Drops – Learn a language – one drop at a time

This is an app which aims to teach you a foreign language, but it does so in bite-sized chunks using pictures and games to help you learn and remember the basics.

Drops takes “boring” out of language learning: useful vocabulary is beamed into your memory via gorgeous minimalist illustrations and fast paced micro-games. No translations into your native language – no middlemen – just pure fun.
The fun part? It only takes 5 minutes a day. In fact that’s all the time you get! Insane? Yes. Works? Absolutely! 

Learn 31 languages in your spare time, one drop at a time!

Android:   http://bit.ly/2G7eE6Q          iOS; https://apple.co/2G2CXTG

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Greenify

When we buy a new phone, it works smooth as silk. Over a period of time, with addition of apps, some of which hog the live memory, the phone slows down, and the battery drains faster than before. With Greenify, your device can run almost as smoothly and lastingly as it did the first day you had it!

Greenify helps you identify and put the misbehaving apps into hibernation when you are not actively using them, to stop them from lagging your device or leeching the battery, in a unique way! They can do nothing without explicit launch by you or other apps, while still preserving full functionality when running in foreground.

NEVER greenify alarm clock apps, instant messaging apps unless you don’t rely on them. Please do verify the impact of greenified apps on which you heavily rely.

Speed up your phone and get more juice from your battery – Greenify it!

Android: http://bit.ly/2G6pqua   

Signal – Your secure, private messenger

Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or attachments all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data. An ideal, private, secure replacement for WhatsApp

Signal uses an advanced end to end encryption protocol that provides privacy for every message every time. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose.

It allows you to create encrypted groups so you can have private conversations with all your friends at once. Not only are the messages encrypted, but the Signal server never has access to any group metadata such as the membership list, group title, or group icon. And you can make crystal-clear phone calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges. 

Android: http://bit.ly/2KpshNe    iOS: https://apple.co/2KpZM21

cVIGIL – Vigilance during Elections

During elections, there is a lack of a fast information channel to transmit and track complaints of violation of Model Code of Conduct to the Election Commission. Delays in reporting such violations may provide an easy escape route for candidates who have violated the code. Further, lack of any documented, untampered, evidence in the form of pictures or videos was a major hurdle in establishing the veracity of a complaint, later. The Commission’s experience has also shown a significant percentage of reporting was false or inaccurate, which led to wastage of precious time of Field Units.

The new cVIGIL app launched by Election Commission of India is expected to fill in all these gaps and create a fast-track complaint reception and redressal system. cVIGIL provides time stamped evidentiary proof of model code of conduct / Expenditure Violation, having live photo/video with auto location data. This unique combination of timestamping, live photo with auto location can be fairly relied upon by election machinery to navigate to the right spot and take prompt action. The GIS-based dashboard provides strong decision tool to drop and dispose of frivolous and unrelated cases even before they are acted upon, thereby reducing the workload of election machinery on ghost complaints.

IF you find any violations – use cVIGIL today!

Android: http://bit.ly/2IIsZpW   iOS: https://apple.co/2IINqDl

Open Signal – measure your data speeds

OpenSignal is an award winning app,  packed with features to help you accurately measure the everyday experience you receive on your mobile network. It includes download speed, upload speed and latency test, test speeds on cellular or wifi. It also retains a history of speed tests, visualized on a map or list.

The speed test allows you to find out the location at which the signal is strongest, and also compare cellular and wifi speeds. Network availability and speed stats are stored and listed based on your own experience as well as the experiences of others – whether on your own service provider or on other networks.

Coverage maps are available for all operators and zoom in to street level. The coverage maps are based on the signal experienced by users. The data is collected by crowd sourcing and is fairly representative. You could use this information to download maps before visiting areas with weak or no signal.

Overall, a very useful tool to understand your mobile connectivity efficiency.

Android: http://bit.ly/2R1PGqf           iOS: https://apple.co/2R1PIOT

 

Humorcast – Hilarious Weather

There are types and types of Weather Forecast Apps – this one has Humor! You check the weather, why not laugh as well?

Start your day off on the right foot with HumorCast: the original funny weather app. Baked-in are 1000s of phrases ready to complement the awful weather. And, there are  100s of beautiful backgrounds taken by world-class photographers and paired precisely to each weather condition? And best of all, it is easy-as-pie to share so you and your friends can LOL together.

The weather forecasting is hyperlocal and accurate and has no ads. There is a profanity-meter built in to adjust to your tastes. And the voice forecasts can be in different accents, pitches, rate!  Many more features for you to discover, once you install the app!
Now, just sit back and enjoy the weather!!

Voter Helpline

Elections are fast approaching and you need to verify your presence on the Voter List. Voter Helpline from the Election Commission of India helps you do that. Just download the app and look for your name on the Electoral Rolls – Enter your name, and there you are! If your name is unique, you will land with your details on record, such as Assembly Constituency, District, State, Part No. and Sr. No. If your name is not unique, you may have to fill in some more details about your age, sex, area, etc. and you will home in to your record in a fraction of a second.


You can even submit online forms for New Voter Registration, shifting to a different constituency, Deletion or Objection in the electoral roll, correction of entries & Transposition within Assembly. It is possible to register complaints related to Electoral Services and track its disposal status. There are various FAQs on Voter, Elections, EVM, & Results.

One of the better Government of India Apps for the lay user. Go for it!

Android: http://bit.ly/2NCpTEI