Vokal Now Available in 10 Vernacular Languages

By siliconindia   |   Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 05:50 Hrs
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Vokal Now Available in 10 Vernacular Languages

Vokal, one of India’s largest vernacular interest-based knowledge sharing platform launched in 10 additional Indian languages namely Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Oriya& Assamese. With over 2 million monthly users, it plans to cater to 100 million monthly users within two years. Growing at a rate of 30-50 percent every month, Vokal has enabled knowledge sharing in audio and video till now, and will be available in text for those who prefer reading over listening or watching.

Aprameya Radhakrishna, CEO, Vokal, says, “We’re very excited to open up the platform to 10 new Indian languages. Language diversity is unique to India. We look at this diversity as a reality and an opportunity. Vokal has always wanted to level the field for Indians. We believe in the power of the Internet and want to enable the best minds of India to share knowledge in their respective language. Launching a new language unleashes the power of knowledge sharing among creators and knowledge access among the respective language’s users. We are happy to be a catering to a larger number of communities now”.

Bangalore-based startup, Vokal gives every Indian the ability to interact with the smartest people in the country, by bridging the gap through a Q&A based knowledge sharing platform that caters to the Indian language user. Vokal provides its users to choose from 10+ interests and can follow creators among 1000s of sub-interests. Users also can seek knowledge by asking questions and these questions are answered in regional languages by volunteering experts on the platform. Answers will be in video or audio format and text knowledge will soon be launched on the platform.

Commenting on this, Mayank Bidawatka, Co-founder, Vokal, says, “Vokal aims to be one of the first few products to be used by India’s 500 million vernacular Internet users. Every new language accelerates our movement in that direction. We have had a strong demand for other Indian languages from the respective communities. We are happy to have learnt community preferences in Hindi and now have the ability to launch in multiple languages within days. We will launch in multiple other Indian languages in the year. This is just the beginning”.

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