CES 2016 : What can One Expect to Witness During the Event

CES 2016

The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is expected to be a hotspot for introducing new technologies in the realm of robotics, wearables, and even IoT.

Several technologists descend to CES in January to check out meaningful breakthrough tech innovations. The event is produced by the Consumer Technology Association, and 20,000 new products are expected to appear at the 2016 show. More than 3,600 exhibitors lined up at the preview event held in New York recently.

The robotics exhibit space will have 22 exhibitors, while automotive exhibits have increased by 25% for the next year, with 100 companies and nine automakers exhibiting their innovations.

Here are some products that will take the floor at CES 2016 as per the latest updates:

1) LifeSite

LifeSite provides secure storage for personal information through its Vault. The Web-based tool and app will help users to store sensitive data including financial records, legal documents, contacts and passwords. The data will be protected by permission-based sharing and document encryption. It also has secure storage solutions and options for the enterprise.

2) Quell

Quell, from NeuroMetrix, is a wearable band that can provide drug-free pain relief with the help of a new technology called wearable intensive nerve stimulation (WINS). Those suffering from Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Sciatica will find the gadget useful.

The band helps in stimulating sensory nerves that carry pulses to the brain, triggering a natural response blocking all pain signals within the body. Therapy sessions are also provided on an hourly basis. The band can be connected to the smartphone for tracking therapy sessions, its control features, sleep quality monitoring, and to store data on HealthCloud.

3) IonVR

IonVR is a terrific mobile virtual reality headset that depends on the smartphone for its display. The screen size should exceed 4.5 inches and should be based on the iOS or Android platform only.

It runs on MotionSync Technology that addresses virtual reality sickness with a seamless virtual reality experience. It includes a modular system to connect to the phone and the modules can be replaced when connecting to new devices.

The gadget also has gaming, entertainment, and live sports options as part of its applications showcase. There are enterprise apps for medical, PR, and real estate too.

4) Adidas SmartRun

Adidas revealed its SmartRun watch along with its Smart Ball gadget. The SmartRun retails for $300, which helps runners with real-time coaching through its miCoach training plans. It also has a continuous heart rate monitor, efficient GPS for recording the running speed and distance, complete workout review, wireless music player, and the like. It boasts of about eight hours of battery life in normal use and four hours of battery life with the continuous coaching and music in the background.

The Smart Ball on the other hand is a soccer ball that includes integrated sensors that tracks the speed, spin, the shot trajectory, and its exact strike point. This gadget will be helpful for soccer coaches and players in the long run.

5) Sengled

Sengled uses “smart” light bulbs for making a connected home.

Every Sengled bulb has varying functionality within it. The Snap light bulb includes wireless HD camera for outdoor monitoring with ability to transfer videos to the cloud. The Boost bulb provides WiFi along with LED light to add connectivity. The Voice bulb on the other hand responds to your voice, notes appointments and sets reminders. One can send alerts if it detects smoke or a crying baby.

6) Skulpt

Skulpt creates fitness devices for monitoring muscle health through a technology called Electrical Impedance Myography (EIM). It measures electrical current flow in diverse directions and assesses muscle condition along with overall body fat percentage. One can view body “heat map” through the tool’s mobile app.

7) Oree

Oree is making tech tools that look natural. They are not like the average tech tools as it builds keyboards, useful wireless chargers, smartphone cases for different phones, and trackpads made of natural materials. It also makes other tech products, made of wood and leather.

8) Caseta

Caseta is a smart home devices company that lets users to remote control their smart homes with mobile devices. Its remote controls can be mounted on a wall or placed on a tabletop for controlling light intensity. The Pico remote has a “favorite” button for recording and storing a favorite light setting. There are dimmable LEDs and other light bulbs available from the company too.

9) Klaxoon

Klaxoon provides a new means of communications for several and diverse groups of people, in the workplace especially. The cross-platform tool is compatible with different mobile platforms too. It helps in making group communications more interactive. One can boost engagement through activities such as surveys, challenges, quizzes, or live messaging. One can even launch a survey to determine the message of the content and the number of people who agree with it.

It can control group activity of about 40 participants. One can access group content remotely without connecting to the web. With Klaxoon Cloud, nearly 1,000 participants can connect at a time.

