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Zomato.com : the foodoogle

 

what is zomato.com ??

Well don’t be dumb, above thumbnail and my intentional heading would have already cleared what zomato.com is?? ok officially clearing the mist, Zomato.com is local food search engine! A web place to feed your food queries with some intuitive technology at back end.Now when i say intuitive , I really mean sophisticated ways to to serve u with info that u want! You can think it as Jusdial of food (Well thats being to insensitive towards zomato , its much better than justdial in terms of UI) . ok , enough of acquainting with Zomato , now u can understand what it is…… moving ahead…

Something New ??

Ofcourse  there might be something special and fresh about zomato that it got obliged with a blog post :p :p! To be honest , Zomato is stuffed with numerous features.It has every information related to your food queries , You can think of. literally , it has kool placeholders to show facilities available in restaurants , even Wifi!Now if u are a Facebook freak like , u would always hunt for a wifi hotspot, Zomato by providing this facility comes handy.In addition to info related to home delivery and wifi, tomato categorizes restos on basis of credit card facility , out seating , live music, buffet and happy hours! thats really a kool feature!

NOw some highlights of amazing (not unique though) features:

Complete Menu cards: Wether u like it or not! this is quiet useful info! U get wholesome idea about type of cuisine the resto              serves , along with rates! so u don’t have to call and ask cost of each and every item. The best part is that Menu’s are updates on regular     basis!

Photo gallery: Wouldn’t u like to have a sneak peak of the restaurant where you going on date with ur gf?? :p

obviously it would be great idea if u get idea of ambience of particular rest, Well Zomato does that for u too, every restaurant listing as    associated photo gallery to gt acquainted with ambience of the place

 Maps: This one is useful to. without much emphasis , you know how worthy is this piece of info is! and clubbed with google technology u can take direction on ur smart phone too!

  Backend tech!

After quoting plethora of features , lets come to our domain , the technology behind this search engine. after surfing this site i guess guy behind RDMS work is amazing geek! i mean u get every bit of info u would imagine! JQuery, and PHP and used extensively for building basic framework of Zomato! supported with some other innovative technologies like google direction plugins Zomato works more robust than other custom search engines.For your info , if u haven’t already guessed Zomato.com was started by an IITian(who else could dare to start such an project where no passionate foodies existed that would refer net for their food queries ! Wikipedia page , briefly tells about history of Zomato.After reading that u might smell that story behind tomato is like all stories behind big success!

Another noteworthy point . Zomato has released a public API for web apps to be powered by zomato.com. Although i haven’t got my hands dirty on this api. but surely it will boost traffic on area localizing apps ! its nice to learn that MapmyIndia also uses Zomato plugin for local restaurants listings. And that sensible too, before Zomato, mapmyindia food listing were inaccurate since that wasn’t their business. With collaboration with Zomato , the performance and credibility of mApmyindia food listing has increased

 The iPhone thing

You all might be wondering y i didn’t come to this topic till now! Well Zomato also satisfies my apple vanity issues by providing an Uber cool iPhone app! Srsly , app rocks! 1 of the best iPhone apps made by indians :p :p ! now take digg at me :p . jokes apart , i must appreciate zomato for fully  utilizing apple’s geolocation api excellently ! U get recommendations with a shake. Thats a cool feature.And above all it gives every bit of info that original website provides! i wonder what algo has been put behind amazing recommendations for restos…… u can get 1 for urself from here.

What i didn’t like :\

Honestly speaking , i didn’t like UI and color scheme ( may be that’s bcos of personal choice) but UI failed to impress me. Overall a dull pictures comes to the viewer. Maybe Zomato can make this better in feature, but at the moment we site UI is ok-ok ! but iPhone app is looks good in this color scheme ( :p)  , Another thing is like all other sites, reviews are not  legitimate. It quiet apparent from reviews that good ones come from one’s associated with the restos! And that reviews  are cleverly manipulated my owners of restos…

Although ,as a concluding remark i would like to say : To find ur soul food  visit  

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Know the technology behind ur latest 3D flick!!

