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In the 1990’s, Naresh Patel, lost an arm in an unfortunate motorcycle accident in Scotland. It became impossible for Naresh to thereafter use a computer with one hand. His brother Sanjay then took upon himself to invent a keyboard with a different layout that allowed his brother to type despite his inability. In the process, he programmed the software to allow the computer to process keystrokes in a different arrangement. KeyPoint Technologies was thus founded in the year 2004. Sunil Motaparti, Co-Founder and the present CEO has been with KPT since its inception.
The company is headquartered in Glasgow, UK with Indian office spaces in Delhi, Bangalore & Hyderabad. They are a strong team of 100+ people who have come together to design the AI and NLP driven smart mobile keyboard- Xploree. While Sunil Motaparti– Founder & CEO, leads the business, Nutan Chokkareddy, CTO leads the technological innovations at KPT. Deepti M Saxena is in-charge of its nationwide sales and marketing activities. Prima Dona– COO, oversees companywide operations, with a special focus on scaling KPT’s latest product Xploree. Kiran Karthikeyan– VP, Product is involved in the overall success of the product offerings and works closely with partners and prospects to define product features and requirements. Today KeyPoint Technologies has over 100 enthusiasts working towards achieving the end goal, making the mobile SMART with its intelligent keyboard.
Xploree has an ad-supported business model and is free for users. It finds utility among device manufacturers, brands and digital agencies for quicker app and content discoveries on the mobile. This essentially translates to interpreting and gauging the thoughts and actions of mobile users with Xploree’s non-intrusive keyboard.
KeyPoint Technologies believes – keyboard is an integral part of user experience on mobile. It is best suited for driving consumer satisfaction and conversions in the digital space. With its latest product Xploree, KeyPoint Technologies have taken a step further to augment predictions: not just words but INTENT. The keyboard app works with all devices, (across all apps, in virtually any language, based on unique individual history, personality, interests and behaviour), connecting people to content, products, services and solutions, almost faster than ideas can actually lead to words that too in their moment of need! Additionally, it supports more than 110 languages including 29 indic languages.
The Smart Keyboard App is revolutionary and first of its kind in the market. Therefore, challenges are bound to come. But the profound belief that a product like this will drive the future of digital experience while users and brands remain ultimate beneficiaries – is what drives the team to innovate in this space.
KPT has been the world leader in linguistics and user-interface technology for over a decade now. Even after having launched two successful products they believe there is still so much left to build in the mobile keyboard space. Their vision is to build a future where the mobile keyboard can be leveraged to help people in their moment of need, create value for brands and improve the way people interact with their mobile keyboard.
We at Awfis think that Team Xploree’s journey is motivational and we are proud to have such inspiring stories building in our centres.
This story is based on the interview of Ms. Deepti Saxena, Head -Sales & Marketing, KeyPoint Technologies by Awfis Editorial Team.