Author Bio

Keval Padia is a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing iOS App Development Company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.

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Top 10 Tips to Avoid Mobile App Testing Mistakes

Top 10 Tips to Avoid Mobile App Testing Mistakes

If one studies multiple successful mobile apps and games, one can find that they are incredibly accessible with a navigation approach that is intuitive enough. For aligning a design and idea with established norms of different platforms, there is no substitute other than usability testing.

According to Localytics, nearly 20% of apps are never used after being used once. About 50% of the total downloaded apps are used more than five times on an average. The window for developers to impress users is shut pretty quickly. First impressions are important, especially to boost retention rates and get the edge over the huge competition of a million apps.

To extract actionable data from tests is highly pricey but here are some practical tips for successful mobile app testing:

#1. Create a Mock up

Starting with a user-centric design will always pay dividends and can save yourself a lot of time and money before the actual development begins. There’s no reason one can’t mock up a UI with simple screenshots and then design the same with an actual size smartphone. One can think about how potential users would expect to interact with the app and design the mock up likewise. The paper design can be changed too, easily.

#2. Examine How People Interact

With every usability test you conduct, for a functional app on a smartphone or just a prototype, one should provide minimal guidance so that you can detect genuine failure points. Recording what is on screen is not entirely important. Instead, one should observe people and their facial expressions and body language. Are they getting irritated or frustrated with the app or is it what they need. Close observation will always produce best insights.

#3. Test in the Real World

If you can conduct tests in real world in public then you might check on the usability of your app that cannot be replicated in a controlled environment. Conducting tests in real environments is a good idea to assess how intuitive the design really is. Testers from different demographics who will be using your app in real world conditions can deliver different insights than those who are living in relaxed atmosphere.

#4. Keep it Short and Simple

Every long test is complicated and the users will have a tough time to stay focused and interested in longer apps. If there are too many test parameters, they’re less representative of actual end users. This is important when surveys are held for reward or for free amongst the public on the usage of an app.

#5. Use of Varied Platforms and Devices

Try to let people use devices that they are comfortable with, wherever possible. Then the features of the device itself will not be a distraction and one can cover more variations and data. If the app is released on more than one platform, then make sure you get users for all such platforms too and check whether the app fulfils the differences in expectations especially in terms of navigation.

#6. Ask Right Questions

The right observation is the primary and the most essential source of data during usability tests. One should be careful on what to ask and always focus on getting actionable data. Let the users elaborate on their experience where possible, so that they can convey what they mean about using the app and you avoid misconstruing any answers.

#7. Assess and Act

Aggregate the data you collect and create a meaningful plan based on the results. Don’t let personal opinions and bias cloud the actions. Act on things that were mentioned by end users and do not give importance to particular testers only. Take your time and work on specific parts if it’s needed.

#8. Prepare App Functional Requirements List

Assuming that your test team detects app defects efficiently, it is important that one should plan based on functional requirements and different scenarios for the future. This process may sound tedious but is incredibly important.

#9. Create a Testing Team of Different Representatives

When creating a testing team, appoint professionals of different spheres with testing background. Involve representatives from other departments too so that they help in determining a solution for the problem through their field of expertise.

#10. Test Your App on Emulators and App GUI

All mobile application development platforms support different emulators and simulators for app testing on real devices. One can test app changes quickly and easily. Mobile users prefer using a GUI that is simple to operate. And if they are not clear on how your app functions, they will immediately uninstall the app too. So it is essential to have an app that boasts of a user-friendly interface.

Author Bio

Keval Padia is a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing iOS app development services provider company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.

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Ultimate Tips and Trends for Designing a Winning Contact Page

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Web forms on a contact page play a pretty important role to let prospects subscribe to newsletters, sign up for free entry to exclusive website content, or to exhort them to make an online purchase. Varied forms lay the foundation for multiple online interactions.

Every form has a purpose to serve, but contact forms are one of the most important ones for business. They conveniently help businesses to get in touch with different people and allows visitors to get in touch with the company. Not all contact forms are designed well.

Here are some dos and don’ts for designing better contact forms.

1. Do make it a personal form

A contact form helps the site visitors to contact your business representative implying that they are interested in reaching out to connect with you. They are looking for personal interaction and not merely looking at information through the site. By making the form personal, you create a sense of assurance about your genuine identity and you are keen to hearing from them.

