Crocodile Browser Developed by 14 and 16 Year Old Nigerian Brothers Gets Global Recognition

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Meet 14 and 16 year old  Anesi and Osine Ikhianosime, the Nigerian teenagers who have developed an Android web browser, which they call the Crocodile browser Lite.

The two brothers who began coding at the age of 12 and 14 respectively, told Tech Cabal that were not discouraged by those who thought they would fail. Osine said, “I didn’t let my uncle’s belief that it would be a tough feat to achieve stop me.” “I started with Java.”

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While both brothers code, Anesi designs the Use Interface. He said, “I learnt to code by myself. I started in 2013, I used sites like Code Academy, Code Avengers and books like ‘Android for Game Development’ and ‘Games for Dummies’ ”

Their mobile browser  was first released on the Mobango app store before moving to Google Play Store so as to reach a wider audience.

The brothers who have been interviewed by BBC Focus Africa, say that it took them 8 months to complete the first version of the browser.

The latest version of the browser, the Crocodile Browser Lite 3.0, is described as functional, fast and is targeted at feature and low end phones. It currently has about 5o,000 downloads, and the reviews haven’t been bad at all.

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But the teenagers are far from done, they look forward to putting together a team and working on new ways ways to improve their browser.

Watch their interview below:

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