Online learning app Sqillit lets you master arts, music and language with the help of your favourite influencers
Have you ever wanted to learn a musical instrument or a new language but dropped the idea midway because you couldn’t find a good place/teacher, couldn’t make time for your class or found it too expensive to sign up for the course?
Thanks to Sqillit, a week-old online learning app, you can now master art, music and even languages, with the help of video tutorials presented by masters in the respective industry. “I have always been passionate about arts and theatre and always wanted to learn new things. Having realised that there is no proper learning app or website in India to do that, I wanted to start something where people can just come and learn anything that they are passionate about or pick up a new hobby, be it guitar, or a new language,” says Prithvi Mani, who founded the app with his partner Atik Jain (29).
Apart from guitar and photography (by fashion photographer Mobin Kurien) courses, the app currently offers over 11 courses including Travel sketching (Ghana NB), Vocal Training, Keyboard (Maria Roe Vincent), Food Styling (Alok Verma), Fashion styling (Mehndi Jashnani), Make-up (Aishvarrya Suresh), Spanish 101 (Camila Boliver), German 101 as well as Taekwondo (Nithin Kumar).
“The app stands out from other learning apps because of its highly curated content. All the trainers are prolific in their respective fields and have a substantial following on social media (over 150,000 collectively) so that their followers are also interested in what they are doing. We thought that would be a good market for us to tap into if we have these influencers on board,” adds the 28-year-old law graduate.
The courses are split into episodes and are on a subscription basis (`249/course for one year) with an average of 20 episodes per course. “We have left the content part of it entirely to the content provider since we believe that they know exactly what to bring to the field. A food photography course, for instance, will include the teacher’s journey, different types of food photography, types of cameras as well as demos. Each episode will last up to 15 to 30 minutes,” shares Prithvi, adding that the team is working on adding a lot more courses into the library.
`249 per course
`999 to access the whole library for a year.
— Fathima Ashraf