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Ever since Android Gingerbread was launched, Apple was quite clear about Google’s intention to take a lot away from it, in terms of revenue and market. And while Apple chose to stick to the ‘iOS’ terminology, Google decided to play naughty with its magnum-opus, from the very beginning. Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and what not, Google’s Android journey has been quite ‘sweet’ so far. 2017 belonged to Android Nougat, 2018 to Oreo, and following the same tradition, what we now have, goes by the name Android P.


Google recently released an official notice about Android P early in March. And we must say that the changes are noticeable, in terms of both design and functionality. Now many of us may be worried as not many haven’t even received the ‘Oreo’ update yet, and fear we would be the one lagging among the peers. Well, to restore your confidence in a strange way, the word is that most of the existing smartphones, irrespective of the fact whether they are flagship or as your average workaday Android One smartphone, will not receive the Android P update. This is because:

  • What has been released of Android P, is a very early developer preview, mostly for testing purpose, and the release of ‘P’ may stretch to early or mid-2019. Just saying!
  • Android Oreo is still being rolled out to most of the phones out there, and according to ‘’, only 1.1% of existing Android Smartphones have received the Android O so far.

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Although the line of features that we see in the developer preview are quite definitive, we can expect many features by the time it is launched. The line of features that Android P’s developer preview flaunts, are seriously cool, and has once again, made it clear that Android isn’t going down easy against a mere bezel-less phone with Face ID.



So let’s take a look at what Android P has got in store for us, and what new features we are going to get with the ‘P’.


“The interesting thing about Android’s design is how little we modify the kernel”.
– Robert Love, Director of Engineering, Google

Not a very significant change for those who have a blind eye to design, but a lot for those with a knack for it, Android P has a revamped design that looks cleaner with round edges, and sections that are more defined. ‘Settings’ looks cleaner and more informative with colour coding for different sections. A major change, that yet isn’t functional in the developer’s preview, and would be useable once phone manufacturers start building hardware according to it, is the support for Notch. This design change would come in handy once the manufacturers start building bezel-less display and embed front cam, light sensors and other components in the light notch space provided. This is also a signal from Google to mobile app developers to start working on their apps in order to fit the future.

To make sure the notch goes well with the new UI, the control window that pops up upon interacting with the hard buttons like volume, power etc., now appears at the mid-right of the screen, instead of top.

The app icons and quick settings icon have been redesigned to have a round finish, unlike the Nougat or Oreo versions. The navigation buttons at the bottom also have been reconfigured to take less space, while not compromising on the functionality.

Rotation Lock

Most of the users have felt that rotation lock could be better, but not sure in what ways. But then, things have changed in Android P. What is different this time, is that you could turn on rotation lock in horizontal or vertical mode, and still get a quick rotation icon in the bottom left corner of your phone every time you change the orientation, which allows you to momentarily rotate the screen if you are viewing something in widescreen mode. If you choose to rotate the screen using the quick button, your smartphone makes sure that the effect of your action lasts only till you are using that particular app. In other Android versions, making optimum use of auto-rotate has always been confusing. But this time, well, Android P gives us one less thing to worry about.




Simplifying communications has always been the goal in all the Android versions. Up to Oreo, we reached checking out chat notifications from different people simply by slide opening notifications, and replying to texts directly from the notifications panel. Android P has gone a step further at improving conversations by allowing you to see the entire conversation thread in the notifications panel. You don’t have to go back to previous chats to get back into a conversation, unless you did slide it off the panel.

Another feature that brings convenience in chats on Android P platform is ‘Smart Replies’ in generic chats. Now you simply tap the smart reply options that pop up below the message in the notification panel and you are sorted.

Indoor Positioning

One of the hottest features that Android P brings to the table is Indoor Positioning in Google Maps. Most of the people are still unaware of this GPS enhancement, but if you think about literally, that is what it does; it can locate something, more accurately, with precision of up to 2 meters. This means you can find a particular store inside a mall, or locate a friend’s room in an apartment, and get pizza delivered at your door, without engaging in call with the delivery guy, every single time. We didn’t want to base this whole advantage over pizza, but it was crucial to help some people understand.

Android P achieves indoor positioning with WiFi Round Trip Time, which is a highly accurate technology for positioning.

Better Security

With Android P comes peace of mind for some who have always been sceptical that their camera, microphones and other sensors are used by applications to collect private data in the background to bring them proper ads. While others would just laugh about it, some felt their phones are being used as a tool to intercept their private conversations. Google solved this issue single-handedly by blocking access to inactive apps for using hardware and sensors in its latest Android version. This means if you are currently using WhatsApp, and Facebook is alive but inactive in the multitasking tray, Facebook cannot access microphone or camera or any other sensor that can possibly transfer the data to other terminals.

New Media Support

Google doesn’t like to stay behind, but then it would only take a step when it is the right time. Seems like the right time for Android smartphones to have new media formats have come, which hasn’t come too late from when Apple decided to do the same in its iOS 11 and MacOS Sierra release, late 2017. Android P brings you HEIF support for image encoding. High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) is a new file format that works better in comparison to JPEG, is faster to synchronize, and takes up considerably lesser space when compared to JPEG or other formats.

For now, this is what the developer preview offers, and we bet Google will unveil some new features in its official release. If you are an Android lover, the wait might be a little too much for you, but in the end, it seems it would absolutely be worth it.





2018 is here and how we wish we could tell you we have invented hoverboards, flying cars and robots to assist us with almost everything, like that in Back to the Future…… because we have not. But then what is relieving, and probably resurrecting for the geek class, is that we have unlocked the doors to the kind of future we have always been fascinated about, and we are almost there. How did that happen? Say hello to the augmented and fortified potential of mobile app development industry with bigger and better technologies. Although there still are many basic utility mobile apps that have been around us for a noticeable while because they are simply great in what they offer, the kind of real, concept and prototype apps we have seen in the late second half of the decade have had most of us wondering how we moved so fast. And at present, we have some great prospects in the world of mobile apps.

