Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Now Book your Auto rickshaw on Phone/online in Pune and Banglore

Many of us heard about Telephonic /online Cab booking .but when you are going to book a cab to have to pay little more than a Auto Rickshaw fare.

Mukesh Jha and Janardan Prasad two IIT-Kanpur alumni living in Pune has started a innovative idea to develop smarter and more efficient commuting and travel systems within India.They have started a service where user can hire a Auto.Currently this service is limited to Pune and Banglore only.For Pune they have started Online booking.This is venture started underUbida Solutions Pvt. Ltd. with offices in Pune and Bangalore founded by Mukesh and Janardan.

According to website there turn around time is just 30 minute. The best thing I like is that you need to argue with auto wala for FARE. Fare will be charged according to RTO- Meter

1) Call the Autowale service by dialing (020) 66-111-111 if you’re booking in Pune or 8050-66-1111 for Bangalore
 2) Trips should be booked at least 30 minutes in advance
 3) A customer representative will pick up and ask for your booking details
 4) Mention where you would like to go, where you would like to be picked up from along with the date and time
5) The customer representative will confirm availability within the area and time
 6) Autowale will then use location tracking to find an auto-rickshaw within your area and transmit the trip details to the driver
    7)You will receive an SMS confirmation of your trip booking
    8) At the time specified the rickshaw will arrive at your doorstep or location specified
    9) The meter will be started at your pick up point
    10) On arrival at the destination, the meter will be stopped
    11) The fare will be calculated based on the meter reading and the standard approved fare card
    12) The driver will collect the fare


Monday, July 29, 2013

Buy Drinks Online

Finally some good news for Liqour lover has came. Now order liqior online using a website called http://www.letsbuydrink.com/ This website is innovative idea of
of three friends, of whom two - Dhruv Khandelwal and Amit Goel - went on to make the idea a reality.
According to Founder They said that "The market that we have selected was an untouched market by the internet industry... We really thought that this could work and the demand for such a platform is there in the market," Khandelwal told IANS.
Launched in April this year, the site currently has around 1,500 active members who can avail products from a wide range of imported liqueurs, wines, spirits, beers and non-alcoholic beverages.
The service is currently available in Delhi and Mumbai,and they are expanding to other cities

According to Founder they says "We are currently working on starting our services in Bangalore and Pune, which will be soon followed by Chandigarh, Amritsar, Hyderabad, and Kolkata," said Khandelwal,
The services cannot be used unless you're of legal drinking age, and you need to submit an age verification document.Their team in the field to manually verify that the person is genuine and check their IDs at the address provided by the customer. If found genuine, the ID is then activated

Delivery of the products depends upon the location of the customer from the retail stores. The delivery of a product can take anywhere between 30 minutes to a maximum of two hours for orders received before 9 p.m. for the same day."

Orders received after 9 p.m. are scheduled for next day delivery. However, for Mumbai, the last orders for the same day delivery are taken up to 10:30 p.m.


Friday, July 12, 2013

Urdu language Fonts and Keyboard Drivers for Android and Windows

Today Shri Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Communication and IT Urdu language Fonts and Keyboard Drivers” for different media. This has been developed under the program of Technology Development for Indian Languages Programme (TDIL) of DeitY (Department of Electronics and IT), these would be available free  for public use.
 Urdu Keyboard
Urdu Keyboard driver with enhanced INSCRIPT, Phonetic and Custom for Windows 32 / 64 bit Operating system The keyboard manager released in January  2007  for Urdu was based on Inscript Keyboard layout.  Now, the INSCRIPT standard has been enhanced to  make it compliant to latest Unicode standard 6.2. The new Urdu Keyboard driver based on Enhanced INSCRIPT, gives freedom to the users for creating content, write e-mail, chat  in Urdu using UNICODE compliant software. Urdu by nature is written right to left. It  is capable of handling these right to left (RTL) scripts on any existing UNICODE compliant application, running under language enabled Windows such as - Notepad, MS-Word, etc in Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 and above editions.User can download fonts from http://urdu.tdil-dc.in/

Using Unicode enabled web-content creation tools; user can also create HTML documents which can be published on the Web / Internet. The documents, letters and data created using it are UNICODE based. User can use the application to type in various layouts such as INSCRIPT / PHONETIC / CUSTOM by pressing either Capslock  /  Numlock  / Scroll Lock and can switch to English as and when required. The tool also comes with Virtual Onscreen Floating keyboard for click-typing or easy reference.
 Urdu Keyboard driver with enhanced INSCRIPT keyboard for Android platform
   On-Screen keyboard driver for Android devices, 3 layered  English QWERTY layer has been updated to support the English inputting. Thus English inputting is possible without a need to select the Android native English keyboard while working with Urdu. The basic prediction is now available for English inputting.
Supports Android version 4.1 and above
Downloadable from Mobile Service Delivery Gateway (MSDG) Appstore  or visit  http://urdu.tdil-dc.in/
Features of Fonts
Unicode compliant Open Font format for Naskh script – 12 numbers
Unicode compliant Open Font format for Nastaliq script – 1 number

