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4 Ways to trim down iPhone app size

When the internal storage space is at a premium, download restrictions are bound to happen. That’s the issue with iPhone devices. Since OS doesn’t allow external storage, you ought to make the most out of available space on the device. These constraints are further compounded by the OS taking up 4 GB space and basic apps requiring nearly 4-5 GB of internal space.

iPhone app Octal Info Solution

This limitation poses severe challenges for iPhone app developers like the top mobile app development company Octal Info Solution. They need to trim down the app size to a bare minimum to sustain the competition lingering in this landscape. Hence, lightweight mobile apps become a necessity for the users, and developers need to pull up their socks too.
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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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Google promotes progressive web apps now

Google continuously proves that it not only has the ability to go toe-to-toe with the best in the industry, but that it never stops pushing the boundaries of what is possible. The last couple of years we have seen consumers gravitate towards the mobile experience. To cope with this Google has been planning and testing out ways to blur those lines. But, with their latest rollout, Google has finally pulled the trigger and introduced a way to seamlessly merge the web and the mobile experience.

progressive web apps by Google

The feature is known as Progressive Web Apps, and as the name suggests it is supposed to take the web app experience to a whole new level for users and mobile app development companies. Web apps have been around for a while now, but they were second class citizens, at best, on most devices. When created, web apps were relegated to the home screen, appearing as just another icon. However, with this update Google allows web apps to take their rightful place with other full applications. For mobile app developers, this means that web apps also live in the app drawer and have the same notification controls. This level of integration has previously been unheard of.
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Progressive web apps are the new pack mule of mobile internet

Progressive web applications (PWA) have achieved heaps of acknowledgments since its launch. Owing to its popularity, the mobile app developers have been at ease time while deploying their creation, without giving out on User Experiences. Mobile app evelopers are exerting the Google assisted progressive web apps in providing eccentric products for the viewers to exploit. These apps make use of the latest innovative technologies of the app world to create the perfect coherence of web pages and mobile apps.

Seasia, Progressive Web Apps

In layman terms, for the mobile app development company Seasia infotech PWA is basically a mobile website, though made as an application building. This form of app feels, works and acts like a proper mobile app. Cheers to the latest decline in the app installation by the users that the app developers have reappeared with such wily ideas for them.
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AppFutura Report: Future apps must work on over 100 different devices

The Mobile World Congress 2017 has prompted AppFutura to release an annual report on mobile app development with keys to create a mobile app with the collaboration of development companies worldwide. Main conclusions show that apps will have to be more dynamic and adapt to the increasing number of devices and technologies available, still far from the mobile market full potential.

AppFutura Annual Report 2016
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Sharing economy apps

For all that is said about how computers, the Internet and the digitization of interactions are alienating from their fellow man, there have been developments that have purposely brought people closer. Social media is undoubtedly one of these developments, so has messaging mobile apps, but so too has a host of mobile apps that are bringing users together through basic commerce. Users buy, sell, rent and trade with each other, offering spare rooms, entire houses, their cars and even parking spots for their cars. These mobile apps have digitized the bartering system of old, made it as fool proof as possible and has made it ridiculously simple to use.

Sharing economy apps

The academic term for this is collaborative consumption and it refers to how an individual can use various digital platforms to bring to the marketplace a previously untapped reserve of assets, whether that be physical goods, skills or services. The apps that have been created upon which users can participate in this collaborative consumption are colloquially known as sharing economy apps.
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Messaging apps are king

When text and SMS messaging first came out it was outright mocked by some people. Why would I send someone a message when I can just call them? Fast forward to today and it seems like the exact opposite is true. Nowadays people are more reluctant to engage in an actual real live conversation, rather using typed words and chat style conversations is the preferred method of conversation. Unlike vocal conversations, digital conversations can be delayed at will. Entire dialogues can be put on pause and resumed at a later time. The conversation can be traced word for word and everything is recorded on the chats history. Nothing is rushed, everything is remembered.

messaging apps

Text messaging used to only allow a single device to communicate with one other device at a time. This rang true for SMS services and the first wave of messaging apps. However, that quickly changed as adoption rates increased. Mobile app developers soon saw the potential and opened conversations up to groups of users. What started to develop was not only a discussion between two people but a conversation within a community. This notion grew rapidly and now people from different parts of the world can take part within the same discussion. Businesses studied this idea and were soon testing it as an alternative method of communication within their organizations.
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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.

app store restrictions

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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Ten things to consider while developing mobile apps

“In 2020 there will be a widespread belief that the World Wide Web is less important and useful than in the past and apps are the dominant factor in people’s lives”, so says the Internet, Science and Tech division of the Pew Research Centre. Given the monumental growth in mobile app technologies and the rapid rise in the usage of apps, the mobile app development company Mallow Technologies couldn’t agree more to the above statement.

Mobile Apps MallowTech

With such inclination towards mobile apps, it is an untold pressure on app developers to deliver ‘Best in the market’ apps for their users. So, being developers Mallow Technologies themselves, they would like to quote 10 things that should be considered while developing a mobile app. There are other things that are important as well, but these 10 points are a must. Let’s get into the points.
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Mobile apps crash reporting tools

If there is one thing mobile app users hate, truly hate, it is the moment when the app that they enjoying or depending on, suddenly and mysteriously dies on them. Receiving a message stating “Unfortunately this app has stopped working” is one of the most infuriating messages a mobile app user can receive. There are several dozen reasons why an app would crash but for the user none of them are relevant, all that is going through their minds is that the app or the phone, or both have let them down when they needed it the most. Sadness, annoyance, anger and betrayal are common emotions that rise within a user when they experience such a crash.

mobile apps crash reporting tools

While the user is forced to wait for a system or a mobile app restart everyone else is playing the blame game. Mobile app development companies point the finger at the OS and device manufacturers, and vice versa. Fans of Apple are quick to point out that the Android OS suffers a lot of crashes even though a recent study showed that 62% of iPhones and iPads have been experiencing failures worldwide. For contrast, only 47% of Android devices suffer a similar fate. Fans of Android will try to retaliate and point the finger at iOS, but the truth of the matter is that Google’s own app distribution center, Google Play Services, crashes 10% of the time.
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