All these days Windows Phone Developers from Sri Lanka had no way of submitting apps directly to the Windows Appstore. We have to go through third party app companies such as Yalla Apps to resolve this issue.
But from today Microsoft is accepting developers directly from Sri Lanka to submit apps. Good news for Windows Phone developers in Sri Lanka.
Annual fee of $99 will be deducted from your account so make sure you make hell of an application to recover the money u put in . You can join the program here. I hope Google will follow the paths of Microsoft and will allow developers to sell applications from Sri Lanka.
Good Luck Windows Phone Devs in Lanka.
As you know IOS 6 developer preview is being released incrementally for developers only. IOS6 is getting closer to the release date. If you are a developer then you can easily update the device OS by going Settings > General > Software Update.
If you are a Jail broke iPhone user then you got to wait for a while as there won’t be any updates for Jail broken phones until the public release is made available.
Most of the developers noticing something with the latest iOS6 beta 4 update. Yep, YouTube app is no longer available in the home screen of the iPhone. It is removed from the default app section. As we know already Google Maps is removed and being replaced by Apple’s own tailor made maps application.
Still users will be able to download the YouTube app from iTunes. But that’s kind of hurts rite?? If you are still disappointed then you can make a shortcut on the desktop http://m.youtube.com
As the battle with the Android gets nastier, Apple intends to cut off the relations and dependencies on Google. I hope next is Google search. Will they ever remove Google search and replace it with Bing or Yahoo?? Only time will answer the question.
Most of the apple fan boys strongly believe in what apple does is always right. When others hit on Apple’s profit margin, more than Steve Jobs’s ghost they’ll be worried.
When Samsung and Google started to smash into the smart phone market, the only remark they made was “Whats wrong with Google, now they complicate the market by providing new Mobile OS”. For god sake if Google was not venturing into Phone OS warfare, iPhone users won’t be getting half of what they are getting right now.
Apple is famous for leaving behind the core features and add some features such as Siri to make it look nice. You guys remember how long it took Apple to develop a basic 3G video calling feature which was available even on all time crappy Nokia phones.
I’m sure many Apple fan boys were annoyed by the products released at Google I/O 2012. Starting from Jelly bean OS, Nexus 7 Tablet and Nexus Q. Obviously Jelly bean is cooler than current iOS and it has many awesome features such as offline voice typing.
Soon Apple will also implement it. Mark my word and Apple will promote it as if they’ve done something remarkable. I was told iOS 5.0 already have it. My bad.
Nexus 7 is not an iPad killer. For god sake, it will be a competitor for Amazon Kindle Fire. Nexus Q might hurt the Apple TV’s market. But if you compare the price tag Apple has the advantage. Nexus Q priced at $299 and Apple TV priced at $100. But again Nexus Q has cool features such as allowing multiple parties to interact with the device. For example you can control the Nexus Q using your Android Mobile later you can switch off it using Android Tablet. Another cool example for allowing multiple party is, say for example you and your friend watching a movie together but you couldn’t complete it. Your friend can go home and continue the movie from where you guys stopped in his Nexus Q machine. How cool is it?
There is nothing wrong with Apple. They did change the face of smart phones that we are using today and they shaped up the technology in our day to day life, but everyone else had their share in the process too, including Microsoft, Google etc. I do have respect for Apple and their innovative cool designs and products. But that doesn’t mean that I’ll worship only Apple and think other products are inferior.
If Apple does it, it’s innovative. Others innovate something cool, then unnecessary feature. Ohh my dear Apple fan boys go get a life!!!!
There are some third party scripts and sites to enable background image for google.com page. Now the great Google itself introduced a way to add background image to your Google home page.
Procedure is very simple.
- Navigate to http://www.google.com/addphoto
- Upload a photo or select an existing one
All set good to go now. Hope u like the new background feature.
Filed under: Entertainment, Google, Internet, Sri Lanka
Google’s innovative Doodle’s are one of the most creative items I find online. Few weeks back they had Pac-Man game and I end up playing it whole day. Now the Soccer fever has caught up with us and Google respond to it with a FIFA Doodle.
If you visit Google home page you’ll see the FIFA Doodle. If you click the Doodle it’ll show the results with latest match. Check out the screen shot, it shows with Sri Lankan time also.
I’m going to bookmark the link “FIFA World Cup” so I can check match schedules via simple Google interface.
Filed under: Google, Internet, Localisation, Sinhalese, Sri Lanka
On several posts I wrote about Google Transliteration. First they introduced it to Hindi then later other Indian languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada also supported. Few months later they started to support more scripts such as Arab, Hebrew etc.
