Manav Kataria's Blog


Google+ Implements Our Hack! :)

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:

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Google+ Circle

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Want to try out FriendCircle? Leave us a note.


(on behalf of my HackU team:
Sumit Somani, Mayank Singhal and Gaurav Toshniwal)


ECG Synthesizer Interim Demo

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! 😀 Its very hearty to know when someone finds the USP of your product useful! 😀 Me very happy!! 😀

Tadaaaa! 😀

I am just in a glee mood! 😀

Here is a demo video showing 3-leads being produced from ECG Synthesizer.