A “bad” result in SSC is not the end of your world. Here’s why

According to a lot of people, yes it is. And that is completely understandable. Why wouldn’t you think this way? You are left to believe your entire career depends on your result in these board exams. That one bad grade might potentially make or break you. It is scary. And your biggest fear turns in to reality when you don’t get your expected GPA.

Is it the end of the world though?

But as cliché as it may sound, that doesn’t mean you lose. A bad grade in one board exam does not have the ability to define you, or how your life and career will turn out. You might hear otherwise, but really the best thing to do when coping with a downfall is to get back up and keep working hard.

How do you define a bad result? Well, conventionally, anything below a GPA 5.00 is considered not great. But some things most of us do not consider are the factors that might affect it other than the students’ apparent shortcoming. Your result may have been published wrong or simply went to a rather strict teacher who narrowed down to one right answer, something most questions in the creative system is not limited to.

What you need to realise is that the grading system of these exams is not a standard of your merit.

A 3-hour long test cannot measure the depth of your years-long education. So, don’t be too hard o yourself. What might help you cope with your “bad result” is facing this truth.

Why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up

Board exams are a huge turning point in everyone’s life, but the importance of it in the long run is trivial. If anything, it is the most valuable point in your life because of the lessons that come with that phase. Call it philosophical but JSC/SSC/HSC and everything after plays a bigger role is teaching you time management, punctuality, multi-tasking ,and most important of all, learning to get back up after failure.

So, something that might help you a lot when trying to cope with your result is to be realistic. It is not the end of the world.

If anything, it’s a step closer to the start.

However, this exam does give you the chance to look for any flaw there might be in your study routine, time schedules and daily routine in general. It might also be an indication that maybe you are putting too much pressure on yourself. Things get much easier when we think more realistically and less emotionally.

Take your time and then go get it

Does this take care of your emotions though? When getting an unexpected outcome, it has a toll on our mental health as well. And as much as it might seem easy to just forget it ever happened and move on, it’s not. Because mental health is a complex issue, not everyone can cope the same way. Sometimes your family may not be as supportive, and sometimes even with supportive parents it is hard to not feel bad.

In this case, the best thing you can do is sulk. Yes, you saw it right. If you need a day or two to do nothing but cry, or be on YouTube, then do it. If you want to sleep your way through it, then do it. Whatever it is, take time off and do nothing but feel whatever you are feeling. Avoid time around your friends, family and the pasher bashar aunty whose daughter got a 5.00 with a 90% in every subject for the time being.

It might not make you feel better right away, but it is definitely a start. 

Meet the street children from Bangladesh who are playing in the world cup semis!

The Street Children Cricket World Cup is the first of its kind. A tournament to showcase the talent of street children from all over the world. In April of this year, the city of Cambridge welcomed teams from all around the world, including Bangladesh.

The little champs

The eight-player team from Bangladesh consists of 4 boys and 4 girls. The organization Leedo trained this merry bunch. Leedo is a member organization of the Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum (BSAF). BSAF is a charitable organization that shelters 52 street children in their shelter house at the moment.

“These children, with their participation in such a world event, have got the much-needed motivation to boldly move on with life in the future.”

Said Forhad Hossain from Leedo in an interview with Arab News.

Read more: Focus on the game of cricket, not the jersey

Rocketing ahead

The team members set out for the UK on 28th April 2019. In addition, teams from countries such as India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Congo and Nepal are taking part in this tournament. The tournament started with Bangladesh playing against the Mauritius team. Bangladesh started their journey with a victorious feat, beating Mauritius by 17 runs.

In their second match, the team played against West Indies, winning with 6 wickets and 15 deliveries left. The team has also played against Nepal and Tanzania , winning against the former.

The Street Children Cricket World Cup

This tournament is being arranged by Street Children United, a UK based charity organization. In association with the International Cricket Council (ICC), this world cup tournament aims to fight the stigma against street children and their ability to contribute to society. They also hope to represent their country on an international level.

Our next superstars

Attending a world event pushed these children out of their comfort zones to challenge themselves in a way they never imagined! Through cricket, they are getting the opportunity to learn more about competing, team-building and pursuing their own interests.