A personal contact form is both very appealing and extremely inviting. Inviting a person with a likable and personal touch helps in attracting the prospects since it gives them importance. Also. Use of handwritten fonts makes it quite personal on the contact form.

2. Don’t make the form long and boring

The look and feel of the contact form says a lot about your company. Never keep a contact form in a neutral, dark, design as it might look impersonal and distant. Also, one should not make the contact form look boring and staid as it might scare visitors off.

Less contrast between background and content also robs the contact form of its presence. The sites become extremely one-note and not at all inviting.

3. Do keep it relevant

Before you venture to think about the colours and the font being used for contact forms, the purpose of the contact form needs to be spelled out. Start brainstorming about the intent and define form fields in a way that it is convenient for visitors to put in genuine information about themselves.

4. Don’t ask for any random information

Endless web forms are useless since they contain too much random information. The website should have a reason in garnering the information and what it is going to do with the data. Do not ask for info that one does not really need. Also, keep the contact form for those interested in your offerings not for people who just have some query about something.

Never ask visitors for information just so that they should be sharing it and you want to increase leads in a superficial manner.

5. Do keep it simple

Keeping the form simple is one way to go. All the visitors care about one thing and that is their own message. They would not like to shell out more information other than a name and an email id so that the company knows that they are talking to a genuine person. Making other fields obligatory is just a way to turn your visitors off.

The contact form should be a better alternative to email campaigns and should prompt the user to send in their message and punch in “Submit.”

6. Don’t ask for captcha codes

Yes captcha codes still happen. These codes are like irritating form filters that weed out unwanted automated submissions. But putting every genuine prospect to the same test is giving them a chance to hate you. Having them all over the place is the worst way to drive an interested visitor out.

Captchas never make forms secure and getting the codes from visitors is like asking them to decipher letters that appear in a random fashion.

7. Do say who will reply

Every contact page should present a representative of the company in the end and should allow visitors to know about the person who might get in line when you call. With a contact form, one should intimate the other person who is expected to reply to the message. Your contact form appears to be trustworthy if the visitor gets to know who will receive the message.

8. Don’t make people doubt the credibility of the company

Contact forms are like ‘online faces’ of the company. Due to time difference and geographic distance, some people will not be able to talk in real-time. Contact forms sets up a connection and is the form that makes a connection between the prospect and the company. Making a good first impression is important since that adds to the credibility of the company.

9. Do offer alternative details to contact on the site

Some people like forms while some do not. When designing the contact form, allow people to contact directly too especially if they are not too keen to fill in the contact form. Ask for the email address or a phone number or provide them the details too so that they can even engage with your users through social media channels.

Ending Note

Contact forms are the face of the site and the company. Designing a contact form efficiently goes a long way to boost your business credibility and profits in the long run.

Author Bio

Keval Padia is a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps. Being an avid gamer himself, he has converted many game ideas into reality. He is an Android Game Developer, with acute knowledge of mobile game design and user experience design.

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Five Important Design Tips for Creating Mobile Apps

Mobile Apps Design Tips

Native app UI design does not allow designers enough room to play around. Designing for smaller screens is a tough ask since the users have short attention spans. The UI design needs to be worked around in an interface that’s easy enough for the newbies but should not put off the experienced users too.

#1. Use your Screen for Facilitating Interaction in the best Possible Manner

The rules of good interaction design are based on usable native app interfaces. Every dot, every word and every part of the screen lets the designer define margins and padding. Strokes define your work area.

Maintenance of consistent width and height is a must for better interaction design. User research helps designers to create effective personas for using the app. Specific goals based on the workflow are required to suit preferences. One needs to understand that every signifier should be implied on the basis of familiarity. For example, a blue link will indicate the hyperlink to the user that will redirect elsewhere. Use of signifiers guides the users to know the purpose of each UI element.

Familiar patterns attract new users and are strong enough to attract users. Feedback sections need to adhere to guidelines mentioned in the standards so that the user can send in their opinions any time.

