HUMOR: After the Tank, government to make these apps compulsory for JNU Students

Over the last couple of years, JNU has managed to garner a lot of interest from across the nation, with it becoming a recurring topic of debate on almost all prime time news channels, owing to what many termed as “anti-national activities”. To change this the government recently announced its plans to introduce a tank to the JNU campus, to instill nationalism in the students.

As a follow-up to this, the government has also decided to make some apps compulsory for all JNU students to further its initiative. These are some of the apps that are being suggested.

Narendra Modi App.

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With over ten million downloads-the NaMo app is the most popular app when it comes to a world leader. It’s been observed that there is a spike in the number of protests by JNU students when the Prime minister finds himself overseas, dealing with issues of key importance, promoting yoga, for instance. Now, these spikes are being seen as reactionary steps taken by students to cope with their longing for their Prime minister. To deal with this, the government has decided to come to make it compulsory for students to download the app- for them to deal with their emotions when the Prime minister is not around, and still feel his presence around them.

3D India Flag Live Wallpaper

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Nothing makes one’s chest swell, and fills one’s heart with the urge to thump it with pride than the Indian flag itself. To instill the much-required nationalism into the hearts of the students, department students seem to be lagging in, other than paying off their canteen bills. The government has come up with the strategy to fix this problem by making sure that the students see an image of the Indian flag every time they check their phones.  By ensuring that the Indian flag is the first thing they see in the morning and the last thing they see before going to bed, the government aims to achieve a two fold purpose- of instilling nationalism, while also saving large sums of taxpayer money by not installing a stratospheric flag(the top of which was also supposed to act as place where Delhiites could occasionally go to breathe) as per original plans.

IRCTC

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Patience is another area that government has found the JNU students to be lagging in. Students can often be seen engaging in heated debates on the campus premise; about the slow rate of change around them. Zeroing in on patience as another area of key importance for their overall growth, and to keep the undue aggression under the garb of intellectual debate in check. The government has decided to introduce booking Tatkal tickets on the app as a part of the curriculum. This, according to the government will be beneficial in incorporating the virtue of patience in student’s personalities.

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Customize your phone like a pro (Android only)

Have you ever experienced monotony? You probably answered that in the positive. It comes in different forms. The monotony of work, student life, it could also be a result of peeking (hello moviegoers) into every smartphone screen ever and finding the same bland and boring home page, greeted with the same stock setting and color scheme like every other Samsung Apple smartphone. So today we’ll try to save you from it in the little way we can by using these apps to shift the tide, from a flat to shinier gradient one, at least somewhere in your life.

1. Zooper or KWGT Widgets

Like people, widgets too come in all shape and sizes only to make your world a better place. They provide you access to a larger structure by becoming an extension of it. From date, time, weather, most common apps, widgets can help you get things done easily and at the same time give your phone home screen a much needed makeover. There are a couple of widgets to choose from the play store. Some popular ones for Zooper are- Ocea, RL, Bear. You can also make some on your own with the available options inside the app but keep in mind that you need some good third-party launchers for this (Nova is best; especially with the new update). You can find screenshots to my home screen for a closer look at what widgets can do.

Download Zooper

Downlpad KWGT

Custom Collection of Widgets

2. Navbar Apps

Now this app is a personal favorite. To give your three soft buttons a touch of color and jazz, you need to download to know it. From theming your navbar to the opened app’s prominent color or colors of your choice to a music visualizer that you can throb to is all there in your navbar once you download navbar apps. This app is specially useful for people who are looking for a seamless color scheme across their devices (especially with amoled displays). Screenshots  below. Enjoy!

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3. Cornerfly

When all the rage in the world are curved displays, there is a fat chance that you must feel left out in a society which has begun to appreciate curves. Well, here it is folks-the cure for your FOMO syndrome (and yes, it’s Fear of Missing Out and not otherwise). Cornerfly gives your phone a subtle makeover which blows a breath a fresh air into your apps and home screen. With a nice curve around those edges your phone screen will be a masterpiece to marvel at, and with an added touch of a case you’re going to have a perfect handsome in your hands. You can change the curve area with a small in-app purchase but the stock setting is still a good look. Take a gander at the screenshots below (which don’t do the app justice) for comparison and get downloading! If you enjoyed reading this post please take a look at my other write-ups here.

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YouTube Videos in Background (iOS and Android)

There is never a dull moment once you set off on a quest to watch videos on a particular red and white themed website. For those who haven’t yet looked at the title or are unfamiliar with the theme – really? While it is easy to play any video on YouTube with the click of a button on the app, don’t you just hate it when you accidentally lock the screen or inadvertently press the homely Home button only to cringe and curse the damned world because your favorite video just quit on you? Don’t you wish you would’ve just saved it for later? Again, the whole cycle of jumping from one video to another begins until you finally give up and contemplate spending $10 on Red subscription which, as it turns out is unavailable in most countries.

*Sigh*

Well, worry no more and turn that frown upside down because we have got some apps to sort you for good this time. These apps will not only solve your video backgrounding problem but also enable you to download your favorite videos from the app. Save on time and money…Ch-Ching!

1. YMusic and IYTB

Now many of us have that want of an open source platform which will give us access to an ample number of customizations and modifications Android is where it is peeps! The problem here though is that Google decided to take away the convenience from us in some way. Well, worry not folks because the these two apps here will make you feel almighty again.

The first app, YMusic, allows you to play your video’s audio (and audio only) in the background which saves data and money. Your favorite music chart busters can thump in your ear or in your car even if you lock your screen or decide to multitask. Not only this but it also allows you to download the audio at a decent 192kbps rate or a video in high quality. On a side note, go into settings of the app and uncheck “Only show music video” to enable all videos to show up in the search and play them via official YouTube app if you want.

Download YMusic

The next app, IYTB, is my favorite on the list. It works exactly like the original YouTube app but with the added benefit of allowing you to login into your account to find all the channels you’ve subscribed to and providing access to all your liked content. Simply download and install the two files in the link (3 if you have a Motorola) and go bananas. The app installs alongside the original YouTube app so please disable the original one or pretend that it doesn’t exist (like the most of us here are trying to). You can download the video and audio in any format of your choice. The developers have been kind to keep it simple and free so please give their post a thumbs up on their xda page linked below.

Download IYTB

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2. Bobby Music

So here’s the issue with iOS- there’s not a lot of room for modifications because of Apple’s closed knit system and for good reasons too. There are ways to ‘break’ free from these shackles but Apple has been successful in keeping it under control. But worry not you Fruit lovers cuz there’s something just for you that may just shift the tide around. Enter Bobby Music- an app, widely hunted by Apple in their app store, it allows you to download, watch, listen to your favorite YouTube videos, all in an easy to use interface. With an appealing UI, Bobby Music also gives access to latest and hottest songs on the Billboard charts with their current rankings right next to them. Just add your favorite song or video to your playlist to background or download them. A convenient button is also present in your now playing window to help you switch from audio only to video mode as well.
Do note that Apple is always on a spree to take down this app from the app store so grab it while you can.

Download Bobby from iTunes