Our motto is to help people travel cheaper, safer, together, and better informed. The together piece was missing for a while. Not any more. The latest cookie from our bakery, Kopa, is a ride-sharing app for people going to events. Isn’t it fun to have interesting companions to ride together to and from events? Just go get Kopa!
Anenth and Sandeep built the alpha version of Kopa during Yahoo! Open Hack Day. Thanks to Amarinder of Mobility Ninja, we launched the beta for the NASSCOM Product Conclave attendees. Today, we launch an improved version of Kopa for Droidcon and Wiki Conference attendees. We’ll keep adding interesting events to Kopa, so stay tuned.
Also, a hat tip to Indus and Rasmus for the inspiration behind Kopa.
Now coming to the obligatory naming story.
So, what’s this word Kopa? It’s Latvian for ‘together’. Is that an ideophone? Not sure. But, there’s a hack to make it one. We make this word acquire the idea of sharing rides. Try saying the following aloud, please.
Wanna kopa with me?
Shall we do a kopa on the way back?
Kopas in rickshaws make rides fun.
By the way, Kopa can be a contrived contraction of co–passengers as well.