M Governance – How it will help connect the Government & the Public better?

With higher levels of Smartphone Penetration in India in the recent years, M Governance will play a critical role in connecting the Govt. with the public. Thanks to higher broadband speed, public are able to access internet on the go. Several state govt’s already have apps to which provide a variety of services to public. Several central Govt. departments like Railways, Passport & others have very useful mobile apps.

With millions of mobile phones sold every month, the central Govt. should make it mandatory to have all the smartphones with pre installed Govt. mobile apps. The apps should be accessible across all the mobile platforms like Blackberry, android, windows & others. Also the Govt. apps should be available even on the low speed internet. This would help people in the rural areas where there is problem with high speed internet.

The astounding role of social media in the recent elections has also prompted the state Govt. to connect with the public socially. Social Media & Mobile will help in providing better governance. All the mobile play stores should have a government category with various Central & state Govt. apps.

The National Mobile Governance Initiative

Mobile Seva

Mobile Seva

Indian Railways Launches Official Android Railways App on Google Play Store – IRCTC Connect

Download Links: Google Play Store & Windows App Store

Indian Railways has launched their official android App on Google Play Store called IRCTC Connect. Users can use their existing login details to login & book tickets, cancel tickets, search & other activities on the app. This is a good move by the Railways as a large number of people have android smartphones & wiil increase the usage of the app. Earlier it was available for Blackberry app store. Going by the screenshots of the app, a right combination of color, navigation has been used in the app.

IRCTC Connect

IRCTC Connect

Reasons Why Your iOS app gets rejected by Apple

App developers have to develop the App as per the app store guidelines. With a long list of guidelines, developers often find it difficult to adhare to. Apple has released a list of top 10 reasons why your app is getting rejected. 58% are the top 10 reasons while 42% are the other reasons. More information needed & apps that exhibit bugs are the top 2 reasons for rejection. Apps that are in “beta”, “demo”, “trial”, or “test” versions will be rejected.

Common App Rejections

Common App Rejections

Yahoo Aviate Study – Android Users have an Average of 95 Apps Installed

Yahoo Aviate has released an infographic showing the Android usage patterns. The report is based on the anonymous data collected using the Yahoo Aviate users.

Some of the findings of the study are

1) Average Apps installed on device – 95
2) Daily Interaction with apps – 100
3) Average Apps used throughout the day – 35
4) Weather apps usage peaks in Morn & evening as people plan for their days
5) Phone & SMS are used heavily during work hours
6) Calendar usage peaks in the morning.

Yahoo Aviate Android Info

Yahoo Aviate Android Info

Micromax & Xiaomi reach No 1 Position in India & China respectively beating Samsung

Xiaomi has become the leading smartphone vendor in China overtaking Samsung in volumes in Q2 as per the report from Canalys. Xiaomi has 14% share in China. 8 Chinese vendors including Lenovo, Yulong, Huawei, BBK, ZTE, OPPO and K-Touch accounted for 65% market share & Samsung/Apple accounted for 18% of the share. Xiaomi has been able to make it to the top position with aggresive pricing strategy, MIUI software, services & creative marketing. Globally, 292.4 million smart phones shipped in Q2 2014, representing 23% YOY growth and 5% growth on the first quarter.

Micromax has become the top Mobile brand in India as per the report from Counterpoint Technology Market Research. Some of the findings from the report are Micromax became the leading mobile phone supplier brand in India in Q2 2014 with 17% market share. Micromax has also become the second largest smartphone vendor with a market share of 19% behine leader Samsung. Indian mobile phone market grew at 2% annually and the smartphone market grew at 68% annually.

Xiaomi

Xiaomi

Micromax

Micromax