5 best Android apps for online shopping in India


Undoubtedly, online shopping is slowly and gradually injected in every vein of shopping lovers. People earlier used to shop offline –pay visit to retail physical store– for their daily needs. But, now with emergence of online shopping portals, the trend has changed drastically. Now, every 1 out of 4 shoppers is shopping online. Why? It is simple, convenient and delivers at your doorstep (mostly free).

In the recent past, India is bombarded with huge chunks of online shopping portals specializing in selling all types of products and services. Below is a list of best five shopping apps which are commonly used by online buyers and have gained great goodwill within a short span of time.


flipkartWith smartphones quickly taking over this generation like a wave, it is only natural for brands to come up with an app and Flipkart is no exception. The free to download app of the shopping website brings all the goodies to your smartphone with an added advantage of convenience. The product listings on Flipkart app shows images of products, close up images, user reviews and ratings. It is also easy to browse products with this apps as it uses swipe gesture to display next or previous product. Users can also see their recently browsed product on this app even when the phone is not connected to the Internet. Placing order through Flipkart app is also as easy as on the website with all payment options provided. Once you have placed the order, checking order details and tracking the order delivery is a breeze. The app also comes with social media integration so that user can share the interesting product listings with their contacts and friends. Also, installing the app will get you some sweet discounts as Flipkart regularly comes up with deals exclusive for app users.


amazonThe top rival of Flipkart, Amazon has also got a free to download app hosted on the smartphone app world for its users. This app again is the splitting mirror image of the website of Amazon and shows products category wise including Today’s deal, recently viewed items and recommendations from Amazon based on user searches. Placing an order on the app is also a breeze since it allows user to make payment online using a credit or debit card, through gift card and cash on delivery. Also, once the order has been placed, users can track the progress details with a single click. The app will also send you notifications when the order is shipped and when it is out for delivery. If amazon is your go-to website for online shopping, it is a must to install the app since the website offers some exclusive deals only to its app users.


snapdealSnapdeal is another major e-commerce website that has a great app on different OS platform app store for its users. This app encompasses all the features and layout of the website in the skin of Material design for visual appeal. Snapdeal app also shows all products hosted on the website under categories and makes it easier to browse them. The app also lets you shop right from its interface with order tracking and all other bells and whistles. Moreover, users can recommend products to their contacts through social media and win rewards. Another feather in the hat of the app is that it features instant payments of prepaid mobile recharges, postpaid mobile bills, electricity bills, gas bills and DTH recharges as well.


ebayIn the online shopping domain, eBay happens to be the oldest and one of the most used websites. It is only natural for the website to come up with its own app to cater to its smartphone users. eBay app on the smartphone gives users all the features including the Buy it now as well as bid for the product, which is quite interesting feature. One aspect that puts eBay ahead of its competitors is that it allows users to post their products for selling without much complications like Amazon or Flipkart. This makes eBay a complete e-commerce solution for anyone out there.


paytmPaytm is a website that was mainly an online recharge provider, however, it has now went on to evolve into an online shopping website with good deals and cashback offers. Paytm is known to offer cash-backs on almost entire catalog in form of Paytm wallet cash, which has resulted in its increasing popularity among its competitors. Moreover, the app also lets user recharge metro card, Gold Loan & Insurance Premium payment and electricity bills to name a few. This makes Paytm an all-in-one solution for anyone who prefers shopping or paying bills from the comfort of their homes.

With so many online shopping portals, confusion related to pricing of the product in buyers’ mind is definite. Am I buying it for right (lowest) price? To clarify this problem, several price comparison sites have cropped up in the recent past. Out of all, PriceRaja is one price comparison android app where you can compare all prices available on different online sellers at once. You can also compare up to 4 product in a go. What more? The app also gives you a comprehensive list of trending deals and coupons available on the internet. [top image source]

~Sanjeev Kumar


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Awas Trik Biaya Kirim

:: Salah satu trik meraup uang di eBay adalah dengan mempermainkan ongkos kirim. Bukan sekali dua kali saya menemukan ongkos kirim yang berkali lipat dari harga barangnya sendiri 🙂 Nampaknya kini trik ini mulai dilakukan juga di situs eCommerce di Indonesia.

