Homegrown Kaagaz Scanner app eyes 15-20 mn customers after ban on CamScanner

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Tech startup Ordenado Labs has seen sturdy progress in utilization of its indigenously developed app, Kaagaz Scanner within the weeks following the ban on Chinese apps, and is assured of its person base touching about 15-20 million customers over the following few months.

The firm launched the doc scanning app on June 14, simply days earlier than the Indian govt banned 59 cell apps with Chinese hyperlinks – together with Kaagaz’s rival, CamScanner – on June 29, terming these apps prejudicial to sovereignty of the nation.

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“(The ban of) CamScanner has left an enormous void for about 100 million customers in India. We are in fact focusing on that no.. It shall be very troublesome to realize that no. in a single yr however on a conservative facet, we glance to realize at the least 15-20 per cent of that market quickly,” Ordenado Labs co-founder Gaurav Shrishrimal advised PTI.

Ordenado Labs – a startup based in July 2019 by Snehanshu Gandhi, Gaurav Shrishrimal and Tamanjit Singh Bindra – is constructing a collection of synthetic intelligence-powered utility instruments to assist customers handle their day-to-day duties seamlessly.

Kaagaz Scanner is the second product that has been developed by the corporate and it plans to deliver extra products in coming months.

Kaagaz Scanner, which has already crossed 1.2 million downloads on the Google Play Store, is an offline app that enables customers to scan paperwork. The iOS model shall be made accessible by the top of the yr.

“Given that the info is saved on the person’s cellphone itself, it’s protected to make use of. Additionally, customers may lock on the app to safe it additional towards any unauthorised entry,” Shrishrimal mentioned, highlighting the privateness focus of the app.

Asked about monetisation plans, Shrishrimal mentioned the corporate is at the moment focussed on constructing a world-class scanning and storage app.

“We shall be introducing a premium model sooner or later which shall be round functions like additional information storage capability, AI functions corresponding to auto doc categorisation and lots of extra functions. We really feel {that a} easy cloud storage is a fundamental requirement that each person ought to have at no cost however we plan to supply a sensible storage to our customers that will be a game changer,” he added.

Shrishrimal mentioned constructing consciousness amongst Indian customers, together with numerous establishments to make use of an Indian scanning app is essential at once.

“Having acquired a particular point out in #AatmaNirbharBharat App Challenge and recognitions from Education Ministry and MeitY, we will certainly plan to work with such establishments to construct this consciousness. We are rising the standard of the product at a quick tempo to boost product expertise which is essential,” he mentioned.

The firm had raised angel funding from First Cheque and was part of the Axilor Ventures Accelerator programme in Winter 2019-20. It is taking a look at elevating funds within the subsequent 3-Four months because it expands its workforce and reaches extra customers.


[Attribution Business Standard.]

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