Meet the 16-year-old Zeyan Shafiq who created KashBook, Kashmir’s own version of FB, and launched mobile app for it too.
Three weeks because the Jammu and Kashmir govt. authorities banned 22 social media providers, together with FB, WhatsApp, Twitter, the valley has come up with its personal model of Facebook.
A 16-year-old boy from Anantnag district of Kashmir division developed Kashmir’s own social networking web and launched it within a week of the social media ban.
Zeyan Shafiq, who completed his 10th standard exams few months in the past, alongside with his now 19-year-old buddy Uzair Jan had created KashBook back in 2013 however determined to relaunch the site after the social media ban. The web site, since its relaunch, has more than 1,000 numbers of users and are glad with its options, in line with a report in Kashmir Monitor.
The 16-year-old software program enthusiast began studying HTML tags by himself on the age of 11 and tried his hand on computer technical languages similar to C++ and Java.
Zeyan and his good friend Uzair Jan developed a mobile optimized web site and cell apps for Google Playstore and App Store. Both the developers goal to pursue computer engineering sooner or later.
“On the portal, you’ll be able to add individuals and chat with them, publish and send messages together with many options which one finds in different social media websites. There may be additionally a marketplace for shopping for and promoting,” Zeyan informed Catch News.
On April 26, 22 social media sites had been banned as a result of these websites were allegedly misused by “anti-government components”. The Kashmiri youth defied the ban and accessed these blocked websites by using virtual private network (VPN).
“The government of Kashmir has blocked access to all of the social networks and they’re blocking VPNs too. So, once they’ll block the entire entry to social media then how will individuals from valley keep themselves connected to each other? KashBook is the reply to social media gag”, informed Kashmir Monitor whereas speaking in regards to the need of making Kashmir’s personal Facebook.
The users can use Kashmiri language to communicate with each other.
The 16-year-old creator has stated that he’ll use this web to focus and promote items and companies made in Kashmir.
The KashBook website works fine and not using a VPN so people in Kashmir can simply use it.
Kashbook has a discussion board & forum, the place people can promote their items and increase their enterprise by selling also.
Because the website has gone live online, Zeyan and Uzair have provided their full assistance to resolve any issue or bug faced by the users. The duo is comprising on the sleep to make sure Kashmiris stay connected to each other through Kashbook.