JioMart Grocery Delivery Service Launched to Take on BigBasket, Amazon

Asia’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, first disrupted India’s telecom sector with Reliance Jio back in 2016 and has since continued to expand the company’s reach to new avenues. We have already seen the launch of Jio Gigafiber, AJIO e-commerce store, Jio Gate apartment security app, and a lot more. However, Ambani is looking to slap the well-known Jio brand to even more services and that has led to the birth of JioMart.

Yes, JioMart is Reliance Industries’ (RIL) take on hyperlocal grocery delivery services and will be operated by Reliance Retail. It was initially launched as a pilot for Jio users in Navi Mumbai, Thane, and Kalyan in Maharashtra earlier this year. But today, the company has quietly made JioMart official and plans to expand its service across India in 2020. The service will take on well-known grocery delivery services, including the likes of BigBasket, Grofers, Amazon Prime Now, and others.

Reliance has already set up a dedicated JioMart website and is marketing the platform as “Desh ki Nayi Dukan,” where it will enable you to buy over 50,000 grocery products. This will include everything from daily staples and veggies to skincare and household items. It doesn’t let you place orders at the moment and is instead a landing page to register your interest in JioMart.

JioMart is looking to entice users by offering benefits worth Rs. 3,000 to those who pre-register on the website. The website further reveals that the service will bring free home delivery (with no minimum order value and an express delivery option) and a no-questions-asked return policy. We will have to see about the ‘never seen before savings’ claim that the company makes on the website.

As per previous reports, JioMart is looking to connect over three crore offline retailers to over 20 crore households in the country. It has adopted an approach similar to Amazon Prime Now and Grofers – building an online-to-offline (O2O) marketplace. This means it would be sourcing grocery and household items for delivery from nearby offline retailers, especially its own Reliance Fresh outlets – but we will have to wait for an official word on the same.

JioMart’s website currently doesn’t let you place orders but it does mention that Reliance will bring both Android and iOS apps for the grocery delivery service very soon. We have pre-registered for the service (you should too) and will update you once the service goes live for us.

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Microsoft Edge Beta on Android Gets Revamped ‘Control Center’

microsoft edge control center redesign

Having been originally envisaged as a Internet Explorer replacement in Windows, Microsoft Edge has become a fairly popular web-browser on not only desktops, but also on mobile platforms with more than 10 million downloads on Android alone. The app has also gained a plethora of new features like the dark mode support, and ad blocking, since it was originally released on the platform, and the latest beta release (version 44.11.24.4109) now brings a new Control Center that simplifies the process of customising the browser by combining multiple settings options under one roof.

As noted by OnMSFT, the new UI is turned on by default in the latest beta for all users after being extensively soak-tested over the past few weeks. The first thing you’ll notice is the redesigned navigation bar (at the bottom) that now has the ‘Control Center’ button at the middle replacing the ‘Continue on PC‘ button, which has been banished from the panel altogether. Instead, there’s now a ‘Share’ button on the far right to fill up the vacant place.

edge control center ui

As for the new Control Center interface, it can be accessed by tapping on the ellipsis menu (…) at the center of the revamped navigation bar at the bottom. Tapping on that will bring up the new shortcut panel that can then be pulled up using gesture navigation much the same way as the Quick Settings panel needs to be pulled down from the top edge of the screen on Android devices.

edge control center ui expanded

What you’ll find is that you can drag and drop various shortcuts to create your own customized UI on the panel, so that the options you use the most can be placed on the top row(s) for easy access. While the original row including Favorites, History etc. cannot be customized, users will be able to add any number of other options in the subsequent rows.

In addition, there are a few relatively minor changes as well, including slightly rounded corners of the search box on the default home page, while the profile icon is now front and center on the top-left rather than being buried under a menu. While the changes seem relatively minor, they will likely make the browser more convenient for regular users.

