AmiWorks Turns 2, Still In ALPHA

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Today AmiWorks completed 2 years of existence.


As I had mentioned last time, we know where we are going, now i can actually tell you. We are going WordPress based service way and we announced WPoets earlier today, this will be our top priority next year.

Apart from that, this year we learned lot of lessons, some very costly.  One of them was that whenever you do client work, always have a legal service agreement with them.

We have increased our team count to 12, and moved to new office location at S.B. Road. We also released two new experiments ‘magazinify’ and ‘move your photos’, one of them got us covered in CNet, while other into Techcrunch and Economics Times. We also received best industry guide award for summer internship.  Oh, and we are now a PVT. LTD. company.

And for those of you who know AOE-ROR, we are still in tools age, though we have established a town centre, we just don’t have enough resource to change the age Smile.

One more thing, just because we are focused on WordPress it does not mean we will stop experimenting, it just means now our experiment will be bit more focused.

So experiments continue…

Written by Amit Singh

October 22nd, 2011 at 8:34 pm

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Announcing ‘WPoets’, Our WordPress Focused Team

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We have been working on ‘WPoets’ for over a 9 months now.

In January, this year, we decided that we need to switch our focus to WordPress based development when we noticed that everyone in my team has skills need for that, even our tester.

Since then we started reducing our other service engagements so that we can create a team dedicated to WP, and finally we are in position where i can say that we are ready.

So if you need to any thing built with WordPress, I mean anything, just talk to poets.

Written by Amit Singh

October 22nd, 2011 at 6:39 am

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Best Industry Guide for Internship

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Just wanted to let you know that Amity School Of Engineering And Technology(ASET)  has awarded me with ‘Best Industry Guide’ award during there Corporate meet 2011.

Anuvarat who has done his internship with us also received ‘Best Summer Internship Project’ award for his project.

These pics we took next day, still waiting for official pics to arrive.




Written by Amit Singh

September 13th, 2011 at 8:08 am

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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.

Written by Amit Singh

July 21st, 2011 at 5:56 am

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Media Coverage We Received In Last Few Days


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

  1. Techcrunch:
  2. Lifehacker:
  3. PuneTech :
  4. The Economics Times:
  5. Technically Personal:
  6. Read Write Web: _to_picasa_share_with_google_plus.php
  7. (added on 18/7/2011)

Written by Amit Singh

July 13th, 2011 at 11:49 am

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Export Your Facebook Photos To Google+ In Two Clicks


Aman and Amogh were talking about GooglePlus when they had this brainwave about having an easy way to share Facebook albums with there Google+ circle.

So we are pleased to announce another experiment ‘’ a web application that helps you export all your Facebook albums to Picasa and share with your Google+ circle in just two clicks.

It has already transferred ‘143583’ photos from Facebook to Picasa in first 36 hours. Check it out and let us know your feedback.

Enjoy 🙂
Start transferring your albums

Written by Amit Singh

July 5th, 2011 at 8:48 am

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Who Will Win Browser War 2.0 ?


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.


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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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, who has been using it without changing the name.

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

Below are the screenshot of css file contents.

Written by Aman Kumar Jain

January 20th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

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Now Add Links Via Twitter

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Now we have one more way for you to add articles to your digest. We can now pick your links from your favourite tweets and add it to your digest.

You can specify your twitter handle on the right side in your dashboard.

twitter-handleWhen you add your twitter handle for the first time we will only import links from first 20 favourite tweets, and from then on, we will keep adding new links that you add to your favourite list.

Only thing you need to remember is that, for now we can only pick links, if your tweets are public.

This is just a start, a deep integration with twitter is coming, meanwhile do let us know your feedback so that we can keep improving it.

Written by Amit Singh

January 5th, 2011 at 6:32 am

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Magazinify API

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Updated on: Jan 4, 2011

Magazinify now allows third party application developers to add URLs to user’s account.

We currently support basic HTTP calls, which means URL’s should be accessed along with their respective parameters and plain text response will be returned.  The status will also be reflected via HTTP status code.

Username: The email address used by user for receiving emails.
Key: The API Key provided on user’s dashboard after logging in.
AppId: Id of your registered application. Application can be registered at
AppSecret: Your application secret key.
Authentication API:
It is used to validate the user’s credential. This can be used if you want to check credentials without adding an URL. You do not need an registered application to access this api.
Accessible via POST method.

  • username
  • key

Response status codes:

  • 200: OK
  • 400: Bad request. Missing username/key.
  • 401: Invalid username or key.
  • 500: Some error occurred while processing the request.

Adding URLs API:
It can be used to add URLs to the Magazinify account. Authentication API need NOT be called every time a URL has to be added. This API is only accessible to authenticated applications.
Accessible via POST method.

  • username
  • key
  • url
  • appid
  • appsecret

Response status codes:

  • 200: OK. Request processed, but the URL has already been added by the user previously. No new entry created.
  • 201: The URL has been successfully added to the user’s Magazinify account.
  • 400: Bad request. Missing username/key/url/appid/appsecret.
  • 401: User+Key Combination or AppId+AppSecret Combination error.
  • 403: Revoked access to application.
  • 500: Some error occurred while processing the request.

Keep Magazinifying 🙂

Written by Aman Kumar Jain

January 2nd, 2011 at 5:48 pm

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