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Knitle, a Nigerian startup, dedicated to turning around retail payments and checkouts, by making grocery shopping easier has launched.
The startup aims to do this by applying the QR Code Technology in retail buying and selling.
The QR code is a form of barcode that can contain about any information you store in it. This can be useful especially because links can be stored in it and you can get anyone who scans your code to view whatever page on the internet you want them to view.
Knitle lets you create and share great activities from ubiquitous links on the web. Activities may include “Liking”, “Following”, “Tweeting”, “Buying”, “Paying”, and more; and they provide QR Codes for common web activities like “a like on Facebook”, “a tweet on twitter”, “a follow on Google+”, etc. The QR Codes have different designs with other features like short links and analytics. To get started, all a user needs to do is create an account on knitle.com, and follow the instructions from there.
According to the Founder/CEO of Knitle, Francis Aremu, the initial target market is the over 29 million Nigerians with access to a good smartphone and internet service. The QR codes serve not only to make payments and checkouts easier, they also serve people in the ad business, giving tremendous advantage because a Facebook page which is part of an ad campaign can be linked to the codes and anyone with a smartphone can scan them and go to your Facebook page to put a like on it.
Knitle is currently available for use in Beta mode, which launched on the 24th of October, 2014. The startup is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.
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