Bengaluru: Following the ban on Chinese language cell purposes and the Indian authorities encouraging the event of Made in India apps, two Bengaluru-based builders have provide you with a Twitter-like microblogging website named Koo.
Accessible in varied Indian languages, the Koo app is tailor-made for non-English talking individuals, and is already gaining reputation as widespread Kannadiga personalities resembling cricketers Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath and Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan have taken to it.
Koo co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishnan stated that he and Mayank Bidawatka developed the multilingual app as an inclusive social community for India, provided that English is a serious barrier to communication for most individuals within the nation’s tier II and tier III cities.
Regional language customers are anticipated to account for practically 75% of India’s web consumer base by 2021, in line with a research by KPMG and Google. India has 22 official languages and Koo hopes to make strides out there of a billion Indians who’re disregarded by English-dominated social media platforms.
“The app, accessible in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi, each on Android in addition to iOS, has been downloaded by over half 1,000,000 individuals,” Aprameya stated. Extra languages might be added quickly.
The identify Koo itself is derived from a regional language. It’s quick for the Kannada phrase koogu which means to name out to somebody.
On Koo, one can share content material as audio, video, photographs, textual content or polls, in addition to chat with different individuals, simply as with Twitter.
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