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Few tools that will help you in PHP web development

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Today you can easily find plenty of PHP development tools on the internet. With the help of these tools, you can easily build and manage your business portal. These next generation PHP development tools give a web developer enormous power to render innovative and fully-functional features in the websites.

With each passing day, several development tools are added on the web. These tools are not only easy to use but also add unique methodologies to the business models which smoothens the process for the streamlined use. In case you don’t have much technical know-how then you can opt for the PHP web development services that will surely provide you with the desired portal. The best thing about these tools is that a person with little knowledge of PHP development or web designing can use these tools to build their portal in a hassle-free manner.

It will be good that you look out for a reliable and light-weight tool that offers cross-platform support and above all, it should be affordable too. Given below is the list of few PHP development tools that will ease the task of website creation.

PhpDesigner 8: This is the best tool for those developers who want to improve their coding skills. PhpDesigner 8 supports PHP, JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5 and is known as one of the most powerful IDE Editor. It is an all in one website editor that will speed up your coding process and will provide you with tonnes of features and functionalities.

NuSphere: This tool is suitable for those developers who are using PHP, HTML, Perl, JScript and CSS to build a website. NuSphere comes loaded with an editor, debugger, SQL profiler, PostrgeSQL database support. Moreover, you can also find plenty of tutorials and webinars related to this tool. This is a great tool which can use any MVC framework for development.

PHP-CPP: This tool is a library of developing PHP extensions. It’s easy to use classes can be used to build native extensions for the PHP. You can quickly switch from PHP to C++. Moreover, the comparison function is automatically called when you try to compare objects in PHP scripts.

Directus: A free to use PHP MySQL development tool which offers an open-source MySQL database GUI that makes the content management process easy and hassle-free. This tool is quite easy to use and doesn’t require any extra skills for the PHP development and editing.

SublimeText: This tool has a text editor for code, markup and prose. SublimeText’s amazing features and excellent design makes it stand apart from all the other PHP development tools. With just a few keystrokes you can search whatever you are looking for and that too without making any changes in the menu.

Conclusion

In this article, you will read about few amazing PHP development tools which are commonly used by the web development companies. You can take help of internet for learning several tips and tricks that you will help you excel in website development and management.

How to Excel in Android App Development

Android app development businesses seek for higher profits and promising future. The demand for Android smartphones has triggered the demand for hiring professional Android developers in recent years. It has also boosted the developers interest into Android programming. Android OS provides great freedom to developers and access to an ever-growing user base to the app owner.

Android has helped many professionals/ enterprises to develop business apps. As it is one of the most popular platforms across the globe, it gives the app owner an enormous user base. Although burgeoning, Android App development process comes with few major challenges. It can be Software/ Hardware Fragmentation, several carriers, the security issue, patent issue, etc.

So, here are few tricks that will help you in Android App development if you are new in this field.

1. Understand the Android Market

Android market is bigger than iOS. So, try to focus on a huge number of users accordingly. Being an inexperienced Android App developer, you should use Android device as much as possible. Take part in Android community discussions largely. Google+ is the best example of it. Whether an individual or seeking to become best Android App Development Company in future, participate actively in these kinds of dozens of communities, it will surely help to thrive in this field.

Android Application Development Company

Android developers, Android Studio, Android App Design are few best example for it.

2. Maintain Latest Trends

Seldom, Google releases new updates to its current SDK, which provides as a guideline for Android App developers to produce new ways of developing an Android App. Constant updating your Android application, help you to exist in competition and introduce new features. Users highly praise updated applications. This also helps the users to remain at the top of the standards set by Google.

3. Do not ignore User Input

It is one of the excellent ways to improve your app. Users appreciate the application when developers take their feedback sincerely and apply it to their application/s. If users are happy with the existing feedback system, they will never uninstall your application, which is probably, the best thing. And ultimately, as a fresher in Android App Development, you get access to a huge group of people that acts as a medium for progressing your app. What else you want?

4. Follow Android design Guidelines

As an amateur developer, you should follow the full set of guidelines produced by Google. However, it is found that many Android App developers feel shy to use them as this will be notified on the Facebook. But don’t avoid it. The guidelines will help the users to understand the working of the application intuitively. These are designed to keep apps compatible with another and make Android feel and behave as one.