“In my childhood I wanted to be a good dancer. But now, after getting involved with cricket, I decided to join the national women’s team,” 

Said Arjoo Rahman who’s one of the 8 children who are playing in the Bangladesh team

In fact, before the start of the SCCWC, all the teams were involved in cricket training, art activities, playing with teams of local schools, and speaking at the House of Parliament!

Being a part of this tournament gives them a chance to bravely take on an exciting challenge. And they receive honorable recognition on an international level.

Maybe one day we will have our next Shakib-Al-Hasan or Salma Khatun from these children superstars.

As of today, our champs from Bangladesh has managed to reach the semis. Godspeed!

A Bangladeshi’s story of romanticizing the rain

People have been romanticizing the rain since the beginning of time. There are poems and stories written that revolve around the beauty of this season. There are paintings of the scenic beauty of rainy days in Dhaka, and as time goes by, we seem to come up with more reasons to romanticize rainy days.

Most importantly, because the weather in Bangladesh rarely changes, the rain is something people look forward to. And even if it disrupts us going to class/work on time or floods the roads of Dhaka, the rain is an absolute delight, right? Because the rainy season is always glorified so much, I tried looking for a few things we can always get out of a rainy day.

The only time everything looks aesthetic

The best part about rain is that every place in Dhaka looks picture-worthy. Hell, the sky’s the main attraction so does it really matter what else there is in the background? No matter where you live, and where you are, the dull sky and lightning make every single place in Dhaka aesthetic. Even if your home is next to a local slum, the rain will have some way of making it look good. And why would you NOT make a video of this blessing of a season?

Finally becoming a photographer

Whether you have a flip phone or a DSLR, today is the day you finally become a photographer. Even if it’s of the trees and signboards breaking down and blocking the street, you need to take a picture. There’s beauty in destruction too, after all. Taking a breath-taking picture on a rainy day will definitely be the stepping stone of your photography career. But since it’s important you make it look professional, get yourself some photography gadgets. Save up to buy the best DSLR in the market, with lenses and a tripod. Or better yet, buy an iPhone! We all know every iPhone user is a pro photographer by heart.

Getting in touch with Bangla literature

This is the time of the year a lot of people get in touch with Bangla literature. At least, that’s what I got from the pictures. During rainy days, people read almost as much Bangla literature as they do during the month of February. And jokes apart, this is probably the most beautiful thing the rain brings to Bangladesh. You’ll find many people reading Bangla poetry and novels, even if it is for that one day. And even they don’t, they’ll definitely take it out of the bookshelf just to take a picture, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Whatever the reason is, don’t stop yourself from reading a few lines of Bangla poetry just because some writer said it’s mainstream in a humorous piece about the rain.  

Unleashing the writer in you

Now, you’ve taken a lot of pictures of the rain, the sky, and everything else around you. But you definitely need something deep to caption it. Since you took advantage of this day to turn yourself into a professional photographer, why not become a writer too? Today, you can write whatever you want (as long as it’s so deep people don’t understand a word of it and avoid reading) and use it to enhance the aesthetic vibe of your photography. However, if you don’t think you’re capable of writing yourself something amazing, there are always lyrics from Oniket Prantor or Shei je Boshe Ache that can save the day!

FR Tower Fire: The Red Flags that shouldn’t have been ignored

The Faruque-Rupayan Tower aka FR tower is a noticeable high rise building in Banani. Being constructed a long time ago, this building has sold their space to several corporate offices and restaurants. And so, it was normal that a good number of people would be in this building for work or recreational purposes.

However, the fire at the same FR Tower on Thursday, around 12.45 PM opened our eyes to a few major issues it was hiding all this time. As of today, 24 people have died and almost 100 others were injured, all because the owners didn’t care to give attention to safety guidelines or the Bangladesh building codes.

Illegal extensions and the first red flag

The FR tower builders first submitted its plan to Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) in 1995 and again in 2005. But what they left out is the fact that there was a four-floor extension. Although they got the approval to make this building 18-storey high, it was made to be of 22 floors with no following of safety regulations. And just like the recent fire, FR tower had also caught fire almost a decade ago. Even if this wasn’t enough to make the authorities conscious about its constructional defects, the floor extension apparently did come to the attention of RAJUK in 2007. But because proper action was not taken against anyone, this remained an issue for later. This was the first red flag, something that could have easily been stopped but wasn’t.

