This Project is part of Rakshya – To keep us Safe. As part of our Years long contribution to Disaster and Emergency Response, we have thought of trying the same with Corona Virus. This is an Experiment, but we are hopeful that we’ll have some impact against Corona together with your support.
Being a Nepali citizen it is hard in terms of completing a task at any Government office. Everyone of us have had our problems with the current Governance system. And yet we haven’t got a proper solution for it. So, to know what people are looking for on this, I conducted a small survey. The result: They all want “Good Governance”. Yes, it is true- we all do want Good Governance, don’t we? But what if we bring Good Governance out of “Smart Governance”?
“Smart Governance”. Yes you got it right. At this time in the world where we keep saying that everything is possible with technology. So why not Re-engineer Governance?
But is it possible in Nepal? Yes, it actually is and to let you know, the work has already been initiated and implemented in Nepal. If you are not aware on this then FYI this revolution is going on with SmartPalika.
SmartPalika has already taken the initiative of Re-engineering Governance to make smart Nepal. They have created and provided Smart Governance system to different parts of the country. With their system they have already impacted over 700000 people and 27 Local Government bodies. This Governance system benefits both the Government and the public. It assists the local government to keep digital records of all their citizens and activities in their areas. The modules are categorized into 3 parts: Smart Communication, Smart Governance and Smart Information. In short, every local government related work is digitized.
But what about us, the general public? We still are looking for how it benefits us, aren’t we? Not a case to worry because this SmartPalika apps best benefits us. With this Smart Governance system we can perform the local level government activities on our mobile devices. Services such as creating Digital Household, Individual and Local Government Profile, connecting with the respected Mayor, getting emergency services, vital Registrations applications, Digital Citizen Charter and other local level activities for which you regularly face problems visiting your ward offices.
Click here for the Demo of this system.
Therefore, the revolution of Smart Governance is already on the go. SmartPalika’s work is still going on and the aim is Governance Re engineering in every part of the country to make Smart Nepal. We all need this kind of system so that we would not need to face problems that we are facing while visiting and getting work done at the government offices. So let us all participate in this project and spread the idea of Re-engineering the Governance and making Smart Governance system all over Nepal because the current systems only works/will work for those (27) areas whose Government have agreed to make their service smart.
Now it is our responsibility to support, promote and uplift this thought of SmartPalika to make our country a smart country.
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Do you ever wish to have an assistant that is fully reliable and available 24/7? Has work schedule made your day hectic? Well, here we have a perfect sales assistant for you which is called “CiBOT”
Basically, a web bot, an internet bot or a marketing bot is a software that runs automated tasks over the internet. These bots perform tasks that are basic, structural and repetitive. Most available web bots are designed to respond to only queries of a limited type of inquiry. But a perfect marketing bot as an assistant who helps you 24/7 with many tasks with your website and social media is a dream for anyone. Well, to all who are seeking, you have your answer right here – CiBot!
What is CiBot?
CiBot is an AI bot of cellApp innovations that helps to bring a revolutionary change in how responses and inquiries are handled. It provides customers with a highly interactive and humanified version of auto-responders powered by AI. It provides interactive information to clients on basis of subject of conversation and inquiry ( Keyword specific answers ). CiBot is an assistant that is embedded to the website and your social media channels which will provide great assistance to areas such as inquiry response and customer relations.
The difference between other bots and CiBot
Many of you must be thinking,” How is CiBot different from other bots available in the market?” These features make CiBot the standout product of this category and range:
- Powered by Artificial Intelligence
- Embedded to website and social media channels
- Auto Query Handling
- Interactive with clients and answers as a Human
- Can also be integrated into Facebook Messenger
- Related Questions section with Categories
- Never misses a client inquiry and generates more subscriber
YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS the CiBot! That is the call of the hour and we are here to provide it to you. If you already have a website but are looking for better inquiry handling and responses, it can also be integrated into existing websites as well! Don’t keep your customers waiting for a response, make them feel welcome and keep them immersed and involved with your very own CiBot!
Details of CiBot Components
Google Business Group Kathmandu hosted the “Google Biz Fest and Biz Start 2019” event on 28th December, 2019 at the premises of D.A.V School, Jawalakhel. The event was focused on providing a platform for startups to conduct interactions to give them an exposure and to exhibit their prowess in their respective fields.
