Mobile Applications: Behold the Future and Race Ahead!

With the technological advancement and its empirical extensions covering a wide range of business verticals, the need for change with its course is definitely a big YES. Business and revenue models vary from company to company but the one thing that does not deny its course is change and one that is highly noticeable is going mobile. Look 360 degrees and you will find businesses have their own mobile applications to make their business easily accessible and compatible. This is not just limited to businesses, mobile applications are also developed for individuals, groups, cause and others…

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Mobile application development comes into aid for these business and individual profiles. Gone are days where only people at the monetary end exploited such technologies. With globalization and awareness on digital media, the whole world is setting their eyes on mobile applications. It is considered that when your company or business is not mobile, you are running behind your competitors. Big giants like Google, Apple and many others have gone mobile understanding the scope and comprehending the need for change.

Though they are not rocket science, mobile application development companies come into play to apprehend, what exactly is required for the company and putting them into play. These mobile application development companies not just develop applications for their clients but also help in maintaining your application so that your service is seamless regardless of any hurdles or demographic lags.

Mobile applications have changed the way we do business and provide information to endless world. In the last decade, the need for going mobile was just limited to few nitty gritties like color changes, material design and making your business compatible with all devices. But with mobile applications, the need and deed is all done and takes your business to whole new level.

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The Predictions – Mobile App Trends of 2017

The modern world is moving towards a shift where mobile phones will become an essential part. The increase in the number of mobile users directly increased the demand for mobile applications. In recent times, we have seen many changes in the mobile industry and 2017 is sure to become a year of full of surprises. Many mobile apps development companies and developers started predicting the trends of the mobile space.
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Apps are draining batteries too fast! That’s sad. But, not any more.

Mobile is becoming everything and is almost ruling every industry. With the advancement in the smart technologies, the need for smart applications in tremendously increasing among the user as they are expecting applications to support them in their day-to-day tasks. The demand has grown the number of mobile applications on the respective app stores, but only a few has secured the top spot in the list of reputed and recognized apps. Why this situation? Recent reports stated that the main reasons for the increase in the number of uninstalls are that the apps might not have the necessary features and they drain the juice of the parent smartphones. The advancements in the mobile phones are increasing day after day but still the battery consumption problem remains a threat to most of the mobile phone users. To be more precise, it gets even worse when the technology is advancing with many new features. The solution to this problem is in the hands of the mobile apps developers.

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Rick Schwartz, the senior product manager at Qualcomm Technologies, said that the carriers and the users/consumers understand the important of better battery backup. He also added, “Recent surveys have shown it’s the No. 1 [issue] to consumers. It’s more important than screen quality.” Manufacturers have increased the battery power but still it couldn’t meet the pace of the advancements in the faster processors and CPU cores. Not only the processors but also the displays are getting bigger and better with higher resolutions. “The smartphones are getting thinner, and it is evident that thinner the phone, thinner the battery,” said Schwartz.

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How can developers be at the rescue?

Optimizing battery life is the most important aspect of a mobile users experience. It is an apparent fact that without power none of the mobile phone’s feature work. This is the main reason why battery optimization is considered to be on the top while developing a user-friendly mobile application, irrespective of the platforms. There are three primary things to keep in mind while developing an app:

  1. Apps should be lazy
  2. Use the platform features
  3. Make use of tools to monitor battery consumption

Make apps work LAZY:

Making apps lazy doesn’t mean that your apps should work slow rather make ways to reduce and optimize functions that cause the battery to drain. Few questions act as the core that underpins Lazy First design:

  • Are there any unnecessary features that the app can cut out?
  • Is there any necessary for the app to perform a particular function right away?
  • Is there any chances of the work to be batched?

Many similar questions should be answered when it comes to using the radio, the screen, and the CPU. Many popular apps use this lazy first design to make sure the app performs well without draining much battery.

Take advantage of the platform features:

iOS and Android are the most popular mobile operating system. These platforms are equipped with a lot of functions that help almost every aspect of the app and the related development. For example, Android platform provides two type of categories to help control battery consumption. All the leading platforms provide APIs to help the developer gain advantage from the operating systems’ features.

Find the battery-draining culprit using tools:

There are loads of tool available on the world wide web (WWW) to help locate the battery draining culprits. Using the identified data, the developer can quickly sort the battery consumption problems. For example, Android has Profile GPU Rendering and Battery Historian that assist in determining the areas which can be optimized for battery backup.

Best practices to improve the battery life:

CPU usage is the main criteria for the battery consumption. Managing the CPU usage will help to decrease the battery usage while making the battery withstand for long hours. Here are some primary ways to follow in the mobile apps development process to reduce battery consumption:

  • Using dark colors
  • Using JPEG instead of PNG
  • Eliminating network requests
  • Restricting JavaScript usage
  • Controlling hardware acceleration

In recent times, mobile app developers are focusing more on the battery consumption factor as the users are using their mobile for almost everything. Incorporating the best practices like the above mentioned are sure to make your apps trustable and reliable.

