An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg from Team Xminds…

After listening to Mark Zuckerberg speak at the annual TechCrunch Disrupt, here’s an open letter that I couldn’t resist from writing.  Before we move to the letter, here’s what Mark spoke: There will not be a Facebook phone…at least not in the distant future. HTML5 was indeed a mistake Its mobile apps are going to be… Continue reading »

The iPhone 5 – Is it really the biggest thing to happen to iPhone ?

Last week we promised to run a post about the features of the iPhone. But I decided to add my own tweak to it. There’re so many articles about the phone’s features that we didn’t want to add to it. Here’s what we think about the iPhone5: Apple is really good at putting up the captions. Take… Continue reading »

iPhone 5 Revealed! But Does it Pack a Punch?

Apple fans….take a bow, the iPhone5’s finally here! There have been a lot of buzz about what Apple might deliver interms of display, LTE, etc. Now that Apple’s spilled the beans on its features, it’s time to put to rest all these rumors. Things are a lot different from the time when Steve Jobs (best… Continue reading »

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: