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Digital Inclusion and the Dairy Farmer – mobile technology for social development

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Digital Inclusion|

I am sure many of you look forward to beginning your day with a piping hot cup of coffee or tea. But did you give some thought to where the milk in your tea or coffee came from? If you buy directly from a local tabela (dairy) the answer is easy. If you buy packet milk, [...]

Making India a Cashless Economy is now a reality

By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: Banking, Technology|

One of the issues we have all experienced first hand after the demonetization of high-value currency is that certain segments of the population struggle more than others in a cashless scenario. Small traders do not accept plastic – poor people do not have bank accounts or do not use them much – rural India requires credit [...]

Made In India – in 22 languages

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Digital Inclusion, Technology|

Just last week the Indian government made an announcement mandating support for Indian language on all phones sold in India from July 2017 onwards. Any mobile phone (smartphone or feature phone) sold in India after this date will have to support display of content in all 22 official Indian languages and provide input capability in at [...]

Making Mobile Apps For Digital India

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Press|

A decade back, no one would have ever imagined that KFC, predominantly a fried chicken food chain would ever include a vegetarian item in their menu. And not just include one, but advertise the same as the company’s USP as well. That explains the “100% Veg Paneer Zinger” ads in KFC outlets, quite visible in Indian [...]

Express Your Business in Own Language, says Anant Computing

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Press|

Express Your Business in Own Language, says Anant Computing Reduces the time and cost of app development, cuts marketing budgets The world of mobile applications in India caters almost exclusively to an English-centric developer and user base. The reality is that 700 + million Indians, who carry smartphones or feature phones, are unable to get the [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Press|

Published on 16th December 2014 on - Your Story With more than 80% of the China’s 885 million mobile phone subscribers using smartphones, the market is maturing and growth is slowing. Manufacturers and telcos are now focussing their attention on the ‘late adopters’ – from the rural areas and relatively less affluent provinces of the country, which [...]

Why thinking digital is equal to thinking vernacular

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Press|

Published on 22 December 2014, Your Story We have all been slow to realise the importance of digital local language content. 2015 will mark 20 years since the Internet came to India. In these 20 years, not even one Indian language figures amongst the top 10 languages that are used on the internet. Chinese does – [...]

Why thinking digital is equal to thinking vernacular

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

  Every marketer and ad agency knows that in order to engage with a mass Indian audience ads need to be translated into local languages. At least seven languages form a part of a pan-Indian media plan – Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada – and more, if specific states become important to a [...]

Expanding mobile payment services – the role of vernacular language applications

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Press|

Published on 13 JANUARY 2015 - Your Story With 90% of India’s 250 million Internet subscribers accessing Internet through mobile (source: TRAI Data, June 2014), it is inevitable that the mobile payments landscape in the country is heating up. There are more than 20 mobile wallet services in the market as per the RBI website. Typically, [...]

Bringing M-Banking services to the fingertips of rural India

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Banking|

Mobile banking services emerged as a tool to facilitate transaction of money for bank customers in developed countries involving domestic and international remittances, mobile payments such as merchant payments or payment of utility bills. However, in recent years, its scope and coverage has widened quite significantly. Mobile banking today has become very popular in developing world [...]

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