Last year in July, there was a hackathon organized by Akosha, a Delhi based company who has been around since 2009 doing online complaint resolution. The theme of the hackathon was to “build apps around customer service” with prizes “worth 3 Lakh +”. We at Haptik thought it was a great idea for a company trying to figure out how they want to transition to mobile. A company who we tried to partner with when Haptik launched. In fact, some of the Haptik leadership team was at the event supporting the cause, and one of our Advisors was part of the judging panel. They picked 3 winners; apps and concepts that were nowhere close to what Haptik does.
Fast forward to last month – February 2015, and Akosha finally launched their much awaited mobile app. And here’s what it looks like.
Ummmm. Doesn’t this look familiar to something already out there?
Wait, the similarity doesn’t end there. Check out Akosha’s first Google Play description (they have changed it since):
And Haptik’s Google Play listing:
They say imitation is the best form of flattery. And to everyone at Akosha, we at Haptik are truly humbled that you decided to build a clone to our app, not missing out on a single feature. Ctrl C + Ctrl V for the win.
We love the competition, and may the best man win. But, we think we also deserve the recognition.
– Team Haptik