iOS 10 – All New Features Coming to your iPhone

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iOS 10 arrives with a bang at WWDC 2016! The new operating system for proprietary Apple products offers some pressing elements for that are supposed to make all other iOS versions look bleak. Well, while it is being called as the most advanced and feature-rich iOS release until now, you have reasons to become enthusiastic about it. Let us have a look at the offerings made by this latest iOS release.

How big is it?

Apple is calling it to be their biggest release so far. But apart from the fine-tuned, bolder and bigger design elements what are there to call it so big or grand? Well, we are feeling still a sceptic. Actually, in this sprint, Apple concentrated primarily on addressing glitches, fine tuning earlier features and making few design elements bolder and beautiful. Is this enough to call these iOS release grandest of all? Well, we are not sure yet. But obviously Apple after several years made some significant changes, at least design-wise. More beautiful maps, enhanced photos for reliving memories, power of Siri unleashed for a number of apps and many other elements became better and bigger with iOS 10.

The evolution of Home App

iOS 10 has offered a new ‘Raise to wake’ feature that will be able to wake up the lock screen as and when it is lifted up and thus the user will be able to see all the notifications and updates. The notifications also look better and with the 3D Touch capability responding and interacting with them will be a lot easier now.

The evolution of Home App and lock screen is one of the most discussed things in the new Apple launch. Actually, the home app symbolizes a new approach for the burgeoning and increasingly demanding phenomenon of Internet of Things.

Siri is more powerful

Siri has become more power packed with the new iOS 10. iOS Developers can do a lot of things with Siri. More third-party apps will now have access to Siri. You can give Siri commands to make another app act or react the way you want. Already an array of messaging apps has been included among the list of supported apps for Siri.  From messaging apps like WeChat, and WhatsApp to VoIP calling apps like Uber, Runtastic, Runkeeper, MapMyRun, and Skype have been listed for Siri support. A number of apps will certainly join soon. With Siri taking control of most of your apps the user experience is certainly going to have a big push.

Apple Maps getting better

Apple Maps in the new OS has become a lot better in terms of design and usability. Now the map app is more proactive than ever. The map will offer more predictions and suggestions according to the user context and search. The Map app UI is cleaner and easy to interact now. The new Maps is more proactive with a lot of predictive stuff. When searching through the Maps you will be offered the nearby restaurant suggestions. On top of that, the app will offer real-time traffic information. In case there is a lot of traffic in a route, Maps will guide you to the alternative route and show you the time that can be saved approximately. Actually, the new Maps has been given a lot of features and look and feel attributes of Apple CarPlay. The best part is, Maps is available for other apps also. Other apps also can make use of the extensions of the apps. For example, you can book and pay a restaurant, a cab ride or keep track of your ride just within the Map app only.

Music app got revamped

Finally, Apple has taken some proactive steps to fulfill longstanding demands of users in revamping the music app altogether. There is a ‘download’ section within the app with a special design that will offer more sense of space on the screen. Apart from that, the new music app for iOS 10 will have a new ‘For You’ section to create curated playlists of choice. There is also a new lyric feature to get a look at the song lyrics at the time of listening music.

Messaging fun with tappable Emojis

The message is one of the most popular apps on iOS. The new message feature will allow users playing videos right in the middle of a message. Most important of all, emojis are back with a whole new look, feel, and contextual usage. From now on, words that can be replaced with emojis will be highlighted and with just a tap you can put in the message.

Apple TV remote app

Apple in the new iOS 10 also introduced a new remote app for the Apple TV. According to Apple, lot of Apple customers had a long-standing demand for a dedicated app to control and operate Apple TV remotely just as it is done through Siri. This app in the new iOS is a step forward to making the OS more friendly and proactive towards IoT. The app can be used for touch input, voice-control through Siri and offers controls through a motion for playing games on Apple TV. Besides all these, the user can make use of the regular keyboard for entering text.

Apart from all these, the most important feature of the new Apple TV app is that the downloaded app gets automatically available across iOS devices. That means when you download a game in iPhone it becomes available in your TV as well. This is how the gap between tvOS and iOS is bridged through this new app.

Author Bio

Keval Padia is a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing website development services provider company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics. He has recently launched a WordPress Plugin called Save Contact Form 7.

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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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Could Apple Watch’s new game change the face of mobile gaming?

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June is finally here and after selling out more than a million copies in one day, Apple fans around the world will be eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new gadget through their letterboxes this month.

The Apple Watch has been making headlines ever since it first went on general sale in April, and whilst some reviews were great, some were not as favourable about the newest release from the creative genius of Jonathan Ive. Available in three models, the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Sport and the somewhat extravagant Apple Watch Edition, the gadget serves primarily as a notification device which works best with other Apple products.

