New Apps and Utilities Now Available in the KaiStore

 

Earlier this year, KaiOS Technologies shook up the feature phone market through partnerships with mobile industry giants like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and more. As we near the end of 2018 and fueled by our mission to close the digital divide, we’re adding a new wave of entertainment and utility apps to the KaiStore.

Productivity functions such as to-do lists and a QR code reader, combined with mobile gaming, help to round out what many expect from a modern mobile experience. Now, those without a smartphone can also enjoy these essential functionalities thanks to the KaiStore’s latest additions.

 

Utilities

 

QR Reader

It took some time, but QR codes have proven their worth and are here to stay. As the versatility of this barcode has always been exclusive to smartphone users, Kai saw an opportunity to bridge this digital gap by rolling out a KaiOS QR code app, inviting all smart feature phone users into this part of the digital revolution.

The benefits of QR code use have been observed in several emerging markets.

In India, for example, many businesses utilize QR codes for marketing and promotion campaigns. This means that companies can incorporate additional information — including a website URL, email, calendar event or business card — into QR codes. Consumers only need their device to decode QR codes and access the information contained within them. This makes it easier for businesses to convey important information quickly and efficiently, as well as improve customer engagement.

QR codes are also used across India to promote cashless transactions — many train stations are adapting QR codes for ticketing. This ensures a quick and seamless payment process for all passengers.

Furthermore, schools are using QR codes to improve school safety. Parents can be identified when visiting their child’s school by checking-in via QR code — which is embedded in their digital ID cards.

With all these valuable real-world applications, the QR app is a must for all smartfeature phone users. It’s also super easy to use. To get started, simply open the app, scan the barcode, and unlock the benefits.

 

To-Do

With the To-Do app, you can record events, reminders, and ideas at your convenience — from grocery lists to appointments and errands. Whether you’re a student, running a small business, or managing a household, the To-Do app will make managing your day-to-day activities much easier.

Through the To-Do app, you can boost your productivity and simultaneously give your brain a break by making use of the embedded reminder functionality.

 

Counter

This app helps you count anything.

Having troubles tracking your caloric intake, steps made, or how many visitors have stopped by your market booth? Counter has you covered. To get started, simply navigate to “New” and input the name a category that you want to count — people, cars, or calories — you name it. Then it’s a matter of counting the number up or down using the OK and Down buttons. You have the option to reset and delete categories, and there’s no limit to the amount of categories that can run simultaneously.

 

Crazy Eggs

Games are no longer the exclusive domain of computer geeks. Mobile gaming is a favorite pastime for players from all walks of life and are enjoyed everywhere, at any time.

In addition to providing entertainment, gaming also boosts intelligence and other skills according to research published by APA. Their findings even showed playing games may help children improve their problem-solving and social skills.

To ensure smart feature phone users can also enjoy themselves while giving their intelligence a boost at the same time, the KaiOS development and UX teams are always thinking up new gaming titles for the KaiOS platform. Crazy Eggs is one of their newest creations and now available in the KaiStore.

Crazy Eggs is a 3D title with several challenging levels, suitable for both children and adults. Players see a lot of baskets on their screen and must guess where the egg is placed. Initially you get a hint as to where the egg is placed but then, all the baskets get shuffled and figuring out where the egg is placed gets more challenging, especially when the speed increases when you reach higher levels. Be warned, this game will challenge your eyesight and ability to concentrate!

 

Do you want more?
More titles for the KaiStore are in the works: utilities, games, and other apps from third parties. If you want to be the first to know when a new title is released, then keep an eye on this blog or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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There are 130 Comments

  1. Robert

    What about Whatsapp? (I know that it was released for the Jio phone, but I cannot buy it cause i do not live in India)
    It is the only thing that i care about in a phone, and i see it as necessary for making the big step of moving out from android.
    Is it in development right now or not?
    Thanks in advance

  2. technical suraj

    Jio phone me kaios 3.0 updat kab ayaga pilz batao ore ka apps anabla ha

  3. daniel zambrano

    venezuela please

    • Kai Helps

      Hi Daniel, thank you for reaching out. We are working with OEMs (device vendors) and the delivery plans for devices, which generally include the store, are under their control. For more specific information, I would recommend contacting the device vendor you had in mind directly.

  4. Richard

    I would be delighted to move from my Samsung to an 8110 in the UK if I was assured that Whatsapp was going to be available in a short timeframe. Can you confirm this? Thanks

    • Kai Helps

      Richard, we cannot provide you with the exact timeframe due to our policy. However, you can check our updates on our blog and social media to keep yourself posted. We hope for your understanding here.

