When we look at the Ethiopian Agerigna (www.agerigna.com) Amharic SNS usage statistics it shows the wide spread distribution of the Ethiopian people across the globe. Ethiopia has a total population of around one hundred million people out of which eighty six million of them live in the country and the rest fifteen million people lives in foreign countries like United states, Saudi Arabia, Israel and United Arab Emirates working or learning for the better future of their country.
Why did the first human being originated in this place it's because the area is full of natural resources which are essential for survival of human and its gifted with best climate we can have in the planet. Ethiopia is source of Nile which was the base for early human civilization. The county is also known for its wise people who had founded the one of the worlds magnificent civilization, the Axumite civilization. Ethiopians are people of religion which love and happiness pure beauty shines through their big eyes.
The world, reality and people are all changing from time to time . the changes in the industrial age turned into knowledge productivity, the productivity of labor productivity. and then to modern era in which give us access to world information from small electronic mobile in our hand. Apple, Google, twitter and face book all are results of the twenty first computer based revolution. one part of the revolution are mobiles that are everywhere these days and even the first thing a new born baby may touch can be mobile phones. peoples use their mobile phones in their home, office, car and seems they cannot live without mobile phones. so Ethiopia needs the ICT infrastructure since it is very crucial for the countries development. one part can be making access available to most of the systems through mobile phone. the other is building institutes like KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)was established in 1971 to model a research focused university and to foster elite human resources in science and technology needed by the nation. Therefore, the role of ICT in Addis Abba University in Ethiopia is very important. Soft Ware ICT is also very important roles. Very important Software ICT training, of the brain is superior Ethiopian middle school and high school students.
In the 21st century communicating and knowledge is the key for productivity and growth of one’s country. In this Era, the social networking services, SNS, plays important role in letting people share ideas and communicate for better future. Many people no longer send conventional text message to their extensive circle of friends in United States and Saudi Arabia. Rather, they elect to use a mobile messenger.
Agerigna (www.agerigna.com) is an Ethiopian version of mobile messenger developed by Ethiopian students attending Korea’s Universities. Agerigna, a SNS application, is created to enable Ethiopian peoples to communicate and share ideas using the smartphones and computers. It is designed to help Ethiopian people better communicate with their mobile devices in their own language, Amharic. Agerigna is the first Amharic enabled SNS smartphone application. Since its launch, Agerigna has attracted about 700,000 peoples subscribers from all of Ethiopian a users and expected to surge as the number of mobile users in Ethiopia has been on the rise, particularly in urban areas, Last year with 50 million of them having mobile users. Moreover, the Ethiopian government displayed strong willingness to upgrade its WIFI-infrastructure network.
Agerigna (www.agerigna.com) is not limited to only SNS service, after long research and studding the structure and construction of Amharic language characters, the Agerigna team succeeded to develop an efficient soft keyboard or IME (input method editor) for android smartphones. Since its first release on last December, the Agerigna keyboard and Chat is downloaded over 700,000 peoples. We believe that Ethiopian peoples can benefit from Agerigna SNS since it lets them to socialize and communicate using their own language. We also believe that Agerigna applications will also make big influence on the growing influence of young generation to include the Amharic Application in their smartphones.
The famous market research agency ,WIA social, reported the total mobile phone subscribers in Russia are almost twice as the population number of the country. That means every individual have two mobile phones. Even though the mobile phone users reach 184% the smart phone penetration is only 34%. In the trend, if aggressive low-cost smartphone market gives consideration to the customers' needs in countries Ethiopian market. many companies working hard making efforts to Ethiopia country growing.
Recently, Chairman of Steering committee of MCM Elder Park NS he said MCM (MyungSung Christian Medical center) also Adis Ababa in Ethiopia is struggling and trying to adjustment number of hospitals fee. How to well that it is reviewing ways to support Agerigna SNS Application content imported from the overseas Ethiopian to support again in the MCM. by columnists ByeongMin-Im, Vice Chair of IEIE(Institute of Electronic and Information Engineers)