Qualcomm is sending a message loud and clear to Nigeria: they mean serious business.
With Qualcomm establishing a strong local presence by organizing tech events, such as the Mobile Monday Nigeria event they sponsored in April, they are making it known that they are in the country to help develop the technology industry.
Qualcomm is also providing developers with tools to improve their skills by organizing a free developer day at Mobile Web West Africa 2013 where they brought experts like Richard Barry from Polymorph Systems to train developers.
At MWWA2013, developers are getting around the Vuforia SDK for augmented reality solutions and some have even deployed apps to their smartphones for test.
Emeka Okoroafor, the first developer to get Vuforia for ImageTarget working, said “It is an awesome opportunity to get hands-on training on the Vuforia SDK and get help with issues all at one spot”.
There are many augmented reality solutions like Nokia lens (a solution that allows you to get nearby location in augmented reality on Nokia Lumia 920) and Google glass, and with Vuforia in the hands of Nigeria developers, we can only expect more awesome apps.