Russian company develops "national messenger" for Uzbekistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 25
By Nigar Guliyeva – Trend:
The Russian company Eastwind has presented a pilot project of a messenger designed for users from Uzbekistan.
At a meeting held at the Electronic Government Development Center, the director of the Russian company, Boris Bubnov, presented the project being developed as a "national messenger".
The Uzbek side was informed about the benefits of implementing and using this product, primarily: a secure messenger, a modern tool for communications, an electronic wallet, an application that offers convenient city services and entertainment content.
Both sides showed interest in further cooperation and possible launch of a pilot project developed for Uzbekistan.
Earlier it was reported that JSC "Uzbektelecom" plans to launch an instant messenger Uzphone, which, according to the developers, will become a local analogue of Telegram, Skype, Viber and WhatsApp.
Reportedly, the need for the application of own version of the world-famous applications is linked with a number of factors, including the desire of the Uzbek side to draw part of the revenues that foreign companies earn in Uzbekistan, and to provide users with functionality that will not consume as much traffic as foreign counterparts.