A 15-year-old Nigerian girl’s coding skills are changing the technology sector in her country.
Tomisin Ogunnubi is the creator of My Locator, an app that helps locate missing children. She created the app in 2016 and it has been downloaded over 1000 times since it hit Google Play, according to BBC.
My Locator uses Google Maps to track users as they move from location to the next. Users can add numbers to the app that will receive the user’s location in the event of an emergency.
“It also has a functionality where when you click on an alert button. It sends a text message and makes a phone call, that’s if you’ve enabled it in your settings, to a particular number that you’ve designated to it,” said Ogunnubi.
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