Letsintern launches World’s first Android app for Internships

Letsintern launches World’s first Android app for Internships

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Letsintern is one of the largest platforms connecting students and organizations. Over the last 6 months, it has attracted 300,000+ unique students and created more than 25,000 connections between students and organizations.

On 16th September 2013, we went mobile.  Letsintern is live on Google Play store. One can download it for free by searching “Letsintern” on your Google Play Store or click here to download. It is the world’s first Android app dedicated solely to finding and applying to internships. This is just the beginning of the technology that you will see from Letsintern. We are working on some incredibly exciting stuff in our tech creation lab to utilize data available in public domain and other larger professional and social networks to better connect students and organizations. One can expect to see incredibly rich data on each candidate, understanding their digital footprint and a plethora of supply-demand metrics on the student job market. This product aimed at the global market is slated for an early 2014 release.

We chose an Android only strategy as 12% of our overall traffic is coming from Android up from about 2% last year, compared to iOS, which stands at 4.2% up from 1.5% last year. We are still contemplating an iOS strategy with this version, but the 2014 release of Letsintern will be a launch across both the platforms.

The mobile app is in-line with our student first strategy, and on the back of the revenue model flip we did in April 2013. We stopped charging companies for posting, and moved to a student freemium model. Our introductory pricing strategy will be revised next month as we witness continued growth. To organizations we continue to provide improved data and tools to find and communicate with the best fitting young talent.

Letsintern Co-founder and CEO, Rishabh Gupta says “Last year this time we began investing in our technology team, in one year we have really evolved to be a technology company powering connections from an internship services company. A lot of amazing work is in progress and will be released over the next 12 months. We are in for really exciting times as technology disrupts education in this decade

Karan Kumar, lead developer for the android platform, adds “The single screen app that we had visualized back in march, during our 1 week cool off period, was a big thing in June, mirroring almost everything that happens on the web platform. After 12 weeks in development and 2 weeks of beta testing in August with 100 users, we are ready to be in your pocket

More about the Letsintern mobile app:

Letsintern app allows one to create a profile or log in to one’s existing one (for existing web users) and browse, search, apply and bookmark internships, part-time internships, virtual internships, fresher jobs and brand ambassador jobs with 1000’s of organizations.

One can also create custom alert for job categories to get push notification on the latest internships and updates on all types of student jobs. Other operational features like registration, syncing with website application, bookmarks and upgrade makes it comprehensive. It is FREE and uses EDGE/3G or Wi-Fi connection to connect to the Internet.

About Letsintern:

Letsintern is one of the largest platforms connecting students and organizations. Conceptualized in 2010, the company was formed in 2011 with a vision to enable the youth of the world to start young. Letsintern has expanded its footprint across India, with its headquarters in Pune. It plans to expand beyond India in 2014.

Letsintern is the proud recipient of Govt. grant from DST, winners of Economic Times – Power of ideas – 2010 and NASSCOM Emerge list of 20 hottest start-ups in 2011.

Extended note on features: 

REGISTER: new users can use Facebook connect to register on the platform. We recommend Wi-Fi for registration as the app customizes for you and this might take 10 – 30 seconds. on slower EDGE speeds or unstable 3G speeds, this can take a little more time.

APPLY: one can apply for the coolest campus jobs, student jobs and internships from anywhere. While getting bored in class, waiting at a bus stop or for a friend, from a cafe, when one is bored at 2am or when parents pop the “what you doing in life” question.

APPLICATION TESTS: some opportunities come up with a mandatory test and one can easily give these tests on the mobile. The best and the feature that has us really excited is the ease with which questions requiring audio answers can be answered on the mobile.

ALERTS: world is moving fast and opportunities come and go. Do you want to miss the coolest programming assignment or that well paid design internship or the marketing internship with that multinational brand? set category alerts. Get notifications.

BOOKMARKS: for the ‘maybe’ moments when applying to student jobs. Just a simple long hold on the opportunity and tap on bookmark option as it appears. Simple.

UPGRADE: for those who want to experience access to unlimited opportunities and priority display to organizations. One can upgrade via phone using google play store. It is only Rs.500, less than re.1 a day per day in college.

version : 1.01

release date: 16.09.2013

size: 1.92MB

required Android: version 1.6 and above

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