Kohima: A ‘super app’ named ‘Bujulo’, developed by 23-year-old Naga youth Hiboka Sumi, is all set to be launched within this month.
A super app is a platform developed by a company offering various services under one umbrella.
Speaking with EastMojo, the founder of the startup said that ‘Bujulo’ means ‘touch it’ in his native Sumi Naga dialect. For the multi-messaging social media app, he said the name was chosen after several words in different languages were thoroughly studied.
“I built some apps and websites for projects and self-learning in the past. But since childhood, I was also interested in technology and coding. So that has motivated me to pursue my dream job,” said Sumi, who graduated from Unity College, Dimapur with a Bachelor of Arts degree last year.
Fascinated by the features and ideas behind the apps evolving as a ‘super app’, Sumi said this is the current trend.
The Dimapur resident said that the app enables users to send and receive text and audio messages, pictures and videos, and at the same time allows users to post stories in the form of pictures, text and videos. The app also has features where people can spontaneously jump into chat and livestream rooms, and create and share short-video contents.
The app will also enable users to follow one another. “Bujulo will also encourage users to jump from audience to audience, trends to trends, creating something like stimulated temporary friend groups,” he added.
Although its website at present does not have the link for the pre-beta app on IOS and Android, he said that the beta version will soon be made available to limited people.
“I have bootstrapped myself from the beginning till now and no one has endorsed the app so far. The prototype phase and the rollout is on progress and I am fixing some bugs before the app reached our users. Bujulo is expected to launch by the end of this month,” he added.
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