One area that the watch fell short on however was its gaming offering: obviously, with a watch face that’s just a few millimetres across in size, we can’t be expecting to shoot down bad guys a la Call of Duty.

However, in response to criticism about the watch, one savvy games developer has decided to produce a game that is specifically designed for a gadget of such a size and capabilities. Step forward, Runeblade, the new fantasy role playing game that sees players entering into a mystical realm to ward off evil spirits.

Unlike many other of the 3,500 apps now available for the Apple Watch, this is one that does not rely on another Apple product to function to its full potential. Developers at Everywear Games are describing it as “Twitter-sized entertainment” and the principle is the same – short bursts of excitement, for 10 to 15 seconds at a time.

Everywear Games CEO Aki Järvilehto said: “If you look at the dynamics of similar platforms, it’s always been games and entertainment that make us feel passionate about these devices.”

What’s more, staff at Everywear Games are also clearly on the money when it comes to game genres. Popular television shows like Game of Thrones have only served to catapult the fantasy genre to the top spot for gaming fans, and this has been exemplified in many other industries such as online gambling – at Slotocash, for example, their Orc vs Elf game is proving particularly popular with online players. But does this mean that mobile gaming is to undergo a huge change in the future?

While many of us will be used to playing mobile games on tablets, smartphones or even ‘phablets’, it’s another kettle of fish to play a whole game on a tiny watch device. However, for bursts of fun of only 10 seconds at a time, this could be just the kind of pint-sized fun that today’s gamer is looking for.

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Cleanmaster Application – Indirect Contributor of Smartphone Improved Performance & Security

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In a era of Mobile centric application revolution, the investment dynamics moved from voice feature centric mobility devices to converged feature supporting increasing data usages by end user. In context of India where more than 300 Mn plus internet user’s attracted major investment in more or less all segments under the NCPR categorization. In lieu of that mobile operator’s also jumped in bandwagon and started developing their own VAS centric application as well as collaborating with Smartphone players to get the data plan integrated to acquire data user’s at much lower end.

The economics and design KPI’s of Smartphone players are changing every day with very stiff competition w.r.t specifications, meeting end consumer adoption trend and pricepoint between homegrown domestic player’s such as Micromax, Karbonn, Intex, Lava with the likes of Lenovo and Motorola, Xiaomi, HTC, Samsung, Sony, LG, Gionee and others.

The stiff price war between Smartphone players attracted Smartphone players to look towards the application providers who is looking for the active user’s at one end whereas Mobile Operator’s to acquire data user. It’s being observed that many Smartphone players went ahead and embedded applications in order to gain recurring VAS revenue to manage their profitability in a declining Smartphone price segment where the data bundling also helped Smartphone players to get into collaboration with Application providers on Cost per activation model.

The free Data plan also helped many application providers to use indirect approach to reach out to different segment of user’s . The mesh ecosystem also impacted the end user device performance as majority of end user’s are not aware of mechanism to manage their data usages, application management as well as not aware of RAM/ROM initiated indirect impact on devices

Based on the survey done by e2einfotelanalysis (p) Ltd, www.e2einfotelanalysis.com across Metro’s, CircleA, B and C, it is shocking to have the followings

  1. How to clean Temporary Memory – 25%
  2. How to manage RAM- 20%
  3. How to manage ROM – 23%
  4. How many knows about the background running App – 5%
  5. How many knows how to manage applications -18%
  6. How many knows the reasons of battery heating/drainage initiated by Application – 10%
  7. How many knows how to kill an open applications -16.5%

and many more.

The survey was carried out in three categories of end user’s such as Prosumer’s, Consumer’s and Fresh entrant.

The queries thrown towards different category of user’s is centric to common understanding of one’s mobility product and how to manage their preferred, rarely and non interesting applications/games usages. Unfortunately, the prosumer classes were in most confusing state whereas consumer’s which relies in handset pricepoint raging from $ 65 to $130 are most cautious one regarding device due to limited specifications w.r.t RAM, ROM and Battery size.

Interesting, we observed that 35% of the device had Cleanmaster applications which typically cater User Privacy, RAM/ROM management, Internet usage management, Device Security, CPU cooling tool, application management and many more.

