PayPal for Sri Lanka

PayPal doesn’t fully support transactions for Sri Lankans. Yes, we can pay for stuff with Paypal, but we can’t receive money from others. This has always been a major problem for the country’s freelancers. Most clients prefer making payments via Paypal. There are several other options like Moneybookers, but none of them are as popular as Paypal nor are supported by most sites.

Indi wrote about this some time back. According to his post, the culprit is the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. You can send out as much as money you want but you can’t receive any. No inflows; only outflows. This is ridiculous.

Now there is an online petition in change.org demanding the restrictions for receiving money through Paypal be lifted. Initiated by Budhajeewa, the petition has received over 950 signatures as of this writing. The target is 1000, and will be increased most probably once this target is met. There is a Facebook group and a small site as well.

Please do sign the petition if you haven’t already and share the link with friends.

n7player is on sale!

The home screen

Zoom with multi-touch to view albums

n7player is perhaps the most visually appealing music player for android. I’ve been using it since it was in the beta stages and have never looked back. Of course, I’ve used doubleTwist Player (which I still use as a backup), PowerAmp and Mixzing; but none could compete with the beauty of n7player.

Another feature I love about n7player is that it lets you choose what your music directories are. Most other players get crowded with mp3 files that are not in your music collection. Besides this and the stunning appearance, it’s got a graphic equalizer, bass boost, an album art downloader, sleep timer and several other features.

Recently added landscape view

Not that it’s perfect in every aspect. The lack of control the user has over the playlist will get apparent if you use it regularly. This is the biggest grievance you’d hear from a n7player user. Hope the devs would add better playlist management features soon and, mind you, this has never been a reason to ditch the player over others.

The free version of the app is only a 14 day trial. The full version¬†unlocker usually costs $2.89, but it’s on a sale for $0.99 for a limited time. Believe me, you won’t repent even if you bought it for the full price.