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Top 15 Apps Like Tinder for Android and iOS

Top 15 Apps Like Tinder

When you think of dating apps, Tinder is probably the first name that comes to mind. The app is insanely popular all across the world. As per the latest statistics (late 2017), Tinder boasts of over 57 million users across the world, and registers over 1.6 billion swipes everyday. Using independent research we assume that it has crossed 74 million active users mark by now. It also helps that the app is available in 190 countries across the world, and is available in 40 languages. However, Tinder isn’t the only dating app out there. In fact, depending on your preferences, you might find that a different app is more suited to your needs. So, if you’re looking for alternative online dating apps that can help you find that special someone, or even if you’re just looking to meet new people and make new connections, here are 15 apps like Tinder for Android and iOS that you can use in 2020.

15 Apps Like Tinder for Android and iOS in 2020

1. OkCupid Dating

OkCupid markets itself as a dating platform which doesn’t only focus on your looks. In fact, when you visit the service’s official website, it reads, “You are more than just a photo”. OkCupid’s idea is to give you more refined dates based on your interests and passions. So, you can weed out prospective matches based on the things you dislike. OkCupid takes most of the guessing out of the dating process before you are matched. One thing that might not sit right with people when it comes to using OkCupid is that most of its features are hidden behind a paywall. That said, if you want your dates to be selected based on your preferences and not just looks, OkCupid is certainly the app to use.

OKC-Custom

Install: Android / iOS (Free with in app purchases)

2. Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel is dating service which has come up with one of the most fresh dating ideas in the world of online dating that I have seen in a while. The dating service gives more power to the woman by taking away the guessing game which comes with Tinder. Women only receive suggestions from those guys who have already shown an interest in them. How it works is that every noon guys will receive up to 21 quality matches known as “Bagels”.

Coffee Meets Bagel

The guys have the option to like or pass on the matches. Then the service takes all the guys who have expressed their interest and curate the best potential matches for women. Thus, women are receiving high-quality matches from men who are already interested in them. The best part about using this service is that you are receiving highly-curated suggestions for you once in a day, so you don’t waste time swiping away like on Tinder.

Install: Android / iOS (Free with in-app purchases)

3. Happn – Local Dating App

Happn happens to take a unique approach to dating. The service’s tagline reads, “Find the people you have crossed path with” and it literally lets you do that. Happn combines the power of social media with your location to show people who are around you. Every time you cross paths with another Happn member in real life, their profile shows up on your timeline. The app evens shows you the number of times you have crossed path with the same person which might not be that useful but certainly is interesting to see.

Happn

Once people show up on your Happn’s app, you can either like or dislike them just as you do on Tinder. If the same person likes you back, you get connected and can chat with each other. Happn also has a feature called Crush which is similar to Superlike on Tinder and lets the other person know that you like them. However, Charms are based on your credits which can be earned either by buying or inviting friends to the app. Functionality wise, Happn is very similar to Tinder, however, its unique feature of showing people whom you have just crossed path with is certainly interesting, intriguing, and worth giving a try.

Install: Android / iOS (Free with in-app purchases)

4. Hinge

Back when Hinge was released, its main aim was to match you with friends of your friends. However, the app has since changed its stance on online dating and has now taken a smarter approach to matching two people. The app now has a timeline-esque profile page with like buttons on every separate element on a user’s profile.

Hinge: Dating & Relationships

This allows people to like exactly what they, well, like about the other person. Not only does this give the other person enough information about what you like about their profile, it also leads up to a more natural and fluid first conversation. Try out Hinge if you’re sick of Tinder’s ambiguous nature and want a dating app that gives you more control over your likes.

Install: Android / iOS (Free with in-app purchases)

5. Plenty Of Fish

Plenty of Fish is for people who like Tinder but want to use it for free. The app provides of most of its features for free allowing users to send unlimited messages, check unlimited profiles, and more. It also hosts one of the largest dating communities in the world with its member’s list reaching more than 150 million. That is more than double of what you can find on Tinder.

