Developers find in CAN SofTech a branding platform
KATHMANDU, Sept 15: More than a dozen emerging software developers are showcasing their latest innovations, mobile application and web solution in the ongoing CAN SofTech that will conclude on Sunday.
Software developers have said that the event has provided them a platform for educating people on the usage of software application.
The previous edition of SofTech had focused on software solutions targeting banking and corporate sector but this edition targets students, smart phone users and anyone who is computer literate, said the exhibitors.
Braindigit IT Solution has introduced an application called “Facebook Scheduler” for android devices. The application allows the users to schedule wall posts and SMS as per their desired date and time. Bibek Baniya of Braindigit IT Solution said, “Since we are in the initial phase, we are using this platform for branding.” Baniya said that it was a free application and could be downloaded from Google Play. “This is a simple app, we will develop more useful applications in the days to come,” he added.
The other android app that is grabbing attention is nLocate. The application finds direction, information and location of banks, ATMs, hospitals, restaurants and other important places.
Subodh Dahal of Nepways who introduced this application said nLocate was developed by local developers. “This is a proto-version and is available for free as we are targeting mass audience,” he said. Likewise, the other software solution is called date calculator.
Oknepal, has unveiled three web portals called iShop, eatoutnepal and okbiz. EatOutNepal.com is an online guide to restaurants, bars and cafés in Nepal. Deepak Gajmer of OkNepal said the other portal called ishopplanet.com is an auction company that uses the internet to conduct on-line auctions.
Erasoft Solution is offering a full featured library management software called Mumolas. The price of the software starts from Rs 70,000. Santosh Karna at Erasoft said the software is user-friendly.
Dahal of Nepways said although poor internet penetration is a major challenge facing the ICT industry, they are optimistic about growth in the number of mobile users.
Our target is to reach out to potential users
Umesh Raghubanshi is CEO at InfoDevelopers, an IT services and software solutions provider and a title sponsor of the fifth edition of CAN SofTech. Raghubanshi shared his expectations from the event and the response so far.
As the title sponsor of the event, what do you expect from the visitors?
Our company has been participating in CAN SofTech since the first edition. As the title sponsor, we are supporting Computer Association Nepal (CAN) to mainstream software. Our target is to reach out to potential users and gain recognition as an established brand.
How do you evaluate the response of visitors in last three days?
The response was very positive with a huge number of visitors attending the event on the third day. The first two days were average. Compared to last edition, we have found visitors becoming more inquisitive. Till last year, a large number of visitors were students but this time visitors came looking for specific solutions. Participation from the banking sector and corporate houses has especially been encouraging.
What is your company offering at the event?
As I said earlier we do not have sales target. We have introduced a new version of integrated and innovative office management solution called iOffice. It targets cooperatives and a package of 3-users is available at Rs 70,000. The event has been very successful so far as we have been able to fix a number of appointments with potential customers and our network has expanded as well.