If you are suspicious of your partner and believe they may be having an affair, a new online ‘crowdsourcing’ app has launched which directly connects victims of infidelity with their partner’s other girlfriends, boyfriends, wives and husbands, through the simple sharing of an email address and mobile number.
Qoqoriqo (pronounced Ko-Ko-Ri-Ko), is a web-based, mobile-enabled app, which allows people to enter the mobile number and email address of their loved one and search for others who have also entered the same details for their partner. If not current information is found, users can set up alerts on their partner’s details, so that they are notified as soon as someone adds details containing the same information that may arouse suspicion.
If a search brings back potential connections, those users have the option to enter a public forum and discuss potential infidelity either directly or via the
forum. They can then gather evidence such as photographs, mobile phone bills, email exchanges and more, in order to prove their partner’s infidelity.
Qoqoriqo was founded by Mawuna Koutonin, a 39 year-old web entrepreneur from Africa who has previously pioneered the concept of “Play
marketing” with his company Goodbuzz. Mawuna came up with the idea after seeing a friend’s partner out one night with another girl and felt sorry for her being at home completely unaware of what he was up to. He wondered whether the girl who was with him that evening knew either and how different it might be if they were alerted to his infidelity.
Mawuna explains, “Qoqoriqo is quite simply, a search engine dedicated to infidelity fact checking. People invariably leave tracks when they are dating or flirting, Qoqoriqo uses a collaborative fact-collecting tool to help people find out the truth about their relationship. It’s a crowdsourced relationship status update to detect deception.”
Mawuna however admits that the system isn't foolproof. He says " Unfortunately, It’s possible that some people would try to manipulate the results. However, Qoqoriqo is not limited to the search results. Like Google results are the first steps into discovering the content you are looking for. The best way to make one’s mind is to get into contact with the other person and fact check their statement. There is a public forum to share information and also, users can privately contact each other. If the other party can’t share more information about their relationship status with the person in question, they can quickly be dismissed."
Secondly, the app will only really be effective if it has a large number of people on the platform, but having based itself on a very deep insecurity of man, this might not be a problem for Qoqoriqo.
Eitherways, this is an innovative way of using the web and the mobile web, to solve a problem that has riddled couples from time immemorial. Kudos to Mawuna and team for Qoqoriqo.
Do you think your partner is cheating on you? Quoqoriqo might be able to help you.