Property Search – RemIxed

Today’s Real Estate Marketplace is filled with a great many Online Exchanges whose primary aim is to empower the consumer to get closer to his dream property. Today’s consumer is aware of the market, knows how to filter and select and has a whole host of services from dedicated agents to Market Exchanges to help him in his selection process. All he needs then, is dedicated time to search for properties – be it on his computer screen, or driving around with his agent.

But consider this,

He doesn’t  always want to drive around looking for a house but would love to find a house when he is driving around
He is very busy and is constantly on the move
He doesn’t always have those few hours to spare and he doesn’t  always know multiple agents who will get him that one house he wants
He’s not always inspired by what he sees and rarely does he find what he wants at the time that he wants it

Property search obviously, still is, a long drawn out, tedious process. At Ideafarms, we’ve turned this whole business of Property Search inside out. We researched the market, drank endless cups of coffee discussing realities with Agents, scraped through the internet looking at technological solutions, and built on our own User Experience study searching for property for our own office premises. Here’s what we realised :

You can’t plan inspiration – that perfect property won’t always wait for agents or portals.
You can’t always plan time – You just have to use it.
And you can’t plan somebody’s property – It is still a very personal decision

We are User Experience Consultants. Understanding people & their interaction with their environment and in their context is our bread and butter. And today, we’ve gone and put our money where our mouth is, literally. Our belief in our experience is so strong that we invested our time, money and resources into creating a solution for users like us who, while still dependent on Agents and Exchanges for property, have the need for something more in tune with their current needs.

The user, like us, is Mobile and his eyes and hands are always glued to the phone. For him, there is nothing more personal than his phone which is with him everywhere he goes. If that is what gives him his inspiration, then that’s where our solution needs to be.

We’ve called our solution Remix, simply because we took the best of what current solutions have to offer and added our experience and brand of creativity to it. It also helped that we had an acronym to fit it well! – Real Estate Mobile India Exchange.

Remix has been built on the Android platform – for today’s changing user and his evolving needs. We believe it augments every solution that exists today to help anyone interested in Property.

We’d love to see it do the same for you.

Get in touch with us.
its.magic@ideafarms.com

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Ideas of the week 9th-Dec-2011

This week’s post for the Ideas of the week featuring ideas that might change our world.

 

1. 10 proven strategies of high performance team![Info graphics]
Strategies+ideas

Who drives product innovation? The answer is small, entrepreneurial development teams – better known as “agile teams” in the high-tech industry.More

 

 

 

 

2. Call Earth-Eco Dome,Superadobe built from local earth filled Superadobe coils(earth stabilized with cement or lime).
Idea+construction

Cal-Earth’s mission is guided by three principles: (1) shelter is a basic human right, (2) every human being should be able to build a house for him or herself, and (3) the best way to provide shelter for the exponentially increasing human population is by building with earth.More

 

 

 

3. WalkSafe-A pedestrian safety app
Innovation

This Android app uses your smartphone’s camera to sense oncoming traffic, then alerts you to get the hell out of the road..More

 

 

 

 

4. Creative – CV
Innovation+design

A great showcase design post of some truly creative and inspiration CV designs which for sure would blow away any potential employer.More

 

 

 

 

5. Learn a language for free, and simultaneously translate the Web.
Web+idea

Duolingo is a beta/experimental website that aims to crowd source text translation. One intended incentive for the users to take part is that they learn a language.More

Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions by many on the Internet for greater good. At TEDxCMU, he shares how his ambitious new project, Duolingo, will help millions learn a new language while translating the Web quickly and accurately – all for free.

 

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Meanwhile the idea of the week at our Garage Sale

Interactive Marketing Collateral

Quality and product features are increasingly considered a given. In such a situation, your Sales guys can add value by giving the customer a way to ‘virtually’ experience the actual product.More

 

 

 

This week’s post compiled by Bhaskar Das

Ideas of the week 2-Dec-2011

This week’s post for the Ideas of the week featuring ideas that might change our world.

