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Constitution of India

Constitution of India

India hasn’t seen as much social conscience and discussions around Indian polity and politics over the past decades, as it has in the last 3-4 years.

Street corners, water coolers, car rides, social networks are all rife with sentiments of growing focus, opinions and discussions about Indian law, and governance.

Discussing ongoing events with people around you is one thing. But do you really know the basic roots of your country’s constitution? What all does it specify? What basic rights do you have in your country?

Grow your awareness around Indian polity via a definitive source.

Constitution of India is a great app if you want to know your rights as a citizen of India.

Key features:

  • Full, unedited content of all the 394 Articles divided into Parts, Sections and Sub-Sections
  • 97 Amendments, 12 Schedules and their complete contents available
  • Decent Search functionality that allows you to search within Constitution or Central Parliament Acts.
  • Allows Bookmarking of desired Articles
  • Well laid out interface in the form of Heading and Description for every screen
  • Allows zooming in and text resizing
  • Sharing of content via SMS, Email, Whatsapp etc.
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Indian Newspapers

No matter where we go, we are used to a cup of tea and a newspaper with news of our homeland when we get up. Correct? Well, that may not always be possible with physical newspapers.

But having all Indian newspapers available virtually just became simpler!

Indian Newspapers, a brilliant free app by Baris Efe available on the Play Store lets you view and access all possible Indian newspapers’ websites from anywhere in the world!

Some key features of this app include:

  • Virtually all Indian Newspapers and several magazines are covered
  • Opens with the standard internet browser on your phone
  • You can amend your preferred list at any time
  • Favorites section to manage your stream
  • Ability to show mobile or desktop version of the newspaper
  • Add or Delete newspaper/magazine by a long press on the list
  • Share the news
  • Automatic delete the cache in case you’re watching your phone’s internal memory

Happy Reading!

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Dailyhunt – Daily News for Indians

Despite thousands of news aggregating apps out there, the literate Indian still yearns for an app that is focussed on Indian news, politics, cricket matches, technology, entertainment & more.

Dailyhunt fulfils that need and thrives in a niche that most people overlook – news and infotainment of interest to Indians.

Downloaded over 90 million times, Daily Hunt is one of the foremost news apps and has been a favourite go-to app for millions of Indians over the past three years.

And yet thats not all it does!

It brings you breaking news from across the nation, serves up news in 15 local Indian languages (including Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bangla, Gujarati, Urdu, Oriya & Punjabi), and  even hosts free & paid eBooks & magazines!

We’ve been following Daily Hunt for a while now, and it’s grown into a beautiful app with a strikingly fluid interface that is focused on making the experience of reading easier; and thanks to some internal algorithms, you get fairly well personalised content.

The developer has been streamlining the internals to boost application performance, which gets you your stuff faster, and also with much lesser impact to your data usage (thanks to some great media optimisation techniques)!

Some key features of the app include:

  • News from National & Regional Newspapers, Websites, Blogs, RSS feeds
  • Local News from over 600 Indian districts & towns, plus cricket scores, world news, weather, horoscopes, stock updates and even classifieds
  • Browse by topics
  • “Favourite” anything you like to have it appear in your personalized stream
  • Browse, download and read the largest collection of regional language eBooks. Of course, you can find eBooks from national and international authors.
  • Read mobile optimized magazines and single articles from leading magazines
  • Pay for purchases using your postpaid phone’s account, in addition to your credit/debit cards
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HDFC Bank MobileBanking

With HDFC’s MobileBanking app you can perform most of your banking tasks on your HDFC account from the palm of your hand, from anywhere and at anytime!

This highly secure official app gives you complete peace of mind, as you need to sign into the app every time you use it.

Key functionality allows you to:

  • Pay utility bills, credit card bills, recharge your mobile account.
  • View account summaries – for your bank account and even your Fixed Deposits
  • Transfer funds, including instant and NEFT-based transfers to HDFC accounts, and even other banks’ accounts
  • Request account statements, new cheque books, stop payment on cheques etc.
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iMobile – ICICI Bank Mobile Banking

iMobile is ICICI Bank’s official mobile banking application and is highly recommended by us if you have an ICICI account.

This app offers over a whole lot of banking services on your smartphone, be it day or night.

