A Nigerian firm -E.F. Community Ltd, has developed a cell software that may make a tool unusable by thieves, to curb theft or resale of cellphones and different devices within the nation.
Mr Ameh Ochojila, the corporate’s public relations officer mentioned this in an announcement on Tuesday, in Abuja.
Ochojila, mentioned that the appliance named ‘ephonetaxi’ will assist present resolution to the rising variety of stolen telephones within the nation and throughout the globe.
“The applying ‘ephonetaxi’ helps to lock out anybody who’s unauthorised to make use of the telephone, making it unusable and unsellable,” he mentioned.
In line with him, the appliance is designed to guard telephone house owners and the data saved on their telephones from being compromised within the occasion of a telephone theft.
“The applying helps retrieve and ship the consumer’s saved contents to his electronic mail.
“It additionally locks the telephone, prevents both unauthorised entry to saved footage, movies, messages, or contacts of the telephone proprietor.
“The app alerts the telephone proprietor of any change in SIM card, screens, and tracks the telephone location together with taking footage of criminals in possession of the telephone and sending the images to the e-mail tackle of the proprietor,” he mentioned.
Ochojila added: “The proprietor can do all these remotely regardless of the telephone being misplaced or stolen.
“As soon as a telephone is locked remotely by the proprietor, shopping for it is going to be a mere waste of cash.”
The technical supervisor of the corporate, Mr Kelvin Raymond mentioned that the appliance is also used to hint kidnappers as it could reveal real-time location of cellphones.
Mr Gideon Egbuchulam, Chairman of the corporate mentioned that the appliance was one of many software lined up by the corporate to satisfy technical and software program wants of Nigerians.
Egbuchulam mentioned that the corporate had opened an incubation centre in Abuja the place he deliberate to recruit good younger Nigerian Data Know-how (IT) professionals.
“Given enabling atmosphere, Nigerian youths will take Nigeria to the subsequent Silicon Valley in Africa.
“Nearly all large tech firms on this planet have an interest within the Nigerian market and that’s our firm is recruiting over 1000 individuals by the top of 2020 to assist gifted youths,” he mentioned.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that out there information confirmed that in 2016 alone, over 400,000 telephones have been stolen within the UK, with an excellent variety of them shipped overseas for resale.
The info additionally confirmed that most of the stolen telephones have been first offered to felony gangs who tried to entry them for data that could possibly be used to hack financial institution accounts of their house owners, earlier than promoting them to finish customers.(NAN)