Month: June 2011

How to make windows mobile no 1 mobile OS

Microsoft has put in all the necessary features in windows mobile 7. But its still not the no.1 mobile operating system out there. So how can they make it into one.

Windows mobile has all the talking points of other systems good hardware, apps, notification, over the air updates. Even a program similar to iTunes to sync with PC.

So what’s stopping them from taking the No.1 spot

Apps

Not all the major apps are still on WM. No dropbox, evernote etc. Even big media companies has no apps on WM. No CNN, Nytimes, BBC etc. All these have official apps for other operating systems.

Solution

Microsoft recently paid Nokia 1 Billion dollars. So it’s not short on cash, with this money. It could encourage the big apps on other platforms to come to WM. If they are still not interested lend your developers and make apps for them. Make sure all the features of WM are supported on the apps like live tiles, notifications, upcoming multitasking etc.

You don’t have to do 10000 Application just 50 or 100 top applications that are being used heavily on other platforms.

This will make sure people who want to try WM don’t have any excuse.

Updates

Lack of updates and the 1 update that has been released so far was filled with problems and roll out issues.

Solution

Since windows has already set a basic benchmark for the hardware it can’t be that hard updating it. Rather than wait for 1 big update, push smaller updates until you catch up with others. Put 1 update a month with whatever features are finished.

This will keep it in the news, which in turn will encourage more customers to try it out.

 

iTunes

On windows they have Zune software and on mac there is a windows phone connector 7. The mac version of the software is basic.

Solution

You have enough programmers to push a full iTunes like software for WM. So try to get that out as soon as possible on both PC & mac. It should have support for applications & media syncing.

When apple can simultaneously push windows and mac iTunes software why can’t a big company like Microsoft.

 

Online Application Store

There is none at the moment and all the other mobile operating systems have one.

Solution

It can’t be that hard for Microsoft to implement this. Make it something similar to Android one. Where when users install app from the website they are pushed to the device.

All the things i mentioned can be easily done by a company as big as Microsoft. When Android & Apple are updating their operating system so quickly and so fast. Microsoft can’t take the 1 update a year route.

You seriously think Lokpal Bill will end corruption!

You seriously think Lokpal Bill will end corruption

If you think Lokpal Bill will put an end to corruption i really feel sorry for you. You are seriously underestimating the will and trickery of our corrupt Indians.

Before you think Lokpal Bill will help fight corruption know this. The problem is not that we don’t know where corruption is happening. The real problem is that, we can’t prosecute the people who have been caught taking bribes.

Bill like Lokpal could not have done anything to stop 2G scam. We know the scam happened, we know who did it. But let see how long it will take for them to prosecute those who have been arrested.

Let take a look at China, there corruption is dealt with very seriously. People are executed if found guilty, but can you say corruption doesn’t exist in China.

Similarly even if we bring the best laws and regulatory bodies. People will always find a way around it.

Don’t forget this is the same country. Where a man started 250 companies to hide his corruption. I am talking about Satyam.

So is there no hope, there is hope rather than put up another committee that can get corrupt. Why not take practical steps to make it hard for corruption to happen.

One suggestion i have heard is that banning 1000 Rs & 500 Rs notes will help it. That’s a very good idea, also turn all the future government schemes and tenders into a public auctions.

These are some of the things that I can think of, many smart people out there with even more brilliant ideas.

Lets implement them, why is money going out of India. What can we do to stop it, like give them incentives to keep them money here. If we have to reduce tax liability etc let do it.

Last thing we need is another committee that every other party or person will claim is corrupt when the are found guilty.

Why so many pre announcements by Apple

Apple’s WWDC will start on June 6th. Its just a few days away. Then why is Apple making so many announcements and releases.

They never talk about the topics to be discussed during the keynote in advance. So why did they announce it early, from all the rumors sites its seem like. They just wanted to keep expectation in check. And the stock from falling when there will be no iPhone announcement.

Are they double bluffing and will they surprise everyone by announcing iPhone 5. I don’t think so, i don’t think they will even mention the future iPhone’s at this event because they don’t want to cannibalize their current iPhone 4 sales.

Then about the iWork why did they release it, just a few days ahead of the WWDC. I just downloaded the universal app for Numbers and its a 100 MB download, if you have all the other iWork apps it around 300 MB download.

Even Garageband & iMovie updated on June 1st. That’s nearly 400 Mb download in total. Which they wanted people to get before WWDC. So you can imagine that they have some big downloads coming at WWDC, IOS 5 will it be available on 6th?. Some rumors are even saying that Lion update for macos will be available as a download after the keynote.

No matter what this will be an interesting WWDC to watch.

Microsoft makes windows relevant again

With this Windows 8 demo Microsoft has made windows relevant again. This is how you make a OS that works for tablet and still have the features of PC.