Lacking safety measures

In 2003, the Fire Prevention and Extinguishing act urged all high-rise buildings to send them a report within half a year of its announcement. The mighty Faruque-Rupayan Tower was one of them. But when the fire started last week, the iron fire exits were locked. This building had no sprinklers either. And the sad thing is, even if the fire exits were open, not all of the people in this building would be able to get out safely. Being only 0.6 metres and 1.2 metres in width, the only two fire exits there were in this 22-storey building wouldn’t have been enough to get everyone out safely.

“These incidents really don’t surprise you anymore. And the thing is, these don’t apply just for big buildings like this”

Said Marzan Kamal (Name has been changed) when asked about her opinion

She explained how the fire exits are always locked at most high-rise buildings nowadays.

And no one usually checks them until something bad happens.

After the incident, the fire department mentioned that the FR tower authorities were asked to join seminars on safety rules and recommended to work on safety measures surrounding the building. But they did not pay much attention to it. They also did not have their safety license, something that RAJUK needed to take care of right away.

It’s never too late to be safe

From the floor extension to not implementing safety guidelines to an overall poor construction of the building, there were countless red flags that the FR tower already had. But sadly, it isn’t until innocent people die a horrendous death that they actually start taking legal action. It is crucial for everyone keep their building’s fire safety measures in check. Just like this terrible incident, we shouldn’t wait till the damage has been done to be conscious.

As a woman who has never had to commute by bus, I am scared

If you don’t know already, Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, a student of Bangladesh University of Professionals, was run over by a bus near Jamuna Future Park on Tuesday,19th March 2019. His ID card, covered in blood, was the first thing I saw when I came across this news. Apparently, this young man was crossing the road using the zebra crossing when he was hit and run over by a Suprobhat Paribahan bus. Yes, it’s happening again. After only 7 months of the heroic student protest demanding road safety, the same thing is happening again. If you aren’t shocked or surprised, you probably understand why.

“One hand, I feel extremely sad and angry. On the other hand, I just feel helpless because nothing has really changed,”

Said Nabil Ahmed when asked about today’s incident.

As a student myself, I was privileged enough to have a car for commute. More importantly, I was privileged to live very close to my university. So as someone who never really took a bus to travel somewhere, I cannot relate. As someone who took a rickshaw only to go from Kafrul to Mirpur 11, I do not know much about the roads of Dhaka.

However, as someone who always makes sure to use the zebra crossing even when it’s easier to cross without it, I am absolutely terrified.

As someone who looks both ways even when crossing a one-way street, I am frightened. Don’t get me wrong, there are times where pedestrians literally run to cross a street without looking left or right. And even if I were a conscious driver following every rule in the book, I wouldn’t have been able to save them from harm. But then, there are times when they die despite using the zebra crossing. There are times when they die despite being motionless people in a bus stop.

“I think this proves that even if pedestrians are aware of the rules, these accidents can and are still happening because of reckless drivers.”

Said Nima Mahal

So, to think that one might potentially die despite following the rules, to think one might die merely by existing on the streets of Dhaka is, in a word, terrifying.

I wanted to write an enormous section about traffic rules in other countries and its implementation, but what is the point really? What is the point of talking about law enforcement in a country that will stick to every bad thing in the world rather than embracing the good? What is the point of talking about following the laws when it isn’t the laws itself that are the issue, but the fact that they were never taken seriously?

And after today, what is the point of talking about traffic regulations in a country where drivers are as careless as commuters?

“Changes can come if tried. Our country has changed for the better in a lot of ways so why not this?”

Said Minhaz Shafi when asked about our governing system.

And it’s true. Many people have seen bikers wearing helmets and noticed the presence of traffic police in certain places. But that’s probably where it ended.

Afrin Zaman, a student who rides the bus to reach university told me about an accident she was recently in. “It was one of those bus racing incidents where a random bus driver starts driving rashly. No one died but a friend had to be taken to the hospital as a small shard of glass impacted a side of her body. It was scary,” said Zaman as she further mentioned how cheap and accessible the bus system is in Bangladesh. “I’ve always felt that the bus system was so easily accessible! The helpers also helped me get off on the road but despite all this, the risk is seriously undeniable,” added Zaman.

As a believer in change, I am hopeful change will come.

But as a realistic citizen of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, I just feel sad.

