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The East-West Divide in Technology

by Arnav Patel • July 4, 2016

As an Indian college student studying in the US, I lead a dual life on the internet. On one hand, I use WhatsApp to stay in touch with my family and friends in India and on the other I use Snapchat and Messenger to stay in touch with my college friends in the US. Working […]

Why you need to have a Mobile Optimised Website?

by Arnav Patel • July 3, 2016

Taken from Android Headlines A quick glance at modern tech journalism would lead you to believe that the mobile web is dead. As more smartphones become the choice device for internet use, the web browser becomes a less appealing place to be. Why? Because, the mobile web, is notorious for offering a bad user experience. […]

India is Primed for the ChatBot Revolution

by Arnav Patel • June 21, 2016

Image from 2010 movie Endhiran Originally posted on VentureBeat On my way to work in Bangalore last week, I was listening to Radio One, an Indian radio station, when I heard an ad for a competition. At first I didn’t think much of it. Phone-in radio shows are nothing new in India. But then the radio […]

Chat and the Power of Good UI

by Arnav Patel • June 6, 2016

For the past three decades, Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) have monopolized UI design. Most websites and apps rely on a combination of text, images, buttons, forms and myriad other visual elements to enable user interaction. In some ways this is amazing! GUIs can be customized for individual use cases and with the right amount of thought, […]

The future of chatbots is not even Messenger

by Ish Jindal • April 14, 2016

There has been quite a buzz around chatbots and bot platforms since late last year. And this is going to be the trend for the whole of this year as well. For those who have been aloof to the whole hype around this, I’ll give a quick sense on what’s been happening. There are a […]