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

Tech startup Ordenado Labs has seen sturdy development 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 users over the following few months.

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

“(The ban of) CamScanner has left a huge void for about 100 million users in India. We are of course targeting that number. It will be very difficult to achieve that number in one year but on a conservative side, we look to achieve at least 15-20 per cent of that market soon,” Ordenado Labs co-founder Gaurav Shrishrimal instructed PTI.

Ordenado Labs – a startup based in July 2019 by Snehanshu Gandhi, Gaurav Shrishrimal and Tamanjit Singh Bindra – is constructing a set of synthetic intelligence-powered utility instruments to assist users 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 merchandise in coming months.

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

“Given that the data is stored on the user’s phone itself, it is safe to use. Additionally, users can also lock on the app to secure it further against any unauthorised access,” Shrishrimal stated, highlighting the privateness focus of the app.

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

“We will be introducing a premium version in the future which will be around features like extra data storage capacity, AI features such as auto document categorisation and many more features. We feel that a simple cloud storage is a basic requirement that every user should have for free but we plan to offer a smart storage to our users that would be a game changer,” he added.

Shrishrimal stated constructing consciousness amongst Indian users, together with varied establishments to make use of an Indian scanning app is essential proper now.

“Having received a special mention in #AatmaNirbharBharat App Challenge and recognitions from Education Ministry and MeitY, we will definitely plan to work with such institutions to build this awareness. We are increasing the quality of the product at a fast pace to enhance product experience which is very important,” he stated.

The firm had raised angel funding from First Cheque and was part of the Axilor Ventures Accelerator programme in Winter 2019-20. It is elevating funds within the subsequent 3-4 months because it expands its staff and reaches extra users.

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