  5. Krapal singh

    How to jio phone new 3.0 update date and what 3.0 update gta game in jio phone

  6. Pablo

    Spotify is the app that make me move to KaiOS. Please, make happen.

    • Kai Helps

      Pablo, we appreciate you sharing your thoughts about apps you want to see in KaiOS. We hope to bring more apps and features in the future, so we hope you stay tuned.

    • Erik

      awaiting for Spotify to hit on the KaiOS platform, would make the device absolutely incredible.

  7. Dilkhush kumar

    i have need new apps

    • Kai Helps

      Dilkhush, could you specify which apps you would like to see in KaiOS? Also, what is the device model you have?

      • jacob.

        could you please add google assisent youtube google maps facebook and facebook messager and spotify i am using a alcatel MY FLIP model TFA405DCG i hope you can make these apps avilble my carrier is TracFone wireless and could you also make calldector and the tracfone my account app these apps would be great on the Kaistore. just got this phone yesterday it is just plain fast and by the way in the next update please put a battery percentage indactor right beside the battery

        • Kai Helps

          Jacob, it’s great to see you gathered quite detailed feedback and want to see KaiOS evolve into something more helpful in our modern-day usage. We will surely take this into account – our product team will look at your feedback too. Once the KaiStore is live in your country, you will have access to a variety of apps, including social media, instant messaging, navigation, streaming entertainment, and games. Please stay tuned to our updates. Thank you!

  8. Mr.Maduraikaran

    When will Opera Mini browser be available for Jio-Phone?

  9. Ben

    The most important app will be whatsapp. My nokia 8110 is still not in use till whatsapp is on kaios. Till that moment i will use my android phone. When will whatsapp be released?

  10. jio phone play store,vidmate,truecaller

  11. Bas

    i would like to see (nokia 8110)
    -whatsapp
    -telegram
    -(data) usage counters
    -user changeable shortcuts (turning on and off hotspot)
    -signal messenger

    • Momade JUSSUB

      Hi Bas,
      Good list!

      I’d second that list.

      WhatsApp is already available for JioPhones 1 & 2, albeit in a limited version (i.e. no calls), this might be due to a business strategy (eg. Jio already uses 4G for calls – VoLTE). This also means that: it should be relatively simple for the WhatsApp to port it to other KaiOS devices (they’ve a done the hard part already – creating a version for KaiOS), but without compromising their intelectual property.

      Secondly, there was already a version of Telegram for the FirefoxOS, so it should be possible to port it over to KaiOS, but it depends on the community, I think.

      I have no idea about the Signal Private Messenger, but it would be a welcome addition for me.

      Also, food for thought for the KaiOS team:

      In the past years, there were a lot of games released for the J2ME plataform and some were especially made for that platform and not released for any other platform.
      Most of these are forgotten now…
      You could create an emulator for it, make some agreements with game software companies in order to re-release their titles on KaiOS, taking advantage of this emulator, and making them profit all over again, lol. But, seriously, it could work, for all parties involved.

      Also, how are KaiAds coming along?

      Regards,
      Momade JUSSUB

      • Kai Helps

        Momade, we are delighted to see we have such a dedicated fan of KaiOS! We have forwarded your suggestions to our product team for a further review. Feel free to let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to share.

  12. Ashok

    My jio phone Version is old 2.0
    Why not update new verison 2.5
    JIO F61F

  13. Hello
    Will there be any functional navigation available?
    thank you for answer

  14. abbas

    jio phon me whatsapp video call option kab ayega

  15. Md shahabuddin

    I am using jio phone F41T but it does not support file manager and screen rotate why? When another model support both

    • Kai Helps

      Hi there! KaiOS doesn’t support screen rotation; however, we appreciate your feedback on this, we have forwarded your request to our product team. As for the File Manager app, it is generally supported in KaiOS. If you can’t find it in your app menu, we recommend reaching out to REliance Jio directly for more help on this: https://www.jio.com/en-in/selfhelp

  16. how do i open my kaistore account? so i can upload my created app and what is the process for same.
    please reply soon .

  17. Deepu

    Whatsapp me video call kab se hogi

  18. pampa chowdhary mondal

    when would come kaios 3.0 software update in jio phone ?

    • Kai Helps

      Hi there! KaiOS is already in its latest version – 2.5 Therefore, we cannot comment on any news or updates until they are live. Maybe, there’s something you are missing the most on your device? Please let us know 🙂

  19. Ashok

    i have not recive kaios 2.5 version in my jio phone and my model no is F61F and then flie manager also not recive so what i can do for recive 2.5 version on my jio phone….

  20. vinod singh

    kab ayenge application jio phone date

  21. Shaswat Singh Rana

    Can you please add a voice recorder app? I was suprised to see such a basic app is not present. Also, is KaiOS on JioPhone different from original KaiOS?

