We at YourStory recently caught up with the founding team behind Nyabag, a web-based task management and diary app. Nyabag is the flagship product of Erode-based Vheeds Technology Solutions, which was started in September 2010. Given below are the excerpts of the chat with entrepreneurs Vasanth Sampathkumar and Surendar Shanthi, the brains behind the business idea of Nyabag.
Give us a quick one-line introduction to Nyabag.
Nyabag is a web-based task management and personalized diary app that helps you to plan, organize and remember your day and you can set alerts for your task/events based on time and date.
How is Nyabag different from other task management apps?
The unique features of Nyabag are free mobile alerts based on time and simple UI/UX design that let users to create tasks or events within 30 seconds.
How did the business idea for Nyabag about? How did you zero in on the name ‘Nyabag’?
We had a good customer base for Vheeds in and around our city and it started to grow day by day. Thus, it became little tougher for us to manage our day-to-day tasks, maintaining the clients’ follow-up events and remembering our bill due dates. So, we decided to download some task management applications off the web.
While searching for one, we came to know that there were no task management applications that provide personalized alerts. So, we starting working on this idea and tried to develop an application which would address all the drawbacks in existing web-based task management applications and thus, Nyabag was born. Nyabag is a short form of a Tamil word (Nyabagam) that means ‘to remember’.
Tell us about your backgrounds.
Surendar Shanthi and I are the co-founders of Vheeds Technology Solutions. We are young MNC dropouts. We got our Engineering degrees in Computer Science in April 2007 and started our professional career in one of the top MNCs in
Where do you see the task management solutions space in
There is good scope for task management solutions in
What is Nyabag’s revenue model? Have you been funded?
At present, Nyabag is a free web app and we are planning to introduce Nyabag Pro version that would help corporate and large institutions to enhance their productivity. We are self-funded.
How big is the team behind Nyabag? Are you looking at hiring?
Nyabag is run by a 5-member team, including the both of us and one of our friends from
Tell us about the response to Nyabag.
Within 15 days of our launch we had 370 registered users from 28 different countries and around 500 tasks have been created so far. Most users are from Chennai and
We at YourStory wish Vasanth and the entire gang at Nyabag much success. To check out this interesting task management app, log on to www.nyabag.com. Also, do let us know what you think of this story by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sriram Mohan | YourStory | 29th July 2011 |