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Doing Internship at Amiworks

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Anuvrat, who did his internship with us between May-July 2011, wrote about his Internship experience on his blog.

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July 21st, 2011 at 5:56 am

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Media Coverage We Received In Last Few Days

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Since we released Move2Picasa a week back, we have been covered by following media outlets

  1. Techcrunch:  http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/06/how-to-move-your-facebook-photos-to-picasa-soon-google-photos-in-a-flash/
  2. Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/5818743/move2picasa-exports-all-your-facebook-photos-to-google-plus-aka-picasa-google-photos
  3. PuneTech : http://more.punetech.com/punes-move2picasa-com-covered-by-techcrunch
  4. The Economics Times:  http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/move2picasa-and-googlefacebook-allow-users-to-move-from-facebook-to-gooogle/articleshow/9191456.cms
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  5. Technically Personal: http://techpp.com/2011/07/05/how-to-transfer-your-facebook-photos-albums-to-picasa-google/
  6. Read Write Web: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/move_your_facebook_photos _to_picasa_share_with_google_plus.php
  7. YourStory.in:  http://yourstory.in/entrepreneurs/tech-entrepreneurs/6331-move2picasa-web-app-to-shift-your-pictures-from-facebook-to-google-plus (added on 18/7/2011)

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July 13th, 2011 at 11:49 am

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Who Will Win Browser War 2.0 ?

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Few days back I was in Bangalore for TechEd, and saw the demo of what IE9 could do and started wondering about who will win browser war this time, here is what I think.

Nobody.

We all know who won the first web browser war, but that was then and the real fight was between just two Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator and only one platform.

Now there are 5 major contenders,

  1. Chrome
  2. Firefox
  3. Internet Explorer
  4. Safari
  5. Opera

And two major platforms desktop and mobile.

Personally I am only excited about the fight between Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox, and to see how they push web forward.

So what will really happen?

Well, they are all going to end up following the same common standards for which HTML 5 is the blanket term. There will be some hiccups/incompatibilities before this happens, but it will happen.

To me this is the only outcome that makes the most economic sense, as they(Microsoft, Google, Apple) all move there native application to web they will want to make sure that the features they are going to use is available on all the browsers as part of standards.

While right now focus of war is on desktop browser in a year or two it will shift to mobile(phones and tablets) and this is when it will become even more interesting.

What do you think, do you really see a single winner in this war of web?

Written by Amit Singh

March 30th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Vodafone Steals WebRupee’s Font Without Acknowledging It!

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Font from: http://www.vodafone.in/_layouts/1033/styles/css/rupee/rupee.ttf

Bitten by the MNP bug, I was checking out some GSM provider’s website and what they have to offer. While browsing Vodafone’s website it was really nice to see that they used the Rupee Symbol instead of writing “Rs”. Out of curiosity, I started checking how was the symbol displayed and found that the stylesheet looked like the one from WebRupee with few changes:
1) Licence Removed (We had Apache Version 2 license)
2) “WebRupee” changed to “rupee”
3) Links to font file on their server
4) Almost all css same(even the whitespaces) except for the places where they had added some small styling information.

I was still unsure whether the font was copied, so I downloaded the font file to check. And the above screenshot verified it.

So they not only stole the files but were devious enough to change the name. They should really learn from railtourismindia.com, blanketofrelief.org who has been using it without changing the name.

Not only them, rimweb.com has been using it from their own servers, but have left the Licences untouched.

Below are the screenshot of css file contents.

http://www.vodafone.in/_layouts/1033/styles/css/rupee/font.css

http://cdn.webrupee.com/font



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January 20th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

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Webrupee Team Merges With AmiWorks

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I am happy to announce that Meher and Aman, the guys  behind webrupee.com has joined AmiWorks as part of our core team, and they will be responsible for all the experiments that we do here.

Since joining they were working on Magazinify, an experiment where they tried to make it easy to read bookmarked articles later in a digestified format, which is now live.

Written by Amit Singh

December 22nd, 2010 at 2:30 pm

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AmiWorks Is Now In Alpha

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Today we turned 1 year old officially, though I like to say that we had an Alpha release of AmiWorks, and to those of you who know what AOE – ROR is, we are now in tools age.

When we founded last year, we had no clear direction as to what we wanted to do, other then experiments. As we progressed, we learned lot’s of things, we build few things, some things are in pipeline and now we know where we want to go.

We started with two person team, and now we are five person team, and expanding.

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Some more pictures are on our Facebook page.

And experiments continue…

Written by Amit Singh

October 22nd, 2010 at 8:00 am

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An Experiment By AmiWorks

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If you have visited PHPCamp or Track Live Tweets then you might be wondering why we call them ‘An Experiment’.

If you would have asked this question to me a month back, it would had been very difficult for me to explain the logic behind it, but few days back I read a book by Dale Dauten  ‘The Max Strategy’ which explained the idea in just 3 words ‘Experiments Never Fail ’.

And before you get the wrong idea that I think simply calling our products ‘Experiments’ will ensure that they succeed, let me explain.

Experiments are meant to be way to prove a theory or hypothesis, and if it does not show the desired outcome it only means that something is wrong in our theory or logic, which means we can either change our experiment or the theory. 🙂

In either case, experiments help us understand what works and what does not. This allows us to provide simple solutions and services that work seamlessly.

This is the philosophy on which we founded AmiWorks.

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March 4th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

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Hello world!

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Finally I manage to configure the blog for ourselves. We will be writing whenever we find something interesting or when we do something interesting.

This blog is going to talk about what we at AmiWorks think and do.

stay tuned.

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January 5th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

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