Quikr App to be pre-loaded on Nokia phones in India
Over the last two years, the company has successfully transformed itself from an online to online & mobile leader by building Quikr Mobile, its platform that spans across mobile browsers, apps and text messaging.
"We are excited to see Quikr participating in Nokia World. The mobile application industry is easily the fastest growing sector in the world and we have seen some of the most talented developers coming from India," said D Shivakumar, VP and Managing Director, Nokia India." We look forward to working with Quikr to support their mobile efforts, while providing greater value to Nokia consumers from India".
Pranay Chulet, CEO, Quikr, said, "We have been running our business seamlessly across online and mobile media for some time now and are excited to be recognized as a valued associate in mobile classifieds by a company such as Nokia. It further strengthens our belief that there are enormous societal benefits and business opportunities waiting to be tapped by businesses that run across mobile and internet."
As part of its relationship with Nokia India, the Quikr app has been pre-loaded on Nokia's Series 40 mobile phones sold in India, enabling Nokia consumers to buy, sell and find things they need using their mobile devices. Quikr has also collaborated with Nokia on developing apps for the Symbian and Windows Phone 7 platforms and its apps are also available for download from the Nokia Store for Nokia consumers.
Elaborating further on Quikr, Pranay said, "We have grown over 10 times in the last 2 years and want to continue to grow the business at a similar fast pace in future as well. A large part of this growth will come from Quikr Mobile, which helps us tap into the market of hundreds of millions of mobile phone users in India. With Quikr Mobile working seamlessly with our online platform, we are well positioned to benefit from the growth of internet as well as the scale of mobile."
Quikr is in a unique position because it has created the largest marketplace of buyers and sellers in the country. Its simple platform addresses people's transaction needs in a wide set of areas; hence its users come back to it again and again to use it in a variety of ways. With its broad user base and powerful appeal, the company has the potential to revolutionize the e-commerce landscape in India.