CellApp Innovations was one of the many participating entities of the event. As an incubator having created, deployed and exited 7 startups till date, the purpose of CellApp Innovations was a little different from the other participating startups. We were looking to garner ideas and seeking collaborating partnerships in order to facilitate our upcoming startups and projects. CellApp Innovations also conducted an ‘On the Spot’ interview session for people looking for job placements in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
The involvement and response from the participating crowd and other startups was overwhelming and encouraging as it is helping create a startup ecosystem in Nepal similar to the vision CellApp possesses. The interaction was significant so as to see how startups are going about their business in the context of Nepal. It is evident that a well versed startup atmosphere is slowly beginning to come into existence in our country and here at CellApp we believe we are doing our part in grooming and mentoring startups. The message that CellApp Innovations are always ready to assist and mentor any startup ideas that are worthwhile and innovative was conveyed to all participants with ideas who are looking to build a startup.
SmartPalika, one of the biggest startups by CellApp Innovations was also one of the participating startups in the event and claimed widespread plaudits from people visiting the event. SmartPalika is an integrated digital e-governance framework that has disrupted over 27 local governments till date and counting. The fact that SmartPalika was critically acclaimed and liked by so many people in the event instilled a sense of immense pride and fueled us to do even better in the coming future.
Overall, it was a very productive event where entrepreneurs from varied background and stories were gathered under the same room to share their products and stories alike. CellApp Innovations Team really enjoyed the event and learned about many new things happening around. We look forward to participating other similar events and gaining more knowledge and exposure.
Is managing your work flow in your office getting too hectic and the communication gap among your workforce lowering your productivity? Is dealing with multiple clients getting frantic and hard to manage? What if all these problems had one solution? Well, there is one now! All these problems and one solution – “Team Collab – Collaboration tool for Smart Teams”!
Team Collaboration app is a must have for any company that wants to run their business properly and in a structured manner. It is the perfect tool for smart teams and an alternative of apps like zoom and slack. It helps accelerate production and makes it easier for team to communicate with each other. Imagine going from table to table assigning tasks to the employees and how hectic it would be. NO MORE NOW! This is the system you have been looking for to make your company more efficient and productive. Also working from home gets easier and team collaboration from home gets efficient too.
So basically what we have done here is create a platform for everyone related with the organization (i.e. employees, administration, clients) to communicate with each other and share resources. Through this app, you will be able to communicate with your colleagues in multiple ways. This includes one-to-one chat along with group chat, podcasting, video conferencing across different channels for different projects. You definitely need this app if you want to manage your team communication and share resources.
Team Collab app also links with the Project Management Application so that any projects assigned to any team member can be directly accessed from this app. This makes it easier to distribute tasks into fragments to be completed by the assigned team members which ultimately results in a competent, working product. You can create groups, private and public channels as well so that working in unison towards a common goal is easier and efficient.
The major features of Team Collab can be summed up in the following points:
- Smart Web, Desktop and Mobile Apps for Collaboration
- Communicate in between Departments/Groups or Individual Team Members
- Private and Public Discussion/Meeting Channels
- Data Security and Encrypted Communication
- Secured File Sharing, Real Time Notifications
- Customizable for eMeetings, Audio Podcasting and Video Conferencing
- Tracking of work being done made using channels
- Add your Clients if you want to!
Here at cellapp innovations, we have been using this for quite a while now and the difference is evident. All work flow is now managed properly with the help of the Team Collab app in sync with the Project Management app. This is the time to integrate technology into work and we are here to help you do it. To inquire more about the app, CLICK HERE.
We held our first AI Interaction session – (#)Discussion on AI and Trends over Tea and Cookies #CiAi in our work premises located at Thapathali on Saturday, 11th of January, 2020. It was a casual outdoor event.
Attended by over 60 AI enthusiasts, learners and experts keen to share their stories and experiences of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics and such.
“This is an event we were very excited about and we are glad that we were able to cater to people’s interest in Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning”, – Manoj Bhattarai, CEO and steer-er of CellApp Innovations.
Mr. Kshitiz Rimal attended the event as the Special Guest for the day. Mr. Rimal is an AI Enthusiast and Researcher focused on Device Handled Machine Learning. Rimal has been engaged in developing projects, conducting workshops and hands-on sessions on Deep Learning in Nepal via the not-for-profit research organization known as Artificial Intelligence for Development, of which he is Head of Research and a Co-founder. His further engagements, you can check it over here: (https://www.facebook.com/kshitizrimal)
The event had Mr. Rimal Q&A with the participants about Artificial Intelligence, Practices, Specific Challenges and Opportunities of AI in Nepal and all over. The extended question-answer session allowed enthusiasts put forward their queries which were duly answered by Mr. Rimal.
As the first of a series of #CiAI sessions planned for throughout this year, the format was made very casual by the organizers and the scenic outdoor setting was beautifully set-up for a perfect afternoon of discussions and learning under the warm Sun.
As told by CEO Manoj Bhattarai, “The aim of these sessions is to bring together relevant people who are working in AI and Robotics in order to explore more about the subject and get into the untapped potential that is held by AI regarding technology moving forward. He added,” This is just the beginning! We are foraying deep into AI this year and we need like-minded people for partnership, collaboration, jobs and what not!”
