Exclusive Interview: Getit’s multiplatform location based marketplace app on mobile is a powerful local guide in India

 

 

 

Interview with Mr. Sidharth Gupta: CEO Getit Infoservices Pvt. Ltd

WirelessDuniya caught up with Mr. Sidharth Gupta (CEO Getit Infoservices Pvt. Ltd.) who gave us an interesting insight into Getit’s multiplatform marketplace app.

What is GETIT?
Ans: Getit is India’s leading information service provider which provides information on sellers of products and services across categories to prospective buyers.  In effect, Getit:

•    Provides quality leads to businesses.
•    Provides relevant information about businesses to consumers and also connects consumers and enables them to sell and buy used products and services through its Classifieds networks.

Getit is, thus, one of India’s largest SME channels reaching out to over 1.2 million SMEs, with sales force of over a 1000 people, annually.  Each month, more than 3 million users contact Getit through various media to conduct searches to find relevant buyers/suppliers.

What was the reason for GETIT to introduce a mobile app?
Ans: At Getit, we have always believed in providing quality information to consumers through the medium/device of their choice.  In the past, we used to do it very effectively through print and in the recent past through our voice services and online sites.  However, we believe that in the future the most powerful medium is most likely to be mobile phone and thus it makes imminent sense to distribute apps for mobile devices so as to increase our usage manifold.

What are the key features of the mobile app? What platforms is the app available?
Ans: Recently we have integrated NearMe, a key feature to our mobile app.

With this feature, whenever a user searches for something, he gets results closest to his location which is more appropriate and useful. ‘NearMe’ feature lets the user discover the nearest restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, ATMs etc. within a customized radius.
Also, Getit’s local search enables users to do the following:

i) Auto detects your current location using GPS
ii) Interactive map with directions
iii) Share businesses via email & SMS
iv) Refine your search based on attributes and location
v) Call any business with a single click/tap
vi) Save favourite listings on your device
Getit is the only company which has developed local search app across all the major mobile platforms.  Getit apps are available across iOS, BlackBerry, Symbian, Java, Android and Windows Phone.

How beneficial is the GETIT app for the buyer and the advertiser?
Ans: From the buyer’s perspective:
i)    The app is absolutely free to use, easily available at all app stores and downloadable.
ii)    The user interface is very simple to use and the experience quite empowering as is evident from the feedback that we have received and from the 4-star out of 5-star rating average across most app stores.

Thus, Getit app becomes an avenue for buyers to be able to quickly find sellers anytime, anywhere since their mobile devices are most likely to be with them.

From an advertiser perspective, the app allows businesses to connect with consumers who are on the move since Getit app is very popular and it already has about half-a-million downloads across various channels and platforms.  Thus, advertisers i.e. businesses get more and more leads through the usage of the app.

With so many classified and local search apps available in the market, how different are you from the competition?
Ans: There are 3 distinct areas which make the Getit app stand ahead of its competitors:
i)    The depth and quality of data: We currently have more than 3 million records in our databases and we cover most cities in the country.  Each search can be refined based on specific parameters for that category and the app integrates maps and features for various devices wherein contacting the establishment is very easy.
ii)    The usability: Getit app has got great reviews across platforms and devices.  It is easy to use, simple and fast and delivers great results.
iii)    Availability across all platforms: We are rather the only app which is available across platforms.  More and more users can benefit from the power of the Getit app.

Where can I download the app from? What has been your app promotion strategy?   
Ans: The app can be downloaded from several app stores like google play, App world, Aircel/Airtel app stores, Mobango , getjar etc.  Also the same can be downloaded from online app stores as detailed below:

i)     Apple IOS
ii)    Blackberry
iii)    Android
iv)    Windows phone
v)    Java

 

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Rachna Technology launches Om Logistics' Consignment Tracking on Mobile, Apps available on Android,Iphone & Blackberry

Leveraging its Mobile Framework, developed for Supply Chain Industry, RACHNA Technology, has launched a mobile app for Om Logistics Ltd. – “OM Logistics Mobile”. Using this app, Om Logistics’s customers will be able to track their consignments and access MIS reports from their mobile.