Key features of the app include:

  • View and transact from all your ICICI accounts including Loans, Deposits, Insurance etc.
  • Check your account’s balance, get detailed statements and view your passbook
  • Transfer funds within your bank or to other banks
  • Transact super fast using the Favourite transactions feature. 
  • Track any service requests you’ve made recently
  • Connect directly to a ICICI Bank Phone Banking Officer from your smartphone
  • Track your deliverables
  • Check current status of a cheque and even stop processing of an issued cheque
  • Open new deposits and manage existing deposits like Fixed-, Recurring- or iWish deposits
  • Access and manage Life Insurance policies
  • Locate an ATM
  • Order a new cheque book, and more.
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Obino – The Indian Weight Loss Coach

Obino is a unique app, in that it provides you a congenial virtual “Coach” to help you along your weight loss journey.

Not only that, having been designed specifically for Indians, Obino knows the Indian diet, meal constituents and calorific lures. The App maker leverages that knowledge and helps you lose weight naturally, with no hocus-pocus or external wonder-solutions (like those powders, pills, medicated teas, creams, gadgets) or heavy-duty workout routines!

So, how does Obino do it? Apparently it focuses on a healthy diet supported by regular light physical activity, appropriate sleep and even some counselling by experienced dieticians.

All of this is aimed at reducing stress and controlling your food intake while making you more active.

This holistic approach apparently has a gradual slope that leads to a healthier, natural and more permanent weight loss.

In fact, Obino users state that they lose an average of about 2-3 kilos per month!

One the other side, the folks behind Obino say the app’s users see a 50% improvement in their healthy food intake, become 40% more active and lose at least 6 kilos in 3 months!

Key Obino features include:

  • Calorie Counter specific to Indian meals and exercises and Indian body types
  • Personalised plans basis your age, vocation and gender
  • In-built Pedometer to count your steps
  • One-click Reminders to drive regularised consumption of water, green tea, meals & scheduled exercise
  • Suggestions for easy to prepare, calorie-counted every-day meals and doable exercises (aptly called Indian Diet Plans)
  • Points-based system to assess where you are on your diet plan, and to benchmark your progress amongst your friends
  • They even have a Dedicated Dietician available instantly on chat and call for consultation!
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State Bank Freedom

If you are an SBI customer this is one app that you will want to have on your phone.

This is a highly secure app that has been developed by the State Bank themselves, to give you the power to bank remotely, with confidence.

There’s a whole lot that you can do via this app – check account balances, money transfers for personal and business reasons, and you can even use it to pay bills at anytime round the clock.

The app is convenient, simple, secure, and provides you with anytime and anywhere banking.

Key features of the App include:

  • Funds transfer (within the State Banks as well as to other banks)
  • 24×7 fund transfers and merchant payments and even booking of train tickets over the IRCTC portal through Immediate Mobile Payment Services (IMPS)
  • Enquiry Services (Account Information, Mini statement, Balance Enquiry)
  • Instant opening and closing of Fixed and Recurring Deposits
  • Requests like those for Cheque Books and statements
  • Bill Payments (Utility Bills, Credit Cards, Insurance Premiums), Donations, Subscriptions
  • m-Commerce (DTH Recharge of TataSky, BigTV, SunDirect, DishTV, DigitalTV and Videocon d2h connections, SBI Life insurance premium, etc.)
  • Payments of Postpaid Mobile Phone Bills
  • Locate nearby ATMs and Bank Branches through a convenient Locator functionality

Go get this app. It’ll make life much easier for you, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the Bank’s foresight.

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Zomato – Restaurant Finder

Zomato is a great app to search for, and discover great places to eat.

It’s a beautifully designed, easy-to-use social restaurant finder app that lets you explore all dining options in your city. you can browse through updated menus, pictures, and user reviews to decide where you want to eat, and even use the map feature to guide you there.

Build a trusted network of friends and discover great new restaurants through them. Set off on your own food journey with reviews, stunning filtered pictures, and handy lists!

Here are some key features of the app:

  • Search easily for Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs and Bars by location, cuisine or name. Or choose to browse through beautifully crafted Collections to discover something special.
  • Explore every restaurant in your city, including the ones around your current location, and use search filters to find the one that suits you best.
  • Build a trusted network of foodies you choose to follow. See their reviews, pictures, and recommendations, and discover new restaurants through them.
  • Rate and review restaurants you’ve been to, and share photos of your foodie moments directly from the app.
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Rockstand mLearning App

Rockstand is an app developed for the test preparation community in the world, though it’s specially focused towards students in India.

