the app to learn and still earn. You are a tech entrepreneur and I am sure acanode needs to pay staff when officially launched. How do you plan to make profit?
We take about 3% of the cut being earned by tutors, and we’re still contemplating on a premium monthly subscription to have access to super features.
When do you plan to launch acanode
For your campus activation, how many institutions do you plan to start with?
We’re planning to start with Obafemi Awolowo Univeristy so we can monitor the development then move to University of Ibadan.
Do you plan to expand acanode beyond the Nigeria market after your launch?
Yes, sure but for now, not being funded, we don’t want to spend too much money on expanding. We would prefer to keep it not too big till we’re funded and have the capacity to take all in.
To get a larger platform, you need sponsorship, partnership and investment deals. Apart from the one you are already pursuing, what other type of partnerships and investments are you expecting?
One where we give out a percentage(%) of acanode based on investors valuation like microtraction, or hustle fund. We can also partner with campus tutorial boards to come onboard.
What advice will you give to Private and Government owned institutions reading this?
I’m not really sure I have any advice for them, if there’s any, it’s them supporting the use of ICT for effective education in Nigeria.
As the cofounder of acanode what keeps you staying motivated
The big picture – seeing enlightened students connected, seeing higher educations get better.
Who has been your greatest inspiration and why?
Elon Musk because he is changing everything, solving every problem he faces and he hardly gives up.
What advice would you give to other aspiring tech entrepreneurs?
Focus on your team, they’ll help you build a great product. Encourage them, encourage yourself to persevere and work hard.
|Phones / OPPO Reno5 And Reno5 F Launch Is Official by Yinksy09(m): 4:13pm On Mar 18|
OPPO is unveiling two new models in the Reno5 Series, with the Reno5 and Reno5 F packing massive improvements over the previously released Reno3 Series. The global smartphone giant doesn’t look like it is slowing down anytime soon, as it makes yet another statement by these Flagship killers into the Nigerian market.
The Reno5 series smartphones are designed for trend seekers looking for powerful, yet durable devices that boast of a mix of fun, new video features that enable them capture memories and moments from more than one perspective.
While continuing to introduce industry-leading technological innovations into its products, OPPO has also incorporated highly artistic aesthetic concepts into the designs of its products. Inheriting the complete integration of fashion and technology that has come to define the Reno family of phones, OPPO has given the new generation Reno5 Series a more fashion-forward charm.
In addition to the unique design of the Reno5 and Reno5 F; the Reno5 is 171g light and 7.7mm thin while the Reno5 F is 172g light and 7.8mm thin. Both smartphones pack cutting edge technology.
As high-tech devices, the Reno5 series’ integrated technology not only delivers a superb user experience, it also contributes to the compact design of the phone itself. The Reno5 boasts of a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen that offers an even more stunning visual experience by supporting a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, making every interaction extremely vivid and smooth. Additionally, the display is truly edge-to-edge, featuring a screen-to-body ratio of 91.7%.
On the body, the Reno5 introduces the “ever-changing color ” effect using the first diamond spectrum process in the industry; combining 3 different layers of Picasus Film, Fresnel Lens Texture and Reflective Indium Coating. With this innovative industry technique, the Reno5 Fantasy Silver can project thousands of different colors when it is viewed from different angles. Each of these colors shines and sparkles in a way that is distinctive and full of life in its own right.
OPPO also introduced its brand new Flowing Light Design concept on the Reno5 F, which this time adds depth to what might deceivingly appear to convey a single color at first glance. Flowing Light Design on OPPO Ren05 F showcases a gentler and warmer look to the phone in contrast to the colder colors and textures of Reno Series.
|Phones / Re: Top 5 Best Gaming Smartphone In 2021 by Yinksy09(m): 4:08pm On Mar 18|
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|Investment / Re: How good an Investment is Penny Auction? by Yinksy09(m): 8:34pm On Mar 16|
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