The proliferation of mobile devices presents a unique opportunity to companies to connect with customers like never before. Mobile apps has enabled companies to provide value-added services to their customers, personalize existing services, share information, and above all increase the brand visibility.
Mobile apps are coming in a Big way in Supply Chain Industry. With the coming of these apps companies are easily able to co-ordinate with their field operation from the office. Losgistic company field operation is an area which is always full of issues and chaos. In India, field operation is still executed by low skilled personals having no direct connection with the office. With the coming of Mobile apps which require no formal education to operate them, companies can expect to have their field operation under-control. Rachna Technology, is working in this line and already developed “Rachna Mobile Framework” which provides features enabling companies to integrate features of their ERP with Mobile apps.
Om Logistics Mobile app is based on Rachna Technology framework “Konnect”. The app can be downloaded from Android, BlackBerry & iPhone marketplace.

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PVR Cinemas Launches Blackberry App

India’s leading Cinema owners PVR Cinemas have launched a Blackberry app for PVR fans to have quick access to info on the latest movies running in all the PVR Cinemas across India. Users can watch movie trailers, movie info and book tickets on their Blackberry for free. Movie tickets can be booked by paying through their credit card in a secured environment. This application allows the patrons to hold their tickets and pay later at the box office.

Users can also keep a track of their booking history and also receive information on discount offers & deals. They can also pre book their tickets much before the release of the movie.

Link to the PVR Blackberry App

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Vopium launches new call package to India; Mobile Apps on Blackberry,Android,Symbian,Windows

Vopium, a leading VoIP communications company, listed on the NYSE Paris EuroNext, just announced its Call India package, that let’s Indians all over the world connect to their loved ones at flat rate pricing. The company made major news last year with the introduction of its industry-first Blackberry WiFi app on Blackberry World, along with other cutting-edge VoIP apps for Android, Symbian, Windows platforms.

According to Director of Marketing, Babar Baig, “As a company, we not only strive to develop exciting new apps that enable fraction-of-cost communications, but our esteemed Indian consumer base is one of our largest, demographically. We really hope that this gesture of being able to call unlimited to your family, friends across India for a mere $12 or EUR 8.95 will really streamline communications for our Indian consumers across the world.”

The company, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, offers calling packages across 52 countries, with savings up to 94%. Click here to find out more about Vopium’s unlimited Call India package.

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List of Mobile App Development Companies/Developers in India

Mobile apps is a big business and India is known to be the Mobile App Developers hub. Here is a list of Mobile App Development Companies in India which specializes in Apple Iphone Apps, Ipad Apps, Android Apps, Windows Apps, Blackberry Apps, Samsung Bada Apps and other mobile apps . Hope this list helps you in your goals to identify the best developer for your app development requirement.

I am currently in the process of building this list. If you want to add your company name in this list please put it on the comments section and I will Add it. Please type the Name of the company, Website, Location in India, Mobile Platform Specialization

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Last updated : October 30,2013


CodeCube India
, New Delhi
BlazeDream Technologies Pvt Ltd
, Chennai
Tech Ahead Software
, Noida
Quytech
, Gurgaon
Shah Deep International Business Solutions Ltd , Noida
MobilePundits

Softweb Solutions
, Ahmedabad
Fusion informatics pvt Ltd , Ahmedabad
Stark Infotech
, Pune
LogicTree IT Solutions
, Hyderabad/Bangalore
Wit Innovation Technologies
, Bangalore
Xoriant , Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata
Halosys Technologies , New Delhi
Sybrant Technologies Private Limited , Chennai
Zylog Systems , Chennai
RMN Infotech Pvt Ltd , Hyderabad
Mobisoft Technologies , Noida
Inheritx Solutions Pvt Ltd , Ahmedabad
NDOT Technologies Pvt Ltd , Coimbatore
SP SOFT , Hyderabad
NowPos M-Solutions, Hyderabad
CDN Solutions Group , Indore

 

 

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Innovative Location Sharing App: Glympse

There’s nothing new about location tracking solutions and there are countless apps and services that you can use to share your location with family and friends. But none have stood out, until now.

Glympse is a relative newcomer but it’s kicking up quite a storm with it’s service. It allows you to share your location and provide live tracking which can be viewed on a computer or smartphone. You choose who gets to track you and for how long. You can send your location to a single person, a group and you can even share it on Facebook or Twitter.

