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Believe in you

Nanise Loanakadavu
Thursday, December 06, 2012

IT will be very difficult for an individual to build a world class mobile application because it needs teamwork and collaboration.

And people with free idea, passions, competence and believing in themselves are likely to achieve this dream.

These were the words echoed by Bevil Wooding, executive director of BrightPath Foundation at the launch of the five first-ever mobile applications last week.

Last year, he said it was estimated that $17billion in return would be generated globally in mobile application, however by November this year that figure was already $40billion.

He said the interesting thing about the mobile industry was its the fastest growing segment of the technology sector.

"The participants understand that it is a globally, economic, significant engine but they could make a difference in the local economy and also on a global scale if they believe in themselves," Mr Wooding said.

He said Fiji had young people who believed they could make a difference.

Mr Wooding said the five mobile applications launched last week was the idea of the 80 youths who were part of the five-day seminar that ended last Friday.

He said they had considered what people in Fiji could do to make their phones more relevant to what they do and who they were.

"The applications as suggested by participants will be widely available to all mobile users in Fiji," Mr Wooding said.

He said the 80 participants based on the feedback they received were much more than those technical trained experience.

"They saw themselves differently and their responsibility to Fiji ," he said.

Mr Wooding said this was the start of something new and special where they could take their talents and incorporated it in their needs.

"These are completely pure, original content brought forward by the participants," he said.

* Bevil Wooding is the chief knowledge officer of Congress WBN the Trinidad and Tobago-based parent organisation of the Global Leadership Interlink. The founder and executive director of BrightPath Foundation was in the country last week to conduct the first-ever mobile application development workshop as part of the Youth Tech Camp.





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