 

 

1. You can now have green feet, or shoes rather.
Biodegradable

Oat Shoes, a brand new Amsterdam-based initiative that’s combining shoe design and biodegradable materials. Once you’re done wearing the shoes (after a very long time, of course) you can bury them in the garden, in the compost heap or even plant something in them. More

 

 

2. Videoinfographic: The world of social media
Social Media

This video info-graphic shows all the latest facts & figures about various social media sites. More

 

 

 

3. Let this website pick your poison
Design + Web

Drinkify is a web app that purports to find the best drink to go along with the band or musician you’re listening to. Just enter the band name and let the app do the work; some names will yield strange ‘drinks’. More

 

 

 

4. For beer brand, A  website made up of chocolate
Design + Web

For the launch of Sagres Preta Chocolate  a stout beer with a chocolate flavor by Portugal’s number one beer brand Sagres-digital agency Grand Union created the first website made of chocolate. More

 

 

 

5. Philographics: Explaining philosophy through basic shapes.
Philosophy + Design

Designer Genis Carreras explores with remarkable visual eloquence in his Philographics project – a series of posters each capturing a single philosophical ideology through simple geometric shapes.More

 

 

 

6.  Recycling a bottle, flashmob style
Recycle

This interesting flash mob takes place in a food court emphasizing on recycling waste. More

 

 

 

 

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Meanwhile the idea of the week at our Garage Sale

Virtual Guide : Installation & Maintenance

A tool to help the on-field trainer collect the right training instructions for the day. More

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s post compiled by Karan Guglani

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Ideas of the week 25th-Nov-2011

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1. Chevrolet Speedometer Design – a design evolution over the last hundred years
Design+Usability+Experience

Speedometers are those kind of items you look at thousands of times during your life, without ever really noticing. You notice the speed, not the meter. And if you do notice the meter chances are you don’t realize someone actually designed it. The company probably even did some research beforehand. Research regarding the readability of typefaces, the right size of the numbers and the space between them. More

 

 

2. After Trying To “Kill Math,” An Ex-Apple Designer Aims To Kill Reading
Design+HCI

Bret Victor thinks that text itself should be as interactive as graphics or apps. And he’s built an open-source Javascript library to help the idea catch on. More

 

 

 

 

3.  Condition ONE iPad App Makes War Reporting Visceral, Terrifying
Augmented Reality+App+News+War

The main feature of Condition ONE is its augmented-reality-esque interaction design. Instead of watching documentaries in a tiny, static video window, Condition ONE plays back full-screen video that you can literally pan and tilt around in by moving the iPad around in physical space. More

 

 

4.  Mercedes: Blur
Marketing+Idea

A brilliant marketing strategy used by Mercedes to launch its new Mercedes-Benz 2012 C-Class Coupe. More

 

 

 

5. Computerised contact lens will keep you up to date with news and texts
Augmented Reality+Tech Innovation

Until now, the concept of info-vision had belonged to the realms of science fiction. However, scientists have developed a prototype lens that could one day provide all kinds of hands-free information. More

 

 

 

6. Aparna Rao: High-tech art (with a sense of humor)
Art+Technology+Humor

TED Talks Artist and TED Fellow Aparna Rao re-imagines the familiar in surprising, often humorous ways. With her collaborator Soren Pors, Rao creates high-tech art installations — a typewriter that sends emails, a camera that tracks you through the room only to make you invisible on screen. More

 

 

 

 

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Meanwhile the idea of the week at our Garage Sale

WhizPhone

A product that helps you manage all your incoming calls – receive, reject or send calls to voicemail – depending on the time of the day or the person calling you. More

 

 

 

 

This week’s post compiled by Nitish Sharma

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Ideas of the week 18th-Nov-2011

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1. The classic arcade game- Asteriod gets a modern spin
Technology+Innovation

Asteroids, has now been given a futuristic make-over by eye-tracking and eye control specialist Tobii. Built as a free-standing arcade game, EyeAsteroids players use only their eyes to aim and fire a laser at flying rocks and save the world from impending pulverization More

 

 

2. The learner’s shoes
Learning+Technology

Studies in learning patterns show that even children are quite comfortable exploring different pathways  if they are provided with the right resources to do so. The ‘Hole in the Wall’ experiment was one of the earliest to catalogue self learning in young children using free technology resources. The journey from there to the iPad used by very young children to explore learning in an environment has been varied and interesting. More

 

 

3. Enter the world of Nat Geo
Augmented Reality+Innovation+Technology

Appshaker recently launched a unique way for people to interact with the amazing world of National Geographic Channel’s content from around the globe.People could immerse themselves in different scenes such as dolphins, leopards, space landings, dinosaurs and other amazing things. More

 

 

4. Eye-tracking computer interface for the disabled
Technology+Innovation

The Eyeboard system is a low-tech eyeball-tracking device that allows users with motor disabilities to enter text into a computer using eye gestures instead of a physical interface. More

