A 12-year-old girl from Lagos, Tomisin Ogunnubi, has developed an mobile tracking app, My Location, to help lost children find their way back home, according to a report in africanbusinesscommunities.com.
She believes it will be the solution to a problem which she had noticed in her community.
Tomisin finished up the development of her Android just a few weeks ago.
She developed the app under the guidance of an Information and Communications Technology partnership, between her school, Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, and New Horizons Computer Learning Center.
The “current location”setting on the app enables the child to see exactly where they are, as well as highlighting the neighboring streets around them. The other main functionality of the app will allow the child to save a location such as their house or school and it will direct them to their desired location.
The My Locator App also features a button, which when pressed will alert the Lagos State Emergency Services. The app will call the services as well as show the child’s location so that they can be helped.
The app is available for free download in Lagos, Nigeria.