Tuesday, 27 September 2016

iPhone 7 or S6 Edge | S7 Edge | Note 7 | Note 6 - Guess the Product

We made this video in a way that we will first highlight the prominent features and thereby you understand the product which will help you to Guess the Product. We didn't give the name of the product here. We assume that you can identify it?

This is our first video of this kind. If you like this idea from IDS #IDScribe to DesignStudio!DS. We will help you learn the product and guess the product.

#GTP #GuessIT #nDrawIDS #DrawIDS

Monday, 26 September 2016

Lenovo Z2 Plus, Budget flagship phone from Lenovo

New flag ship phone from Lenovo
Will it beat its Competitors like Samsung J5,  OnePlus 3, Xiaomi Mi 5, Le Max 2

Display 5"
Res. 1080x1920
OS Android 6.0.1
Rear Camera 13MP
Battery 3500mAh
Processor 2.15GHz
Amazon Price: 17,999 (32GB)
Amazon Price: 19,999 (64GB)
Processor:  Quad Core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
Bluetooth v 4.10
Dual Sim
Nano Sim Supported
3G supported No 4G


Lenovo Z2 Plus

Lenovo Z2 Plus

Display 5"

Res. 1080x1920


OS Android 6.0.1

Rear Camera 13MP

Battery 3500mAh

Processor 2.15GHz

Amazon Price: 17,999 (32GB)

Amazon Price: 19,999 (64GB)

Processor:  Quad Core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820)

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac

Bluetooth v 4.10



Dual Sim

Nano Sim Supported

3G supported No 4G

Saturday, 24 September 2016

High Paying Ad Networks

Give below are the highest paid Ad Networks
1. Media Net

  • Exclusive access to Yahoo
  • Largest contextual Ad Networks
  • Provides several Ad Styles
  • Main Ad style is content Ad.
  • Search Targeting
  • Provides mobile ads
  • Best when compared to Adsense.
2. Adsterra
  • Fastest growing premium Ad Network
  • For Web and Mobile
  • Ads with standard banner, sliders and direct links
  • Payments by weekly via major payment systems.
3. Chitika
  • 3,50,000 publishers
  • Partners include Yahoo, Supermedia etc
  • Payments by PayPal with a minimum of $10.

How to convert your blog into an App?

Let me tell some of the ways in which you can convert your blog into an android application In anybrowser, open Appgazer which can be opened in a mobile phone. Create the app within the mobile web interface.
  • You can also use this to convert videos into application
  • Enter the website (URL) in the command box provided.
  • Make sure that you enter the complete URL including whatever is present after .com
  • Enter the blog name.
  • Make sure that you use unique name. Choose the appropriate icon. Add description 
  • Follow the procedures mentioned. It's easy. Download the apk file. 
  • You can also preview the app within the webinterface.
  • The conversion time is about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Install the app and open it in the mobile phone

Publish it in any platform. ENJOY!

You can also use websites like gonative.io aswell. Its better to adopt a material design as it is mainly adopted in most of the android apps. There are lot of customizable options in this website. Here a link will be sent to your mail from the website team once the app is created. This website allows you to make for both Android and Ios devices.  

Top 5 Mobile Ad Networks

These are some of the best Ad Networks based on expert reviews.

1. Appodeal
2. Moppub
3. Appnext
4. Chartboost
5. Admob
I hope it will give an idea about the best AdNetworks available.Factors that influence the selection include, RPM, CTR, Fillrate, Revenue, Payout, etc. Some of the other notable Ad networks are InMobi, AppFlood, Airpush and Flurry. Please tell us your opinion and your recommendations.

Building Materials

Let's talk about RUBBLE MASONRY
Rubble masonry is adopted when the soil is poor and soft.
1. First, a wide trench is made and the bottom is concreted.
2. In random rubble masonry, uneven and undressed stones of varying sizes are generally preferred for better stability . Rubble masonry is mainly used for the shallow foundation. It can also be extended to a wall. In some cases, it can also be a retaining wall.

Rubble Masonry

The depth of the foundation generally depends on the load-bearing capacity of the soil. Depending upon the nature of soil various other techniques that can improve foundation stability are implemented along with the same. The size commonly taken is  45 cm of width and 100 to 120cm depth with ratio of 1:10 cement mortar or mud mortar
The voids/gaps should be filled with smaller stones for proper bonding and for better stability
The cornerstones must be aligned and packed properly. We need skilled masons in making a good rubble masonry. Unclean rubble masonry is easily identifiable by an expert which can greatly affect the stability of the superstructure. In some places where quarry stones are not easily available then laterite stone can be a substitute. The rubble masonry can also be made with mud mortar

Construction Tech

See similar image at Eyeem

Friday, 23 September 2016

Archirectural Design - Centre for Paraplegic Rehabilitation - Walkthrough

Centre for Paraplegic Rehabilitation - A Dream for differently Abled


We know that there are lot of people living with a wide array of disabilities and chronic health conditions than ever before. This project is to promote the need for universal design which will design products, environments and communication that can be usable by all people.

