15 Sep 2015
SMART INDIES MAKING YOU SMARTER IN SMALL INSTALLMENTS! ISSUE 2 15 September 2015
In Daily Use COOL STUFF
To Experience THE REPLACER
In Your Games UNFASHIONED
Geek Area THUMBS UP
Around The World
Young Venturer FROM ONE-DAY TRAINING TO SUCCESS WITH MOBILE APPS. 16YR OLD SOMSANKAR NASKAR REVEALS THE JOURNEY IN AN INTERVIEW.
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INDEX OF CONTENTS
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YOUNG VENTURER SOMSANKAR NASKAR INTERVIEW
THUMBS UP AROUND THE WORLD
THE REPLACER IN YOUR GAMES
UNFASHIONED GEEK AREA
COOL STUFF TO EXPERIENCE
FREE SOFTWARE IN DAILY USE
“LESS IS MORE
YOUNG VENTURER About Som: SomSankar Naskar started android app development at the age of 15. He learnt from a one day android app development seminar. He works with APP Inventor 2(AI2) by MIT and Android Development Tools(ADT). He has made a brand, named SODIARC. He is considered as one of the best AI2 developers all over the world and was invited as a guest by Czech Republic in android app development meeting to develop the beta studio AI2. He loves to learn new technologies and do challenging problems in programming. After developing some popular apps in GooglePlay like Male Tanpura Droid, Female Tanpura Droid, Phrasal Verb Dictionary and Weather Assistant and websites, he tries to find new inspirations from everywhere and joined Google for Work Atmosphere 2015. SomSankar is now on a mission to learn more from ordinary people and wants everyone to experience this line ‘The addiction of creativity is more effective than drugs’. Question: When did you start SODIARC? Answer: In late 2014.
I don’t face some problems in my life, I can’t learn anything.
Question: Did you start with partners / investors or alone? Answer: SODIARC was started by me alone. After some days my friend Subhamoy joined me.
Question: What work does SODIARC do? Answer: We create lots of cloud based tools, mobile apps, business as well as personal websites etc. We have a scheme of free websites. You don’t have to pay per year for hosting or domains.
Question: Can you tell us something about your background and how you became an entrepreneur? Answer: I am from a middle class family with business background. My parents raised me in a very loving way and encouraged me to study well. I am now in class 12. I thought that it will be better if I open my own company instead of doing jobs. Because I need some happiness. When I was too young lots of people underestimated me as because I read in section ‘B’. And there was lots of personal reason to become an entrepreneur. ‘SODIARC’ will publish cloud based tools soon. Question: Can you dwell on some of the problems you faced as a small start up company? Answer: I am just in class 12. SODIARC will resume its work after my H.S. So, after that I should face some problems. If
Question: When you started out, did you have any doubts regarding your success? Answer: Yes, of course! I still believe I am a long way from Success. Question: What are your future plans for SODIARC? Answer: Making lots of cloud based apps which can change your life and I want to do research on Cloud Computing. You know my interest in new things. I have to tell those people who are depressed or frustrated about their jobs, how to do things. You will be very happy if you can know your creativity. Continued on Next Page..
Continued From Previous Page.. Question: What should people who want to become entrepreneurs learn before setting up shop? Answer: I think you should try to open your mind for new ideas. If you copy ideas from someone you have to be master of that idea. Ideas come from Innovations so try to understand some theory about it beforehand. 1. 10x notions: Learn how to dream. The notion of 10x thinking is the heart of your success as an entrepreneur. To put the idea simply: true innovations happens when you try to improve something by 10 times rather than 10 %. In other words, a 10x thinking forces you to rethink an idea entirely.
which was unrelated will turn into core business and become a part of those 70%. And that’s good for your business. Question: What will be your message to wannabe Entrepreneurs? Answer: Entrepreneurship is not a tough thing. But if you have a ‘fascination’ in your mind then go for it. If you don’t have ‘fascination’ then you will fail to create it your own. You should not have the word ‘IF’ in your mind. Don’t give your mind options. If your mind sets ‘100%’ for entrepreneurship, then go for it. (As Told To Our Correspondent)
TO REACH SOMSANKAR NASKAR, VISIT THE FOLLOWING SITES:
2. Launch then keep listening: You launch something new, you have to take • Google Play: https://goo.gl/Kfm3P5 reviews from your customer. It makes your idea a complete user friendly and • Tutorials Blog: http://goo.gl/XY6bL5 helps to take you on your goal. • AI2 Ebook: https://goo.gl/ymJnQP
3. S h a r e e v e r y t h i n g y o u c a n : Facebook Page: https://goo.gl/uHW4Xi Collaboration is the key of success. If • you want to take something you have to give something. In your company you should fix a date when all employees will join with you for a meeting. Discuss with them openly. You have to share all information with your employees. This doesn’t mean every last business or strategic details, it should be to strive for transparency. 4. Use the 70/20/10 model: I believe in this model. Have a look how it works. a. 70% of your projects dedicated to your core business, b. 20% of your projects related to your core business, c. 10% of your projects unrelated to your core business. This model supports a culture of ‘yes’ rather than ‘no’. In the long run the 10% Page 6
AROUND THE WORLD TOP THINGS TO WATCH
Professionals across the world, even those working in MNCs are facing financial problems and are not satisfied with where their career is going. Nikhil offers highly valuable advice to them. If you are a working professional, you Must see this video. This video is in HINDI and the direct link is as follows:
Increase Your Intelligence
From the very childhood, our minds have been conditioned and programmed with a tendency to compare ourselves with others. And it inevitably leads to restlessness, dissatisfaction, jealously and countless unfulfilled desires in our minds. The more we get attached to such conditioning, the more we are likely to fall in the trap of living a stressful life. Rather, this trap can be prevented by asking a simple question at the very moment a desire arises... Do I really need it? The moment we ask this question, therein, our intelligence kicks in and that's the key for living a blissful life!. We liked this video enough to recommend it. This video is in HINDI and the link is as Follows: â€˘ https://goo.gl/Uvjh1p Page 7
THE REPLACER IN YOUR GAMES
THE ABOVE PIC SHOWS SOME POPULAR VIDEO GAME EMULATORS
You have seen the video games your neighbour has and want to play them all? and also want to keep an offline copy? Now the problems start.
