Yookos, the global social network focused on Africans, today officially announced the public release of their Application Programming Interface (API). The announcement was made during the company’s presentation made at the Mobile Web West Africa 2013 conference, a key industry event which they have continued to sponsor in various parts of the continent.
The release of the APIs will now enable developers, including techprenuers, to create applications for the cross-section of social media channels that can be used on both desktop and mobile platforms.
“We are particularly very pleased that as a company we have reached yet another momentous milestone in the development of our platform. What makes this move very remarkable is that it facilitates the crowdsourcing of innovative ideas and solutions that will not only expand the functionality of the platform but also make its usage an exhilarating experience”, said the Yookos CEO, Mr Tomisin Fashina.
Furthermore, Yookos will also host a free Developer’s Workshop in Lagos on the Tuesday, 14 May 2013 to reinforce the company’s commitment to the empowerment of developers in the region. This has been billed as a not to be missed occasion in which every developer and the public are invited to come.
The workshop will also be used to launch Yookos’ newly released APIs to the global developer community and it will also present an exciting opportunity for the developers to network with their peers.
“We have created a very rich and highly interactive API management Eco-system to ensure that developers get best out of our API”, he added. “ Our focus is not just about getting something from developers but we also plan to give back through our multifaceted approach that will see the launch of programmes focused on university students, community engagement sessions aimed at attracting young people to the profession, as well as educational peer engagement sessions just to mention a few,” said Mr Fashina in conclusion.