Moyinoluwa Adeyemi, a Nigerian software developer from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Osun state, has built an android app called ‘Yoruba Watch Faces’ — which tells time in Yoruba dialect.
Adeyemi said she built the app in 2016 when she looked at the clock and thought about the possibility of it telling time in Yoruba.
She had to do extensive research before building the ‘Yoruba Watch Faces’, which is a collection of watch faces built in the popular local Nigerian dialect. It is said to be the first African indigenous clock app on the Play Store.
I’m verrrrryyyyyy excited to announce that I’m now a Google Developer Expert for Android, the first in Nigeria!
This is me committing to continue learning and sharing my knowledge, albeit on a larger platform.
— Moyinoluwa Adeyemi (@moyheen) November 6, 2019
The tech guru’s innovation has since been making the headlines with many taking to social media platforms to shower encomiums on her for promoting the country’s rich culture.
This has got to be one of the most interesting things I've done this year. Remember that BBC interview in Pidgin? Here you go! 🙈🙈🙈
Sit back and grab some 🍿.
BBC News Pidgin – Yoruba Watch Faces: Di app wey dey tell time for Yoruba https://t.co/B65ZSWetKt
— Moyinoluwa Adeyemi (@moyheen) February 11, 2018