Nigeria’s fastest growing social networking site LAGbook has partnered with Umuntu Media, a South Africa-based developer of virtual noticeboards, to enable its more than 460,000 registered users to enjoy the noticeboards to share local content.
The third party application dubbed the “Virtual Noticeboard” app by LAGbook will allow its users to access and explore the possibilities of Mimiboard, a virtual noticeboard, on the site.
“LAGbook is all about social discovery; giving people the power to explore and discover new things. Mimiboard shares a similar vision, and that’s why we’re thrilled to have it on LAGbook. Mimiboard will be one of the many ways in which LAGbook expands the social experience of its fast growing users,” Chidi Nwaogu, co-founder of LAGbook, said.
According to Chidi, every registered user on LAGbook can access and explore the virtual noticeboard app right on LAGbook.
“These are just baby steps in introducing Mimiboard to LAGbook users. We’re hoping on fully optimising the Mimiboard experience on LAGbook after proper API integration is installed, and we’re shooting at sometime very soon,” Chidi said.
Johan Nel, CEO Umuntu Media,earlier explained to HumanIPO that Mimiboard is a virtual noticeboard that helps one discover current information about the things they love and are interested in in real time.
According to Chika Nwaogu, CEO and President at LAGbook, Mimiboard helps LAGbook get a step closer to fulfilling its mission of expanding the social experience of hundreds of thousands of people.
“In the past, we have partnered with Einztein to introduce social learning on LAGbook, and also with Dominion Comics to bring rich local African comic strip contents on LAGbook. Mimiboard is not a seal to this, but an opening portal to more third party social discovery web applications,” Nwaogu said.
Josh Osemwegie, LAGbook’s VP for Finance added that the partnership is “awesome” for both Umuntu and and LAGbook.
He said: “Umuntu will enjoy the exploration of its Mimiboard by hundreds of thousands of LAGbook users, and we get to give our users one extra reason why they should choose LAGbook to drive their online social discovery experience.”
Through the partnership, Umuntu Media aims to deliver relevant local content on world class platforms across Africa through use of new technology to directly serve the pan African market.
Mimiboard, which emerged the best at this year’s Nairobi Open Innovation Summit App, is the leading product of the South Africa-based Umuntu Media.
LAGbook is Africa’s largest and fastest growing social networking website with over 460,000 registered users and 6,000 daily signups.