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[App Digest] CommonFloor launched Android App and more..

CommonFloor launches Android App, an online real estate portal, has launched its Android Application for its apartment management offering, CommonFloor Groups. CommonFloor Groups claims to have around 1 lakh gated communities and ten lakh residents across the country.

The app offers a range of services like complaint management, ability to view personal dues, track payments, seek recommendations, view notifications and put up notices. It also shares messages in groups and sub-groups along with one on one messaging between residents/owners.

The company is expected to add new features in upcoming versions that will make the app more social. In future, it also plans to make relevant information ‘Google Now’ friendly.

According to Vikas Malpani, Co-founder, the app aims at connecting neighbours and mobile helps us unlock its true potential in terms of new usage scenarios and 24X7 connectivity. Residents can now be informed of issues, send and receive reminders for pending dues in a very effective and easy manner. They are confident that being present on mobile will make the app more engaging and meaningful for all users, and expect a multi-fold increase in number of app users in the next 6 months. launches Shopping App for Android, an e-commerce platform for fashion and lifestyle products, has launched its mobile shopping application for Android phones. The app provides a way to shoppers to share their short-listed products with their family and friends via sms, email and social media channels. After finalizing a product, one can purchase via online payment options such as Cash on Delivery, Credit Card, Debit Card and Netbanking.

Shamik Sharma, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Myntra, said “We have seen an incredible amount of activity on the m-commerce front. Several studies conducted by us project that smartphones will be the preferred mode of shopping online in the next 12 – 18 months. Already, close to 30% of our business is driven by m-commerce and with the launch of our mobile app, we expect this number to grow to 50% by end of this fiscal (March 2015).”

Lookout launches new App for Android phones

Lookout, a mobile security startup, has launched an app for Android phones against gadget thieves with a new feature that — when possible — will snap a picture of the culprit. The app added a new theft alert function that will signal front-facing cameras to snap photos to capture images of the thief. (As covered by Times of India)

Also, an email is sent to the owners including map locations of the stolen devices. The emails includes copies of “thefties” taken with front-facing cameras. At present, around 55 million people worldwide use a free version of Lookout’s mobile security software.

“Phone theft is becoming a really big problem, we are not providing this information for you to go out and find the device yourself, it is so you can give it to the police so they can find it for you,” said Greg Lou, product manager, Lookout.

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