You must have heard, at least a hundred times, that “The future is smart”, but did you ever give a thought how that is going to happen? Are we going to witness some turnaround or probably some capsule that inflates into smart devices? Well, none of that is going to happen, because everything smart that we are going to experience in future, is going to come through the channels of something that is always with us, and is capable of connecting and integrating to other smart technologies living among us. By now, you probably have an idea that the ‘something’ we are talking about, is none other than our smartphones, and in 2018, these are the trends that will make smartphones, smarter than ever:

Internet of Things

Connectivity is what has brought mankind to where it stands today, and at the heart of it, sits communication. Isn’t that simple? Well, travelling through a complicated course of time and technological advancements including the digital ones, we have sort of returned to a more modified version of our roots i.e communications, with the concept of IoT. There have misconceptions about IoT, with some stating that it has something to do with automation, and some even spooked about how IoT is going to be the green signal for the robotic age. Although it is quite true that the robots will use the technology to collect data and upgrade their ever-evolving database to serve us better, IoT is a simple network that unifies different elements that surround us, through sensors and actuators. Implementations of IoT have already begun in most of the sectors; some of the major users of the users belonging from logistics, banking, manufacturing and a few more. The results that have been derived till now are quite productive, and indicate that we need more of a handy, 24/7 accessible and portable solution, which is more or less a mobile app. And as the need has been recognized, 2018 is going to see remarkable work in the field of IoT.

Car Infotainment Solutions

Who doesn’t love a car, especially when the car is more than just a steering wheel and a set of obsolete levers? Imagine how easy it could be for you if you knew directions to any place just like you know directions to your home. Or your car could read the pattern in the kind of music you hear to sense your mood and automatically suggest music. Well, that is actually happening.

Mobile app developers figured out the need to amp up the infotainment systems, since connectivity has become more than available. As a result, we have app distribution systems seeing new mobile apps for car infotainment systems that enable the user to do much more than just change music. Some of the major releases in the drive-assist segment are Android Auto, Automate and Drivemode that provide user with drive assistance to avoid jam-packed streets, find shortcuts, locate points of interest, control music, check real-time traffic updates and much more. For enhanced safety, these apps have made sure they include voice controls, so that you won’t let go of the steering wheel, or even some awkwardly placed steering-mounted controls. By far, from what Android Auto has delivered, the users, especially the cab drive partners, have shown a big thumbs up to these apps, following which, we are set to see developers working upon this, as at present, only few such apps exist.

Blockchain Solutions

Blockchain Solutions

People have long had a myth that is blockchain is a technology from some other world, and need specific, dedicated tools for its solutions to be developed. While that is partially true as a blockchain developer needs to understand the underlying concept of blockchain and basically how it works, the only thing that make blockchain solutions different is their integration with a distributed ledger based on a peer-to-peer structure, and even that may not necessarily be true in case of solutions build ‘around’ blockchain, and not on it. If you are also one of those who thought blockchain solutions would have a different interface than regular apps, or even a separate distribution network, you couldn’t be more wrong as many of the blockchain based apps are already available on Google Play Store and App Store. However, as there are more number of developers aware of the fact that blockchain is not a hoax, and has immense potential in offering worthwhile utilities, we are well on our way to finding more number of blockchain solutions in our native mobile app distribution platforms.

Instant Apps

Android has always had this one big issue of disk space running out, which results in slowing down of phone. Developers have been quite progressive about developing and integrating new technologies with mobile platform, but haven’t been successful in tackling the storage issues, until instant apps were invented. With instant apps, one can enjoy the same great android interface, without sacrificing disk space, as instant apps are temporary. They install on your phone right when you need them and leave it as soon you want them to. Other than Oreo Go and Go Apps, Instant Apps are also one of the most promising android solutions for low-end and entry level smartphones. In future, as Google plans to expand to untouched regions, low cost and less hardware-intensive options like Instant Apps, are going to sit at the core of enterprises’ strategies.

Previous year has laid a progressive path to follow for 2018, by welcoming a number of progressions in the world of technology. A reflection of which we have already seen in CES 2018. Apart from technology, what we can predict about upcoming years is that prominent enterprises like Google backing up the products of blockchain and personalized services, means we are actually moving towards a customer-centric approach.



WhatsApp is incontrovertibly one of the most popular mobile apps ever made. The entry of WhatsApp into mobile space was no less than a revolution as it totally wiped out the SMS culture from the face of earth. The second revolution it brought in was easy & embedded video calling, which enabled WhatsApp users to make video calls from the same application. This consolidated solution offered by WhatsApp also proved to be quite popular, and ripped a big share off the revenue charts of Skype and Google Hangouts. And now, with a new revolutionary app that provides business communication to entrepreneurs running businesses of any scale, with special focus on SMEs, WhatsApp has surfaced the third revolution, which it likes to call ‘WhatsApp Business’.

There is no doubt that this is a clear reply from Facebook to Google’s arsenal of digital marketing tools, which have long helped businesses around the world track their progress and grow in a streamlined manner. Facebook’s decision to take takeover WhatsApp in 2014 has shown Mr. Zuckerberg’s knack for making great business decisions, and this one truly paid off. How? Allow us to explain.

Facebook is a great tool to connect with the world. The way it has redefined meeting new people is just amazing. But then, is it that easy for a layman to operate Facebook? The stats say ‘not really’. Also, for a layman, Facebook may not be a very productive tool from a business point of view, as most of its productivity lies in the digital marketing side of the platform, which is too complex to understand for a commoner. So, in order to tap maximum number of people from across the globe, Facebook chose WhatsApp to be used as a business communication tool for the simple reason that WhatsApp is easy to operate and being used by people from all age groups, class, and profession. In simpler words, WhatsApp has always had that ‘generic’ reach among the masses, with a huge potential to be used in marketing spheres that largely rely on basic communication among its nodes, customers, and vendors. The result of a series of such realizations is the launch of WhatsApp Business, which is now available exclusively on Google Play Store.

WhatsApp Business is simply great, and its greatness is backed by the way it focuses on small businesses to help them save a lot of money on vague communication tools that don’t really do much. However, because WhatsApp Business aims to cater to SMEs largely, it is more of a basic tool. So let’s take a look on what team WhatsApp has done differently with their recent tool that people, especially entrepreneurs, have huge expectations with.

Interface & Experience

Now some of the users have complained, in the Play Store review section, of the same regular interface that is there on WhatsApp Messenger. But then they are missing a very important logic here; the point of keeping the interface just about the same is to retain the simplicity and what the world accepted WhatsApp for, back in 2009. Same goes for WhatsApp Business; everything from chat window to account settings has an easy flow, and a very comprehensive interface. In terms of look & feel, WhatsApp Business has included all the components from regular WhatsApp Messenger, and introduced a few more things like Business Profile, Automated Messages, Quick Replies and more. The app, all in all, has the same UX design.



