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Chitooo App:
Earn Points for Facebook Posts and Make Check out Use at Partner Store for special offers Chitooo is the newest app in Nepal born App market. Chitooo app lets you grab points for every kind of Facebook posts (status, selfies or check-ins) which can be redeemed at partner stores for exclusive offers and deals. While you may earn 10 points for a status update, you will earn 100 points if you check-in at Chitooo’s partner store with your picture. Both users and the stores can equally benefit from this app. Users get more value, while Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) get more customers.

Major objectives:
Making online marketing reach available for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises of all shapes and sizes in Nepal
Connecting the right user to the right stores or restaurants
Establishing a favorable eco-system for SMEs, lower the cost of acquiring new customers, and retain these customers

Target Users
At this early moment, the targeted users for Chitooo app are those who are active on Facebook the socio-net world leader concentrated in Kathmandu valley. They are starting with focus on youth and young adults, but will want to expand gradually to other as well.

Posts and Points
They want Chitooo app users to have a gaming like experience by posting on Facebook user and which will “earn” them points. Using those points, you can buy coupon. For instance; it’s something like how you “earn” coins on temple run, and buy lives, power and others. With Chitooo app point users can “buy” deals around them and get the benefits instantly. Following are the points you get from an app.
– Status Updates (10 points)
– Tagging Friends (+ 5 points)
– Posting Photos (+10 points)
– Check-in at Partner Stores (+40 points) and 100 points will be earned by posting Status with Photo and Check-in

When they were just beginning stages, they did not have any categories because user base was very limited to a niche target market. But, now they are in public beta so have added four categories. However, as they move forward, they are going to break down food and drinks to several categories, entertainment will have more categories and so on.

Tootle: Together We Move
Tootle is yet another hot cake app in the Nepali market. With focus on Kathmandu valley and soft launch at this moment Tootle app is gathering lots of hype and love from the younger generation.

What is Tootle?
Tootle is a new initiative that is brought to serve the people in the valley. It is a cool and easy way of getting and giving rides within the capital. Since it is a service, it is not something for free. However, the charges are kind of minimal when compared with taxi fares. Currently, tootle rides can be booked only from 8 am to 8 pm.

How to get/give a tootle ride?
There are these two different Tootle apps that can be found in Google Play Store. Apple users need to wait for a little while but iOS apps are also just around the corner. Tootle and Tootle Partner are the apps you should download. If you just need to book a ride you can do so by signing up for the Tootle app. But if you want to earn some extra cash by offering a ride to others then you will need to have a Tootle Partner app on your phone. Signing up in any of these apps is simply. All you need to do is fill up some details and then you’ll be good to go. However, you need to upload a photo of your driving license to become a Tootle Partner.

How does the Tootle app work?
Let’s start with how to book your tootle ride. Open the tootle app and login with your details (first time only). Then you select your pickup location and destination location and tap on “book”. The app will generate the shortest route for your ride and calculate your fare for the ride. You can choose your mode of payment which can be from tootle balance or by cash. You can select your time of departure that can be right now or 15/30/60 minutes later. Once, you hit “confirm”. You’ll get a unique ride code and a notification will be sent to online Tootle Partners and once a tootle partner accepts the book request. Your ride will be started as shortly as possible. Once you reach your destination, you’re supposed to give that ride code to your rider and that way Tootle team will be notified about your successful tootling.

What is Tootle Balance and what can you do with it?
Since Tootle is in its introductory phase, it is giving free tootle balance worth Rs. 500 for every new sign up. You can use that tootle balance for booking your next tootle ride. Once you run out of balance, you can top up your Tootle Balance via e-Sewa or a Tootle Voucher. Plus more modes of payment for the top up are just down the road.

What about the Tootle Balance earned by the Tootle Partners?
Once you become a Tootle Partner you’ll get a free tootle balance worth Rs. 200. Once you start accepting Tootle booking and on every successful tootling you do, you’ll notice increments in your balance. You can then transfer your topped up balance to your e-Sewa and use it your own way.

Guest  Author:
Dr. Jay Krishna Thakur has been active in the field of IT Outsourcing, Web services, and GIS Services since past 5 years. He is the Founder and CEO of UIZ Umwelt und Informationstechnologie Zentrum GmbH in Berlin and Thakur International in Kathmandu, Nepal. Connect with Mr. Thakur at http://thakurintl.com/virtual-assistant/.

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