Webaroo @ Barcamp Pune June 18, 2006Posted by rajAT in barcamp, barcamppune, entrepreneur, india, internet, mobile, technology.
Webaroo is a free software program and service that lets you search and browse real web pages without a connection. It lets you take the web with you. Webaroo stores searchable web content on your laptop, PDA or smart phone.Your content is updated every time you connect to the internet.
Well the idea of carrying a copy of internet on your laptop or pda is mind boggling. Yeah , yeah they don’t put the whole world wide web but the subset you are interested in.
I am not sure how much of a success will it be in developed societies where connectivity is not a problem. But yeah in India it does make sense.
They are trying to moentize by showing the contextual advertisements along with the content you are seeing through webaroo. Some debates have cropped up that how can you monetize by showing someones content and putting you own advertisements. Rahul from Webaroo gave the example that Google is doing the same. Hmm.
It is an interesting start. Lets see how things will go for them in future. All the best guys.
PS: Webaroo is started by IIT B alumni and is incubated at SINE – IIT Bombay.