A mobile application which connects suppliers to customers has been officially launched. ZuriTap was today officially launched at Eliana Hotel in Kigowa, Ntinda.
Ichode Erasmas, the Apps co-founder told the media that the app is basically aimed at giving people the opportunity to connect customers to business.
“With this app, you can just sign up and get sorted it with what service you need to get,” he said.
To be the app’s supplier, you have to be very profession with required skill and the equipment to perform the activities the customers want.
“We make sure we bring on board people who know what they do,” he added.
Erasmas founded the app with Ivan Katumba and are all IT specialist who have previously worked for Google and Microsoft.
When Erasmas left Uganda and went to US, he met Ivan and the two sat together to see what they can take home. “We thought of this app and we are like let us do something for our country and the world,” he said.
He said the app exposes your projects and products even when you don’t have experience, it’s like freelancing.
The app has been operational in Uganda for two weeks but it has been operational in Texas US previously.
So far over 500 suppliers have registered but Erasmas said they are yet to do verification.
“We are working with Makerere University to help us in verification so that we get genuine suppliers,”
For now, their main focus is Kampala although they are trying to push it out with Mbale as their case study outside Kampala.
The app uses three modes of payments and these are; cash, mobile money and Bank.
ZuriTap has two options and these red for service providers and then blue, for customers.
This is the link for pro red ZuriTap app for providers or suppliers https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zuritap.serviceprovider
This is for the consumers or customers, the ZuriTap blue https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zuritap.passenger
How It Works
Log into your app as a user and select a service category, Set the Address where you want the service done, Select how you want to pay (Cash or Card) – if you select “card” you will be prompted to submit/save your information in the app. Browse a list of providers profiles, see prices and use filters to find service providers who match your service in your area. You can also leave any special instructions for the provider regarding your service. Can also choose when you want to the service by choosing either “BOOK NOW” for immediate help or “SCHEDULE LATER” for a specified appointed time. You can view the progress of the job when the service provider accepts your request. Once the job is done, don’t forget to rate their hard work!
Log into the Providers AppGo online to start working! Once a request comes in, you can choose to accept it We make communication with the customers simple by using our chat or calling tool. Your phone number will not be revealed to the customer, Start travelling to the customer’s location. Tap arrived and begin the job. After you have completed the job select END. If there are any additional costs, discuss with the customer and then add them into the app. When everything is done, collect the payment.