Monday, 30 January 2017

Governor Ambode Releases New App For Lagos State Residents

Governor of Lagos state Akinwunmi Ambode app Citizens Gate

Lagos State in conjunction with Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, have launched an app that enables Lagos residents to communicate their concerns about issues within their respective communities.

Olufemi Odubiyi, who serves as the state commissioner of Science and technology introduced the app at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa on Thursday.

During the press release, Odubiyi said,

The launch of the web platform was another initiative of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration aimed at bringing government closer to the people.

The Citizens Gate (app) is an integrated web and mobile-based platform through which Lagos State’s citizens can lodge feedback to the State Government on various services provided, receive quick responses on services as well as interact with government officials via web and mobile phone.

The platform is designed to promote communication and connectivity between citizens and government while it will also enable citizens to inform the government on problems and issues occurring in their areas, communities and beyond.
Feel free to download the app via the Apple Store or Google's Play store.
Do you have any thoughts, concerns or suggestions about the new app? Leave them below...


Sunday, 29 January 2017

Whatsapp To Allow Users To Edit Sent Messages?

Rumour has it that Whatsapp could possibly allow users to edit messages they have sent in the near future.

For now (and thanks to the new update in place) Whatsapp users can now queue messages while offline and send them once their handheld devices detect a single.

Thanks to the latest update users are also now allowed to send up to 30 picture messages (and videos) at a time.

Let us know what you think about the update by leaving a comment below.


Friday, 13 January 2017

Is Whatsapp Safe?

Earlier today, The Guardian reported that Whatsapp may not be so secure after all.

According to The Guardian, messages sent through the app could be read and modified.

However, a spokespersons for the messaging app has since denied the report. In statement released by the spokesperson, Whatsapp claim,

"This claim is false,”

The spokesperson then went on further to state, “WhatsApp does not give governments a “backdoor” into its systems and would fight any government request to create a backdoor. The design decision referenced in the Guardian story prevents millions of messages from being lost, and WhatsApp offers people security notifications to alert them to potential security risks. WhatsApp published a technical white paper on its encryption design, and has been transparent about the government requests it receives, publishing data about those requests in the Facebook Government Requests Report.”

For more on the story head over to TechCrunch today.