#2. User Response Anticipation Based on Personas and Scenarios

Since the screen size is one of the constraints in mobile design, user interaction can be understood through guided anticipation of actions. Personas are good indicators of expected behaviour and they easily indicate the expected users’ decisions within the app. Scenarios on the other hand, provide insight on the actions of each of the user, while with the help of well-chalked out experience maps, possible options for single interaction can be drawn that can chart each step of every persona while using an app. The emotions and circumstances are taken into consideration too.

#3. User Flow, Colour Values and Navigation Ideas

  • User flows need to be sketched out so that the approach for design suits your intended audience. It can be just a visual reconstruction of impending actions too.
  • Colour value can be used to show purpose. For instance use of black and greyscale will help you to show the increasing importance based on shades. Colour defines their relationship with a brand and it should be used in multiple ways.
  • Do not keep the same colours on the app as it is on the site. Call to actions buttons in bright red should be avoided since it means stop in the US, and will deter users from clicking it.
  • A written outline helps users to explore content. Build your flows around content for a better assessment of pages required for your app.
  • The outline will also help you explore page flows and lay detail around the layout and the overall structure. One can test those ideas with users with a simple prototype too.

#4. The Right Orientation, Logos, Posture and Popularity of Design

A brand based on the mobile makes the client and the client chooses the brand. The logo is a part of a great business: and a poor logo will reflect very poorly on your stature even in the form of a mobile app.

Design is trendy, but a logo need to not stick to its origins. Brand design in mobiles do not revolve around logos since they are stuck in the age when they were first created.

Mobile design is specific to thumb placement, and revolves around right orientation and posture.

Popular interfaces revolve around

  • Common mobile patterns which are popular so that users “feel at home”.
  • Use of common UI patterns helps in increasing usability although every app needs to bask in its own creativity.
  • Ensure that your app design is aligned with user expectations and yet not boring.
  • All user actions revolve around gestures including the touch, swipe, taps, pinches and zoom which are actions that users prefer.
  • Animation on the other hand keeps the user interested, grounded and attached to the UI adding context in the process.
  • Popular mobile interaction patterns can help dictate the placement of interface elements too.

#5. Design in the Perfect Grid, Suitable for quick Responses to Gestures

Grids are the basis of mobile app design and fingers are the touchpoints. There’s an invisible grid that is important to mobile design. Every element determines the spacing.

  • The fingers are thicker than those pixel-precise cursors controlled by the mouse, so finger-friendly design is an important aspect for app designers.
  • Separate the text, the colours and the elements to create a hierarchy.
  • Allow space for users to tap with their fingertips. Buttons should not be too small or bunched closely since users will fail to tap them accurately.
  • Users expect their phones to respond quickly, and efficiently to interactions. Certain interactions take a longer time than usual. Competent design tells you how to fake it.
  • With every interaction, there should be feedback. Every user action is responded to with an animation that responds to user feedback stating that the process is being executed.

Author Bio

Keval Padia is a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing iPhone application company. The current innovation and updates of the field lure him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.

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Gaming for Education – Already a Dominant Trend

Video games play a great role in learning and education and this has been a topic of debate from years. The educators have been discussing the influences and potentials of video games in education.

By playing a game, the students may learn new concepts and ideas. They can take on a different perspective with different options available to them. Students must be kept engaged in various activities that are helpful for them.

There are countless skills that can be learned through games like creativity, teamwork, etc. The students can develop a variety of connections with the content in the game and can also form positive memories of learning the new skills. A game allows students to quickly engage and transition back to the content they were working on.

Why only video games?

There are many people in this world who are giving a second thought to consider video games for education. Video games are being considered good for motivational learning. Fantasy, challenge and control are some of the techniques used in games and all these are considered as the cornerstones of motivational theory.

Teachers have been using motivational games for learning from years. The games are excited and challenging for the students and they are mostly to evoke the emotions and are likely to stick to the minds.

Video games help bridging the gap between the digital generations as the World Wide Web has a significant effect on the way the students think and learn. Using games for teaching is one of the ways to shift to an amazing learning format for the digital generation. The students will be more motivated to learn new skills using games. Competition and the urge to win the game also motivates the students as this gives quick feedback that enable the student to figure out the right track for themselves.

Why not traditional learning?

There are a number of reasons as to why the traditional learning is not a better option for students.

