Archive for the ‘Web Technology’ Category

Understanding the hidden challenges of acquiring and retaining customers for a startup

People quite often share startup ideas and links to prototypes with me and I feel a lot of admiration for these brave souls who set out into the unknown with just an idea and a lot of passion. One of the biggest challenges they face is gaining and retaining customers. Those startups that have had […]

The democratization of content through social platforms has begun.

The content war is spilling out of the company and personal blogs and onto the social media channels. A resurgent LinkedIn fresh from the purchase of Slideshare and Pulse (an app I highly recommend)  has thrown open the doors for content generation by its members and frankly the results are very encouraging. Along with it is Medium which has also […]

What’s all the fuss about Uber – game changer or breaker?

Hardly a day goes by where Uber is not in the news, mainly under some controversy or the other. I haven’t seen so much fuss over a company since the old Microsoft anti-trust days.  Uber is now quickly becoming a verb like Google. The ‘Uberification’ of an industry is quite routinely used in business media now. […]

3 Thing we want Indian Credit Card Gateways to really improve

As a web developer in the midst of the e-commerce storm it falls on us to integrate all kinds of payment gateways for our clients. Many of them are Indian. And let me tell you the experience has been terrible. 1. First and foremost please improve the documentation! I have received documentation from Indian credit […]

Mayday! Indian e-commerce portals switching to app only. Right decision?

Almost sounds like an April fools joke but it isn’t. Web designers get worried when they hear such news although technically there is not much for them to worry about. From May 1st, Indian e-commerce portal will be app only. Flipkart will follow suit soon which is a big pain for me personally as […]