Hungama.com Launches International Music Application

hungamaDigital entertainment company Hungama.com has launched a new app that introduces a loyalty feature which rewards users for every action on the app. Users can earn (and redeem) points every time videos are viewed or music is played/shared, or even by inviting friends or creating playlists. The mood discovery functionality of the app plays music to match users moods. This feature allows music discovery based on user preferences – Mood, Tempo, Category, Genre or Era. With this next generation application, the company seeks to change the way users listen to and experience music and videos across mobile devices.

Some key features of the app:

Audio/Video Streaming & Download: The Hungama.com app allows users to not only stream unlimited music, but also enjoy music videos. The app also allows users to purchase and download entertainment content on connected mobile devices. Music intelligence is another aspect of the app, with an add-on feature which brings interesting trivia and lyrics to each song with just a touch.

Mood Discovery: The mood discovery feature allows users to play with different mood options such as “happy,” “party,” “romantic” etc. The music lists discovered can be saved and replayed anytime, anywhere.

Loyalty & Gamification: It’s loyalty program awards gamers for every action on the app. Points can be earned every time a user watches videos, plays/shares music, invites friends or creates playlists. Once collected, the points can be redeemed to download and own content, movie tickets, autographed merchandise, gizmos and gadgets and dinner dates with film stars.

Artist Radio: With over 20,000 artists on Hungamas music application, users have access to a massive pool of their favourite celebritys music playlists via the “artist radio” feature.

Social Music: The ‘my stream option allows users to invite, share and connect with friends online through social networking platforms and initiate waves of interesting music conversations online. ‘My stream also allows music and personal playlists to be shared while users continue to pocket more ‘coins upon sharing with friends.

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The Hungama.com application brings an extensive catalogue of music tracks & videos with over 2 million songs from Bollywood, International, Telugu, Bhojpuri, Tamil, Malayalam and other regional content. The app offers a superior user experience – better & faster play of music and videos, beautiful imagery and a thorough, user-friendly search experience.

The application is available for free download on iOS, Android and BlackBerry10 platforms.

 

[Source: Businesswire India]

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All India Radio Launches Android News App

AIRThe All India Radio (AIR) has announced the launch of AIR news App – its Android based mobile phone application. The AIR news app was launched by Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari.

The official AIR News app brings users stories from AIR News network in India. Users will also get the latest news , national as well as regional from Prasar Bharati , India’s Public Service Broadcaster . With the AIR News Android app, users will also receive India’s regional news bulletins in audio form along with special news based programs for an enriching news experience. The Android device needs to be Android version 2.2 or higher to be able to run the app.

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Manish Tewari, Minister for Information and Broadcasting said, “This is a landmark step in the history of AIR broadcasting as live webcasting would give the public broadcaster a new profile as far as news dissemination in real time is concerned. This initiative would also enable the listeners of AIR to access the archives at one click of a button. With the use of social media, people can now access the content of AIR in any part of the globe. It would also enable AIR to keep pace with contemporary trends in the social media space.”

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PGi's iMeet App Now Available On Google Play Store

imeetiMeet, the cloud based solution from PGi that lets people meet face-to-face online, is now available in the Google Play Store for all Android-powered phones. iMeet’s new, native Android app lets users start and manage their meetings from anywhere in the world.

iMeet advances the online meeting category, bringing it into the modern workplace where more people are mobile and working remotely than ever before. The application includes an intuitive user interface, HD video, file sharing, social tools and much more. With this launch, iMeet now has a multi-platform presence, which also includes access via all market-leading web browsers, as well as apps for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and now Android smartphones.

iMeet lets people meet face-to-face online from anywhere, anytime–helping companies save money on travel costs while still being highly productive. iMeet is commonly used for sales meetings, recruiting interviews, client service, team meetings and more. The iMeet android app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and includes the following:

  • With Mobile collaboration, you can meet with up to 15 people anytime, from anywhere in the world.
  • Meeting controls let you control the meeting right from your phone. Start a meeting, mute guests, share files, chat and more—right at your fingertips.
  • Auto-Connect allows you to connect to the meeting with one touch, without any dial-in numbers or passcodes .
  • You can share videos, pictures, files or presentations with a single tap. Your files are waiting in the cloud, so you can access them wherever you are and on any device.
  • Safe and secure: iMeet gives you world-class security that you can depend on.
  •  It is available on multiple devices. iMeet is available on your computer, smartphone and tablet, making it a seamless transition mid-meeting from your phone to your laptop.
  • This multi-language app is available in English, German and Japanese.

