OAU Graduate Builds Android Watch That Tells Time In Yoruba

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A computer science graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Moyinoluwa Adeyemi, has developed an Android watch that tells time in the Yoruba language.

The Nigerian software developer achieved the milestone by building a special android watch that tells time in the Yoruba Language.

The young lady got a degree in computer science from Obafemi Awolowo University and now a software engineer at Swifta Systems.

The idea to create the watch came on a Friday evening when she looked at the clock and thought about the possibility of it telling time in Yoruba. Before she came up with the idea, Moyinoluwa had to do extensive research before birthing one of the Yoruba Watch Faces models.

Sharing the news on Facebook, Obafemi Awolowo University wrote;

“3 Gbosa For OAU Graduate, Moyinoluwa Adeyemi, Who Built An Android Watch That Tells Time In the Yoruba Language

Moyinoluwa Adeyemi studied Computer Science from Obafemi Awolowo University, she is now a Software Engineer at Swifta Systems and also a co-organizer at Google Developers Group.

One Friday evening after work, she had an aha moment. She looked at a clock and thought “What if it could tell the time in Yoruba?”.

That question has lead to the development of an Android Watch Face that tells time in the Yoruba language.

It wasn’t simple as a,b,c, she had to get ideas from some of her friends and do extensive research before she came up with a working prototype. It will probably be the first-ever indigenous watch face app on the google play store.

Yoruba Watch Faces by Moyin is a collection of Watch Faces built in a popular local Nigerian dialect. There are currently two Watch Faces in the collection both of which are in Yoruba Language.

The illustrations were created by @TheVunderkind and they depict a man and a woman dressed in the traditional Yoruba attire. The Watch Faces work on all screen types; chin, square and circle.”

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