News Roundup: Timescity Revamps iPhone & Android App; Esri India Partners with MapmyIndia & More

Online city guide, TimesCity* has released an updated version of its mobile app for iPhones and Android.
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TimesCityOnline city guide, TimesCity* has released an updated version of its mobile app for iPhones and Android. The app will have information on gigs, events, bars, restaurants, club nights and movie releases. The updated app will also has a ‘trending’ feature that shows updates of the event that is being talked about the most in a city.

The app that is smart-location based can be used by users across Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai among others. The app is currently available on the iTunes store for iPhones, and on Google Play.

Sony Bravia TV To Get On-Demand-Video Service Via Opera TV Store

Users with a Sony Bravia TV can now receive on-demand-videos on their TV. Sony and Opera Software have announced that two new entertainment apps – Sony Entertainment’s Sony LIV and Reliance ADAG’s BIGFlix will provide the video service. The apps will be available on the Opera Store for Bravia TV users.

Through Sony LIV, viewers can watch exclusive content from Sony Entertainment Television through a single log-in, across various genres The service  also includes a multi-bitrate video streaming for higher quality videos.

BigFlix subscribers, can subscribe and stream HD video from across 1,500 Indian films across 10 languages including Hindi, English, Tamil and Punjabi. In addition, Bravia users receive a 3-month unlimited subscription from BigFlix.

“There is an increasing appetite in India for on-demand content. The introduction of these apps will help viewers to easily consume their favorite videos from TV serials and movies whenever they want,” says Mr. Tadato Kimura, Head of Marketing, Sony India.

Esri India partners with MapmyIndia to offer a GIS platform

GIS software and solutions provider Esri India (a joint venture between NIIT Technologies Limited, and Esri Inc.) has entered into a strategic partnership with digital map data and navigation company MapmyIndia to offer GIS solutions along with rich map data to enterprise and Government customers.

This new platform is custom made for the Indian environment, the company said.. MapmyIndia maps will now be available through Esri’s ArcGIS Online (AGOL), a cloud based GIS platform that can be used as a mapping platform by organisations. MapmyIndia will also become an authorized value added reseller forEsri’s GIS Software products which will be bundled with MapmyIndia Maps.

Full disclosure: Times Internet Limited is an advertiser on NextBigWhat. 

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