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Why thinking digital is equal to thinking vernacular

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

  Every marketer and ad agency knows that in order to engage with a mass Indian audience ads need to be translated into local languages. At least seven languages form a part of a pan-Indian media plan – Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada – and more, if specific states become important to a [...]

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Expanding mobile payment services – the role of vernacular language applications

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Press|

Published on 13 JANUARY 2015 - Your Story With 90% of India’s 250 million Internet subscribers accessing Internet through mobile (source: TRAI Data, June 2014), it is inevitable that the mobile payments landscape in the country is heating up. There are more than 20 mobile wallet services in the market as per the RBI website. Typically, [...]

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Bringing M-Banking services to the fingertips of rural India

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Banking|

Mobile banking services emerged as a tool to facilitate transaction of money for bank customers in developed countries involving domestic and international remittances, mobile payments such as merchant payments or payment of utility bills. However, in recent years, its scope and coverage has widened quite significantly. Mobile banking today has become very popular in developing world [...]

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The Digital Solution to Problems of Micro Finance Institutions

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Banking|

Micro finance is a fragmented but huge industry, close to $70 billion in terms of aggregated loan, serving about 150 million people globally and consisting of not less than 10,000 micro finance institutions. These are indeed impressive figures, but ground realities are much less rosy, and the industry suffers from some fundamental problems. The industry suffers [...]

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Offline Apps; the answer for Digital India

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: NGOs, Offline Ready, Technology|

A new breed of apps are being developed in India, taking into account the behaviour and needs of the growing mobile internet audience in the country called Offline Apps, with the capability to offer functionality even when users are not connected to mobile data, such apps are the need of the hour in emerging markets like [...]

Tapping the Power of Vernacular Microfinance Apps

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: Banking|Tags: |

Digital technology has the potential to help microfinance institutes become more effective and efficient. In today’s digital world, carrying a laptop in the field has become a passé, and the in-thing is to carry whatever you need in your mobile. There are mobile apps that can help loan officers of these companies working in the field [...]

Microfinance apps: Getting the last mile connectivity of the market

By | September 18th, 2016|Categories: Banking|Tags: |

Microfinance Institutes or MFIs tap entrepreneurial resources at the lowest level of economic stratum and create opportunities for those with limited pocket size. They may have limited money in their pocket to execute their entrepreneurial ideas, but taken together they constitute a huge market for microfinance companies through microcredit. They empower unbanked entrepreneurs with adequate funding [...]

Make your Mobile App Offline Ready for India

By | September 18th, 2016|Categories: Digital Inclusion, Offline Ready, Technology|Tags: , |

Google offering YouTube videos in offline mode in the Indian market was a masterstroke. It was like touching the nerve of an average Indian user, irrespective of his social or economic status, geographical location, literacy level or age. Surprisingly, for all kinds of mobile users in India, whether in rural or urban areas, young or old, [...]

5 facts that every Indian app developer needs to know

By | September 9th, 2016|Categories: Technology|

As the Digital India initiative gains momentum, there is a growing interest in developing more inclusive mobile applications. First time internet users will themselves discover and use the most popular applications like Whatsapp, Facebook, ShareIt etc. But how can we develop apps that are actually tailored to the needs of these users? Here are 5 facts [...]

The low-income group can now use mobile apps for banking in Digital India

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Banking, Digital Inclusion|Tags: , , , , , |

In India, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, our government’s national mission for financial inclusion’ has a good looking scorecard, two years after it was launched. With 22.6 Crore Accounts opened till date, 75% of the accounts being active, and a total balance of more than Rs. 40,000 Crore accumulated in banks under the scheme, we can [...]

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