Staqu introduces Tap & Buy, a smart product discovery & price comparison platform via Chrome Extension; partners with Intex, Zen & Karbonn to escalate adoption

Tap & Buy makes ‘product discovery, price comparison and savings’ instantaneous and hassle-free

New Delhi, July 5, 2017: Staqu, a leading AI startup re-defining search through visual Intelligence, announced the launch of Tap & Buy. As a smart Google Chrome extension, Tap & Buy offers product discovery, price comparison, and quality savings on popular products, all in an instant. In addition, the one-of-its-kinds application extracts fashion trends from running YouTube videos, also comparing prices of online portals selling the same. As a trailblazing feature in product discovery & price comparison, Tap & Buy currently works on Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, Myntra, Infibeam and Jabong.

To the same accord, Staqu has entered into an alliance with the leading OEMs, Intex, Zen and Karbonn Mobiles. As part of the association, the Tap & Buy feature will be integrated in the smartphones of these leading consumer brands. Taking the pain away from having to browse multiple sites and apps, with Tap & Buy, users will no longer have to worry about increasing prices or endure endless browsing prior to online buying.

Commenting at the latest development, Atul Rai, Co-Founder & CEO of Staqu, said, “We believe e-commerce purchasing is not a standalone activity; users are complicated. They don’t conform to any particular stereotypes. They buy different things at different times for different reasons and it is influenced by price, availability, inspiration, season, platform etc.  At Staqu, it has been our constant endeavour to revolutionize the e-commerce space by targeting the closed ecosystem of ecommerce-users-platform through our various set of AI algorithms. The latest Tap & Buy browser plugin feature is part of the effort.”

Commenting on the association, he further added, “We are glad to enter into an close association with Intex, Karbonn, and Zen Mobiles for integrating same in mobile devices. We are affirmative that our users will appreciate the smart new way to discover & shop online with Tap & Buy.”

Staqu recently also launched Aura Note 2 with Karbonn Mobiles which is equipped with various levels of AI powered e-commerce discovery tools. The current Tap & Buy feature is also live on various official Bollywood YouTube channels for fashion recommendation from video songs.

About Staqu

Founded in 2015, the company Staqu has painstakingly pioneered bidirectional image understanding, an innovative image-to- image matching system, simplifying image search, automated meta-tag description generation and real time product recommendations. With its prime focus on AI research, image processing, deep learning, computer vision and NLP, amongst other revolutionary technologies, Staqu has created VGrep API suite, offering virtual search engine and a hybrid recommendation engine.

Triumphing at IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Program Staqu got recognition under Startup India programme, Staqu and has successfully raised investment from Indian Angel Network.
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