Why food you order online platform like Swiggy is more expensive than eating in the same hotel you ordered from?

I was wondering about this for a long time,

When I eat Bhel Puri for 35/- rupee at Hotel ‘A’ but I order the same Bhel Puri from same hotel ‘A’ through Swiggy is showed as 50/- rupee at MRP price.

Why these discrepancies? Even I saw Swiggy’s user base asking them the same question again and again on Twitter.

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Everyday designer’s question to pay Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) Tax or pay for individual third party design apps

Today I used Adobe XD for whole day. Felt it’s really competitive to Sketch app on Mac.

I really avoided using Adobe XD all this years because of Adobe Subscription TAX which normally cost me INR 5,000/- here in India. But loved Sketch App’s payment model which is almost INR 5,000/ for year then you can renew subscription or use it without update as long as you want.

But loved Adobe XD compatibility and integration with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, it is real smooth and well done. Adobe XD’s prototype tool is smooth.

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Best Design Advice that I ever received

Best advice I ever received about designing logos and symbols is use humanistic elements / curves / lines in your design and totally avoid mechanical drawings. As mechanical drawings can be taken care by computer itself.

This advice was given to me by Shirbhavikar sir and Pawar sir when I was doing BFA Applied Arts at Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art.

It seems I don’t follow this advice totally in my drawings / designs and illustrations. Even after 4 years of my graduation when I met Mahendra Patel sir at his SID office he told me the same.

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User Privacy & Data Protection Standards in new Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac Operating Systems

I was planning for long time but never implemented Google Analytics for my Apple iOS Apps to get real data about my app usage. I thought it was more of work to implement analytics in app with framework using cocoa-pods which will in a way will slowdown my app performance.

But with the news of Apple is vary serious about and already is about privacy and data collection with online ads for Safari Browser on Mac and system wide privacy settings on Apple iOS 14 for iPhone. I am happy that I never implemented third party analytics framework or never added ad network to get revenue out of my apps. My apps are already paid and I don’t want to mess-up user experience with impromptu in-app advertisements.

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