5. Plenty Of Fish

That said, with quality, quantity suffers. There are a lot of fake profiles and frustrated men on this service which makes it harder for a woman to find a good match. Also, the app is currently available only in select countries that include Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain, France, Germany and Italy among others.

Install: Android / iOS (Free, with in-app purchases)

6. Bumble

If you are a lady and tired of receiving obscene messages on all the dating apps that you have tried, Bumble is for you. Bumble is much like Tinder with one basic difference. The difference being the fact that the service only allows a woman to start a conversation. The first step is similar to Tinder as in the app shows you the profile of your prospective matches and you can like or dislike them. Once both people like each other they can start the conversation.

Bumble

But wait, if you are a guy, you are not in luck as only the women have the power to start the conversation. This approach has benefits for both men and women. First, women don’t have to go through terrible pickup lines every-time there’s a match, and for men, well if a woman starts the conversation, it means she is really into you and all you need to do is not ruin this up. Additionally, the app has dedicated sections for people looking to date, make friends and network, which is a nice touch.

Install: Android / iOS (Free with in-app purchases)

7. eHarmony

eHarmony prides itself to be the first service within the online dating industry to use a scientific approach to matching highly compatible singles. According to their webpage, the service uses its propriety Compatibility Matching System technology to match single women and men based on 29 dimensions of compatibility for lasting and fulfilling relationships.

eharmony

What this means for you as a user is that you can be sure that the matches shown by the service consists only those people who are highly compatible with you so you have a higher chance of making the date work. eHarmony is for people who are tired of going on dates and finding that the other person is nothing like them. If you are looking for successful dates and long and fulfilling relationships, do give this service a try.

Install: Android / iOS (Free with in-app purchases)

8. Skout

Skout is an app which focuses on both dating and friendship. You can select to date people who are near you and connect with them or you can connect with people who reside in other countries or even continents to talk to them and make friends. The app basically functions as Tinder allowing you to like and dislike people. Once both persons like each other they are matched and can chat with each other. The only major difference between Skout and Tinder is that the app wants you to focus more on value-filled relationships than an endless parade of dates.

Skout

Recently, Skout has also added a new Live Broadcasting feature so you can broadcast yourself live, or join in on a live stream hosted by another person to share experiences with the wider community on Skout. It’s a pretty interesting feature for an app focused on dating and making new connections.

Install: Android / iOS (Free with in-app purchases)

9. Truly Madly

While apps like Tinder and Happn are globally available and work perfectly fine in India, if you want the best dating experience in the country TrulyMadly is the service to use. The app is made especially for India and hosts one of the largest dating communities in the country. The service uses your preferences and its matching algorithms to provide you the best possible matches. Truly Madly also brings some cool features you’d not find on Tinder. For one, you can use a feature called ‘Spark’ to send someone you like a personalised message, even before they have liked you back, allowing you to stand out from the crowd when you’re trying to get their attention.

9. Truly Madly

Plus, to combat the issue of fake profiles (of which there are a lot on apps like Tinder), Truly Madly uses trust scores to indicate how trustworthy a particular profile is; you can increase your trust score by verifying your Facebook profile, LinkedIn profile, phone number, and more which makes it easier to weed out fake profiles from your list of potential matches. One of the most difficult things on Tinder is actually getting to know a person you’ve matched with. Truly Madly offers ‘Quizzes’ that you can both take and get to know each other better. Cool right?

The service also allows users to create and upload a video profile allowing users to better express themselves. Also, all the photos and videos that you upload are screenshot proof so you know that your pictures will not be misused on the internet. If you live in India and looking for a date, TrulyMadly is one of the best ways to do that.

