Archive for December, 2011
Nextwave Multimedia , a digital multimedia Company based in Chennai has launched an interesting bowling game named ” Bowling Wizards!
It’s an interesting and fun filled game, so here is the story line,
The Wizard world is in crisis. Here the ‘Bowlons’ and the ‘Pines’ had lived harmoniously till the Evil Lord cast his spell on the ‘Pines’ who have taken over the land and enslaved the ‘Bowlons’. This is where the game begins, Gamers play for the Bowlons against the Pines in the fight to break their shackle and liberate WizardLand.
WizardLandcomprises, for now of the 2 islands, Airea and Ruins (with 3 more islands to be added soon). The islands are divided into levels, each level having distinct environment, with different game play. In each level the gamer has to knock down all the Pines. Packed with concealed surprises and magic, the challenges are daunting. The Pines and Bowlons have a mind of their own; the bowling alleys are mysterious and misleading, sometime zigzagged, sometime curved…..So intelligent strategy and clever game play is obligatory to win.
The Game is made using Blender 2.49 for the 3D models and Unity 3D game engine for the game development. Game was launched in Nokia Store, AppStore for iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch & iPads) Android Market, Mac AppStore, and Chrome store.
To know more you can log on to www.bowlingwizards.com.
Nextwave Multimedia has won several awards for their work, that includes four international honours:
‘Intel AppUp Developers, Grand Prize’ in the ‘most innovative app category’ for Comics Creator
‘Nokia Calling All Innovators 2010 Grand Prize’ again for Comics Creator.
3rd prize in ‘Nokia Calling All Innovators 2011’ for the mobile game ‘Hit 21’ Recently the Company has been declared as on of the ‘Legends’ of Intel AppUp.
A YourStory initiative in collaboration with Microsoft Windows Phone
So if you are a mobile app developer, here is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your talent. YourStory.in in association with Microsoft windows phone has come up with “Windows Phone App Challenge”, a great opportunity to showcase your Windows Phone Apps to the world. Whether you are an experienced App developer or a Newbie with a great app idea, YourStory will help you in developing and promoting your Windows Phone Apps and providing visibility, recognition and meaningful support that you may need.
So submit your Windows Phone Apps & App ideas and YourStory will act as a channel to get you access to the Windows Phone Dev/Expert team for Tech mentoring, workshops and any support that you may require to build and promote your App story! … And did I mention that every developer can win a Windows Phone and Rs.5000 worth of gift vouchers on submitting 3 Apps and just 1 app for women developers!
So here is an opportunity to build and promote your App Story!
For any queries, please call +91- 9986198806
Students, Individual Developers, Startups, Women Developers
It was interesting live tweeting the ESparks 2011, India’s first E-Commerce showcase at Bangalore. Here are some interesting images from E Sparks 2011
The Venue, Participants and Startups showcased
Now some interesting scenes: If Steve Jobs was alive!! TwoMangoes.com
Here is the list of Partners of E Sparks 2011
Sequoia Capital in India has invested in more than fifty companies during the past decade catering to the founders, families and management who have selected us as their business partners. With offices in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi, Sequoia Capital has a mixture of local experience and global ties. Sequoia Capital invests between $10M-$50M in companies addressing the consumer services, energy, financial services, healthcare services, internet, mobile, outsourcing services and technology markets. http://www.sequoiacap.com/india
The Windows Azure Platform is a Microsoft cloud platform used to build, host and scale web applications through Microsoft data centers. Windows Azure Platform is classified as platform as a service and forms part of Microsoft’s cloud computing strategy, along with their software as a service offering and Microsoft Online Services.
