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Andorid KitKat – Get Ready for Google’s Latest Android OS

The ardent android community from all over the world was in for another amusing surprise as Google made the name of its latest version of Android Operating System public knowledge. The brand new Android OS is going to be known as – wait for it – not Key Lime Pie but KitKat! Yes the same KitKat which we have loved munching over all of our childhood.

Although it was fervently rumored that the new version will be named Key Lime Pie, but ultimately KitKat got the cake. Sundar Pichai, an executive of Google confirmed the same with the post on the company’s official page on Google Plus. KitKat is a famous wafer chocolate which is owned by Hershey in the U.S. and by Nestle in the rest of the world. Although nothing has been revealed about the partnership between the two brands, it has been divulged though that no money have been exchanged in this process.

Just a sweet tooth obsession or cross platform marketing?

We know it is not just us who have notices the alphabetical succession and sweet tooth dessert obsession of Google in naming the different versions of their Android OS systems, but KitKat merely an addition to Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean or is there something more underneath the skin? While a major chunk of online community is rather amused at the choice of the name, others are able to sense the symbiosis and cross platform marketing of this latest development.

The new KitKat cover carries the green colored android mascot of the latest OS, along with the marketing message to win either a gift card or Google Nexus 7 tablet. This comes in addition to the fact that a new AndroidKitKat statue is now installed in the premises of Google. Pichai confirmed the same in his post as he wrote,

“On my return from Asia, I was also thrilled to find this guy waiting to greet me on the front lawn — love the new #AndroidKitKat statue and can’t wait to release the next version of the platform that is as sweet as the candy bar that’s one of our team’s favorites :).”

Pichai also took this opportunity to announce that the company has surpassed the one billion mark of activating Android Devices.

So what do you feel about this latest buzz in the field of Android OS Development? Are you excited about the new features? What do you think about this name anyway? Let us know your opinions about this update in the comments section below. We await your comments.

Image Source Sundar Pichai/Google+

 

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5 Essential Ingredients for a Great Website

Even with all the technological developments and improvements in the fields of web services, a great website continues to remain elusive to website seekers. One can have a good website – pretty design, impressive functionalities, but how do we separate the grain from chaff in the world of website design and development when there is presumably no difference between the two?

If you have been confronted queasily by the same conundrum, well worry no more. We are here to discuss about the significant components that makes up for a unique, riveting and a great website. The research has been based on the market research and our own experience as amongst the leading offshore web development company. Please continue reading to discover these 5 elusive secrets for a great website.

Amiable and Impressive Aesthetics

The design aesthetics of your website often prove out to be one of the most critical elements of the same. Design is the first feature a user notices and unconsciously responds to while going through the website. Even with the content and usability and other features being right in place, should the website fail on the aesthetics front, the website would not recover from that blow.

User generally takes 3 seconds before developing a perception about the website, and you cannot capitalize on the same 3 seconds which your website gets as the benefit of doubt, in the absence of a sharp, competitive and cutting edge web design.

Good quality content

Haven’t we all heard in the online world, content is the king? Let us just consider this age old adage of web design and development and ensure that nothing but only the best quality, relevant and meaningful content goes live on our websites. While good quality content is indispensable for to have a great website, the converse also holds true – you may expect the rankings of your website to nose dive into the bottomless abyss, in the absence of good quality content.

And while we are talking about the content of, it is important to ensure that its quality, dialects and style is attuned to the target audiences. Keep the content colloquial and informal if your website is dealing with products and accessories for teenagers. And the content shall be thoroughly professional, formal and sharp while dealing with professional organizations.

Uber Simple Usability

Usability is an attribute of the website which allows the visitors on the web page to easily comprehend and navigate the website. Within the first 5 seconds of clicking on your website, or within the first two clicks on the page, whichever takes less time, the user should be able to get the entire gist of the website.

Various techniques such as a good navigation bar, XML site maps, and a user centric professional design go into ensuring that the website is user centric and easy to comprehend. Thus, you should either organize the contents of your website well, thinking from the point of view of the users, or hire a web development company to do the same for you.

