Facebook selects Kochi based startup Fixall for FbStart


Kochi: Fixall, a city based startup, has achieved the honour of getting selected in an initiative by Facebook called ‘FbStart’ which is designed to help early stage mobile start-ups build and grow their apps.

With the help of FbStart, Fixall can get a large magnitude of visibility in social media. Fixall is an on-demand repair, maintenance and renovation platform that connects service providers to customers. FbStart has put the company on the ‘Bootstrap Track’ available for any developer who’s launched a quality, working mobile app in the Apple or Google Play app stores. This means that Facebook will help the already launched app grow more quickly and effectively.

The company had to apply for the programme and later the selection was made after taking into account the company’s goals, objectives, the app development and technology. The app was chosen because of its development so far and its potential for continued growth.

This milestone will gain Fixall a benefit of $30,000 worth of free tools and services with mentoring opportunity and access to Facebook events. They will receive credits for Facebook advertising plus free services from companies that deliver product testing, recruiting, customer care, video conferencing and document management. The company will be linked with other partners of Facebook and all the benefits will be on yearly basis.

“We are extremely honoured to be one of the companies to be selected. Entry to the program really gives the opportunity to enhance our capabilities and give us the confidence that we are going in the right direction.” said Ligil John, CEO of Fixall.

Fixall through its platform FixPro provides a self-employment platform for skilled professionals. The company works to ensure quality control, price uniformity, and marketing. Facebook wants to make it easier for people to share great content from apps, and to provide the right tools for developers to build good social sharing experiences.

As of now, the Fixall application is available for service in Kochi, Thrissur and Kottayam in Kerala. The company plans to launch it in Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Chennai and Bangalore later this year.

Kerala IT News