ICT exhibitors at TIC 2017

I want to highlight the 8 exhibitors (currently) listed on the TIC website under ICT, on my blog. This is the listing on the TIC 2017 website – http://ttma.com/tic/exhibitors/listing. I contacted them via their email from the listing and asked the following question

What will you be exhibiting at TIC 2017 and what do you hope to achieve by exhibiting at TIC 2017?

I received responses from three of them and so I will highlight those responses first and then list the others. I will check the listing periodically and update this blog post with changes.

Gokini List would be exhibiting our new website. Gokini.com is the destination for getting absolutely anything done—from house painting to event planning, car repairs to plumbing.Through our website portal we aim to connect professionals with service requests from persons in search of their service. We have hundreds of different categories of services listed onsite. We feel that our website can aid in stimulating economic activity and growth in revenue in the local services industry. We hope by exhibiting in TIC 2017, we can increase awareness and use of our website by both professionals looking to increase their online presence in an innovative way and also by persons in search of good service.

This year at TIC, Aura-Tech Solutions will be taking a step back to our newly formed partner company, Smart Home Supplies Limited. Our booth for Smart Home Supplies targets mainly • Our Custom Home Automation Platform, built locally (Lights, Gates, Doors etc.) • Security/CCTV systems • Electrical and other Installation services. We will also have some info on Aura-Tech’s Enterprise Software Solutions and Web Development.

1 Diagno provides automotive diagnostics solutions. We are a company distributing and training for diagnostics equipment for the Caribbean.

Air Link Communications (Trinidad) – Data Center Divsion
DQS (USA) – Management Systems Solutions
Segurmatica (Cuba) – Security Consulting
Feedbaq (Trinidad) – Market Research

Q and A with KariBites

Q and A with KariBites

How did the idea for KariBites come about?

We were interested in entering the e-commerce space in the Caribbean. We conducted market research and found out that food is something people order frequently. We altered our idea to create a platform for ordering food online, which is called KariBites.

What is the story behind the name KariBites?

We were interested in using a name that represents the Caribbean region “KariB” and also suggests getting food “Bites” hence the name KariBites was formed. This is also a product of our parent company, KaribFusion which also contributed to the name of the platform.

Who are the team behind this app?

Raman Walwyn-Venugopal is the Chief Technology Officer who is responsible for building and maintaining the platform. Renee Thomas is the Chief Strategist who is responsible for management, strategy and sales. There are also other members on our team such as a Sales Manager and a Brand Ambassador.

What countries will the app be available in?

The app will first be available in Grenada however we hope to expand the service to other islands within the Caribbean region.

What technologies were used to build out this service?

Ruby on rails was used to build the server and React was used for the client side. Electronic payments will be handled using Stripe API or another similar service. We are currently experimenting with the electronic payments feature.

Any plans to work with popular fast food chains like KFC?

Definitely, our platform will include variety of restaurants including fast food chains. Our target market has a keen interest in fast foods hence our platform will include those restaurants. The restaurants available on the platform will heavily be determined by user interest.

Does the service allow for payment on delivery?

Yes, the service allows for cash payments which includes upon delivery.

Any plans for a maximum delivery time?

At the moment delivery will be handled by existing delivery services hence there will be no maximum time. Based on the needs of the market, we may consider expanding to include a delivery service and if we do then we’ll consider having a maximum delivery time.

Are there other food ordering apps in the Caribbean?

Yes, there are existing food ordering apps in the region such as eat868 in Trinidad and QuikServe in Antigua. However there isn’t a regional food ordering app and most islands do not have any online ordering service available to them, including Grenada. Currently the market favours such a service within the region.

How is the service monetised?

The service is monetised by receiving commission based on orders made through the platform as well as premium options for restaurants to get their restaurants featured.

What advice do you have for other appreneurs in the Caribbean?

Market Research is imperative, always seek to solve an existing problem and not just create something because it is cool. Try your best to solve problems that matters to people and what people are willing to pay for.

Anything else you would like to add?

Patience and persistence is key, don’t feel troubled if your idea isn’t validated. Reassess based on the feedback provided and try again.

Samsung_Android Driver Error

I had this strange error that started happening a few days ago. Started with the S6 edge+ and continued with S8+. I am using latest Windows 10 Insider build. I could no longer access phone files when connected via USB. Under Settings and Bluetooth and other devices it would show SAMSUNG_Android – Driver error.

Samsung_Android Driver Error (1)

I found out that I could fix this by manually installing the default Windows MTP driver as follows. From Device Manager under Portable Devices right click device and select Update driver.

Samsung_Android Driver Error (2)

Select Browse my computer for driver software

Samsung_Android Driver Error (3)

Select Let me pick from a list

Samsung_Android Driver Error (4)

Select MTP USB Device

Samsung_Android Driver Error (5)

And now the error is gone. If you can explain what is causing this problem and why there are two entries for MTP USB Device or know of another way to fix this or this helped you then leave a comment for us below.

Samsung_Android Driver Error (6)

[Video] Samsung S8+ Unboxing Adventure – Trinidad Tech YouTuber


It is 815 am. It is dark and spooky and a lot of rain. I have to travel to Belmont to collect the S8 for review. It is going to be an adventure. Good afternoon Trinidad and Tobago and the rest of the internet and welcome to my unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy S8+. Thank you Samsung Trinidad for providing this review unit. I only have one take at this unboxing. Hope it comes out good.

Such stunning packaging. The specifications are on the back.

Dual pixel
Water and dust resistant
64 GB storage and 4 GB RAM
Wireless charging capable
Beautiful Quad HD+ Super AMOLED
The colour is midnight black

Let’s take a look at what is in the box.

The phone of course. Let me set that aside.
Here we have the SIM ejection tool and documentation
Then the charging brick
USB to USB type C connector and micro USB to USB type C connector
Charging cable
Awesome headphones which are tuned by AKG
Replacement buds

Let me turn on the phone now. WOW – This is LOVE at first sight. I picked up the wrong clear view cover. This one is for the S8. Will get that exchanged.