Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Back to Hyderabad - Learning Flex


I am back to blogging after long time!!

Well, I resigned my job and started something on my own. And I am learning ADOBE FLEX in Hyderabad as well.

I had attended 8 days of class. You may familier with Ameerpet and Panjagutta in Hyderabad, my flex classes were going there. As a developer, I felt the adobe flex is easy to learn and work. Mr. Hemadri (Flex expert and consultant) conducting the classes. I like his teaching skills. Expert in Flex. If you like to take a demo, consult me, i would guide you to join. - 09703856251. I feel the fee is not high, and it is reasonable.

I will be back with some of the flex news/ techniques and my achievements :)

Have a good time.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Google Buzz Released

I surprised by seeing it.
I didn't guessed Google will do it. Google is not giving any gap at all for its competitors. I though Google will leave real time search to twitter. But the giant came into ring.

I think.. It will takes years for Google Buzz to balance twitter. Because there are already lots of twitter applications integrated. For twitter there are many third party applications and plugins are ready to use. It will definitely takes more than a year for Google to compete with twitter. But.. I think. twitter will give strong competition.

What do you think friends?
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mobile Website Development

Developing your website for mobile is a challenging work. It is more complex when compared to normal web development. Without understanding the mobile browsers and trends, optimizing a website for mobile will not yield a happy ending. I’ve seen many web designers/developer are just searching for “mobile web templates” for their existing website. If they understand what mobile web development is, they will not search for mobile web templates.

Developing an existing online website for mobile is completely different strategy. The existing website should be planned for mobile environment and to be strategized. Look at the mobile versions of famous websites like Facebook, Gmail, Google and Yahoo. They were perfectly strategized their websites for mobile devices. Developing website for mobile browsers is an art which is mastered by only few companies; COMO Group is the one of them.

When you are developing a website for mobile browsers, there are lots of devices and browsers to be considered.

We will consider only few browsers, resolutions and platforms while we developing a normal website for PC. But while developing a website for mobile browsers, we should consider thousands of devices and tens of mobile browsers and OS and few Markup languages.

Few things we need to look at before start developing your mobile website.

WURFL (Wireless Universal Resource FiLe):

Almost all the devices repository is available at WURFL and they are updating it everyday/week. By the help of WURFL file it is easy to figure out all the devices and their properties and so, load your website accordingly. The data will be given in xml format. WURFL API is available in PHP too.


Uses WURFL data but through MySql.

WALL (Wireless Abstraction Library):

Universal markup language for wireless devices. It will use WURFL and optimize your markup language for requested mobile device and delivers the appropriate fail proof markup. Such a cool one.

Markup Languages for Mobile browsers:


Get you mobile website developed at COMO Group
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Silly UI mistakes - ICICI online banking

This is the silly mistake yet irritating.
Internet users were accustomed RHS Next button, LHS back button.
But this ICICI bank while you are transferring funds, it is quite reverse. The UI engineer / designer is seems like a TUGHLAK.

The payee account numbers were not accepts copy and paste. The users has to fill the two fields related to payee account number. After filling they are clicking "Back" button instead of "Next" button which costs to re enter the both account numbers again.

Such an idiotic mistake. There are many things like this in ICICI online banking system.

The ICICI lombard will works only for registration. You can not be able to modify your details. But the customer support people will tell you that "It is under maintenance and will be done in next couple of hours. Please buy the insurance first". Be careful.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Paid Directories List - Australia - $10 / Year - 19.95 / One time fee - $100 (Hospitality Industry) - $10 / One time (Free with reciprocal) - 249.95+GST / Year - Starts from $1295 (:-O) - Starts from $7.95/Year (Free with reciprocal) - Starts from $30 / Year - $6.95 / Year
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Australian Worst Directories

Here I am posting the most worst Australian web directories. I will add items when ever I found new worst Australian directory.

- Ends with "Fatal error: Cannot use object of type DB_Error as array in /usr/local/lib/php/YZage/AdvertiserRegister.class.php on line 160"

- Almost all categories empty

Please post if you consider any more directories, I will list them here for you.
Sunday, January 10, 2010