Although one can hardly say if the app is different from its regular messenger version just by its outlook, WhatsApp Business has a number of features that can help businesses big time by establishing an always-ON communication system for their customers, some of the best ones among which are:

Business Profile

Business Profile is meant exactly what it literally means – a profile for your business that says everything about your business such as brand logo, title, business address, business category, business hours, email address, and website. To make it easier for customers to find your business address, WhatsApp Business comes with Google Maps integration for pinpoint precision. In the business category section, you can find almost all the important categories, and in case your isn’t there, just choose ‘Other’ from the list, and type it in. And because a business may have another website, and WhatsApp understands that, you can add another website in your business profile. However, adding a maximum of two websites is the limit here, which we expect WhatsApp to lift soon. In our opinion, Business Profile is the best free tools available in the market that lets you maintain a neat presence among your customers. Although the app is not meant to increase your reach, Facebook is already there to serve that purpose, which sort of completes a pre and post sales toolset.

Quick Replies

When you are managing a small business, you find that there are many things that are repetitive, and take a chunk of your time that you could have used otherwise. Well, WhatsApp Business addresses at least one of those issues, by allowing you to save generic and commonly used replies that a business owner would make to their customers. So basically, with Quick Replies, you can create of list of saved replies and even assign shortcuts to them. Let us understand this with an example. Suppose you send a generic reply like “It was a pleasure serving you. Please come back again” every time you serve a customer. Sending the same reply again and again to different customers would be sheer waste of time if, let’s assume, you serve a large number of customers in a day. So instead of this you just create a quick reply for this sentence and create a shortcut, something like like ‘/s’ for the same, which you can find inside the same section.

Greeting Message

Greeting your customers is a must, but don’t you think greeting a hundred customers in a day would be too hectic? Well, WhatsApp Business came up with a very simple, but uber-effective solution for this – an automated reply! Just set a greeting message that is sent automatically when a new customer pings you for the first time or after 14 days of no activity. Simple, right?

Away Message

The concept of an away message is also pretty simple; let your customers know when you are not available for service. This feature has two types of utilities: send a message to your customers every time you are away, or schedule a message whenever your working hours are over for the day. An away message as well is customizable and can be scheduled to whatever time.

So these are some of the features in the WhatsApp Business that make it easy for a small business to interact with its customers in more of an automated way. Apart from these, the app has all the basic features of the original WhatsApp, such as WhatsApp Web, Status updates, End-to-End encryption, Regular Chats and much more. But the launch of WhatsApp has left us with two contrary questions: Will the small business space accept the elementary nature of WhatsApp Business in business communication just like the world accepted the simplicity in its messenger, or will the team have to make significant changes to augment the app with a very technical interface, which just might feel more native to niche.

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Consumer Electronics Show – the most prominent and biggest exhibition for gadgets, electronics, cars and basically everything and anything that belongs from technology. Geeks and tech-enthusiasts from all over the world eagerly wait for the CES Global Event to try, hands-on, the most mind-blowing inventions, the impacts of which can be felt throughout the year. Needless to mention, the biggest tech-multinationals’ products and even the most innovative backyard inventions can be seen fidgeted around with by the visitors.

At the CES 2017, some of the biggest tech-giants came up with their crazy inventions to leave us in their awe. A mesmerizingly beautiful concept car by Toyota, a pocket-sized drone, a portable quadcopter, and what not; the CES event last year was pretty insane. But guess what, the stakes have gone higher at CES 2018, and this year’s tech carnival, from what we feel, is somewhat dedicated to smarter technologies that can be used in day-to-day tasks. Enough of the talk, here are few of the coolest gadgets from CES 2018 that absolutely stole the show.

HTC Vive Pro

HTC unleashed its reply to Facebook-owned Oculus Rift through its latest VR Headset, the Vive Pro. Talking about its VR capabilities, Vive Pro is simply breathtaking, owing to its 1400 x 1600 display per eye, and 615 ppi. With this level of detail and clarity, it is hard to believe what we are watching is virtual, as the wireless headphones attached to the headset breathe life into anything you watch on the endless display. And to make it all the way more real, HTC has made its flagship VR gadgets, completely wireless.

Razer Project Linda

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Although still in its prototype phase, Razer Project Linda by Razer – the world’s leading laptop brand dedicated to gaming – did something different this time. Rather than focusing entirely on gaming, they worked on Project Linda, which demolishes the boundaries among smartphones, tablets and laptops. This, it does, by carving a dedicated slot in an ultraportable Razer laptop that integrates the two, and brings the Android experience to the laptop on a tablet mode. All you have to do is place your smartphone in the slot, and enjoy the flawless Android interface on the laptop. But the best one yet? The laptop charges your phone while it is being used, so that you have more charge even when you are using your phone. Isn’t that amazing?

Sony Aibo

Are you a dog lover? Do you also fancy gadgets like anything? We know this could be dilemmatic for you and probably this question doesn’t even make sense, but what if you had to choose between a dog and a supercool gadget? Well, the good thing is Sony enables you to choose both, and choose one, simultaneously, by launching Sony Aibo – a robot dog with moves, playful attitude, a conscience for the family and one hell of a cute face. Much more than that average dog in your neighbourhood, Aibo is capable of adapting to its surroundings and develop cognitive skills over time, and comes with facial recognition abilities to differentiate among your family members. Sony has decided to launch the product in Japan, with quite an affordable price of USD 1740.

Passenger Drone by Intel

Intel never misses an opportunity to amaze you, and what could be a better way to amaze someone than introducing a volocopter, which is actually a passenger drone, at the world’s biggest tech exhibition! When it comes to AI-powered technologies, Intel leads the pack and there are simply no second opinions about that, as the confidence among passengers to trust a drone in the middle of the skies can only come from a tech pioneer such as Intel. VC200, better known as Volocopter that has an 18-rotor aviation system with a passenger capacity of two, was demonstrated by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, and we must say it was much better than that of iPhoneX Face ID.

Razer Mamba Hyperflux

It seems like Razer decided to go literal with its new wireless mouse at the CES 2018. But the gaming tech enterprise has done justice to the product anyway, as the Razer Mamba HyberFlux is as cutting-edge as a mamba is in its own domain (pun intended), and well, uses magnetic flux to link and transfer power directly to the device, which means no batteries, no cords, and no hassles at all. The magnetic flux is generated through the mouse pad that rests beneath the mouse to act as a source of power. However, the company doesn’t intend to lock you up in a room with what they provide. Therefore, Razer ships the Mamba Hyperflux with a Micro-USB cable that can link the device directly to a computer. Another trait that Razer users buy into when they make a deal with it, is beauty; the beauty that oozes out from below the mouse pad equipped with Razer’s trademark ‘Chroma Lighting’.