Before writing this, I took time to read every news article I could find surrounding this incident. As of today, Mayor Atiqul Islam has pledged to build a foot over bridge named after Abrar, the victim, along with vowing to take action against the murderers. And to me, the actions said to be taken seemed fairly promising.

But then again, if you were in a country that faced the gruesome murder of two students, followed by a ground-breaking protest, maybe some reformation just to have the same thing happen the same way only 7 months later, how hopeful would you be?

*Names have been changed so to keep individuals’ identity anonymous.

7 best places for tech startups

Whenever we hear about tech we focus on the first world or developed countries. But the era is now changing. Greater opportunities are now being available in the Asian countries. Why I am focusing on Asia is because the best places for tech startups is now in the Asian countries. It’s quite simple, if we look at statistics and data, we notice that developed countries have already focused on their IT infrastructures. So to have a startup in a country where key players are Google, Microsoft, and Apple, is like making fun of yourself. So we did a lot of desk research and talked with a lot of tech people and listed the 7 best places to start up in tech for our beloved HiFi people. Before I begin to bore you, let’s start looking at these places.

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[button link=”#” size=”large” target=”self”]7) Seoul, South Korea[/button]

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Why Seoul, South Korea is in the 7th place is because the Korean government is tremendously supporting startups and young entrepreneurs. If you look back, Korea even facilitated large conglomerates like Samsung and gaming companies like Nexon, to hone their skills and knowledge with the Korean expertise, to expand the Korean brands beyond borders. Hence, the government is now focusing on developing their own companies to also decrease the unemployment rate. Korean companies like Kakao, and Ticketmaster, are also playing a vital role in the financial sector. Therefore, startup loans are available at a minimal interest. Seeing South Korea’s progress in the tech sector, North Korea is also working to improve their openness towards entrepreneurship on their part.

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[button link=”#” size=”large” target=”self”]6) Hong Kong, China[/button]

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Many of us don’t know that Hong Kong is rated in Forbes magazine as one of the top four tech capitals after Silicon Valley, despite having potential investors and lack of investors in the tech sector. Therefore the government of Hong Kong already opened renowned universities to teach computer science and research center to develop the skills of their tech people. Apart from that, we also notice that the culture of a start up in the tech sector is developing. In the last few years co-working spaces like Cocoon, The hive, Good lab have flourished and is trying to bring in new talent from other countries.

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[button link=”#” size=”large” target=”self”]5) Kualalampur, Malaysia[/button]

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With the aid of the Malaysian PM, the country is  moving towards a new ICT enabled and digitized country. Because of his belief and support towards the ICT sector, and believing that technology will play a vital role in the economic transformation he is focusing on developing an IT infrastructure. In the recent times, start ups mainly in the IT sector increased a lot. Which is supported by the government as well as private agencies. An example is the Cradle fund, in which assistance is provided via a seed or commercialization grants, which are carefully managed by entrepreneurs to mentor programs. Also, banks and other non banking financial institutions are working side by side in supporting the tech startups. Apart from the conventional funding, there is a developmental league where by hopeful entrepreneurs are pitted against each other and winning helps them earn contracts and grants. One of the successful tech startups is Teratotech.

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[button link=”#” size=”large” target=”self”]4) India[/button]

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Whenever we say Asia, we can’t skip India. It’s because India is diverse in every sector. Most importantly India is now competing with international IT giants & even providing back end support to large tech giants. In India you will surely find entrepreneurs from 21 to 61 years of age, who are using technology in their daily task, which is very tough to find in other developing Asian countries. Also here is a surprising data which you might find interesting. Every year around 970 technology-product entities get started each year in India and only about 380 actually incorporate the entity as a corporation. But there are three main challenges that the Indian technology ecosystem faces, to which there are no short-term fixes. The first is the paucity of exits, second is the lack of a sophisticated angel investor and mentor ecosystem, and third is the inherent risk-averse nature of the Indian middle class. However, India is still moving ahead faster than its neighboring countries.

