Meet Tomisin Ogunnubi,the 12-year-old Nigerian girl who built an app that help lost children find their way home....

By Kemi Mobuse - Monday, April 09, 2018

Tomisin Ogunnubi, a 12 yr old student of Vivian Fowler memorial college for girls, Lagos, announced the completion of her android mobile tracking app late 2016. The android application aptly called: ‘My Locator’ was developed under the tutelage of an Information and Communications Technology partnership between the Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls and New Horizons Computer Learning Centre.

According to Tomisin, the app was created to help people know their present geographic location and find their way home, especially for children her age. Another special feature of the app is that it has an alert button that once tapped calls the Lagos State emergency number, 767, giving one the opportunity to be rescued from threatening emergencies and distress situations.

It was learnt that the app was immediately uploaded online and available for free download from the Google Store.

This invention is a testament to the fact that Nigeria has brilliant minds and that age is not a prerequisite to impact the society positively. #younginnovators.
It also  confirms Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg’s statement on his last visit to the country that Nigeria was blessed with focused youths who in the future “will emerge as Nigeria’s industry captains and will become tomorrow’s entrepreneurial giants like Bill Gates and the Google boys, among others.”

My Locator app is available for download here

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