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This start-up will help you build an app in 5 minutes

Kolkata- based Applop has raised a seed funding round of US$ 100,000 from GHV accelerator, reports Tech in Asia

Dearton Thomas Hector / Tech in Asia 

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Rahul Singhal used to build websites for others as a part-time job in his college days. He built a website for his engineering department of his university in his freshman year.

Now he has turned the same idea into a business. He is helping online sellers to go mobile. As the founder of Applop, he enables retailers to make an app in less than five minutes and launch it within 12 hours.

Now, Gurgaon-based accelerator GHV has lapped up Applop for its 12-month acceleration program and will give the start-up seed funding of $100,000. The move is part of GHV’s plan to take in 10 start-ups by March 2016.

Mobile shopping boom
Applop, a bootstrapped venture, enables businesses to not only make their app themselves, but also maintain them. They can even start their own mobile commerce store via the app and integrate a payment gateway into it.

“In India, finding a good developer is a costly affair. Developing an app will cost you around Rs 100,000 [$1,600]. And updating it frequently is not an affordable option for smaller online retailers,” says Rahul.

Applop charges Rs 900 ($14) a month for developing and managing an app for its clients.

This start-up will help you build an app in 5 minutes

Rajiv Sodhi, managing director at Godaddy India, will mentor Applop. Rajiv carries more than 15 years of experience in the tech industry. He is also a part of the mentor panel at GHV.

“What the dotcom was to the PC era, apps will be for today’s smartphone era,” says Vikram Upadhyaya, chief mentor at GHV.

This has been sourced from Tech in Asia. You can read the original article here.

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First Published: Fri, December 04 2015. 13:43 IST