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Godrej Hit launches app to track Dengue & Malaria

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MUMBAI: On World Mosquito Day (20 August), Godrej Hit launched a special drive to create heightened awareness around the need to download its mobile app, which is designed to deliver real-time info on dengue and malaria based on user’s location at vulnerable places.

While the app is available for download on Google Play store for Android users, it will also be launched soon on the iOS platform. 

The brand ran an app download campaign on 20 August on Twitter with the hashtag #HarKoneMeinDanger, which would help drive more app downloads and also create buzz about the impending risks arising due to dengue and malaria.

Godrej Consumer Products business head India and SAARC Sunil Kataria said, “As a category leader Kala Hit has always led the fight from the front against dengue and malaria by educating people about this threat. This has been achieved through innovative campaigns under “Kill pests Kill diseases” like sand art activity on beaches of Chennai and Puri last year.”

“Hit-Track the Bite is one-of-a-kind mobile app that intuitively provides real-time information on the threat levels to users basis their location. The app also provides precautionary measures required to remain safe. Spreading this information is critical and thus the app has a built-in feature that allows users also to alert their family and friends at the click of a button,” he added.

According to Kataria, Kala Hit would be embarking on a 4000 plus kilometers drive starting from Delhi with the objective of educating people about dengue. On its way to Bangalore, the Hit van will cover more than 20 cities and demonstrate how Hit - Track the Bite app can help them be informed and be safe from dengue and malaria.

LinTeractive senior vice president Sumanta Ganguly said, “Hit -- Track the Bite app is an offering that is unique in its approach. It’s the first of its kind that takes safety and precaution to the next level on the digital platform.”

LinTeractive unit creative director Gauri Joshi added, “Our vision to create a unique app that protects users from the ever-present risk of dengue and malaria has finally been realized. Given the increase in smartphone penetration, we are confident that the users will download and discover the many benefits that the app offers. With the app, users can stay informed and keep their near and dear ones safe from these diseases.”

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