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How Mobile Apps’ push notifications feature benefits your business?

The number of mobile users are increasing and never expected to go downhill as the modern world want everything handy. Business apps or mobile apps for business is a great tool for every organization to reach new customers and also to stay in touch with the existing clients consistently. Companies use push notification as a medium to communicate with their customers whenever necessary. The below infographic gives a detailed picture of what push notification is all about and how it is useful to business:

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Why Event Management App is best for organizing events?

Since the invasion of IT in everyday activities, the time taken to complete the task has randomly reduced. Before the development of event management app and software, organizing events was considered to be a head-breaking work. These apps have made things easy and reduced the efforts. There are many applications available in the market to manage events. Also, many software and mobile application development companies and parties have started developing event management apps to help people organize events. This infographic states the facts about event management app and also the benefits related to it.

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Marketing Tips for your Real Estate Business – Infographic

Nowadays, real estate business is comparatively considered as on the top money lending business. Realtors are earning a lot from their sales. Information Technology is helping almost every industry, and the role of IT in real estate is high and prominent. Everything is turning mobile now, and the apps play a vital role in every business. Real estate business purely depends on marketing and the apps help a lot in marketing your properties. The infographic below insists the importance of web and mobile apps in the real estate business and the marketing tips for your future real estate plans.

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Having a mobile app & not many users? This article will educate you to know how to promote your app easily

Apps! Apps!! Apps!!! It is raining apps everywhere. Wherever you go, at least one will ask you something related to some mobile app. Mobile apps have become one essential aspect of every Smartphone users in this fast moving worlds. Almost everything from travel to health, automobiles to entertainment can now be brought into your hand with a Smartphone and some apps.

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Not only the users but also the app entrepreneurs gain a lot from mobile apps. They earn some good penny by selling the developed apps. There are also many entrepreneurs who have even made millions and millions of dollars without spending a penny from their pocket.

Why should you spend money when you can do something for free?

You have a mobile app and wondering how to make it reach people or looking to promote your app by spending some pennies? Here are some ideas/tips that are sure to help you promote your mobile app without spending any money on advertisement.

Teaser Website or Microsite

A microsite is a website that has only one or two web pages which just showcases the details about the product and the store download links. Microsites help you promote your app in the web world with its organic reach. A teaser website is a just like an advertisement that is launched before one or two months of the actual product launch. It allows the user to know about the product in advance.

Product Video and Content

Creative and funny product videos are one of the best ways to reach people. The product videos should be self-explanatory and should narrate a clean story. Start a blog and like it to your microsite. Content play a significant role in marketing. Start writing interesting blogs that draw the attention of your valuable users.

Social Media

Go Social! Social Media plays a vital role in promotions. Promote your app on all your social networking pages like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and more.

Press and App Review Websites

Press release (PR) will help your app reach many people as the print, and online media are one major source of promotion. Entrepreneur Neil Patel says: “Press is the best way to kick-start your startup, and the best way to get it is to reach manually out to journalists.” Pitch to app review websites as their mention is valued by many people.

Guest Blogs and Contest

Contact bloggers who would be interested in your app’s niche. Their content will be a great addition to your promotion plan. Contest on social media encourages people to be active on your networks and also the giveaways grabs people’s attention.

SEO

Yes, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) matters. A proper SEO marketing is sure to fetch you great results.

Not only the above stated but also few other ways like email campaign, Facebook groups, how-to videos might also help in achieving your targeted customers. Paid marketing is sure to yield results. But, why go for paid marketing when you can get everything with the organic reach.

Creative iOS Apps that lets you do the way you intended to do

It’s not only the Social media apps like Facebook, twitter, etc. but also some creative designing and music apps rule the world of Smartphone users. Regardless of many competitions from Android apps, iOS apps are still ahead of everything in the aspects of creativity, productivity and user friendliness. In recent times, there is a huge debate that the app developers mainly focus on consumption than that of the creativity along with productivity.

Whether you would like to play some amazing games on the go or would like to sketch something when you find time, you don’t want to know or learn how to build the preferred app. Rather you can always surf through the app store to find the app of your choice. Following are some of the best iphone apps of 2015 that you would like to have and use.