Illustration for Peace and Universal Design (Central Iconic Structure)
Our thought was to make the central iconic structure to be functional and aesthetically pleasing. It is considered as a the heart of the site connecting all other zones.

We tried to make the shape  resemble the concept of 'unity in diversity' improvised with the tricolor lighting inspired from the national flag showing the integrity of our nation in promoting peace.

The Centre is a dream for the differently-abled persons with the introduction of virtual reality which will create an interface to  interact with anyone in this world.


An academic research initiative in association with  #IDS Architects #SPArchs.

Music: Otis McDonald
Maps: Google Earth

Presentation on Sustainable Practices at COSTFORD

Here is a  video presentation on the sustainable practices at COSTFORD. You will get to know an overview of how the designs are being carried out.

Know In Brief - COSTFORD

Sustainable Design Practices at Costford

In this blog, lets talk about,
1.COSTFORD’s role in promoting sustainability
2.Architect Laurie Backer’s approach
3.COSTFORD’s architectural approach
4.Different construction techniques adopted
a)Rubble Masonry
b)Brick Wall
a)What is a brick?
b)Brick Bonds- Flemish Bond, Rat trap bond
c)Brick Jalli
d)Bottle lighting
e)Filler Slab
f)Mud Building
a)Adobe Walls
b)COB Walls
c)Mud Plaster
g)Bamboo beam & bamboo slab
h)Roofing: Casuarina roofing
5.Hands on - Site Visits
6.On Site Sketches

Centre of Science and Technology For Rural Development- COSTFORD founded in 1985 by architect Laurie Baker, Achuth Menon, former chief minister of kerala, economist Dr. K.N. Raj and social activist R Chandradutt provides technological assistance and social development support for rural and urban development. The firm shows interest in alternative building technologies encouraged by Mr. Laurie Baker.
Costford was registered as non profit voluntary organisation in 1985 and started its construction activities in 1986. Its head office is located in Thrissur and has several offices in kerala, in which Trivandrum office is dedicated to architectural services. 
CDS - Sketch -  Trivandrum
Residences for EWS
Housing colonies
Social housing
Small to medium sized buildings
Institutional buildings
Small scale infrastructure projects

Costford designs in accordance with user needs with major consideration will be on resource conservation. A set of standards are pragmatically developed at costford for choosing the right design which can cater the user needs. Some of design techniques adopted are exclusive to costford developed by architect Laurie Baker.


Monday, 19 September 2016

How to save your Android phone screenshot to Microsoft OneNote?

How to save your Android phone screenshot to Microsoft OneNote?
If new screenshot, then create a page with an image. This will trigger in making a new page in OneNote with a new section. You can find the screenshot in the newly created section.
IFTTT Recipe: How to save your Android phone screenshot to Microsoft OneNote? connects android-photos to onenote

Thursday, 15 September 2016

How to automatically upload your Pinterest pins to OneDrive

Notes: If new Pin on Any Board on your Pinterest Profile, then add file from URL to Your OneDrive Account. The process will create a folder in OneDrive with name Pinterest. All the pinned items will be present in this folder.
IFTTT Recipe: How to automatically upload your Pinterest pins to OneDrive.  connects pinterest to onedrive

Sunday, 11 September 2016

How to Share your new Instagram photos to Flickr.

Just one process for posting in Flickr and Instagram simultaneously. Let your Flickr community also see your Instagram pics.
IFTTT Recipe: How to Transfer / Share your new Instagram photos to Flickr.  connects instagram to flickr

Transfer files from FB to OneDrive - for a particular region - South India

How to transfer files from FB public post  to OneDrive without downloading.
If a new photo from FB is posted from South India Region (area), then add file from URL to OneDrive

IFTTT Recipe: If a new photo from FB is posted from South India Region (area), then add file from URL to OneDrive connects facebook to onedrive

How to transfer files form Flickr to OneDrive without downloading

How to easily transfer files from Flickr to OneDrive without downloading
IFTTT Recipe: If any new public photo on Flickr Account’s photostream, then add file from URL to OneDrive connects flickr to onedrive