Monday, 1 August 2016

Intelligence: Nigerian student builds Android watch face that tells time in Yoruba

yoruba watch 3

Moyinoluwa Adeyemi is an alumna of the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, where she studied Computer Science. 

She is now a Software Engineer at Swifta Systems and also a co-organizer at Google Developers Group. Her app is currently on Google Play store.
Moyinoluwa Adeyemi

One day, she had an aha moment. She looked at a clock and thought “What if it could tell the time in Yoruba?”. That question led to the development of an Android Watch Face that tells time in Yoruba language.
After extensive research,  she came up with a working prototype. It will probably be the first ever indigenous watch face app on the google play store.

Yoruba Watch 1

Below is the description of the product:

Yoruba Watch Faces by Moyin is a collection of Watch Faces built in a popular local Nigerian dialect. There are currently two Watch Faces in the collection both of which are in Yoruba Language. The illustrations were created by @TheVunderkind and they depict a man and a woman dressed in the traditional Yoruba attire. The Watch Faces work on all screen types; chin, square and circle.See the two watch faces available below.