Mokabla gives users a way to compare two things at once. The website allows its users to create comparisons that are rated by the community. For example, users can compare two websites or operating systems and see which comes out on top. The site does not limit what can be compared. Any product, company or entity can be added to a comparison. The same item can also appear in multiple comparisons. Mokabla strives to be the “Wikipedia of comparisons.” Each comparison includes a list of criteria that is individually rated on an out of ten scale. The user can see how each item fared side by side. More detailed information is also presented, including images and descriptions and explanations about how each item was rated.
Mokabla was founded by former software investment banker Akshay Arabolu. At the time, Arabolu found it difficult to make side by side comparisons of various software products while searching for a new business venture. He decided that a tool was needed to make this process easier. The result was Mokabla, which is currently in beta. Mokabla is renamed to GetComparisons.com in 2011.
Mokabla gives users a very simple way to compare two items online. The website provides detailed information, with ratings for specific criteria and explanations that help the user understand the scoring. Users can post a written review of a comparison and/or give it a thumbs up or down to show their like or dislike of the entry.
The Mokabla website has a very well organized design that is full of character. The slate blue background is complimented by a pastel banner and brilliant orange elements. Even the logo has personality, with crossed swords making up part of the ‘k’ in Mokabla. The comparison pages use green and orange rating bars to show the results side by side. Below the bars, images and specific details about the ratings are found to give the user more details.
Visitors to Mokabla can check out current comparisons without creating an account. Some are presented on the homepage and a search bar in the upper, right hand corner of the website helps users find specific items. The website is currently in a beta status so open registration is not yet available. Users can request an invitation to beta by clicking the white “Request Invite” link just above the search bar. A pop up box appears and asks the user for their email address. After clicking the stylish orange “go” button, the user is advised that invitations will be sent out soon.
Anyone can request an invitation and join the Mokabla beta for free. The website does not require a subscription fee and no premium paid account is currently offered. It is still in beta so there is always the possibility that more content and features may be added that require a fee to access. For now, Mokabla is available for free to anyone who is accepted into beta.
Mokabla offers a fun, easy way to compare items online. Anyone who wants to obtain public opinion about two items can use Mokabla to see how each is rated. Mokabla’s features are also a fun way to compare things for entertainment. Users can see if their favorite software, brands or other items are just as popular with the online community.