  • By the time the students get their grades, it is very late to for them to do anything. They cannot correct their mistakes at that time.
  • The grade value is not for the rewards of the learning process.
  • The traditional way of learning does not helps the students to escape and do not even tell their lacking area. But the games allow the students to assess their knowledge and give them a chance to see where they are lacking.

Game-based learning

It is the kind of learning that broadly refers to the use of video games to support teaching. Gamification is a new concept than game-based learning. It is the use of elements that are derived from the design of video-game that is deployed in a variety of contexts, rather than using individual games. It is an interesting topic and the rules & principles of gaming could make the children and young people eager to engage in most of the educational activities they used to find uninteresting or too difficult.

The game-based techniques encourage competition and self-improvement among students. The video game language can be used to reframe the traditional activities of the school.

Gaming can be positive for school going children

It is not just in-school gaming that is beneficial, but all gaming activities can be positive for children.

  • Gaming is a social activity
  • Improves thinking skills
  • Improves reading skills
  • Helps relieve stress
  • Allows individualized learning
  • Teach new technical skills
  • Helps in cognitive development
  • Make children happy
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Increase leadership skills

Gaming for education

The educational gaming is $1.50 billion industry and it will increase to around $2.3 billion industry in the next five years.

Video games are getting involved with the education sector, but most of the parents are neglecting this as a good source of education for their children. But it is true that they are shaping the world of education and this will continue to happen in the coming years as well. SimCity game has been transferred to SimCityEdu which is completely inclined to teach the students about systems and environmental effect. Another game, GameGuru, teaches the students to predict the motion of particles based on Newtonian physics.

The schools will also replace the examinations as the teachers will realize the importance of game-based assessments. The children require deeper learning skills which is an important factor to consider.

Gaming impact on motivation and engagement

By encouraging and praising the student, the gaming software can develop confidence and motivation to continue with the given task. The students take the game learning as more enjoyable and exciting as compared to the traditional way of learning. The student does not get bored as in traditional learning. This allows retaining the memory easily and understanding the basic concepts.

When students play games, they want to play more and are more engaged. They pay more attention to the game till the time they reach the target. The game is able to change the state of the mind as the students become more aware of the relationship between the tasks and their real life.

The children feel a sense of humor while playing games as they are able to change their mood and are entertaining as well. Most of the traditional studies are quantitative in nature, but game-based learning is totally qualitative.
Motivation and engagement created by the game-based learning directly impacts on learning outcomes. Academic achievement measures do not completely measure the potential of children.

Gaming impact on student’s attitude to learning

Games are able to promote positive attitude towards learning. A cooperative structure is better than the competitive structure towards mathematical learning.

The learning attitude is beneficial for both the male and female students. It is expected that the innovative approach not only improves the student’s knowledge, but also foster their daily habits.

Gaming – The future of learning

The world continues to change how we communicate or entertain ourselves. Schools and parents may benefit from the growing world of video games.

Games help create an educational future for the children where they are deeply engaged and excited with what they are learning from them. They are able to develop new learning skills on their own. It is just the beginning to explore the potential of video games among children. It is the right time for the educators and the game developers also to build a new paradigm for the education of children. Beyond teaching, video games also offer information about how well a child is learning and improving the skills.

From all these trends it is quite obvious that Gamification and gaming will soon become an essential part of the education sector.

Author Bio

Keval Padia is a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing android game development company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.

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Google Launches New App Approval Process – What Developers Need to Know

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Google has come up with a new app approval process for the developers who wish to upload their apps on the Play Store. Before publishing the apps on the store, the developers need to get the apps ready, test them and prepare all the promotional materials.

The changes to the Play Store policies will affect every Android developer and they now have to wait for the apps to be approved by Google after submitting the app on the store.

Android App Publishing Process

The Android developers need to be aware about the changes made in the app store in order to improve the quality of apps in the Google’s market.

The Android market of applications has reached a million people in around 200 countries and has differentiated itself from Apple by allowing developers to upload their apps on the app store without any review process.

Publishing the app

It is a general process that makes the Android apps available to the users. The developer needs to perform certain tasks while publishing the app.

  • Preparing application for release

It is a multi-step process and allows the developer to configure the application for release. They need to build, sign and test the release version of the app. They also need to make sure that the application resources are updated and included with the application.