5. Work for Multiple Devices

The best part of Android App development is that Android runs on a variety of devices that have different screen sizes, unlike iOS. As a developer, it is quite difficult for Android developers to test the Android application on every device. To maintain consistency throughout the variety of devices, Android Developers can use density-independent pixels. Android device will then automatically the pixels in adequate amount, thus leading to more consistency throughout different devices.

So, these were some useful tips for inexperienced Android App developers. Many applications fail because the developers behind them got too greedy. Android communities are quite supportive, take their suggestions seriously and you can produce quality Android Applications.

Xicom Tops the List of Best Android App Development Companies, Worldwide by CrowdReviews.com

CrowdReviews.com has announced the list of Top 10 Android App Development Companies across the world and Xicom Technologies Ltd. has secured the first position with an overall score of 47.3. The survey was conducted by the reviews of the customers they experienced during their work encounter with the companies, and the reviews were based on their comments. Clients gave their full contribution and were forthright while expressing their opinion on these firms.

 

Crowd Reviews utilizes its proprietary analysis methodology and in-depth research to identify the leading IT companies, which consistently offer high performance software development services. The evaluation was done across a range of five parameters viz. Review Strength, Engagement Strength, Verified Status, Profile Strength and Reviewer Strength.

On this achievement, we asked the take of Xicom’s CEO, Mr. Rahul Mahajan and he said, “It’s an honor that all out clients deem us fit to serve them, and this would not have been possible without the commitment put in by our team, so a big round of applause to them. I would also like to thank CrowdReviews.com on behalf of Xicom to provide such an excellent platform through which we can directly reach out to those who need genuine services.” He continued saying, “We strive hard to provide robust, interactive and dynamic Android App Development services. We are grateful to our loyal clients for writing true reviews to the survey sites like CrowdReviews.com. It builds a close relationship with them.”

When asked about the key ingredients for their success, he added “The Web and mobile development has inflated so much that there is no particular formula, as the requirements of each business are distinct. So in short you need to improve your tensile strength and meet up to their expectations, and the credit goes to our development team that renders competitive solutions to our customers. I would also like to thank our clients for taking out time from their schedule and shower on us their reviews through firms like CrowdReviews.com. This instills us the confidence to keep up the job.”

About CrowdReviews.com

CrowdReviews.com is a reliable US-based platform that helps software consumers in finding the most suitable software vendors worldwide. The platform openly discusses on the quality of the goods and services amongst the buyers and providers and generate unbiased reviews based on the genuine customer feedbacks.

About Xicom Technologies Ltd.

Xicom Technologies is a CMMI Level-3 and IS0:9001 certified software development company headquartered in New Delhi, India. It has a strong team of over 300+ highly skilled developers to deliver innovative, reliable and secure IT solutions to SMEs across the world. The company holds the trust of over 500+ clients across diverse business verticals.

Now Is The Time To Enter Into eCommerce For Black Friday

A day after Thanksgiving Day comes Black Friday. Thus it is one of the busiest day for shopping, as this day is a holiday in many states. We have almost lived half of 2016 in a such a tech savvy space, where mobile phones are outnumbered by the toothbrushes owned ( Surprising! but true), and you haven’t planned your Black Friday or Cyber Monday moves yet!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the two biggest shopping carnivals of holiday season of November, thus this happens to be the best time to boost your online sales and form a loyal audience base.  This year Black Friday will fall on 25 of November. So, are you ready with you business website to cater ruthless shopping freak customers who can give away anything to buy a particular shoe which will complete their Christmas look?

Why eCommerce?


Now, I am a bit tired of speaking so much about eCommerce. So, this time, I will let numbers and reports do the talking. Mentioned below is the graph depicting the retail sales coming from Online sales, offline sales influenced by web and offline sales in $ billions. It can be seen that there is a considerable increase in Online sales and web influenced offline sales. This corresponds to a sum greater than the offline sales. Therefore, we can draw a conclusion that eCommerce will play a crucial role in the shopping world in the near future.

Progress Report

It’s not just about Black Fridays or Cyber Mondays; eCommerce industry has experienced a full-fledged growth. Talking about developed economies, 65.5 % of total population shops online in US and 57% in UK.

