Boston, MA, February 08, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Consumers and commercial operations are routinely faced with disaster, family or employee issues and they must update a group of people quickly -- communicating in a timely, accurate and safe manner -- with one version of the truth. Landing all of these messages simultaneously is virtually impossible and can be very costly.
A Boston-based startup addressed this market opportunity with the release of version one of its app, Kmunic8. Kmunic8’s patent pending process is the first app that offers simultaneous email, SMS and voice calls (text to speech). Kmunic8 allows users to build lists of users with predefined communication methods. For example, if a user knows their parents want a phone call when something is timely, then the user would designate their parents to receive a voice call. Additionally users can select all 3 mediums (SMS, voice and email) when sending a message. Kmunic8 doesn’t require those who receive a message to download anything which is a limitation of existing communication applications. Kmunic8 can call any phone, including landlines, and send messages to any platform.
Kmunic8’s founder, Doug Olsen, saw the opportunity first hand while tending to his mother, who recently passed away of cancer. “Aside from comforting my mother, communicating with my family, my mother's friends and colleagues was the most important thing to me. Kmunic8 was conceived, designed and developed based on those experience and the deep desire I have to help others facing the same set of circumstances,” said Doug Olsen. “We see two very important opportunities our app will address: (1) the aging baby boomer (and their families/friends) demographic seeking to communicate quickly and efficiently across a diverse group with different communication preferences whether it be assisting in healthcare or day-to-day needs. and (2) personal and commercial crisis preparedness and crisis communications response. Both markets are growing rapidly have significant long term prospects,” offered Olsen.
During Kmunica8 beta testing, the team learned that not only were people using the app for keeping family and friends up-to-date but they were also using it for crisis communication/preparedness. Users were pre-building groups for use during a crisis so that communication could flow very quickly when needed. Testing has also shown widespread adoption among sports team coaches and corporate IT support.
"This tool will improve the lives thousands of individuals and commercial operations who face these kinds of circumstances. Importantly making managing through these situations and help those most impacted in the time of need and allow them to put often very limited time and resources on what's most important to them," said Olsen. Kmunic8 is planning to donate a portion of its profits to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Kmunic8 is a privately funded startup based in Boston and the first version of the application was released in early January. More information can be found on www.kmunic8app.com. Doug Olsen, founder of Kmunic8 is available for additional comments. Contact him for more information. email@example.com