Category: Applications

Facebook introduces mobile recharge option for Indian Users

Facebook has launched a new feature in India that allows users to top up their prepaid mobile connections by using the same applications but currently, this feature is only available on Facebook’s Android application and that too for prepaid users.

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Uber is closing its on-demand delivery service, UberRush

On June 30th, Uber is shutting down its on-demand delivery service for laundry, groceries, flowers and just about anything under 30 pounds. The company has notified its users in an email that the company is putting end to its UberRush operation in New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago.

WhatsApp co-founder wants everyone to delete Facebook

Brian Acton posted a tweet, mentioning that his followers should delete the Facebook application. He quoted “It is time, #deletefacebook”. Later in 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $16 billion and made its co-founders, Jan Koum and Brian Acton a wealthy person.

Apple Maps includes bike-sharing feature in 175 cities

Apple has recently come into a partnership with Ito World to add a new bike-sharing data feature in Apple Maps in over 175 cities across 36 countries. This feature doesn’t tell you the number of available bikes or empty docks, It just gives you the location.

Instagram and Snapchat remove the Giphy sticker feature

Instagram and Snapchat both have removed their Giphy sticker feature after a user discovered a racist GIF could be added to story posts. According to the terms of services, users are not allowed to post content that is abusive, obscene, offensive, or vulgar.

Nintendo is shutting Miitomo App this year

Nintendo’s Miitomo is shutting down from 1:30pm IST on May 9 on Android and iOS. Miitomo will not allow you to access its features, check your messages, or use your items. Nintendo has mentioned that you can transfer your Mii to your Nintendo Account by linking it to Miitomo

Google launches Chrome 64 for Android Devices

Google has started launching Chrome 64 for Android devices. The new version contains site-wide audio muting option and is designed to limit malicious auto-redirects. Moreover, it also includes a feature for the security of sites with abusive promotional and advertisement experiences.

Wynk Music crosses 75 million app installations

Wynk Music has announced that it has crossed 75 million app installations across the world. The platform has a vast collection of music in 12 Indian regional languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, and Kannada accounted for a majority of the growth in the regional content.

Google Play is launching Audiobooks facility

Google Play has recently announced the launch of Audiobooks. The tech-company may provide discounts coupons and vouchers to the initial audiobook buyers to provide better services in future. According to the sources, Google is offering a simpler way to search and buy audiobooks and this can be a challenge for Amazon.

Paytm launched its Business App for Android users

Paytm launched its Business app for Android users. It provides registered merchants and business partners and also offers the ability to track payments, navigate through past transactions, and track settlements through a mobile app. Till now, this new app got 4.4 reviews from over 4000 people on Google Play Store.

Instagram launches ‘Active At’ feature to show last active option

Instagram will now start showing users when their friends are online or were last active on the network in the Direct Messages option. This is similar to ‘Last Seen’ on WhatsApp and ‘Active at’ on Facebook Messenger. it’s also testing a new ‘Type’ feature that enables text-only, written Stories on the mobile app.

WhatsApp launched Business App for Small and Medium Enterprises

Facebook-owned WhatsApp had launched a standalone app for the business purpose named WhatsApp Business. This app main focus of this app is to make business communication with customers more streamlined for SME’s on the popular messaging platform but currently, only Android users can make use of it.

Indian Premier League to be Live Streamed in VR by Hotstar

Star India made an announcement about its plans to live stream Indian Premier League T20 matches on its digital platform Hotstar in a virtual reality form. The event will be scheduled from April 4. Moreover, viewers will also be able to select different camera angles and choose from the available commentary languages.

Hike Total to allow users to send messages without an Internet Connection

Hike Total is a product that will allow users to access essential services like messaging, news and recharge among the group and relatives without any active data connection. This will be available from March 1 on selected devices like Intex Aqua Lions N1, Aqua Lions T1, and Aqua Lions T1-Lite as well as Karbonn A40.

Alibaba’s DingTalk enterprise chat app launches in India

Alibaba-owned platform DingTalk also took a step forward and revealed an English version that focuses on the small and medium-sized enterprises. Currently, the English version of this app is available in Malaysia. It’s also available on iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows operating system.

Google Play releases the best Android apps and Games for Q1 2018

Google Play has published the latest group of ‘Android Excellence’ apps and games. These selected apps are the top performing apps and games on the Play Store of this quarter. The list consists of 22 new apps and 16 games that managed to come under the top performing list for the first quarter of 2018.

Facebook is launching its local news platform : ‘Today In’

Facebook is planning to experiment a new feature in its existing app where it will provide brief information about city-specific local news, events, and announcements available on its platform. The company is providing their services in cities like New Orleans, Little Rock, Billings, Peoria, Olympia, and Binghampton.

Google Duo doesn’t require app to work on Android

Google Duo has been spotted on Android with new capabilities that let Duo users make calls to other users who do not have the app installed on their smartphones, this feature will only work on Android devices. Reddit users talked about it on the thread indicating Nexus 6P unit.

Google launches it’s payments platform : Google Pay

Google announces that the company is merging, Android Pay and Google Wallet into a single payments platform called Google Pay. the Mountain View giant is apparently looking to streamline operations, like Apple and Samsung are attempting with their respective Apple Pay and Samsung Pay platforms.

Apple acquires Buddybuild at undisclosed amount

Apple has acquired Canadian startup Buddybuild, a mobile iteration platform focused on building integration and debugging tools for iOS developers, for an undisclosed sum. The spokesperson from Buddybuild added that they will no longer accept any new customer to provide services.

New Smartphone App will locate people in areas without network

The researchers at the Universidad de Alicante in Spain makes it possible to locate people who are suffering from an accident in remote locations without a phone signal and where a speedy rescue has to be sent in an emergency to save lives of affected people.

Paytm crosses 100 Million Downloads on Google Play

Paytm announced that its Android app has become “India’s first payments app to cross 100 million downloads on Google Play”, which is a big accomplishment for payment app. The growth has evolved in the weeks after the Paytm app has received BHIM UPI functionality via Paytm Payments Bank.

Hike Messenger adds Social Features includes Bill Split, Voting to Groups

Hike Messenger recently added new social features for groups and communities, built within the chat interface itself. This additional feature includes the ability to vote, split bills, create checklists, schedule events with reminders, and the people can also play ‘teen patti’.

Google’s Launchpad Accelerator includes 4 new Indian Startups

Google announces four selected Indian startups for its hands-on mentorship programme ‘Launchpad Accelerator’. This batch consists of 30 Indian startups have so far joined the class. The names of those shortlisted startups are as follows: BabyChakra, m.Paani, NIRAMAI and SocialCops.