Furthermore, eCommerce is not just confined to only developed countries. Wherein a phenomenal progress has been seen in many countries. Given below is top 10 Global Markets in Retail E-Commerce.

Why this is the right time?

Is your business online? If the answer is no!  then what are you waiting for?

For the shopping season to approach or mid of the year.  If you are moving forward with this mindset, then it’s certainly NOT the right path that you are following. Let us suppose that you have made a very good eCommerce store for your business, and you have launched it just at the time of these shopping carnivals. Who would like to purchase from a newbie website during a festive season when shoppers are in rush to receive their orders right on time. Do not forget that you need time to create your market reputation and make good customer base which comes only by spending time in the market and gradually creating a loyal audience. Being a customer, I won’t buy my Christmas dress from someone who has just entered in the market.
So, do not wait for a time to come, for there is no right time to grab an opportunity.

If you are already online,

That’s a great news! If you already online then you need to check that whether you are ready to handle the this big pressure of these shopping carnivals.
A lot of questions will be raised on your credibility if your website crashes, but if this happens on Black Friday, it will hit your business bad. For an eCommerce website, the blunder of not functioning on Black Friday cannot be mitigated. Thus, it is required that you are well prepared to handled the unbridled traffic on the busiest day for eCommerce websites. In order to stand fortified on that day, you need to check all the vulnerable areas and make them strong.

Your Checklist

Check whether the version of WordPress that you are using is obsolete or not, check the versions of your plugin and also all of your firewalls.

The next step is to check you hosting servers. Those who are using a shared hosting server, then make sure that it do not has any extra load. Furthermore, sign up for content delivery network (CDN), if your budget allows you to do so. Doing so will help you store your website on numerous servers across the globe.
In order to minimise the downtime risk of your website, you need to reduce the strain from the server. There are free caching plugins such as  W3 Total Cache  available in the market which can help you do that.

Mobile apps  a crucible for eCommerce growth

Now that we know that mobile apps have surpassed the web traffic therefore make sure that you have an iOS and a professional Android App Development company for your business.

Do you wish to be a part of this growth?

Everyone is interested in commerce and when eCommerce is achieving such great heights, who wouldn’t want to be a part of this growth. Do not wait for the shopping carnival because this is time when you can establish yourself.

Would you like to join the league of Ecater?

If you are not familiar with the word Ecater, the let me tell you that Australia’s leading 1,000 enterprises and Government Departments rely on Ecater Marketplace for their eatables.
Ecater is one of the top catering website in Brisbane, serving numerous homes, offices and corporate with sublime services.  It was built with a motive to create an appetite for consumers to enjoy food as per their convenience and without the hassle of standing in queue at the restaurant.

How can we help?

Our  eCommerce  development services helped Ecater to build a strong online platform, and now we can see them thrive.  Be it technology or ideas, we believe in optimisation. With this urge to excel we have complete 13 successful years in IT app development field and offer a comprehensive gamut of IT services which is the need of today’s market world.

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Alluring New Features That iOS 10 Has To Offer

According to a latest update iOS 10  was announced for iPads and iPhones at 2016 Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). iOS 10 is estimated to be released quite soon, and operating system offers features that have created quite a lot of buzz in the mobile space.

Here I have brought you the main highlights of iOS 10 that can prove to be quite helpful for iOS app development companies to develop new app and regardless to mention the users who were waiting for new improved features.

1. Raise to wake:

There are times when we desperately need to check in the notifications on our phone. This even helps you to check the notifications quickly on your phone without even touching your home button. Apple allows you to do so easily with its new feature called‘Raise to Wake’. iOS 10 offers an accelerometer that responds as notifies you by lighting up the phone and displaying your notifications as you pick up the phone. Earlier users felt that previous versions of iOS with hyper-efficient Touch ID feature of iphone6S and 6S as this became quite difficult for them to view notifications.

A touch is something that takes the users directly from locked screen to your home screen. From starting to the ending, they are allowed to see the notifications and can get engaged when they to choose.

2. Using Applications via widgets:

3D touch-enabled home screen widget allows you to easily sideline opening up of new apps. iOS 10 offers ample lot of shortcuts to certain functions of the apps. It offers a 3D Touch enabled home screen widget that allows you to sidestep opening the apps completely.