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Twitter Announces iOS and Android App Updates

twitterYesterday Twitter announced updates for its iOS and Android apps along with its mobile website.  These updates aimed to facilitate content search on Twitter, can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store.

With these latest updates, when a user searches for important Twitter moments, they may see a Top Tweet separate from the rest of the results. This Tweet is the best match for their query based on relevance and engagement. To see additional Tweets from this time period, users have to tap on “View more from this time.”
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Some features introduced specifically on Twitter for iPhone and iPad are:

  • Tweets and web browsing: When users open a link from a Tweet in their timeline, they’ll see that Tweet displayed at the bottom of the app’s built-in web browser. This provides additional context to the page they’re viewing, and makes it easy for them to retweet, favorite or reply to the Tweet as they’re reading an article or watching a video. Users who don’t want to see the Tweet, can simply tap the page and the Tweet will slide away from view. By pulling up or down on the tray icon, the Tweet will appear or disappear from view.
  • Autocomplete: The autocomplete feature will help a user in keying a search or composing a Tweet. This feature will provide the user with  more hashtag, topic and username suggestions. Besides this, autocomplete suggestions for topic searches will be updated more frequently and feel real-time.

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CommonFloor.com Launches Android App

commonfloor-logoProperty portal CommonFloor.com has launched it mobile app “CommonFloor Property India” for Android. The app aims to help Android users to search and find desired properties for buying or renting and offers unique features like ‘map based search’ and ‘augmented search’.

The CommonFloor.com app brings many useful features available on the website now to mobiles and links them with GPS to make the entire property search experience hassle free and less time consuming. The app utilizes GPS to offer unique features like ‘map based search’ and ‘augmented reality view’. Using‘ map based search’, users can identify properties around their current location. This feature enables users to identify the exact location of a property with respect to nearby surroundings like parks, their office or their children’s school. Users can also move the map to identify other nearby properties with reference to a desired school or work place or any other landmark.

With the ‘augmented view’ feature, a user can point his phone in any direction and the app will automatically detect available properties in that direction in a specified kilometer range. This is highly beneficial when a user is out on the street searching for relevant properties in the area. Augmented view enables him to easily identify the available properties and filter them according to his needs on his phone itself. He can then directly contact the owners/ dealers who have posted the listing as well as gather details like size, cost etc. through the app itself.

Users can find a multitude of options in order to filter and identify the right property using the CommonFloor.com android app. A user can filter properties and projects on the basis of buying / renting, city, location within the city, type of property (apartment / villa / independent house / row house / plot), number of rooms, budget as well as size in sq. ft. All these filters, applied in conjunction with each other or independently, help property seekers identify the properties most suitable for them.

After narrowing down on relevant properties, a user can find out the details about each property, right down to aspects like amenities available, approvals issued by local authorities, banks that will issue loans for purchase and floor plans. The app also enables users to identify the distance of a property from nearest necessities like school / hospital / mall / airport / railway station and restaurants.

Users can also ‘shortlist’ and save their favorite properties within the app itself as well ‘share’ details about the same with their friends through e-mail. The app offers ‘directions’ to enable users to reach the selected property without any hassle. In case of specific requests, users can set alerts for property updates as well as post their requirements. Those who wish to sell property can publish the details of their property easily through the app.

The app is available for free download on Google Play store. Soon, the CommonFloor Real Estate app will be available on other mobile platforms including IPhone/IPad.

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Foursquare Introduces Three Major Changes To Its Android App Update

foursquareWith the recent update to its Android Application, Foursquare has introduced three major changes to the app. These changes aim to make it easier for users to find the best stuff nearby as soon as they open the app.

1. Foursquare has built a smoother search experience and moved Explore to the top of the home screen to make it easy to quickly find a place. Users can tap the search bar to find “nachos,” “Mexican,” or “margaritas,” or browse categories like coffee, food, and nightlife. Users can also choose the “Best Nearby” option when they tap the search bar to find top picks for interesting places in the area.

