On BBM, Gamecase and $100000 windfall

Morning people, You’re reading a blog post by a proud winner of $100,000. How do you feel? I’m sure you’re feeling really honored, aren’t you? I should be hyperventilating shey? lol.  I woke up this morning to find the good news in my mail. Apparently, all I needed to win was just my email address. My email address won me approximately 165 million, talk about a dope email address.

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osheey! Millonaire! 🙂

Microsoft Corporation World Lottery? Okay. Folks will just sit down in front of their laptop and decide to make their fellow human sad ehn. why? early in the morning? why? who did i offend? *sigh. I know its September and boys are looking for who to scam so they can travel to the village at the end of the year and oppress everyone, but hey, who falls for this sh*t anymore? You have to be creative now. if you really want to scam, get employed by MTN. I sincerely don’t understand what happens to all the airtime on my phone, and GLO too. Unless you can convince me that paying N3000 for 1gb is not a scam.

As predicted in my previous post (view here), barely a week after Apple’s event, RIM is making  BBM available on Android and iphone. The android version would be available on Saturday while the iPhone version will be available on Sunday. You can view details here. I really don’t care, but this has created a lot of buzz so I’ll just leave it out here -___-

Also, I just stumbled on Gamecase, a game controller for iOS7. According to Cnet, The Bluetooth device, which will allegedly have its own battery supply, has dual analog stick support, a directional pad, and four buttons situated below what looks like an on/off switch. On the back, the controller sports an impressive set of dual bumpers and triggers above rubberized grips for a controller layout that seems surprisingly capable when compared with the home console offerings of Microsoft and Sony. Dope yh? I haven’t even downloaded iOS 7. However, it seems the new trend is to post pictures of the new iOS on Instagram and Twitter . I’m not sure I understand the logic behind that.

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iOS 7! tension them 😦

A post was supposed to go up on Monday but a brother hasn’t been in the right state of mind. It took quite a struggle to write this tbh. Have a good day. Stay scheming.

Aftermath Of Apple’s Event plus ‘Twitter Reactions’

The iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c launched yesterday. I was going to just come here and write about the launch but I don’t see the point . Every blog, website, newspaper has probably written about that. If you don’t know about the new i Phones then I don’t understand you to be honest. Are you under a rock or something? How are yoy reading this right now? I can’t wrap my head around that. However, just because I’m nice, you can read about that here and here. Rather than write about what you should already know, I’m writing about reactions to the launch. It has been crazy.

Nokia teased Apple for Imitating Lumia With iPhone 5C:

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LOOL. My best reaction tbh

Moreover, there’s this complain that the iphone 5c is too cheap! *sigh* You folks are going to make these girls be like:

Random girl: Is that the iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c.

Me: iPhone 5c.

Random girl: mstchhhew…rubbish, You cant even buy 5s, shame on you.

*sigh am I buying the phone because of you. You folks are causin a ruckus with your opinions. I know most  Nigerians like to follow trends even if it’s going to bore a hole in their pockets. steady buying phones because of everything else but the actual features it provides. This world has ended, God hasn’t just notified us yet.

Also, the iPhone 5 owners have suddenly become obsolete since apple discontinued the production of the iPhone 5, though the price has suddenly increased on Amazon. From a Nigerian view point, if you have an iphone 5, you’re in the dark ages. I’m sorry bro. The S4 is still the smartphone of the year, if you have money and you want to splurge on something worthy, the S4 is the phone for you. Gospel truth brethren! However, as an apple fan boy, you can also get one of these new iPhones. but don’t break the bank, if you cant afford the iPhone 5s . Dont kill yourself, just buy the iPhone 5c and relax. Ya dig?  The iPhone 5s is just a little catch-up with very little innovation.

There are are also mixed reactions to the fingerprint scanner and people are linking it to the Illuminati, the Antichrist illuminati. Na wa, everything is Illuminati these days.

Personally, the worst reaction that I saw about the apple event is that someone said “When you can upgrade to iOS 7. Why buy another phone. Izzi just for Kpali?”. I find that very disturbing to be honest. It’s a new phone for Christ sake! Don’t you understand what a new phone means? new features! You can’t do fingerprint sensor if you only upgrade your ios, can you? The struggle to form tech savvy. nah, aint about that life. if you upgrade your iOS, is your phone suddenly going to have colors? Most of the features wont work effectively with your phone, that’s why its a new operating system. What is wrong with you people? it’s not like a laptop that you can just wipe your operating system and install windows 8 and you will be enjoying the full package. You can’t enjoy the new iOS on ‘lesser’ phones. Don’t piss me off.

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*sigh* btw the sensor can recognize multiple fingerprints

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Lol. I’m guessing the A stands for America

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I wonder how true this is

If you like this post, kindly share. I would normally do the whole twitter sharing but i’m working on borrowed time here and I have a meeting. Stop sharing only those posts about how wizkid woke up this morning or how Donjazzy bought a new toothbrush.  Subscribe to my blog, grab the rss feed, show some love…hehe…

Have a good day, Stay scheming.

