The Last Mile Transport Solution – Boosted Boards.

Why do i dread the last mile commute, after getting down from a public transport, it is a nusisance to find a transportation to take you to your home and office. I would rather walk it down, but walking can get tiring and time consuming. So I bought a bicycle. I used to think a portable folding bicycle is the solution to the the last mile commuting issue. A portable cycle is a option, but most portable cycles would at-least weigh 12 kgs which might tire the hell out of a normal non-athletic person.

A folding bike

Lot of Kickstarters are working on this issue, another one which is like a unicycle called Yike is electric cycle which can be folded and carried in a bag, but the issue again is , it weighs12 kgs for the lighter model going all the way to 15kgs for the top end variant.

The Final Solution – A Boosted Board.

boosted boardsOne day when i was walking, i saw a Causcasion guy on a boosted baord, the ease with which he was navigating the traffic and the potholes left me stunned, it recently dawned on me that this could be the possible solution to the last mile personal commute. Light and portable enough to carry in a back pack. The boosted board is motorised and controlled by a bluetooth remote control and travel up to 20mph and and go a distance of 10kms.

Take a look at this video below.

 

App review – Yoga.com Studio

Yoga.com Studio (Android, iOS) (Free / $3.99)

The only workout i love to do in Yoga. I like the way how after a session of yoga, i feel my sagging energy levels boosted, as well a deeper feeling of relaxation in the mind and the body.

I tried yoga classes, but unfortunately though I loved the group session, I found i needed more individual session for my health problems. I didnt want to do generic asanas, i wanted to do those asanas, which would help me with my particular ailments.

Yoga.come app took some time to use it, initially when i tried a couple of workout I realised I had slight pain in my neck, so I had to abandon the app and discontinue doing yoga from the app. But nowadays schduling classes and going out for a class is too time consuming, so I got back to the app and started once again. This time I marked some beginners program in the app as favourites and have tried to perfect those programmes and do my asanas with awareness. This has worked for me, I somtimes do 2/3 sessions in a day, or I have to do atleast one programme a day.

The pros of this app are

1) You can choose (cusotmise) your yoga programme (workout).

2) You can do your workout as and when you would like to.

3) It has a calnder which tracks your montly workouts.

4) You can connect to other people using this app.

Its a paid app, but if you really are a yogi by heart, i highly recommend this app.

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The only con, is you are doing the workout alone and not able to tap in a group energy which you get when you are doing yoga in a class.

 

 

Francesco’s Pizzeria delivers Pizza via drones.

This is unbelievably good news. Imagine not feeling guilty about the young biker risking his life, driving at break neck speed to deliver pizza to your doorstep. Well, the pizzeria in Mumbai has actually, changed the entire food delivery service paradigm here by delivering a pizza via a drone. The cost of drone is about 2000$ which is the cost of 2 motorcycles. I think this is a completely do-able business proposition, 3 cheers to Lower parel based Francesco’s Pizzeria, for trying disrupt the whole food delivery service model.

Well, this was a test delivery, but they are serious on implementing it, check this video below.No kidding!

 

If you are a blogger, who is your real customer?

Suppose you run a few blogs like I do and make revenue out of ad sales or content streaming from your blogs.

Now you have 2 bosses (customers) one is your visitors and the second is the sponsor or advertiser. While the visitor doesn’t pay to access your content while the advertiser uses your media to reach your demographics.

Also being a blogger means you are constrained and don’t have a sales team to pursue the advertisers for more ad revenue. So in this case would you focus on getting more revenue or more visitors (quality and quantity) to your website.

Personally I have never focused much on the advertisers. Don’t do sales calls nor solicit clients for advertising money. I focus on my demographics visitors.

But I am planning to change strategy soon, shift focus on advertisers instead of the community. But the objective would be to serve the community better.

What about you?

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