ANIC is looking for ideas that will transform the way that African media work. This means that your idea should offer significant and tangible improvements to existing tools or techniques, or should propose new ways for African journalists to gather news, tell stories, engage with audiences, or sustain media organisations.
Ideas that have the potential to be replicated or that could scale continentally will have an advantage.
Create application that manages news workflow processes, content gathering , aggregation, subscriber management and content delivery across multiple platforms.
None. The application allows central management of all generated content and integrates social media and other delivery platforms for real time transmission. Exposure is via an API allowing customization.
The application will solve the requirement of a large infrastructure footprint for news organizations. Content creators work remotely in various mediums. The content is sent via mobile or internet and it is edited and published in real time, thereby reducing the time for story acquisition to delivery.
It will work. Past experience in the African Media industry highlighted the problems faced in gathering news to the delivery of the story in a timely and relevant fashion. The application takes into consideration logistical issues faced by content creators and provides them the tools to gather the story effectively and craft the content. Content is electronically transmitted in real time and the administrators of the application can do the necessary stuff like fact-checking, looking for materials to augment the stories and upon satisfaction disseminate the story. It also centralizes news operations and reduces the reliance on old tools.
The application is currently being developed by Adedayo Adebiyi, a Nigerian software developer based in Wilmington, Delaware. U.S.A. Adedayo Adebiyi has over 12 years’ experience developing IT solutions for a myriad of clients in the United States, ranging from financial institutions to telecommunications companies. He is currently developing an educational delivery platform to solve the problems of learning management in Africa.
I have built the backend infrastructure and the application logic. I am currently load testing the API trying to determine ways to optimize the application for heavy user traffic. I am also currently developing mobile delivery methods to be backward compatible and also accommodate smartphones simultaneously.
It will be sustained by its sale to multiple news media organizations. The revenue model for the application is a subscription based model, which will allow further development of the application in response to some peculiar news media needs.
Requested amount from ANIC: $100,000
Expected amount of time required to complete project: 6 -12months
Total Project Cost: $125,000
Name: Adedayo Adebiyi
Organization: Kwaraboy MediaLabs