Haccra, (HACCRA Accra Hack-day & Ideation Seminar) was held for the first time in Ghana at the AITI-KACE centre on 9th May 2013. The event was organized by Andrew Missingham, a creative consultant based in the UK and sponsored by Vodafone, British Council and AITI-KACE.
Andrews’s primary objective is to create an African app store for feature phones. Majority of Africa’s population use feature phones, feature phones are “not so smart,” as compared to smart phones like the iPhone, Blackberry or Samsung S4. Basic features available on most feature phones are internet, sms and maybe a 1.3 megapixel camera.
Haccra was a one day event that took participants through the process of brainstorming ideas to working on prototypes. Concepts such as the business model Canvas by Alex Osterwalder and the six thinking hats by Edward De Bono were introduced.
The potential of feature phones was unleashed by the many interesting solutions presented by each team. Each solution has the ability to transform lives in Ghana and ripple across Africa. The ideas ranged from health, agricultural, financial to entertainment solutions etc.
At the end of the event, a Samsung S4 award was given to Kelvin Nyame for his hard work and contribution the program.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for our upcoming training program, kindly pick up a registration form at the Mobile Web Ghana lab. The lab is located opposite the Presec Basic School, Madina or you may download the form here . The cost of the application form is 10Ghs. If you choose to download the form, you must pay upon submission. Application forms that are not purchased will not be considered.
We are currently looking for passionate technology entrepreneurs who are interested in learning how to develop mobile applications. Our Practical Project Based Training (PPBT) aims to help local talent build mobile applications that will bring useful service to local communities. Our module based training focuses on specific technologies in web/mobile, mobile business skills etc. Our approach to training and knowledge transfer treats every trainee as a potential entrepreneur.
The training will be carried out from 3rd June to 4th July 2013 at the Mobile Web Ghana Lab. Classes will be held from 9am to 3pm each day excluding Sundays. Students will be divided into teams of four to work on specific projects of their choice.
Upon completion of each module, students will be expected submit a prototype of their project. The best applications will be selected and incubated for six weeks. Within this period, students will work to develop a full working software.
||3rd – 8th June
|Interactive Voice Response
||10th -15th June
||17th, 18th, 19th June
|Android / Native Apps
||20th, 21st , 22nd, 24th, 25th June
|User Interface / User Interaction
||26th , 27th, 28th June
|| 2nd , 3rd 4th July
How to apply
If you are interested in any of our modules, kindly pick up a registration form at the Mobile Web Ghana lab. The lab is located opposite the Presec Basic School, Madina or you may download the form here . The cost of the application form is 10Ghs. If you choose to download the form, you must pay upon submission. Application forms that are not purchased will not be considered.
All applications must be submitted at the office before 31st May 2013.
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