Mr. ShyamBajgain, founder of Jara Ventures several other startups, was another one of the speakers for the day. He talked about the process of initiating a startup, the challenges and even gave tips as how to overcome them. “Persistence and patience is the key to all success”, said Mr. Bajgain. A very successful entrepreneur in his own rights, Mr. Bajgain also facilitated the event by providing Tea for the event from his latest venture “CHIYAMANDU” launching soon in your area with the slogan “चोकचोकमा CHIYAMANDU”.
“Plans are to conduct these sessions frequently in order to build a platform for people wanting to contribute, communicate and learn about AI. We are overwhelmed by the response today and it has encouraged us to keep doing this!” said Mr. Bhattarai, the CEO. All in all, it was a very interesting event with so many people benefiting from it. Kudos to CellApp Team for organizing such an event and we hope to see more from them in the future!
From the #CellappInnovations Team: We are so excited to have you hosted and we’re glad you came. Let’s keep touch.
E-commerce in Nepal: Past, Present and Future
E-commerce in Nepal has started to grow and impact lives positively. Hungry and lazy? Food will be delivered at your doorsteps from your favorite eateries- choose the food, the restaurant and your method of payment, give them your location for delivery and BOOM food arrives where you want it! Gone are the days when you had to drunk drive to go get more booze while having a night out with your mates- service providers are ready to deliver the liquor of your choice at your doorsteps whenever you want it! These are just examples of how the evolution of online businesses have impacted the purchasing trends and scenarios in Nepal. Our country is currently taking baby steps towards a technical revolution and e-commerce in Nepal looks like a very promising and happening prospect.
WHAT IS eCOMMERCE?
To understand more about e-commerce in Nepal, first one must know the basic concept of e-commerce. E-commerce (electronic commerce) is the buying and selling of goods and services, or the transmitting of funds or data, over an electronic network, primarily the internet. These business transactions occur either as business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C), consumer-to-consumer or consumer-to-business. So basically, e-commerce means buying or selling anything over the internet. The concept is that you browse for the product of your choice online, buy what you like and it gets delivered to you. It saves you the effort, time and fuel cost. How hectic is shopping when you have to go from shop to shop looking for merchandise? All this is solved by the introduction of e-commerce.
E-commerce in Nepal is a relatively budding prospect. About a decade ago, Send Gifts to Nepal was setup with the help of which people residing abroad sent gifts to their loved ones in Nepal. Although this wasn’t exactly Nepal based, it gave people a sneak peak of what buying things online looked like. Later on, platforms like Muncha.com, Bhatbhatenionline, Thamel.com, Giftmandu et cetera were introduced but could not get their expected popularity because back then people in Nepal were just getting familiar with the Internet and it’s many wonders. With the gradual increase in the number of internet users with time, right now, e-commerce in Nepal is flourishing and gaining huge momentum. People are loving this idea of shopping with the help of their devices- not only clothes but everything from furniture to food, liquor to electronic appliances.
With more people getting access to the internet, the future of e-commerce in Nepal looks even more promising. Because of that, even traditionally run businesses are looking to hire personnel to make their business e-commerce friendly as well. The market is evolving rapidly and those who do not keep up with it are bound to be swept off their feet. The internet is what’s trending right now and it will be the case for the foreseeable future. There may soon come a time when even a small Nepali household will buy their rice, lentils or toothpaste with the help of e-commerce. That is the potential right there. How it will progress depends on how well the businesses can integrate this into the lives of their customers. So far, so good!
If you want to create an amazing E-commerce website to amplify your business, contact us and venture into this amazing world of business with the help of the internet! Click here!
VPN: A brief overview
Does being in a developing third world country stop you from pursuing varied interests that you might have on the internet? Do you want to stream music online on Spotify but cannot because you live in Nepal and they do not provide this service here? Is the latest Rakuten TV documentary not available in your country but free to watch in Spain? All these problems could be solved if you could access the internet from a different location than your own, say, The United States or Spain for that matter. Well, fret not because you can actually indulge in the online recreation of your choice while you’re staying at your home in Nepal! Yes, you read it right! A rather useful technological tweak, namely VPN (Virtual Private Network) will do the trick.
In simple terms, with the help of VPN, you can alter the location: your IP address to be more precise so that you can disguise yourself as an internet user from that location and easily access content that would not be possible to access from your actual location. For the more technical people, A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. So this is how it works: you request to get into a private network of your choice and eventually you are hauled into one by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated circuits or with tunneling protocols over existing networks. Then, you are good to go!
IS THIS LEGAL?
