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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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

Apple AirPrint – Does it mean a WiFi!

Apple AirPrint

AirPrint – an exclusive feature that helps you print files directly from your iDevice. Sometimes it is misunderstood as Wi-Fi device, but AirPrint is just a application kind of feature that every iDevice starting from OS X Lion and iOS 4.2.1 has.

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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.

Map your travel info with this City Mapper App! – City Spot

Never mess up with your direction and never drive for miles down the wrong road. Get to your important engagement or a gathering faster and on time by never losing your way. Navigate your world and explore your favorite hangouts around you. As rapid increase in time, we must update our self with latest tools to keep up with our rate of knots.City Spot for IOS and Avdroid
City Spot – a world map application for mobiles will make you explore new things in the place where you live and wherever you progress across the globe.

Now, are you sitting at the edge of your seat to know more about the interesting facts of this fantastic app? Let us spot out all the most amazing features of this map application in this below section…

City Spot

K2B Solutions, a company into and web and mobile app development feels great to launch the mobile app ‘City Spot’ which goes well with Android and iPhones.

If you go crazy in exploring the renowned and famed amenities in a particular place, then get a friendly companion – City Spot to be installed in your handy device. This great app lends a hand to you in finding out most famous restaurants, theaters, banks, ATM’s, stations, educational institutes, parks, hotels, bars, malls, home appliance stores, travels, health and fitness centers, holy and devotional shrines, buildings near the place where you’re.

System-based specifications
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This city map application for mobile entails iOS 5.1 and it effectively runs in most recent versions of it. At the same time, City Spot for Android runs successfully in Android operating system with versions 2.3 to 4.3. This IOS app or an Android app is also compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. This mobile app helps you to spot the approximate network-based location and precise GPS location.

This striking app works effectively on all network connections like Wi-Fi, 2G and 3G networks.

Features

1.    Location based augmented reality

The most striking and grand feature of City Spot is the ‘Location based augmented reality option’ in that app. This option will redirect to the camera in your friendly and handy device. Viewing the camera on a particular side will gives you a list of amenities you’re looking for. It may be a restaurant, hotel, ATM, devotional shrine, and so on.

2.    GPS tracking

This location-based Android app comes with GPS tracking – a satellite based navigation system which gives the information on all the amenities like tourist spots, fuel stations, restaurants, hotels, lodges, etc. This trait gives the shortest path between two places.
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3.    Google Maps

If a user searches for a particular destination to travel through, City Spot will redirect to Google Maps to offer the utmost accuracy of places across the globe. This gives the speed map access and all the categories or the amenities that are in or nearby a particular place can be viewed easily and rapidly.

4.    Social media

The trip details from a particular source to searched destination can be saved for future purpose and it can be shared through email, Facebook, and Twitter with your beloved buddies.

5.    Trip Duration

The ‘speed of travel’, ‘distance covered’, and the ‘time duration’ taken for reaching a particular target can be measured. With this, the user can measure the time duration while on the go. By tapping the ‘Refresh Icon’ in this app will fetch the accurate current location and proceeds with your further searches.

Once an amenity is clicked, it will point out the intact list of services in that location. By clicking on the place-marker, the user can get the precise route to the marked target. Then the user can navigate in the route map by clicking the place-marker (Car icon) again to watch the current route activity.

Other Features

  • You can listen to music while using City Spot
  • While using this app, the mobile users can place or pick a call.
  • All the search locations and the trip details are saved for your future purpose.
  • Covers all the countries across the globe
  • This app is upgradable to its newest versions.

Ease your voyage as much as you can and ensure that you travel in a correct pathway while on the move. Spot your preferred spot across the globe at ease with City Spot!!!

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Are Native Mobile Apps Really Better Than Web Apps?

In general, there is a perception that native mobile applications can be directly downloaded from the Play Store and easily installed on your mobile devices. Therefore, native applications are considered as more user-friendly than web applications, especially in terms of their general features. Moreover, the higher sales figures of native apps also give great evidence for this view.

Native-App-Vs-Web-App1Are native mobile applications really better than web applications? Let us take a look:

Creation:
When concerning about the process of mobile application development, native applications do win hands down. As the native apps are customized for various mobile platforms, the entire coding is usually done by the in-house developers of mobile app development companies. Therefore, finding out bugs and releasing updates, and also monitoring the application analytics are easy and guaranteed.

Speed:
If you buy and install an application from an iPhone or a Blackberry application development company, it automatically becomes a part of your mobile device’s built-in features. Also, launching the applications on compatible handsets generally takes only a few seconds. However, web applications are typically slower as they require strong internet connectivity all the time.

Cost Factor:
From the perspective of professional mobile app developers, the cost of native mobile app development is considerably higher than the cost of web application development. On the other hand, the applications that are compatible across various different platforms can be rather pricey. Also, the time taken to build prototypes of native applications is also higher.

Usability:
According to the professionals from leading Android or iPhone mobile application development company, both web applications and native applications can be user-friendly. However, the native applications seem to have the edge here, as they can be seamlessly integrated with the mobile camera, audio/video recorder, and another handheld device features.

App Store Approval:
Suppose, if a mobile app development company has developed a new mobile application, then the company has to get approval for that application in order to display at the online app stores. Even then, there is no guarantee that the new application would be able to gain the interest of many numbers of users. However, web applications do not require such store approval; hence it is easy for the development company to promote the web applications.

Security:
As mobile applications are tested for their quality and approved by leading app stores, they are completely bug-free and secure. However, no such assurance is available for web applications, even though the popular web applications can be easily trusted.

Requirement of Internal Memory:
Native applications usually require a certain amount of memory space in handsets, especially for functioning in an efficient manner. This is the reason why a great importance is given when selecting a mobile application development framework that never consume too much of memory on mobile phones. Conversely, web applications do not require any extra memory space to be launched and operated.

Monitoring Application Performance:
A mobile app development company that is expertise in native application creation would generally have to build multiple versions of each application, depending on the platform on which it would be used. Also, the analytics for each and every native application must be tracked in order to get an idea about how the application is performing. When concerning about web applications, they generally have only one version that makes performance tracking every easy.

Finding the Necessary Applications:
With the range of web applications available, sometimes it becomes little tricky for users to find the ones that they generally need on their mobile phones. There is no confusion regarding native applications as they are systematically displayed on the Apple Play Store, Android Store and the Blackberry App Store. Choosing and downloading native applications are not very difficult than searching for appropriate web applications.

Maintenance:
Since native mobile applications basically require customized coding for various different platforms, their maintenance seems to be a little more challenging than web applications. As web applications have a cross-platform single coding involved, making changes or modifications is easier. Also, the maintenance cost of web applications is also lower compared to the cost of native applications.

In terms of both performance and quality, the native applications are mostly better than web applications. Also, native applications offer more user-friendly advantages when compared to web applications even though the later have several positive points of their own.