Winning mBillionth for impactful mobile innovation

Thursday last week at the Royal Ballroom of Eros Hilton, Delhi was an evening to remember! From over 291 nominations across categories, Olacabs emerged the winner in the travel and tourism category of the mBillionth Award, South Asia- 2013.

The Olacabs mobile application for Android and iOS is the first of its kind in the whole of Asia which allows users to view, plan, book and even track a cab in real-time through the app. The application has added benefits like user safety, transparency and hassle-free trip experience that makes it a full blown personal transport solution that a user can blindly trust. The jury also appreciated the social impact created by the business model – using available cab inventory efficiently to maximize supply rather than adding more cars to the road and creating a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem at the driver’s end directly impacting livelihoods and socio-economic status of over 4000 families.

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The mBillionth Award recognizes outstanding application of mobile innovations across 9 categories from countries all over South Asia. This is hosted jointly by the Digital Empowerment Foundation and the Vodafone Foundation in association with IAMAI, Mint and PwC. The jury comprises of experts from disciplines as wide as mobile, internet, social entrepreneurship, media, academia, corporate as well as the Government. We congratulate Redbus and SmartShehar who were co-winners in the category. Other notable nominees included MakeMyTrip.com and Cleartrip.com.

You sure want to know more about the award and what we feel about it- read here.

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