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[button link=”#” size=”large” target=”self”]3) Beijing & Shanghai, China[/button]

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China is an expert in every sector. From the beginning of the tech era, they are the ones who are well established in the industry. Still, there are a lot of problems that the Chinese people face. One of the biggest problems is that the Chinese people are banned from using a lot of websites. So to know about their competitors or to learn new tactics is a major problem for them. But the good news is, like other competitors, the Chinese government has now learned to invest in tech startups. Now in Shanghai & Beijing, startup weekends are taking place frequently. But people are more eager for start up contests & investors. On the funding level, there are strong funding interests in China from a wide variety of sources, which makes it not too big a challenge to get funding for a successful enterprise. Interest in e-commerce seems strongest, with anyone from Sequoia Ventures to GGV Capital to California’s Bluerun Ventures, being especially keen on innovative e-stores. 

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[button link=”#” size=”large” target=”self”]2) Tokyo, Japan[/button]

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Nowadays, the giants like Hitachi, Sony, Toyota, Fujitsu no longer all that hyped as the Japanese government is now supporting sme & startups. The old players are now making way for the new players. Companies like Gree, DeNa are becoming much more influential in the market. Apart from that to make the market more competitive the government is very supportive with incubators like an Open Network Lab. But there are certain drawbacks too. There is a low risk culture, but high rent costs, and a small ecosystem. But still, even with fewer resources the Japanese are managing to reach the peak.

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[button link=”#” size=”large” target=”self”]1) Singapore[/button]

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Singapore is in the top in our list of the 7 best places for tech startups. Apart from that, it is listed as one of the best places to live after Switzerland. In other words, Singapore is very rich, has excellent infrastructure, stable government, as well as a decent legal and financial system. It has the most developed start up ecosystem with a large number of tech startups. However, being the number one has its own drawbacks too. Its potential is already threatened by tighter immigration control. Also rise in talent pools in the neighboring countries is a big threat. It needs to work harder to stay in the number one position.

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Geekiest tweets ever!

Whenever something goes viral people go crazy all over the internet. Mainly we focused on people who use Twitter to let the world know their views, suggestions or simply to announce some news. Here you will find some of the geekiest tweets that I came across and thought about sharing them with my readers.

[button link=”#” size=”large” target=”self”]1) Siri is not good in an emergency[/button]

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What I found interesting is the way apple marketed Siri, it’s not that great. A person is in need of an ambulance and it still didn’t understand the command.

[button link=”#” size=”large” target=”self”]2) I am using vim for two years.[/button]

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I must say that this guy has got a lot of patience. If I were in his place, I would deactivate my account a long time ago.

[button link=”#” size=”large” target=”self”]3) Zuckerberg could buy 57 billion packs of Raiders for 11.4 billion.[/button]

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I would never waste that much on a texting app, but fingers crossed we don’t know, maybe he knows some great use for Facebook in the near future.

[button link=”#” size=”large” target=”self”]4) Sometimes when I play a game… what I am doing with my life.[/button]

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This twit made me realize that we actually don’t think about what is happening when we are engrossed in gaming. So from now on we need to find more time for ourselves.

[button link=”#” size=”large” target=”self”]5)Binary Codes[/button]

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I don’t know what googler was trying to accomplish with binary codes

[button link=”#” size=”large” target=”self”]6) In labor tweet[/button]

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I never thought people would be so much into twits that a mom will tweet about giving birth. People need to take certain issues more seriously.

Share your views,thoughts and suggestions and we will come up with more new tweets and interesting stories for you.

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Twenty free toolkits for web designers and developers

Are you someone whose expertise lies in the tech arena and is looking for site development tools? Well to make your life a bit easier, we handpicked the top 20 tech tools to provide you with all the relevant information you need for your site development, app development and etc… So, to help out the tech geniuses here we have the top 20 tools & plugins!!! Now you can make your site look professional in a zippy. And the most important thing is all are free. So grab the opportunity and start working.

[button link=”https://www.behance.net/gallery/ENYO-font/15544405″ size=”large” target=”self”]Enyo[/button]

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It’s a trendy looking font which has a retro look in it.

[button link=”http://lab.hakim.se/avgrund/” size=”large” target=”self”]Avgrund:[/button]

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It helps you see a design layout before entering the site.

[button link=”http://dehats.com/illustrator-layer-exporter/” size=”large” target=”self”]Layer Exporter:[/button]

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It’s a great plug in for Adobe Illustrator users to export your content in JPEG and other formats

[button link=”https://www.behance.net/gallery/10-free-retro-logos-Badges-PSD-files/15838543″ size=”large” target=”self”]Retro logos:[/button]

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Sample 10 retro looking logos for PSD users.

