Saturday, 21 February 2015

ICCI launches" Pockets" Mobile Wallet App for Android Users.....Digital Banking Even through non - ICCI Bank Account....!!

                   Yes , You heard it right. ICCI Bank  has launched a new Mobile Wallet App "Pockets" that allows you to send or request money to any email id , mobile number , friends on Facebook and bank Account. The amazing part is that for these you can use any Bank Account (AXIS , HDFC , SBI etc) for your transaction. You are not forced for having an ICCI bank Account to use this App. The App is available on Google PlayStore for free.

The wallet uses a Virtual Visa card which enables users to do transaction to any website or mobile application in India. Customers can even request for a physical card to use at any retail outlet. The App is packed with lot of features you can use. you can book movie tickets , pay bills , send gifts  and split expenses with friends. Another new features that gains attension is that you can add friends to favourites and send  , request money from them , recharge their mobile plans and also send them gifts.You can also add a zero balance savings account  to the wallet , which would allow you to earn interest on your idle money. But for that you need a ICCI bank account.

Commenting on the launch , Chanda Kochhar , MD & CEO , ICCI Bank said , "Today's youth wants everything instantly , on the go. 'Pockets' addresses this need by allowing anyone to open an account on their mobile phone in an instant and start transacting immediately . We believe that 'Pockets' will help to shape the future of digital payments in the country . We at ICCI Bank , will continue to focus on innovations in Technology to offer unique propositions that are simple , fast and convenient."
Surely ICCI Bank takes a step forward to Digital India and People have started to learn these kinds of new features that they can perform from their mobile Phones.

You can even reach for their official Website with the link provided below

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Now you can send larger files through Whatsapp even Movies...!!

In the present scenario users could only send files upto 16 MB through Whatsapp but now they could send larger files even movies. The problem is fixed via a separate Application named Whatsapp Video Optimizer .

Basically what this Application does is that it compresses the video file , reduces the resolution or quality of the your video until it becomes to size acceptable to send via Whatsapp.
But the sad part is that at present this Application is only available on Windows Platform but surely would be available for Android users soon. This new feature is very easy to use and comes with options such as :
-   Convert single or multiple videos at once
-   Share video directly on Whatsapp after conversation
-   Record video directly from the app
-   Option to choose the encoding speed
-   Sufficient video conversation speed

It seems Whatsapp is working at the features that its other competitors like We Chat  , Hike , Line etc provide. But the fact is Whatsapp was always ahead in this game and it is making improvements in every aspect to maintain that spot. 

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Free Voice Calling feature finally comes to Whatsapp....Presently in Beta state...!!

Whatsapp finally started rolling out free voice calling feature to users in India , its second biggest user base after America. Other messaging apps such as We Chat and Line already gave that feature. Even Indian chatting app Hike had also announced the same feature last month. , Whatsapp still remains the most popular messaging  app among users across the world.
The thing to know is that ,  at present whatsapp is providing the free voice calling feature only on invite system basis , seems the whatsapp still wants to to test this new feature before giving everyone the access.

 The revelation comes from  a reader  on Reddit titled , "Whatsapp introduces and started rolling out free calling feature" submitted on 31 January under username pradnesh07. He also gave some screen shots of the new updated UI. He further added that the new calling feature is limited to "invite-users" only. He told that people can download the app from its website and not from playstore or any other versions circulated. He also said that , " the guy who sent me the invite confirmed that  it  works on other ROMS and othe OS  and in other countries. I am not sure about how the invite thing works as yet."
He also made a quick video and asked users to share it instead of bugging  him to send an invite as he himself doesn't knows how the invite system exactly  works. However , another person on the discussion said that , " I tried sending the call request  , the call went through but they aren't getting the new UI. Can some on Lollipop can confirm me that whether it works only on Lollipop right now ? Because i am not able to pin point this issue. Its not region locked either , tried with few Indians."

Whatapp seems to confuse the users , whether this new feature would be only invite based or only Lollipop updated phones could only use this new feature, Even the users who got invites are not able to understand this invite system. Hope so the company completes its testing with its beta version and gives answers to users and access to this useful new feature.