Apps & Software

Kodak Moments App Seeks to Separate Precious Photo Memories

Kodak, a brand once synonymous with photographic memories, is creating an app meant for highlighting special moments such as birthdays. Kodak Alaris, the company behind the new Kodak Moments app, believes its app can separate precious memories from everyday snapshots of lunch and commutes on Facebook and Instagram. People annotate the shots they share with a few paragraphs of text. ... Read More »

Karnataka Government Says Seized 62 Uber Bike Taxis

The Karnataka government on Friday seized 62 two-wheeler taxis belonging to app-based cab aggregator Uber for violating the Motor Vehicles Act and continuing to operate without requisite permission. “We have seized 62 Uber bikes (two-wheeler taxis, uberMOTO) today (Friday) for operating illegally. We will take stern action against them (Uber) in accordance with the Motor Vehicles Act.,” Karnataka Transport Commissioner ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Pre-Owned Fashion Marketplace, E-Commerce Enabler, and More

A total of 23 tech startups got funded in this week, according to sector analysis provided by data tracker Tracxn. Our latest funding roundup compiles seed and late stage investments in firms engaged in e-commerce enablement, self-drive car rentals, B2B listings, and pre-owned fashion. Yana Mobile personal assistant app Yana has reportedly raised an undisclosed amount of seed round funding ... Read More »

Delhi Government May Soon Announce App-Based Bus Service

On the lines of app-based cab operators, the Delhi government may soon announce app-based bus service to strengthen public transport in the national capital. Contract carriage buses plying across the city will come under the ambit of the app-based service which may be announced next week. A senior government official said that the private contract carriage buses will be given ... Read More »

Nintendo’s Miitomo Hits Japan on March 17

Miitomo, Nintendo’s first mobile app, will launch in Japan on Thursday next week, the company announced via Twitter on Friday morning. The “free-to-start” app – which translates to inclusion of in-app purchases – will let you create an avatar through which you can communicate with your friends. You can use the front camera to give it your likeness, and then ... Read More »

Ola Quietly Removes Bike Taxi Icon From App

Transportation aggregator Ola has withdrawn the option to book bike taxis through its app. Less than a week of piloting its bike taxis in Bengaluru, the option to book a bike taxi is no longer available on the app. Uber and Ola had both announced the launch of bike taxi services on the same day, and had said that the ... Read More »

You Can Now File Complaints About Misleading Ads via WhatsApp

Consumers can now file complaints against misleading commercials by companies to advertising watchdog ASCI through mobile messaging app WhatsApp. Consumers can now WhatsApp the objectionable advertisement to +91 77-100-12345, from where the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) would lodge ‘suo moto’ complaints using this number. Consumers can send pictures of print ads, hoardings, packaging or screen shots of websites, ... Read More »

Line Gets Group Voice Calling for Up to 200 Users

Line Corporation, better known for its instant messaging application Line, has rolled out group voice calling to its Android and iOS apps (with v5.11), and desktop app for Windows (with v4.5). Although one-on-one video and voice calling have been there in the Line app for some time, the update now lets users voice call more than one person at a ... Read More »

New Smartphone App Could Help Prevent Heart Attacks

A cardiologist at Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket New Delhi has developed a smartphone app that can help people know the warning signs of a heart attack in advance and take corrective action. The “Heart App” developed by senior interventional cardiologist Rajeev Rathi has a small set of questions with multiple options. These are the questions that a cardiologist ... Read More »

Nervous About Walking Alone at Night? Add a Virtual Companion

I’m 25 years old and my mother still ends our conversations with “Make sure you text me when you get home.” Though I’m an adult, she still worries about my safety. And she’s not the only one. After an outing, close friends often ask that I let them know when I make it in. When we’re walking alone, most of ... Read More »