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Kochi: Come April and the Indian diaspora across the world will have movie infotainment in their hands via an easy-to-use app, Moviestaan TV, India’s first exclusive mobile TV. Announcing this here in Kochi, the promoters of the novel concept said initially the mobile channel will have news and content on Malayalam movies, which will be spread in phases into Bollywood,  Tamil Telugu and Kannada movies as well. In a function held here, Cine director Sibi Malayil released the logo of Moviestaan TV, which will be officially launched on April 14, 2016.

“The unique app, which is free, will cover the latest news from shooting locations, reports, trailers, songs and new launches. It will serve as a platform for launching short films too. Moviestaan TV will analyze, review and bring forth unknown facts, both ‘live’ and ‘video on demand’ formats. The endeavor is to pack in everything a movie lover would be interested in and want to know,” said Ram Mohan Nair, the Founder, and CEO, OM Ventures, promoters of Moviestaan TV.

This article was first published at newindianexpress.com

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How to Build the Ultimate Ecommerce App with Builder.ai’s Studio Store

Businesses all over the globe have gone digital during the Coronavirus pandemic

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The world of e-commerce is growing fast and businesses need to catch up. Pixabay

Not too long ago, NASDAQ predicted that by the year 2040, as much as 95% of shopping will be facilitated by ecommerce. Similarly, Shopify Plus estimates that by the year 2021, worldwide retail ecommerce sales will reach $4.9 trillion – a number that will now be amplified as a result of the recent events. The world of e-commerce is growing fast and businesses need to catch up.

For good or for bad, the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns have left businesses little choice but to go digital. Gone are the days when goliaths like Walmart would build ecommerce apps just to indulge a handful of customers. Today, it is either go digital or go home.  So, for all businesses looking for an ecommerce mobile app builder, Studio Store could be an interesting option.

Launched recently by Builder.ai with the goal of helping businesses directly impacted by COVID-19, Studio Store is a new range of pre-packaged apps – beginning with e-commerce and delivery – designed to bring businesses online faster and at a fraction of the cost of building from scratch. With Studio Store, Builder.ai is furthering its mission to democratize the software market by offering pre-built software for a fraction of the price, giving more companies than ever the opportunity to use technology to grow their business.

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Here’s how you can get an ecommerce website to flourish your website. Pixabay

So, if you’ve been wondering how to build an ecommerce app, then here are the key problems Studio Store solves with features that are most noteworthy:

  • Most apps take 6-9 months to develop, depending on the complexity. 

Unlike most ecommerce app builders, Studio Store ecommerce app by Builder.ai will serve the specific needs of businesses across e-commerce – such as flower shops, grocery stores and clothiers – and be delivered to customers in eight weeks.

  • Most app development journeys are complicated and take months of back and forth to just nail down basic feature sets. 

The Studio Store’s e-commerce app makes selling to an ever-mobile customer effortless, and retailers can showcase their goods with a scrollable carousel and offer a wide range of secure payment methods. The app includes features that will handle the soup to nuts of most e-commerce experiences.

  • For most ecommerce app builders, their job ends as soon as an app is handed over to the customer, with little to no customer service after. 

Studio Store by Builder.ai offers 3 months of free aftercare that keeps the app thriving and the cloud needed to run the app and scale the business.

  • App developers charge hefty down payments even before a project begins.

Studio Store is priced at a reasonable $500 per month and Builder.ai does not take any cut of sales or transaction fees (so you’ll only pay those charged directly by a payment gateway). Builder.ai only requires a one-month deposit at the beginning of the engagement.

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Studio Store is priced at a reasonable $500 per month and Builder.ai does not take any cut of sales or transaction fees. Pixabay

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  • With SaaS app builders, each customer gets complete ownership of their code.

The biggest drawback of SaaS applications is that the source code remains the same for all customers. In cases where new features are rolled out, they’re rolled out universally. But with Studio Store, the customer gets a copy of the code after 24 months.

All in all, if you are looking to build an ecommerce app online, then Builder.ai could be the best choice. You can check out the Studio Store for yourself by clicking here.

[Disclaimer: The article published above promotes links of commercial interests.]

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Build an App, Create a Website – Before you Start Your 1st Year of Engineering

Online learning can be very helpful for students while pursuing their careers

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One can opt for online learning to ensure that their career stays on the right track. (Representational Image). Pixabay

You have taken the first step towards building your career and choosing your profession but how to ensure that it yields the best result. What can assure you that Engineering was the right career option for you? What if we tell you that there is a way to ensure that your career stays on the right track and you are sure about what you would like to pursue. You could do so by opting for an online learning.