Performance metrics

A website is often developed with certain clear cut and defined objectives right in place. It is not like playing darts in the dark. Hence have thorough objectives against which you would adjudge and administer the performance of your website. Albeit it is important to remain realistic while setting performance goals and objectives for your website, at the same time, the objectives must inspire you or your team of website admins to push off the limits.

Also, get certain analytical tools such a Google analytics etc right in place, to gain significant information about the performance of the website.

Regularly update your website

Lastly, amongst the most essential attributes of a good website is how refreshed and topical the website is? Hence, review the content ever so often, weed out any broken links, and keep it updated with recent and fresh content. A good way to ensure the same is via a weblog on your website.


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Ghost – A New Open Source Blogging Platform

 

If there is one news which has caught the fancy of all and sundry in the world of blogging and online publishing, it is the buzz surrounding the development and the release of Ghost. Just a blogging platform, as actively touted by the developers, the final stages in the development of this platform was expedited by the Kick starter fundraising campaign, which was welcomed favorably by the online community. What does this open source publishing platform has which has got the backing of some of the most renowned names in the world of Web design and development? Find out below and also discover other little known facts about this particular platform.

 

The Origin of Ghost

The idea of this publishing platform was particularly conceived by John O’Nolan, the famous and adroit designer and developer, who was also the deputy head of the UI Design, WordPress from the year 2009 to 2011. In the past 10 years, WordPress has enjoyed an amazingly successful run and it is difficult for any publishing platform to replicate its success story. However, O’Nolan realized that the platform is losing the essence of the simple blog publishing which it was initially supposed to do. That, and the quest for a rather feature rich and user centric and easy to use blogging platform gave rise to Ghost.

The idea behind Ghost is to take away any complexities, improve the back-end techniques as much as possible and allow the bloggers to concentrate on their core area, which is publishing.

The New Features of the New Platform:

Given below are the few exciting new features that this platform promises to serve. Read ahead to know more:

 

  • A JavaScript Based System:

Originally Ghost was supposed to fork off the old WordPress but soon the developers decided against that. The system makes a complete shift from WordPress in the sense that it will be based on Node.js as against the PHP of WP. This development will make Ghost amongst the first ever publishing platforms, which are totally based on JavaScript. And yet there will not be any steep learning curve, should the developers want to make the change from WordPress to Ghost.

 

  • A User Centric Dashboard:

How many of us actually use the dashboard of WordPress or Blogger? Chances are, if we really are not that tech-savvy, we simply suffer through the various tabs of the dashboard and inevitably end up doing most of the work manually. Ghost takes care of that. It allows the users to effectively control their blog via dashboard and makes available various important information and analytical data regarding the subscriptions and traffic to the blog.

 

  • A Markdown Editor:

The creative professionals, unless they are trained in technology too, have a certain level of aversion towards backend coding and anything remotely technical. Besides, while writing, we need to know how it appears, whatever that we have typed so far, so that we can plan ahead accordingly. Opting for the preview of the content ever so often wastes a lot of time.

Well, not with Ghost, not anymore! With its brand new Markdown editor, bloggers don’t have to opt for any manual coding, and with simple tags and use of characters, they can easily manipulate the aesthetics of the presentation of the blog.

 

  • An Easy Mobile Access:

The platform also offers an equally easy to use and feature rich mobile app which allows the bloggers to draft and upload the content while on the go. So, the moment inspiration hits you, get your tablets or smart phones and write your way to glory.

  • Simplified Search and Sharing:

Ghost does not challenge your peace of mind by compelling you to download a host of plugins to share your content and rank high on search engines. Just connect your blog with your social networking account and enjoy good rankings on search engines with this uber simple platform.


 

  • A non-profit open source initiative:

Perhaps as a measure to avoid any future acquisition, like Yahoo acquired Tumbler recently, O’Nolan has made one of his most ambitious projects as a non-profit endeavor. The money raised by the platform would be used in further enhancing the platform. While this one attribute might not of be much utility to the end term user, they can at least be rest assured that at least the commercial entities now would not get to boss in and change the face of the original platform.