One97 Communication is a pioneer in mobile internet services for consumers in India. It has the widest and largest deployment of telecom application cloud platform. Thriving on innovation, One97 delivers mobile content, advertising and commerce services to millions of mobile consumers. One97 also invests in early stage mobile companies out of its initiative One97 Mobility Fund (OMF). The vision of One97 Mobility Fund (OMF) is to provide meaningful access for mobile-eco-system entrepreneurs capital, mentorship, industry relationships besides significant industry experience and wisdom.http://www.one97.com
Reasoning Global eApplications Ltd. is the unparalleled player in the space of Digital commerce in India. We focus on developing software solutions that enable retailers to leverage the immense capabilities of Internet and Mobile platforms as powerful customer acquisition, connection and marketing channels. Our matchless, easy-to-mange, multi-channel digital commerce platformMartJack empowers renowned Indian retailers. We do not believe in one-size-fits-all solutions, and understand that each business is unique and hence we made MartJack suitable for different scales of retail operations. Furthermore, we take pleasure in making retailers’ businesses strong through MartJack Exchange, a revolutionary key that gives access to a large customer base beyond their reach. The Statistics that stand by us: 200+ years of aggregated retail experience across the team, 3000+ online stores on MartJack, and 50+ partners. http://www.martjack.com/
txtWeb is a global platform empowering anyone with a mobile phone to discover and consume content/services through SMS applications that are free and available to all. While it is getting increasingly popular with users for being free, fast and without download hassles, it also provides a unique platform and opportunity to businesses and developers to make content and services available to billions through an SMS application. Additionally, it offers amazing value-proposition to startups and small entrepreneurs to mobile enable their business – they can take advantage of this platform which requires no infrastructure investment, is open and easy to build/deploy apps on, has no coding-integration requirement, and has no language dependency. http://www.txtweb.com
Print Bindaas delivers high-quality printed products in low volume for a great price. Their products range from business cards, stationary, brochures and flyers to invitations, calendars and many more. Graphic design and custom printing have historically been a hands-on, laborious process, for both the supplier and the customer. Through a revolutionary business model supported by patented and proprietary technologies, Print Bindaas fully automates the manufacturing of printing, as well as the way orders are created and submitted. http://www.printbindaas.com/
PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sportlifestyle companies that designs and develops footwear, apparel and accessories. It is committed to working in ways that contribute to the world by supporting Creativity, SAFE Sustainability and Peace, and by staying true to the principles of being Fair, Honest, Positive and Creative in decisions made and actions taken. PUMA starts in Sport and ends in Fashion. Its Sport Performance and Lifestyle labels include categories such as Football, Running, Motorsports, Golf and Sailing. Sport Fashion features collaborations with renowned designer labels such as Alexander McQueen, Mihara Yasuhiro and Sergio Rossi. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and Tretorn. The company, which was founded in 1948, distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs more than 9,000 people worldwide and has headquarters in Herzogenaurach/Germany, Boston, London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit http://www.puma.com
LetsBuy.com is an online retailer of consumer electronics, communications and computer goods from the leading brands in the categories. Owned by New Delhi based Digitail Management Services Pvt Ltd, LetsBuy.com was started in July 2009. It has seen exponential growth in a short time period and is now a popular online store in Indian Metros, tier 2 and 3 cities. The portal’s business model and partnerships with leading consumer electronics brands enables it to offer a wide range of products, and better deals and discounts. The online catalogue lists over 300 brands and more than 12,000 products. The e-commerce website is endorsed by leading brands as their preferred e-commerce partner. LetsBuy.com maintains complete control of the product-delivery logistics, ensuring shorter delivery time, thereby adding to the overall customer experience. In January 2011, LetsBuy.com’s parent company – Digitail Management Services Pvt Ltd – received $6 million VC funding from Helion Venture Partners, Accel Partners & Tiger Global. http://www.letsbuy.com/
To know more about E Sparks 2011 and to register, visit http://esparks.yourstory.in/
One of the highlights of E Sparks 2011 will be the interesting mix of exhibitors showcasing their products and services, here is the list of exhibitors
So if you want to know about the latest trends and developments happening in India’s E commerce space, don’t miss E Sparks 2011
To know more about E Sparks 2011 and to register, visit http://esparks.yourstory.in/
I have been associated with TED since 2009. I have also covered various TEDx events but receiving TEDxYouth Reporter certificate from TED was something special. This was in recognition with the coverage I made for TEDxYouth@Chennai 2011.
Here is my coverage on TEDxYouth@Chennai
Live Tweets about the event
Some of the Facebook live updates
I thank TED for the opportunity and for the recognition.
Here is the agenda of much awaited E commerce showcase,
Saturday, 17th December 2011 at Bangalore
09:30 – 17:30
09:30 – 10:00 Registration and Networking
10:00 – 10:10 Inaugural Note by Shradha Sharma, Founder, YourStory.in
10:10 – 10:30 Inaugural Address on “Investments in E-commerce” by Shailendra Singh, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India
10:30 – 10:50 Keynote Address on “Leveraging Technology Partnerships for Market Growth” by Vikram Bhatia, Head, Windows Azure Cloud Platform, Microsoft India
10:50 – 12:20 Panel Discussion on “How to grow and scale your E-commerce Venture” with
Shailesh Lakhani, Vice President, Sequoia Capital India, Sachin Singhal, Head Paytm, One97 Communications, Jeetendra Joshi, Vice President, Marketing, MartJack, Sanjay Anandaram, Venture Partner, Seedfund, Manish Maheshwari, GM & Global business head, txtWeb, Vijay Subramanian, co-founder & CIO, InfiBeam, Rajesh Nahar, CEO & Co-founder Cbazaar.in and K Rajinish Menon, Director, ISV & Cloud Strategy, Microsoft India
12:20 – 12:35 Session on “Customer & Revenue Growth through Web Analytics for E-commerce” by Sudhir R Patavardhan, Founder, SiteAnalytix
12:35 – 01:00 Tour the E-Marketplace; An array of E-commerce Solution Providers from all across India
01:00 – 02:15 Networking over Lunch
02:15 – 03:00 “E-commerce Workshop to achieve Scale” by Mekin Maheshwari, President, Engineering, Flipkart.com
03:00 – 03:10 “How to ensure technology success for your E-commerce startup” by Nitin Padmawar, CTO, MartJack
03:15 – 04:40 India’s first Top 15 “E-Sparks Startup Showcase”
04:40 – 05:00 Tea Break
05:00 – 05:30 Award Ceremony
To be part of this massive celebration of Indian e-commerce, you can buy tickets here.
