Mauritius dev conf 2018

I had the opportunity to participate in the DEV CONF 2018 at Voila Bagatelle as Speaker. The subject that I chose was :

“Building a real-time social app using IONIC and FIRESTORE”

You will find the slides that I prepared here :

If ever you need the Google doc presentation document, CLICK HERE

You can also watch part of my intervention from the Facebook page of Mauritius Software Craftsmanship Community by clicking on the picture below :


If you want to install the App I used as Case Study, visit

Abacus country and world news aggregator

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Abacus is a weather and news app which retrieves news from several sources and display them instantly as they happen. News are grouped in regions, countries and categories.


Abacus world news aggregator is an essential app for everyone who loves reading and wants to stay connected with the latest news in their country & worldwide. It combines news from multiple sources and display them instantly as they are published, in chronological order. It also gives you 5 days weather forecast for your current location.

Abacus currently retrieves news over 300 pre-selected sources for 24 countries, 3 global regions and 5 categories which includes Sport, Science, Food, Health and Technology. The app also allows you to create your own custom group of news feed from a the full list of media sources. You can also save links in the app for future reference.

abacus world news
abacus world news

The list of countries having media sources are as follows :
Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mauritius, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA

If your country is not listed, you will get world news which includes the following sources :

CNN International, Al Jazeera English, BBC News, CCTV, Reuters, RT, Huffington Post, The Weather Channel, Al Jazeera weather, France 24, TRT World




Current media sources in each group are as follows


World :
CNN International, Al Jazeera English, BBC News, CCTV, Reuters, RT, HuffPost, The Weather Channel, Al Jazeera weather, France 24, TRT World

Africa :
CNN Africa, News 24, BBC News Africa, Daily News Egypt, Independent Online, Daily Nation, Guardian Nigeria

Middle East :
Khaleej Times, The Times – Kuwait, Al-Ahram, Al Jazeera, Saudi Gazette, Arab News, France 24 Arabic, The New Arab, BBC Arabic, Gulf News, alyaoum24


Science :
The New York Times – Science, , Hashem Al-Ghaili, Verge Science, Science Insider, LiveScience, Science, Seeker,, BBC Science News, WIRED Science

Technology :
FutureShift by Mashable, The Verge, NowThis Future, TechCrunch, TechRadar, Tech Insider, WIRED, CNET, The Next Web

Sport :
CNN Sport, CBS Sports, Al Jazeera – Sport, BBC Sport, Sky Sports, ESPN, SPORTbible, Daily Mail Sport

Food :
NDTV Food, BBC Food, Lebanese Food, Yum, Hebbar’s Kitchen, Food Network, The Food Ranger, Love Food, BuzzFeed Food, Food Envy, Proper Tasty, Spoon University, Bon Appétit Magazine


Australia :
The Sydney Morning Herald,, The Age, Courier Mail, Brisbane Times, 9 News, Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, The Australian, PerthNow

Brazil :
iG, UOL Notícias, Brasil 247, Portal R7, Campo Grande News, Estadão, Gazeta do Povo, Correio Braziliense, Revista ISTOÉ, HuffPost Brasil, CartaCapital

Canada :
CBC News, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, CTV News, HuffPost Canada, La Presse, Global News, National Post, Le Journal de Montréal

China :
CCTV english, CCTV chinese, China plus news, China Xinhua News,, People’s Daily

France :
France 24, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Le Parisien, Libération, L’equipe, rfi, l’express, le nouvel, observateur, Le point

Germany :
Süddeutsche Zeitung, FAZ.NET, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Bild, BILD Sport, FOCUS Online, WELT, ZEIT ONLINE, stern, EXPRESS

India :
The Times of India, Bombay Times, New Delhi Times, NDTV, BBC India, Zee News, India, Today, CNN News 18, TIMES NOW, IndiaTimes, The hindu,Indian Express

Indonesia :
Tempo Media,, detikcom, liputan6online,,,, Suaradotcom,,

Japan :
ntvnews24, THE PAGE, zakzak, AFPBB News, The Japan Times, JCASTNEWS, mainichishimbun, The Asahi Shimbun, CNN japan, Japan Today, HuffPostJapan, nikkei

Mauritius :
TOP FM Mauritius, Defimedia, L’express Maurice, MBC, ION NEWS, Le Mauricien, Sunday TIMES

Russia :
Москва 24, ИА REGNUM, IZ.RU, ТАСС, Российская газета,, Life Новости, ВЕСТИ.ru, Lenta.Ru, РИА Новости

Saudi Arabia :
Saudi Gazette, Arab News, Haramain info, Al-Madina Newspaper, asharqalawsat, Arabi21

South Korea :
nocutnews, The Korea Economic Daily, huffpostkorea, Ohmynews, kyunghyangshinmun, yonhap, hankyoreh,, chosun, news1kr, mediatodaynews

Sweden :
Aftonbladet, Göteborgs-Posten, Svenska Dagbladet – SvD, Dagens Nyheter, Sydsvenskan, The Local Sweden, Nyheter24,, Metro Sverige, Borås Tidning

United Kingdom :
BBC london, Sky news, The Scotsman, Financial Times, Daily Record, The Daily Star, Daily Express, The Independent, London Evening Standard, The Times and The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Metro, Channel 4 News, The Sun, The Guardian

United States :
CNN, Fox news, abc news, Yahoo news, The New York Times, CBS News, NBC News, USA today, Washington Post, BBC America, Al Jazeera America