[button link=”http://codepen.io/EduardL/pen/aBGAy” size=”large” target=”self”]Side sliding menu:[/button]

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A simple coding to experiment with menus.

[button link=”http://fontsofchaos.com/portfolio/amsterdam-superstar-fonts/” size=”large” target=”self”]Kirvy:[/button]

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It’s a sans serif font and the design is available in 4 sizes.

[button link=”http://fontsofchaos.com/portfolio/amsterdam-superstar-fonts/” size=”large” target=”self”]Amsterdam Superstar:[/button]

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It shows your font in caps lock layout.

[button link=”http://w3layouts.com/purple-ui-kit-flat-responsive-web-template” size=”large” target=”self”]Purple UI kit:[/button]

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A really cute HTML UI kit for girls.

[button link=”http://stockindesign.com/free-business-newsletter/” size=”large” target=”self”]Business Newsletter:[/button]

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A very informative template for business newsletter.

[button link=”http://awesomekit.me/” size=”large” target=”self”]Awesomekit.me: [/button]

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It helps to create or design Wire frame for iOS.

[button link=”http://fikristudio.com/mabur-free-portofolio-psd/” size=”large” target=”self”]Mabur:[/button]

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A basic PSD portfolio template for beginner web designer.

[button link=”http://ortheme.com/jqgrid-jquery-grid-plugin/” size=”large” target=”self”]Jqgrid:[/button]

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Jquery grid plugin is for those who want to customize programming language.

[button link=”http://www.iconshock.com/mobile-icon/” size=”large” target=”self”]Mobile icons:[/button]

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It’s a bundle of more than 10000 icons for websites.

[button link=”https://dribbble.com/shots/1482642-Free-UI-Kit-PSD?list=likes&offset=1″ size=”large” target=”self”]Free UI Kit [PSD]:[/button]

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Another great tool for developers who are design online stores.

[button link=”https://dribbble.com/shots/1017934-Free-responsive-wireframes-GIF” size=”large” target=”self”] Free responsive wireframes:[/button]

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You will find image scroll, navigation and product gallery for your website layout.

[button link=”http://www.cssauthor.com/mobile-wireframe-kit-psd/” size=”large” target=”self”]Mobile wireframe kit PSD:[/button]

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It’s especially designed for mobile platforms to make the websites or apps more interactive .

[button link=”http://www.sketchappsources.com/free-source/18-google-android-ui-xhdpi-asset-kit.html” size=”large” target=”self”]Android UI XHDPI Template:[/button]

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By using this file one can easily customize an android app .

[button link=”https://www.behance.net/gallery/PROMESH-TWO-A-Free-Athletic-Font/14773639″ size=”large” target=”self”]Promesh Two:[/button]

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A free retro looking font.

[button link=”http://www.egidiofilippetti.it/focus/focus.html” size=”large” target=”self”]Focus:[/button]

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A very simple looking font for headlines.

[button link=”http://dandkagency.com/velositey/” size=”large” target=”self”]Velositey:[/button]

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A very innovative and cool website builder.

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12 ways to climb to the top in the App Store

Who doesn’t want their app to top the app store list? But without knowing proper ways to promote your app in the right path you tend to lose your target consumers. However your worry will soon be over since I have come up with 12 great and very useful ways to help your app climb to the top in the app store. Without any further ado lets see how this can be done.

[button link=”#” size=”medium” target=”self”]1) Make your audience know about your app[/button]

Many of us fail in this field. We often don’t know who our target audience is.For that we need to do some research. What you can do is you can put a link of your app on your website to download. Also, if you have friends who operate tech blogs tell them to write a review about your app with screenshots which will help it reach the target audience. If you know who your target audience is mail them or send them the download link in the social media page.

[button link=”#” size=”medium” target=”self”]2)Keyword research & search engine optimization[/button]

A great way to meet your target audience is keyword search. Suppose you develop a heartbeat app, so the keyword is heart. Therefore a lot of app users will not know about your app. But if they search your app using the tags, or the keyword heart, then they will be able to find your app. In this way you can help consumers avail your app.

