Citizen based Disaster Management Platform by Xminds – CDMP

cOcOn 2012 is an annual event hosted by Kerala Police. cOcOn is aimed at providing a platform to discuss, showcase, educate, understand and spread awareness on the latest trends in information, cyber and hi-tech crimes. This year held at Taj Vivanta Hotel in Trivandrum from 2nd – 4th August, it attracted delegates and presenters from… Continue reading »

"Facebook Like" brought to life

When Xminds participated in Demo Asia 2012, we wanted to show-case the company in the start-up world in a creative manner. Our idea was to create something simple letting the world know our area of expertise which prompted the team to think SOCIAL and what better than FB in that space. Our idea was to… Continue reading »

Sonar For PHP Code Coverage

Sonar is quality management platform, checking code quality based on certain rules and custom rules used by development teams to manage source code quality. The main objective is to make code quality management accessible to everyone with minimal effort. As such, it covers the 7 axes of code quality. Sonar is a web based code… Continue reading »

Startup success: Forget the recipe, focus on the ingredients.

Build it and they will come. Ever wondered the truth of that statement? Read on. You’re sat in a swanky coffeehouse with your mates on Sunday afternoon. Three espressos later and all present reach the conclusion that the idea is going to work. You’ve even worked out the reasons why it will work, just in… Continue reading »

Why was Instagram acquired by Facebook ?

April 9th 2012, a mundane Monday morning we woke up to the hot news of Facebook buying Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. Now the million dollar question, What was it about Instagram that made it worth a $1B acquisition by Facebook? All the pioneers in the industry are pondering over this question… Continue reading »

XMinds @ DEMO Asia 2012 !

The inaugural DEMO Asia was held from 29th February, 2012 to 2nd March, 2012 in Singapore. XMinds, participated in DEMO Asia 2012. As you might know, XMinds already has an office in Singapore apart from Trivandrum, India. DEMO Asia is the launchpad for emerging technology and trends. This is a premier platform to launch products… Continue reading »

Google Panda Update after a year

On Feb 24, 2011, the Panda Update to Google’s Algorithm started. Hope you read my earlier on Panda Update. Now, it has been almost 1 year after the start of Panda Update. On this occasion,
Search Engine Land has come with a beautiful Infographic, as shown below:

Productivity tools for the Entrepreneur

Today, I would like to talk regarding the Productivity tools available for Entrepreneurs. Most of them are free. However, some of them are paid ones. Please find below different Productivity tools as per classification: 1. Office Tools: The following Office tools will definitely increase productivity & save time of the Entrepreneur: • Password Manager: KeePass,… Continue reading »

Over 50% of Holiday shoppers used their Smartphone for Comparison Shopping

Latest research by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that 52 per cent of mobile phone-owning adults in the US used a mobile device to help them shop for products in stores during the 30-day period before and after Christmas in 2011.The study, highlights the growing trend of consumers using mobile… Continue reading »

Mobile App Usage increases while Mobile browsing decreases

Mobile analytics firm, Flurry says in a new study that, the usage of mobile apps has skyrocketed to 94 minutes per day, while Mobile browsing dropped to 72 minutes per day. If you remember, in June 2011, Flurry had reported that users were spending 81 minutes per day in mobile apps versus 74 minutes on… Continue reading »