Team also made following observation about devices carrying Cleanmaster vs. non-Cleanmaster centric devices

  1. User having Cleanmaster in their device had more downloaded application and managed their applications in seamless process even in device specification having 256/512 MB RAM.
  2. The CPU heat level was lower even though user was using multiple process compared to similar specification based devices without Cleanmaster application
  3. The Battery lasted 30% more than non-cleanmaster device but having same mHA battery. Please note that the survey team made sure that network coverage for both the devices are in same environment with decent level of signal strength
  4. Retention % of Cleanmaster App user’s are higher than other similar product due to user interface and attached touched process management
  5. In a overload RAM/ROM scenario, Cleanmaster application attached devices user manages to free up around 15%/28% RAM/ROM respectively whereas non Cleanmaster device centric user’s tried many other similar applications but deleted it after few days to weeks
  6. Many More

The above survey gave us the confidence to recommend Cleanmaster Application to manage one’s device to increase the speed, response turnaround time, Internet usage/speed, privacy, better RAM/ROM management to use devices effectively and efficiently, Internet cookies management , Battery performance in an indirect way. The most interesting part of Cleanmaster Applications is the attached giftbox from user can download range of Local and International applications but to maintain the privacy of Indian user segment, Cleanmaster application only send notifications related to feature compared to attached Giftbox which makes this application truely impressive. The above assessment also indicate that Indian Smartphone player should be given tools/applications which is centric to device awareness and usages of the same should enable user’s to use their device longer with less or no maintenance. It is ultimately going to help Smartphone player device footfall in their Customer Care related to Battery drainage, RAM/ROM overload attached device crashing, Device heating etc.

 About the Writer

Devendra Prasad have 22 Years of diverse ICT experience and currently spearheads e2einfotelanalys private limited and Vibrant App Center Private Ltd. After spending considerable time in Telecom Equipment, Providers, Device Manufacturer space coupled with strong Analytical and Technology Space, moved on with its own venture. He is involved with Product development, Strategic and tactical positioning of his organization. He is pioneer in Distruptive Innovation segment with his well known contribution in Enterprise Mobility, VAS, Thread Innovation, Alternative Revenue Stream Mechanism, Reverse Eagle Eye Analysis. Starting his venture with vision and conviction helped him to win many trusted and long lasting partner. Mr. Prasad is BE from BIT’s Ranchi and MTech in Mobile Communication from Aalborg University, Denmark.

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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.

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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GetMeCab Launches “Lowest Price Guarantee” Campaign

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getmecabGetMeCab, a leading cab operator in outstation cab travel, has launched a “Lowest Price Guarantee” campaign for the upcoming holiday season. The offer comes in the form of a guarantee to customers, that they are paying the lowest price available for booking any outstation cab. If any customer successfully finds a lower price elsewhere, GetMeCab not only offers their ride at the lower price but also pays to the customer the difference amount, doubling the benefit. With this offer, GetMeCab wants to ensure that its customers get access to best prices in no time.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Sanjeev Duggal, promoter of GetMeCab, said, “The market has long been unorganized when it comes to booking taxis and tour packages in India. The nature of this business is such that the service providers have historically been very opaque and opportunist about the pricing. Lowest Price Guarantee is not just an offering but our first step towards bringing a paradigm shift to pricing trends in cab service industry.”

Currently active in 11 cities, GetMeCab intends to introduce the Lowest Price Guarantee movement across all its major markets.

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Zomato and Uber artner to provide enhanced experience to diners

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Zomato-UberPlanning to dine out but no ride? Don’t worry !! Now thanks to a partnership between Zomato and Uber,  book an Uber right through your Zomato App in 27 cities across 13 countries – namely – India, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Indonesia, New Zealand, The Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Turkey, UAE, and the United States.

Zomato, the global restaurant search and discovery app, and Uber, the smartphone app that connects riders with drivers for on-demand transportation, have announced a partnership that will help both products bring more to their users across the globe.

Zomato will bring the seamless Uber experience to the Zomato app, enabling users to book cabs to the restaurant they are planning to eat at. Users will see the option to Uber right next to the address of the restaurant. In addition to seeing the estimated fare and how long it will take for the Uber to arrive, one will also be able to choose the Uber service that best suits one’s need.The feature has already been made available to Zomato users in London and South Africa, and will now be rolled out to users in these other key markets.

Speaking at the launch, Pankaj Chaddah, Co-Founder and COO of Zomato, said, “We’re constantly looking for ways to make every meal, for everyone, a great experience. This partnership makes eating out more convenient with the Zomato app connecting to Uber services seamlessly.”

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World’s First Virtual App Store Platform in Hybrid Cloud : Mylifezy.com

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delux elite logoMumbai based hybrid public cloud app solutions provider Deluxe Elite Infosolutions Pvt Ltd has launched the Mylifezy.com social app. This app lays the platform for businesses and professionals to communicate and interact through different apps.

At present, the app store is in the beta stage with fewer applications and clients for diverse domains. It also focuses mainly in three sub categories, which are communication, m-commerce and realty sector, with the hope of expanding its scope in the near future. M-Store App, Subscription App, Testimonial App, Yellow Pages, Profile App and Venue App are the applications available in the freemium model at present.

Mylifezy.com aims to provide several massive benefits for its users. Linking professionals and businesses through apps, connecting available apps with third party apps, ability to connect through any device, platform or technology, high-end social interactivity are some of the principal advantages of this platform out of many.