Lock screen of the iPhone will allow the users to display easily data and the notifications that we get from the app.

Apple users can easily get data from the apps and can respond to notifications directly from the lock screen even without unlocking your device. This is 3D touch which is quite good for the development.

3. Updated Map App:

Another proper advancement in Maps as they have been redesigned to make them quite intuitive as well as useful. Maps have now opened up for developers.
This advancement allows you to easily book your Uber as well as use OpenTable so as to integrate bookings in your map using extensions..

4.  The new and improved Apple Music App:

Another development is of Apple Music. There is a change in the interface, and this has resulted in quite simple and the design has also become quite subtle.
This is a ‘Library’ tab that allows you to store your playlists, and also can look for the artists, albums as well as downloaded music.

‘For You’ tab has been given a discovery mix. It also offers a daily playlist curated and also a place to check out what your favourite artists have been posting. Browse tab also allows you to go through top charts, several genres, as well as listed music, etc. Radio tab is catered in more than 100 countries. ‘Now Playing’ tab also refers to Album’s Cover Art,  play/pause buttons, previous button, next button and it also offers a volume slider. After scrolling it down it allows you to see the new lyrics feature – which allows the users to read the song’s lyrics which they are listening to.

5. iMessage became more advanced:

Apple has added new features to its iMessage. It also offers quite deep links. Now you can even share as well as play songs and along with it, you can even share a video link as well as play a video in your chat. The size of the emojis have also increased. Due to which they appear three times bigger. Along with this, you get to have automatic suggestions using which you can easily replace specific words using emojis. Moreover, any congratulatory message or wishes will cover up the whole screen into virtual balloons, fireworks or confetti.

6. Advanced Photo App:

In this OS version, you will now get quite a smarter photo app. The app now uses local, AI detection and facial recognition in your photographs.

7. Improved Phone App:

Apple’s phone app allows you to get voicemail transcription. Your voice mail will then be converted into text that can help you to check it out at your leisure time.

8. Allows you to delete intrinsic Apps:

iOS 10 users are allowed to remove inbuilt applications from their Home screen. Removing the app allows you to remove the user related data as well as the configuration files along with it. Apps such as Calendar, Calculator, iBooks,   Compass, Reminders, Podcasts,  Stocks, Tips, etc. are allowed to remove on your Home screen.

9. New improved Siri:

Siri, the famous voice assistant app of iOS, is also updated and is now open for third party developers.

This will allow you to activate apps that are not Apple’s that supports Siri through voice search. Soon it will be launched for Mac.

Wrapping up!

These were some tantalizing new features of iOS 10 that will lure to switch to this new version. For more updates stay tuned!

All You Need To Know About Custom iPhone Apps

Mobile applications have certainly grown luxuriantly, and the surge has been exceptional in this last one decade. This phenomenal growth in the field has encouraged more and more developers to come up with incredible apps and also smoothen the development platforms such as Android, Java, BREW and several others.

They now aim to design platforms that can render more flexibility to the developers and save their time in developing regular functionalities of an app. This will help to render high quality apps and also has the flexibility to develop the best of all the development. This can help you to create high quality custom apps for the development.

Applications that are based on technologies such as Android,  iPhone, Windows Mobile,  J2ME Mobile, Blackberry, Symbian as well as iPad come under the category of high-in-demand category. Mobile application development has introduced an all new way that has changed the way how people easily communicate, create as well as share useful data or information.

Various business owners now hire several developers that make is easy for them to market their business on mobile devices. Professional iPhone app development for any business can certainly work as a great marketing tool for businesses.  Talking about the popular app category, we know that gaming applications are the most popular apps that are being downloaded, and they are the most used apps across the globe and downloaded by an ample lot of people.

Moreover, with games, the best factor is that there is a saturation level of these games. The best part about gaming apps is that their fever increases very easily and eventually it also fades away very quickly.

Looking at the profitability of this field we can see that there are an ample lot of companies in the market that have joined the field of iPhone Games Development that self-proclaim themselves to render the leaders in game development. However, you need to go thoroughly through their prior work in order to get to know their caliber and then render their services to them.