[button link=”#” size=”medium” target=”self”]3) Share your app in different sites[/button]

Another way to reach your target audience is to become a volunteer advocate about your product. Say good things in tech sites or start a forum discussion and debate on that. Request people to review your product and be proactive.

[button link=”#” size=”medium” target=”self”]4) Maintain public relations online and offline[/button]

PR or public relation is a key tool to succeed in any business. Therefore, in order to do so you may hire a guy with expert PR skills, who will take care of publicizing your app on your behalf . If that is not possible then talk to your local journalist or news agency and put a qrcode on their tech magazine or publication. You may also ask them to write about your app or review it.

[button link=”#” size=”medium” target=”self”]5) Give free promo codes[/button]

Who doesn’t want free stuff? Whether it’s a free pen or a free chocolate bar, everyone is up for grabs. Similarly you can post your app promo code in different social media sites or tech magazines,which will encourage the target consumers to download or avail the service. This will be a win win situation.

[button link=”#” size=”medium” target=”self”]6) Promotion[/button]

A very famous person once said doing business without promotion is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does. So promotion is a must. Whether you have a big budget or a small one, make a plan on how you will promote your product. You can do so by promoting in tech sites or app related pages, or promoting on social media sites such as twitter or Facebook. You may also pay for an add in other popular pages.

[button link=”#” size=”medium” target=”self”]7) Share videos[/button]

No one has enough time to read about an app review. Unless it’s written by someone who is followed by millions. Therefore, make a cool video about what the app does & how to use it. Trust me it will help you to reach a lot of consumers before hitting the market.

[button link=”#” size=”medium” target=”self”]8) Make it available in every country[/button]

What I find useless is making an app available in the United states, but not other counties. Users from other countries will not be be aware of your app or review it. So make your app available in every country and break the barriers, after all we live in a global community.

[button link=”#” size=”medium” target=”self”]9) Make it convenient & easily shareable[/button]

Make your app connect to Facebook or other popular social media page. What it will do is, it will drag a lot of users attention from the social media page. If it’s a game, then make the score shareable on Facebook or whatsapp. People will then know about your app and will try to test it.

[button link=”#” size=”medium” target=”self”]10) Before launching tease your audience with a dummy site[/button]

What I am going to say is before giving it away make it available in the webpage so that users can try it out and share feedback & suggestions. It will help you to find out what they like and the changes they want. After all, the customer is always right.

[button link=”#” size=”medium” target=”self”]11)  Be pleasant & cooperate[/button]

Rather than focusing on making money, try knowing what the consumer wants. What I have seen is in many free apps, companies put a lot of ads which disrupts the user experience. Instead of following this trend, be cooperative and stop putting ads on the free version. It will work wonders when you will launch the paid version.

[button link=”#” size=”medium” target=”self”]12) Launch with care[/button]

Take time before you launch, because once it’s live you can’t put it down or make changes. Therefore think twice before you make the final choice. Focus on design, layout performance & then test it and finally launch it. If you are still confused launch a beta version and then launch the original one.

 That’s all folks.

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Yahoo’s News Digest app now on Android, the iOS app available worldwide

Many of you probably heard of a Flipboard magazine app. It’s an app for both the Android and iOS users to read the daily news. Apart from that, one can select a particular category of news which they will be able to read on a day to day basis. People who have an idea about it or are planning to use this sort of app, there is a good news waiting for you. Yahoo, launched their very own app aka News Digest for android and also enabled the ios version available worldwide.

What it does is, it lets a user stay updated twice a day. Basically, it was available for iOS users in the UK & US. The service is free & available in four different editions. Existing US and UK versions of the app, which are now available on Android, and new editions in Canada and the rest of the world, are all available on iOS and Android.

What we came to know is that 40 percent of users use this app on a daily basis. But the number of downloads is still unknown. But we assume it’s quite high since it’s a product of the Yahoo search giant. Already developments are underway.  Pretty soon, they will launch a widget for the android users to show and display the latest news & contents. But the disappointing part of this app is that it doesn’t show news about Asian countries such as Bangladesh. Since I am a resident of Bangladesh I want to know all the daily news and want to stay updated. So from my viewpoint if they look into this matter and focus on regional and country based news then it will be a 5 star must have app of Yahoo. But for Yahoo digest the competition will be cut throat since other big players are already in the market. Let’s just wait to see what happens next.

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