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2. Now when users open the app, they’ll see a map up top that shows friends who are checked in nearby, along with recommendations for places that they might like.  Users can tap on the map to expand it, and zoom around to see even more of their friends. The nearby friends has been moved to the top of the stream so it’s easy to get a sense of who’s around.
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3. Instead of three tabs at the bottom of the app, users will now have a drawer (tap the top left corner of the screen) where they can easily get to their profile, lists, and settings.
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Besides these, other changes include the check in button’s new home on the bottom left, a simpler way to add friends, and interesting insights every time users check in.

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SmartEdge Launches MyShopmate – India's First Mobile Application for Mall Shoppers

myshopmateHyderabad based startup ‘Smart Edge’ has launched MyShopmate, a geo-location based mobile application specially designed for mall shoppers and malls.

MyShopMate is a free mobile app on Android, iPhone & Blackberry platforms. It aims to enable shoppers to explore their favorite malls on their fingertips and check out the latest offers & events running there. They can also find out further details like brands, store locations, food joints etc. in those malls.

Commenting on the launch, Raj Kumar (Founder & CEO of Smart Edge – an alumnus of ISB Hyderabad & IIT Kharagpur) said, “We are delighted to launch our flagship mobile application MyShopMate – a one stop shop for all real time information a mall shopper is looking for. At the same time MyShopMate is redefining the conventions for malls and brands to connect and communicate with their customers. We have launched it on the Android platform and will be releasing iPhone & Blackberry versions soon.”

MyShopMate has already partnered with some premier malls in Hyderabad, NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore. The initial roll out of MyShopMate will cater to shoppers in Hyderabad and in next couple of months it will be rapidly rolled out for the Mumbai, Delhi & Bangalore markets. By end of next year, it will expand to other Tier I & II cities.

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TOI's Alive App Sees Close To 3.4 Lakh Downloads

aliveThe Alive App, has seen close to 3.4 lakh downloads since its launched by Times of India on December 13, 2012. The Alive App is the world’s first augmented reality application that’s available on five major platforms — Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows and Symbian.

To access the augmented content, TOI readers need to download the Alive application on their mobiles. Focussing the phone’s camera on news reports, pictures or ads in the newspaper (that carry the Alive logo) automatically fetches up related videos or pictures.

According to latest reports, the freeware app was downloaded by as many as 3.4 lac users till January 28. Reports also revealed that Alive augmented visuals released in TOI over the last 30 days have received successful scans ranging from 2.2 lakh to 11.0 lakh per day with an average of approximately 4.6 lakh successful scans every day.

Reports found that users spend an average of 2.4 minutes per day viewing content on their mobile phones.  Bollywood, Sports and National content are the three most popular categories that have emerged among Alive users.

The Alive App, developed in partnership with TimesMobile Ltd, uses the mobile device’s camera to recognize pre-loaded images from the newspaper and plays back augmented pictures or video connected with the particular image. According to reports, the app is a continuous chartbuster in the iOS app store, featuring among the top 100 in its free app category.

Alive App is available on select Android (version 2.2 and above), iOS (version 4.3 and above), BB (version 5.0 and above) and Symbian (version S60 and above) handsets.

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Times Mobile Ltd Launches GreetZAP

greetzapOn Friday, Times Mobile Ltd announced the launch of GreetZAP, a greetings and gifting mobile app. The app introduces new concept of Voice Cards, which enables users to record their feelings and emotions and send it to their loved ones through physical Voice Cards, which are home delivered.

GreetZAP primarily targetting the youth in the age group of 15-35, offers greetings for every occasion – be it anniversary, birthday or Valentines day. Currently the GreetZAP app is available to Android users and can be downloaded from Google play store. TML plans to offer the app to iPhone users in next few weeks.

GreetZAP  is free to download and it offers sending mobile greetings free of cost. The app allows users to send digital greetings to their loved ones. Users can use the app to send sms greetings or choose to send music greetings and voice greetings.

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Pinterest Introduces Latest Version Of Its Android App

pinterestVirtual pinboard Pinterest has introduced the latest version of its Android App . This update is now live and available on the Google Play Store.

With this new update, it’s easier to pin with other people on-the-go.

Users can now check out which other contributors are pinning to the same board as them, allowing them to spot those with similar interests. Users now have more control over boards. They can accept/ignore new board invitations or leave group boards that they’re already a part of.

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