Thursday, February 10, 2011

Post coverage in Bangalore Mirror for househelp on android @ourhousehelp - 3

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Photo is print media continues to inspire me to give a third in this series of posts. Hopefully trilogy end here.

So lets get rolling.

Mahesh kale , a college alumni left a message on linkedin.com. Harshal Gaikwad and Milind Deshpande have liked the blog post on Facebook.

Priyank and Bhuvnendu have also liked the status on Facebook.

Geeta ji who sits diagonally behind me. You don't notice when she comes, when she goes or when she is having her lunch. Her presence is quite.
We share office space. The space is provided by elagaan.com. Navin at elagaan put out a notice in bangalore coffee club and we took the opportunity. If you are nearby Arekera Mico Layout, Bangalore then do check out this place. There are few more seats left.

But yesterday, she came over and whispered to me.
"I saw your photo in paper. I told all my people. "
"I reminded them that its the same person whose application I had described some days back. "

Few days back I had given demo of househelp to them. They used to wonder about what I could do sitting in a chair for whole day long facing a dell laptop.

Pre-photo days in Bangalore Mirror, friends, family and relatives too wondered. What I was upto? You get the general recognition. You are not taken seriously. You could pass as fake.

Post-photo days. People call back. Send email. Send SMSes. Post on linkedin. Send tweets. They think you are genuine. You have potential. You are worth talking too and saying hello.

So lets come back to the roll call.

Venu from E306 in Brigade Gardenia sent SMS. "Congratulations, I read Hindu, came to know from Prime (we covered him in the part 2 of this series) and your blog is quite interesting to read, lot of stuff in your blog, very informative, came to know of only today.Its amazing. Keep up ur good work. "

So guys if you have come this far do check out this blog too for other posts.

This should have been said on the first day but let me compensate for the lapse. In the previous version we have seen how our Security class is educated. They can follow you through print media. Make them realize their potential. Give them opportunity. Go.

We were lost in the post media glare when Manjula, our housemaid commented.
"Call up your Mother. "

Its just a four word sentence but the power of it says it all.
You are because of your parents. Reach out to them in your days of glory.
They would be the happiest of the lot. My mother immediately called up her brother in Orcha and he call me back immediately. We call him Papa mama.

My father struggled with the internet links and came back from office. Called me to find out why he could find househelp coverage. With some phone support he managed to view



While coming back home, a lady rushed into the lift. Sonia Bhandari who lives on fifth floor, wondered
"What machine have you made
Saw your photo in paper
Congrats"
I went into typical demo mode
"Yeah, its a simple phone based application on google based phone."

 (Android is a term for developers, general pubic knows Google for its search and thus a Google powered phone is not Google phone but Samsung's Phone. Quite a mouthful. Hope Google recognizes the efforts we are putting in to educate the masses one by one. )

"It is used to track people like cooks and housemaids."
"Do you use it?"
"Yes."
Then my floor came and the demo was abrupted. She promised that she will come to know more about it.

Let me know if you need to promote househelp on android to your friends and relatives. Few videos and screenshots are kept here.

Final Word:
Media can be powerful medium in making you interact with your neighborhood. Impact of the photo is unimaginable. Words speak but can get lost in the tonnes of pages that are there. But visuals like photo and video stay. So go shoot.
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