 

 

 

5. Providing products and services for the so-called bottom of the pyramid
Innovation+Mobile Technology

Movirtu is a for-profit social enterprise that provides innovative mobile technology and business models for wireless telecommunication service providers in rural poor communities in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. It enables shared access to basic mobile-phone services for people earning less than $2 a day. More

 

 

6. A visualization of tweets that happened on 11.11.11
Innovation+Design+Technology

This clip is a visualization of all the Tweets mentioning 11:11 on 11.11.11. Each “1” is a location that moves with the conversation on Twitter. Their scale varies depending on the volume of Tweets posted from the location they represent. You can see the main wave move from right to left, and then a second one that occurred at 11 p.m. around the world. More

 

 

7. Benetton’s  ‘unhate’ campaign
In The News

The Italian clothes company launched a campaign called ‘Unhate’ in which leaders from opposite sides of the political and religious divide appear to exchange kisses.In a moment of darkness, with the financial crisis, what’s going on in North African countries, in Athens, this is an attitude that can have positive energy.More

 

 

 

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Meanwhile the small idea at our Garage Sale

Product Selection Guide

A step-by-step product configurator that finds and suggests products based on the need specified by the user. More

 

 

 

 

This week’s post compiled by Karan Guglani

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New Year’s Greetings

It’s a tradition here at Ideafarms to wish our loved ones with a New Year’s greeting every year. These greetings are usually based around a theme and we incorporate a good mix of our design and technology skills to make it as interactive and fun as possible.

Here we have compiled some of the greetings we made in the past years.

1. 2011 – Ideas behind Inventions

A fun animated greeting card exploring the idea of how some of the great inventions took place.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuZGWSyWVNk

2. 2010- Heal the World

[wptabcontent]2009 was an impactful year. The year that the world was deprived of one of it’s greatest legends – Michael Jackson. The same year the UN Climate Change Conference – Hopenhagen took place. Our greeting was a tribute to Michael Jackson and the message he left us with – Heal The World …

3. 2009:  9-the magical number
The magic number 9 was the core element in this interactive greeting to welcome in change for the new year – the year 2009.

 

4. 2008: Just take our WOR(d)K for IT ! 😉

5. 2007- Whose time is it anyway
A fun animated greeting. Notice the world clock? It shows your time as well as ours.

Do stay a while!

6. 2006-Think, Feel, Act …
[wptabcontent]2005 was a year that was wrecked by multiple calamities. Our greeting for the new year was urges people to think, feel and act in time and to usher in a hope for a safer and happier new year.

 

 

If you like what you see and would like us to make one for your organisation, drop us a line here. We would love to cook up something good for you too

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Ideas of the week 11th-Nov-2011

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1. A Gadget Draws Water from Air, Inspired By A Beetle
Science+Technology+Innovation

An example of biomimicry, Edward Linnacre’s Airdrop harvests moisture from “dry” air to water crops in arid regions. more

 

 

 

 

2. An ATM designed for illiterate users
Technology+Usability

India has developed an ATM that taps biometric technologies to make it suitable for use by illiterate and semi-illiterate populations. more

 

 

 

 

3. Gamification In Play At Enterprise 2.0
Game+Idea+Innovation

Gamification is the application of game-like techniques for user engagement to applications that need not be games per se. more

 

 

 

 

4. Solar Powered Battery Charger Tweets Your Energy Savings
Mobile+Innovation+Technology

The Changers Solar Starter Kit captures solar energy that can be used to charge various tablets and smartphone. more

 

 

 

 

5. Mobile app that could change the way you book taxis forever
Mobile App+Usability+Idea

Now it is always possible to find taxi without flailing your arms on street corners for 10 minutes or booking one an hour in advance. more

 

 

 

 

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Meanwhile the small idea at our Garage Sale

Virtual Guide – Installation & Maintenance

A tool to help the on-field trainer collect the right training instructions for the day. More

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s post compiled by Alok Kumar

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Ideas of the week 4th-Nov-2011

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1. The i-Pod’s inventor creates a self-learning thermostat
Innovation+Design+Better Living

The nest thermostat is a self-learning, self-programming thermostat which is gorgeous, intuitive, and more necessary than you think. More

 

 

 

2. Shoe for visually impaired
Innovation+Technology+Humanity

A shoe that helps visually impaired people walk around without any stick by alerting them about their environment. More

