- Some of them have called the website "fraudulent"
- They claim that all Mudclo does is to amalgamate search results from various sources
- They faulted the media for exaggerating and misrepresenting the capabilities of the website
Some Ghanaian software developers have labelled Mudclo, the website created by the third year Sociology student, Gabriel Opare, as fraudulent.
They have cautioned Opare from flaunting his website as a potential rival to YouTube.
Opare, who is a student of the University of Ghana is reported to have earlier stated that his search engine would very likely provide stiff competition to YouTube very soon.
His critics countered by saying that his creation is nothing more than a search site that has amalgamated search results from several sites into one.
It was further likened to the preparation of a meal, where the cook had a vast array of ingredients at one place, as against searching for them from different places.
His critics, who claim the website is fraudulent, are convinced he may have assembled Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) from Vimeo, YouTube and Daily Motion for his website.
They further added that Mudclo, which is literally a metasearch website, involves little work. There is even the likelihood that he didn’t write one line of code, but rather used templates, they added.
They also lay a portion of the blame at the feet of Ghana’s media industry, for overstatements and misconceptions about the website.
Checks reveal that the website is currently down for "security reasons".
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