The app developer’s focus is on providing quality test preparation material from authentic Indian sources and publishers like Disha Publications, Paramount, Arihant, Khan Study Group, Banking Services Chronicle, Upkar Prakashan, Zwitter Institute, Jagran, GateForum, Inspiration IAS Academy amongst others.

Content is added on a daily basis to increase the content base to cater to every single test preparation student. Rockstand offers books and magazines across 500 categories, some being:

  • Entrance Exams Preparation: IIT JEE, AIPMT, SSC, Bank PO, IAS, CAT, XAT, GRE, UGC-NET etc.
  • Business and Economics: Financial Management, Taxation, E-Commerce etc.
  • Technology and Engineering: Electrical, Electronics, Architecture, Mechanical etc.
  • Social Science: Sociology, Anthropology etc.
  • Business and Current Affairs: Frontline, Forbes, The Week, Tehelka, Outlook, Fortune, Business World, Just In Print etc.
  • Higher Education: Impact of Globalization, Poverty Alleviation, Economic Development and Poverty, Industrial Scenario in India etc.

They also provide content in more than 10 regional languages to break the English barrier in learning and meet the needs of different sections of society.

Some Key Features of the app include:

  • Books, Magazines and Newspapers – all in one application
  • Easy payment options with your SIM Balance
  • On the go learning on your smartphone or tablet
  • Offline reading mode
  • Supports Android, iOS and Windows
  • Option of Annotations, Bookmarks etc…
  • Day/Night reading mode
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mPassport Seva

India’s Ministry of External Affairs has launched an app called mPassport Seva which offers a wide variety of services to smartphone users, with a view to move to Digital and to empower citizens via mobile enabled services,

This app extends Passport-related services to Indian Citizens in a speedy, convenient and transparent manner.

It provides passport application status tracking, helps with locating Passport Seva Kendras and gives general information on various steps involved in obtaining a Passport.

If you’re planning to get a new passport for yourself, your child or even renew your old passport, avoid heartache – get this app instead!

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The Times Of India

Get the Times of India’s complete and up-to-date coverage of everything that is relevant and interesting – anytime, anywhere!

This official app, designed and developed for multiple ecosystems, brings you breaking news and unrivaled coverage of national and international happenings.

One of the better news apps, it comes with:

  • Push Notifications
  • Local news from more than 40 cities in India
  • Latest movie reviews by critics as well as readers
  • Superb photo galleries
  • Immersive videos from news, business, sports, entertainment and lifestyle categories.
  • The ability to save articles for offline reading
  • Share articles and photos you like via email, SMS, Facebook or Twitter

Additionally, the app can be personalised in many ways:

  • Use in portrait or landscape mode
  • Change change background colour
  • Increase or decrease displayed text size
Meru

Meru Cabs

Meru Cabs is one of India’s largest and most popular radio taxi services operating in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Chennai.

Best known for providing high quality services to its passengers, Meru’s app tremendously enhances the passenger experience and enables users to book cabs within minutes, which is a major boon especially for people on the go.

The app incorporates technologies like GPS, GPRS based tracking and dispatch, speed alarm, trip tracker facility and e-billing.

Key features include:

  • Convenient selection of pickup and drop address through multiple options being available: current location (keyed in or via GPS), saved home and office locations, recent locations and favourites.
  • Real time tracking on assignment of cab with estimated distance and time of arrival and ability to call the chauffeur directly from the App.
  • Real-time route information along with estimated time of arrival to destination, once you are in the cab.
  • ICE (In Case of Emergency) feature – Used to trigger an emergency buzzer on family members phones, also sends an SMS with location details.
  • Pay the trip fare directly through the app via InstaPay by saving your card details once and paying at the end of every journey.
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Gaana

Gaana is one of India’s largest and most popular online music services and is available for all four of the big operating systems. It’s even available for the iPhone and iPad!

You can listen to your favorite songs (Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and many more regional languages) from the music catalog.

Key features of this app:

  • Make your own playlists or access your favorite playlists from gaana.com and keep them synced.
  • Browse millions of songs in over 80 languages
  • Listen to thousands of radios and playlists created by experts. There’s even inbuilt support for Radio Mirchi!
  • Smart recommendations for music that matches your tastes.
  • Share your favorites with friends on Facebook, Twitter, or even by email.

Like others, Gaana also has a subscription model for the Android and Apple apps, which enables some awesome additional features:

  • Ad-free Music
  • High Quality Audio experience
  • Downloading songs for offline play