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How to Build an Insanely Great Mobile App

Building a hugely successful app is hard. For most users there are just about 20 apps they open at least once a month. That’s a tiny number and don’t forget you’re competing with over 1.5 million apps in the App Store (Statistics provided by Statista). However, some apps make it, and it’s not because they’re lucky. There are some consistent patterns among hugely successful apps that make their success possible. Here are some of them. Solve a Problem Best products are painkillers – they solve an existing customer pain. For example, if you ever got ripped off by a cab driver, you’ll appreciate using Uber. If you ever failed in your studying efforts, Duolingo makes it much easier. Other apps like Snapchat or Instagram addressed an existing need that Facebook, with all its complexity, couldn’t address. In other words, if you want your users to stick around, start with their problem. If you find a problem big enough, they’ll use your app for the long term. Find a Scalable Distribution Model If you want to reach millions of users, you can’t rely on marketing. It’s way too expensive to scale just on ads. And a great product alone doesn’t guarantee … Continue Reading…

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Advancement of Android Lollipop Over iOS 8

The 2014 was the year of big releases, especially in the mobile world. The tech giants of mobile world Google & Apple released their latest mobile operating systems Android Lollipop and iOS respectively. Both of the mobile OS got a warm welcome by users & the mobile critics in spite of the fact that Android is ahead of iOS in terms of user’s quantity. Android is currently running on 84% of smartphones and stands far ahead of iOS that runs on only 12.3% of smartphones in the world. The release of both mobile OS’ happened in the same quarter of the year 2014 that continued the ever running mobile OS battle between Apple and Google. At some point both of the operating systems, displays similar high-tech advancements concerning security, display, media and camera, although have distinct ways to deliver these features. For example, both operating systems provide ‘smartphone personal assistance’, but through different apps, like Android have ‘Google Now’ while Apple has ‘Siri’. These advancements show their potential to win the mobile OS clash, but in the end only one is going to win. For now, Android Lollipop seems to be winning over iOS 8, Why? Here are some advancements … Continue Reading…

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Mobile App Developer? Dare to Say ‘NO’ to Coding?

In today’s arena, mobile apps have become the hottest topic of discussion among techies. The mobile app development has become easier these days as sipping a cup of coffee. There are plenty of PaaS, BaaS and SaaS on the market; over thousands of platforms are readily available to develop an app without coding even a single line. Whether it is database design, API module creation, app screen design, preview or deployment to app stores, all is possible by clicks and drag-and-drops features. The development tools are quite developer-friendly as using some administrative module of an eCommerce website. We can say that creating an app is not a development anymore; it is a configuration. Why Build Mobile App without Coding? Majority of developers across the globe still code to build an app. Now, it is up to them whether they want to fetch water from the tap or dig a well in spite of having water from the tap. The innovators of such platforms have coded enough in the interest of developers who give a lot of pain to their fingers to develop a simple thing. It is not improper to say that the innovators of such tool might have coded … Continue Reading…

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The Evolution of Android

Android is one of the most popular and widely used operating systems throughout the world. This OS is based on Linux kernel having a UI based on the direct manipulation and is mainly designed for touchscreen gadgets. It is estimated that roughly 71% of the devices throughout the world are based on Android OS. Android has improved a lot since its early days when it struggled to compete with the revolutionary iPhone and Symbian OS. Even the first Android phone, HTC G1 didn’t get as good response as it should have. However, in six years Android has come a long way to become the most dominant OS triggering the “smartphone wars”. The source code for this system is released by Google under the open source license and allows the developers to tweak and customize it. Over the years, various versions of Android have released with the KitKat being the latest one. Following is a brief on the evolution of Android and some of its major releases.   Android Version 1.0 (G1) It lacked most of the common features that you will see in modern Android devices. There was no camcorder, no Microsoft Exchange and also no stereo Bluetooth. This version … Continue Reading…

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Simple & Expert Level Fixes for Common Android Phone Problems

Are you tired with your Android smartphone or tablet malfunctioning all the time? Well, there is a high chance that you are not using it the way it’s supposed to be. Android phones have been ridiculed for their high resource usage, lag and breakdown, but this happens with all the smartphones available in the market. It is true Android Operating System (OS) requires more RAM and processor speed than their Windows counterparts, but not many people are aware that Android has a whole galore of customization features that can come handy for optimizing the phone’s performance. Through this article we will cover some of the most common issues with Android phones and their solutions. Application Delays and Slow performance: This is perhaps the most common Android problem I have come across, and many users have no idea what to do in this regard. Android OS requires high RAM and faster processor for multitasking, which happens to be one of the reasons for its grand popularity among public. However, multitasking or using multiple applications at the same leads to higher pressure on the model’s RAM and OS’ task manager. Battery Issues: Most of the smartphones have a battery span of one … Continue Reading…

