Wapego history started few years ago in University dormitory room. Beta version of product was build by 1st grade student and in one month after launch Wapego already generated more than 10 millions page views. Currently more than 700 000 mobile sites and communities are created via Wapego, and more than 12 million users are registered in those sites. “People are using Wapego for different purposes – somebody wants to earn money, and somebody wants to connect people with common interests in one site. For example we have many mobile community sites targeted to very specific groups like communities for ladies only, communities for parents, or mobile community of class friends” – says co-founder of Wapego.com Kestutis Dragunas.
Sites created via Wapego are accessible via almost any mobile device. As K. Dragunas says, every site is automatically created in three versions – WML for very old phones, XHTML for more advanced phones and WEB – for smartphones.
Developers of project shared that during all years direct investment into advertising of Wapego did not exceed 1000 USD and project became profitable just in 3 months after the launch. “The main investment was long working hours, dedication and passion to our job” – says K. Dragunas. “We want to encourage all young IT lovers – our example shows to every young and enthusiastic professional that successful and profitable project can be built without any large investment or support from business angel. The most important is a good idea and hard work on it” – says K. Dragunas.
The biggest markets of Wapego are India and Vietnam. “When choosing our target countries we selected India as priority because we’ve heard that India is a country with probably the largest number of new technologies enthusiasts and IT lovers. And now we can confirm – it’s 100 % true” – says Kestutis Dragunas. According to Kestutis, Indian users accepted Wapego with big enthusiasm and the whole Wapego team is grateful for that and also for many super creative ideas and proposals they got from Indian users. Translation of Wapego to Hindi is in the nearest plans of the company and it should make project more available to even wider part of Indian users.
Currently 4 people are working in Wapego team. The company behind Wapego is JSC “Seminte”. Company is based in Vilnius, Lithuania.