Queue information app Sminq acquires UX firm CodePandora

Pune-based startup, Sminq, that provides real-time queue information and updates on mobile, has announced the acquisition of CodePandora, that develops web and mobile applications, and designs user interface and experience software, for an undisclosed amount. Sminq which is an acronym for See Me In No Queue, was founded in 2015 with the aim of giving the user queue information on the smartphones removing the need to be physically present to hold your spot. The startup had raised $1 million in June last year from Saama Capital and Blume Ventures. Shachin Bharadwaj, CEO and Co-Founder of Sminq said “CodePandora team has been one of our technology partners for the last one year & we loved the quality of work that their team delivered and hence this was a perfect match for us.” Before Sminq, Bhardwaj was the Co-Founder and CEO, of the food delivery startup TastyKhana, which was later acquired by FoodPanda in 2014. CodePadora was providing high quality UX focused software services to clients in India and overseas. Post acquisition, the entire technology team of CodePandora will shift to Sminq and will help build the product further. All team members will be part of the stock rewards program at Sminq and Bjorn Mascarenhas, CEO and Founder of CodePandora will lead the UX efforts at Sminq. “We strongly believe in team Sminq’s approach towards addressing the queueing & availability problem. Our mission has always been to develop exquisitely designed software, and we’re now excited to carry forward this focus at Sminq to help realise a broader vision, together,” said Bjorn Mascarenhas, CEO and Founder of CodePandora. Sminq claims to currently provide real-time availability information of doctors in Pune and helps users avoid waiting in queues at clinics.

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