Mobile personal assistant app Haptik, processes requests for services such as travel bookings, movie tickets, cabs, restaurant reservation, repair services, and more, has introduced a new version of its platform with enhanced AI capabilities, a SmartWallet and new partnerships with other services.
Haptik 5.0 comes with an in-built SmartWallet that would allow users to complete commercial transactions with a single tap without having to leave the chat interface. The new version also features an expanded partner ecosystem of over 25 category-leading brands across segments to include Uber, Zomato, BookMyShow, Goibibo, Cleartrip and UrbanClap among others.
Haptik 5.0 also features ‘Genius Mode’, a feature powered by artificial intelligence that allows personalisation of services and offerings. The technology (which can be turned off by users) curates and recommends services and offerings based on the users’ personality and transaction history on the app.
Commenting on the launch of Haptik 5.0, Aakrit Vaish, CEO, Haptik said, “Conversational Commerce and Chatbots have been the trending topics for a better part of 2016 and we believe that it is all the more relevant for the Indian market which is very different when compared to other developed or emerging markets. With Indians spending 75% of their time on smartphones on a text or chat interface, it has been our endeavour to improve that experience by leveraging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Haptik 5.0 is a culmination of these elements which coupled with an ecosystem of category-leading service partners and a new built-in wallet will make it a one-of-its kind app in India.”
Talespin is a retail solution that helps increase conversion. It answers 3 core questions: What to buy? Is there anything similar? Is this available in my size?
Talespin offers brands a digital extension of shelf space in stores and ensures that an “opportunity to sell” is never missed – all at zero capital cost! With the help of Talespin, stores can allow customers to order products which are no longer in stock or not sold in the store. Customers can opt for either paying in the store or COD and have the product shipped to their homes.
To know more, watch Talespin pitch at UnPluggd 2016 Winter Edition!
Pinut is an offline content distribution platform for education, entertainment, and information. It’s a plug-n-play device and app, to store content, which can be used as a digital library, teaching classes, watch movies and songs, all without being connected to the internet.
How does it work?
Download the Pinut app ->Connect to the Wifi hotspot->Start storing your content.
To know more, watch Pinut pitch at UnPluggd 2016 Winter Edition!
MyShake, a revolutionary earthquake detection app released by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, turns your phone into seismology tool, watching for and warning users before the damaging seismic waves arrive. Ever its launch the app has already detected over 200 earthquakes in more than ten countries.
“We found that MyShake could detect large earthquakes, but also small ones, which we never thought would be possible,” says Qingkai Kong from the University of California, Berkeley, who is a co-creator of the app.
A paper published in Geophysical Research Letters says:
On a typical day about 8000 phones provide acceleration waveform data to the MyShake archive. The on-phone app can detect and trigger on P waves and is capable of recording magnitude 2.5 and larger events. The largest number of waveforms from a single earthquake to date comes from the M5.2 Borrego Springs earthquake in Southern California, for which MyShake collected 103 useful three-component waveforms. The network continues to grow with new downloads from the Google Play store everyday and expands rapidly when public interest in earthquakes peaks such as during an earthquake sequence.
App Maker is a new browser-based platform by Google, that lets people easily develop custom applications for their businesses.
Whether it’s for process automation and workflow or project management, Google says that its service allows businesses to build apps for any problem inside a company that can be easily digitized and solved by a very basic custom software.
App Maker is available for those enrolled in the Early Adopter Program for Google’s G Suite Business offering (formerly known as Google Apps). If you are not yet enrolled, you can go here to apply.
iTrack is an Industry-Academia Collaborative cloud platform, that helps students in doing what they are supposed to do during their formal education and are not able to do due to lack of infrastructure.
So, what does iTrack offer?
Programming Labs on Cloud
Free Courses and
Connect with the industry for Jobs.
iTrack also allows students to become mentors and earn while they are still in college. iTrack claims it is already used by over 50,000 students all across India in over 35 colleges and by corporate giants like IBM and Microsoft.