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Nigeria’s largest search engine, VConnect, has received a facelift, making it easier to find local businesses in the country.
According to a press release sent to Ventureburn, the website lists over 1.2-million businesses in Nigeria. It allows businesses to list all their information, operating times, as well as images. In turn, customers can rate these companies.
“Our goal is to provide complete information that helps users to find and connect with businesses that are right for them. VConnect isn’t just a business search engine; it’s a discovery and engagement platform,” says the founder and general manager of VConnect, Deepankar Rustagi, in a press release.
One of the new features is business lists, which allows users to recommend businesses in a category. This information is then consolidated into crowd insight.
“This redesign doesn’t just provide the best user-experience in the history of VConnect, the new functionalities mean users can access information in an easy, relatable and deeply human way. We’ve stripped away the non-essentials to leave only the most relevant, distraction-free experience for our users,” writes VConnect’s product manager Ramanathan Solayappan.
VConnect is looking to become the largest business directory in Africa.