Today I found something interesting. Yeah now Google Transliterate supports Sinhalese too. Basically Google Transliterate is knowledge based phonetic translator.
Personally I don’t recommend anyone to use Google Transliterate as it’ll spoil your typing speed as well as you’ll become so dependent on Google, which is not good at all.
Anyway it’s good to have Sinhalese support. Soon this transliteration service will be available for Sinhalese in other Google’s products such as Gmail, Orkut, Google Search, Blogger etc. Especially the desktop IME client Google Transliterate IME will also be available soon.
Google has announced their transliteration service with a Rich WYSWYG editor. Currently it’s supporting major Indic languages such as Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and also it has support for Arabic.
New rich interface allows you to do most of the stuff you wanted to do in a word processor such as formatting, colouring etc. Also it lets you see the HTML code of the stuff you typed, which you can use for HTML web pages.
Google Dictionary also integrated with this site so you can easily search the meaning of words between languages. Most of the popular languages are supported in the Google Dictionary. Tamil, Hindi and most of the Indic languages supported in the dictionary but Google is yet to add support for Sinhala.
Insert Unicode Letters
There are so many online dictionaries available for English-Tamil-Tamil. The most popular and comprehensive one is Tamil Wiktionary (sister project of Wikipedia). It has good number of words especially in the field of current technology and happenings.
Today I found that there is a new comer added to the list of online Tamil dictionary. Yeap, the new player is none other than Google Dictionary.
Google Tamil Dictionary is nowhere near to the quality of the Wiktionary, but still worth a try with their simplified interface.
End of September Google said they’ll open doors for 100,000 people to use Google Wave. I’m one of the prospectors took the mouse and keyboard and went to http://wave.google.com to get an account. But the fate was not pleasing.
By the way if you don’t know what is Google Wave, please have a look at the introduction video (running for about 70 minutes). Google expects to revolutionise the way we communicate online using this Google wave.
Not all are welcomed
AS I went to get the account I was given a message saying “Your Google Account has not yet been activated for Google Wave.”. I was broken hearted.
I was trying all possible ways to get an invite to get into the Google Wave. Till yesterday I was not successful. Yesterday I was managed to pick a friend of mine from USA and he agreed to send me an invite.
How long do I need to wait after being invited
Yesterday night he sent me the invitation but still I have not received it. It is said that Google Australia manually accepting invitations (Nomination in Google’s word) to reduce the load on Wave server. As we know Google Wave is consuming loads of power from client as well as server. Google people need to make sure that their servers are up and able to cope-up with the available number of users.
As I hear for some people it got even 3 days to get the invitation after being invited to Google Wave by one of the friends. For me it’s not even 24 hours, I better wait.
Any alternative for Google Wave
Since Google Wave is an open source project any one who is geek enough to handle the code can set-up their own Wave server. One of the good examples is http://pygowave.net. I’m sure it’s not full of feature like Google wave but it’ll give you an idea how to work. It means that a regular user who has seen the Google Wave Video, will not be satisfied now. But I am sure that any developer will be eager to test the PyGo Wave Server and even test his own gadgets there.
When you create a new wave at pygowave.net you can invite me (mayooresan) so we all can wave there .
http://pygowave.net is working fine on Google Chrome but making silly mistakes in Firefox.
Google has created a big hype over Google wave and that’s what they wanted to do. Some people who bought the invite in EBay for $100 were complaining that it’s not upto their expectation. So don’t set your expectations high. Rushing and buying invite for $100 doesn’t worth it (Google will delete your account if you found selling invites). Simply wait and see. Or use the alternative till Google open doors for everyone.
If you have seen the introduction to Google Wave video (video runs for about one and half hour), by now you’ll also be running looking for an invitation to join Google Wave.
Currently Google wave has been opened for only 100,000 people but if you’re lucky you can request a invitation from those 100,000 people. I’m one of those unlucky guys who didn’t get into Google Wave yet.
Here I’m going to tell you some of the possible ways of getting Google Wave invitation
Request it from Google
You can request Google to give you access to Google Wave. But there are no guarantee that they’ll give you the invitation right away. You might have to wait for a while. Only god knows when Google will give away access to you via the official channel.
There are some geeks got invitations via this so called micro blogging platform. Search for the hash key #GoogleWaveInvite or put a request to global community with the tag #GoogleWaveInvite. Who knows you might get the invitation.
Beg from your friends
If you friend got invitation, they he can give away 8 invitation. Beg him or beat him and get one invitation from him.
Yesterday night I saw people were selling Google wave invitation via Ebay but today I couldn’t find one. May be Google has taken initiations to control this unethical business.
Good luck guys. BTW if you happen to get one please do invite me.