April Fool Pranks: Snapdeal Matrimony, Hike Coins, Opera Cats Browser, Ixigo Rick Air & More…


Today is April Fools day and as is the case every year, we have some very peculiar and funny April Fool pranks played on online junta. Infact, given so many pranks popping up on 1st April, it is seriously advisable that no company should do a real product or service launch on that day… Who knows people will discount it to be a April Fool’s day prank.

While most of the pranks that come up on April Fool’s day are quite lame and boring, some go to lengths to create a gig that gives an impression of being real.

Just last week, “Flair Strip internet service launch” was one such prank that took thousands of Indians for a ride. But the bubble burst a little too prematurely and the creators of the prank had to concede that it was a April Fool’s prank.

5 April Fool Pranks played by Online Companies (that were not lame…)

Opera Software launches Cats by Opera browser project

We got a press release early today morning stating that Opera Software, the Norwegian browser company is introducing a “feline-first” web browser concept. Simply put, they are releasing a browser for cats.

In regards to the new Cats browser, Opera said, “It’s time to turn the tables on internet cat content. Enter the Cats by Opera project. The first web browser tail-or made for cats.”

Check out the Cats Browser Video!

Snapdeal Matrimony

Matrimony is a hot space in India, and will probably remain for a foreseeable future. So, does it surprise you that one of the leading Indian ecommerce company, Snapdeal entering that matrimony space?

Snapdeal Matrimony

Called SnapdealMatrimony.in, the site simplifies the search for a perfect partner, based on choosing only 3 options. Yes, it will show you the perfect partner, but obviously you fooled. Check out this video of Snapdeal’s Matrimony April Fool’s prank.

Snapdeal even went ahead and published the making of Snapdeal Matrimony, which was quite hilarious as well!

Hike Coins: Instant Direct Cash Transfers.

Hike Messenger today announced launch of Hike Coin (yeah move over Bit Coin), a super simple and super fast direct mobile to mobile cash transfer. Just click picture of a currency note and send the picture through Hike messenger and it is done! Only thing you should not use the physical note again (yeah, that would be illegal). Yeah…only if that was true!


Obviously not true – But it’s nice to see Indian companies coming up with these wonderful innovative Fool’s pranks.

Ixigo Rick Air – Premium Auto Rickshaw Service

Yup, Ixigo’s Rick Air is a 5 star Rickshaw ride. The humble auto offers you 5 star service, that you may not even get with a first class Airline. Check out the video below to see it for yourself. And if you want to get a free ride on this 5 star service, why not book yours.

So, have you booked your free ride!

So, were you pranked on this April Fool’s day? Do let us know if you were…

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