Hello English - Helping India say Hello to the World
23 November, 2015 - Culture Alley’s “Hello English”, has completed its first year on the Google Play Store. Over the course of 12 months, the app has been used by more than 95 lakh users across the nation, along with consistently retaining their Number 1 position under the free apps in education category; with an average rating of 4.5/5 with more than 150,000 user reviews on the play store.
The year has been a substantially successful one for CultureAlley, as they raised their biggest round of funding yet - $6.15 Million from Tiger Global with participation from several other notable investors. Along with that, they have released a new UI, built on google’s material design principles, offering to the public the best of all globally recognized applications.
It’s known that 90.65% of India is yet to avail of quality level English language education, to enable them to pursue better opportunities. With Hello English’s massive approach, 95 lakh Indian natives have received help to begin their journey towards a more English literate future.
Their learners come from varied backgrounds with little to no previous knowledge of the English language, and can use this helpful product to learn from 15 native tongues, spanning the entire country; that too at their own convenience. Hello English, as an application does not have time-sensitive lessons or practice work. Hence, the learner can use the app for learning as well as practice, as and when they find suitable time.
The most interesting feature of the application is that its approach, whether for learning or practice, is very game-like in nature, and it can be used offline, which is a very positive and cost effective solution for the public. Hence, it’s no wonder they received such great reviews from such a large number of people all over the nation.
Behind the scenes of this pioneering brain wave, is a team of 60 individuals, led by Nishant Patni, an IIT Mumbai and Kellogg School of Management graduate, and Pranshu Patni, a double gold medalist from NMIMS. When Hello English was founded, it started with a hardworking team of 5. Now, with all the support, recognition, and success, it has grown to a team of 50 strong.
About “Hello English”
Hello English is the most complete English-language learning solution.
- The app covers all four aspects of language acquisition: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, with advanced voice recognition technology that allows learners to speak into the app and hold real-life, useful conversations.
- The app pairs interactive lessons with fun games and speaking practice for a complete learning experience.
- The app offers unique and engaging contextual learning tools that leverage news, sports and entertainment to help learners build their English vocabulary.
- The majority of the app’s features work offline, to make learning seamless and save precious data expenses for the users.