There’s an app for pretty much everything these days. Why should agriculture and small markets be left out. Okay, it’s not Farmville.
A Kochi based startup has launched an app called Marketwatch, which shows up to date wholesale market prices of over 3,000 markets across the country. It also shows the user prices from 5 markets that are nearest to him.
The app helps traders and producers stay up to date with market prices across the country.
By selecting the commodity and market, you will get the maximum, model and minimum price of commodities from various markets around India. You can also create a watch list for market prices.
Marketwatch, which has been on the Play Store currently has between 1000- 5000 installs. It currently supports English and Hindi.
It’s got a fairly simple and easy to use UI and a very simple design. If it is targeted at the producers and traders, it might be a good idea to support more languages. The service is available on Android, iOS, WP & on SMS.
Mocioun, the company which built the app, was incubated at Startup Village in Kochi. It was co-founded by Ameen Radhad, Aby Mathew and Salmon KP, engineers from TKM College of Engineering in Kerala.
Another app, Mandi price, also uses data from the Government’s data portal, and provides market data. The Reuters Market Lite, is one such service which has been around for a while. It works primarily on the phone and provides crop prices from markets along with other content that helps farmers.