Hypervsn Wall

When it comes to picture, we began with 2D, took a little too long to reach 3D, and 4D, 5D, 7D, well they are just myths. However, we always had lot of hopes to see a hologram in real. At CES 2018, lots of expectations were met when Kino-mo unveiled its one of the greatest inventions yet – the Hypervsn wall. While some people found the wall behind projected image, a little too intrusive, majority had a consensus on Hypervsn Wall being the most cutting-edge projection tool they had ever seen. As per Kino-mo, after years of R&D and trials, the wall is finally a reality, and comes with two main components: Hypervsn Management System and Hypervsn Projection Unit. While the management system is responsible for projection, functions, and wireless connectivity, the holographic projection unit creates all the magic. According to the company, the projector can play up to 5 hours of video content, and is an extreme miser when it comes to power consumption.

The market of electronic goods is growing day by day, and is expanding into different domains, which is, at the end of the day, a clear indication of how people are becoming more and more aware about the changing technology trends. And more than 180k visitors arriving from all over the world at the Vegas episode of CES 2018 to check out some of the best innovations is a perfect proof of that.

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We have started taking things easier than ever, in a positive way, and the credit for that goes to the smart technologies that surround us. If you look around you; in fact, I think you must take a look around you right now. Are you looking? Do you see that smartphone that means everything to you, and that Amazon Echo, probably the only thing that listens to you (if you have one), and that MacBook with super smart gesture pad that lets you control everything with a few swipes and taps; all that is a result of some dead serious research & development that has been going on for years to spoon-feed you with information, convenience, and basically the power to do anything right from your comfortably messed up bedroom. And it is you for whom the biggest sectors are adopting these technologies, making them better, and serving you back with goods and services that match your preferences.

Amazon Alexa-powered Echo and Echo Dot have 15 million units corresponding to 75% market share of home automation systems, which makes it the number one home automation tool preferred by you. Another fact that would make you realise what tech-hogs you people have become is a claim by Google, in which it states that it has sold a Google Home/Home Mini system every second since 19 October 2017. At present, it is January 2018, and to say the least, the number of seconds that have ticked since 19 October is roughly 7.5 million, which clearly implies that Google Home has sold about 7.5 million units in hardly three months. Can you believe that?

Taking an advantage of the potential contained in the digital world, AI innovators dive deep down into the ocean of digital space in a lookout for treasures that vouch for a better lifestyle, increased productivity, ease of operations, advanced analytics and much more that we cannot imagine at this point, and neither can the innovators. However, if you are not the type who likes to stay in the dark, you can check out some of these technology trends for the year 2018 that are set to knock at our doors:

Total Home Automation

During the Consumer Electronics Show 2017, Amazon Alexa unleashed what it could, to make your life better by integrating into almost each and every electronic element in your house. It control your AC, controls your washing machine, your TV, your car, and co-ordinates everything through your smartphone. To compete with the existing home automation platforms, Microsoft and Google also have released their respective version of the same, which go by the name Microsoft Invoke and Google Home. What is even amazing is that these systems are fully customizable and can be paired with anything that has an electronic system, including our car’s infotainment system. Hence, it wouldn’t be a wonder if in a relatively short period of time, we would be able to start our cars and turn on the AC even before we open the door.

Welcome to 5G

Welcome to 5G -FuGenX

We need innovation, we need automation, but above all we need a structure that provides seamless connectivity to handle big data structure, overloaded servers, and distribution of information. We have witnessed the ages of GPRS, HSDPA, LTE, but these were good for just communication and had a little role in internet services. Even though these technologies saw evolution, but not nearly as big as 5G. Because 5G the girth of what this next generation network can deliver has been out of this world. 5G network is going to power bigger purposes like industries, big data, and advanced analytics. Making its predecessor LTE’s 50 Mbps look lame enough to be used anymore, 5G networks had the attention of the world when Samsung posted the speed tests, with results approaching 7.5 Gbps. This is exactly what we need to keep up with the next phase of industrial revolution that would contain automation in the nucleus, with the help of existing and evolving digital technology. Squeezing technology for its worth, 5G is empowered with the lowest latency of 1 millisecond, data rate capabilities reaching up to ideally 10 Gbps, superior bandwidth compared to 4G networks, and coherent support for IoT devices that are going to be a predominant affair in coming years, and also the most common medium through which we and our machines will be communicating. The world is already quite excited about adopting 5G networks and some of the major countries like South Korea, Sweden, Estonia and a few more have nodded to accept 5G by the end of 2018, while countries, like USA, Turkey, and India, will be adopting the tried and tested versions of 5G technologies by the end of 2020.


The reason why Bitcoin is often seen smashing its own records to smithereens is that people believe in controlling what they own. They don’t like to feel dummy owners of things that they have worked and paid for. And based on this belief, a huge number of blockchain-based startups are launching ICOs, and even raising funds according to their value proposition. It hasn’t been long since Ethereum Smart Contracts were launched and showed the world a new way to carry out business activities and exchanges. Ethereum Smart Contracts became hugely popular in a short period of time, and at present, most of the blockchain startups aiming to establish themselves in the business space, and also the ones that are aiming to build solutions for payments and remittances, are basing their structure on the foundation on smart contracts. As a result, most of the blockchain-based companies are going to provide solutions to our day to day issues with the use of smart contracts. Another great blockchain advancement we are going to come across in 2018 is augmentation of blockchain network by different companies with their very own tools. The Pandora’s Box that opened as the world truly adopted Bitcoin, brought investors and developer’s attention to what could happen when a blockchain doesn’t have a governance structure. In the light of that, some of the advanced blockchain startups have designed their own individual solutions to tackle the issues in blockchain networks. However, in 2018, we can expect to see a consolidated solution that can readily be adopted by blockchains around the world, to improve latency, throughput and issues branching from block size.


2018 is definitely going to prove positive for the technology space, because most importantly, 2018 has been left with a jet stream to move through, with technologies that are going to make their presence felt for years, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT being the most prominent name among them. Only something that everyone is curious about is how these ideas and techniques are going to interact with each, or will we have to wait for few more years until some tool for that is ready.