 

 

 

3. More Than Facebook: The Time Is Right For Social Business
Social Media

The era of social business is here and it is becoming clear just how transformative it will be. But many are still asking, “What does social business really mean?” More

 

 

 

4. Why You Won’t Hear About the Next Solar Tech Breakthrough
Innovation+Solar Energy+Technology

Climate Progress reports that the latest, greatest breakthrough has, in fact, already happened. It does have a cool name-the optical cavity furnace. More

 

 

 

5. The Future of Trash: 4 Ways Tech Is Improving Recycling Rates
Technology+Environment+Recycling

The world is now inhabited by 7 billion individuals, and as you can imagine, we produce a lot of trash but there are several ways to go about this improving recycling rates and reducing waste. More

 

 

 

6. Amazon ‘Flow’ App Brings Image-Recognition Purchasing to iPhones
Augmented Reality+Image recognition

Amazon has unveiled an augmented-reality iPhone app that allows users to find information about products around them.More

 

 

 

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Meanwhile the small idea at our Garage Sale

Build Your Own House

 

An app that gives you a feel of what your house will look like even while it’s being constructed! More

 

 

 

This week’s post compiled by Nitish Sharma

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Ideas of the week 28th-Oct-2011

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1. Recycling plastic is now possible
Recycle+ Environment+Mike Biddle

Mike Biddle has broken the loop and found a solution to recycle 80-90 % of plastic waste that is lying around and damaging the environment. More

 

 

 

2. Tiles that harvest energy from footsteps
Kinetic energy

Laurence Kembell-Cook, the director of Pavegen Systems has created Pavegen tiles – a low carbon solution that aims to bring kinetic energy from footsteps of pedestrians. More

 

 

 

3. Smartmirror using AR to display much more than just reflection
AR + Innovation+ Smartmirror

This Smart-Mirror uses Augmented Reality to present users with a wealth of information such as weather and news, social network feeds, streamed internet TV, personal health information and can even act as a personal coach.More

 

 

 

4. Self-steering tractor to make farmers lives a lot easier
Tractor+ Farmers+Technology

A team of researchers in Belgium have developed a robotic self-steering tractor that has a steering system which analyzes the terrain conditions and calculates the optimal speed and turning radius in real-time. More

 

 

5. How Social Digital your company is?
Social Business Index+ SocialDigital

A site called the Social Business Index uses an undisclosed algorithm to provide a real-time assessment and ranking of how social (or connected) a company is. More

 

 

 

6. California’s Government gears up for 21st century
Technology+iphone app+Government

San Francisco’s government is using technology to get more accessible to its people. They are saving lives with an iPhone app that gives anyone with CPR certification the option to be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac issue and need immediate help. More

 

 

7. Take This Lollipop… If You Dare
Facebook+Dare+Takethislollipop

It’s a site called Take This Lollipop, and in order to best experience it, I can’t tell you what it is. Just that it’s quite exclusive, and you’ll need a Facebook account to use it.

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s post compiled by : Karan Guglani

Ideas of the week 21st-Oct-2011

This week’s post for the Ideas of the week featuring ideas that might change our world.

1. Own a color, Save a life
Innovation+ Social Welfare

Dulux has launched a website initiative with UNICEF in which users can buy one of  the 16.7 million colors  to raise money for children’s charity. more

 

 


2. Giant QR Codes Might Help Businesses Get Noticed on Google
Design thinking + Creative

Google Earth and Google Maps can now sport a large QR code on your rooftop. more

 

 

 

 

3. WanderPlayer Turns Your Phone Into a Controller for Any Computer Game
Mobile + Game + Innovation

WanderPlayer has developed a technology that turns iPhones and Android phones into controllers for computer games. more

 

 


4. Airborne Wind Energy Technology Can Fly Like a Kite
Technology + Innovation

Now a kite flying in the sky can generate energy for us. As it flies, it harvests energy of higher-speed winds, which brings the power that is used for generating electrical energy. more

 

 

 

5. Touchscreen to create an augmented reality experience.
Technology + Innovation + AR

Intel’s chips and a 7-foot-tall clear touchscreen combine to  create an augmented reality experience for consumers. more

 

 

 

6. One Man’s Plan to Bring WiFi to an Entire Continent
Technology + Communication

Kayak.com co-founder Paul English plans to blanket Africa in free wireless internet. more

 

 

 


This week’s post compiled by Alok Kumar