Adamu Garba, the owner of the controversial social media app, Crowee banned by Google Play Store has reacted to the incident.
In a short Instagram statement, Adamu revealed that the app was not deleted by Google, but only undergoing an upgrade as the developers discovered a bug in the App.
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 worst reviews
A quick check on the Playstore revealed that the app was unavailable as of press time.
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.” Mr Garba tweeted
The app before it was deleted was receiving massive negative reviews by users, which could be responsible for its disappearance on the play store app.
In one instance, a scathing review of the app goes:
“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.”
Another reviewer alleged that the app was being used to recruit members for terrorist organisations.