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Qualcomm moves to deepen mobile apps market

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Qualcomm, a global technology company, whose ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of wireless communications, has entered into strategic partnership with Mobile Monday, in a move aimed at strengthening the local applications development market. Mobile Monday is a global organisation, whose ecosystem has provided opportunities for mobile application developers. Speaking at a forum in Lagos to announce the partnership, Alex Dadson, Senior Director, Business Development for West Africa, said the purpose of the partnership was to offer opportunity to mobile application developers and to help them improve on their applications and solutions.

“At Qualcomm, ideas are conceptualised, developed and uploaded into a wireless ecosystem, for chipset manufacturers to take advantage and produce chipsets that had continually driven the mobile world,” Dadson said. He pointed out that there was immense potential for mobile applications development in the country given Nigeria’s high mobile penetration. “Qualcomm is committed to the nigerian market. We have very strong relationship with every network operator and every equipment manufacturer in this market.”

Speaking in the same vein, Tomi Davies, chief executive officer, Tehnology Vision Communications, who is the main driver of Mobile Monday in Nigeria, said the partnership would further help the Mobile Monday ecosystem in the development of mobile applications for the country. Established in 2000, Mobile Monday is dedicated to the development of the mobile ecosystem and providing opportunities for software application developers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), operators and stakeholders in the ecosystem. It showcases new technologies coming into the Nigerian market.

According to Davies, Mobile Monday generally focuses on the wellbeing of human beings, using basic technologies and mobile services. The Mobile Monday ecosystem meets monthly, where members discuss current mobile applications and their usefulness and usage. It has a mobile academy, where it trains developers on mobile application, and membership is open to all software developers. Speaking on Qualcomm’s commitment to Mobile Money academy, Dadson said innovation drives partnership, and promised that the partnership would enhance data business, while taking customers seamlessly from 2G to 3G wireless technology, and on to 4G in the years to come.

According to him, for more than 25 years, the technology company’s ideas and innovations have driven the evolution of wireless communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and to each other. “As the line between consumer electronics, computers and mobile communication devices disappears, Qualcomm is redefining the way people incorporate wireless devices and services into everyday life,” Dadson said. He further explained that it all started with our commitment to research a development. “Innovation is more than what we do and that is who we are. In an increasingly open mobile world, we are developing new capabilities with our partners to give people a uniquely personal mobile experience”, Dadson said