talkingTech E16: Goodies from Google

Show date: 20th November

Hosts: Vikram Mohan, Vinayak Nair


Broken News:

  • OnePlus refreshes their phone mid-year with the OnePlus 3T
  • WhatsApp video calling is here now
  • Skype now allows people to use it without logging in or even signing up

Feature: Mobile Wallet

  • Wallets are ‘prepaid’ accounts with a set limit
  • They are very convenient for online as well as offline payments
  • Almost all leading banks have their own wallet offering, like:
    • ICICI Pockets
    • SBI Buddy
    • HDFC PayZapp
  • Third party wallets like PayTM, MobiKwik, FreeCharge are even more popular
  • The default limit is Rs.10,000, and a KYC needs to be done to increase the limit
  • Some bank based wallets also support UPI a quick and inter-bank transfer mechanism
  • Transfer amounts can be as little as even a Rupee since there are no transaction fees
  • Mobile apps are available for all of the wallets for all major platforms

App Picks:

Vinayak’s pick is YouTube kids – now available in India

YouTube Kids
Price: Free
YouTube Kids
Price: Free

Vikram’s pick is PhotoScan by Google Photos

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