World Around Me nominated for Google Play award

LU alumni business nominated for Google Play award for World Around Me

Tarun Sainani, former LU student and CEO of WT InfoTech, will be attending the first ever Google Play Awards in California next month after receiving a nomination in the Early Adopter category for World Around Me.

World Around Me is a local discovery app that helps people in finding places to eat, drink, shop, stay, commute, pray, refuel, keep healthy, or access money anywhere in the world.

It helps users visually orient towards a place by using their phone camera.  It also provides reviews, contact details, and lots of essential information about the places of interest. This is a novel discovery experience provided with augmented reality.

Available in 23 languages, World Around Me is already being used worldwide and growing organically in all continents.

Also nominated for a Google Play award are well known applications including Dubsmash, BuzzFeed News and Houzz. Click here to see the full list of nominees.

Congratulations and good luck – we’re looking forward to hearing how you get on!

World Around Me in MassChallenge UK top 26

Lancaster based entrepreneur in top 26 of the MassChallenge UK accelerator wam

Tarun Sainani, a former Highwire PhD candidate, is in with a chance of winning a share of £500,000 for his app based business, World Around Me.

Tarun (who incidentally is also featured on our homepage – see the picture under “I have experience I want to share with aspiring entrepreneurs”)  created the app which allows users to find and easily identify services and amenities via their smartphone. Already partnered with Google, IBM and FbStart Accelerate, Tarun and his team will pitch to a final judging panel at MassChallenge UK before the winners are revealed at an awards ceremony later this month.

Take a look at World Around Me for yourself, as well as the other 25 finalists here, and wish the team all the best in the final competition.

Good luck and congratulations!