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Ohai - Professional Networking In Real Time

Live Discovery and Real-time Networking

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What users are saying

Today networking is not efficient. People go around meeting anyone they can, hoping they could get something useful out of that interaction. Ohai will ensure that never happens to me again by finding and listing people's profiles around me in real time. This will save me time and energy lost trying to find the right people.

Harshvardhan Sanghvi, ISME

"Oh Hi" - Isn't that the best conversation starter? At an event, awkward encounters can be put to rest if you know a little bit about a person in advance. That's exactly how Ohai worked for me, an apt icebreaker! No follows, no friend request, Ohai makes it pretty simple to find and get talking to people with similar interests!

Durraiya Hasta, Consultant

I started using Ohai during Social Media Week 2016, and it was awesome! In three days, I got connected with 4 people attending that event. The first person was within 2 hours. Great app... keep it up!

Monali Chhabda Lalwani, Sales Manager

Networking in today's time is extremely important but yet somewhat tedious because you may just not find the right type of person to network with. This makes Ohai an essential app for any networking event.

Pratik Moondhra, ISME

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We’re pleased to announce our Champion users who made awesome connections on the Ohai app. A couple of them even won prizes at our events!

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Ohai on iOS
What is Ohai all about?

Ohai is a mobile app that offers a one-of-its-kind networking experience of finding and connecting with people of interest in close range (less than 300ft.) proximity or in the exact same room, auditorium or airport lounge as you.

So what's the big deal?

Imagine walking into any place, the physical space around you getting augmented with info about the people at that place and then being able to reach out to interesting people instantly for meaningful, productive conversations. How awesome is that?

How does Ohai help me?

Once you know what people are like, what they're interested in, people are no longer strangers. The app allows you to connect with new people for many different reasons - getting a job, hiring someone, network with people from a similar or interesting professional background, do business, find company while commuting, or just knowing who is around you while you're waiting for something (a flight or train) or someone (a friend at a cafe).

How does Ohai ensure my security and privacy?

One of the key design goals for Ohai has been keeping the user in control of his/her security and privacy at all times. Users can:
(i) Choose what contact details are visible to other users.
(ii) Stop receiving match notifications for a particular user.
(ii) Block a particular user that he/she prefers to.
(iv) Turn off profile visibility at any time he/she feels unsafe of being discovered.

How's Ohai different from other social networking apps?

The Ohai experience is different from any other social app because it delivers the promise of here and now discovery and two-way match in the user's physical location, allowing for instant conversations and connections.

Is it like Tinder or Happn?

Ohai was developed with a purpose of professional networking in mind, rather than dating.

How does Ohai find people in your proximity?

Ohai uses proprietary & advanced wireless IOT and geo-location technologies to discover and connect multiple user devices that are in the same place with each other.

GPS! Won't that drain my battery?

Not really. Although your GPS setting will be On, our technology works in such a way that it only uses Geo-Location at some interval, not all the time. By doing this, impact to battery usage is minimised.

What exactly is 'Live Discovery'?

It means that the set of users in proximity and nearby is continuously being updated as you move around or as they move around.

How fast is Live View?

Live View works in real-time. If you can see someone as 'Here', that person is in fact very close to you at that moment.

Wouldn't it be unsafe if strangers know where I am?

Strangers don't know your exact location at any time. They just know that you're close by.

Can random people see my phone number & other details?

No. By default, we turn off the visibility of your phone number, email ID, address etc. You can turn it on by editing privacy settings for your contact details under the 'My profile' section.

I have an unstable/slow internet connection, what can I do?

Ohai uses special technology which allows users to discover other users in proximity even in slow Internet environments. Even with slow data, the app is offers a decent experience.

Turning on WiFi is forcing me to connect to an unknown network, how do I prevent that?

Auto-connecting to a WiFi network is a system feature on Android devices and not in our app's control. Your device settings allow you to forget a WiFi network to prevent auto-connect. This is usually found under the Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Wi-Fi menu. If you're on a college/office network that allows you to connect to only part of the internet (for example, it blocks Facebook), then there's a chance Ohai may not work. You can disconnect from this network and use Mobile Data to keep Ohai running.

I can't get notifications on my Redmi device. What do I do?

Go to Settings > Notifications & status bar > App notifications, and enable 'Show Notifications' for the Ohai App. If you still do not receive notifications, keep the App running in the background. To allow the Ohai App from auto-starting on the Redmi device, go to Settings > Permissions > Autostart and enable auto-start permission for the Ohai App.

I'm not getting any responses on chat, what should I do?

Ohai relies on an Internet connection for real-time interactions. If you are not able to send or receive chat/save profile requests, please ensure you have an active Internet connection on your device. Or perhaps, the user you are interacting with may be offline or simply not available to interact at this time.

I can't see anyone in my vicinity in Live View.

Pull down the screen, and your feed will refresh.

When does Ohai launch for iOS?

Soon. We're working hard on it!