ICICI Lombard customer support till payment only !!?? - Funny

Chat InformationPlease wait for a site operator to respond.
Chat InformationYou are now chatting with 'jeet'
jeet: Good Morning !!  You have reached  How can I help you buy a policy?
ravi: hi jeet
ravi: i would like to buy health insurance for me
ravi: im 29
ravi: working in chennai
jeet: Certainly I will assist you with the same.
ravi: but im from Hyderabad
jeet: May i know would you like to take opd coverage and tax benefits also
ravi: yes
jeet: we have health advantage plan
ravi: ok
jeet: A comprehensive Health Insurance policy that not only goes beyond covering just your hospitalisation expenses, but also offers coverage for Out Patient Treatment expenses (OPD) and Tax Benefits.
ravi: ok
ravi: how much it costs
ravi: ?
jeet: this policy cover you for hospitalization + opd + tax benefits premium is 15,000/-
jeet: Hospitalisation Cover
jeet: Medical expenses incurred as an inpatient during hospitalisation for more than 24
jeet: hours, including room charges, doctor’s / surgeon’s fee, medicines, diagnostic tests,
jeet: etc.
jeet: Medical expenses incurred 30 days prior and 60 days post hospitalisation
ravi: ok
jeet: and opd cover medical bills , dental , doctor visit
ravi: that is much amount for me. any plans less in than that amount?
jeet: you can take family flaoter plan
jeet: this policy cover hospitalization more than 24 hours
jeet: Family Floater Health Insurance plan lets you share the entire sum insured among the family members covered under the policy, without any individual upper limits.
ravi: ok
ravi: how much
ravi: ?
jeet: 3046/- FOR 3 lac coverage
jeet: tenure 1 year
ravi: 3 lac coverage means
jeet: you can take 2 years coverage also
jeet: sum insurances is 3 lac
ravi: means? if any one hospitalize
jeet: yes right
ravi: we will be coverage upto 3 lacs?
jeet: yes
ravi: ok. could you plz send me ur executive
ravi: today
ravi: asap
ravi: today is last date for me to show proof for tax benefit.
jeet: yes
jeet: instantly you can take instantly
ravi: is it possible to send him to me today?
jeet: yes
jeet: i will assist you step by step
ravi: by noon 12 PM to 1 PM
jeet: and you can take print and send for tax benefits
ravi: ok great
ravi: thanks
ravi: plz be online. brb in ten minutes
jeet: shall i proceed to book the policy for you
ravi: yes plz wait for ten min
ravi: i will be right back
jeet: sure
ravi: Hi
jeet: yes
ravi: one questoin
jeet: sure
ravi: we recently changed home in Hyderabad.
jeet: ok
ravi: but i dont have address proof of new home
jeet: ok no issue
ravi: i have all my proofs with old home
jeet: you can fill the new address
ravi: old address
ravi: will it be problem while i am claiming ?
jeet: please be online i will check it
ravi: ok
jeet: I will be right here to assist you to book policy if you need my help :)
ravi: ok
ravi: did you got clarification on change of address
ravi: ?
jeet: yes
jeet: you can fill new address now
jeet: its will not issue for claim
ravi: are you sure jeet? I'll use this chat conversation as proof if anything goes wrong in future. Regarding new address. :)
jeet: yes
jeet: it will not create problem for claim
jeet: you can copy peast this chat also
jeet: Please help me with your email id , which you register for this policy
jeet: ok
jeet: please cross check all details and click on CONFIRM
ravi: where?
jeet: Had you create login id ?
ravi: no
jeet: please click on this link
ravi: or shall i use chennai address
ravi: ?
ravi: where currently im staying
jeet: yes
jeet: you can fill current address
jeet: later you can update it also
jeet: your premium is just 5484/- if you take 2 years coverage
ravi: one year enought
ravi: *enough
ravi: thanks
jeet: ok please proceed with 1 year
jeet: I will be right here to assist you to book policy if you need my help :)
ravi: how many members in a family it will cover?
jeet: we can cover maximum 2 adults + 2 kids under one plan
ravi: including me?
jeet: yes
jeet: do you have spouse and kid
ravi: im not marrie
ravi: married
ravi: not married
jeet: may i know age for your parents
ravi: my mother is already covered with my sister insurance plan
ravi: i have another sister
jeet: you can please cover yourself now
ravi: will my sister cover under this?
jeet: this will not allow to tax benefits
jeet: on sister's policy
ravi: means?
jeet: if you add the sister in this policy you can not get tax benefits
ravi: ok
ravi: if i add myself only.. i will get tax benfits
ravi: is it?
jeet: yes right
jeet: have you create login id for you ?
jeet: please fill full address and your email id
jeet: here we will mail and email the policy
ravi: yes.. i would like to fill my hyderabad address
ravi: wait.. im waiting for full postal address of my home in Hyd
jeet: sure
jeet: I am online with you
ravi: i will fill it when i got call from my home. plz wait for ten min
jeet: Please do not end our chat till you get it complete
jeet: sure
ravi: k
ravi: registered
ravi: do i need to select "Family Floater Health"?
jeet: yes
jeet: later click on CALCUALTE PREMIUM & BUY ONLINE
ravi: save quote and buy later
ravi: shall i pay with online icici banking
ravi: ?
