One of the Jakarta Founders Institute’s graduates, Aibilities, recently just launched its new free android app called Dokita. Dokita, which stands for “dokter kita” or in English “our doctor,” provides users with first step health advice from stand-by doctors in period of 30 minutes to 1 hour on weekdays, from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.. If asked by users, the doctors can also give some recommendation on medicine or prescriptions under certain circumstances.
When asked about Dokita’s statistics so far, Josep William Widjaja, the co-founder of Aibilities told us that Dokita currently has around 100 active users with a high rate of returning users. There are around 10 doctors involved so far. Josep hopes that the numbers will grow significantly in the coming months.
Josep also talked about Aibilities’ first product called Blink Control, which won the Samsung Android Mobile Apps award at Sparxup 2011. The Android app aims to help paralyzed patients to communicate through their gadgets using nothing but eye blinks as the input method for text-to-speech features.
Josep said that Blink Control has around 70 downloads from the Samsung App Store. He added that there is good traction and response from local and overseas markets. Some of the users love the app so much that they even volunteer to help be its evangelists.
Josep believes that Aibilities’ strategic partnerships are one of its main strengths, or as he puts it, its secret sauce. Last May, he told Dailysocial that Aibilities had established partnerships with the Doctors’ Association of West Jakarta and a medical health lab called Lab Wira. He added that Aibilities aims to hit around 1000 new users for Blink Control and 5000 users for Dokita this year. The 10-person team plans to extend its health services and apps to help more Indonesians and to one day be part of an international global health movement.
Both the apps from Aibilities are free to download, so it’s only natural for me to inquire about its business model, but I couldn’t draw Josep to comment on that just yet. There is also another similar healthcare solution for Indonesians called MeetDoctor.com that we wrote about last year. Although they both have similar features like free doctor consultations, I still love how the trend is going now: more local solutions to our healthcare problems.
Here is the video for the newest app Dokita: