Vokal is India’s largest knowledge sharing platform in Indian languages. They announced the launch of their product on iOS and Android. Vokal is a peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing platform for India’s non-English internet users. It enables this knowledge sharing using voice & video. Users can ask questions in regional languages and get them answered by experts. Users can ask the question in either voice or text.
With lakhs of active users and counting, the platform boasts of 250,000+ questions with 1000s of questions pouring in everyday on varied topics that are very unique to India. Vokal is currently available in Hindi but will be launching in other major Indian languagessoon. It also has a live video streaming feature where experts share their knowledge with users. Vokal enables the non-English Internet users in India to have a meaningful Internet experience in regional languages, given the fact that close to 90% of India’s population doesn’t know English. Regional language users are expected to account for nearly 75% of India’s internet user base by 2021 – making it a very large and attractive segment.
A user only needs to sign-up to ask questions but to answer it is either by invite or users’ needs to apply. Vokal has many experts on the platform and they invite other experts too.
Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-founder & CEO, Vokal said, “Anyone who doesn’t know English in India has a huge problem of accessing relevant answers to their questions. Their Internet experience is poor with a dearth of meaningful content. We’re building a peer-to-peer content network that can cater to their information & knowledge needs.”
Mayank Bidawatka, Co-founder, Vokal said, “India is one of the few countries with such a large language diversity. The Indian vernacular segment is poised to be almost twice the size of the United States. Their Internet experience is broken with basic translation widgets available as solutions for their information & knowledge needs. We are creating a product grounds-up that they can use every day. This is an Indian problem that needs an Indian solution. Translation of existing content is a non-solution for a country that thrives on audio-visual media as their preferred consumption mode.”
Vokal’s knowledge sharing platform serves as the catalyst for empowering the non-English Internet users in India to have a meaningful Internet experience – bridging the knowledge gap that’s existed in the country for many decades now.
To learn more, please visit: https://getvokal.com