Contoh terlampir bisa dilihat, ketika saya mencari baterai A23 untuk bel rumah. Ada yang harganya hanya 6000, sementara saingannya 8000.
Tentu kita cenderung akan beli yang lebih murah itu ya ?

Ternyata, ongkos kirimnya 19.000 ! Edan 😀 total jadi 25.000

Bandingkan dengan saingannya yang lebih mahal tadi, ternyata setelah ditambah ongkir (ongkos kirim), menjadi hanya 17.000 🙂

eBay mengatasi soal ini dengan cara memberikan opsi menampilkan barang berdasarkan Harga+Ongkos Kirim 🙂 jadi sudah harga bersih. Tidak ada kejutan lagi 🙂 screenshot terlampir.

Sebaiknya situs eCommerce disini bisa meniru ini juga. Agar trik jadul seperti ini tidak mengecoh lagi. (y) 

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Hollywood Menyesatkan Kita Tentang Orang Tenggelam

:: Mungkin ada orang yang mencaci maki ibu ini, karena asyik dengan handphone nya sementara anaknya tenggelam. Padahal, ada kemungkinan bukan demikian hal yang sebenarnya terjadi lho.

Yang banyak orang belum tahu adalah, selama ini kita dikibuli oleh Hollywood. Orang yang tenggelam itu #tidak heboh ! Mereka malah cenderung diam saja, karena, sedang panik berusaha untuk bisa terus bernafas.

Kenali ciri-ciri orang tenggelam yang sebenarnya :



Perhatikan video tersebut, lifeguard menyelamatkan anak yang tenggelam itu dari belakang, karena aman – yang sedang panik tenggelam jadi tidak bisa menenggelamkan penolongnya.

Jadi, bisa saja sebetulnya ibu itu melihat anaknya sedang tenggelam, namun, dia tidak tahu. Karena selama ini kita diajarkan film & TV bahwa orang tenggelam itu panik & menjerit-jerit – sedangkan anaknya cuma diam saja :(

Seperti ditulis oleh Mario Vittone : http://mariovittone.com/2010/05/154/

The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach.

“I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other and she had screamed but now they were just standing, neck-deep on the sand bar. “We’re fine, what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed. “We’re fine!” the husband yelled, waving him off, but his captain kept swimming hard.

”Move!” he barked as he sprinted between the stunned owners. Directly behind them, not ten feet away, their nine-year-old daughter was drowning. Safely above the surface in the arms of the captain, she burst into tears, “Daddy!”

How did this captain know – from fifty feet away – what the father couldn’t recognize from just ten?

Drowning is not the violent, splashing, call for help that most people expect. The captain was trained to recognize drowning by experts and years of experience. The father, on the other hand, had learned what drowning looks like by watching television.

If you spend time on or near the water (hint: that’s all of us) then you should make sure that you and your crew knows what to look for whenever people enter the water. Until she cried a tearful, “Daddy,” she hadn’t made a sound.

As a former Coast Guard rescue swimmer, I wasn’t surprised at all by this story. Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing, and yelling that dramatic conditioning (television) prepares us to look for, is rarely seen in real life.

Bacaan yang bagus : http://listverse.com/2014/06/02/10-disturbing-facts-about-drowning/

Anyway, inilah sebabnya mengapa ada lifeguard / penjaga di kolam renang di luar negeri.

Orang awam mayoritas tidak tahu ciri orang tenggelam, DAN tidak tahu cara menolong yang benar – sehingga kadang malah turut jadi korban juga.

Lifeguard / penjaga kolam sudah dilatih khusus untuk ini semua.

Jadi pertanyaan yang seharusnya ditanyakan adalah : dimana lifeguard di kolam renang di hotel tersebut ?

Jika ada lifeguard yang bertugas di kolam tersebut, anak tersebut bisa terhindar menjadi korban.

Inilah pertanyaan yang seharusnya ditanyakan. Bukannya malah langsung menyalahkan ibu si korban dengan membabi buta.