    • Kai Helps

      Shaswat, thank you for your suggestion – we have forwarded it to our product team. As for your next question, we are working with device manufacturers (OEMs) and in some cases, they will determine if a certain feature is implemented or changed. JioPhone devices have their own store – JioStore which is managed by Reliance Jio. If you are using a JioPhone device, please contact Reliance Jio directly: https://www.jio.com/en-in/selfhelp.

  22. Sebastian

    i seen videos in hindi ( a lot ) on youtube that explained ( in hindi ) how to install whatsapp on jio phones….
    So… i bought a Caterpillar B35 3 hours ago, rugged phone.
    Payed almost 9000 INR for the device… now i like to smash it on the wall because there is no possibility to install either whatsapp nor telegram… just bought a expensive phone with software thats almost worse than Symbian
    You get cheaper Smartphones running Android 8 on Amazon

    KaiOS sucks

    • Kai Helps

      Sebastian, thank you for reaching out and your honest feedback. WhatsApp is available on KaiOS in India and we’re working together with the WhatsApp team to bring it to other regions. Please kindly note that we don’t have a confirmed release date for other regions yet but we’re working to bring it to you as soon as possible. We are also working on adding more apps and features and hope they will be released in the near future.

  23. Damian

    Any plans for Line messaging app? Kaios offers an affordable alternative to smart phones so it seems a little absurd that something like the Nokia 8110 would release with no apps such as WhatsApp, Line, Viber etc installed or available. I’m totally lost as to the market you are trying to appeal to.

    • Kai Helps

      Damian, we cannot comment on specific updates and/or release plans. However, we are constantly working on expanding the range of apps and services we can offer you. As for WhatsApp, it is available on KaiOS in India and we’re working together with the WhatsApp team to bring it to other regions. Please kindly note that we don’t have a confirmed release date for other regions yet but we’re working to bring it to you as soon as possible.

  24. jio phone ma chrome browser kub aayga and jio phone ma instrailing sistam kub aayga

  25. When did your apps come to web like play store,windows.

  26. Riz

    When will India get kaistore in Nokia 8110. Please. Who made this phone without file manager?
    And 2GB ram instead of 4. Isn’t this a cheat?

    • Kai Helps

      Hi Riz, in general, KaiStore and File Manager are available on the devices powered by KaiOS. However, we are working with device manufacturers (OEMs) and in some cases, they will determine if a certain feature is implemented or changed. We recommend reaching out to HMD/Nokia for more information about these features alongside with the issue about the storage space missing. You can reach out to HMD/Nokia via this link: https://www.nokia.com/en_gb/phones/support#contact-us

  27. surjeet

    how instal software in jio fone f90m
    how download software from net for jio fone f90m
    please help us

  28. pankaj kumar

    how can i download opera mini in jio phone f90m please help me

  29. sooraj,pkshss

    how to get paytm app in my jio phone?

  30. Please update my jio phone kaios 2.5 2 manth know not come please update.thankyou

  31. Don

    Hi, Is KaiOS already working with Nokia and whatsapp for a Whatsapp version for the Nokia 8110 4G? Definitly a must have to make it work for a lot of people.

    • Kai Helps

      Hello, Don! WhatsApp is available on KaiOS in India and we’re working together with the WhatsApp team to bring it to other regions. Please kindly note that we don’t have a confirmed release date for other regions yet but we’re working to bring it to you as soon as possible.

  32. Brandon

    Will Kai OS support RCS?

  33. abhinav jauhari

    i want an email app for phone so that i dont need a different phone or tab or laptop just for emails. I think if more apps are introduced migrating from smartphone is a better option. Well as of now i am using jio phone 2

    • Kai Helps

      Hi Abhinav! In general, KaiOS features an Email app. However, it may be changed or left out due to our partnerships with the device manufacturers. As much as we’d love to help regarding the variety of apps, the content of the app store (JioStore) on JioPhones is determined by Reliance Jio. If you have questions regarding apps or if you would like to request an app, we recommend contacting Reliance Jio directly via this link: https://www.jio.com/en-in/selfhelp.

  34. Janusz Olejniczak

    Hi. Any chance for Block Call app? Or something like this? Greetings from Poland

    • Kai Helps

      Hi Janusz, we appreciate your suggestion. It can be a great addition to the KaiOS! We have forwarded it to our product team so that they can take into account. Feel free to let us know if any other comments arise 🙂

  35. piyush sutrakar

    mere jio phone me kaios 2.5 nahi aya hai mera modal F81e hai phone

  36. I think KaiOS need at least one messenger that can text messaging and voice call (VOIP). Whatsapp or any other messenger.