  • Releasing the application to the users

The app can be released through an app marketplace called Google Play. But the developers can also get the users to download their app directly from their own website as well.

They may also release it through an email as well, but the users mostly avoid downloading apps from the unknown sources.

Policies and agreements

The Android developer need to follow the program policies set by Google that are accepted while registering.

Quality test

You need to make sure that the apps meet the basic quality expectations and they target all the major Android devices. A test environment can be set in order to test the apps.

Google Age-Based Rating System

Google has also announced a new age-based rating system for Android games and apps as well on the app store. They will now use the scales provided by the given region’s official ratings authority.

Google do not want to reject the apps and the Android developers need not to worry about this. They only want to have control over the quality of the apps before they reach the user’s mobile devices.

The new rating system will make the Android developers to complete a questionnaire related to the app or game’s content before it is published. The developer will take a single questionnaire that is based on the level of content in the app and at the end they can activate the ratings for different territories.

Google is working with the International Age Rating Coalition bodies (IARC) along with the local ratings bodies on the new rating system. Different countries may have different content ratings that are appropriate for different age groups. The new system will allow the developers to categorize their apps for the right users.

The existing apps that have not taken the questionnaire will be marked as unrated on Google store and they may get blocked in certain countries.

Google will implement the system for all the apps coming in the next few weeks all across the world. This change will give the developers an easy way to communicate ratings to the users and this helps them to receive better app discovery and engagement.

Things to know about the new approval process by the Android developer

  • Questionnaires

A human touch has been added to the approval process. A questionnaire needs to be submitted by the developers before the submission of app for the reviewing process. This will help deciding the age rating as well.

It is necessary for the developers to provide accurate responses to help the app to be discovered by the right users. After a successful approval, they only need to retake the questionnaire if an update has changed the content of the app in a way that it affects the previous ratings of the app.

  • No malware

The developers are worried about getting their apps rejected by Google. The developers with quality apps need not to worry, but the rejection rate of the malware apps will increase and the apps will be suspended that violate the Google’s policies and agreements.

This will make a healthy environment on play store and it is great for the developers as well as the users who are concerned about the quality of the apps.

  • Existing apps

In order to maintain the app’s availability on the Play Store, the developers need to sign in to the Google Play Developer Console and complete the rating questionnaire for each of their apps.

All new apps and updates to the existing apps require completing the questionnaire before they can be published on the store. In the near future, Google will remove the apps from the store that are not rated.

Benefits of Approval Process

There are a number of benefits of the new approval process and are some of them listed.

  • The process is fully automated.
  • It is as open as Android platform.
  • The apps will appear in the stores hours after approving their integrity and the developer need not to wait long like Apple’s reviewing process.
  • The process will make sure that there are no malicious apps and they are not the copy of any existing application.
  • The malicious apps will be removed from the “available to download” list of users.

Factors involved in the app ecosystem

There are basically 3 factors involved in the app ecosystem and everyone will be benefitted.

  • Storefronts

Storefronts like Google need to maintain their own rating system, which can be avoided now. IARC is being managed by global reviewing authorities and Google can focus on their core expertise in order to provide quality apps to the users.

  • Developers

Developers will enjoy a hassle-free age based rating system that was difficult in the past and was performed by different agencies. The ratings generated by IARC are global and can be used anywhere in the world.

  • Users

The users are the biggest beneficiary of the new reviewing system. They can now safely trust the ratings of the app before downloading them to the mobile devices. The rating system is globally trusted now and they have chosen the most appropriate apps and games for the users.

Participants of the new approval process

Here is the list of all the participants with Google.

  • ClassificaçãoIndicativa (ClassInd) – Brazil
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) – North America
  • Pan European Game Information (PEGI) – European
  • UnterhaltungssoftwareSelbstkontrolle (USK) – Germany
  • Australian Government Classified Board

Google started with the app approval process weeks ago, but no one noticed. This means that the process is going pretty well. This has helped them to spot the issues before an app goes live on the app store that would have previously led its removal from it after users have already downloaded it.

There will be more details in the dev console about the status of the app and the developers will also be able to see the reasons for the rejection or the approval of the app on the Play Store.