jeet: Yes
ravi: ok. thank you.
jeet: you can make the payment now
jeet: select OPTION 4
jeet: and proceed
ravi: So i can use the print out as proof?
jeet: yes
jeet: instantly
jeet: and we will also send you email
ravi: ok. sure i will pay online
jeet: please help me with transaction id number once you make the payment
jeet: I need this to my record , as i assist you for online policy details
ravi: I may pay later in an hour. Coz i am waiting for tanfer funds to my account
ravi: plz let me know ur email id
jeet: sure
ravi: i will email u
jeet: i am on chat itself
ravi: or you can online for one more hour. will you
jeet: you can minimize chat window
ravi: ok then no worries
ravi: be online
jeet: and later login to chat or ask for jeet
jeet: sure
jeet: ping me when you complete it
ravi: will this plan covers for xray, scanning, medicine expenses?
jeet: this policy cover only hospitalization
jeet: and pre and post
jeet: I am online with you
ravi: pre and post hospitalization means?
ravi: will you explain what kind of charges it will cover
ravi: ?
jeet: means 30 days pre hospitalization expences
jeet: and 60 days after get discharge
ravi: what kind of expenses
ravi: medicine?
ravi: and operation chargtes... etc..
jeet: like doctor charges , x- ray charges
ravi: ok. shall i see that list?
ravi: please
ravi: if you don't mind
jeet: all expences you pay before get hospitalziation
jeet: you can claim to us
ravi: is there a list online?
jeet: no we do not have list
jeet: are you able to book the policy on your end
ravi: hello again
jeet: yes
jeet: have you book the policy ?
ravi: what kind of health problems it will not cover?
ravi: im about to book
jeet: we do not cover
jeet: Any illness/ disease/ injury/ pre-existing disease before the inception of the policy.
jeet: However, this exclusion ceases to apply if the policy is renewed with the Company
jeet: for 4 consecutive years
jeet: Non-allopathic treatment, pregnancy and childbirth related complications, cosmetic,
jeet: aesthetic and obesity related treatment
jeet: Expenses arising from HIV or AIDS and related diseases, use or misuse of liquor,
jeet: intoxicating substances or drugs as well as intentional self injury
jeet: War, riots, strike, nuclear weapon, induced treatment
ravi: induced means?
jeet: i am not getting you
ravi: "induced treatment" I didn't understood this
jeet: where it mention ?
ravi: War, riots, strike, nuclear weapon, induced treatment
jeet: means if persaon need to hospitalized due to war then this treatment we will not cover
ravi: ok
ravi: shall i cover my mother again under this policy
ravi: yet my sister policy covers
jeet: yes
jeet: may i know her age ?
ravi: 45
jeet: yes
jeet: you can add her on your policy
jeet: and all total premium you will get tax benefits
ravi: k
jeet: May i know do she suffer from any pre-existing illness ?
ravi: no
jeet: you can select 2 ADULTS and get premium amount and proceed
jeet: great
jeet: you can instantly take print of her policy
ravi: when im updating details it is not updating
ravi: after i logged in
jeet: please refresh the page
jeet: and seelct FAMILY flaoter again
ravi: not working friend..
ravi: i went into "My profile"
jeet: may i know do you get any error
jeet: please log out and login again
jeet: and go to MY ACCOUNT / MY QUOTES
ravi: k
ravi: i selected number of adults as two
jeet: right
jeet: select sum insurances
ravi: age groud of eldest member - 46 to 55
ravi: i selected
ravi: when i calculate premium..
ravi: it is giving 10483/1 year
jeet: yes right
jeet: now click on CONTINUE TO BUY
ravi: no.. I can pay rs.3046
ravi: so i need to select myself only?
jeet: yes right
jeet: select adults 1
ravi: i like to choose EMI
jeet: yes
ravi: when i choose EMI and ICICI Bank
ravi: it is asking for card number
ravi: i would like to pay through icici net banking
ravi: emi
jeet: we have EMI
jeet: Only on ICICI credit card
ravi: ok
jeet: I will be right here to assist you to book policy if you need my help :)
ravi: let me pay through net banking
jeet: sure
ravi: XXXX (Sorry im hiding this from you)
ravi: transaction ID (After payment)
jeet: thank you
jeet: you can now take print of the policy any time
ravi: Critical ERROR Occured Kindly contact your HelpDesk for further details.
ravi: when i click on download policy
jeet: please try after 2hours
jeet: there is some upgrading in print
ravi: view policy also not working
jeet: please check after 2 hours
ravi: atleast will you please email me
ravi: i need to submit it
ravi: to my HR
ravi: otherwise it will be waste for me
jeet: sure
jeet: i will email you
ravi: thanks
jeet: if need any assist please login to chat
ravi: did you emailed?
jeet: yes i will email you
ravi: please do it. I will wait
jeet: sure
jeet: if not get please login to chat again
ravi: no worries. I will wait
ravi: Jeet.. will you please email me this chat
ravi: i will be thankful to you
ravi: :)
jeet: i am online from 7 am to 4 pm if any assist later
ravi: its ok. Will you please email me this chat transact to my email id
jeet: you can please copy peast it

See how people are behaving.. They will take care till they get payment from you..

Be careful :)