    • Kai Helps

      Hi Heru, we totally agree! By the way, WhatsApp is already available for the KaiOS devices in India. We are working with the WhatsApp team to introduce it to the other regions, but we don’t have a set release date yet. We hope you stay tuned for the updates 🙂

  37. Kacper

    Hi, do you have any plan to add Telegram (https://telegram.org/) to KaiStore?

  38. Sajjad

    Please update version of nokia 8110 4g in this time i have 12 version please update the version (Please Reply)

    • Kai Helps

      Sajjad, is there anything specific you need with a new update? Perhaps, you could specify if there are any performance issues? We look forward to hearing from you.

      • Sajjad

        yes we need new update because in this version the file manager is not available and you not upload apps in store you upload only games. i am from pakistan. please work on my request. Please Reply immediately. Thanks

        • Kai Helps

          Sajjad, we are aware that there are not many apps at the moment, but you will have access to a variety of apps, including social media, instant messaging, navigation, streaming entertainment, and games in the near future. We are working every day to extend the range of apps we can provide to you and hope for your understanding during this time.

          Speaking of the File manager, it is supported in KaiOS. However, we work with OEMs – the device manufacturers – which may change or exclude some baseline features. In this case, we recommend reaching to HMD/Nokia directly: https://www.nokia.com/en_gb/phones/support#contact-us

          • Sajjad

            Sir in the apps, is you also upload: uc browser, zapya, whatsapp, facebook and mx player and please also make download option in youtube and upload a photo editing app and live tv app. Please Reply Thanks

          • Kai Helps

            Thank you for the suggestions, Sajjad! We have forwarded them to our product team. If there’s anything else you would like to let us know, feel free to reach out to us any time. Take care!

  39. krishnan

    How to install whatsapp on 8110, without Jio SIM? TIA

    • Kai Helps

      Hi Krishnan, WhatsApp is not available yet for any other devices without JioStore. We’re working together with the WhatsApp team to bring it to other devices and regions. Please kindly note that we don’t have a confirmed release date yet but we’re working to bring it to you as soon as possible.

  40. Elgin

    the VLC app would be nice

    • Kai Helps

      Elgin, we appreciate your suggestion. We totally understand the importance of such apps as VLC so we have forwarded it to our product team so that they can take into account. Feel free to let us know if there are any other suggestions you would like to share with us.

  41. i need v3.0 software update my jio phone f90m plz v3.0 software update because my phone is problam

    • Kai Helps

      Hi Shubojit, as much as we’d love to help, Reliance Jio eventually pushes the software update onto their devices. If there are any issues with your device getting a new update or any other questions regarding its performance, feel free to reach out to Reliance Jio directly: https://www.jio.com/en-in/selfhelp

  42. Ashish Kumar

    Hello sir ,we are waiting since a long time for the Jio phone software update of kaios2.5 but didn’t got till now. some of the model have already received this update in September 2018 but in jiophone F81E this update have not came please help sir

  43. Bishal

    What did jio give the chrome update on 16 th december?

  44. Bishal

    Can you make a (java emulator/j2me loader) for jio phone because java games (100-70%)better than jio games.

    Replay kar dena sir ku ke keypad main likh na main problem hoti hain

    • Kai Helps

      Bishal, thank you for reaching out and your suggestions. As much as we’d love to help regarding the variety of apps, the content of the app store (JioStore) on JioPhones is determined by Reliance Jio. If you have questions regarding apps or if you would like to request an app, we recommend contacting Reliance Jio directly via this link: https://www.jio.com/en-in/selfhelp.

  45. Bishal

    How long will chrome web browser launch inside jiostore

  46. rishan

    i think kaios is useful think.
    i hope it should be simple, desent ,
    lightweight,

    so don’t add junk please

    • Kai Helps

      Rishan, we are working on making KaiOS as lightweight and comprehensive as it may be helpful for our customers. More apps and features are coming soon, so we hope you find them useful in your daily web life. 🙂

  47. Abhi

    In which day castle magic ,danger dash etc will come to jio phone

  48. Abhishek

    When do we get instagram app in kaios devices

    • Kai Helps

      Abhishek, we are doing our best in introducing more apps and features to the KaiStore and KaiOS system as a whole. We cannot comment on any release plans or dates, so we hope you will stay tuned for our updates.

  49. Sajjad

    Sir why the apps are not come in nokia 8110 4G.

    • Kai Helps

      Sajjad, We are aware that there are not many apps at the moment, but you will have access to a variety of apps, including social media, instant messaging, navigation, streaming entertainment, and games in the near future. We are working every day to extend the range of apps we can provide to you and hope for your understanding during this time.

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