Your last interview was published in 2015. On what great apps has Agile Infoways been working on since then, and what are your mobile app development company's biggest plans for next year?
Since 2015, we have been working on several “Rewards” based application with wallet integration. Our idea was to develop something which can touch larger number of users. We have developed these apps :
Our next year gigantic plan is to join the world of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. We have already started working on it with Taesan VR Hub
If you had to choose one category, what kind of app do you think is Agile Infoways’ specialty?
One category would be Real Estate application. Since last year, we have targeted some great real estate firms and developed applications for them. Response from clients has been so amazing that we kept our focus on uniqueness features to deliver the best.
Do you prefer developing mobile apps with native language, hybrid or web?
We usually prefer native platforms for mobile app development. It is the best as hybrid apps still have some limitations at some point.
Which app has been the biggest challenge for Agile Infoways?
GL Deals: on initial level of development we had limited data in database, so there was no delay in fetching all the data from the local database. But as the size of data increased the time of fetching the data from local database was also increased and the application became very slow and annoying.
To overcome this issue we have set indexing to all tables. On some tables we had set multi indexing to get the data faster. We have replaced maximum sub-queries to the inner-joined or outer joined queries so the execution time of the query can be decreased. Also, we put the logic for deleting those records from local database which became deactivate on the server side.
Some of the mobile app features are:
Last time we spoke, you said “I would rate iPhone 6 and Samsung S6 as the best in the market right now due the cutting edge technologies used by them”. A lot has happened since then. What would you answer now?
This year, Moto G4 Plus won the slot of best mobile device released in my opinion. It has everything that a person wants: 16MP laser camera, 5.5inch screen, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, fingerprint scanner and an awesome processor. and all this in $300 USD. What else do you need?
What do you think will be the biggest smartphone release in 2016 and why?
OnePlus 3 will be the biggest smartphone release in 2016. Why? The answer is simple: the OnePlus 3 does most of the things as (or even better) than Google's phone, and it costs $70 less. From its smoothly finished, gloriously fabulous chassis to its super-sensitive and reliable fingerprint reader, the OnePlus 3 is a class act.
Despite the low price, OnePlus has squeezed in a monster roster of components that sees it stretch out a huge lead over its mid-price rivals. Its Snapdragon 820 processor, huge 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage are unmatched at this price and its 16MP camera isn’t half-bad either.
It’s the battery life that really seals the deal, however, with stamina that will last you all day and into the next. It’s so good that it almost matches the Samsung Galaxy S7, a phone that’s $260 more expensive.
Besides smartphones, what mobile device do you think is worth having first?
Beside Smartphone the worth having mobile devices are wearable bands like Fitbit, Garmin Vivosmart, Msfit Shine... These are the new face of smartdevices to keep track of your whole body to stay healthy. The right activity tracker for you will be based on your individual needs; whether it is accurate step counting, reliable sleep tracking or 24/7 heart rate tracking. There's definitely something for everyone in the market.
What do you think mobile devices will be able to do in the future that they don’t do now?
Smartphones may have already reached the peak for their screen resolution with Apple’s ‘Retina Display‘, which actually provides a resolution that is sharper than what the human eye can perceive. Yet, even now, we still want more. Mobile companies are now moving from 2D to 3D for the smartphone screen. At present, we have a couple of 3D smartphones in the market such as the LG Optimus 3D, the Motorola MT810 as well as the very first Samsung AMOLED 3D. So what happens after 3D?
Well, the next path could possibly be holographic projections. In essence, holographic projections will mean a combination of 3D and projections from the smartphone. If you want to talk about the potential of holographic projections in smartphones, it’s great. 3D displays can be integrated with elements of movements when it comes to user interactions with the phone. For example, you can resize your photos by using your hands to ‘pull’ or ‘compress’ the holographic photos that appear in front of you or move objects by ‘grabbing’ them from one place to another.
What smartphone feature could you not live without?
I think instant communication feature.
Texting and calling are two common ways people use their smartphones to communicate, but with apps like Whatsapp, Skype, Facebook and SnapChat increasing their popularity, it’s no longer about simply calling or texting someone. You can send photos, instant message or even video chat. It has not only become a part of social life but as well as for business communication also. People nowadays do business on these mobile apps and this is increasing day by day.
Is Agile Infoways adapting to the new technologies and devices coming along?
Of course Agile Infoways is always in search of technologies. We have already start working on VR and AR.
What advice would you give to anyone with an app idea who didn’t know how to get started?
The first step would be to do research and enhance the idea. Every application concept first appears as an idea and then goes on paper and finally on a mobile app platform. We have seen some similar concepts succeed in a short span of time. UI/UX designing and execution is a key part behind the success of any app. If you have a clear concept and functionality, a right team will work like Midas touch.
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