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In Nigeria, the holidays season is upon us again, this means it’s time to prepare for a whirlwind of owambe parties, family and friends get together, not to mention ori nri jollification (eating and enjoyment) and shopping sprees.
Whatever your plans are, technology can help you make the most of the holiday season. Whether it’s knowing where the hottest parties are or attending events or feasting at the best restaurants – – there’s an app for that.
Here are 15 Best Mobile Apps For The Holiday Season In Nigeria, on both iOS and Android to help you keep the joy in this year’s Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other celebrations.
Moblie Apps To Help You Save Money in Nigeria
Everyone knows that there are 4 months in January. Only the wise ones won’t be carried away by the glitz and glam of the holiday season. Technology has made it possible to save some money to get you through January. Don’t forget Mr. House rent and Mrs. School fees lurking just around the corner.
Use the following apps:
This is probably the most popular savings app in Nigeria at the moment. Notorious for making its users wince from the periodic direct debit alerts. It is quite effective in ensuring that you save without excuses as it faithfully debits your account to the tune of whatever amount you have chosen to set aside periodically.
This is a digital version of our traditional piggybank known as ‘Kolo’. It helps you save towards specific goals. You download the app and choose one of two savings options; ‘easysave’ or ‘autosave’. If discipline is your biggest struggle with saving, then the ‘autosave’ option might be your better option.
Mobile Apps For Easy Mobility in Nigeria
Taxify is an Eastern European ride hailing app which has its roots in 15 countries and 20 cities. It has become one of the top ride hailing apps in the country since kicking off in Lagos in 2016. Taxify which recently rebranded and is now called Bolt is known for punctuality and its copiousness which places it ahead of its competitors.
Uber is the earliest international player on our list of car hailing apps in Nigeria.
Uber is headquartered in San Francisco, United States. The company kicked off operations in 2009 but got to Nigeria five years later in 2014. At the moment, Uber is in business in 13 Sub-Saharan African cities. Uber was the first of its kind to be launched in Nigeria.
Uber is a reliable competitor and should be explored for quick and easy rides.
Mobile Apps For Proper Time Management in Nigeria
Evernote helps thousands of people organize their time and tasks in one place. It’s an app with an original design that gives you freedom for creativity while planning your daily duties.
If you’ve ever wondered, “What is a time management plan?”—Evernote shows you how to divide tasks into several points and even share them with friends
Remember The Milk
Remember The Milk is a well-designed time management tool that’s comfortable to use wherever you are. You can create tasks, divide them into small chunks, and even share them with your friends or family members when you need some help.
Moblie Apps For Entertainment in Nigeria
Iroko TV app lets you stream or watch Nollywood movies on the go. The app is intuitive, light and very user-friendly.
IrokoTV is available for PC (web), Android and iOS.
Save yourself the stress and time by getting this superb app installed on your mobile phone. Ibaka Tv app allows you to select the particular native language that you’d love to watch movies (Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Efik, etc.).
The app also lets you to login/register with any of your preferred social media account (Facebook, Google, Email).
Mobile Apps To Always Stay Updated in Nigeria
Google news App
You can now have all your favourite newspapers (with the top stories first) at your fingertips by downloading any or all of these mobile apps on your phone.
This is Nigeria’s entertainment & lifestyle platform online dedicated to bringing you 24/7 non-stop entertainment across gist, movies, events, lifestyle, music and all there is to know about your favorite celebrities.
Get breaking local and international news from News24, Nigeria’s premier online news source. The app also presents beautiful multimedia galleries.
Mobile Apps For Socializing in Nigeria
Twitter also just happens to be one of the most fun and interesting. Messages are limited to 140 characters or less. Twitter’s interface is easy to learn and use, and setting up a new profile only takes minutes.
Twitter falls into the category of microblogging tools because of the short, disconnected messages it distributes.
Facebook is the one site where you’re likely to find friends, colleagues, and relatives all floating around. Although Facebook is mainly centred around sharing photos, links, and quick thoughts of a personal nature, individuals can also show their support to brands or organisations by becoming fans.
WhatsApp is exactly what every messaging app should aim to be. It’s designed well, free to use (even for international messaging), has a thriving user base, and lets you send texts, voice messages, pictures, and videos.
WhatsApp has become an easy means to get in touch with family and friends, both nationally and internationally. Currently, it is the most effective and innovative marketing tool used for business promotion.
Instagram, as most of you know, is one of the most common image-sharing sites/services in the world.
Aside from the regular feed, you’re getting, you have tons of additional options when sharing images, like a ton of filters, for example, while most of the older options are still included here, of course. The design is also flat, and the app is generally really a joy to use, it works really well and serves the purpose.
Mobile Apps For Easy Communication in Nigeria
This application for general translation. This Google product has long been in existence that it now knows and understands much of the major Nigerian languages.
The app currently supports 103 languages including Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. In their own words; “it’s like having a personal interpreter in your pocket.”
Travellers can learn how to pronounce words like a native Yoruba and Igbo speaker and take fun quizzes to test their knowledge and progress.