Tainsville’s Spotlights: Interview with Tiketmobile’s C.E.O, Celestine Eze-okoye

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Hello, Good people of the interwebs. A while ago, We put up a post about Tiketmobile, You can read it here. Today, We would be sharing an exclusive interview with Tiketmobile’s cofounder Celestine Ezeokoye. We have been siting on this interview for a while and it has been haunting our dreams. We do hope that someone gets inspired to do their own thing after reading this; which is the direction that this blog has been tilting in recent times, promoting the entrepreneurial mind.

Tiketmobile makes it easy and convenient for you to find information about bus tickets, buy the tickets and use it across major inter-state bus routes in Nigeria.

We caught up with Tiketmobile’s CEO at Co-creation hub.

Q&A with Celestine Ezeokoye, C.E.O., Tiketmobile

Tainsville: Kindly introduce yourself…

Celestine: My name is Celestine Ezeokoye. I am the co-founder of Tiketmobile. I currently act as the CEO.

Tainsvile: what does Tiketmobile do?

Celestine: Tiketmobile lets people conveniently buy bus tickets on their mobile phone. The key word is “conveniently”.

Tainsville: How did the idea come to life? Who came up with it/what inspired its founding?

Celestine: My co-founder (Constance Okoghenun)  had an idea of ticketing for events, then we did a little drift when my brother was going for his NYSC and he had to go and find out the price of the bus a day before he had to travel. So we turned it around from events ticketing to bus ticketing.

Tainsville: How are you going about it? Are you in collaboration with anybody? 

Celestine: The bus companies are listed on it. If you want to travel, you find where you’re going and you pay with your atm card. We are ultimately going to get other companies and other modes of payment, but right now, you pay with your ATM card.

When you buy a ticket you’re actually booking. That’s basically what you do. When you buy your ticket, you book a space. That’s what it is.

Tainsville: Bus or taxi?

Celestine: Inter-state bus. Long distance bus. Lagos to Abuja, Lagos to benin. Those kind of buses.

Tainsville: All those ‘ekeledilichukwu’ kind of buses *laughs*

Celestine: *laughs* Yeah. All those kind of buses.

Tainsville: On payment, when the user pays, who is the money going to? the bus guys? How do you remit the money?

Celestine: The bus companies get their money. I wouldn’t want to go into details of how we do it. But when the user pays, the bus company gets their money and a notice is sent to them that you’re ready to book.

Tainsville: Is there any form of evidence?

Celestine: They user gets an sms and a ticket record. The bus company gets an sms and an email of the ticket record. when you go to board your bus, you just  provide the ticket record or sms.

Tainsville: How many users do you have currently?

Celestine: Errrm…we can’t give out our statistics now. We can’t give our records now

Tainsville: Okay. I understand

Tainsville: What have been your challenges so far?

Celestine: *pause* *chuckles*  ermm if I say things that are very technical it won’t make any sense to everyone.

Tainsville: LOL. I would try and tailor it in layman’s terms

Celestine: The biggest challenge in building the platform is payment, but there are other things. You need relationships. You need partnerships and relationships to make this kind of things work. if you don’t have relationships, you could stay in your house and build an awesome ticketing platform and then you lose in the long run.

You put it out and it doesn’t make sense to anybody. The people who should use it don’t see any value in it. So there are relationships that would let you even see the kind of values you need to put in what you’re doing and there are relationships that would actually help you translate those values  to what people would want to use on a regular basis.

One of the best places to get those kind of relationships is to be in a community, that’s what cc-hub brings. So most of the challenges we have were solved my just joining a community, by joining co-creation hub. Co-creation hub brings in business incubation, business support and then opens you up, creates a perfect platform for you to build those kind of relationships you need.

There’s nobody  that can do this kind of thing on their own. If you want to build something that would be useful to people , go out. Interact, join communities, join Cc-hub basically…and your life would never remain the same

Tainsville: Hahahaha..

Celestine: I’m selling them(CC-Hub) yeah?

Tainsville: Exactly

Celestine: But that’s it. Basically, if you need to go ahead… there’s nobody that can do it alone…you cant stand alone.

Tainsville: Who are the people currently supporting Tiketmobile?

Celestine: Co-creation hub, Tony Elumelu foundation, Nokia, Microsoft…errm…those are co-operate organisations. Individuals…Ade Atobatele, Chuka…there are so many people, so many people. If I was at home doing this, I wouldn’t have so many people supporting me.

Tainsville: What’s the future for Tiketmobile?

Celestine: Tiketmobile is going to be an household name the way Facebook is. The way Google is. It’s just going to be a household name, that’s the future.  It’s inevitable…with the help of God.

Tainsville: If there’s any other thing, I’ll get back to you. Thank you.

Celestine: You’re welcome.

Thanks for joining us Celestine! To our readers, check out Tiketmobile.com. Don’t forget to spread the word!!!

Emergency Phone Charger That Uses Your Drink!

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Hey good people, found this during my Internet raids.

This device called the Epiphany One Puck, will charge your phone using the warmth or coldness of your drink. It not only holds your drink but charges it too! Cool yeah?

Developed by Epiphany Labs, the one Puck smartphone charger requires just hot or cold source to charge your smartphone and other gadgets. The One Puck uses a Stirling engine, which employs a fixed amount of gas that is sealed inside. Changes in temperature create pressure, which in turns help power the unit. Heat sources such as a hot or cold drink, ice or even a candle provide enough power to the Stirling engine to fully charge your smartphone(I’m not sure of Blackberry’s though :p), iPod and other USB charging devices drawing 1000mA or less. It is a two sided device, Red and Blue. Red for hot drinks and Blue for cold drink.

How?

Just yank out the One Puck charger, place your hot cup of coffee on it, apply hot mode and just like that, your mobile device is charging! Taking a cold drink? Place the cold drink on the charger, apply cold mode and charge your phone.

The charger is tiny, lightweight and portable, therefore suited for any situation; be it in the office, Cafeteria or when traveling.

The Epiphany One Puck could make the perfect gift for the office worker in your life and for anyone who drinks a lot of coffee or iced tea.

It looks like a really useful gadget. It is expected to be available from March this year

Would you be willing to spend money to purchase this charger?

Tiketmobile’s Promo: 10 Nokia Asha 205 up for grabs!

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Tiketmobile is offering travellers a chance to win the new Nokia Asha 205 phone.

To stand a chance, travellers should book or buy a ticket to any destination listed on http://www.tiketmobile.com and they would enter for the draws. This offer runs from February 1 to March 31. 10 Nokia Asha 205 are on offer and 5 would be given out each month.

When a user books a Ticket, they get eligible for 1 slot in the the draw, but when they buy they are catapulted to 3 slots. This would increase their chances of winning. The more tickets that a user books or buys, the more their chances of winning a phone.

Terms and Condition of offers:

  • User have to book or buy the ticket within the period of the offer.
  • User must register on Tiketmobile using valid Nigerian phone number and other registration information.
  • User must be residing in Nigeria during the period of the offer.
  • Winners would be required to provide valid identification details in order to claim their prize.

Questions and/or enquiries should be directed to Tiketmobile via their official e-mail address: info@tiketmobile.com or their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Facebook: facebook.com/Tiketmobile
Twitter: @tiketmobileapp

This promo is supported by Nokia Nigeria and Co-creation Hub.

My Payroll App

Hello, good people of the interwebs…this blog is looking really unfamiliar right now lol. Have been crazily busy with school stuff, the holidays have come to my rescue. 249 days from now and I would be worrying about other stuffs.

Someone suggested I publish a post about what have been up to, though I think he was joking ‘cos I doubt he reads my blog. Anyways, I decided to heed to his advice.

After undergoing six months internship, I was required to build an application to solve a problem I discovered where I interned. This has translated to months of sleepless nights and I didn’t shut down Silver (my laptop) till the 19th. A lot of things come into play when building applications, especially a web application. The interface has to be perfect, not too flashy and not too drab, and it has to be doing what it was developed for.

I chose to automate their payroll system. It has two major modules, the admin and employee modules. It processes information about employees and has a security level for each user through which unauthorized users are not allowed to view or modify data. The methodology used is the SSADM (Structured System Analysis and Design Methodology). I won’t bore y’all with unnecessary details.

The User interfaces was built upon the technological framework of conventional C-sharp applications. The primary interface of the system with the user is through forms. Input design specifies how data are accepted for processing. The user interface was designed with user friendliness in mind.

In order to develop the payroll management system, a database system was put in place to simulate the payroll process. The database system created plays a major part for enforcing and strengthening the security of the system, sticking to the rules data consistency, data dependency, non-redundancy and data Integrity. Personally, the database was the hardest part. I spent not less than a month designing the database.

I was going to create a slideshow for snapshots of the system I built but I couldn’t find the wordpress plugin, any more dilly-dallying and this post won’t be up till God knows when, So I just included a couple of pictures.

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that’s about it…I’ll probably publish one last post before 2013. Happy celebrations, stay scheming

Meet the iPhone 5

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Hey folks, still buzzing from Apple’s event yesterday? Rather than bore you with specifications in black and white, I found a video with all you need to know about the new iPhone5, or maybe I’m just too lazy to type.

That being said( or watched lol) I still feel the Samsung Galaxy SIII is the phone to get, though I have a grouse with the size. In someone’s words “it looks like a keyboard”.

The only fallout from yesterday’s announcement, as at the time of writing  this post, is the massive number of folks ready to part with older versions of the iPhone (mostly iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s) Holla at me on twitter @Mhorghan if interested. Cheers!!

credits: joebertcetron