This was all we had about the new and rather hyped blog publishing platform – Ghost. Share your views about the same with us on the comments section below.

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Value Adding Web Application Outsourcing Services by Xicom

We dwell in a day and age where technology changed even before we can take hold of it. Hence, it becomes quite a task for the business owners to manage and maintain the applications, given the rapid changing nature of the present day technology. Owning web applications which add significant value to the business and are well under the budget, have now become quite an overbearing task. However, no having the perfect applications at our disposal would invariably result in needless burden on the core staff, plummet the productivity and shall endanger the quality of the output.

As the leading IT Outsourcing Company in India, it has been one of our ambitious endeavors to provide exceedingly up-to-date and smart web applications, which assist the corporate houses to meet the challenges of their business environment and discover the best of the human productivity and technical excellence.

Below, we shall provide you with the brief snippets of our web application development solutions and capabilities:

Product engineering solutions – we provide our clients with a fine amalgamation of product engineering and global delivery model, which enables them to stay ahead of their competition.

Excellent and much sought after cloud solutions – bringing your business closer to the IT capabilities, we provide fault less cloud computing solutions.

Managed IT solutions – in our enriching existence spanning over 10 years, we have provided our various clients, including the Fortune 1000 companies, with excellent managed IT solutions.

Dedicated teams model – our very own DTM model gives enough liberty for the clients to have various technical resources at their disposal.

Application outsourcing services and Xicom edge!

Being one of the top-notch Web application development companies, we have developed various client servicing models and processes, which allow our clients to completely concentrate on their core business areas while we take full charge of the entire development project, without a glitch. The web application outsourcing services offered by Xicom yield the following advantages to the corporate houses:

Unparalleled technical expertise:– For a successful web application development, the technical expertise assumes the role of paramount importance. At Xicom, we are blessed to have the teams of some of the most excellent and talented application developers, who have mastered various technologies. Having an average experience of over 11 years, our self-driven and passionate developers have mastered various development technologies such as Asp .NET, Java, Ruby on Rails, SharePoint, LAMP solution, various open sources and CMS solutions, and mobile application development platforms like Android and iOS etc. With Xicom, you get the team amongst the 150 highly competitive technical experts, who are regarded to be best in the industry.

Engaging and self explanatory user interfaces :– With over 11 years of experience in developing web application for our offshore clients, we almost intuitively come up with well planned user interfaces which only add value to the core management functions. Our designers and developers work hard to provide systematic layout, AJAX based interconnectivity, and self explanatory UI to all of our applications.

Scalable applications:– We at Xicom understand that the needs are subjected to change. With our well laid development models and vision, coupled with a deep routed understanding of the industry, we are able to offer highly flexible and scalable solutions to our clients. Our applications are without a doubt poised for future growth and expansion.

Cost effective solutions :– owing to the geographical location of ours, we are able to offer much advanced IT Outsourcing services at exceedingly competitive prices. Businesses benefit from our moderate pricing, quick turnaround times and unmatched technical expertise.

In a day where web applications are as important to a corporate entity, as neurons to human body, it is highly paramount that you own one, or plenty, to elevate the potential of your enterprise. Get in touch with the Xicom Technologies to receive thoroughly scalable and excellent web application solutions for your business.

Enterprises Gear Up For HTML5 Supporting Java 7

The Java based community rejoiced as Oracle finally brought in the latest version of the Java Platform, the EE 7 (EE standing for Enterprise Edition), which endeavors to include support for HTML 5 applications, respond to the enterprise demands and augment the productivity of the developers. The Java EE 7 Software Development Kit (SDK) download of the latest edition is available on Oracle’s website.

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The version focused on the enterprises is principally deployed on servers. The new features of EE 7 version include JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) which supports the relentless transferring of data and WebSocket communications, and both of them provide for developing HTML 5 based applications. During the Webcast introduction of the latest version Java EE 7, the vice president of development at Oracle, Mr. Cameron Purdy quite confidently said “This is the ultimate platform for building HTML 5 and mobile apps.”

