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Next BlackBerry lab planned for Nigeria

06 June 2013, 13:05Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Blackberry announced plans to open a developer laboratory to enhance innovation in Nigeria.

Such facilities have been opened in South Africa to the benefit of aspiring developers and aspiring students.

“The BlackBerry apps labs form part of BlackBerry’s extensive developer programme that spans throughout Africa.

"BlackBerry has been working with 80 universities, colleges and schools across Africa through the BlackBerry Academic Program, which provides institutions with materials and content to teach and educate students on mobile application development and plans to open a developer lab in Nigeria later this year,” Alexandra Zagury, BlackBerry Regional Manager, said.

The aim of the BlackBerry apps labs is to help accelerate mobile application development on the continent.

The labs provide local developers, including students, start-ups, entrepreneurs and others, with access to resources in development, marketing, sales and training to help them expand their ideas and business opportunities.

To date, the BlackBerry apps labs have been very successful in supporting the creation of new apps and skills development. Together, the labs have a total of 100 registrants; and have reached more than 1 600 individuals through more than 13 events and other initiatives.

– CAJ News

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