Blood Emergency Nepal: Find donors at the right time
March 30, 2017 10:21 AM NPT
Paribesh Koirala is the co-founder of The White Rabbit Studio, a software developing company established in 2013.
Based in Lazimpat, Kathmandu, the company has so far developed around 20 applications. One of its flagship apps is ‘Blood Emergency Nepal’. Developed under the slogan ‘LetSaveLives’, the app is aimed at addressing immediate demand for blood through digitalized access to blood donors and various sources.
In conversation with Republica’s Sonam Lama, Koirala shares his experiences and challenges he has faced so far.
Tell us more about The White Rabbit Studio.
White Rabbit Studio is a software development company which has been serving its diverse users in an efficient manner. We are engaged in software development and in-house projects. Primarily focusing on developing mobile and web applications and web page designing, we provide our software and web application services to various companies, including domestic and foreign.
How does Blood Emergency Nepal work?
Blood Emergency Nepal is one of our significant applications that we developed taking into account the importance of having the supply of blood available at all times. The application segregates all the contacts (prospective donors and sources) according to the required blood group and displays them with a one tap access and easy registration. It also integrates with the users’ contact lists.
Tell us about the challenges that you’ve faced in this journey.
As we introduced ourselves in the market as social entrepreneurs, we initially sought to work in collaboration with independent and social organizations. However, this could not be possible for various reasons and started with our in-house projects. Initial days were financially challenging as we lacked investment and guidance.
What are some of you latest applications?
We have managed to develop an application named ‘Astro Veda - My Pocket Astrologer’, which is an effective and authentic astrological service provider. This Android app makes Vedic astrology easily accessible, besides helping promote our culture. It has also been serving clients abroad.
What are your future plans?
After the development of ‘Astro Veda’ in 2016, we have been receiving positive feedback from our clients abroad. Therefore, we look forward to designing various applications for people from diverse backgrounds. Also, Astro Veda is not compatible in Nepal, so we are trying to expand its services in Nepal too.