Did you feet Quality difference  between space station 3D

and cars- 2 3D ???

Well that’s not your fault! becuase technology used to render those 3D movies are completely diff!!

Coming to the point there are currently three technologies available to render 3D viz .

IMAX , REALID, DOLBY 3D 


so whats the diff. then???

first getting on IMAX technology!!!
Well this is the oldest technology to render movies in 3D!!
When it comes down to the basics, IMAX movies are on an analog film!! difference between the two when it comes to polarization is that IMAX uses linear polarization.With linear polarization, you need to keep your head aligned vertically, as tilting too much can cause distortions in the 3D image

Anyway, getting back to the user experience, there is something very specific for IMAX 3D and that is the fact that the movies shown there are usually optimized for more pop-out screen effect than depth. This means that most of the time objects literally seem to pop out of the screen appearing as if you can touch them, kids do love this effect, but this is also more tiring for the brain.

As IMAX 3D has been around for much longer compared to Digital 3D, it is the more popular between the two. Most users who go to a 3D movie theater are more likely to be walking into an IMAX movie theater, rather than a Digital 3D movie theater, as there are a greater number of IMAX movie theaters in more countries around the world.

Although IMAX has come up with a digital version as an answer to the number of digital formats that are emerging, the use of IMAX 3D still commonly refers to the analog IMAX movie theaters.

Time to praise digital 3D

Digital 3D movies are already in a digital format!! Digital 3D makes it easier and cheaper to distribute movies, as the digital information can be quickly transmitted or transported in more traditional media; unlike film, which can only be transported via courier, and is relatively bulkier.

Digital 3D uses circular polarization. As there was problem of tilting in analogue 3D, there is no such limitation in digital 3D. it looks same from every angle!

getting into details , there are 2 types of digital 3d available REALID and DOLBY 3D

RealID

This is a bit newer standard, but a digital one from its start… digital here meaning that the movies are recorded in a digital format and the projectors being used are also digital. RealD 3D cinemas uses circular polarized plastic glasses instead of linear polarized to provide better user experience when watching stereoscopic content. Circular polarization is considered to be better, because viewers are able to move their head as they like without the loss of the 3D depth effect.

The immersion experience with RealD is a bit different compared to what you get at IMAX 3D projections as here the depth perception is of actual depth so the action is more going inside the screen, and not popping out of it. This does not make things less impressive, although some people might get a little disappointed at first if they were expecting to have the IMAX 3D pop-out effects, but after some time of watching they still get the feeling they are right in the middle of the action

DOLBY 3d

Also known as Dolby 3D Digital Cinema is the newest of the three technologies for stereoscopic 3D movie projection and as you can guess not only by the name it is as well digital like RealD.

Here we also have the typical cinema style plastic 3D glasses that use a bit more specific passive filters related to the main colors we see which is by far considered to provide the best results. Of course this special type of polarization brings the cost of the glasses up compared to the normal linear or circular polarized glasses the other technologies use, but there the projection screen doesn’t have to be specific (Dolby 3D at home, anyone?).

For the “impatient” … the summary

1. IMAX 3D movie screens are much bigger compared to Digital 3D movie screens.
2. IMAX 3D movies still use analog film, while Digital 3D movies are in digital format.
3. IMAX 3D uses linear polarization, while Digital 3D uses circular polarization.                                                                                                   4. IMAX 3D is more popular, and is available in a greater number of places compared to Digital 3D.


OSX LION !!!

osx lion!

Apple’s latest addition to cat family!!

Apple’s latest major operating system release of  10.7 codenamed LION is on the way!!!

apple promises to offer 250 new features!!!!! most cool ones include air drop file sharing ,

version creator, autosave and new multi gesture control!!

Scintillating thing about this release is that it costs only $29.9,   😀  🙂

check out more –> http://www.apple.com/macosx/

too low for world’s most advanced operating system  as apple says!!!! Lets wait for its release


                                                                                                                                                                             


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