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World is going Small and so should MobileApps

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: Digital Inclusion, Small Size Apps, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

When the feature phones dominated the mobile phone market, people needed just enough memory space to store their contacts, a few pictures, and maybe some audio files. But the smart phones changed the whole landscape. It was a change whose enormity is yet to sink in completely in the market and the market is yet to [...]

Made In India : Creating apps made for the Indian market

By | June 30th, 2016|Categories: Digital Inclusion, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Recently, while passing a KFC outlet, I was amused to see an ad in the window that screamed ‘100% Veg. Paneer Zinger!’ An ad that you are unlikely to see in a KFC window in their home country of USA. The irony that struck me, is that a franchise that gained its fortune on cooking up [...]

Adult Literacy Initiative Through Mobile Applications

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Digital Inclusion|

This is an age of “segmentation”, and as the marketing gurus call it – the “one-size-fits-all” strategy does not work. A company has written the script for its own failure if it does that. But segmentation based marketing strategy is never easy and as put very bluntly by Steve Jobs – “You can’t just ask customers [...]

3 Questions to ask before developing a future ready ‘Intelligent App’

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Ecommerce, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When the CEO of Alphabet (formerly Google) speaks about the future of technology, the world listens. In Alphabet’s Annual Founder letter, here is what Sunder Pichai predicts, “"Looking to the future, the next big step will be for the very concept of the 'device' to fade away…Over time, the computer itself — whatever its form factor [...]

Bringing Rural Women into the Digital Fold

By | May 21st, 2016|Categories: Technology|

There are clear signs of a significant demographic shift in the internet users in the last few years in India. According to a recent report by Boston Consulting Group, a large proportion of the new internet users consist of female, rural, older, vernacular speakers and the mobile phone users. This demographic shift means that there are [...]

Creating Value Based Apps for Indian Farming Community

By | May 10th, 2016|Categories: Technology|

Despite immense popularity of mobile handsets in rural India in the last few years with almost everyone possessing one irrespective of his or her economic status, there are certain issues that these users are concerned about, when using different apps on them. There are issues of language support by the phone, limited storage space, reliability of network connectivity as [...]

How true Digital Equality can make business sense

By | March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Technology|

The storm of opinions over Free Basics shows no sign of dying out – rather, it has intensified this week, with Marc Andreesen’s tweet criticising India’s  ‘anti-colonial’ bias attracting a lot of negative flak in Silicon Valley, the Twitterati and PR industry. I view the public controversy around Free Basics, as a good thing from the [...]

Millions of Feature phones to be left without local language support

By | January 25th, 2016|Categories: Technology|

“All feature phones sold in India must be compatible with at least one local language”, suggested the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DEITY) in a draft amendment sent to the Bureau of India Standards (BIS) this week. Since nearly 70% out of the existing 900 Mn phones in India are non-smart (feature phones), this can [...]

Hyperlocal: Building the ideal Hyperlocal solution (Part 3)

By | January 23rd, 2016|Categories: Ecommerce|

(This article is the third and concluding piece of a three-part series. Part 1 looks at the definition and benefits of hyperlocal business. Part 2 outlines the challenges and pitfalls in going Hyperlocal. Part 3 offers solutions and differentiators based on technology, that can give your hyperlocal business a head start, powered by Anant technology) To [...]

What are the challenges of a Hyperlocal business?

By | December 12th, 2015|Categories: Ecommerce|

(This article is one of a three part series. Part 1 looks at the definition and benefits of hyperlocal business. Part 2 will outline the challenges and pitfalls in going Hyperlocal. Part 3 will offer solutions and differentiators based on technology, that can give your hyperlocal business a head start, powered by Anant technology) In my [...]

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