Friday, July 18, 2014

An all in one App: Ask me!

Every service around me seems to be saying “Download our app”, be it banks, pizza services, online stores, job portals, whatever – this is indeed times of smart phone revolution! I was wondering what a clutter all these applications would create on one’s phone, let alone the subsequent confusion, when I chanced upon a commercial on television. It was about an application called “AskMe”, that offered to consolidate all services into one.

I downloaded the app right away, just to give it a shot. I loved the icon – a rectangular callout representing conversation. The app could detect my city straightaway. The top two lines asked me what I was looking for and where. I had been looking for a dentist near my home for long, and once I fed in the details, I was handed a list of dentists within fraction of a second. Addresses and contact numbers were visible and I could easily select one that suited me best.

Bapp of all Apps

Needless to say, I found this extremely useful. What is more, when you select a service from this app, you can see the rating it has received from people who have availed of the same before you. There are reviews for you to set your expectations, and you can add your rating or review as well. You can make a list of favourites for myself. You can share your experience across all social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

While browsing, I came across various deals available. I was planning a hangout with friends, and discount coupons from Pizza Hut proved really useful!

The tag line of AskMe calls it the “Bapp of all apps” – the app that brings everything under one umbrella. It indeed is so. Download it and I am sure you would love the experience!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Of Awards : Liebster Blog Award

I had stopped participating in blog tagging and awards for long. But when two fellow bloggers nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award at the same time, I could not say no. Thanks a lot, Anjan and Noopur.

What I dislike is nominating further bloggers for the award. I feel everyone out there in blogosphere deserves this award and there could be no criteria to filter out select few So, I decline this activity, of my own accord. Here's to all my blogger friends!

Now, comes the difficult part - I have to answer 11 questions asked by the nominator. Since I was nominated by two people, I've to answer 22!

First, questions asked by Anjan:

1. One thing about my personality that I hate most: 
I trust easily.

2. If I could go back to the past, what would I change?
Moments when I yielded.

3. If I were to live just for one day, what is the first thing I would do?
Thank all those who loved me.

4. Love or Friendship?
Friendship - it is a love affair in its own right.

5. How do I judge a person?
I am bad at this. :(

6. What makes me smile?
When I want to hide how I am feeling.

7. What would I like to be reborn as?
His wife.

8. Living with someone who likes you or someone who loves you?
I would prefer staying with the person I love.

9. Most dreaded dream?
Death of my loved ones

10. Life in 5 words?
Him. Family. Travel. Books. Blog

11. An Inspiring Blog
I get inspired by all bloggers.

Now, questions asked by Noopur:

1. What would I do if I were invisible?
Nothing. I believe in doing what I do openly.

2. What does my blog mean to me?
Somewhere I can write what I feel like. Now, that's important.

3. Person I admire?
Not one person. I admire various qualities in different persons.

4. Most Embarassing moment?
When he discovered what I felt for him.

5. A co-author for my blog?
I am not very open to the idea, but it could be him.

6. Dream I want to come true?
A world tour while I am still young.

7. My opinion about Noopur's blog
Lots of appreciation - for I definitely cannot write poetry.

8. First impression about Noopur's blog
I like the name.

9. A wish?
Isnt that a repeat question? No, I am not writing all my desires here.

10. Post I like on Noopur's blog
All... and usually the latest.

11. Person who deserves credit for me being me?
I think its me, credit or discredit.