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APPS: South African Developed Skills & Services Marketplace App Launches

 





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With the nature of the global workforce shifting from full-time corporate work towards freelancing, project-work and side-gigs, those working in this changing environment need new tools to help them survive and thrive.

A new mobile app developed in South Africa, Kalido, has just been launched as a global platform for individuals to connect and exchange services, solving a problem that often arises when people look for new service providers and new clients: trust.

Last year alone, the number of self-employed South Africans rose by 6.4% to 1.35 million people. As the working environment changes, it is expected that this number will continue to increase – partly in response to slowing economic growth and partly in response to the changing nature of work.

Kalido’s innovative personalized matching system matches users with the professionals and clients they need, according to set goals. Once generated, these matches are ranked according to relevance, geographic location and social proximity.

Users are enabled to make direct contact with the people they match with and Kalido takes neither a commission nor a registration fee.

Kalido was largely developed in SA by a team of world-class software engineers and designers, while the team’s business experience originates from prominent global companies, including Alibaba and management consultancy, McKinsey and Company.

The app’s growth trajectory has clear potential as, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, better talent management could add $2.7 trillion to global GDP, harnessing the talents of 540 million people by 2025.

“Through Kalido, we want to build the first truly trusted global platform for individuals to connect and exchange services in the real world, empowering freelancers everywhere and awakening the entrepreneur in all of us,” adds Sanjay Varma.

Kalido is now available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store


 
 
 
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