Install: Android / iOS (Free with in-app purchases)

10. Match

Match.com has long been a trusted dating app and therefore, it deserves to have a special mention on this list. Since before the days of Tinder, Match.com has been acting as a bridge for couples to meet online. The best part of this app is its strong filters that lets you filter out people based on your preferences. That allows you to match with people with like-minded personality. Match.com prides itself in providing an experience which results in real relationship and if that’s what you are looking for, there is no better place to find your soulmate online.

Match dating app

Install: Android and iOS (Free with in-app purchases)

11. Grindr

Grindr is a dating service which is exactly like Tinder but for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. Since launching in 2009, Grindr has quickly grown into the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. Dating is harsh as it is, but it’s especially hard for people who are not straight as there is no way to know that the people they fancy have the same sexual preferences or not. Grindr takes out the guessing part from the world of gay, bi, trans, and queer dating allowing them to find like-minded people.

grindr screenshot

Install: Android / iOS (Free with in-app purchases)

12. Zoe

Zoe is Grindr for women. It is a cutting-edge dating and social networking app for lesbian, bisexual and queer women worldwide. Zoe solves all those problems for women that Grindr solves for men. Plus, Zoe also focuses on meaningful relationships and not just random dates. Once you join the platform you have to go through a personality test which is used to find matches for you. Your matches come with a match percentage. The more you have in common the higher is the percentage rate. So, the percentage score is a good way to know, if you want to go on a date with a person or not. If you are lesbian, bisexual or a queer woman who is looking for meaningful relationships, try Zoe.

Zoe

Install: Android / iOS (Free with in-app purchases)

13. JUAMO Flirt Chat & Dating

Unlike most popular dating apps that hide all their useful features behind a paywall, JUAMO prides itself for offering most of its features for free. The app allows users to log onto the platform with a single tap and start swiping without paying a penny. As soon as you match with someone, you can start chatting with them for free. Much like Tinder, the app also has a superlike feature which will notify the other person that you’ve liked their profile.

Jaumo

The app has a fairly large user base, so you won’t have any troubles finding your special someone on the platform, but you have to be wary of the fake profiles because there are an absolute ton on those on here. However, Tinder also has its fair share of fake profiles, so we can’t really blame the platform for this issue. The app also has a paid subscription which brings in a couple of handy features and the app also has the provision to try out these features for a week before going ahead with the purchase.

Install: Android/iOS (Free with in-app purchases)

14. Raya

If you want a dating experience that’s a bit more exclusive and doesn’t make you go through the issues commonly found in other dating apps, then you should definitely check out Raya. Raya is a private, membership-based networking app that allows you to connect with new people to date, network or make friends with. On the downside, however, you need to go through a vetting process to even get a chance to land on the app. Because of this, the app is known to host a number of celebrity accounts, which is something you’d not find on Tinder. So, if you think you have what it takes to be a part of an exclusive crowd, then you should definitely check out Raya. However, the app is only available for iOS devices, so if you’re on Android, you’re sadly out of luck.

Raya

Install: iOS (Paid subscription starting at $7.99 per month)

15. The League

As the name itself makes it crystal clear, “The League” is designed for the people who are not ready to settle for a mediocre professional life in the name of maintaining a relationship. If you want to meet successful people who respect your way-too-restrictive work schedule, then this is the app you should use. As it is evident, the app comes with some exclusivity. The app vets people so that you don’t have to. You can also set up your personal criteria like education or job-stature that you are looking for in a date and you will only find those suggestion that match with your desire. This is a good dating app for professional app for dating for people who don’t want to go through all the hassle and shenanigans that come with online dating.

the League

Install: Android and iOS (Free with in-app purchases)

SEE ALSO: How to Cancel Tinder Gold Subscription

Strengthen Your Dating Game with These Tinder Alternatives

While Tinder is good for many people, it’s not the app for every one of us out there. Thankfully, there are a ton of other dating apps out there. In the list, we have tried to cover every good dating app and we hope there’s one for everyone here. That said, if you are already using a dating app which is not on the list, do let us know by dropping its name down in the comments section.

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