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Showing posts from December, 2011

NextDrop-Revolutionizing water delivery information dissemination

This blog has so far has mainly talked about KooKoo  and its features and events related to KooKoo. Starting today we will also write about startups who are using the phone in innovative ways to solve different problems. After all, one of our main goals is to disrupt telecom . Introduction: In their own words, " NextDrop , is a social enterprise that provides water delivery timing information via mobile phone to residents in urban India How we make a difference:   “Will I get water today?” Hundreds of millions of people around the world ask this question everyday. In cities with intermittent water (90% of the cities in South Asia)—where piped water is available only for short and unpredictable intervals—people spend hours waiting next to dry taps, and are forced to buy water from private suppliers at high cost or use water from unsafe sources.  NextDrop leverages the ubiquity of the mobile phone and delivers water delivery information via SMS and voice, thereby saving peopl

Startup Weekend - New Delhi -2011

Another Startup Weekend is here, this time in Delhi and as usual KooKoo, Ozonetel is proud to be associated with the event. I will be attending the event and will be around to help the participants to build stuff on KooKoo  if needed. Startup weekend has certainly come a long way in India and it is really pleasing to see the ecosystem slowly building up. Recognition to Startup Weekend and the teams participating in the event has certainly gone up with more and more partners joining the event. And this time, the prizes are just awesome. It makes me want to do another startup :). For teams participating in the Delhi Startup Weekend, the following are a sampling of the prizes: KooKoo - 3 months free Silver egg plan. CPBX - 3 months free One India plan. Directi - Free domain and hosting for winning team Morpheus - Direct entry to a selected team to the new Morpheus batch. And I am not even counting the prizes which will be revealed at the event. Suffice to say, that all t

IVR Payments using KooKoo-Part 1

It has always been our vision to be the platform of choice for telephony application developers. Now that the core platform has stabilized over the past year we are looking at improving the ecosystem by providing more services on top of the telephony platform. Payments have been a big problem in India. A lot of transactions in India actually end with cash on delivery. An innovative new startup called Gharpay  has come up with a solution for the offline payment collection problem. In their own words Gharpay is a doorstep cash payment network. Accepting cash payments was painful before we started with the mission of making it easy for you and your customers. Most of your customers don't want to or can't pay you online. Accepting cash through Gharpay means more people can pay you and you don't have to change any process flow.  Please visit their site to get more information on how they work. We at KooKoo immediately saw a synergy and thought that it would be real