Vine: The Personal Video Distributer
Initially developed as a video sharing app for Twitter, Vine has now turned into a community that lets you share your tricks like stop motion, jump cuts etc. It has various categories from animals to family, DIY to art, comedy to music and lot more. Vine comes with enormous editing features that let you do the way you want the video to be.
Company: Vine Labs
Price: Freeware

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Dubsmash: The Dubbing Artist
Lip sync is now made easier! Bring out the actor in you with the help of this app. One of the creative, funny apps, Dubsmash lets you act to the famous movie clips, dialogues and also to your lovable concert clips. It also allows you to directly share the composed video to your friends on Whatsapp, Facebook and even via a multimedia message. Not only sharing but also allows download to your local phone drive.
Company: Mobile Motion GmbH
Price: Freeware
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Cinamatic: The Retro Video Editor
Cinamatic allows you to creative short clips of about 60 seconds that can be applied with retro visual effects. It also allows you to directly share the created videos on YouTube or on the social media sites like Google+, Facebook, Twitter and more.
Company: Hipstamatic
Price: Freeware

Paper by Fifty: The Digital Notebook
This tool will make you act like an artist. You can use the built-in feature like virtual pen and tools to sketch, and also write and scribble whatever you want over the image. Plus, the stylus which acts as a pencil will be of more use. “Ideal for jotting down notes, sketches, or your next big idea, this phenomenal app sets a new standard” – Apple App of the Year 2012.
Company: FiftyThree, Inc.
Price: Freeware

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Sketches – The Digital Art Toolbox
Reveal the artist in you with the help of an app called Sketch. It makes everything possible to do anything you wish to draw. The cutting edge UI and the tools like brushes, pencils, sketches and more to helps you take notes and even sketch architectures, watercolor painting and cartoon illustration. The makes say, “Because we think that beautiful tools make beautiful drawings, we made the best and most beautiful tools there is!”
Company: Tayasui
Price: Freeware

Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone: The Professional Editor
The popular photo editing app. Not only popular but also professionals. For those who look for a professional photo editor to use it on the on, the Adobe Photoshop Touch will be a apt choice to download and have it in their iDevices. This app is same as what we use in desktops and the features in it are more similar to the desktop version. A must have app for all photographers and editors.
Company: Adobe Systems
Price: £3.99

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Procreate: The Creative Editor
You don’t have to compromise your design for any feature lack when you use the Procreate app to design something best. The 64-bit color gives every artwork a real touch. This app won the Apple Design Award on 2013.
Company: Procreate
Price: £4.49

City Spot – The Traveler’s Best
If you love travelling to places around the world, then the City Spot app will be a good companion as it helps you find nearby places. Using City Spot, one can easily spot destinations like malls, shopping centers, restaurants, pubs, bars and lot more. This apps uses the core GPS to spot places nearby the device. And it was developed by K2B Solutions, a mobile app development company.
Company: K2B Solutions
Price: Freeware

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iA Writer – A clean tool:
A simple and elegant tool which every writer like and love like anything. iA Writer says. “It is a quintessential writing machine”. This beast allows writer to sync their documents on to their iCloud and Dropbox account.It has focused mode and innovative formatting skills.
Company: iA
Price: £7.99

Alto’s Adventure: A Game Changer
Finally, a game has entered into the list of creative app. The Alto’s Adventure gives you seamless opportunities and sure to catch your eyes. The controls are really easy, just a tap would do good to make a jump. A game that everyone loves.
Company: snowman
Price: Freeware

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Having Website for every Mobile Application is Necessary?

A mobile application is simply a software that is designed to work on hand held devices like smart phones, tablet computers etc., These applications are specific to the operating system they are created for and different versions of the application are necessary to be used on different operating systems.

Mobile Application WebsiteApplications replacing mobile-optimized websites:

A mobile-optimized website is a website that is modified specifically to be viewed on mobile devices. Mobile applications have gained popularity in the recent years and almost every company is interested in creating a mobile application to replace their mobile-optimized websites when accessed from a smart phone or a tablet computer. The applications once installed in the devices are easy to access as they are facilitated with in-built browsers eliminating the requirement for a separate browser. Updates to the applications are neither time consuming nor difficult. As a result of their advantages many companies have opted to create mobile applications for their websites. The most commonly seen applications include banking, games, educational applications and online sales.

Can mobile applications eliminate websites?

Use of a mobile application does not eliminate the necessity of a website. Mobile applications have their own share of drawbacks. In cases where an operating system does not allow the use of an application or does not allow upgrades to a particular application; the user is declined the benefits of the upgrades and has to access the website. Whereas, a website is not dependent on the operating system it is accessed from. Hence a website is necessary and can never be replaced completely by a mobile application.

Applications dependent on websites

An application in general is a simpler and a much attractive version of a website. A website has no working procedure and can be easily worked on. Whereas an application requires the users to follow specific working procedure. Although these working procedures are simple they are highly necessary and these working procedures are not usually described in the application. The application’s working has to be made available to its users through the same things that they were implemented to eliminate, WEBSITES.  This is currently followed by all the application providers and the users are allowed access to the websites. These sites are available easily on the internet and provide general information about the application, the working procedure to be followed, services provided and also trouble shooting.

On the whole, mobile applications are just a simpler and easily accessible version of websites and can never replace them completely but are rather dependent on them.