Nigerian politician and IT consultant, Adamu Garba’s hopes of having his social media app fill in a vacuum created by the ban on Twitter’s operations in Nigeria appears to have been dashed.
His social media application, Crowwe has been removed from Google play store.
The Crowwe app, which has been described as an instant messaging and financial transaction app that comes with a digital wallet that helps to transfer and receive money while chatting, has received terrible reviews.
Following the announcement of Twitter ban by the Federal Government of Nigeria, the former presidential candidate presented the Crowwe app as an alternative to the microblogging website that can help “to grow Nigeria.”
“Join Crowwe now! Build your country, Build your people and Build your Brand. Join Crowwe now.
“This is the best opportunity to grow Nigeria to Build Nigeria, Crowwe to the World”, Garba tweeted.
He also expressed his excitement in an interview with Channels TV that the federal government has banned the operations of Twitter in the country.
The app has since received terrible reviews which could be responsible for its disappearance on the play store app.
One of the reviews read; “This App represents everything that defines wrong. From the space it takes on phone, to the design interface and user experience, it makes me wonder if thoughts went into the development of this App. For the benefit of doubt, check the login icon and how unnecessarily bad it looks, the dashboard looks fraudulent and the trademark looks like that of ISIS. I am suspecting the App to be from that side. Please take it down so that people can be protected. Zero Star App.”
A search for the Crowwe application on PlayStore shows that it has disappeared.
Google removes applications that are perceived to have violated its policy.