2017 gave us enough more than we anticipated in the technology space, and if you think that’s that, wait till you come to know about how deep 2018 is already into technology. And the best thing about year 2018 is that the advancements we have seen this year are from different fields and are quite significant if you look at the magnitudes of how they are going to affect the world. And as the mobile app development space is yet all but conquered, 2018 is already contributing a lot to the world of smartphones, which is quite apparent from what the list of evidences we have compiled to show you how much has already been achieved in 2018. Can’t wait to find out? Here you go:

CES 2018 showcases the ‘most promising’

CES is back, and this time the only difference is that the hype has went through the roof. And to say the least, the hype is real and the CES website vouches for it. More than 184000 people are already coming to interact and learn more about the innovations by more than 4000 technology-based companies.

Among the many events and presentations during the conference, latest innovations in some of the most trending topic are going to be discussed. One such hot topic is a smart city which is going to be discussed in detail by some of the leading personnel from the field of smart technologies. Concepts such as financing, energy consumption, cyber security, designing, and infrastructure in building a smart city are to be demonstrated.

The capabilities of autonomous cars have been partly clouded due to the uncertainty of their launch for the general public. But at CES 2018, one of the biggest taxi aggregators Lyft will allow visitors to ride its autonomous taxis within the event venue, which could be a good use case for the company.

Other than that, a new branch of IoT that goes by the name Internet of Life Saving Things will be introduced at the conference, which focuses on Internet of Things devices and network dedicated to healthcare sector.

Another one of the biggest highlights of CES 2018 is going to be the keynote by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on Artificial Intelligence.

Android Laptop?

Although we have had workarounds available to install Android OS on Windows hardware, it has sort of been a thing of developers or at least for those with a knack for technology. So far, we have had Windows hardware running Android, with glitches and compatibility issues at some point because there hasn’t been an official release. But with the release of ‘Gemini’ – a tiny laptop by developed by Planet Computers that comes with a full-fledged, 100% optimized, Android Oreo-based experience and has refined, or precisely, invented a new class of laptops. Mobile app developers are also quite excited about this as more and more people may demand these type of laptops in the coming years, which means the industry will see a rise in the demand for developers as well.

Also swapping roles with a phablet, big phones with 6-inch displays, and conventional laptops, Gemini comes with a 5.99 inch touchscreen, a keyboard, and weighs just 308 gms, easy enough to be carried in your back pocket. In terms of features, the laptop runs Android Oreo like a charm and if were having only a touchscreen, you would not be able to tell an Android phone from Gemini.

Chromebook + Microsoft Office = Efficiency

Chromebook + Microsoft Office

With the launch of Google Chromebook, Google’s plan to cater to the ones asking for more of a portable and fast netbook, has always been clear. Since its launch, we have seen Chromebooks being used for light utility purposes, and generally with people who are always on the move. But in 2018, we are going to see Chromebooks in the hands of a lot of android enthusiasts. Reason being; 2018 Google Chromebook comes with android app support, which means one can enjoy the same android apps experience on the laptop as well. Earlier, there have been android simulators for laptops that could run android apps, but then again, with glitches due to the obvious incompatible interfaces. Another addition to the features line-up of Chromebooks is Microsoft Office. Google has finally shook hands with Microsoft to provide its user with ultimate and one of the most popular office suites. It’s not there has been a rivalry between the two, but we think this should have happened years back. Whatever may the case be, the good news is Chromebook users will now be having the seamless MS Office tools.

Pack up for the 5th Generation network

Companies are gearing up for the 5th generation of mobile networks, which are being estimated to be ground-breaking in terms of speed, transmission and number of connected devices. As per experts, 5G would be able to support more than 10,000 devices at a time and could reach speeds up to 10 Gigabits per second. While the speed of 5G network is still under debate. Reportedly, Samsung tested its 5G network and the results were quite satisfactory at 7 Gigabits per second in a stationary device, and 1 Gigabits per second in a vehicle moving at 100 km/h. Among the early adopters of 5G, biggest nations such as US, South Korea, Sweden, Estonia, Turkey and Japan have come up to test and use the 5G networking. South Korea, Sweden and Estonia are the earliest among the six as they will absorbing the 5G integration in 2018.

AI-powered Guitar

Mentioning guitar in this article may seem too puny, but let’s keep an open mind to see how data science has spread its wings in each direction. OneManBand – a guitar manufacturing company – has developed a guitar that listens what the person is playing and uses artificial intelligence to build a tune in real-time that goes with the strings. According to company, the guitar is equipped with capacitive and inductive signal sensors to collect music and convert it to digital data to create a tune that resonates. The AI-powered guitar could be a boon for learners, and evidently, it is already quite in demand. However, you will only be able to lay hands on this smart guitar after it is launched in September 2018.

From what it looks like, 2018 is going to be grand for the technology space, with special focus on smart technologies. And with enterprises like Google, Microsoft, Tesla and more, playing on the front, we are bound to see some significant developments in the technology space. However, the more the technology space grows, the cloud of environmental risks hover over us. Hence, the need for sustainable growth is equally important here.

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The introduction of mobile into the marketing space has been one of the boldest steps in the field of technology, and from where we are stand, mobile technology seems to have penetrated the marketing space deep enough to become an integral part of it. Especially in case of small businesses, most of them rely majorly on mobile apps, and a little on the websites. This is why we have also seen a sharp rise in the demand for mobile app development companies. Mobile App Marketing, though a relatively new way of marketing a commodity, has become one of the most preferred ways of promoting a business digitally.

According to stats, more than 65% people prefer mobile platform over the other 35% that prefer website for making purchases. The gap between mobile users and website users will continue to broaden as a few years earlier, the numbers were quite far from being in favour of mobile app users.

Talking about 2017, the year has been good for digital technology, and has seen collaborations among technologies such as mobile app development, artificial intelligence, IoT and more. Among the hottest ones, mobile marketing has been one of the most highlighted topics in 2017, and we will certainly be seeing more trends in the same, in year 2018 as well, some of which are:

Accelerated Mobile Pages:

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) by Google are composed of three dedicated components: AMP HTML, AMP JavaScript and Content Delivery Network, which is optional, but could augment the performance of the AMPs greatly.

What makes AMPs stand out is their speed, loading time and the dedicated framework in which they load. A mobile website with AMP compatibility can significantly gain more leads due to faster loading times, and thus, also reduce the bounce-rate, which is one of the biggest challenges for small businesses.


