Afrinolly, which wants to put news about movies, music and celebrities in Africa on mobile has today hit over 2 million plus downloads and they says thank you for watching.
The mobile movies and news startup August last year announced that it has crossed the million mark of downloads across platforms namely Android, Blackberry, Nokia Symbian, Nokia S40 and Java.
Afrinolly yesterday announced, “We are excited to announce that Afrinolly has seen over two million downloads within the last 16 months thanks to you.”
Afrinolly added that the announcement reflects the “growing customer demand for discovery, entertainment and social functionality on their favorite mobile devices.”
Afrinolly said that MTN has shown its commitment to support the local apps community and has led and continues to lead the campaign to raise awareness among mobile subscribers who are still unaware of the full range of potential services they can enjoy via their Smartphones.
Winner of the Google Android Developers Challenge, Sub-Saharan Africa in the Entertainment categories in September 2011, Afrinolly have seen a progressive growth rate in terms of downloads across Africa. Nigeria has the largest share of download with over 70%, Ghana, South-Africa, Kenya and other African countries follow, USA, UK, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and India make up majority of the rest.
Afrinolly also launched the MTN Afrinolly Short Film Competition; a unique, innovative and youth-focused competition, with singular concentration on the next generation of African film makers. This Competition is designed to expand the conversations on issues about the African continent by Africans, motivate and reward young and emerging filmmakers who exhibit exceptional narrative skills using short movies and documentary as a medium.
Afrinolly wants to says thank you to all its 2,000,000+ friends and for feedback that has helped in improving the app and to its super Producers, Directors, Film Makers, Actors and Artists from across Africa whose works have made the African entertainment scene exciting and is now aiming at 3 million.