Thousands have an aspiration that she/he cracks the entrance tests like the Karnataka Common Entrance Test but much fail. With the advent of mobile and apps a Belgaumite currently in the USA has come up with this unique idea of a mobile app which will help them in their preparation for such tests.
Shrikant Latkar, has created an app, Oust, for students to practice the entrance test to professional courses in the state, and assess how they rank against their classmates with his maiden venture.
Latkar completed his schooling from St. Pauls, then did his engineering from Gogte Institute of Technology and then did MBA from Santa Clara University. He has been in the USA now for the last 15 years and previously was the CMO of InMobi.
The OUST App currently on Android (iOS version is expected soon) allows users to compete with peers as well as anonymous users across the globe. Currently there are 75,000 questions from previous papers in physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology for the Karnataka CET.
Speaking to AAB, Latkar said “This app will help and create a healthy competition amongst students and going orward, the app could be used as a certification metric as well, throwing up more questions in areas where a student needs to improve.”
Latkar further said, “It has a unique Proprietary technology for match making and assigning questions based on student level and the system is Completely cloud based and optimized for a variety of mobile networks.
The Company is self funded and currently is a team of 6 working from San Francisco Bay Area.
Latkar told AAB, “With 200 active users and 2 renowned Schools in the US we have more than 300 active users and 3 renowned schools in India using this app.
About Shrikant Latkar – has spent 20 years in the technology industry in a wide variety of engineering, product management and marketing leadership roles. He is passionate about the intersection of technology and user behavior, and love to bring to market innovative solutions that make a difference. His career has spanned from writing and selling accounting software while in college, leading software teams at Bell Labs, creating Juniper Networks’ first enterprise solutions, leading global products and solutions management/marketing at frog design / Aricent Group, and most recently as the CMO heading all of marketing at InMobi.