Bangladesh’s AppBajar is a multilingual customer to customer marketplace of Android mobile applications. The app focuses on Bengali apps but supports apps in English, Hindi, Chinese and Japanese.
Technology software companies and independent developers can upload and sell their apps. The platform doesn’t charge any fee thus developers can list their products on the platform free of cost. User can buy apps with points available in their account by linking their AppBajar wallets to local/international payment systems like bKash, Vida, master card, paypal etc. Users can invite friends to use the platform and earn referral points, apps can be bought and gifted to friends and family. AppBajar is striving to make buying and selling of apps simple and safe. Customers and developers (prospective buyers and sellers) can interact and communicate with each other through social chat options. In addition to understanding the working of a mobile app, customers also demand customised app ideas for their businesses which developers fulfill within a time-frame and cost.
As of now, AppBajar is focusing on Health and Education mobile applications to promote the use of technology. The team behind AppBajar believes that a mobile phone can deliver solutions to the people who need it as grassroots and can transform the lives of thousands of people in Rural Bangladesh.
AppBajar, a localized mareketplace similar to globally accredited Google Play Store offers its developers copyright protection and promotes the concept of paid applications to enhance the IT industry in Bangladesh. Developers get the payments in their registered bank account monthly. Prices of apps start from 1 BDT. The platform also promotes paid listings and advertisements on its platform.
AppBajar app has 9000 downloads and 42,000 social media followers. To promote app developing culture in Bangladesh, AppBajar is going to conduct a training of 50,000 app developers.