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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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The shape of things to come in app development

Nowadays the primary activities like shopping or booking a taxi are done with the help of mobile apps. So where do you think the app development will stand in next 5 years?

Ok Google

The shape of things still to come in the future course of time for app development is talked about in this article by the mobile app development company Mallow Technologies.
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Guide to design user friendly and intuitive mobile apps

For mobile app developers across the world it is very important to design a user friendly and intuitive mobile app interface so that the user does not face any hassle while maneuvering around the app. When you are conceptualizing a mobile app’s User Interface, it is vital to bear in mind some main points such as lucidity of interface, uniformity, user friendliness, etc.

Mobile apps, Octal Info Solution

Most of the mobile app users are not very verse with technology. Their level of expertise is far below that of the makers of the app. A common mistake which a mobile app UX/UI designer does is placing all the users at the same pedestal. The level of expertise varies from one user to the other. Novice users usually take more time to move through the app, they usually commit touch errors and they are unsure about functionality of every button. On the contrary expert users move quickly through the app and they have a definite path set in their mind.

So, when you are designing an app’s User Interface, make sure that it is competent enough for the expert users and at the same time informative as well as simple for the new users. Follow the guide that the mobile app development company Octal Info Solution has written here.
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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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ECMAScript6 features every JavaScript developer should be aware of

ECMAScript has emerged as a standardized scripting language which is implemented by JavaScript, ActionScript, etc. ECMAScript 2015 or more popularly known as ES6 is by far the latest version. We are no more oblivious to the fact that JavaScript on the server is gaining momentum and the same can be used for desktop (Chrome apps), native Windows 8 apps as well as myriad native mobile apps.

Algoworks ES6

The mobile app development company Algoworks has listed here a few updates of the ES6, with the upcoming time ECMAScript is bound to have a tremendous impact in the world of web development.
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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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The perfect time for user acquisition? When the hackathon’s over

Hackathons are a great place to work on a side project, meet like-minded hackers, and get exposure for your work. Beyond this, most developers don’t consider hackathons a great place to build their app’s user base — but they should.

Microsoft Hackathon

Online hackathons like Hack Productivity (the writer of this article), Microsoft’s challenge to build apps that help businesses and organizations do their best work, give developers a long window of time to build a polished application. But more than that, they provide an opportunity to connect your software with the right users.
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Do not let your users abandon your app

Smartphones or to be precise the mobile apps that house the phone have become an inseparable and integral entity of our lives. Each and every mobile app out there faces a cut throat competition. Standing on the bleeding edge of technology, each app competes for its target audience’s attention and a set of loyal users who stick on to the app.

app abandonment Algoworks

A shocker! 95% of the mobile apps get abandoned! The mobile app development company Algoworks has a lot of expertise in mobile app development, so let’s look at the top reasons for the abandonment of mobile apps as per their knowledge.
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CES 2017 overview

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) recently wrapped up and while there were a few standout pieces of gear and technology, the overall feel was one of evolutionary rather than revolutionary for mobile app developers. Human-sized drones and smartwatches did not take center stage this year, instead the spotlight was on tech that pushed the boundaries of interaction and integration. These apps, products and systems served to further blur the line between simply commanding or operating a device and developing a working relationship with it.

CES 2017

This year there was a heavy emphasis on the smarhome apps. The idea of having your very own “Jarvis” a la Marvel’s Tony Stark is no longer a far-flung idea of fiction. Thanks to devices like Google Home, Apple HomeKit and Amazon’s Alexa (which is leading the pack) homeowners can not only physically interact with their home, but talk to it as well. These quasi-AI devices are continuously learning the behaviors, preferences and nuances of the homes residents. Then by talking to their devices, users can control their various smarthome apps which can range from lighting, DVRs, robot vacuums, home security systems, phones and cars. And this list of smart appliances is only growing. Appliance and device manufacturers like Whirlpool, LG and Samsung are already developing and producing products that will integrate with smarthome devices and apps like Alexa.
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