I am reading some fiction, on the way got hold of Shaheedul Jahir’s “Nisbachita Upannash ” – wonderful story telling technique . * another book has been refereed “Amaik Khochhor by Selim Morshed – must read for anyone appreciates Bangla travelogue * Re-reading Nine stories by J.D Salinger and the last – The Art Book by the editor of the Phaidon Press is what I am skim reading, specially enjoyed looking at on Boroque style in painting .
“Star Hotel” is a phenomenon restaurant for “Dhakias” – as Dhaka duelers are called . Star had a very modest start in the old part of Dhaka city with a real entrepreneur behind this single man venture , our much loving Mumtaz bhai – as we call him.
It has better business indicators that many multinational chain in Dhaka . Any one visited one of outlet can vouch – real good deshi food and snack at a very reasonable cost! That is his brand with very hygienic – no leftovers , extremely service oriented – virtually no waiting time for food! Our Mumtaz bhai has not read supply chain , cash flow nether he has read CSR – but does all these since the beginning of his venture in the 60s .
His restaurant these days is successful with many outlet all over Dhaka and very successful food brand in its own right .
He is our unknown and unsung hero – our own brand .No, he did not receive any business award – neither did so called elite business body cared about a recognition But still our “STAR HOTEL“ remains truly a “STAR ” to millions of Dhakias.
We know there are a number of sites who provide the front-end development of Web and Web-App related technologies. I am starting this thread to gather the sites in one place.
First of all W3c School is a very well known and widely accepted one. The link for that is: http://www.w3schools.com/.
Then you have the basics and advanced training from Shay Howe: http://learn.shayhowe.com/html-css/ and http://learn.shayhowe.com/advanced-html-css/; nicely divided in 10 sessions each.
I will post more as it comes to my attention.
As they say difficult situations inspire ingenious solutions. We are not sure about the author of this proverbial. It is sometimes ascribed to Plato and it does appear in translations of Plato’s Republic but this proverb has certainly inspires the Apps developer in Bangladesh .
Look at the vigorous speed that the APPS market is shaping up here . Every IT company is aligning themselves with the Mobile App Market which is Almost Double This Year to 45 Billion .
In various reports from the industry analyst it is found that Smartphone users worldwide will download more than 45 billion apps this year, nearly twice the number of apps that were downloaded in 2011, according to new data from the research group Gartner, in a clear sign of just how quickly the demand for apps is growing.
Apple, Google and Microsoft dominate the global app market, with Apple accounting for the largest portion of app downloads in 2012. Gartner projects that there will be about 21 billion apps downloaded from Apple’s App Store this year, a 74% increase from the previous year. Going forward though, Gartner predicts that these companies will see growing competition in the app market from Facebook and Amazon. By 2016, Gartner estimates that there will be more than 300 billion apps downloaded annually, or more than 10 times the amount that were downloaded in 2011. While the appetite for apps will continue to increase, the appetite for paid apps will actually decline as a percentage of overall downloads.
Just 11% of apps downloaded this year will be paid apps, and that number is expected to drop to 7% by 2016. Even those who are paying for apps still aren’t paying very much. The vast majority (87.5%) of paid apps downloaded in 2012 were priced at less than $2.99.
Now most of the new apps Bangladesh will be accessible in English. The Bangladesh local apps will have to be localized and now this gaining huge momentum . This sometimes triggers with events like the Bangladesh Premier League ( BPL ) Cricket’s biggest event ever in Bangladesh. Companies are addressing a certain aspect of life. To This Bangladesh Premier League – BPL T20 application is dedicated to the Cricket Fans across the country and many followers globally.
The BPL is considered the most premium cricket event in the World and all these application, with are user friendly interface, fixtures, standings and unique push notification alerts, it delivers the best cricket experience ever for iPhone and iPod touch and Android for the most demanding fans. Every day there will be upcoming features that will be enabled during each match would include live score, live text and audio commentary and real time ball by ball videos, Live news feed , Individual Team Performance ,Individual Team Member performance etc .
Also cool contest feature like , Win prizes when you enter the BPL contest – get to meet the teams, players and even an all expense paid trip to view the finals of the second BPL event . It has Scratch and Win contests with guaranteed prizes in app purchase, possibly.
Morning of 2013 looked bright and very bright . Daily news papers were upbeat about economy and the performance of local ICT companies as a whole .
It has become trendy to see a new shape of collaboration – every university / colleges wish to join hand with profit making companies .
Tomorrow we are heading for a workshop at the jahangir nagar uni campus – the lovely setup just outside the city of Dhaka . A 20 mins drive you in surrounded by flowers lakes and thousand of migratory birds. We are trying encourage young folks to take up IT as career .
We trying to cover “Career in Software Quality Assurance and Process” to make the folks understand the value of being process driven and also the prospect of building a great career move by non-cs graduate in the SQA field .The optimism is high since top schools are also encouraging their students to start the career planning pretty early stage of the job entry.
The mode tells us we are going to have a great 2013 !