Afrinolly, an Android app that won Google Android Developers Challenge, Sub-Saharan Africa in the Entertainment category in September 2011 has clocked over a million downloads within 11 months. Precisely three weeks ago downloads of Afrinolly across all platforms namely Android, Blackberry, Nokia Symbian, Nokia S40 and Java crossed the One million mark.
Nigeria has the largest share of download with over 65%, Ghana, South-Africa and other African countries follow, USA, UK, Brazil and India make up majority of the rest. The growth rate of Afrinolly is a clear reflection of the growing customer demand for discovery, entertainment and social functionality on the mobile phones. Locally, we have seen how popular the gossip and entertainment blogs/sites like Ghafla, Niaje , MediaMadness and Vibeweekly are. This is an area that Kenyan developers should be looking at closely.