108 Parshwanath Darshan

108 Parshwanath
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The Tirths are the roots which ground us to our religion and help us branch into the open sky of liberation.
We intend that wherever you are, no matter how far, you are never too far from these roots.

Going on a yatra/tour of the 108 most auspicious temples of Lord Parshwanath, the 23rd Tirthankar of Jainism, is not possible for everyone.
But even if you cannot go, using this app you can do darshan of Lord Parshwanath in his 108 most auspicious and revered temples wherever you are. You can view the image of the idol in the various temples in sequential or random order along with mantra audio.

To get an immersive meditative experience imagine yourself sitting in front of the idol in the temple, while putting the mantra on repeat. This effect is best when you are using a 10in tablet, it is a very relaxing and heartening experience.

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Borg Status Update

Borg was going to be released on 30th September. But sometimes things don’t work out as predicted. My health wasn’t quite good for the last few days and after that some other projects got in the way.

Borg is now back on track. Only a few days left for its release. I am working on making its first release as bug free as I can.

The things I have added in the last few days –

  1. Incorporated proper edx support now, previously only edx mobile courses were supported.
  2. Solved the video player bug, because of which it used to play only audio for some videos. Turns out it was a problem with handling different kinds of encoding.
  3. Some UI bugs removed. Improved UX.

Today I am working on the offline video and course library.

I am sorry for not keeping you guys updated, the last few weeks were really hectic.
Regular status updates coming soon.

The (hi)story of BORG : Study Companion

It all started about two years back, when I started studying on coursera. I was really excited and the courses were awesome.

But where I live, the internet speeds are not very good, so I used to download a video while I watched a previously downloaded one. This process was cumbersome and I had to wait a lot before I could study.Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 12.18.36 PM

 

 

Then I came across a python script which could download and rename the files from coursera, I was elated.

But this too had its own problems, it could not resume downloads, it skipped broken downloads and there was no easy way to add new downloads or prioritize them, what I needed was something like JDownloader for coursera.

So, I decided to make one. I initially named it Ouroboros – because learning is infinite, but the name Ouroboros seemed too long, so it was renamed to BORG in later versions.

The application I had made was GUI based and easy to use, it could resume downloads, had a priority list, speed throttle and better naming and organizing capabilities than coursera-dl.

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