3376346664_d0a841d98a

I remember when I was to write my common entrance exams, my lesson teacher would force me to memorize the names of all the states in Nigeria and their capital cities. Everyday, we battled it out. I had to do a lot of ‘pick pin‘ because I found it difficult to memorize those names. Eventually I did, and passed the exam. But the problem was, I couldn’t locate any of those states on the map if I was asked to. Also, for some time, I confused Adamawa with Anambra and I used to think Sokoto was a Yoruba state.

Now, there’s an app that could have saved me the trouble and the embarrassment I used to face. The app, Shapeymix, is a 2D/3D jigsaw puzzle app. It lets you match Nigerian states to their correct borders by dragging and dropping them. You can also build a wind turbine and a groundnut pyramid. It brings back memories of the map games I used to enjoy on Microsoft Encarta 2009.

I think the fundamental idea behind Shapeymix is a good one. A lot of Nigerians really don’t know where some states are located in the country, even though they know the names of those states. Shapeymix is a fun way to learn more about Nigeria. It’s an app that should be promoted among primary school students and teachers.

The game is not time-limited so you have ample time to complete the puzzles. But I think it would be more interesting and more challenging if there was a time limit. It would also be more interesting if there was a limit on the amount of errors a player could make while trying to complete the puzzles. Just like Candy Crush.

Shapeymix was designed by the Amaka Ikem of Naijabranch.

Photo Credit: wdj(0) via Compfight cc

Read this next
ecosystem, Features, Internet
21st October 2015

The Cybercrime Act will provide a legal framework for detection, prosecution and punishment of cybercrimes in Nigeria, However, the final draft as we have come to discover has numerous gaping holes that could help repress civil liberties.

More From TC
The Next Wave
28th September 2020

An exclusive West African Disney deal SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 This newsletter is a weekly in-depth analysis of tech and innovation in Africa that will serve as a post-pandemic guide. Subscribe here to get it directly in your inbox every Sunday at 3 pm WAT. Hello, Last week I was away on a much needed break […]

Features, Technology
25th September 2020

Short answer? It depends. Long answer? There are more critical things to worry about. At least, that is what experts and experience with advanced technologies like this say, especially  if you live in Africa. If you write things—news articles from standard press releases or reportage from a war zone, code, poetry, communiques, fiction—if you write […]


TechCabal is a Big Cabal Media brand



Copyright © 2020
All rights reserved

Privacy & Terms
X