Ibu Sibuk Dengan Ponsel, 2 Anak Tewas Saat Berenang
Surabaya – Dua anak tewas di kolam renang Hotel Novotel. Mereka tenggelam. Orang yang seharusnya men…

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Awas Bahaya IoT

:: IoT (Internet of Things) adalah alat-alat sehari-hari, seperti kulkas, TV, AC, lampu; yang #cerdas. Jadi berbasis komputer, dan bisa konek ke Internet / Intranet. Potensi manfaatnya besar, dan demikian juga potensi penjualannya 😀 Alhasil kini banyak vendor yang segera membuat produk-produk IoT. Siap panen dari tren baru ini.

Namun sayangnya, sejauh ini saya perhatikan, banyak sekali yang #sangat bermasalah dari sisi security nya. Banyak yang mudah di hack 🙁 termasuk beberapa yang saya beli.

Ada 2 inti masalahnya :

(1) IoT yang mudah di hack.

(2) IoT sangat sulit, atau malah tidak bisa, di update / upgrade softwarenya.

Poin 1 saja sudah sangat bermasalah. Sialnya, banyak IoT yang bermasalah di #semua poin di atas 🙁

Linus Torvalds seperti biasa mampu melihat jauh ke depan, dan mengangkat soal ini. Bayangkan jika pemanas di rumah kita di hack, dan dinaikkan temperaturnya ? Bisa berbahaya sekali ! 🙁

Saran: HINDARI IoT, sampai para vendor mau untuk mulai memperhatikan aspek security / keamanan produk mereka.

IoT should (must) be secure by default.


Linux founder Torvalds talks IoT at Embedded Linux Conference
Linux founder Linus Torvalds attended the Embedded Linux Conference & OpenIoT Summit for the first time, to discuss Linux embedded systems and IoT devices.

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:: Beberapa hari yang lalu istri saya masuk ke Mall Aeon bersama bayi Inara. Semua pengunjung di depannya dibiarkan lewat begitu saja oleh security – dan mendadak dia saja yang dihentikan untuk diperiksa.

Dia tahu bahwa dia sedang menjadi korban racist profiling – pemilahan berdasarkan SARA. Etnis lainnya malah dibiarkan lewat begitu saja oleh security.

Apa security Mall Aeon tidak tahu, bahwa ini adalah diskriminasi ?

Apa security Mall Aeon tidak tahu, bahwa yang melakukan pengeboman di #Mall Alam Sutera adalah etnis yang mereka loloskan barusan itu….?

Terorisme itu tidak kenal #SARA : suku, agama, ras, dan antar golongan !

Racist Security Profiling is very stupid & dangerous security policy.

Memilah-milah proses keamanan berdasarkan SARA adalah kebijakan security yang paling bodoh & berbahaya.

Istri saya memutuskan untuk melawan.

Dia langsung acungkan handphone dia ke muka petugas security, dan menyatakan bahwa petugas tersebut akan dia foto, jika tetap nekat bertindak SARA kepada dia.

Akhirnya dia batal menjadi korban perlakuan SARA.

Tolak perlakuan SARA di mana pun juga.

Demi keamanan kita semua bersama. Mari.

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Launching Insan Music Store

Hari Sabtu ini, 9 April 2016, Insan Music Store akan mengadakan acara launching di Bandung.

Tempat: Telkomsel Loopstation, Jl. Diponegoro 24, Bandung
Waktu: pukul 8:00 pagi s/d pukul 17:00

Launching ims spanduk

Pada acara ini, saya akan menjelaskan tentang apa itu “toko musik digital” dan dunia musik digital. Kita bisa lihat banyaknya toko musik konvensional (fisik) yang tutup. Demikian pula penjualan lagu yang jatuh. Bagaimana seharusnya para artis musik / musisi menyikapi hal ini? Pada awalnya tidak ada platform yang memudahkan bagi para artis musik Indonesia untuk mempromosikan dan menjual lagunya. Sekarang ada:


Saya juga akan menjelaskan bagaimana proses pembelian lagu melalui Mandiri e-cash. Datang saja, nanti langsung dibuatkan akunnya dan langsung bisa membeli lagunya. Sudah pada punya akun di toko.insanmusic.com belum? Ayo buat. Gratis lho. Demikian pula buat (atau nanti kita buatkan akun Mandiri e-cash-nya).

Tentu saja acara akan diramaikan dengan band-band yang berada di Insan Music Store dan Roemah Creative Management.

Launching ims flyer

Ditunggu kedatangannya ya. Jreng!

Launching ims backdrop

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