TWO Nigerians have developed new apps targeted at making online purchase of items easier and faster.
The two developers, Esosa Ighodaro and Abiodun Johnson, christened the application, ‘CoSign’, explained that technology was supposed to make life easier, as such, they said the new apps also provide money making opportunities for would be users.
They said the company was officially launched this year but the idea was conceived in July 2013.
Ighodaro described Cosign ‘as a mobile app that allows user to take a picture of any item or product, tag the product’s information within the picture and “when you share it socially on any social media app, it becomes a “shoppable” post.
“We wanted to explore a new way to turn social media impressions into sales and speed up the purchase process drastically.
“CoSign has levels of influence, which increases the revenue percentage in each level and motivates users to work harder “.
Consumers, according to her, can now view posts within multiple social media channels and immediately purchase the items with just one click.
She said the ‘Buy’ button takes the user to the product page on the retailers website where such transaction can be confirmed and checkout within seconds, adding that anyone can shop from your image and be directed to the online or virtual shop of where to buy that item or product.
She stressed that when anybody shops from the uploaded image, a commission is given to the person that upload the item or product.
Speaking on how they came up with the idea of the application, she said they observed there was a void in the technological space, where one can quickly gets what one wanted and “we decided to fill that void by finding and creating a way to make it easier for people to share information about different products with a single click.”
With over 350 million pictures shared on Facebook daily and over 700 photos shared per second on Instagram, picture sharing has never been so popular and this app not only indulges the picture sharing passion, but also allows one profit at the same time. CoSign’s aim is to incentivize the consumer while bringing more exposure to a brand or company, all at the same time.