Commenting on the latest features and future prospects of Java Software Development with the latest up gradation, Al Hilwa, an analyst with IDC observed

“Java EE 7 brings this widely used enterprise framework to the modern age of HTML5 and also brings significant improvement in developer productivity that will have windfalls in code quality. In this age of the polyglot programmer, Java EE 7 will allow Java to remain one of the most widely deployed technologies for server applications on the planet.”

Talking about the capabilities, Java 7 boasts of the 2.2 capabilities, along with complete markup support for HTML 5. Also, with smart capabilities for batch programming, the tasks requiring longer inputs of time and effort, such as the large enterprise scale applications, can be easily administered by a Java Development Company, and the concurrency utilities render higher throughput to the same.

As for the developers’ productivity, the latest version has introduced APIs which are much simpler to use, such as the Java Message service 2.0, and also the requirement for labyrinthine boilerplate codes is simplified by JMS API. Besides, both NetBeans IDE and Eclipse offer complete support for Java EE 7 tooling.

However, all of these features are going to leave Java developers who are expecting cloud capabilities, high and dry. As of now the cloud capabilities are deferred unless the subsequent release of EE 8. The silver lining in this case is the inclusion of resource definition metadata, which makes the future of introduction of cloud computing into Java, a bit more optimistic.

Let us know what you thought about the latest version of Java in the comments box below.

Secret Revealed: Talisman to Outsource Your App Development

Looking to take your app idea off the ground? Don’t stroll in the precarious path without working out a proper strategy for application developed. First and foremost, try to sketch a draft. The earlier the better, as it would allow you to overlap the development of the application with the development of the design. If you are not good at programming, then try to outsource app development. You can hire an app developer from number of good places such as elance.com, odesk or skill pages and other vocation facilitating websites. Once you have a list of developers, short listing and finalizing the best one is a perplexing activity.

Nevertheless, here are few tips and tricks to help you outsource app development.

Try to get as much bids you can: Always collect a handful of bids as it will provide an edge to bargain with the developer. Yes! Quality should always precede price, yet, to have a couple of choices in hand is always good.

Shortlist developers who have hands-on experience in similar applications to the one you desire. They must have worked on common programming applications. Do cross check their work uploaded on their portfolios. Steer away from developers without any portfolio.

Connect with more than an email with your developer. Try to have a face-to-face interview session. In case, it’s a distant possibility, try to create visual connection for better interaction quotient. Prepare some questions beforehand so that you can focus on the answers of the developer rather than thinking of which question to ask next. Moreover, virtual or in-person interview facilitates trust building and compatibility.

Set Milestones: In case, you hire an app developer who has worked for hot-shot companies such as Sony, Century Fox, Pixar to name a few, then there are high chances that your work might shift to lowest priority whenever these companies have a new application to be developed by the concerned developer. It is imperative to set milestones and deadlines before signing a contract with any developer.

Always go for proper documentation. Studies have revealed that many people overlook the importance of documentation in application development. Documentation specifies the deliverables and ascertains that the final output will have all prescribed features and codes. It facilitates the developer to have a better understanding of your requirements and provides you with a benchmark to check the developed application.

Maintain regular communication with the developer and demand for a reporting timeframe which can be in hours, days or weeks. Don’t assume that it’s the sole responsibility of the developer to develop the application. Your inputs and suggestion will not only keep the developer in check but would also ensure that any defect in the development process is identified and rectified beforehand, thus, saving your time as well as that of the developer. One must evaluate aspects like interface, testing, bugs as soon as the initial framework is developed.

With these aforementioned tips one can effectively decide to outsource an app developer without any fears of this decision backfiring on you. This might be not the only way but it for sure “highly effective”.

Contact us for any assistance with your application development requirement or to hire dedicated apps developer on flexible hiring plans.

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Awaiting Microsoft’s Office for iOS and Android? Wait Until 2014!