online compatible games list for each emulator, it will show a huge number of them, but remember all you have to do is 2 things:
EVERY WELL KNOWN ONLINE GAME SITE COMES With RESTRICTIONS LIKE TRIAL PERIOD OR SOME COME FREE BUT YOU HAVE TO SEE ADS OR INSTALL TOOLBARS FILLED WITH VIRUSES READY TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR PC
1. install the emulator with the required game in your pc/mac/etc, just open the emulator and select the game download aka rom file,
Now Comes Not Just Open-source But Also Free S/w For Game Consoles with thousands of games. It works on windows, linux, unix, mac. All you have to do is download the emulators and open the desired game in the emulator to start playing with them. There are many game emulators, and for almost every gaming console you can name. A list with Download link is found at: https://goo.gl/lbAuPW Prior to downloading it, make sure you have enough ram/space/graphics card(in few cases) on your system. Also for specific machines like windows machines, you will need to download the windows build of the emulator in addition to its game româ€™s to get it started. This shouldn't take much time if you're experienced with installation setups. If you read the read-me and Page 8
2. run/start/play it and enjoy with the options you set for controls like keyboard/joystick etc. Now play all the video games you want like the paid consoles/online gaming sites whose rom you downloaded, but without the cost and ads part involved.
The Solution GAME EMULATORS ALLOW YOU TO PLAY GAMES FOR NOT JUST CLASSIC CONSOLES BUT MANY MORE NEWER ONES LIKE XBOX/PS2/WII/ ETC AS OF TODAY WITH PLANS TO SUPPORT MORE CONSOLES AND GAMES IN FUTURE. AND IS A GOOD WAY TO SAVE YOUR MONEY & KEEP KIDS SAFE FROM UNWANTED ADS
Unfashioned This advanced, gesture-based, infrared remote can learn the control codes from almost any regular remote control. Using simple and intuitive movements you will be able to use the Sonic Screwdriver to control your devices just like The Doctor. Rotate clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the volume on your stereo; flick the Sonic Screwdriver up and down to change TV channels or navigate the program guide; and even open your DVD player. With 13 gestures and 3 memory banks, you can store up to 39 remote control codes In Control Mode, each gesture triggers a classic Sonic Screwdriver sound effect and the tip illuminates with a bright green light. (There's also a Quiet Mode if you're stealthy.) And because The Doctor doesn't let just anyone use his stuff, there's a Lock Code that allows you to ensure that it's yours... ALL YOURS.
More Info At: http://goo.gl/pqrrfq
Magic Wand Remote
You know you have always wanted to be a wizard. But not one of those swish and flick wizards from the movies. You want to be the Dungeons & Dragons wizard - the party's controller. Features are as follows: • Magic wand television remote for witches, wizards, and the occasional muggle • 13 magical functions (the number one would expect in magic!). Learns from your existing remotes • Flip the channel with a flick of your wand, twist your wand to turn up the volume • Compatible with almost all makes of TV, DVR, or really anything with a remote! • Buttons are sooooooooooooooo out, wands are in. Trust us. More Info At: http://goo.gl/aL1xAz
COOL STUFF If your neighbourhood IT CTO has been bugging you with RaspberryPi or Arduino projects, then its time you bug them with this.
Cheap and Tiny PC
C.H.I.P. does computer things. Work in LibreOffice and save your documents to C.H.I.P.’s onboard storage. Surf the web and check your email over wifi. Play games with a bluetooth controller. With dozens of applications and tools preinstalled, C.H.I.P. is ready to do computer things the moment you power it on!. More Info At: https://goo.gl/ceY4eG
Make Your Walls Touchable
Easily turn most a flat surface into an interactive touch screen using this Touchjet Pond TP80WUS projector, which features built-in Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth interface for simple wireless connectivity. A built-in speaker delivers clear audio. Features: • Portable design: Weighs 2.82 lb., and comes with a carrying case for easy transport. • Turns nearly any surface into an interactive touch screen: So you can tap, swipe and write on your walls. Up to 4 people can touch the projection at the same time, so you can collaborate with colleagues and play games with your family. • 1080p resolution: Lets you enjoy high-definition video playback. More Info At: http://goo.gl/Nc0QlC
IN DAILY USE ANY GUESSES?
Sometimes you might need a quick photoshop alternative for minor photo editing work on the go but canâ€™t install the huge photoshop app and pay another monthly bill, that is for each copy of that app on your computers/mobile/ tablets etc then you can trust Autodesk Pixlr. It is an awesome piece of software which one of the best alternatives. Best of all its free across all platforms. After all, you need to see some videos about it then only you will understand why I am so excited about it.
More Info At: https://goo.gl/Pikkd3
If you think that Google and other search engines show the same results of each keyword you search to every person across the globe, then think again. It has been seen that almost all of them use search filter bubble based upon many factors like your location, your past searches, your previous favourite things if you are logged in, etc. So not everybody gets to see the same results, neither do they know how to get out of the bubble. There is one search engine called DuckDuckGo that aims to bring you out of that bubble as far as search results are concerned. Luckily it is a free service search engine like Google itself. More Info At: https://goo.gl/q3EwAZ
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