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Jakarta Post

Economy in brief: Tutor-search start-up to launch mobile app

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 12, 2016   /  05:49 pm

Education start-up is to launch a beta version of its mobile app and a revamped website in the coming weeks ahead as a way to step up its operations within the education sector.

The start-up, which has been operating since 2014, works as a platform based service where students can find tutors online and directly interact with them through the Ruangguru website'€™s online database. A beta version of their mobile app will be initially released in the Google Play Store on Feb. 22, with a non-beta version of the mobile app coming in April, along with a revamped website.

The app will provide a higher degree of convenience for students that struggle with after-school work or hassles with faraway tutoring, said Ruangguru CEO and co-founder Iman Usman.

'€œThere'€™s a lot of marketplaces that cater to food and shopping, but not to education. With the release of this mobile app, it would make it easier for students to find tutors that will help with their studies without the hassle of travel or time and directly interact with them,'€ Iman said Thursday.

About 25,000 teachers have registered themselves officially on the website, with 60 percent of student demand for English and Math teachers.

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