Another innovative feature that has been mended with mobile marketing platforms is a Chatbot, which makes use of Artificial Intelligence to fabricate query-based responses. At present, Chatbots are being used majorly for customer support, but in the coming years, we can expect chatbots’ full-fledged introduction in an entirely new space in mobile marketing i.e shopping assistance. Although there are many apps like Flipkart, Myntra etc., which do utilize the logic of AI to make personalized recommendations for customers, the customer still has to navigate through the catalogue and make use of ‘filter and sort’ options to feed preferences into the app. In 2018, we may see better use of chatbots in the mobile marketing scenario where a customer can directly chat or talk with a bot that can take up customer preferences and display the suitable items in the chat window itself, from where the product can be purchased directly.

Voice Search


App developers have always focused on improving voice-based utilities. Voice search technology, in the recent years, has developed a lot, by the courtesy of biggest tech players like Apple and Google. Even though there are few apps like Google Assistant that do show product or service recommendations using voice search, the feature yet hasn’t adopted by most of the mainstream apps to deliver a flawless shopping experience. However, that doesn’t imply that this segment of digital marketing is dormant, as many Artificial Intelligence companies are working on Natural Language Processing and Voice Recognition technologies and protocols. One such product is Alexa by Amazon that comes up with recommendations using NLP algorithms to process user queries and come up with media content and purchase recommendations, with preference to the ones developed by Amazon itself.

Live and Interactive Videos

Since various social media platforms such as YouTube, Instagram etc., have started featuring live videos, marketing experts have left no stones unturned in exploring this possibility as well. And it seems like live videos have turned out to be quite a credible way of promoting a product. The reasons behind that is customers connect better with brands that engage more with them, and so far, live video marketing is the best way for a brand, big or small, to connect with their supporters. Also, in live video, the comments section is also live, which allows customers to solve their queries then and there, which helps a business build within their community.

Another interactive and innovative way of selling a product through media platform is interactive video, which is a form of clickable video. In this type of marketing, a video is usually shot in a fascinating movie-style with the products to be marketed features in the video. The video allows users to interact with the items present in the clip by letting them checkout the product details, price, and even redirecting to the purchase page. Since it is a relatively new concept in the world of marketing, developers are busy finding more ways of using clickable videos in mobile web, and integrating such technology with the mobile platform as well.

Native Advertisements

Native Advertisements have come up with a new innovative way of showing recommendations to the consumers from the same environment. For example – If a person watches a lot of sports video, especially the athletic ones, native advertisements are would focus on showing ads featuring shoes, track pants, sports T-shirts etc. These kind of ads explore a specific niches instead of targeting the entire market. As a result, the brand get more number of loyal customers, and the conversion rate is also quite high compared to other type of advertisements.

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The rise of digital marketing has unleased the real capabilities of the web. It has showed us that there are many ways we can use the internet in the best of our business interests, and mobile app development has played a big role in getting us acquainted with social media. Lately, popular social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, also offer tools that could help a lot in handling the market-related aspects of our business. But then, you don’t always need these tools, as sometimes just a basic know how of these platforms are enough to get your purpose served.

Now if we had to rate, YouTube will definitely come under the top three most popular platforms on the internet, and that is because it simply allows people to watch, and not just hear or read. Simply put, the potential of YouTube is huge in taking anything from rags to riches. UAE, as matter of fact, has come up with many successful YouTubers in the past few years, and it seems the culture is set to grow even more rapidly in the Middle East. Curious to know how you can leverage YouTube for your business? Here you go:

Content Quality

There is a reason why this pointer is on the top. No matter how good you promote your YouTube channel, if your content is not at par with the benchmarks other YouTubers have set, it is almost certain your channel would not bring in profit. However, there are two ways you can avoid that from happening: first, create content with utmost quality by ensuring that the video content should be captivating right from the beginning till the end. Second way is to create unique content. There is a good chance that your video will attract viewers if your content has something new to talk about. But then again, it needs to make sense. Content quality also encompasses factors like camera quality, audio quality, frame rate, resolutions available and more, which shall be optimized.

Regular Uploads

Some people would interpret ‘regular’ as daily, but that is not what we mean. You just have to give your viewers an idea about when you usually upload a video, so that they are left in the dark. Advisably, a video every week on a fixed day is good start for a new channel. Another way to misinterpret us could be that if even a channel uploads content once in a year, they are regular. Absolutely not! Keeping your viewers waiting for too long would not only lead to lesser views every time you upload a new video, it could also mean loss of followers. To let your viewers know that you have uploaded a new video, make sure you ask them in every video to turn on the notifications switch, which is a bell icon on your channel’s homepage.


Every time you respond to viewers’ comments, you build a sense of credibility among them as a real, tangible person. The last three words may sound stupid, but that is exactly how it works. But what if your channel or one of your videos has gone viral? How do you handle the comments pouring in from all directions? Well, you could hire someone for that, but do you really need to? We guess not! Just reply to the top comments, and probably highlight a few to show your viewers that you are actively involved on this one. For viewers, getting a reply from their favourite YouTuber, means the world.

Customize your Page

Many beginners on YouTube miss on this one but customizing the YouTube channel is quite important is you ask us. And also, YouTube has provided the channels with customizability options for a reason. Cover photo, which is probably the most visible component of your channel, shall be vibrant or at least resonate with the subject of your channel. On the lower right of the cover picture, you can also place social media links, to allow people to find you on other platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and more. On your channel’s homepage, you can suggest links people can follow, which are actually collaborations you made with other YouTubers in order to increase your reach; because after all, more reach means more profit. And yes, collaborate with other YouTubers frequently as it gives your content, backlinks. Other YouTubers usually collaborate if your page is credible enough; after all nobody minds flourishing in the media and entertainment sector.


Just like Google search engine, every time a user inputs a query, YouTube shuffles through billions of videos to show up with the most relevant queries. Ever wonder how it does that in case of YouTube when the content we are talking about is video? It uses partially the same mechanism as Google (after all, it is powered by Google), by checking various components of the video to verify the content relevancy in each case. And one of the most important of such components is description. Describing your video is like giving a boost to its visibility across YouTube. Video description is the section where you actually use keywords for SEO purpose. However, SEO through keywords doesn’t play a very big role in case of YouTube video, as there are other factors as well.