One can certainly not ignore that people do have a fetish for buying online games and the graph shown below suffices that.

How to retain the users?

Companies that involve in Mobile app development  must actively research on the kind of behavior users show while browsing through their app and in accordance with this they must keep on upgrading their app via launching new features.

Moreover,  we know that there are iPhone applications for various purposes such as business and finance,  corporate, banking for big corporate houses. We now have mobile applications for educational purposes such as encyclopedias, etc. that are made for a different category of iPhone users.

Along with this, we have other apps such as news, weather forecasting, travel,  lifestyle, etc. that are popular among all sorts of mobile users. GPS navigation is another quite an incredible app of which there are several smartphone users.

Software companies are now eying at developing augmented reality based apps as well as wireless internet security solutions.

Mobile application development

Businesses, as well as corporate organization, need a business application that can help them to keep their employees connected. Apple Mobile application development renders easy process that can help the organizations to opt for a network for their employees through their iPhones.

They render an easy platform that can help the employees to smoothen the communication process, share files as well as documents while they are working in the same office that are even at distant locations. For this task, all they need is a professional software development company that can help any business in order to develop a customized application that meets your business expectations.

Why There is A Surge in Enterprise Mobile App Development?

Mobile applications have grown out to play a very crucial role in business development, and that too in different sectors and these different fields are administration, resource planning and also B2C and B2B communications.

Nowadays, we have enterprise mobile apps that are growing out to become the larger part of the software which is being used by several enterprises for covering all the aspect of these operations.

They have emerged as quite an incredible platform that can help the business owners to stay connected. The Internet has enabled access data at everyone’s fingertip and therefore allows them to take immediate actions quite easily. For those who might be wondering whether to go for an enterprise mobile application development or not, we have brought a solution for you. In this blog, we have discussed major points that support why mobile apps are great for enterprises and why one should go for them.

1. Enterprise Resource Planning

All the enterprise operations have now become virtual, and all the credit goes to the software developed for enterprise resource planning has made it easy for the developers to streamline the proper function and helps to gain optimum resources.

Some of the well-known software Odoo ERP, the internal ERP system are quite handy resources that are quite good for the complete organization as they help to get the complete tally of how many resources are utilized within the company. We now have  Java and internet based mobile apps that allow the users to get a hold of the ERP data on their mobile devices even when they are traveling.

2. Managing the content

Content management is quite an important aspect of any business, and this leads primarily to generate data, access it as well as protect it. Moreover, you need to know that the data is relevant only if you can access it on time whenever it is required, when one can access it on mobile devices something which is important.

Microsoft SharePoint and Alfresco that are two platforms that also offer their mobile extensions which can be added to the user devices and after dropping proper authentication, data access is allowed while rendering extranet and internet portals.

3. Managing Customer Relationship

When it comes to customer-centric businesses, market conditions there are quite dynamic, and this is what makes the market trends very obsolete at a quite faster rate. The marketing team thus need to stay abreast with all the sentiments, the sales team must have the capability to reply at a faster pace and in order to manage issues that are related to customers can be easily dealt with customer relations team and  can easily deploy the data as per relevant department and also allows a point for accessing data at a common point.

4. Handling Business Communications

Talking about the communication applications the common features comprises of video conferencing, data sharing, instant messaging,  as well voice messaging and calling. These tools that make sure to render instant communications have lowered the importance of emails and have brought to a secondary position, where quite critical data that include big data files that demand proper documentation are sent easily.

SharePoint and Liferay are quite well-known platforms in enterprise communication applications development. These platforms are great in order to create mobile apps that not only performs well but also can be accessed seamlessly or mobile devices of different screen and orientation as well as desktop computers.  Another common factor in mobile app development for enterprises is that they are designed to make decision-making quite agile in business.

This is quite a  strong motivator talking about all new business operations as well as several businesses that aim to expand and mobile app development is the crux of their strategy to develop a comprehensive business strategy for development. Whether you need to stay connected in a B2B or B2C environment, mobile apps are being used extensively by enterprises so as to manage data as well as communicate all the matters related to business.

Are you seeking a Mobile App Development Company?

