SharkID, a Smart Phonebook app was launched in February 2017 in Ahmedabad. A Bootstrapped StartUp with capital investment of $ 2 million, SharkID is a joint venture between e-Procurement Technologies and Silver Touch Technologies.
A bootstrapped startup founded by Mr Ramesh Sinha and Mr Jignesh Patel, SharkID aims to replace physical visiting cards with digital cards over the next few years.
SharkID is a smart phonebook app backed by a highly scalable Service-oriented architecture with full stack technology, SharkID deploys a Big data Database Mongo and Redis for storage and Encrypted streaming for data security.
Speaking at the launch, Mr Ramesh Sinha, Founder – SharkID, said, “At the outset, we had decided to design a product that is disruptive and accelerates the pace of change. SharkID meshes technologies to actually Smarten the smartphone and puts choice in the user’s hands, for once. We all have multiple digital coordinates today – mobile number, email, instagram, Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, etc…which makes for an increasingly cluttered digital profile, making it almost impossible to recall or store. SharkID enables convergence – share your single-point contact and the recipient will get all your coordinates. Morever, Digital Business Cards that can be shared easily – no hassle of carrying actual visiting cards. Because you can control who has access to your card, you choose who can contact you.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ramesh Sinha, Founder – SharkID, said, “Crossing a lakh downloads is a defining moment for SharkID. It reaffirms our core belief; that, given a best-of-breed, secure and smarter technology, User migration is inevitable. Every smartphone User will migrate to a smarter, easier and meshed experience, if someone provides it. And that is precisely what we do. When 50,000 network connections get added every day and they zoom to 1.75 cr, it validates our belief many times over and is testimony to our technical array expertise and user experience. SharkID stands committed to provide bleeding-edge technology support and a secure, user immersive experience”.
Elaborating further, he added “SharkID is geared to provide an immersive experience – based on your usage and communication pattern, our data analytics pack will smart-search for you and refer people with whom you can network. Added to this, you can also check your connects to the persons suggested, tightening the reference cycle and generating productive conversations”.
Mr. Sinha also added Currently the company plans to deepen the user experience and expand the userpool across India to 10 million by March 2019