dwingloo

Do you often travel long distances on bus and don’t know how to pass those never ending long journey hours? If your answer to this question is yes, then this device is going to change your life forever. The device called Dwingloo streams videos straight into your smartphone while travelling and that too at zero data cost. With long distance bus travel becoming viable because of country’s road networks, more and more people are travelling by road and availing in-coach entertainment to pass their journey.

The Bengaluru-based startup first tried the device in the Karnataka state-run FlyBus service between Mysore and Bengaluru airport. The device provided the passengers with real-time information on flight arrivals and departure on Bengaluru airport. The startup believes that its device has great potential in a country like India.

"At any given point, 20-30 million people are travelling in India by mass transport carriages like buses and trains, and this number is only set to increase," said Avinash Kudpaje, co-founder, Dwingloo in a statement . Kudpaje has worked with Honeywell Technology, Bengaluru and the United States for twelve years in the past.

"We are currently installing Dwingloo boxes in Volvo and Scania coaches. We have now installed them in some buses of SRS and VRL, and will scale up as we go along," said Shaifali Gupta, cofounder. Gupta currently oversees the marketing department of the startup. "We are also piloting in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh by tying up with local private bus operators there,” she added.

dwingloo app

The device is extremely easy to use and understand. Once you have boarded a bus, you’re required to download the Dwingloo application from the Google Playstore. Upon starting , the app automatically scans for a dwingloo server while inside a dwingloo powered bus and connects to it effortlessly. Once that is done, the Dwingloo cloud infrastructure will buffer the content into the Dwingloo device, a white box, through which the video will be easily streamed on to your smartphone or tablet.

A similar startup called PressPlay is also working on bus travelers' entertainment while they travel however unlike Dwingloo, PressPlay rather provides tablets to passengers who travel long journeys in buses for a cost of Rs.100 is on verge of expansion. The tablets can be attached to the seats and are pre-loaded with movies and music.

Dwingloo however doesn't provide tablets or device to its cutomers as in case of PressPlay the startup is rathe app-centric and allow its customers to just download its app and start streamin video at zero data cost as its USP

The startup is currently offering the device free of cost to bus operators. It is also giving a free add-on GPS system for the fleet operators. The startup is counting on to earn revenue through advertisements that will be streamed to captive audience through its device.  Dwingloo has also acquired licenses from various entertainment firms such as Shemaroo and Eros in order to show their movies on its device.

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