Categories, Playlists and Tags


Anything that is organized, looks good. But on YouTube, it means much more than that. Categorizing your content is quite important as YouTube sees it as an SEO parameter. To categorize your video, you need to select a category for the video right after you upload it. When you upload a video, look for a drop down list that contains a list of categories that you can select from. When it comes to search queries, playlists are very effective in helping viewers find the right content, and that is why, it is vital for your YouTube channel to have playlists. Putting a video in a playlist is easy, and can be done just like you set categories, right after you upload the video.

Another important SEO component on YouTube is tags. So when you say ‘tags’, the immediate thought that comes to your mind is of attaching something along with your video; and that is what exactly happens on YouTube as well. To insert tags, click on edit video, and find a box right below the description. Now the tricky part is that the tags you use should be relevant. For instance, if the subject of your topic is ‘Digital Classrooms’, the tags to be used could be – education, smart classes, distance education – and not – projector, video call, technology. We hope your catch the drift.


If you are creating quality content, putting tags, categorizing the video and using playlists, and still not doing well in terms of business, you are probably not reminding your viewers to take an action. Reminding your users to take an action is known as ‘Call-to-action’. Don’t forget to ask your viewers to share, subscribe, like and comment on the video. People usually do respond to your call as the acting upon it is not as messy as it used to be on a desktop or a Symbian phone; thanks to fast and user-friendly mobile apps. And make sure you make a call-to-action in every single video, because the more people would engage with your videos, the more recognition your business would get.

Upload a Transcript

Creating a transcript is a hard nut to crack, especially when the video is long enough to discourage you from doing that. But then, everything comes at a price. The best way to get your video noticed on YouTube is uploading a transcript that says pretty much everything that is there in the video. As discussed above, YouTube algorithms go through descriptions to check the relevancy of content. And in the very same way, they go through transcript as well. You can use keywords and relevant tags in the transcript as well.

Leveraging YouTube for business is one of the newest trends that entrepreneurs are adapting to. Almost every big enterprise at present knows the advantages of leveraging YouTube for better sales and customer reach, and also the disadvantages of not using it for the same, which in some cases may lead to lagging way behind in the race. The only thing that the 21st century entrepreneurs are now waiting for is absolute domination of digital marketing tools over conventional ones, which would be interesting to see when it happens.

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The name Amazon needs no introduction in the e-commerce market. It is undeniably the biggest e-commerce platform in the world. According to a report by CNBC, Amazon recorded a revenue of $4.58 billion in sales and $1.17 billion in operating income. With the growth of digital marketplaces, Amazon has shown some great year-over-year revenue growth, which was recorded to be around 27% in comparison with the revenue in 2016. What makes Amazon smart is that it utilizes its resources very well. According to Statista, Amazon currently holds more 300 million active customer accounts. Looking at the size of the loyal customer base, Amazon swiftly forayed into manufacturing and selling its own products like Amazon Prime, Games, Art, Videos, and a few more.

But the one that created most ripples in the market has been its cloud-based voice assistant that goes by the name Alexa.

What is Alexa?

The simplest definition of Alexa is that it Amazon’s response to Google Assistant, Siri and Cortana. A more detailed version of it could be that Alexa is a cloud-based voice assistant by Amazon, which couples with Amazon’s smart speakers ‘Echo’, Amazon Smart TV device ‘Fire Stick’ and a few more smart devices by Amazon.

One can activate and use Alexa on the smart speaker ‘Echo Dot’ for routine tasks by simply saying ‘Alexa’, which is actually a voice command to activate Alexa, or simply ‘wake word’. However, you can change this activation command to ‘Amazon’ or ‘Echo’.

A little about Echo Dot – Echo Dot is a hands-free smart speaker built by Amazon that acts as a medium for Alexa to take up and execute voice commands, just like Amazon Fire Stick does with the help of a voice remote. It supports a plethora of voice commands for voice interactions, news, making notes, playing your favourite tracks, podcasts streaming, making calls and sending text messages, and a lot more. To process voice commands, Echo Dot is equipped with Natural Language Processing algorithms integrated with a highly-accurate, inbuilt Text-to-Speech engine.

In a report by, it turned out that more than 24 million Amazon Smart Speakers would have been sold by the end of 2017. Alexa’s wide acceptance among the masses can be guessed by the stats that say Amazon’s Echo holds 71.3% of sales in smart speakers market in 2017.

The Need for Alexa

If you prefer convenience and time-efficiency in everything, Alexa could be a great companion for you. Technologies like Smart Home Automation, Artificial Intelligence-backed applications, and smart devices are being adopted by more people every day. According to Statista, the revenue of smart home entertainment market worldwide is $1.98 billion USD and that of smart home security has been pegged at about $2.58 billion. These stats may not directly relate to the adoption Alexa, but it projects the demand for smart technologies people are slowly getting accustomed to. And if we talk about coming generations that are going to be smart enough in managing time and schedule, technologies like Alexa are going to dominate the future, and at the same time, act as a liaison between advanced hardware and smart technologies like Machine Learning and Internet of Things.

Technology behind Alexa

Alexa has been powered by Amazon Lex – an AWS service by Amazon. With the help of Amazon Lex, one can create speech protocols for a desired application by using just text and speech. So you can say, Lex is quite smart and automated in creating logic out of ordinary speech and text. As simple it may sound, the technologies that back Lex’s speech recognition are Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), which are parts of the Artificial Intelligence service spectrum. However, for the developers Amazon has kept things quite simple as using Lex for technologies like Alexa and Chatbots, developers need to simply input the basic conversational data and the NLU algorithms can configure the desired response out of it. For a layman, this means better conversational interaction, real-like conversations and factual responses when needed.

Also, Amazon Lex comes with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda integration, which means whatever a developer creates, comes with pre-configured integration with other Amazon services like Amazon Cognito, CloudWatch, Mobile Hub and many more.

What can you do with Alexa – Applications

What can you do with Alexa – Applications

Applications of Alexa are somewhat confined to Amazon, for obvious reasons. But still, you can use Alexa for a number of things, such as:

Travel Plans

Planning a trip through websites and Online travel agencies is again so 90s. In order to quickly plan a trip with the help of Alexa, all you have to do is get a Kayak account, define your budget and say ‘Alexa, ask Kayak where I can go for _YOUR_BUDGET_’. Yes, it is that easy.

Play Music

Playing music on Alexa is as easy as thinking about playing music. All you have to do is say ‘Alexa, play music’ to enable your Echo Dot smart speaker to shuffle a playlist for you. If you are specific about the kind of music you want to listen to, just say ‘Alexa, play_TRACK_NAME_’ and the device will do the same in a blink.