Speaking at the launch, Mr Viraat Kothare, director of Deluxe Elite infosolutions Pvt ltd, said:”This high-end virtual app store has its own space in many social networks such as Facebook, twitter, Pinterest and Google+ to educate the public on its advantages and potential. When considering the growth potential of the site, it is obvious that it could grow in both quantity and quality. The dynamic Mylifezy.com team expects to invent many user-friendly and advance upgrades to their top-notch app store.”

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Is the Time Right for Enterprise Mobile Apps?

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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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The Best Ways to Get Innovative Ideas for Your Next Mobile App

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There has been an enormous increase in the numbers of paid downloads and free app downloads over the years. Especially the free app download is going to experience unprecedented enormity in the years to come and is expected to reach the figure of 211.31 billion downloads by 2016. The size of the market will be almost 77 billion dollars by 2017.

As the market clearly poses it to be a lucrative one, every day developers are coming up with excellent apps which are going strong as far as revenue generation is concerned.

With the booming prosperity, marketing gurus are popping up everywhere with their unique ideas to sell an app successfully. But all of these starts with a simple idea, and there is a serious dearth of resources, at least on the visible surface, as far as capturing the next big thing is concerned.

Those hopeful entrepreneurs, funders and promoters who are scouting the market incessantly to know and find out the ways of success will definitely get this blog useful

Is it the Idea or the Execution

Do not worry if you have not been able to come up with radically new, groundbreaking ideas. When Google started its operation, Yahoo and MSN were already there in the scene. But Google did things differently, understood the consumer preferences well and focussed upon the ease of operations. What came out was phenomenal. Almost everyone nowadays considers Google to be the pioneer in the domain of search engines and not its predecessors. The way a small start up like drop box far exceeded Microsoft, or the way Uber changed the thinking around app based transportation network are great examples of excellence in execution rather than in innovation.

The Idea store

Is there anything such as the ultimate idea store where you go click and get an idea from. Well, not exactly, but there are millions of places to get the sketchy and notional concepts from. Following are such a few.

Reddit

Reddit has got such a strong algorithm that nothing passes it by. Although you will get mostly half baked concepts here some of it would really have the potential of making it big. Along with the ideas you will get ready suggestions and comment that will help to have a holistic consideration of every pros & cons before you start working. The threads that can really become useful are as follows:

  • The Mobile Subreddit
  • The Ideas Subreddit
  • The Mobile app ideas Subreddit and etc.

The good thing about Reddit is much like Facebook, it also allows the publisher to test an idea and validate his presumptions through the upward or downward voting mechanism.

Facebook

Undoubtedly Facebook is omnipresent. Now more than getting a definitive idea about an app Facebook helps to understand your Target Group and derive their interests and demands that eventually become drivers motivating you to make an overall plan.

This is how you need to operate Facebook for this specific purpose

  • Once you log in , click the rightmost drop down
  • Select the fourth form the top and click on Manage Ads
  • You will be redirected to Ad Manager section
  • You will choose Campaigns
  • Clicking that will redirect you to Audience explorer

Audience Explorer – Here you can select the particular geography where you wish to run your analysis and for further classification you can select the demographics as per your wish.

Now finally clicking on the likes tab will take you to your final destination where you will get an exact idea about the consumer preferences of your target segment.

For each category you will get an exact idea of what your target group wants.

For example, if you want to develop an app around sports you will get to know what the favourite games among your target segment are or who are the players celebrated the maximum.

Once enough insights are generated you can start stitching up the elements and make a wholesome plan. The best thing about Facebook is that you can even test your idea at a very basic & non functional level and get an idea of how the app is supposed to work.

Quora

Quora, though is based on a simple reddit like mechanism to follow a particular thread, the way it differentiates itself from others is the presence of resources. The celebrated Hollywood actor as well as serial app investor Ashton Kutcher, venture capital tycoon Marc Andreessen, founder of Wikipedia Mr. Jimmy Wales are some of the names whom Quora plays host to. You will get long and well thought out answers from specialists of different areas alongside information on probable revenue channels

Crowd funding platforms

Crowd funding platforms though are primarily meant for raising funds through web channels, people with excellent ideas for apps often go unnoticedfor they fail to generate required funds. Therefore keep on hunting through ideas successful and unsuccessful, old and new, live or dead. Follow sites that experience greater number of campaigns like Kickstarter or Indiegogo.

In a nutshell, if the development of an app is compared with film making, getting your idea tested is comparable to the entire pre production where you engage into activities like developing storyline, seeing your location, choosing your actors and much more. Therefore quintessentially development of ideas is the phase where you win or lose more than 50 or 60 percent of the battle.

Author Bio

Keval Padia is a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing website development and iPhone 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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