• 2017
    17
    May

    Freedom to travel with Tootle!

    Aren’t we concerned about our safety while travelling around Kathmandu?

    In Kathmandu, we have been facing problems with trusting the public transport regarding its safety, the unreliable drivers and the fickle fare rates. Everyone should be able to travel freely without any fear or discomfort, especially women. Aren’t we tired of having to figure out how to go to work, get back home or even hang out with friends?

    Tootle is here to solve our problem with just a click of a button!

    Tootle is an android application, which ensures that you never have a problem while travelling again. This ride-sharing app guarantees that every single driver that you are assigned to is fully trusted; it tracks all of your daily rides so that you are fully satisfied. You will certainly not have to worry about being lost or not being able to find a taxi, it will reach at your doorsteps within minutes.

    Not only convenient but the Tootle fare prices are very transparent. The client is able to view their price rates before confirming the booking. It is definitely cheaper than taking a taxi. Moreover, it is useful for personal benefits such as time management and easy accessibility.

    I myself had problems trying to figure out a secure way to move around the Kathmandu Valley. Tootle has made it very easy for me to get to places and also experience the local traditional life of Nepal. Each ride for me was a new adventure without having to worry about my safety, as a girl travelling alone.

    To know more about the product visit: http://tootle.today/

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  • 2017
    2
    May

    Happiness is Tootling!

    Two enthusiastic Tootlers, Gunjan and Sagun share their happiness about Tootling.

    Gunjan, who is also a founder of Katha Ghera (a playback theatre) thinks Tootle is convenient because it gives her a ride at her doorsteps. She compares the other means of transportation and opines that Tootle has a fair pricing that way. She has experience of getting to places early from Tootle since it helps her beat the traffic. She advises all the tootlers to carry a mask and helmet for safety. Gunjan has taken 26 rides from Tootle already.

    Sagun, a storyteller at Karkhana has taken only 3 rides and she is all ready to Tootle more in the future. So far her experience with Tootle has been really nice. She finds Tootle partners very respectful and kind. She discovers Tootle as very comfortable compared to the discomfort in public vehicles. She mentions the respect she wanted to express back to the nice Tootle partners.

    More in their own words below:

    Gunjan Dixit in her words.

     

    Sagun Sharma in her words.

     

    Want to share a story about Tootling? Do write to us at tootle.today@gmail.com  

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  • 2017
    18
    Apr

    Entrepreneurship is a way of expressing myself

    I started working in the telecom industry at the age of 22. I was fortunate enough to be working on the cutting age telecom technology as an engineer and was fascinated to witness how technology could connect lives right in front of my eyes, more importantly I was a part of the team that engineered this change.

    Working at United Telecom Limited, I learnt the passion of working in a start-up telecom company, the mission of establishing the first private telecom company drove me and my colleagues work that extra hour, or climb that 50 meter tall tower while the sun was baking down, or drive around city for 12 hours collecting coverage data. Whatever I did, everything was new, I then realised how fascinated I was doing something new and something exciting. However, the excitement faded away as the organisation became bigger, with more people and structures in place, but the quest for work where I could express myself continued.

    After Seven years of working in telecom, I transitioned working in a bank, where I was offered with a job working on mobile money, it had all the ingredients of being part of something that was being tried for the first time in Nepal, the passion once again kicked in and I found myself again in a sweet spot, however, once again, the bureaucratic structure of the financial structure of the financial institution stood in my way and my quest to express myself. I decided to move on, As I was still searching for something with which I could fully express myself.

    Growing up, I never wanted to become an entrepreneur, I confess, I didn’t even know what entrepreneurship was, my family was happy that I had a good job and a great career lined up for me till my retirement. However, I wanted to do something for myself, the need wasn’t triggered by greed of making huge money or odd media interview, but rather a need to express myself fully, where I and only I would be accountable for the products we would create. tootle, therefore, is me and my team’s way of expressing themselves. The small nuances in the app, the design features, the brand, the blogs, the culture at work and the values that we are driven by is nothing but like a piece of music or art created by musicians and artists to express themselves. Entrepreneurship, Therefore, for me is my expression, Its a way by which I express myself!!

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  • 2017
    17
    Apr

    Tootle tells you why you should share a ride.

    Sometimes when you share a ride, you might get an opportunity to bond with the person over topics like new year’s plan, hectic traffic or the best place in ktm to grab a plate of momo. If you are lucky you might just get a grateful smile from that person because you helped someone reach their destination faster and it makes your day after a long time. It is like these moments of feeling when you feel connected with the community you live in, these moments that create inspirations to each other. ”

    Carpooling was never a new concept; it was there a long ago. However, the 2015 Nepal blockade unfolded the beauty of carpooling. It seemed like people were waiting for a ride sharing opportunity and blockade just triggered it.

    Even after the blockade ended, there was a race of opinions regarding why the ride sharing had to stop? Why couldn’t it continue? The ride sharing stopped because there wasn’t a mechanism to control the ecosystem. What if there was something that handled the ecosystem at just one tap away?

    So you know there are people going your way, some are getting late, some are hanging partly in the congested public vehicle, some are walking in the scorching heat and dust and you are riding alone because it is too difficult just to offer. You are doubtful what if asking makes you annoyingly good or maybe you think it will just kill your time. What if there is a platform where your ride is managed safely and you earn out of it too? Wouldn’t everyone feel dignified? Moreover, the road of Kathmandu already holds more vehicles than its capacity. Ride sharing could also be a way of capacity utilization.

    Hence, Tootle a ride sharing application to match you with drivers or client going your way.

    Summarizing, ride sharing offers you adventurous experience. It ends up making you feel good and oh yes earning a little money is no harm for sure. Now, tell us why wouldn’t you share your ride?

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