Get a Cab

Currently, Alexa is configured for booking rides only with Uber and Lyft. In order to book a ride without even looking at your phone, just say ‘Alexa, ask Uber to request a ride’. You can also ask Alexa to check fare amount and travel distance of your trip.

Food Recommendations

One of the most unique things about Alexa is that it makes perfect use of Artificial Intelligence by recommending what you can pair up your food that you are eating, and Alexa would come up with a suitable response to make sure you have the best meal.

Finding Deals

Shuffling through Amazon pages and search filters in the quest for exclusive deals is so old school. With Alexa, you just have to say ‘Alexa, what are your deals’, and you will be provided with the same information. However, deals that Alexa would come up are meant specifically for Prime Members.

Make Calls and Send Texts

To use this feature, the person you are placing a call to must have Alexa integration with their landline phone. To place a call, you just have to say ‘Alexa, place a call to _NAME_’.

Amazon has equipped Alexa with quite a number of capabilities. From ordering food to placing calls, Alexa can do it all in matter of seconds. However, the tough competition it faces from equally big enterprises like Google and Microsoft, will need Amazon to keep up with the rivals. But then the way Google and Microsoft are expanding their AI services base, it would be interesting to see how an enterprise like Amazon, with e-commerce in its heart, would catch up with the changing digital scenarios.

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“The industry that was once meant to drive things, in now being driven by digital”.

Yes we are talking about Automotive Industry that is completely in the awe of digital technologies at present. And to say the least, mobile apps are one of the leading factors among all formats of digital that have affected the automotive sector for all the good reasons. Although there are other advancements in the automotive sector as well like Internet of Things, Location-based suggestions, and more, the base these budding technologies use to render the benefits to mankind is mobile apps. In case, you are not aware, which is perfectly fine, of how the automotive industry is harnessing the power of mobile apps, here is an eye-opener for you.


Automotive sector is aware of the mass reach mobile apps can attain in a short period of time, if marketed and optimized well. With that in mind, many car manufacturers launch mobile apps on mobile application stores for pre-booking and test driving options. While some of the companies build an app exclusively for the purpose, where customers can directly talk to the dealers to fetch desired information , others collaborate with popular mobile apps to offer purchase options. For example – one can use mobile apps like Cars India, CarTrade and many more, to purchase new or used cars.

At times, when a high sales volume for a car is expected at its initial launch, automakers usually route for mobile apps for pre-booking instead of older methods like ticket or token distribution which used to involve long queues of people outside dealerships.


As per a survey conducted by AutoTrader UK, car buyers spend 60% of their time looking out and researching for cars, and 46% of them use multiple devices to search for information. All in all, people surf the web a lot to find their dream car. In the past few years, we have seen mobile app development companies build apps like Car Wale, Instamotor, TrueCar etc. that have gained substantial recognition in the automotive industry as important marketing partners.

With the help of these apps users can get price quotes (on-road and ex-showroom) and also find a list of features to help them make informed choice while buying a car. Smart enough to comprehend the need of the market, these apps also include user reviews to help others know about the real-life shortcomings and strengths of a vehicle. And now-a-days, some apps even publish review-videos that are even simple to understand. Comparison tool is another feature most of these apps offer to compare among your favourite items in the wish list and narrow down to the one you find the most suitable. And when you are done finalizing that one car you want to have in your garage, these apps locate nearby dealerships to get you going in no time.

Dedicated Apps for Customers

Pitching after-sales services used to be an absolute challenge for auto manufacturers, until mobile apps development happened. Since then, it has been a smooth ride; both for the customers and the manufacturers.

Most of the major car brands found mobile apps as a means of effective communication with the customers and deliver after-sales services like insurance renewal, service & maintenance, spare parts purchase, dealership maps around the city and much more. Customers can book service session in advance, ask for emergency assistance, provide feedback on services and even read car manual in the app itself. Although the use of artificial intelligence is a relatively new concept in automotive industry, it is being adopted in quite an optimum way. For instance, the mobile app would keep a track record of previous service schedules of a particular vehicle and schedule, with customer’s permission, the next service schedule in due time.

In-built apps

The effect of mobile apps in the car industry has percolated deep enough to reach even the core of its innovations. Few years back, we used to have bulky GPS units for navigation that took a lot of space and were not even accurate enough. But with the advent of mobile apps like Google Maps, Apple Maps, Tom Tom etc. have transformed the bulky units into apps that work with great precision and are way more user-friendly in comparison. In terms of utility, there are apps in mobility sector that are gradually being adopted by car companies that want to introduce edge to their vehicle. Many apps that offer hands-free capabilities for calls, text and music are readily integrated with the car dashboard to enhance the driving experience.

Sales Volume


Although indirectly, mobile app development companies have increased the sales volume for many automotive manufacturers in many ways. One way to see it could be – through taxi aggregators. Mobile app markets have instilled, some of the major innovators, with ideas nobody could anticipate; taxi aggregation business is one such example. Apart from the great convenience for riders, taxi aggregators like Ola, Uber, Quick Ride and more, have provided people with an employment opportunity like never before. In order to work with Ola and Uber, one needs to buy one of the cars from the prescribed list provided by the company. Since it was found in 2010, Ola has put together a fleet of more than 350,000 and Uber India, which is a subsidiary of Uber, has more than 250,000 drive-partners in India. In the figures, we can clearly see how many cars must have been bought since cab aggregators have entered the market.

Another way to see it could be that many organizations also offer share rides, where people can share a ride with a person travelling on the same route. This also has encouraged people to buy two and four-wheelers in order to make extra income on the side. One of the most popular examples of share ride cabs is Quick Ride.

Maintaining Surplus

It wouldn’t be fair if, for this, we gave all the credit to mobile apps. Innovation in automotive industry took a new turn as integrating the sector with IoT and Artificial Intelligence became possible. Apart from many of its uses in physical applications like self-driving systems and sensors, artificial intelligence has benefitted supply chain as well in the automotive industry. But then again, the base for all these intelligent technologies is mobile apps, for now.

In the coming days, we can expect a lot to change in the automotive industry with constantly evolving digital trends. And a lot of these changes are being anticipated to come from apps industry. But then to assume that mobile apps have secured an immovable position in the market would be wrong up to an extent, as it is only a matter of time that more advanced future technologies would change the way automotive industry consumes digital services i.e through mobile apps.

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