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Keval Padia is a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing android game development company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.

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Is the Time Right for Enterprise Mobile Apps?

Enterprise apps are on the rise and with the advancement in technology the development of enterprise apps has changed a lot.

The way, the developer creates the app depends on the need of the app. The requirements differ for every app and it depends on the type of app which platform would be the best for the development of the app.

There are very less number of developers which are developing enterprise apps. But there are now signs that there are benefits of the employees in developing the enterprise apps. This is the perfect time to re-develop the mobile and the enterprise apps for the organizations.

It is true that the applications have become smarter than before. There is a lot of exciting features coming in the mobile devices and most of the features have become a standard for all the mobile devices. People are mostly using their mobile phones to do all the tasks which were mostly done on the desktop computer in the past. In the earlier days, people used to avoid themselves from sharing any confidential information like bank account details, etc., but now this has changed a lot. Nowadays, even the most critical and the secure information is being handled by the mobile phones and the apps very smartly and efficiently.

People are using their mobile phones to pay their utility bills, to buy things online, to browse the web and doing many other tasks that have become very simple due to the smartphones. Even the most sensitive industries like financial institutions are using these smartphones to transfer very secure information over the network. Apps have helped the industries to grow more efficiently by using cost effective methods. This is the only reason for the extensive use of smartphones today. The easy access to everything has made the smartphones and the tablets, a necessity for everyone.

Choosing the right enterprise app from the app store

It is very important for the organization to choose the best business apps for the employees. The organization should also look for the best apps and they also need to determine what kind of business tools are required by the employees.

App management is also important in any organization. If the organization prefers to develop their own apps, then they need to hire the required developers for this as well. But if they do not want to hire a development team, then they can get the business apps from the app vendors as well. This will also help the organization improve their productivity with the current number of employees only.

Users of the enterprise apps

It is important to understand that who is going to use the enterprise app. The organization should be clear with this that the users who are going to use these apps are the full time employees or not. If they are the full time employees, then the organization can simply get their smartphones, already provided by the company, to get updated with the business apps. This is a very cost effective method and can be followed by any organization.

In the coming future, enterprise apps are going to be the core elements of every organization. And without these, no organization would be successful.

Enterprises building the mobile apps

The following scenarios directly show that the enterprises are getting involved in building the mobile apps and they need them immediately in order to succeed in their business.

  • Building custom apps

Most of the organizations prefer to build the custom apps for their organization. Various business needs can be handled by these custom apps, which may or may not be possible with the already built apps. The custom apps can be focused on any area, depending on the type of requirement.

Xamarin is a new technology that is extensively using the Android and iOS SDKs in Xamarin platform. This is one of the most preferred platforms for building cross-platform apps. Developing an app used to be the most tedious tasks, but now it has completely changed. A number of apps are built in less time.

  • Backend services

Backend services are becoming very common these days. Enterprise integration problems have been solved by the backend services available nowadays. Security is also being handled by these services and it also allows different users to authenticate the system with different credentials, thus making user authentication more effective.

Security in enterprise apps

Security has always remained a big question among the organizations. Security was not there in the past, but nowadays, with the advances in technology, organizations have started considering mobile devices as secure. Most of the organizations are involved in sending very crucial information on the network without any issues.

Techniques are being developed to monitor the systems involved in leaks and breaches. This is true that mobile devices will never be completely secure, but still there are great chances that the organizations would prefer to go for the use of smartphones, rather than using desktops for accessing the web due to their many advantages. Security is now considered as an opportunity to explore new techniques. Even if someone in the organization lost his or her mobile device, then there are ways to remotely wipe-out the data from the mobile device. This is also one of the reasons for the extensive use of enterprise apps in an organization in the future.

A lot of exciting new features are coming in the smartphones with each passing day and there is a lot more to come in the near future. It will be a drastic decision to not use the mobile services by the organizations. This is the exact time to use the enterprise apps by the organization.

It is the time for the companies use the mobile devices for everything they can with these handy devices. There is nothing in the mobile devices that can stop the organizations to not use it. It has become a necessity and the organization will never risk anything by using the smartphones.

Let’s hope a bright future for the organizations that are going to use the enterprise apps in the future.

Author Bio

Keval Padia is a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing mobile game development company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.

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