Anambra State appears to be witnessing a boom in tech development presently. Just weeks after five secondary school girls from Regina Pacies Secondary School, Onitsha, Anambra State emerged winners at the 2018 Technovation World Challenge in California, two sisters from the same state have launched their own mobile app called “Epp”.
Developed by two sisters–Kesandu and Dumebi Nwokolo, Epp is an app that connects users to local professionals in any state that can provide a wide variety of services “to help make your life easier”. The service aims to simplify the process of finding skilled persons and best deals all across Nigeria.
“The Nigerian consumer is selective and decisive. They know what they want and are not afraid to demand it,” said the developers.
The Epp application is here to soothe your refined tastes by connecting you with quality and local professionals, products and services that will meet your needs. As a consumer and service provider, we are here to bridge the gap.
In a nutshell, it’s basically an outsourcing app, like HireFreeHands.
The name of the app derives from a recently trendy Nigerian street word for “help”. And it was popularised by rapper, Olamide in a song last year.
Like other freelancing apps, Epp app targets two types of people– those providing services (“Eppers”), and people in need of services (“lookers”). Like other apps, Eppers can create a business profile, show off their skills, and get good reviews when they deliver to satisfied customers.
And when I checked the app, I discovered that there are already quite a few sellers on the platform. Not a bad feat.
Looking closely at the app, I have some reservations.
The User Interface was not intuitive enough. The design is a complete break from the normal UI you’ll find for both Android and iOS.
Additionally, the navigation takes time to get used to and has very poor navigation. After viewing a sellers page and clicking the back button to leave, the app simply closes. And when I opened the app, it loads the home screen all over again.
I wasn’t patient enough to use the app further, it became quite tiring. Obviously, more work is needed here.
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