Today is a big day for South Indian superstar Rajnikanth as not just did he received Dadasaheb Phalke Award from Vice President Venkaiah Naidu at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi but also launched the voice-based app hoote of his daughter Soundarya.
The new app which is offering an option to 60-second live voice recording or to upload a recorded voice in 15 Indian and 10 foreign languages, of choice, is said to be a blessing for the Indians and it will take the internet by storm. It hopes to connect Indian political leaders to the citizens by letting them converse with them in their native language.
"Hoote is the sound the owl makes and the white owl is considered as a symbol of wisdom and hence the name," Soundarya Rajinikanth, who co-founded the app with Sunny Pokala, said.
Announcing the application on her social media handle, Soundarya said that this is the first voice-based social media application for the world has India has churned.
While working on the film 'Annaatthe' shoot in Hyderabad, her father sent her a voice note. "This inspired me to come up with a platform to connect celebrities or leaders with their fans or followers by enabling them to hear the original voice speak in the native language," she told reporters here during the launch function.
"I hope this (Hoote) will become popular as other platforms like Facebook and Twitter," Rajinikanth said in Tamil and congratulated Soundarya for her initiative.
Talking further about the future of app in the world and the development or feature it is going to bring, Soundarya said "Currently, we are working to include Sanskrit. Also,we are working on audio teasers on Hoote besides the translation of the messages,"
"The entire voice message should be conveyed in 60 seconds and it is human to human interaction. The hooters can be anywhere in the world and could connect with private or public groups," she added.
The app launched by the daughter of South Indian superstar is available on Playstore and Appstore.