Gabriel Opare, a 19-year-old Ghanaian student has built a new search engine to rival Google and Youtube. Gabriel built a free search engine for videos called Mudclo. Mudclo, an impressive metasearch engine, allows users to discover, search and stream video content from multiple sources on the internet all in one place.
Gabriel believes his search engine is good enough to compete in the search engine business and that it can scale globally. According to Gabriel, “YouTube is a video hosting website, Mudclo combines the power of YouTube and two other video hosting websites in order to create Mudclo,” Its users most popular searches include adverts, music videos and amateur content.
This is a big innovation coming out from Ghana which has seen countries like Nigeria and Kenya popping out series of tech innovations in recent times. Opare is only a level 300 sociology student of the University of Ghana and taught himself how to code by taking online courses during his free time. It is amazing for Gabriel to have come up with this innovation, considering the fact that his skills are not polished yet and he has not gone through high level coding programs like those of Andela.
Mudclo has already caught the attention of some tech companies, including more established video hosting sites, although, there is still some work to be done on Mudclo to fix bugs, boost the features and visual experiences it offers users.