Mobile app development needs something which is quite essential for today’s business. With growing competition, we can see that every business owner  thinks of developing a mobile app. This is the reason you need a proficient mobile app development company that can develop the best mobile app for your business.  We being into the business for more than a decade now can help you to develop quite a competitive application for your business.

Feel free to drop us your queries!

Xicom Tops the List of Best ASP.NET Development Companies, Worldwide by CrowdReviews.com

CrowdReviews.com has announced the list of Top 10 ASP.NET Development Companies across the world and Xicom Technologies Ltd. has secured the first position with an overall score of 41.1. The survey was conducted by the reviews of the customers they experienced during their work encounter with the companies, and the reviews were based on their comments. Clients gave their full contribution and were forthright while expressing their opinion on these firms.

Crowd Reviews utilizes its proprietary analysis methodology and in-depth research to identify the leading IT companies, which consistently offer high performance software development services. The evaluation was done across a range of five parameters viz. Review Strength, Engagement Strength, Verified Status, Profile Strength and Reviewer Strength.

On this achievement, we asked the take of Xicom’s CEO, Mr. Rahul Mahajan and he said, “It’s an honor that all out clients deem us fit to serve them, and this would not have been possible without the commitment put in by our team, so a big round of applause to them. I would also like to thank CrowdReviews.com on behalf of Xicom to provide such an excellent platform through which we can directly reach out to those who need genuine services.” He continued saying, “We strive hard to provide robust, interactive and dynamic ASP.NET Development services. We are grateful to our loyal clients for writing true reviews to the survey sites like CrowdReviews.com. It builds a close relationship with them.”

When asked about the key ingredients for their success, he added “The Web and mobile development has inflated so much that there is no particular formula, as the requirements of each business are distinct. So in short you need to improve your tensile strength and meet up to their expectations, and the credit goes to our development team that renders competitive solutions to our customers. I would also like to thank our clients for taking out time from their schedule and shower on us their reviews through firms like CrowdReviews.com. This instills us the confidence to keep up the job.”

About CrowdReviews.com

CrowdReviews.com is a reliable US-based platform that helps software consumers in finding the most suitable software vendors worldwide. The platform openly discusses on the quality of the goods and services amongst the buyers and providers and generate unbiased reviews based on the genuine customer feedbacks.

About Xicom Technologies Ltd.

Xicom Technologies is a CMMI Level-3 and IS0:9001 certified software development company headquartered in New Delhi, India. It has a strong team of over 300+ highly skilled developers to deliver innovative, reliable and secure IT solutions to SMEs across the world. The company holds the trust of over 500+ clients across diverse business verticals.

How Developers can create highly functional Mobile App


As an app developer, especially an amateur, you’ll possibly want to know the tactics that could help you in developing a unique app model to stand apart from the crowd. Simply put, to become a successful app developer, it is imperative to build something that can help you get instant recognition. Of course, a mobile application designed and developed for distinguishing (and better) features than all the other similar apps available in the app marketplace.

Below are excellent strategies that will assist you in developing highly functional mobile apps:

1. Conduct Survey

You might have come up with a truly exceptional app ideas that you believe can help you achieve success in mobile application development endeavors. But that might not happen. Remember that every user has different likes and dislikes. Some might find your application useful and engaging; while few others won’t possibly like it at all. So, taking a survey is the best way of learning about your user’s needs.

2. Encourage Collaboration

Your app development project can be fraught with complexities. And so, working on such a project can be both a challenging and time-consuming task. However, leveraging the talents of your team members can help you build an excellent product promptly. Besides, at times, you may lack the resources or time needed for developing an app. If you’re facing such an issue, then you might consider outsourcing your project. In that case, encouraging collaboration with your team of developers from the start will help you get desired outcomes. Moreover, collaboration with your offshore development partner will ensure that your project progress is in-sync with your need and best practices.

3.  Focus on UX/UI Design

Your app UI and UX design play a crucial role in creating a winning product. Well, users won’t download your app, in the first place

, if it contains an unintuitive and complicated interface design. This further can ruin user experience of utilizing the app. So, you must research your target market first and observe what kind of functionality they expect from an app’s interface. Additionally, learn about the design patterns that veteran designers follow for the purpose of creating an easy-to-navigate UI design.