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Android Monitoring – A Sharp Edge Technology for Largest Smartphone Platform

The storm of Android smartphone has been around for a longtime now. The storm is still not over. New gadgets are making this Android platform more popular. With new tablets and smartphones on Android and their growing usage it gives many reasons to be sold like hotcakes. The biggest of the features Android supports also brings in some big menacing issues. The scores of applications featured in Android make it the hottest selling platform. Big Platforms and Big Issues: The use of Android phones has given a joy to the users but worries to a few as well. The biggest chunk is the worried parents and stressed employers. Keeping a check on children has become way too tough for parents in coming days. Well that is what they think even if it is not the exact case. The case with employers with regards to their employees is also somewhat similar. Is it really too tough? No it is not. Android monitoring is not a rocket science. Technology always answers the things that people want. Easy Solutions to all the Issues: The spy apps on the Android platform have taken the worries off. Android monitoring is now getting easier in coming … Continue Reading…

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Wearable Tech (Smart Watch / Google Glass) – Is it here to stay?

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you won’t have been able to avoid all the talk and hype about wearable tech recently. In the last few months we have had Google Glass, watches that are advanced as your smart phone and all sorts of other innovative inventions. Technology companies are constantly ploughing money into idea and product development in the hope that they’ll soon stumble upon the next big thing in the world of gadgets. And though this search does throw up a lot of red herrings, occasionally the tech companies get it right and new era of technological innovation is born. At the moment, one of the main technologies being developed is wearable technology which, thanks to its futuristic appearance and far reaching potential, could really be here to stay. What is wearable tech? Wearable tech has come a long way from its humble beginnings as integrated lighting in 80s T shirts and now has the real potential to affect our lives in a multitude of ways. Common forms of wearable tech include Google glasses, smart watches and a wearable computer. Many of these devices are able to connect to the internet, make calls and take photographs, … Continue Reading…

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Future of Windows Phones in Smartphone Technology Market

Use of Smartphones is rapidly taking over the digital world. It is the most anticipated technological colonization in the future. Invention of IOS, Android and Windows operating systems for these phones has led to greater innovations in the set of applications they offer. The world is waiting for a technology to replace the bulky computers, incorporate voice and message services as well as offer great mobility as well as the best photographic services. It should be noted that the effects of external malicious software are a hindrance to the digital world. Smartphones have not been spared too. Everyone is eager to know what to expect next in their mobile phones. Here are some features to be expected in the future phones followed by the “Windows Phones of the Future”. Argumenta reality: This includes the visual, audio and tactic capabilities of a device in relation to the will of the user. Future mobile phones are expected to have more realistic sounds higher resolution cameras and more usability such as sensitivity to touch and audio commands. Based on current trends, the future phones will incorporate speech synthesis, realistic video recording and display as well as the much higher response to tactic commands. … Continue Reading…

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Android vs Windows Phone – The Smartphone Battle

Introduction (Android vs Windows Phone Battle): Smartphone market has become a highly contested battleground where pitched battles are being waged by the giants from mobile manufacturing segment flexing their muscles and wielding the different models loaded with several warheads called features and apps. These wars are making news in the smart phones arena for quite a while now. These giants are being supported by innumerable confederacies called third-party apps developers and features designers who are improving or replenishing the armoury of the giants by supplying improvised devices from time to time. The core issue of these smartphone battles is all about conquering the territories with sales and apps. Out of all the wars the one between Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Google-supported Android seemingly becoming intensified. Though Apple Inc.’s iPhone cannot be excluded from these wars, this article focuses more on how the competition is intensifying between windows cell phone and Android but brings in iPhone’s market data wherever its relevancy demands for it. In the United States market which is the hot bed for all new releases and sales strategies, certain strange marketing data is emerging. Kantar Worldpanel, a website dedicated to the consumer knowledge and market insight, has stated … Continue Reading…

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Google Glass – Is It Good or Bad?

Google is never tired of inventing new technologies that are built around ultimate user experience up on which the users should way “Wow!” The developers at Google slog day in and day out to make the curious customers to get bejeweled with wonderful apps and be ever thankful to the inventor. With Google Glass, this internet and Android apps giant has pushed the boundaries far away from imagination. Glass, if it has to be described in single phrase, can be defined as “All-the-world-in-your-eyes”. What is Google Glass? Consumer electronic product, Gen Next gadget, ‘The Big Treat’ from Google or ‘the goggle from Google’ that does some kind of magic! Well, you can describe Google Glass with any of these phrases or all of them. On whole, it is an innovative product from Google for sure. Google Glass is an Android OS based ‘wearable, eyewear-like gadget’ which has a built-in projector and can display the screen of a smart phone while the phone sits pretty in the pocket or on a table or in a handbag. It takes the voice commands from the user, executes them and displays the results on the screen of the wearable-gadget. How Google Glass feels (Your feeling … Continue Reading…