Kecilin Startup Develop Quota-Saving Solutions Called VPN+
Kecilin, a startup developed by Christopher Farrel, the 2018 Independent Young Entrepreneur Winner, has attracted attention again. The Kecilin application, which can save data quota when you have to access information from home during a pandemic, introduces Kecilin VPN + which can increase quota savings by more than 20 percent and is buffering free.
According to Christopher, this application is intended for people who are still having difficulty getting fast and affordable internet in all parts of the world. Minimize VPN + itself can be downloaded on Google Playstore with the keyword “minimize VPN +”.
“Internet problems, especially buffering, must be felt by network users, by only subscribing to 5,000 rupiahs per month users can experience the advantages of Kecilin, namely lower internet data consumption, faster loading and what’s interesting is Kecilin can access data without blocking,” said Farrel in a written statement, Tuesday (27/10/2020).
By using Kecilin VPN +, continued Farrel, people can access popular applications such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and even online games with up to 20 percent more efficient quota and faster connections. The special staff of the Minister of BUMN, Arya Sinulingga, said that the Ministry of SOEs welcomed Kecilin’s presence as a solution during the pandemic.
“As an entrepreneur who is assisted by BUMN, it would be very good if all parties support this technology so that this technology can continue to be developed so that in the future it will be more beneficial to society,” he said.
Has Products for Data Storage Savings
Apart from being an internet solution for the community, Kecillin also has B2B products in the form of APIs that can be used by companies experiencing problems with swelling data storage, expensive and long data transfers. With Kecilin API, companies can save databases, images, videos and documents without losing their original quality.
“The presence of the Kecilin Application is our response to the development of the digital industry, where it is certain that there will be an increasing amount of data that must be stored and processed. We are optimistic that Kecilin will benefit globally,” said Alexander Rusli as a shareholder in Kecilin.
In a pandemic like now, Kecilin is the only solution to stay active at home accessing various kinds of information from cellphones with high internet speeds, efficient quotas and of course anti-blocking.
A Data Compressor Application Made by Indonesian Youths
The Kecilin application is a quota-saving application made in Indonesia. Christopher Farrel Millenio Kusumo is the founder and CEO of an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that has focused on data compression for Kecilin internet since 2018.
Farrel, his nickname, has developed Kecilin since 2018. The man who was born on August 1, 2000, developed it with the support of investors and a prize grant for the 2018 Mandiri Young Entrepreneur.
Currently, Kecilin has 35 employees with 115 developers joining. The Kecilin application already has around 15,000 daily users. The app has also bagged 100,000 downloads on the Google Play Store.
Every day, Kecilin compresses approximately 115TB of data. “If you convert it, let’s say that 1GB is IDR 5,000, we have saved IDR 500 million per month for people who access the internet,” said Farrel. Based in Yogyakarta, Kecilin collaborates a lot with this digital talent from the City of Gudeg. Some of the digital talents also come from Malang.
While joining the Google project, Farrel developed a special compression algorithm on Google Photos. Working with Google, according to Farrel, the search engine giant is more process-oriented.
“Google pays attention to the programming process of everyone with whom it works, because every programmer has a different style, and focuses on how the program can be understood by others,” said Farrel. At that time Farrel also met an angel investor who encouraged him to develop his own algorithm.