4. Create a Fast Loading App

With millions of apps already made available to users, and several new ones being launched each day, users wouldn’t certainly consider downloading an app that performs slowly. They won’t even take time in deleting your app and searching for another one that loads quickly. In fact, according to an online report, “nearly 80 – 90 percent of downloaded mobile apps are deleted just after being used once.” So, it’s critical that your app performs well. Therefore, make sure that your app loads in a faster manner, which requires creating a clutter-free application without unnecessary bloat and fluff.

5. Avoid Making “The Hit Area” Too Small

Keep in your mind that the majority of users have “1.6 to 2 cm” wide index fingers. You must take the width of a finger into account when developing an app in a manner that makes it convenient for your users to tap a tiny area of the app quickly. Often, beginners end up stuffing the app screen with plenty of buttons and other options. Make sure that the buttons and other design components of your app are placed with enough space and are large enough, making it easy for users to tap on the screen irrespective of how small the mobile device may be.

6. Don’t Forget to A/B Test Your Application

Lastly, there is an excellent approach to make such a decision called A/B testing (also referred to as Split testing). This method helps in testing two different variants of a mobile application and thereby lets you know which one of your app version works better compared to the other.

To be more precise, A/B tests help in randomly splitting traffic among your different app variations to help you know the percentage of visitors that click on a particular variant maximum number of times.

Wrapping Up

It’s not easy to become a successful app developer in today’s highly competitive web world. However, abiding by the strategies will head you in the right direction to creating a winning app model, which eventually will help you portray yourself as a professional app developer.

How to lead your Mobile App Development Forever

 

Mobile App Development process can be a complicated process similar to find a needle in a haystack. If the app development process is planned effectively, one can make sure that the process becomes a highly simplified one. At the initial stage of planning firstly try to understand why do you want to develop an app? Is it because you want to ride the wave of other entrepreneurs, or you’re facing problems which can be resolved by a mobile app? If you get correct answers to these questions, you will be able to determine whether your app will be successful or not.

Here is a noteworthy guide to unique mobile application development that will help you to stand out in this cut throat competitive web space. Once your development team understands what exactly a client is expecting from an application, you can easily develop a surpassing mobile application. Take the steps which suit your strategy best or follow them to the hilt. Here is the important guide.

Get an Idea to the Problem

Do you want to build an app but don’t have an app idea? Then it is the first stage of application development.

Successful business owners solve the problems in a way that one cannot imagine. When you look around, every product is created to solve a problem. When you want to travel from one corner of the globe to another, you have the planes. You want to shop online; you have credit/ debit cards.

So get all the ducks in a row by analyzing out all the problems in your daily life. Once you’ve all the list start analyzing how to resolve that problem.

Understanding the Brief

This is one of the biggest hurdles, i.e. to understand the application development brief. How can we use a different set of information into useful resources?

There are some key steps in understanding the app development brief, they are:

1. Determining the features of the application.
2. Apprehending the business logic.
3. Stating the user journey

Once an app developer is clear with the steps, you can break these parameters into actionable steps. Never miss any information, that will be hazardous. One can also use various tools which are available online to create a diagram or a wire-frame for the application.

Decide the features

Now it is the time to detail your product on papers. You may even use a wireframe tool to earn extra benefits out of your application. While detailing your documents on papers, frame everything in detail. Provide everything in detail as how the users will navigate the app and its features. This will help the developers to better understand client’s expectations.

Putting the Design

Many times there are entrepreneurs who believe in keeping the simple design while focusing only on features. The design is just not concerned with how your app looks, but it is also concerned with User experience. You can say design makes technology useful.

Type of Development and Platform

While making a plan for development, it is important to decide which platform to choose for development Android or iOS or iOS. You have to decide between native and cross platform development also.

Getting Feedback after brainstorming

After the application is ready according to the information, you can sit with your team of designers, developers, marketers and clients to do the brainstorming. Discussing the wireframe at this stage can bring out more beautiful ideas and viewpoints. New comments and question will help the application to flourish in the market

Wrapping up

The steps mentioned above are not sacrosanct but are simple guidelines which can help you in your app development process. Once you get into the flow of mobile app development, you will understand how easy it is to develop an application. After all gaining customer lies with the challenges.

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