GIKI’s incubation centre develops online shopping search engine
PESHAWAR: The Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute start-up has developed Pakistan’s first real-time online shopping search engine that is expected to prove very helpful for the people during the lockdown due to threat of the coronavirus, officials of the institute said here Friday.
The Catalyst GIK Incubator has been established with the generous support of the Directorate of Science and Technology (DoST), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Abdullah Soomro, Director Incubation Centre said that a start-up Shoppingum.com from the Catalyst, GIK Incubator has created Pakistan’s first real time online shopping search engine, with live tracking and filters that allow users to only shop from stores that are delivering during the lockdown.
Shoppingum.com is an online shopping search engine, which has more than 3.2 million products from 210 online stores in Pakistan.
The website is the biggest single platform that uses advanced data mining and machine learning algorithms to live track millions of products that are available on almost all the authentic online stores of Pakistan, he said. The other officials said that as the world faces a major crisis due to coronavirus and billions of people were restricted to their homes, health service providers were trying to cope up with the current situation. - APP