Back in 2014, we found an amazing music player called FlipBeats. Built by a local Sri Lankan team at AppSpace, a mobile application venture of hSenid Outsourcing (which is a subsidiary of hSenid Software International) FlipBeats was an unusual app when we first found it. We say it was unusual because, unlike many of the other Sri Lankan apps, FlipBeats didn’t suck. This was a music player from Sri Lanka that not only worked, it looked great too.
Since then, the FlipBeats team has been hard at work upgrading the app, with a design focused approach. With this approach, the goal is to always introduce a new feature without losing the simplicity of the app.
Some of FlipBeats’ new features include being able to edit meta-data of songs (cover images, artist name, etc) and a social media feed to know what your friends are listening to. It’s Black Version not only gives a nice theme but also reduces power consumption by 75%. It also features an interesting set of basic equalizers, but if you want to customize it then FlipBeats’ advanced mode will now let you tweak every variable related to your music to give you the best sound. It’s music discovery and social feed has also been revamped to let you better know what your friends are singing and find as well as stream your favorite songs. FlipBeats also has the honor of being one of the 1st Apple Watch apps in the music category and the 1st Apple Watch app made in Sri Lanka.
Though, when it came to building the Apple Watch app the FlipBeats team had a challenging journey. Speaking with Sachi Wickramage – head of hSenid Outsourcing and the founder of FlipBeats, we learned that the team began building the Watch App almost immediately after the Apple Watch was announced. This meant having to use a simulator to develop the app as they didn’t have an actual Apple Watch for testing. In the end, they overcame a challenging journey to be one of the 1st music Apple Watch apps.
Take all these features into account and FlipBeats easily rivals some of the biggest music players available on both Android and iOS. For proof, one only needs to look at FlipBeats’ success record.
Since its launch, FlipBeats has 450,000+ downloads and is now the top music player in Brazil. The app also has a bunch of prestigious awards to its name. Since we 1st found the app, FlipBeats has become a winner of the eSwabhimani award in 2014, a winner at NBQSA 2014, a finalist at APICTA 2014 and winner at the mBillionth Awards 2015.
Today, FlipBeats can add another prestigious award to that list. FlipBeats is a winner 2015 in the e-Entertainment and Games category at the prestigious World Summit Awards.
Occurring every two years, the World Summit Awards is aimed at selecting the world’s best e-Content and innovative information and communication technology applications. Partnered with the United Nations, the award gets applications from 178 countries. However, only 40 of these applications that are truly innovative have the honor of calling themselves winners.
To say it’s a great achievement for a Sri Lankan app to win such a prestigious award would be an understatement. To the FlipBeats team, we would like to offer our heartiest congratulations. We look forward to writing about your success in the future.
Sri Lanka's first inter-company eSports
Sri Lanka’s first inter-company eSports tournament!
Gamer.LK, the country’s multi-genre video gaming community powered by digital entertainment enthusiasts continues to take eSports to the masses by launching the first ever competitive Mercantile e-Sports Tournament – the Dialog Gaming Mercantile e-Sports Championship 2016.
Scheduled to be held on the 06th and 07th of August 2016, at Trace – Expert City, Colombo, the tournament is open to the employees of the IT sector in Sri Lanka and special invitees.
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Mortal Kombat X
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All registrations will be Rs. 500 per person.
NOTE: We have limited slots for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Dota 2; therefore registrations will be confirmed individually by 02 August 2016.
6 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 7 (Sunday) 6:00 pm SLST
Trace Expert City
Maradana Rd, Colombo
Change is a constant process
Change is a constant process that affects us as a society and as an individual. It can cut across different fields and disciplines, impacting human lives in multiple areas. Sri Lanka has seen an increased development in infrastructure, connecting diverse people from across the island.
Simultaneously, there is a boom in different industries with startups and small industries mushrooming across the country. Therefore, it is now more important than ever to engage with this phenomena of change in everyday life.
Await details on schedules and tickets!
Speakers for 2016
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm SLST
"Giving youth a toolkit to
“Giving youth a toolkit to develop their own social ventures & empowering them to build their own future”
Startup Sri-Lanka in Collaboration with MiddyFund a Non-Proﬁt that teaches middle-school students to use design thinking and entrepreneurial skills to ﬁnd innovative solutions to problems they face as individuals or as a community. They learn to design, develop, pitch, and fundraise for their own projects. It takes them through the steps of achieving their goals through innovation and entrepreneurship
Program Synopsis: A 2 day workshop that will help develop your child’s mindset & skills
Program Format: Students get into groups to solve problems by coming up with solutions that they build from scratch and implement which has a social impact.
Program Facilitator: Savera Weerasinghe co-founded MiddyFund Inc. in 2014 in her senior year at NYU. Her minor in Social Entrepreneurship introduced her to Design What if, as kids, we learned to look at problems as solvable puzzles? She is passionate about environmental sustainability and believes social entrepreneurship can solve some of the biggest environmental and social issues.
When: 26 th & 27 th August (Friday & Saturday)
Where: Calcey Technologies, Trace Expert City Bay # 08 Mardana Road
Duration: 9:00am – 3:00pm (Lunch & Refreshments provided)
Cost per participant: 11,500 Net (inclusive of VAT )
Ages: 9-15 years
What will my kid accomplish/ learn through the program:
For more info please visit www.middyfund.com
To register your child for the program please fill up the form via- http://goo.gl/forms/MaDkb9npbzWu28U53
Please Note: Payments need to be made prior to the event to register your child.
Payments can be made to Bank & Branch: NDB Head office branch
A/C Name: SLASSCOM | A/C Number: 101000053822
Cheque should be drawn in favor of SLASSCOM and crossed account payee only.
For Inquiries please email [email protected] or call 011-406222 – 4.
Registration Close on the 15th August 2016
26 (Friday) 9:00 am - 27 (Saturday) 3:00 pm SLST
Calcey Technologies - Trace Expert City
Bay 08, TRACE Expert City, Maradana Rd, Colombo
SLASSCOMContact No: +94 114 062223-7
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