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App by KSUM-incubated Riafy wins 4 honors at Huawei global contest

Kochi: Riafy Technologies, incubated under the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) here, earned four international honors at a contest conducted by leading smartphone manufacturer Huawei, becoming the only Indian company on the list of winners.

The seven-year-old IT services firm functioning at Kerala Technology Innovation Zone in Kalamassery emerged the victor in the categories for the best app and the most popular app besides two honorable mentions if featured 14 lakh developers from 170-plus countries the world over, a press release said here on Friday.

Riafy, which won from the Asia Pacific region, had its apps reviewed and judged based on their social value, business value, innovativeness, design, and user experience. The most votes determined the ‘Most Popular App’ award through a public online voting segment.

‘Learn Crafts & DIY,’ which fetched Riafy the Best App recognition, is a global learning platform to develop and nurture softs skills through personalized learning with community support. With more than 5,00,000 users in 150-odd countries, it helps learn craft ideas.

The 2013-founded Riafy builds highly scalable and localized apps. As one of India’s premier app studios with decorated apps in food, fitness, and photography, cutting edge technologies, Riafy was showcased three times in a row at Google I/O (2015, 2016, 2017). The firm has partnered with Google, Apple, Sony, Siemens, and Samsung to create apps in 23 languages. The users of Riafy apps total of six crores across 160 countries.

Riafy had come up with rescue apps during the 2018 floods in Kerala. This year, the company has been providing technical services in the global fight against Covid-19.

KSUM is the nodal agency of the Kerala government for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the state. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, a 1987-founded Chinese MNC headquartered in Shenzhen, designs and develops telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics for sale.

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