Hotel Aloft, Whitefield, Bangalore
Varsha Adusumilli (+91 8861 445 879, email@example.com)
Chandan Raj (+91 99861 98806, firstname.lastname@example.org)
2012 is round the corner and how about making your own calendar? and on the process win gift hampers too? I found this interesting Social Media campaign on spiritzandmore.com, one of India’s largest lifestyle portal.
Make The Hottest 2012 Calendar! Now this campaign is all about creating a customised 2012 calendar. You have four themes to choose from i.e Party, Fashion, Celebs and Glam. Under each theme you have a set of images available. And here comes the best part, you can add three images of your choice, i.e it can be your personal images or from your computer.
Once you are done with selection of images, preview your calendar and publish. Now flaunt it to your friends & get the maximum votes to win the gift hampers. There are options to add comments on the bottom of the calendar, like any special dates to remember. So I went and created my Calendar. One more interesting stuff about this campaign is you can design a pocket calendar and once you submit your address, spiritzandmore will get it printed for you and send it to you, Isn’t that cool, to have a calendar with your image on the desktop?
Here is my pocket calendar and am just waiting for its arrival
So if you also want to create your calendar, you can do that by visiting http://www.spiritzandmore.com/mycalendar2012, believe me its great fun!!
Just tweet with the hashtag #esparks and the link http://www.esparks.in and win gift vouchers from Oxford Book Store worth INR 5,000 !! 1 randomly chosen tweet will win a gift voucher from Oxford Book Store worth INR 1,000 each which can be redeemed to buy Books, Music, Movies, Games, Gifts from Oxford Bookstores Main Branches or on their website. One winner will be chosen each on 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th and 16th December at 9PM IST. We will follow the hashtag #esparks and all the eligible tweets in the contest period will be assigned numbers in the order of the timing of the tweets out of which one random number will be selected for the gift voucher.
YourStory.in in association with Sequoia Capital is proud to present E-SparksTM 2011, an attempt to create a definitive platform for early stage entrepreneurs in the e-commerce space, in India.
People in any city can take part. The more often you tweet, more are your chances of winning.
NOTE: To be eligible the tweet must have the link http://www.esparks.in and the hashtag #esparks
Click on the below tweet links to take part:
Terms and Conditions
- Nobody working with Yourstory and its partners shall be eligible to participate
- Organiser reserves all rights to make change(s) and/ or amendment(s) to the existing Rules, at its sole discretion, without any prior notice.
- The outcome of the selection and/or the decision made by Yourstory regarding selection shall be final and binding on the Nominee(s) and in no event shall the Nominee(s) dispute the decision made by Your story and/or its employees in connection to the awards and/or otherwise.
- The Nominee(s) of the awards agree that he/she shall indemnify and keep indemnified and hold harmless Yourstory, its employees, officers, contractors or any other person in relation to any injury/damage/harm/loss suffered by him/her, in any manner whatsoever in connection with the awards and shall also not file in person and/or through any family member and/or any third party applications, criminal and/or civil proceedings in any courts or forum in India against Yourstory to claim any damages and/ or reliefs and/ or otherwise.
- The terms of these Rules shall be construed in accordance with the laws of India and in case of any dispute or any other matter arising in reference to the awards and/ or otherwise shall be referred to a sole arbitrator to be appointed by Yourstory and shall be governed by the provisions of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, amended from time to time. The venue for arbitration shall be Mumbai and the same shall be conducted in English language. The costs, charges and expenses in connection to arbitration shall be solely borne by the Nominee(s) disputing the same.
- ESparks is the the flagship brand of YourStory and in no way shall it be represented other then what is available on this website