Friday, October 9, 2015

​Bhasha wins 3 Awards at NBQSA! Founder Dhanika Perera becomes The Most Innovative ICT Entrepreneur of the Year!​

Dhanika Perera receiving The Most Innovative ICT Entrepreneur of the Year Award

We are excited to to tell you the news that we won 3 National Awards at this year's National Best Quality ICT Awards 2015 (NBQSA) & our Founder & CEO Dhanika Perera became The Most Innovative ICT Entreprenuer of the Year at the prestigious event held today in Colombo with the presence of Minister of Telecommunication & Digital Infrastructure Hon. ​Harin Fernando.​

Our Founder & CEO Dhanika holds a bachelors' degree in Computer Science & Engineering from University of Moratuwa & founded our company Bhasha while he was just a third year Undergraduate at the university. His personnel vision had always been focused to empower the people in his own country with Information Technology & he has made that the vision of our company also as "Empowering the Masses". Previously he also became The Emerging ICT Leader of the Year offered by The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) & The Emerging Entreprenuer offered by Computer Science & Engineering Society of University of Moratuwa in the year 2014 & this recognition​ ​explains well how successful he is executing his vision.

​In addition to the recognition he achieved personally, we also ​won two Awards as a company at this year's NBQSA for two of our innovative products MobiTV & Puvath Reader which are popular Mobile Apps among Sri Lankans.

Receiving the NBQSA Award for Puvath Reader in e-Inclusion & e-Community Category

Receiving the NBQSA Award for MobiTV in Media & Entertainment Category

MobiTV is currently the Sri Lankan Mobile App with ​the most number of downloads which allows users to watch any Sri Lankan TV channel live or on-demand on their mobile phone. Puvath Reader is also a popular Mobile App among Sri Lankans which delivers breaking news in Sinhala directly to users via advanced Push Notification technology. These two award-winning technology solutions can be downloaded for free to any Android, Apple or Windows Phone device via their relevant App Stores. ​               

As a young company ​with 4 years of existence, we are really happy that we have well identified the technology needs of Sri Lankan masses & very well adopted our innovative solutions to suit them. Following novel business models to offer those solutions free of charge has made it possible for us to offer the benefit of these solutions to everyone regardless of their affordability, making our company vision actually a reality. As a result of using the latest technology trends & maintaining the quality of our products continuously, we have been recognized with many National & International Awards throughout the past four years for almost all our products. 2 m-Billionth South Asian Awards, 4 e-Swabhimani National Awards & 6 NBQSA National Awards are among them & we haven't still finished counting. :-)

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

සියල්ල නොමිලේ ලබා දෙන්නෙ තාක්‍ෂණය ජනතාව අතරට ගෙනයන්නයි - ධනික පෙරේරා

"හෙළකුරු" යනු ජංගම දුරකථන පරිශීලකයන් අතර අතිශය ජනප්‍රිය අප්ලිකේශනයක්. සිංහල යතුරු පුවරුවක අඩුව කදිමට පිරවූ "හෙළකුරු" යනු අප භාෂා ලංකා සමාගමේ සාමූහික නිර්මාණයක්. මෙම ඇප්ලිකේශනය පිළිබඳ මෙන්ම අපගේ සෙසු ඇප්ලිකේශන පිළිබඳ "දිනමිණ" අප සමාගමේ නිර්මාතෘ ධනික පෙරේරා සමඟ කළ සංවාදයක් පසුගිය සෙනසුරාදා (2015 සැප්තැම්බර් 19) දිනමිණ පුවත්පතේ විශේෂාංගයක් ලෙස පළවුනා.

එම විශේෂාංගය දිනමිණ වෙබ් අඩවිය ඔස්සේ මෙතැනින් හෝ පහතින් ඔබට සම්පූර්ණයෙන් කියවිය හැකියි.

මෙම සංවාදයට එක් වූ දිනමිණ මාධ්‍යවේදිනී කාංචනා අමිලානි මෙනවියට අප සමාගමේ ස්තූතිය!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bhasha launches Helakuru Sinhala Keyboard Input for iPhone & iPad

It is with a great pleasure that we announce you the launch of our most popular Mobile Sinhala Keyboard Helakuru for iPhone & iPad.

This iOS version of Helakuru also supports both Smart Phonetic & Smart Wijesekara keyboard layouts for Sinhala typing exactly as in its Android version allowing you to type Sinhala faster in the way you prefer.

Smart Phonetic Layout 

  • This is Helakuru's default keyboard layout which allows you to type Sinhala phonetically. It makes your life easier by introducing a transliteration based Sinhala phonetic layout for those who're not much familiar with standard Sinhala layout. With this Phonetic keyboard layout, you can easily type Sinhala phonetically as "ammaa" for "අම්මා" in the same way you type SMS in Singlish.

Smart Wijesekara Layout

  • If you're familiar with Standard Sinhala keyboard layout which is Wijesekara, you can conveniently use it to type with Helakuru. It can be enabled on Helakuru by pressing the Settings icon on Helakuru keyboard switching the toggle. Smart Wijesekara layout features standard Wijesekara layout as it is in normal & shifted modes & additionally features nasal (sanyaka) characters in long tap mode making it Smart for mobile typing.

We introduce this awesome Mobile Sinhala keyboard for Android three years ago in 2012 & waited a long time to release its iOS version until Apple allows third party keyboards for iOS. Finally Apple allowed it last year with the release of iOS 8 and so do we.

As a result Helakuru for iOS is not just an app, where you can type in Sinhala only in that app, but a standard iOS keyboard which you can use to type in any app system-wide whether it is Messaging app, Facebook app, twitter app or anywhere in your device where you can type.

Helakuru also comes with the in-built Sinhala Unicode Rendering Technology innovated by Bhasha, so you see a clear Sinhala typeface throughout the Helakuru keyboard.

Instructions to use Helakuru

  1. Install Helakuru - Go to AppStore on your iPhone or iPad & search for "Helakuru"
  2. Enable Helakuru - Go to your device Settings App > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard > Helakuru 
  3. Allow Access - Go to your device Settings App > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Helakuru > Allow Full Access (Put a tick)
  4. Switch to Helakuru - Press the Globe icon on English keyboard to switch to Helakuru keyboard

As a company focusses on developing groundbreaking Localized Software Solutions for Sri Lankans, we are really happy to empower another segment of masses by enabling them to express their selves in their mother-tongue with this new launch. And we hope this will also be another milestone of achieving our deep company vision of "Empowering the Masses" ෴