Back in 2014, we found an amazing music player called FlipBeats. Built by a local Sri Lankan team at AppSpace, a mobile application venture of hSenid Outsourcing (which is a subsidiary of hSenid Software International) FlipBeats was an unusual app when we first found it. We say it was unusual because, unlike many of the other Sri Lankan apps, FlipBeats didn’t suck. This was a music player from Sri Lanka that not only worked, it looked great too.
Since then, the FlipBeats team has been hard at work upgrading the app, with a design focused approach. With this approach, the goal is to always introduce a new feature without losing the simplicity of the app.
Some of FlipBeats’ new features include being able to edit meta-data of songs (cover images, artist name, etc) and a social media feed to know what your friends are listening to. It’s Black Version not only gives a nice theme but also reduces power consumption by 75%. It also features an interesting set of basic equalizers, but if you want to customize it then FlipBeats’ advanced mode will now let you tweak every variable related to your music to give you the best sound. It’s music discovery and social feed has also been revamped to let you better know what your friends are singing and find as well as stream your favorite songs. FlipBeats also has the honor of being one of the 1st Apple Watch apps in the music category and the 1st Apple Watch app made in Sri Lanka.
Though, when it came to building the Apple Watch app the FlipBeats team had a challenging journey. Speaking with Sachi Wickramage – head of hSenid Outsourcing and the founder of FlipBeats, we learned that the team began building the Watch App almost immediately after the Apple Watch was announced. This meant having to use a simulator to develop the app as they didn’t have an actual Apple Watch for testing. In the end, they overcame a challenging journey to be one of the 1st music Apple Watch apps.
Take all these features into account and FlipBeats easily rivals some of the biggest music players available on both Android and iOS. For proof, one only needs to look at FlipBeats’ success record.
Since its launch, FlipBeats has 450,000+ downloads and is now the top music player in Brazil. The app also has a bunch of prestigious awards to its name. Since we 1st found the app, FlipBeats has become a winner of the eSwabhimani award in 2014, a winner at NBQSA 2014, a finalist at APICTA 2014 and winner at the mBillionth Awards 2015.
Today, FlipBeats can add another prestigious award to that list. FlipBeats is a winner 2015 in the e-Entertainment and Games category at the prestigious World Summit Awards.
Occurring every two years, the World Summit Awards is aimed at selecting the world’s best e-Content and innovative information and communication technology applications. Partnered with the United Nations, the award gets applications from 178 countries. However, only 40 of these applications that are truly innovative have the honor of calling themselves winners.
To say it’s a great achievement for a Sri Lankan app to win such a prestigious award would be an understatement. To the FlipBeats team, we would like to offer our heartiest congratulations. We look forward to writing about your success in the future.
SPIKE is for those who
SPIKE is for those who who are interested in tech and start-ups. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an investor or just curious about the whole deal, SPIKE presents an engaging primer to start-ups. The event is free for all.
CIO Forum over breakfast on
CIO Forum over breakfast on “Software Robots – Friends or foes. The choice is yours.”
Date: Tuesday – 28th June, 2016
Time: 7.30 am onwards
Venue: Balmoral Hall, The Kingsbury
Entrance : Invitation Only
(Tuesday) 7:30 am - 9:00 am SLST
The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) and VirtusaPolaris
Giving an introduction to the
Giving an introduction to the WSO2 IoT server is WSO2’s Director of API Architecture, Sumedha Rubasinghe, who will cover the below.
Join us on the 30th to view some cool demos, meet our experts one -one and learn more about the interesting new things we are doing in the IoT space.
ATTENTION ALL STARTUPS! Seedstars World is
ATTENTION ALL STARTUPS!
Seedstars World is coming to #SriLanka,
One of the largest global pitching platform for startups, where startups can grow and disrupt.
To register click on the link below and type in the code to gain access:http://
Invitation Code: SSW_Colombo_2016
Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1.0 million USD in emerging market startups through its exclusive startup competition in 60 countries
The eight best startups from Colombo will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed stage startup of Speedsters World Colombo 2016. The wining startup will join the global Speedsters family and take part in the regional and global Speedsters Summits.
You can also look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions, and a flight ticket and hotel accommodation for the winner to go to Switzerland to compete for $1 million in investments.
(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm SLST
Trace Expert City
Bay 06, TRACE Expert City, Maradana Rd, Colombo
Financial Crime over the last
Financial Crime over the last 30 years has increasingly become a concern to governments throughout the world. This concern arises from a variety of issues because the impact of financial crimes varies in different contexts. It is today widely recognised that the prevalence of economically motivated crime in many societies is a substantial threat to the development of economies and their stability.
Banks worldwide have been struggling in the battle against financial crime. Recent high-profile examples demonstrate that the rate of anti-money laundering compliance enforcement is continuing to rise – Gavin Neilson & Will Furneaux of PA Consulting Group
Registrations Contact : 0114349556 / 0114422490 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SLST
Royal College Union Skills Centre
Rajakeeya Mawatha, Colombo 00700
ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter
The annual Great Place to
The annual Great Place to Work ® Conference is a premier event, where over 300 professionals convene to network and learn from leaders at recognized Best Workplaces.
(Friday) 8:30 am - 5:30 pm SLST
The global economy is seeing
The global economy is seeing a disruptive force changing its landscape in a much bigger way than the blue chip; the tech startups of the world. Over the past three years, Sri Lanka has seen an immense growth in its Startup ecosystem. Disrupt Asia will be the first of its kind event held in the country in which the startup ecosystem of Sri Lanka will gather in one gracious occasion. This includes investors, mentors, Government agencies, media and of course the startups.
Follow the event on Facebook : Disrupt Asia 2016
(Thursday) 8:00 am - 8:00 pm SLST
Change is a constant process
Change is a constant process that affects us as a society and as an individual. It can cut across different fields and disciplines, impacting human lives in multiple areas. Sri Lanka has seen an increased development in infrastructure, connecting diverse people from across the island.
Simultaneously, there is a boom in different industries with startups and small industries mushrooming across the country. Therefore, it is now more important than ever to engage with this phenomena of change in everyday life.
Await details on schedules and tickets!
Speakers for 2016
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm SLST
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