Over the past one year or so, we all have been ears to numerous speculations about Microsoft Office making ‘the big launch’ on Android and iOS platforms. And if you are one of those avid Office suite users, you must be keeping pace all this while with any updates relating this news. Why not? After all, aplenty users are hungry to have a bite of the accessible and workable mobile version of Microsoft’s Word processor. But it seems that it will take Microsoft another year to serve your appetite.

According to a recent report, the iOS and Android versions of Microsoft Office, may not surface until the fall of 2014. According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, who’s got a chance to sneak peek into the actual roadmap devised by Microsoft, Outlook for Windows RT as well as Office for iOS and Android will surface in the mobile marketplace during the fall of 2014. This happens to be a year and a half away, by the way, farther away from what anyone could expect or hope. As noted by Mary, this roadmap which is codenamed as ‘Gemini’ indicates the following:

Gemini Wave 1.0, Scheduled for October 2013: In this phase, Windows Blue App will get updated

Gemini Wave 1.5, Scheduled for April 2014: Windows phone support refresh, Office RT refresh, Office for Mac and Perceptive Pixel support

Gemini Wave 2.0, Scheduled for October 2014: Release of Office for iOS and Android, Outlook RT scheduled

Windows official refrained from commenting on this roadmap, but Mary’s sources reveal that this roadmap was devised as recently as the beginning of 2013.

Amidst all this, it is essential to make a mention of one thing- very recently, i.e. in last October, a Czech subsidiary of Microsoft made an alleged promise that the launch of Office for iOS and Android devices will take place in 2013. However, Microsoft backed off from this promise. In an official statement the company accepted that the information shared by its representative in Czech Republic wasn’t accurate. It also refrained from making any further comments on the matter.

Disappointed? Don’t Be!

The news isn’t that good after all. It might have caused a wave of worry and disappointment amongst users and Android and iOS developers alike. But according to Ms. Foley, there isn’t any point in giving up on hope so soon. After all, release calendars and roadmaps are extremely flexible and subject to change. She notes that even after shipping targets in roadmaps, things can change and do change quite often.

Let’s hope that being hopeful helps and the iOS and Android versions of the Office Suite are released soon. After all, a year and a half is a long way to go!

Culling the Apt CMS for Your Next Online Venture with Xicom

In the wake of open source era, businesses are exceedingly switching from their old school websites to highly responsive CMS based websites. CMS or content management systems are modern-day web management arsenals that have taken over the role of dedicated developers and programmers. They have simplified the painstaking process of web content management, and given the control back into user’s hand- your hand. However, before you don the boss’ hat and switch you business site to an open source CMS platform, you must address a few crucial concerns. Firstly, how do you determine which CMS is right for you? Secondly, of all the available content systems in the marketplace, which one is the best?

Well, choosing the right CMS can be a tough grind. You need to ensure that you rely upon a platform that renders a balanced mix of aesthetics and functionality. After all, these are two defining pillars of an enticing online presence. When in a fix, it is best to consult an expert. Xicom has an in-house team of adept strategists who analyze your business requisitions and thus suggest CMS solutions that can heighten the growth of your online business venture.

Which CMS Will Work Wonders For You?

Before you start winnowing the right CMS for your business site, there are handfuls of things you must be mindful about. These are things that you must seek in the new platform that you are about to choose. Here is an overview of some must-have features of an adept content managing system.

1. The CMS must be easy to use and install.
2. The admin interface should be user-friendly. Steer clear from geek-friendly CMS.
3. CMS must be highly flexible so that you can incorporate any new feature and functionality at any time.
4. Template manipulation must be simplistic. If customizing the template happens to be painstaking, you might need to hire experts.
5. The support of a helpful user community helps you in comprehending the functionality of the CMS in a better manner. Thus, it becomes necessary.

Although, there are many things that you must consider before plunging onto any particular platform, but the aforementioned pointers are the most important.

From the Array of Options, Which CMS You May Choose?

