App/tech business of the week ~ Tamad

15/07/2016 - 09:58

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An app that aims to reduce texting while driving by automatically sending estimated times of arrival at a predetermined distance from a location.

FINALISTS: Edward Simakoloyi (second from left) and Tamad Technology were recognised at the 2016 CeBIT Business Technology Awards.

What? ~ An app that aims to reduce texting while driving by automatically sending estimated times of arrival at a predetermined distance from a location.

The user inputs a contact, location of a meeting and duration in minutes. Using a phones GPS location, the app triggers an SMS at the pre-selected distance.

Where? ~ From the iTunes and Google Play stores

Who? ~ CEO and founder Edward Simakoloyi; COO Frazer Chibanda; CTO Collins Vuchocho; solutions architect Raj Saddi; general counsel Inzwie Murapata; finance and accounting Kasamba Busili. 

Quotation ~ We wanted to build an app to reduce time wasted at meetings, and which could potentially save lives

-Edward Simakoloyi

$ ~ The company has raised $85,000 so far, and is seeking to raise a further $350,000 in the next round.

News ~ The company has been finalist in 2016 CeBIT Business Technology Awards (innovation) and WAITTA Incite Award 2015-2016 for most innovative collaborative technology.

The overall size of the contestable Australian market is 3.2 million private users and 1.7 million commercial users. The potential US market is 42 million iPhone users and 65 million Android users.

 

Tamad launched in November 2015 and is ranked #12 on BNiQ Startups List

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