|Description||Consumer web products startup|
Ciafo is a technology startup based out of Bangalore, India. Founded in 2010, it primarily builds consumer web and mobile web products. Leveraging technology to build smart products is at the very core of Ciafo’s philosophy, duly reflected in the simplicity and intelligence that is deeply embedded in all of its products.
Ciafo’s flagship product Frrole is the world’s first online social-local news source. Using Twitter as the underlying data platform and using technology in Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Spam Reduction areas, Frrole creates a brand new way for the consumer to serendipitously discover more about their city, their country and the whole wide world.
Ciafo’s second product Wayr is a mobile app for Nokia devices. It is a simple utilitarian app that makes it makes it possible to share and track location in a device-agnostic manner.
Ciafo’s third product Travelomy is a travel platform that seeks to re-define the way we plan, undertake and remember our trips. Travelomy is built around the belief that the right social, location and rich media components need to come together to build the kind of travel experience that a traveler truly deserves.
|Launch Date||November 25, 2011|
Frrole is the world’s first online social-local news source. Using Twitter as the underlying data platform and using technology in Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Spam Reduction areas, Frrole creates a brand new way for the consumer to serendipitously discover more about their city, their country and the whole wide world.
|Launch Date||June, 2011|
Travelomy is a next-generation travel guide that leverages web 2.0 technologies to provide comprehensive travel information for South Asia. Covering 5 countries and approximately 5000 places and activities, Travelomy is a one-stop shop for planning travel anywhere across India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives.
While online travel guides have existed for long, new entrant Travelomy challenges the status-quo by virtue of the way it leverages next-generation technology to provide better travel information. It focuses on three key aspects â€“ rich content, geo-location and social media; and uses them effectively to build a truly valuable information source for the user.
Travelomy also differentiates itself in the way it collects and presents information. Almost all of the content on Travelomy is crowdsourced and can be updated by any user who is signed-in. There are no advertisements anywhere on the website, making it one of neatest User Interfaces that have come through in a very long time.
South Asia is the first step for Travelomy and an opportunity to validate its unique concept; it would gradually be expanding globally over the next few quarters.
|Launch Date||July, 2011|
Wayr is a comprehensive location update service that automatically leverages a combination of GPS & Cell ID and works across platforms using SMS as the method of delivery.
It is useful if you are travelling and want to keep your family informed about your whereabouts without having to call them up every hour. It is also useful for SMBs to keep track of their consignments or mobile staff without having to use costly GPS devices. As it involves location sharing over SMS, Wayr is especially handy when the users do not have a smartphone available.