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News for developers about Google I/O

Google I/O 2017

The long-awaited Google I/O finally went down recently near the company’s headquarters, the aptly named Googleplex, in Mountainview, California. The annual event is first and foremost a developer conference, but it also had a little bit of something for everyone else. The usual suspects were there; Android Wear, Google Assistant, Google TV and Google Home. There was plenty of SDK talk as well, but all eyes and ears were on the new, upcoming Android OS. The somewhat covertly-named Android O (which will most likely stand for Oreo) is currently in Beta and is set for release later this year.

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Android filters in the new Play Store version

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Have you recently browsed through your installed apps and noticed that you still have Pokémon Go on there even though you haven’t opened it for months? Chances are that it’s not the only errant or forgotten app in your smartphone. Don’t worry, this behavior of collecting and casually forgetting about older or less used mobile apps is not a localized problem. In fact, Google has noticed it as well and believed that it could do a better job at helping Android users manage the apps in their phones. Scrolling through a seemingly endless list of mobile apps, then entering each app to uninstall it, only to return to the main list to continue to the hunt for wayward apps seems like a daunting task, and for many it is. It takes time, patience and attention, all the things that users these days seem to possess very little of.

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How, what and why Android Instant Apps

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Ever since the launch of Android, Google has never looked back and continued to surprise the world with interesting tools, tricks, concepts and updates. One exciting concept that is rowing the present is Android Instant Apps that are all set to disrupt the entire technology landscape.

If interested in reaping the benefits, there are lots for the mobile app developers to explore, experiment and implement in the code. Hitting the headlines since May 2016, the concept is believed to bridge the gap between the mobile web and mobile applications, creating a win-win situation for both users as well as for mobile app developers.

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Launch checklist for Google Play Store

For many mobile app developers, regardless if it’s their first time or their hundredth time, releasing the app that they have been working hard on for such a long time can be very exciting and relieving. The time has finally come to set the idea loose in the marketplace, to see how it is received and what possibilities will arise. Of course, those that have already gone through the launch process know that there are hurdles to overcome before finally crossing that line and publishing the app in the Google Play Store. Familiarizing yourself with these items and how to deal with them makes the process that much quicker and easier.

Google Play Store

Launching an app can actually be quite an ordeal for some people. The hoops you have to go through, the formalities and regulations that need to be endured are enough to dissuade even the most ardent mobile app developers. However, by taking stock of the situation and systematically going through the checklist, by breaking things down into smaller, bite-sized chunks developers can ensure that they hit every step and successfully launch their app into the Google Play Store.
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How much does an iOS or Android app cost?

For any business, especially SMEs, the main concern before initiating efforts for mobile app development is the total cost involved. While this question is fair and obvious from client’s perspective, the answer cannot be the perfect estimated amount of the entire project. The total cost of an iOS or Android app development project depends on the scope of work, technology to be used, resources to go, the timeframe and challenges faced during development process, and above all, the level of features expected out of the final product.

An app cost by Promatics Technologies

Mobile app developers, like Promatics Technologies, are the best bet when it comes to determining the rough estimation as they are the ultimate creators of your mobile app. If the mobile app category is games, the cost can be calculated based on the rich graphics, features, animation development and many other elements. If it is an e-commerce store you are going to run, your mobile app has to be standard, trendy and highly functional, which means good investment.
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Android Wear 2.0: new standalone devices

Smartwatches were hailed, at one point in time, as the next big thing when it came to mobile technology. The industry took the nostalgia from the era of Dick Tracy talking into his watch and catapulted it to the modern age of technology. Everyone is now comfortable interacting with their smartphones, tablets and other hypermobile devices, but for the main part smartwatches have been treated more as a novelty rather than as the powerful and revolutionary devices that they really are. This is especially true when it came to the smartwatches that were being powered by Google’s Android operating system.

Android wear 2.0 by Google

Google created the Android Wear OS for smartwatches.Just like it did with its smartphones, Google has allowed third party manufacturers to create and develop devices that will then run Android Wear. Sounds great in theory, and everyone else thought so. However, as devices were released new challenges faced Google and its smartwatch manufacturers like Samsung. There were two main gripes regarding Android Wear devices. The first was that there really weren’t any apps that were specifically built for Android Wear devices. The smartphone and tablet versions of the app merely sent a notification to the smartwatch in most instances. The second was that in order for the Android Wear device to function, even moderately, the smartphone needed to be in close proximity. Even though the devices look and functioned great, it was not as interactive as a smartphone and the overall user experience was much lower than expected. Google has pressed forward, and with their latest update of the Android Wear OS (appropriately named 2.0), has sought to bridge the gap in user experience and functionality.
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Top app development companies interview: XIS Technology

Shyam from XIS Technology
Shyam Kathuria is the COO of XIS Technology. This top mobile app development company was founded in 2010 in New Delhi, India. It has more than 50 IT professionals and mobile app developers.

Shyam is an MBA gratude with 5 years of Business Development experience, he has worked with top MNC’s and a he is a serial enterpreneur. Here’s what Shyam Kathuria has to say about his mobile app development company XIS Technology and the mobile app development world:

What does your mobile app development company do?
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Top app development companies interview: Indus Net Technologies

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Abhishek Rungta is the founder of Indus Net Technologies. This top mobile app development company was founded in 1997 in Kolkata, India. It has more than 750 IT professionals and mobile app developers.

Here’s what Abhishek Rungta has to say about his mobile app development company Indus Net Technologies and the mobile app development world:
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Mobile World Congress 2017 predictions

This year Barcelona, Spain, will play host again to the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC). Think of it as a coming out party to the global tech industry’s latest and greatest devices, concepts, developments and ideas. That is everyone except Apple of course. The Silicon Valley tech giant is the only manufacturer to avoid the gathering since it apparently maintains a white knuckled control extends even to its ideas and devices. Nonetheless, this year’s MWC will see the like of Samsung, LG, Huawei, Nokia, and even Blackberry (yes it is still alive) showcase their latest wares.

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This 2017, AppFutura will have its own booth at App Planet 8.1 stand A63. Our CEO, Bernat, and our Product Managers, Marc and Montse, will be there connecting with the mobile world, checking out new devices and recording video interviews with all the mobile app developers that come and visit us. Feel free to schedule a meeting sending an e-mail.
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App stores restrictions and filters

We are all familiar with the idea of seasonal cleaning. Taking a day or a whole weekend to finally do away with all the clutter and junk that has built up over the course of months of neglect. The work is often tedious. Methodically sorting out and eliminating things that only serve to weigh everything down or get in the way, takes time and resources. However, the payoff is definitely worth it.

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Mobile OS companies, Apple and Google, have definitely caught onto this idea and ran with it. The two tech giants have definitively cornered the market when it comes to the distribution of mobile apps. No other company out there has more apps in their stores nor has the downloads that these companies boast. Mobile app developers know this as well and they have flocked to these platforms to hawk their apps to Apple and Google customers.
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