Where OnYoMo began?
OnYoMo began where they stopped.
You guys are nuts – this will never take off… No other company has tried this before – why do you want to take this untested path??.. But what would stop any internet biggie to replicate your model overnight.. What are you trying to be – a mix of google, yahoo, ebay or what??.. These and many such comments that our initial discussions and efforts around OnYoMo drew constantly drove us to soulsearch what we were trying to be, and what we wanted to be – they crystallized our thoughts around our objectives.
With a 100+% belief and commitment, an overarching vision and a little cash, two people started this quest to make everyday life better! Aaah…what a grand objective…abstract too!! Underlying thought being “Availability of rich, accurate and timely information gives us higher satisfaction in almost every little thing that we do everyday. It enriches the overall quality of our life.”
Now its a universal truth that 3 is better than 2 – so we got a 3rd member to complete the founding trio that would put the bigger pieces together to weave the OnYoMo canvas. All three – vastly different in style, horrendously passionate, and a bit dreamy – but with that burning desire to translate those dreams…
Set off to do local search on products and services – launched Delhi and Bangalore end of Dec’05. Felt local maps would be a great value add over search results, so added that too. Pls no questions around who designed our UI, how we secured map data, tech etc etc. Wanted to do it..worked really hard and managed to do it (if we did that is!).
Till date, there has been no looking back. Our ambitions have only grown. And OnYoMo has had the fortune of receiving contributions from some really really outstanding and smart team members (OnYoMoites??..Dynamites??!!). Members who uniformly believe(d) in OnYoMo, in its aims. OnYoMo is also truly inspired by positive remarks and constructive feedbacks from thousands of users from hundred different cities all over India!
Till the time OnYoMo continues to receive approval from its user community, the march towards Where OnYoMo belongs will continue!
contd…Where OnYoMo belongs?