It is a humble compliment to see how Yahoo!, Facebook and now Google have found the USP of our concept valuable.
FriendCircle was the winner of Yahoo! University Hackathon – HackU 2010 at IIT Bombay in October.
Yahoo! intended to use it in their products but we don’t really know how they’ve done it.
Facebook, in a few months had a small feature with a rather inconspicuous and not so convenient UI on their news feed settings which allowed the user to show more of <friend>.
Google, has recently released Google+ a new social networking platform with one of its USP based on Friend Circle. Though we have been a few steps ahead, they do seem to be heading in a similar direction:
Want to try out FriendCircle? Leave us a note.
(on behalf of my HackU team:
Sumit Somani, Mayank Singhal and Gaurav Toshniwal)
June 30, 2011 | Categories: Technology | Tags: Facebook, Friend Circle, Google, Google Plus, Hack U, Hackathon, IITB, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Social network service, User interface, Yahoo! | 3 Comments
I had a wonderful demo! My guides seemed happy! Tho’ they didn’t say too much but did mention “Its finally getting somewhere!” :) … and the happiest part was when Prof Mukherji asked me to cleanup the user-interface so that they could use it in his lab! :D Its very hearty to know when someone finds the USP of your product useful! :D Me very happy!! :D
I am just in a glee mood! :D
Here is a demo video showing 3-leads being produced from ECG Synthesizer.