Yes, technically using a VPN is legal. But if you try and do illegal things by using it, it will obviously be against the law. The concept of VPN was originally developed to allow remote users and branch offices to access corporate applications and resources. For better understanding, we can take an example of a bank. Let us assume that a bank allows only a set of IPs from the head office in Kathmandu to access very confidential resources. Now if you are a branch in Mahendranagar and have to access these resources, how can it be made possible? The answer to this was VPN. This made things a lot easier. Contrary to this, nowadays VPN is being used in order to access content that the government or your Internet Service Provider(ISP) have banned. It is not legal, but is it worth it to use and have harmless fun delving into the wide range of services that the internet has to offer? DEFINITELY YES!
IS IT SAFE?
As long as you are not doing anything criminal and using the perks of VPN to enjoy the internet, it is safe. But if you try and indulge in criminal activities and want to use VPN as a cover, beware my friend because you will be found! It is advisable to not disclose your personal information while using VPN because it could be risky! Other than that, enjoy VPN until it lasts because companies are coming up with technologies to block VPN which would effectively and completely stop our foraying into the vast wilderness of internet beyond country boarders!
Digital Marketing (DM) means marketing of product and services using digital technologies. But what makes it unique? Well, it is a modern way of marketing where we can target our audience, track their behaviors, market our products in a cost effective way and also get insights about our campaigns. Overall it is the best result oriented approach.
There are also different platforms and types of digital marketing. Some types of digital marketing that are widely in use:
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Search Engine Marketing and Pay-Per-Click Advertising.
- Social Media Marketing.
- Content Marketing.
- Affiliate Marketing.
- Email Marketing.
Each of these types require a different platform to operate in. In general, every marketing activity needs a platform to achieve their respective goals. So does Digital Marketing. There are several Digital Marketing Platforms for different types, where the following being some widely used ones:
- Google Adwords,
- Our Blog,
- ShareASale, etc.
All of these above platforms are in use for different reasons and type of products. Each have their own types, significance and reputation over the internet. For instance: Facebook and Instagram are in use for sharing contents and advertising for business. But if needed B2B advertising and target the ad to people’s profession then LinkedIn would be the better Option. Moreover if I am looking for Content Marketing then the likes of Quora and Our Blog can suit me the best. Similarly ShareASale for affiliate marketing, Mailchimp for E-mail Marketing and Google Adwords for Search Engine Marketing are the best options.
Therefore, at this time in the world everything is getting digitized. People are on their devices surfing the web most of their time. Where people on average are spending 3 hours and 15 minutes on their mobile phones there is no better place to show them your content, sell your product or provide your services. This is only possible with the appropriate use of Digital Marketing Channels and Platforms. The amount spend in ads for DM now is $333.25 billion Also with the expected growth of Digital Marketing spends over 18% per year it is certain that Digital Marketing will account for roughly half of the global ad market and there will be more of these platforms and channel forthcoming which could maybe create even more impact in the market.
“Search Engine Optimization (SEO)”! One of the most talked about and emerging topic in the world right now. But, what really is SEO and why is it so important? In simple words, SEO is the art of making web pages attractive and rank higher in the search results. With proper SEO maintenance your website or webpage/posts can rank higher in the search results of the search engines. Thus, it generates more traffic and views to your web contents.
But does Search Engine Optimization needs to be a top priority? Yes, it definitely needs to be the top most priority. According to a stat from Hosting Trinubal (2019), there are over 70 million blogs published on the internet in a month. That means more than 2 million blogs per day. Similarly thousands of websites are being hosted per hour. Fun fact: the users rarely do or most of the times, do not visit the second page of their google search results at all. So, it seems important to rank higher, doesn’t it? Then, to let your content rank at the high and to get traffic/visitors to your page you need Search Engine Optimization because you simply need to be on that top page of the search engine.
However, this is a challenging task because with change in time the ranking algorithms of search engines are getting more and more strict. Even the smallest of things matter. You simply cannot ignore any of the factors that affects your page’s SEO. There are several SEO factors that affects the rankings:
- On-Page SEO
- Meta Descriptions
- Image Alt Texts
- URL Structure
- Internal Linkings
- Page Perfromance
- Content Quality
- Off-Page SEO
- Domain Authority
- Anchor Texts
- Traffic/ Reviews/ Trust
These are just the basic factors that helps you rank higher in the search results. In addition, there are still more sub-factors inside those above factors.
Therefore, Search Engine Optimization is the first and the most important task to do if you are looking to build up your reputation in the internet. Not just getting traffic and more views, SEO will lead to better user experience, generate leads for your business, manage your promotion costs, create Synergy of all marketing activities online and finally take you ahead of the competition. So, if you are going to post any website or content on your site you might as well take the time to make sure that google takes notice of your effort.
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