Nepali mobile app developers reshaping digital landscapeWith the growing use of mobile applications in daily life, app developers are introducing innovative apps that aim to improve the lives of the users.
With the growing use of mobile applications in daily life, app developers are introducing innovative apps that aim to improve the lives of the users.
Nepali mobile app developers have developed apps to improve various facets of life, from food and drink, restaurants and delivery, law and government, shopping, banking, finance productivity, entertainment, tools, education, TV and movies, payments, news and magazine.
According to the latest MIS report of Nepal Telecom, internet penetration has hit 58.77 percent among which, mobile internet users have reached 45.58 percent. This has been attributed to widely available and affordable mid-range smartphones which offer users the ability to connect to the internet.
The usage of mobile apps is expected to increase in upcoming days with growing digital awareness, competitive price offer in mobile data from mobile service providers, said Navaraj Kharel, co-founder at Infiny Innovation.
Mobile apps like eSewa offer multiple functions on a single platform as one can make the utility payment for different services. Another major reason for the increasing popularity of mobile apps is that it saves time and is quick at providing the required services. For example, one can make their electricity bill with just one tap or book a ticket from anywhere at any time, said Roshan Lamichhane, chief operating officer at eSewa.
Hamro Patro and Hamro Nepali Keyboard both have more than five million downloads while Ludo Neo-Classic has more than 10 million downloads. Jeevan Shrestha, developer of Ludo Neo-Classic said that the game’s popularity sees users from India and Pakistan as well.
Mobile apps in the country have been generating revenue through advertisements, related charges on the use of product and services depending on the apps and affiliate marketing.
And more developers are looking to get in on the mobile app market. Kantipur Logistic recently launched the logistics app ‘Kantipur Logistics Nepal’ to track shipments.
Features in the app include Quick Access Dashboard, Visual Order Tracking, Detailed information, Live support, helps its customer to track on goods delivered through airplane and shipments.
“With smartphone use rising and the businesses shifting towards the digital medium, KL Nepal has introduced this smart facility for its clients,” said Shishir Gyawali, Managing Director at Kantipur Logistics.
Thegana also launched recently as a re-engineered address system which divides the surface of Nepal into 858 million squares that are (3m x 3m) with each square getting a unique fixed code.
The codes give addresses to everyone, everywhere, allowing them to receive deliveries, access emergency services, register the address to a bank account, navigate to and from, and more. Bishal KC, CEO at Thegana Services said that the company invested around Rs4 million to develop the app.
The main goal of ‘Thegana’ is to provide everyone with an electronic address. ‘Thegana’ code is more accurate than the existing physical street address. This means people can pinpoint a specific location anywhere in Nepal and communicate with it more quickly and easily than any other method. One of the key features of the app is that it works offline.
Thegana Services has already partnered with a few local authorities to provide a much-needed proper addressing system.