The font is the first contact, which the user makes with an application on his screen, and largely it is the choice and attractiveness of the font, which makes the application visually appealing. The beauty and the aesthetics of a font are closely intertwined and are dependent on the font designer. CDAC, GIST has always kept these factors in mind when designing the font, which has maximal visual appeal and readability.
A total of 12 Naskh and 1 number of Unicode 6.2 compliant fonts are being made available to the public.
 Naskh : Naskh, though cursive, is linear  in nature. Each letter joins the next moving from right to left. The glyphs change shape according to the place they occupy within the word.
Strictly defined by norms laid down by tradition, the visual beauty of Naskh lies in the seamless manner in which each letter joins  the next letter to create a text which is as attractive as a visual drawing.
Nastaaliq :  Nastaaliq is one of the most complex scripts to design. Nastaaliq moves both from right to left and vertically from top to bottom with the “nukte” or dots conforming to a strict placement order.
Nastaaliq demands strict conformity with a specific grammar which has been honed and fine-tuned over the centuries.
 A well-designed Nastaaliq font as is shown in the Nabeel font designed by GIST C-DAC, has both a visual appeal as well as grammatical economy and correctness:


Convert your Video to GIF animation

Sometime there is need to have some video content to be displayed over webpage ,since the video content take more space and slow down that website  so there is an alternative to have video content in the form of GIF animation . I would like to explain some of Free tools that will convert your video to GIF file

1) Instagiffer
Instagiffer makes it easy to GIF directly from video files and online video sites like Youtube. It’s free, with no advertising or spyware!. This is currently available only for Windows user
Download version 1.32 (Windows XP/Vista/7/8)

   Create GIFs from anything on your screen…
    or open videos and Youtube URLs directly (comes with built-in Youtube downloader)
    Creates highly optimized but quality GIFs under 1MB in size. Perfect for Tumblr!
    Make cool 2x2 GIF sets
    Growing list of effects including sepia tone, oil painting and grayscale
    Add multiple text captions with custom fonts, durations and colors
    Use frame importer to combine two or more videos together
    Create bouncing loops
    Open and edit existing GIF files (handy for captioning / resizing)
    Create GIFs from a collection of static images

2) Qgifer

QGifer is open-source GIF animation tool for  for Mac, Windows and Linux. If you are making  short video demo or screenshot that is not more than 10-20 seconds long, consider producing an animated GIF image.It can create GIF file from your video files


Women Entrepreneurs on the Web (WeOW) Powered by Google

Google India is launched its Women Entrepreneurs on the Web (WeOW) initiative to help women entrepreneurs connect, grow their online presence and utilise Google products to launch and scale their businesses in tier-II and tier-III towns.

Women entrepreneur can  join this group to get access to training updates, interact with other WeOW members, and contact the WeOW team: http://www.womenentrepreneursontheweb.com/members
Any women entrepreneur can visit this website http://www.womenentrepreneursontheweb.com and signup  form and follow the instructions in the next screen to join the WeOW Members mailing list. Add our Google+ Page (http://plus.ly/weowindia) to your circles for access to training modules and notifications of hangouts and live training sessions.you can follow the updates of this community in GOOGLE+ at https://plus.google.com/104982808623113909525/posts . you can keep updates on Youtube as well at http://youtube.com/weowindia . If you want to keep update with latest update through mail then fill this form http://india.womenentrepreneursontheweb.com/signup

Also, bookmark this link http://go.womenentrepreneursontheweb.com for access to the training modules and add our Google+ Page (http://plus.ly/pooja) to your circles to get updates on live trainings and hangouts.

WeOW focuses on women entrepreneurs. "We tell them: 'Get your business online. We will build it for free'," says Rajan Anandan, managing director, Google India. Google estimates the number of women entrepreneurs in India at 1.3 million, more than any other country barring the US and China. "Imagine the impact these women can have on the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This is not just a diversity decision, but a core business decision," says Anandan.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Create Screen cast Demo using GIF animation

Animated GIFs can be used to make short software demos, help videos and everything else that doesn’t require audio narration. Here are FREE software that helps to an animated GIF may  for alternative to screen cast videos:

LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to .GIF (for viewing in web browsers, etc) or .LCF (see below). LICEcap is an intuitive but flexible application (for Windows and now OSX), that is designed to be lightweight and function with high performance.
In addition to .GIF, LICEcap supports its own native lossless .LCF file format, which allows for higher compression ratios than .GIF, higher quality (more than 256 colors per frame), and more accurate timestamping. If you record to .LCF, you can play back the .LCF files within REAPER (and/or use it to convert to .gif or another video format).

LICEcap is GPL free software, each download package includes the source.

Features and options:
Record directly to .GIF or .LCF.
Move the screen capture frame while recording.
Pause and restart recording, with optional inserted text messages.
Global hotkey (shift+space) to toggle pausing while recording
Adjustable maximum recording framerate, to allow throttling CPU usage.
Basic title frame, with or without text.
Record mouse button presses.
Display elapsed time in the recording.