Syed Sumair Zafar's Blog

Freelance Web developer, JavaScript lover and Hobbyist Photographer

Tired of fake freelancing sites

Let me tell you my freelancing story, I started freelancing back in 2008 when my friend told me about how can you work from home for companies abroad. He introduced me to now freelancer.

The start was rough on these sites but I got my first freelancing work after a month. That started my freelancing career but then I saw these sites asking for more commissions percentage taking too much project fee. Worst of all these freelancing websites were overtaken by Indians and Philippines with fake accounts. I started to see many fake jobs from these countries so that people bid on those fake jobs and there finish there bid limits so they can’t bid on real projects. That got me frustrated and then I rarely used those sites for work.

One of my friend introduce me to I like the strategy to keep fake freelancers away and allow only real freelancers who are here for real work. They work with some of the best tech companies in world which is interesting and I wonder if I get hired by one these silicon valley companies.

I suggest to try out Toptal Web engineering group they are legit. They also donated $1.1m for tech education for disadvantage people. I am so excited to work for Toptal. I will keep sharing my experiences on Toptal.

PakStarted: Covering Startup Scene from Pakistan

PakStartedPakStarted is my new venture after 4 not so successfull startups. Under this brand I am covering all startups, entrepreneurs and technology news from Pakisitan and introduce them to a larger worldwide audience. We also plan to train and teach new generation of Pakistani youngsters to start their own businesses instead of searching for jobs.

At PakStarted we believe in creating jobs and technology is the only domain in which we can grow in a rapid pace due to unlimited amount of talent in Pakistan.


AOL Reader Preview

AOL came up with a nice feed reader web app as an alternative to Google Reader. The app seems to be fast and the design is clean. Digg and Facebook are also going to release a reader app soon so lets see who wins the war.

Here is a preview of the app


Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Now Available in Pakistan

Nokia Lumia

Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone device Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 are now available in Pakistan.

Both the smrtphones boost super fast dual core CPU and 1GB RAM while they run on Windows Phone 8.

Nokia Lumia 920 is bigger (4.5″) with higher WXGA (1280×768) resolution vs Nokia Lumia 820 with 4.3″ WVGA (800×480) resolution. Lumia 920 is IPS LCD (PureMotion HD+) while Lumia 820 is RGB AMOLED (CBD). Both come with Super Sensitive touch screen technology

Nokia Lumia 920 has 8.7MP BSI sensor PureView camera with Carl Zeiss lens with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) while Nokia Lumia 820 has a more standard 8MP camera with bit slower Carl Zeiss lens and no OIS.

Lumia 920 has a bigger non-user-replaceable 2000mAh battery while Lumia 820 has a user-replaceable 1650mAh battery.

Now about the price, Nokia Lumia is officially available in Pakistan with warranty for Rs 62,000 while Nokia Lumia 820 is available for Rs. 48,000 in Pakistan.

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Get IMEI number of your stolen android devices

Follow these simple steps to get your stolen android device IMEI number.

1- Goto your Gmail’s account setting.

2- Then click on this link “Go to the Dashboard to see all data stored in your account.”

3- On this you will find a section “Android devices”. In this section there will be a list of all the devices connected to your Gmail account.

4- Click on “More data stored about this device” to see more details about the device. There you will find the device IMEI number.

Facebook Messenger For Windows

Facebook released Facebook Messenger for windows. You can download the messenger from this link –

New Year 2012 – New Beginning – New Ideas

Watch latest movie trailer on Bma Trailers


Hello readers, first of all Happy New Year. Hope you all are fine and doing great with your life.

I am doing great and enjoying my life. I recently switched my job and enjoying new challenges at new workplace. I learned alot about my self and other things also in 2011.

Board Meetings

First I learned that I always want to face new challenges each day, I can not work on same thing for a longer period of time until it is exciting, that’s why I always excited and ready to learn new technologies. I am not be interested at least right now in business management (I like project management) because I find it boring. I hate fotmal meetings I think they are non-productive,  instead of being in meeting I can work on some new ideas.

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BMA Trailers : Basic Movie Agenda

Hey Guys

I have been busy with many stuff one of those got in to shape and with this post I am announcing of one of my new blog related to movie and entertainment.

The concept of the blog is that many video providing website is now flooded with many fake and fan made trailers which we don’t want to see so we will provide authentic official trailers so you don’t have to waste your time in finding a authentic trailer of a movie.

BMA Trailers
BMA Trailers

Guys visit my new trailer blog called BMA Trailers

VideoJs : Html5 video player

Hello developers

Now you can use html5 video with good controls through Javascript

VideoJs provides a html video player with many options.

Some of its features are

  • Free & Open Source
  • Lightweight. NO IMAGES USED
  • 100% skinnable using CSS
  • Library independent
  • Easy to understand & extend
  • Consistent look between browsers
  • Full Screen & Full Window Modes
  • Volume Control
  • Forced fallback to Flash (even when there is an unsupported source)

Here is the link to VideoJs website

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