Category «Technical»

Those techie stuff by me..

Ambigous specification doesnt give clarity on surveillance

Last month I made an explosive claim based on my reading of UPI specification (v 1.2). Dear @NandanNilekani i made a factual claim of how @UPI_NPCI is surveillance here from specs. @India_Stack has not denied. cc @virsanghvi https://t.co/7yzA5BdZcg — Srikanth ஸ்‌ரீகாந்த் (@logic) April 2, 2017 The claim was based on interpretation that every request made by …

#CashlessConsumer – Why?

#CashlessConsumer is a consumer awareness initiative to drive awareness, educate consumers about digital / cashless payment systems, voice consumer concerns, share security best practices, make consumers a stakeholder in the design of payment systems, seek better consumer rights in cashless systems. Calling for volunteers for #CashlessConsumer. Lets build awareness , free / open source tech …

#CashlessConsumer – eWallets, UPI, UPI-Wallets

Cashless has its downsides for consumers. Rejecting cashless or hesitating to embrace technology is not a solution to circumvent the problems of cashless ecosystem. Cashless obviously has its benefits which many of us have experienced in the form of convenience. Embracing cashless and being an informed consumer who is aware of systems and its designs, increases …

India Stack must be free, open.

IndiaStack develops what it calls the foundation / building blocks of a Digital India. The blocks present in India Stack layer, including Aadhar and software products on top of it (E-Sign, E-KYC, Digital Locker), UPI fundamentally changes the way citizens interact / transact with government institutions / systems. Some of these platforms provide great convenience to …

Baasha Seva — Imagining Multilingual Digital India

Below is an imaginative draft of India Stack based solution to “language problem” of India. Feedback welcome. Problem Even though there are 22 official languages of India, for practical purpose, English / Hindi are only 2 dominant languages offline. Thanks to early digital adoption issues, English is only language used online. Digital India cannot reach its …

PhonePe Multilingual support & UPI Localization

PhonePe adds Tamil support Canara bank launched its UPI PSP app with Hindi support. PhonePe just added Multilingual support (Hindi and Tamil) in its recent update, making it probably the first banking mobile app in Tamil. Thumbs up. Localization is key factor is getting smart phone tech adopted by the next 30-40 million and utility apps which …

Indic Maps using Mapzen Tangram and Openstreetmap

For a long time, Indic language maps had few technical issues which included font rendering and setting up an own tile server was not a mean feat either. Google maps would provide a portion of map on Indic language, but never a full rendering at all, until launch of Google Hindi maps. Other Indic languages …

தமிழில் இணைய வரைபடம் – Tamil Web Maps

இணையசார் வரைபடங்கள் (Online Maps) நம் வாழ்வில் இன்று இன்றியமையானவையாகிவிட்டன. கடந்த 15 ஆண்டுகளாக இத்தொழில்நுட்பம் இருப்பினும், தமிழ் / ஏனைய இந்திய மொழிகளில் இவை வருவதற்கு பல தொழில்நுட்பச் சிக்கல்கள் இருந்து வந்தன. ஓராண்டிற்கு முன்னர் கூகிள் நிறுவனம் இந்தி மொழியில் வரைபடங்களுக்கு ஆதரவு அளிக்க தொடங்கியது. ஆயினும் தமிழுக்கு இன்னும் நேரம் அமையவில்லை. 7-8 ஆண்டுகள் (தோராயமாக 2008-09) முன்னர் யாகூ நிறுவனம் இந்திய மொழிகளில் இணைய வரைபடம் திட்டத்தை நடத்தி வந்தது. அப்பொழுது …