The web marketplace has an array of choices when it comes to CMS, but it is wise to stick to those, which users across the globe use most frequently. Amongst all, four CMS have emerged as the most favored choices amongst both developers and end users, which are enlisted below:

1. WordPress: Over the years, WordPress has come out of its image of a blogging platform and successfully emerged as a highly robust and scalable CMS. With features like intuitive backend and WYSIWYG editor, WordPress has become an ideal platform for developers across globe. If you wish to adapt this CMS as the support system of your blog, WordPress development services at Xicom help you in doing the same. Expert WordPress developers at Xicom render impeccable solutions such as website development, theme customization, and blog development and migration services.

2. Joomla: Joomla happens to be the most popular CMS available in the marketplace. Based on MySQL and PHP, this platform is famous for a relatively simple backend and dropdown menu. If you wish to leverage the benefits of Joomla to your business portal, Joomla development services from Xicom will serve the purpose. At Xicom, you can avail an array of Joomla services including components development, template development, theme customization and maintenance and support.

3. Drupal: Drupal is the most functional CMS available today. It comes laden with enticing features that let you edit content directly on the web page. Moreover, the best part is that you can extend the core of the CMS in a hassle-free manner through easily available extensions and plugins. In order to harness the maximum potential of this platform, Xicom renders Drupal development services that facilitate development of highly functional web portals.

4. Magento: This effective content management system leverages features such as virtue cart to your e-commerce portal. If you are planning to set up a new online store, then Magento is a one-stop solution. Magento development services rendered by Xicom include solutions like extensions development, template customization, e-commerce development, theme development and data migration.

Content Management Systems are serving as the lifeline of emerging web businesses. These open source wonders are leveraging impeccable features to business portals, enhancing their functionality as well as visibility over the web. So, if you are planning to launch a new web venture, choose a suitable CMS and make the intelligent move.

Why Choose Xicom Offshore Experts Team for Microsoft .Net Development

As the sector of information technology is advancing to new levels, software development is taking a new fold. Amongst the different development languages taken into use, dot net has become one of the finest languages favored by majority of developers across the globe. For development of business, it is important to make use of software, which can help a company in enhancing its functioning in a multi-faceted manner. With advancement of technology, an array of software solutions is available in the marketplace which aid businesses in augmenting their growth in leaps and bounds.

As the demand of software development outsourcing witnesses an upheaval, innumerable offshore companies are setting a foot hold in the IT arena. But as they say, there can only be one ace and Xicom Technologies Ltd. duly suffices this saying.  Xicom has emerged as a global market leader, rendering qualitative services in the arena software development and Outsource .NET Development for over a decade. Over the years, Xicom has evolved with the changing technological trends and made itself adept with the expertise of developing customized software that suffices the needs and requisitions of companies as well as individual vendors. Companies from across the globe are outsourcing their software development projects to Xicom in order to attain numerous fruitful services and benefits.

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Why Xicom Surpasses Other Providers?

Global clientele has continually favored the software development services and solutions rendered by Xicom for several reasons, which are mentioned below:

Cost-Effective: The software development services rendered by Xicom are available at cost-effective pricing as compared to other software vendors. This is because Xicom in-houses a team of adept .Net professionals who are skilled to develop asp.net applications in-budget and on-time.

Modern Technology: Xicom Technologies Ltd. is making use of high-tech technology for developing its software solutions. With use of modern technology, process of customizing software becomes highly efficient and 100% hassle free.

Timely Delivery: Xicom is recognized amongst its global clientele for timely delivery of solutions and applications. The strategists and developers at Xicom are trained to develop qualitative applications while adhering to the delivery time frame rendered by the client.

Can Handle Bulk Projects: Software development pioneer Xicom is capable of handling bulk project requirements with ease, thanks to the capable in-house team of 150+ proficient developers.  This makes the services of .Net offered by Xicom unique.

The USP of Partnering Xicom for Your Software Development Ventures:

Along with the various aforementioned advantages, there are numerous other reasons for which global companies outsource their development projects to Xicom. These reasons are mentioned below:

Globalization: Xicom has comprehended that the real meaning of globalization lies in development. As technology is advancing, Xicom is reaping the most out of it, thus making it a favored choice to offshore .net development and other software ventures.

