A Kochi-based IT start-up QuiqInfoTech has launched Ringr, a smartphone application that offers voice over Internet (VoIP) communication capable to provide clear audio quality at low bandwidth.
The application uses a patented Quiqz technology that sends data as very small packets, thereby bypassing the bandwidth issue existing in India. “Call clarity is low in India and that’s one reason why the shift from telephone to VoIP is slow. We seek to have a paradigm shift in communications where regular phone calls are replaced with Ringr,” said Ashok Mani, Chief Executive Officer, QuiqInfotech.
Ringr would compete with the existing VoIP applications. According to Mani, the application is capable to compete with the telecom companies, which provides poor services to people in terms of bandwidth constraints and other problems like delay in connection, call dropping etc.
As a launch offer, Ringr now comes with customer loyalty points. Customers who download Ringr gets loyalty points, which they can later redeem through the company’s partners like Paytm. The points will refund the recharge amounts.
Besides being a communication service provider, Ringr has interesting features like a reminder that reminds the user about a friend whom he/she hasn’t called for long. It has a profile and ‘mood’ sharing provision too. The application will automatically detect a friend of the user who shares a similar mood and suggest meeting the friend.
Ringr is currently available for Android users and is free to download. iOS version of the application is expected to be in the store soon.