Nigerian Teens Build Mobile App, Crocodile Browser Lite which is Faster Than Google Chrome –
[Nikki Kouture] The developing world needed a mobile browser that would perform better on lower end cell phones found in countries like Africa. While Google Chrome and other web browsers are great on high end smart phones, the browsers don’t work well on lower end cell phones often found in developing countries where brothers Osine and Anesi Ikhianosime live.
Osine and his brother were always tired of the slow speed at which Google Chrome loaded on their phones. So, instead of constantly complaining about the problem, the two decided to do something about it.
Last year, they decided to build a better mobile browser which they called Crocodile Browser Lite. The browser is currently available on Google Play store for download.
These secondary school students taught themselves to code and, with encouragement from their parents and school, they’ve achieved something extraordinary.
Anesi and Osine Ikhianosime, 13 and 15 years old respectively, are students of Greensprings school, Anthony Campus, Lagos, and they developed an Android based web browser called Crocodile Browser Lite sometime last year.
As a matter of fact, these teenagers’ creation is actually on the Google Play Store. Speaking to TechCabal.com, Osine, 13, said he writes the code together with his brother, for their creations and his brother also designs the UI.
The two brothers decided to learn to code at ages 12 and 14 respectively. “I learnt to code by myself. I started in 2013, I used sites like Code Academy, Code Avengers and books like ‘Android for Game Development’ and ‘Games for Dummies’,” said Anesi. The latest version of the Crocodile Browser Lite version 3.0 will be made available on Google Play later in the year and it is something you should check out to give these young guys support. Read more on this story at RisingAfrica.org…
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