Breaking News, a fascinating and up to date mobile news app, released by Bestmobs International, a West African tech company founded by popular journalist, Somtoo Okoye, has exceeded 50,000 downloads on its first few weeks on the Google Play Store.
The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant. Knowledge is power. One can have data without information, but one cannot have information without data. Be it murder or office politics or the celebrity scoops; everyone craves for a little gossip that they haven't heard of and wish to keep themselves updated with the latest happenings. There are various mediums like TV, radio, Internet or word of mouth through which one can perceive the News. However, non is as precise and instant as Somtoo Okoye's Breaking News Nigeria. Created for Android users, it's easily accessible anywhere, aptly giving users instant breaking news coverage of all the important stuff happening in the country 24/7.
The app, which is solely dedicated to News and updates that will interest the Nigerian citizen, has seen its popularity grow like wildfire among its users. The 50,000 downloads reflected on playstore is the official figure. Still, unofficially, it has reached over 500,000 downloads since its release on July 14, 2020, as many Nigerians tend to download from other online sources other than playstore. The developers are not resting on their laurels yet, as plans are already underway to make the app available in other countries.
The app, which is currently on version 4.93, is designed with a simple, responsive and attractive user interface. It has a home tab where all daily breaking news is displayed in no particular order. To the right is the Category tab where news categories such as world, entertainment, top News, sports, travel, health, technology, business are neatly arranged for users' perusal. The next tab is the video tab, and then favourites tab for users who choose to bookmark their favourite content.
Breaking News Nigeria is rated at 4.8 out of a possible 5 by Android users on the Google Play store and has received rave reviews from users. According to a user, Umair Rajpoot: It's a mind-blowing world news app. I'm so glad I can easily read world news and English News using this app. Another user, Wilson gift said: "I've finally gotten a app that makes News easily accessible. I want to appreciate the developers of the app. Thank you very much. It's an amazing work."