Communication is an art which can break or make a product/service and in today’s age of technology, communication has acquired even more importance. Releasing the space that communication technologies have acquired and will be acquiring in the coming years, Jimmy Padia founded Bhavnagar-based startup zoro.im.
An all-in-one app for businesses as well individuals, zoro.im promises to deliver the best unified communication and collaboration experience. All this in addition to the calling and international roaming features that the app provides.
As mentioned above, zoro.im is available in two variants:
- Free Sign-up from web or mobile device
- Chat or video call with your friends, family
- Call any where in world and pay as you go
- Roam free with zoro.im
- Setup enterprise pbx in less than minutes
- Free sign-up for upto 10 users
- Complete unified communication and enterprise collaboration platform
- Works behind firewall or blockages
In order to make the app standout from its competitors like Skype For Business, Dialpad etc., the founder of zoro.im has consciously focused on architecting an app for mobile first users. Developed with next generation communication technologies, zoro.im for businesses is extremely easy to setup and use when compared to Skype for business. Further, the international calling feature offered by the app is also significantly cheaper when compared to its Skype counterpart. In addition to this, zoro.im also offers its users with integration with document management system feature, something which is yet not available in Skype. Zoro.im also offers it users with a low bandwidth option for audio and video calling.
While like zoro.im, other companies are also offering cloud based communication platform (pbx), but their mobile apps are very basic in design and interface and only offer calling features. On the other hand, zoro.im offers feature-rich apps, chat, app to app calling, RCS and collaboration.
In order to make sure that the app doesn’t end up taking a lot of space in its user’s phones, Jimmy has kept the app feather-light. The app takes only 15 MB of a user’s mobile memory as compared to 100+ MB of skype. Further, while the technical architecture of Skype ends up gobbling a lot of CPU and network resources, zoro.im consumes less battery and CPU.
The app, which was launched in September this year, has managed to attract more than 400 downloads till date, a number which is quite decent.
The startup, which hasn’t received any funding as of now, is currently doing beta testing of the app. It is interacting with 5 partners with combined capacity of 100,000+ enterprise users.
According to Jimmy, who has a versatile experience of over a decade spanning more than 20 countries and 5 continents, having made a significant impact in fortune 100 companies, the startup aims to have a global presence as their solution caters to an international/global market. Jimmy is quite hopeful that being a part of Barclays Techstar accelerator program will help them build their reach, reputation, and better their services to a global quality level.
Jimmy is an engineering graduate from one of the oldest Engineering colleges of Asia and ranked amongst top 10 colleges in India, V.J.T.I. Ex-General Electric IT Project leader with experience in delivering complex IT projects involving multiple Technologies and cross-location team. Being part of GE’s elite IT leadership program, Jimmy has got opportunities to work across several top technology platforms. He is also a trained black belt in Lean and a Six Sigma and certified Green Belt in Six Sigma. He is also the CEO and Founder of JPC Technologies.
[Top Image: zoro.im]