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UCT student builds mobile app to deal second-hand textbooks

Written by: Qama Qukula

A UCT student has built a mobile app to help make the buying and selling of textbooks cheaper and more convenient.

Quillo is the name of the app that allows students to trade second-hand textbooks.

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UCT student Tamir Shklaz, the brains child behind the app, says he was motivated to create the platform because of his own struggles to find textbooks.

I'm currently in third -year, studying electrical and computer engineering.

Tamir Shklaz, inventor and UCT student

Creating Quillo was a very big challenge with a lot of sleepless nights. I would do it again.

Tamir Shklaz, inventor and UCT student

Millennials are constantly on their phones. It offers convenience.

Tamir Shklaz, inventor and UCT student

You can whip out your phone or go on the website and find your textbook in seconds, as opposed to standing in a queue at a store.

Tamir Shklaz, inventor and UCT student

We think we're going to unlock a lot of unused resources in terms of people previously weren't selling their textbooks.

Tamir Shklaz, inventor and UCT student

Visit Quillo to learn more.

Take a listen to the inspiration and process behind the app:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : UCT student builds mobile app to deal second-hand textbooks




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