A teenage university student in Ghana built a search engine in 2017, that he believes can rival arguably the most used and known search engine in the world, Google.
Gabriel Opare, who is in level 300 and studying sociology at the Ghanaian University hopes his new search engine, which he calls Mudclo, can challenge the dominance of YouTube.
He described Mudclo as a free search engine for videos. Saying that it discovers and streams videos from the different locations on the internet all in one place.
“I believe that my business is good enough and that it can scale globally. It is a legitimate point to say that YouTube is a video hosting website, but they are two different entities.
“While YouTube is a video hosting website, Mudclo combines the power of YouTube and two other video hosting websites in order to create Mudclo,” he said.
Mudclo has already caught the attention of some of the world’s big tech companies, including more established video hosting sites although there is some work to be done on Mudclo to fix bugs, boost the features and visual experiences it offers users.
“With all entrepreneurs, they feel that there is a rewarding or gratifying feeling that comes with creating a product or a service that will actually matter to the world,” the teenager added.
Gabriel said he had always wanted to do something like this since he was way younger, and attributed his inspiration to other Ghanaians doing similar things.
It’s been two years since the project was launched. Where is Gabrial NOW?