THE EMEDITH ADOLESCENTS OF THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
(MEET 13 AND 15 YEAR OLD ANESI AND OSINE IKHIANOSIME WHO BUILT A MOBILE WEB BROWSER)
These two brothers have been able to achieve something extraordinary with persistence, hard work and encouragement. Anesi and Osine Ikhianosime, 13 and 15 years old are students of Greensprings School, Anthony Campus, Lagos.
They developed an Android based web browser called Crocodile Browser Lite in 2014 which is currently on Google Play Store. Speaking to TechCabal.com, Osine, 13, said he writes the code together with his brother, and his brother designs the USER INTERFACE.
Although, these two brothers are just like every other young adolescent out there but had an eye for computer. So Osine took coding as a hobby, which is not something his peers will ordinarily not do.
Osine and Anesi pretty young champs when they both decided to start a company. Initially the company was named ‘Doors’, but later changed the name to ‘BluDoors’ by doing so they took a keen interest in coding at ages 12 and 14 respectively. “I learnt to code by myself. I started in 2013, I used websites like Code Academy, Code Avengers and books like ‘Android for Game Development’ and ‘Games for Dummies’,” said ANESI
They launched their browser on the Mobango App before taking it onto the Google Play Store so they could reach a wider audience. Their browser currently has around 500 downloads, but no ads yet.
Their mother, Mrs. Ngozi Ikhianosime, a Math teacher, said, “Osine could already use a PC before could read, at age 3.” She also said that the school the boys attended also played a key role in encouraging their love for coding. They had access to computers in school and they both had personal laptops at home.
With regards to Anesi, who is in his final year of secondary school, his mother says, “After Anesi is through with his secondary school education, will attend A levels, after which he will go to MIT in Boston for his first degree, because the university has the facilities he needs to learn well.”
As for Anesi, he would like to develop other apps with real-life problem solving applications.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE YOUNG GENUISES..WE ARE SUPER PROUD!