Text and photo: Adrian Martinus
Translated by: Beta D. Adiwidjaja
Jakarta – One more graduates is born from the pre-seed investment company, called Project Eden, which is designed to give support to startup to accelerate the planning process, beta, monetization until launching. After spotdokter.com was launched last month under the guidance of Project Eden, now is telunjuk.com’s turn to appear. The event is held at a gadget and accessories store, Pazia Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta, on last Wednesday (2/29). A quite good selection of venue, because telunjuk.com is a startup that help users easier to compare cell phone and computer prices, and also airplane tickets.
Seeing that Indonesians have a variety of smart phones, Redya tries to make their site to be accessed as easy as possible. At this moment they are developing a multiple-platform application, but telunjuk.com can also be accessed by mobile (m.telunjuk.com) and twitter, and even SMS. “Just tweet to @telunjukdotcom <departure city> <arrival city> <date of departure>, then we will give the result,” says the man that seem to be very energetic that day.
Agreeing with the global startup’s spirit, which is to “give solution from the existing problems”, telunjuk.com is expected in the shortest amount of time to facilitate shoppers and sellers to meet with the agreement set forth by both parties. “We want to be your best friend when shopping,” said Redya. This is confirmed by giving free service for shoppers and sellers. “We have our own standard about which stores has a reliable QC so that they are feasible to work with. Free!”
To emphasize the credibility of products that are being compared on telunjuk.com, they invited 2 bloggers who have the same interest with what this site has to offer. Ario Pratomo, a gadget freak who often change his gadget just to make a review on his blog (shegagario.blogspot.com) and Titi Akmar, a traveler who blog diligently on titiw.com. Both of them are very interested with telunjuk.com feature which gave comparative gadget prices (cellular and laptop), and airplane tickets. They share their opinions about how they gather data that they needed and giving recommendation of how telunjuk.com will make easier for users in searching. In fact, in the middle of their shares, they are enthusiastically asking about its features to Redya and Narendrata. Aqi from Alexa band and wife Audrey Meirina, gadget freaks who are also attending, are also curious about telunjuk.com and asks how complete its database is. “Complete enough,” answers Redya confidently.
Telunjuk.com is the second incubation result that is launched with the help of Project Eden since it was started on last August, 2011. Their mentors, Natalie Ardianto and Kevin Mintaraga are also attending, “On behalf of Project Eden, we are proud to help and accelerate the process so that telunjuk.com can be launched. This is a result of a close collaboration from PT. Telunjuk Komputasi Indonesia and the mentors strategic planning. We believe people will love and get the benefit from telunjuk.com,” says Kevin, CEO and founder of magnivate.com.