• 2018
    26
    Apr

    New changes in Tootle app- Make a booking in 3 steps now.

    Tootle announces a new update in Tootle client app with improved UI/UX. The primary purpose of this is to minimize the steps of making a booking while also optimize user experience via seamless booking which implies that you can simply navigate around the map to set your pickup and drop location.

    Previously, the minimum clicks required to make a Tootle booking was 6 while with the new version, you can make a Tootle booking in just 3 steps. The steps to make a Tootle booking are detailed in the Tootle tour section of the app.

    Screenshot of Fresh Tootle UI

     

    Tootle has also addressed feedback from users to display their frequent location in the pickup/drop fields. Furthermore, contextualized location filters are added.

    Tootle team has been very driven when it comes to taking care of user experience. The first fruits of those efforts is reflected on the new update. However, the first element of release is staged rollout which is the process of deploying this feature to small portion of Tootle clients. At this time, we are only deploying this feature to 20% of our android users. So, clients who have not yet received an update, please be patient, its on the way.

    For feedback on the new UI/UX write to us at tootle.today@gmail.com

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  • 2018
    3
    Jan

    Top 6 big moments of Tootle, who just turned 1

    Tootle turned one on 1st Jan 2018. Looking back at 2017, the year was quite an adventure. This episode was all about growing and learning. Few things did go according to plan while most of it was an iterative process. Going forward, we want to appreciate the big small moments of Tootle in 2017 so here is the list of things we want to take a note of:

     

    We got our first revenue

    Early in 2017, we received our first revenue which was a top-up of Rs. 500 from a female client. As a result of excess exhilaration (which was obvious), we framed it. It still stands tall in our little space.

    Here it is,

     

    Our logo got revamped

    Three days in February and we set on a brand manifesto making for Tootle. What we did not want was colors that faded or words that got tired. Hence, we refined, defined and revamped our logo to a new one.

    In the process of creating a brand platform, we crafted our brand promise which is the words we live by- The freedom to move!

    Logo transformation as it is,

     

    16 in the team

    Starting from a team of four, we are now Sweet 16. Few dear ones left on their new journey while few others joined in to synergize. Our team is youthful and yes 100% local.

    The colorful composition here,

     

    We went global (kinda!)

    Apex point of 2017 for Tootle was winning local competitions as the best startup in Nepal to represent in two international platforms namely Slush GIA and Seedstars World.

    Sneak peak of the event,

     

    We got surprised by a Tootle partner

    Surprise! Ukesh Lohala, our enthusiast Tootle partner amazed us by showcasing the partner spirit in him. He merchandised his rider jacket himself with our logo and hashtag as #iamyourtootlepartner

    Ukesh here in his style, ready for a Tootle ride.

    PS: Keep calm ‘cause Tootle’s got your back.

     

    We tamed technology towards accessibility

    In the year 2017, we reached a point where the client who has taken the highest number of rides was a visually impaired person.

    Honestly, at the beginning, we did not expect we would be able to create an impact so big, so quick. But we did, so we tamed our technology more towards accessibility and we are growing more in that aspect. Impacts like these are what keeps us going.

    Santosh Sapkota, happily making a Tootle booking here,

    We hope to unfold more memories and surprises this year. Happy Birthday Tootle and Happy new year to you all.

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  • 2017
    12
    Oct

    Tootle makes it to Slush

    The Slush Global Impact Accelerator Pitching Competition  was held on August 17, 2017, at KUSOM in collaboration with University of Oulu from Finland hosted by Young Innovations.

    Tootle took part in Slush Global Impact Accelerator Pitching Competition .The pitching competition is a platform for Nepalese entrepreneurs, with products in the early stage that have proven market potential and strong prospects to reach out to a wider audience, create global impact and have solution that supports the sustainable development goals (SDGs). There were about 15 participants, young and innovative minds in the pitching platform.

    Tootle presented the idea and impact it had made so far in the field of sharing economy. Besides meeting various innovative minds in the event, the crowning moment of the day was Tootle being chosen among one of the three contestants to proceed onto the next round and join change-makers from around the world in international boot camp at Slush Global Impact Accelerator in Helsinki, Finland.

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  • 2017
    17
    Apr

    Being the Change

    Soon after Tootle’s soft launch through mostly social media, it has been graced by the voices of youth. A number of enthusiast bloggers, students and its avid users have been keen on sharing their verdict about the product in blogs, social media and newspapers.

    Tootle is not a new concept in terms of business model but in terms of its integration in Nepal it is definitely an advanced and a fresh concept. After contextualising the product for the market inside Kathmandu valley, it has transformed as a unique product even in terms of business model. This is why at its earliest phase, it gained a lot of public attention on its own. People were much excited about the concept of point to point easy travel at a tap.

    Tootle is slowly emerging as the voice of the mass especially of the youths. People who are grieved by the daily commute problem believe this could bring a positive transformation in the point to point travel segment inside valley. This is a happy news for Tootle since it aspires to become a people’s brand.

    A team of Media Studies at Kathmandu University School of Arts see Tootle not just as a ride sharing service but an opportunity to bring a change by becoming the pioneer’s in adapting new ways of doing things- Here, adapting technology in daily commute. Basically, the team portrayed the service in a simple and beautiful way highlighting change.

    The story builds up around two young people with a narrative of frustration of the minimal opportunities present in the country. The scenario then connects to the lack of perception towards looking at opportunities present. The plot is then directed towards the new beginnings and the opportunities it pursues. The story ends with a hopeful note that you, me and each one of us can be the change agents and here with Tootle because it vouches for bringing a change together as it stands for “Together we move”

     

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