We spoke with Qask co-founders, Tan Krishna and Athreya Kannan, about building an app that connects Australian students with personal tutors. The founders decided to build Qask because they noticed that Australian classrooms were overcrowded, making it difficult for students to receive one-on-one attention from their instructors. By building their app on Bubble, the Qask team was able to participate in an accelerator and raise $30,000.
Tell us about your app and what it does.
Tan Krishna: There are 27 students in the average Australian classroom. Students have different learning preferences and are facing a wide range of problems. Teachers, with numerous classes, are overwhelmed.
So, we’ve built Qask, a one-on-one support tool, and have helped international tutors become more familiar with the Australian Syllabus. This way, students can work 0n problem solving, concepts, and theories with a tutor at the same time every week.
How does your app work?
You simply set the time and date you’d like your weekly lessons. You are then paired with a personal learning mentor who is available at that time. With Qask, your mentor gets to understand your learning preferences, learn more about your goals, and use our tools to build a personalized learning schedule for you.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
I didn’t perform well back in high school, which meant I didn’t really get to go to the college/university that I wanted. I thought to myself, "Hey, if I had this issue, I’m sure I can’t be the only one."
I decided to come up with what I thought was the solution to the problem, and even got accepted into an Accelerator. Friends mentioning how easy it was to use Bubble. By focusing on the app's user experience, I knew that I could get an MVP into my users' hands.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
With assistance, and an abundance of learning material available, I was able to quickly put together an application that I could 1) get in-front of users and 2) build on and quickly iterate.
What have been your successes or milestones so far?
Bubble allowed us to show a working MVP, and attract beta-users. We built small features rapidly, which allowed us to test our ideas and collect user feedback. This helped us to raise $30,000 to continue testing and improving our solutions.
What are your next steps or future plans for your app?
We’re testing out our 24/7 Assistance feature and are collecting feedback to improve it. Students should be able to start using that feature as early as next month.
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