Saturday, 31 August 2013

Get free Nigerian books on your mobile phone - Okadabooks

Okadabooks allows anyone in Nigeria(for now), pay for books with mobile credit(most of the books are free anyway) instead of using credit cards which have not been widely adopted in the country yet. They have been able to get more that 7500 downloads in the first 2 months and are still only on the Android mobile platform! 

Saying I am Impressed would be an understatement. I get very excited at the slightest sense of progress in my beloved country, Nigeria. This is a very good app that will revolutionize the way we read and study, not only in Africa but world-wide. The user interface is very good and it's easy to use.

  • 90% of the books on the app are free
  • Secondary school students can get access to past WAEC and JAMB questions (I would've died for this during my time... *sigh). 
  • You can become an author and publish your own books.

Anyway, enough ranting from my ends. You can get the app on Google Play here

Watch an interview with the founder of Okadabooks, Mr. Ofili, below..

You can start watching the video from 4:29.

OKADABOOKS...Join thousands who have hopped on the okadabooks ride...the fast, simple and fun way to read books without ever leaving your couch! Send a text, choose a book, then download and start reading – it’s as easy as riding an okada. It’s book reading, reinvented.
OH YEAH, DID WE MENTION THAT ITS CHEAPER THAN RIDING AN ACTUAL OKADA? Here are other reasons to download okadabooks today..
• 90% of our books are free and others cost less than $1.00!
• You get to pick from over 7000 books in our ever growing library.
• You get to become an author and publish your own books and share with others.
• Interact with published and unpublished authors across Africa.
• Get access to past JAMB and WAEC questions and turn your phone into a powerful educational resource