Dedicated players: The ASP.Net MVC Development professionals at Xicom are dedicated towards understanding the requisites of clients and rendering qualitative solutions accordingly. Each client enjoys Individual attention and solutions are rendered according to their need and requisition.

Expertise of Xicom

As an offshore .Net development company, Xicom has expertise in an array of services, which are mentioned below.

  • Project Planning and Management
  • Design, Analysis and Architectural patterns
  • Prototyping and Demo
  • Developing Sequential diagrams, Use Cases and Class Diagrams
  • Development and optimization of database designing
  • Performance Tuning and Debugging

ASP.Net developers associated with Xicom are having the expertise in handling complex projects in a hassle free manner.

Services Rendered by Xicom

The ASP .Net developers associated with Xicom have the skills and expertise required to carry out the development work flow in a streamlined and unique manner. Below mentioned are some of the services, which are rendered by Xicom as an offshore development company.

  • Customized Packages for .Net Development
  • Consulting services for ASP.Net
  • Development of Web Applications
  • Migration of Software Applications
  • Design Evaluation of .Net
  • Web provision of .Net
  • Application development through .Net

Xicom is having the technical capabilities in providing user interface layer, data layer, advanced programming and application tools. This makes Xicom a one-stop solution for all major Microsoft.Net Development needs.

Fed Up With Periodic Outsourcing Obstacles! Here Are Resolutions

It is natural to face issues while outsourcing your jobs to remotely located developers. Almost every business organization passes thorough this phase of outsourcing obstacles. You just need to keep calm & cool to focus on eliminating these issues in a managed and productive manner. In this way, you should follow each and every step of outsourcing process precisely. Your haste in completing or overlapping the steps will result out as the unproductive completion of your outsourced project. You should follow some precautions in selection of remote developers. As a thumb rule, you should crosscheck the credentials of your selected developers to avoid contracting with fraud developers. Further, you should ask your coder about the frequency of online communication and daily progress reports.

 

Some of the key obstacles and their solutions are mentioned below; you can read and understand the way to eliminate these issues.

Make You’re Coders Understand Your Requirements:

Often, business organizations do not give heed to convey their exact needs to hired remote developers. This comes out as the inability of remote developers in spite of their will to serve you with utmost dedication. For this purpose, you as a business organization should always make your coders understand your needs. For example, you can ask for specific technical knowledge in your hired candidates. It will help your remote coding agency to get you the most capable developers for your job. In this way, you should not get satisfied just with their efforts of sufficing your needs. You should move onto the next step after proper completion of appropriate developers and hardware related requirements.

Quality Assurance to Augment Your Business Growth:

Check with your outsourcing service provider to know if they have a dedicated quality assurance team. Do a thorough analysis of the QA services rendered by the outsourcing firm, especially documentation and tracking. Check whether the quality standards are compatible or not. Ensure that you cross-examine everything before the application is released in the marketplace.

Don’t Let Others to Steal Your Ideas:

It is highly important to keep your project secure and unique. It is the most common instance in terms of offshore web development projects. It happens usually. You just need to make arrangements to secure your creative ideas from others. For this purpose, you can sign a non-disclosure agreement with the offshore software development company. This company should have a policy for security management of their client’s projects.

Communicate Competently, Don’t Hesitate:

You must book your communication sessions before finalizing the deals. In this way, you should inspect the communication skills of your web development team. Further, you should ask your remote coders to have specific tools for communication. You should take the written assertion to ensure periodic review textual or video chat sessions with the people involved in the project. Apart from this, you should define the most suitable communication means and approve the application of those tools in communication.

After reading all these solutions, you can save your software development outsourcing project from common obstacles of outsourcing. These tips will help you in finding the right offshore development agency to development your web development project in compliance of international software development projects. You just need to follow these tips precisely and do not need to be in some haste of completing your project on a short notice.

Xicom Technologies Ltd.

Founded in the year 2002, Xicom is a CMMI Level-3 & ISO 9001:2008 certified offshore web development company with a strong team of 100+ highly skilled IT experts, catering result-oriented and cost-competitive solutions to SMEs across the US, UK, Japan, Australia and many parts of Europe.