To begin with, what is online learning?

Unlike the conventional learning in a classroom, online learning makes the content available for students digitally. Students can learn online, anywhere and anytime. Instead of physical copies of books, e-learning uses visual content and gamification.

It is flexible and offers you the opportunity to create your own schedule and complete as per convenience even while pursuing other things. It is also affordable, and you could make the best use of your savings so far.

To help you understand better, we have listed a few projects you could work on along with the skills that you could attain through online learning.

  1. Build an Android app

With 2Bn+ users, Android is the most commonly used mobile OS. Apps are designed to let you access different information through it and the simplicity of it makes it unique and with wide-ranging functionalities.

You could opt for an Android App Development training. It would help you understand the various features of App Development and how it can be put to use.

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One could opt for an Android App Development training and build an app. Pixabay
  1. Create a website

Web development is the work involved in developing a website. It can range from developing a single page to the most complex websites. There are two kinds of web developer specialization: front-end developer and back-end developer. Front-end developers deal with the layout and visuals of a website, while back-end developers deal with the functionality of a website.

You could opt for a Web Development training. It would help you understand the intricacies and provide an in-depth knowledge of the subject.

  1. Build a game

Python has emerged as a shining star of the coding world while providing you with an opportunity to transform your imagination of creating cool characters in games into reality. It is an open source language and can easily be used by every programmer without any qualms. Being an Interpretive and Object-oriented Programming (OOP) language it adapts itself to the real world and works on debugging the codes without the hassle of a compiler thus saving time on refining the code lines.

You could opt for a Programming with Python Training. It would help you in understanding the building blocks of Python.

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One could opt for a Programming with Python Training and create a game of their own. Pixabay
  1. Develop system applications

It is derived from the C-language and since its inception, has been a top-performing language. Java is fast and efficient and because of which it is frequently used as an enterprise-level software or in complex business problems. It consists of Java Virtual Machine (JVM), which is responsible for converting the code and Java Runtime Environment (JRE), which is used for execution.

You could opt for a Core Java Training. It would help you understand the basic concepts of Java and Object-Oriented Programming such as arrays, methods, and

inheritance, polymorphism, classes etc.

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  1. Create an IOT project

Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical objects that are accessible through the internet. The objects are assigned an IP address and have the ability to collect and transfer data over a network without manual assistance or intervention. The connection thus formed helps in providing a flawless medium with each other to interact and yield the desired outcome.

You could opt for an Internet Of Things training. It would help you in building intelligent internet-connected devices and the intricacies of it.

With 60 Lac students graduating every year and only 8-10% getting employed, it is essential to start early towards gaining an in-depth knowledge and building your resume. So, what you be learning before you begin your engineering?

Courtesy: Internshala Trainings (trainings.internshala.com) an online training platform

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Now You Just Need a Gmail Account to Access Google Meet

Gmail accounts get Google Meet integration

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Users are not needed to download the app separately as they can now start or join video conferencing from their Gmail accounts. Wikimedia Commons

Googles video conferencing app Meet has arrived within Gmail accounts globally including in India and users can now start or join video conferencing right from their Gmail accounts and they do not need to download the app separately.

Google Meet is completely free and anyone with an email address can sign up and get started.

Users can see Google Meet on the left menu, with two options: Start a meeting and join a meeting.

To start a meet, just click and you will be directed to Google meet app, which will ask permission to access the camera and microphone on your laptop, desktop or notebook.

Once the permission is given, you are ready to start a secure meet with a Dial-in and a PIN which you can then share with other participants.

If you are joining a meeting, you need to enter the Meet code in a pop-up box and you are done.

You can plan video meetings and invite others directly from Google Calendar.

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Google Meet is completely free and anyone with an email address can sign up and get started. Wikimedia Commons

According to Javier Soltero Vice President & GM, G Suite, the tech giant has seen daily usage of Meet app grow by 30 times, with hosting 3 billion minutes of video meetings daily.

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“Last month, we were adding roughly 3 million new users every day. That’s why we’re expanding the offering to more people around the world,” said Soltero.

“Anyone can use Meet’s simple scheduling and screen sharing, real-time captions, and layouts that adapt to your preference, including an expanded tiled view—all built on Google’s secure, reliable global infrastructure,” said the company.

Meet app is also available for free at meet.google.com and on iOS or Android. (IANS)