NUGI Technologies partners Team Charis of Technovation to deploy DiscardiousPosted: 2016-11-11
NUGI Technologies has today announced a partnership with Team Charis of Technovation to build and deploy a waste management mobile app. The partnership comes at a time Team Charis seek to accomplish the development of Discardious mobile app, which won them the 2015 Technovation held in San Francisco, California, United States of America.
Discardious is an android -based app that helps to solve the problem of improper waste disposal in Nigeria. The app can be used to ease the problem of regular and efficient waste disposal for upscale business owners and private homes in Nigeria, with a focus on food waste. The service allows owners of fast food and hotel restaurant joints as well as private homes to locate the nearest waste disposal carts to them via Google Maps and order a disposal at any time.” Team Charis Coach, Grace Ihejiamaizu
However, the role of NUGI Technologies as stated in the partnership is to provide Team Charis with the technical support which includes developing the app to commercial use and training of Team Charis to become competent software developers capable of using their skills and knowledge to impart positively on the society. The Chief Product Officer of NUGI Technologies, Mr. Sunday Okoi speaking further stressed the vision of NUGI Technologies to support young developers to become world class entrepreneur irrespective of their background.
NUGI Technologies CEO Mr. Ugi Augustine (Jnr.), emphasized on the plan to nurture and hone the skills and build on the achievement of Team Charis. He further disclosed that the app has been staged and development is ongoing with the aim of achieving full deployment in the next few months. A test version is set to be released by January 2017. Users can access and download the new app by March, 2017.