A simple timer setting allows you to set how long the sharing is active for which solves the worry of forgetting to turn tracking off. Better still, if you’re sharing a particular journey, you can set it to expire on your arrival. A nice feature.

But by far the best feature is the quality of the tracking itself. Delivered in real-time, progress is displayed via a Google Map overlay with fluid movement and additional data such as ETA and, optionally, speed.

When you send an invite, or ‘glympse’ as the app authors call them, the recipient gets an email with a link which takes them to the Glympse website with your live location.

The Glympse app is available, free of charge, for Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry. For more information see their website at glympse.com.

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Snapdeal to launch mobile app with LBS support and payment across different platforms

Mobile Indian has reported that India’s popular deal site Snapdeal is planning to launch mobile apps with Location Based support and payment across different platforms.

Rishabh Arora, head of the mobile division, Snapdeal.com, said , “We started our mobile journey last year with a beta version of Snapdeal app on Android Market and we recently launched its  WAP  (Wireless Application Protocol) site and full-fledged app on Windows platform, which supports payment option and LBS (location based services).”

“In the next couple of weeks we will launch our Snapdeal app which will support LBS and payment across different mobile platforms (Android, iOS, Symbian, Blackberry OS),” he added.

Snapdeal is also in talks with handset manufactures to get the app preloaded in their handsets. “Talks with the handset manufactures are going in the positive direction and we might soon have some announcement regarding it,” said Rishabh.

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Apps: NDTV Apps

NDTV, India’s premier News TV Channel and portal have also launched various mobile apps on the most popular platforms. They are  NDTV Android, NDTV Blackberry, NDTV Windows 7,NDTV Slate, NDTV Play, NDTV Facebook App and NDTV iPad. The concept is simple, getting the news right there on your device, in a format that’s far more accessible on the go.

The applications feature stories, Breaking News and Videos live from the NDTV studios in India . Award-winning journalists and technology combine to report on Politics, Business, Cricket and Bollywood.

The application also connects the user to NDTV Social – where users can talk directly to anchors and reports. Users can also shoot and upload their stories to NDTV directly using the iWitness feature in the application.

With NDTV Play, the users can play video right from their desktop — without opening a new browser window for Mac and Windows. The desktop client can be used to search for videos or browse through media by category and create playlists that to view, edit and delete. The users can share their playlists with friends and the world over the Internet.

How to Download the NDTV Apps :

NDTV IPad App

NDTV Android App

NDTV IPhone App

NDTV Windows Phone 7

NDTV Windows Slate

NDTV Play for Desktop

NDTV Blackberry App

NDTV Facebook App

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App : Zomato the foodie lover's app on Apple, Android and Blackberry

Zomato is an online food guide, restaurant directory and menu-pages website for anyone who is looking to either dine out or order food. Currently operational in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune and Bangalore, Zomato lists menus, ratings and contact details for all restaurants listed and reviews (both editor and user) & discounts for a large percentage of these. Latest addition to Zomato has been the launch of Chennai section of the website with ~750 menus and focus on user reviews for restaurants which showcases the collective opinion of a large number of foodies rather than that of a single person (the editor).

Zomato was started in July 2008 by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah, both alumnus of IIT Delhi and Bain, as a part time hobby with only 500 restaurant listings in Delhi NCR. The intention was to provide the people of Delhi NCR with as much information as possible about the food that they were about to order. So the site started with complete menus and contact information for the most popular take-out/delivery places in town. As the website got popular, the team added more content and now have 2200 restaurants in Delhi NCR listed on the website ranging from the swankiest restaurant to the desiest dhabas in town.

Zomato is available on Iphone/Ipod Touch/IPad, Android Market & Blackberry, an app that includes almost all major functionalities of the website (Zomato.com) and that recommends you the best restaurants around your current location.

It’s an app that enables users to call a restaurant from within the application without saving it’s contact number somewhere. So it’s true that not only the world but also good food is coming closer to you.

I have used the Iphone app a number of times to find restaurants in Gurgaon and Delhi and so far the experience has been very good. A must have app for all you Foodie lovers  out there in India.

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