Monday, May 20, 2013

hi4hi - Accepting payments via Google Play

It is two weeks since Google pulled out our app from play store. We have complied with their concerns and released new version which accepts payments via Google Play. You can find it here 

Google Play supports direct carrier billing and credit card payments. 

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Making Pizza at home - Ultimate trick

Cook the base for about one minute in the microwave using microwave not convection.

Take it out, apply the sauce, add toppings, add cheese, a bit of olive oil. Do this as fast as you can, not more than 2 minutes. And bake (convection - no more microwave) it for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is done. Goes with saying that you should have pre-heated the microwave before starting.

One minute of microwave is worth 5-7 minutes of baking without loosing the moisture. You can't do it after making the pizza because then you will loose all the crispness and it will become soggy.  Give it another 30 seconds if you like large air bubble in your pizza. Keep it at 1 minute if you like soft bread like texture. Extend it to 2 minutes if you want it to puff up like a balloon. 

Thursday, May 02, 2013

hi4hi Matrimony: Google surprise

Yesterday we registered our 1000th customer. And today I got this from Google:

"This is a notification that your application, hi4hi Matrimony, with package ID, has been removed from the Google Play Store.

REASON FOR REMOVAL: Violation of the paid and free provision of the Content Policy and section 3.3 of the Developer Distribution Agreement.

All violations are tracked. Serious or repeated violations of any nature will result in the termination of your developer account, and investigation and possible termination of related Google accounts. If your account is terminated, payments will cease and Google may recover the proceeds of any past sales and/or the cost of any associated fees (such as chargebacks and transaction fees) from you.

If your developer account is still in good standing, you may revise and upload a policy compliant version of your application as a new package name. Before uploading any new applications, please review the Developer Distribution Agreement and Content Policy.

If you feel we have made this determination in error, you can visit the Google Play Help Center article for additional information regarding this removal.

The Google Play Team"

With and apps still in the app store, and charging money for membership, I find it completely uncalled for. 

Anyways, we will be putting up the APK on the website so that users can directly download and install the app. We are also working on browser only version of the app so that we don't have to go through app store.  As as bonus, we will be available on all mobile phones that have browser. 

Hang on for a week. 

Rohit Karlupia, 
Founder Hi4Hi Matrimony Services