Gurugram-based first aid care app, Blood n Care has reportedly been selected for Facebook’s developer-focused programme “FbStart” which caters to the early-stage, mobile-focused startups.
As part of the programme, the startup will be provided with services and credits worth $40,000. The services include mentorship from Facebook’s engineering teams and services from its partners like Amazon Web Services, Dropbox, Adobe, and MailChimp. Besides partners, it will give free access to more than 25 services including open source tools like React Native, FB Login and Account Kit and App Analytics.
Blood n Care app, launched by Ajay Pal Singh is a social service android app, providing information about first aid, nearby blood banks, nearby hospitals and one click SMS with location to friends and family (Panic Button). The app allows a user to learn step by step First Aid with images for different situations such as Animal Bite, Snake Bite, Bleeding, Broken Bones, Burns, Choking, CPR, etc.
The app also includes the latest first aid advice and protocols for dealing with emergency situations.
Facebook launched FbStart in 2014 with an aim to help early-stage mobile startups build and grow their apps. It provides an exclusive community, worldwide events, and mentorship from Facebook to the startups along with $80K in free tools and services.
FbStart includes three tracks, viz., Pre-launch (up to $15K benefits), Bootstrap (up to $30K benefits), and Accelerate (up to $80K benefits). The programme provides free access to more than 25 services including open source tools like React Native, FB Login and Account Kit and App Analytics.
India is the largest market for FbStart outside the US. According to the product partnerships team at Facebook, over 75% of top-grossing apps in India get integrated with Facebook.
Other startups accepted to FBStart programme this year include Video Vibe, FoodCloud, Healofy, AsepsisLife, Partiko, Flicksup, CoutLoot, XPrep, Fixu and more.
The development was reported by ET.