Agora’s masterclass put the spotlight on their easy-to-use low-code/no-code solution

Due to affordability and lower technical challenges, low-code and no-code tools are becoming increasingly popular among businesses. To shed further light on the topic, TechSparks 2022 saw Vineeth Srinivasan and Samyak Jain, Technical Product Owners at Agora, conduct a masterclass ‘Transform real time experiences using Agora’s low-code/no-code solutions’.

Agora, a real time engagement provider, offers ‘Agora App Builder’. Before deep-diving into Agora App Builder, Vineeth and Samyak explained the key characteristics of no-code and low-code solutions. Here are some of the highlights:

A glimpse at low-code and no-code solutions

Samyak explained, “When you talk about no-code/low-code product stacks, you are talking about optimising time to market using less resources.”

Vineeth explained that a no-code platform lets programmers and non-programmers create software via GUI and configuration instead of coding. We see different kinds of no-code in everyday life like a website builder, project management tools, API platforms, among others. The

Deciphering the new North Star for SaaS businesses

The idea of a North Star metric is simple: find the one measurement that defines the long-term success of your business.

A North Star can bring in a focus and organisation clarity on what each member of the team is working towards. It can improve decision making. And most importantly, it holds the product accountable to an outcome.

However, the mission to zero-in and optimise the growth of a business towards this one component is easier said than done.

In a fireside chat at TechSparks 2022 Amit Srivastava, VP – Sales & Marketing, Rakuten deep-dived into the nuances of North Star metrics for SaaS businesses, and the typical North Star metrics shifts for SaaS startups depending on the stage of the company. Here are the key takeaways from the conversation.

Evolving the North Star

A good North Star metric is comparative, understandable, a rate or ratio, and behaviour-changing – and

Twitter’s verified service to launch next week with different colours

Starting next week, Twitter plans to launch its verified subscription service but a bit differently.

CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the new verification system will be colour-coded—gold checks for companies, grey checks for governments, and blue checks for individuals, including celebrities.

He added that “all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before check activates… Painful, but necessary.”

In another tweet, the Twitter chief noted that verified individuals can have a secondary tiny logo showing they belong to an organisation if they are verified by that organisation. “Longer explanation next week,” he added.

Earlier this week, Musk said that the company

Rajasthan announces new startup policy at Jodhpur DigiFest aimed at scaling and diversifying the state’s start

The Rajasthan government has announced a brand new policy for startups and entrepreneurs in the state, the Rajasthan Startup Policy 2022.

The policy was officially launched by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at the second edition of the Rajasthan DigiFest 2022 in Jodhpur, as part of the Department of Information Technology and Communication’s three-day youth and entrepreneurship summit from November 11-13, 2022.

The policy aims to promote Rajasthan as a hub for innovation and boost startup growth across industry verticals such as agriculture, education, healthcare, and fintech; increase job opportunities for and upskill youth; and encourage diversity and sustainability within the startup ecosystem.

In a statement online, Chief Minister Gehlot said,Information technology has played an important role in sensitive, transparent and accountable good governance. The state government is using IT to take the benefits of its schemes to the last person. [The Rajasthan Startup Policy 2022] will encourage

Robotics startup Nosh raises $1M in pre-seed round led by BITS Spark

Nosh, a cooking robot developed by a Bengaluru-based startup Euphotic Labs, has raised a pre-seed round of $1 million led by BITS Spark, with participation from SuperMorpheus and other angels.

Founded in 2018, Nosh is an app-driven home cooking robot that cooks an extensive range of dishes such as curries, sautéed vegetables, pulao, pasta, and sweets, among others. automatically. It uses artificial intelligence to ensure food consistency and taste. Additionally, Nosh offers taste customisation options to cater to individual taste preferences.

“Nosh is a new category product, which means there is no product we can directly refer to and learn from. As a result, we go through a cycle of extreme experimentation, failure, evolution, and adoption. This makes the journey of building Nosh challenging yet even more exciting,” Yatin Varachhia, Co-founder of Euphotic Labs, said in a press release.

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