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The 4 Key Ingredients For Developing a Winning iOS App

There are millions of iOS apps available in the iTunes store, from apps that help create to-do lists, to ones that help monitor health and even senseless gaming apps. Basically, there’s an app for almost everything.

Furthermore, with mobile devices outselling desktop computers, there’s a greater likelihood that audiences will consider and download your app when browsing the web using their mobile devices.

And, as more and more users today spend their digital media time using a mobile app, leveraging iOS app development will indeed prove right for your business growth. However, developing an iOS app can be a lot challenging because of Apple’s strict app approval guidelines.

So, to get the best app solution for your business you should consider bringing on board experienced iPhone App Developers. But, remember that merely hiring a professional is not the end of the road!

In order to get the result-driven solution, it’s imperative for you to be familiar with some of the key ingredients that play a crucial role in the success of an iOS application development project. Let us now talk about the essential elements that can help create a successful app model:

Figure Out What Your Users Want, Before They Do

The best way to create a successful app model is to understand your users exact needs are before they do. To do so, you’ll have to step into your user’s shoes, and see what they desire. This will give you the ability to empathize with your customers, and will let you know if your solution adds some value to users or not. For this purpose, create a checklist of things such as:

Is your app easy to understand?
Does it provide a seamless navigation experience and the exact features as promised?
Is your app providing something unique? And so on.

Make Use of the Software Development KIT (SDK)

Learning to develop an app using the iPhone SDK can play a vital role in developing a successful app. After all, it comprises of some of the most important tools like the Xcode IDE, iPhone Simulator for testing the app, frameworks, and many other tools that help in building an efficient app. Only experienced developers utilize the SDK for developing highly innovative apps, using the already available iOS apps on the market. But, how well an app is designed and developed relies on the SDK knowledge a programmer possesses.

Thus, becoming well acquainted with the SDK will not just help an iOS programmer become more recognized but will also save their considerable time – that is spend in app development.

Experience Develops Expertise

Of course, a developer having good years of experience in app development is bound to turn an app idea into reality in relatively less time compared to a beginner. Also, experienced developers most likely keep themselves updated with the current trends in the app industry. And, they can deliver an app solution in a quick turnaround time that helps earn a good ROI. Furthermore, veteran developers not just have the capability of developing visually appealing apps, but also one that helps convey your business message efficiently.

What’s more? The more experience a developer has in application development, the more expertise they’ll gain in offering a broad range of iOS application development services.

Don’t Neglect Testing an App Again and Again

And at last, make sure that your hired developer can test the app quickly and does not mind testing the app time and again. Remember, even seeing a single bug can convince users to delete your downloaded app from their mobile device. And at times, frustrated users can even threaten your market reputation by posting negative reviews. So, ensure your app is tested rigorously before it goes live.

Conclusion

Overall, remember that app that delivers the best user experience is bound to become successful. So, irrespective of whether you’re building a small or large app ensure that it fulfill at least a single (but important) need of your users.

3 Tips on Improving Your Mobile App’s Visibility in SERPs

With millions of apps out there — (in the Google Play Store, iTunes and other app stores), you need a strategy that could help your product get easily noticed by your target audience. Of course, an app that appears on the top of SERPs (aka Search Engine Result Pages) can help you get more downloads. However, as a novice, you may find difficulty in improving your app’s SEO.

 

 

Below are a few SEO tips that will prove of great help in increasing your mobile app’s visibility on the SERPs:

1. Create an app name that reflects your brand

Having an app name that give users an idea of your brand is more likely to be clicked by mobile users who are interested in – and are already following – your brand. For example, niche brands such as Amazon, eBay and many others have an app with the same name. Also, you should consider including the brand name in your app download page URL.

2. Opt for mobile deep linking

The deep linking technique, basically, makes use of a URI (i.e. uniform resource identifier) that links to any particular location in a mobile application. This means that not just your app will get launched, but also, the location within the app will be displayed, whenever users request a particular page via the search engines.

Since the search engine giant – Google – rate sites on SERPs relying on app indexing and deep linking, an app that the search engine bots will locate and link to a page is bound to rank higher. Remember to make this work, your users will first have to incorporate ‘app indexing’ followed by ‘add deep link’ support.

3. Include a QR link to your desktop site for downloading the app

The chances are that your existing desktop website may be receiving heavy mobile traffic. Wouldn’t it be great if you could trigger app downloads right from your site? After all, there’s a likelihood that most of the users will prefer downloading an app when visiting your site. And, the more your app will be clicked or downloaded, the higher it will rank on the search engine result pages. One great way to let users download an app is by providing a QR link on your desktop site.

Bear in mind to compress the link prior to generating the QR. It is recommended that you should use either a link compression technique or instead just use a QR platform that displays the QR requests made by search engine bots.

Conclusion

So, here you have it! Three great tips to boost your app visibility in Google’s search results.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Xicom Family!

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
Over the fields we go
Laughing all the way!!!

HEY!!!! Jingle Bell Jingle Bell…

Finally, we are here, another year waiting for Santa for his give gifts.

Before that we would like to thank Santa for a wholesome 2015. This year brought an ample lot of opportunities for our firm and had also proved to be a watershed for our success. This is not just because we expanded luxuriantly and had several contended clients, but we also achieved a technological milestone that will play a kingpin role in the field of IT.

Well, we don’t know what Santa has in store for all of us this year … but we know that we are ready to gorge on relishing cake and cookies.

So this Christmas

Cut creamy cake,
Dance and shake,
Live long life,
Crank the tunes….
Stay hale and hearty!

A merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year from Xicom Family!

Development Trends In Vogue: A Ladder To Your Business Growth

Web development and its success needs no introduction. Moreover, it has advanced to new levels and this is reason why bit is considered as the most invasive tool for business development. So without much ado let us discuss about the latest buzz in the field of web development.

  • Cloud computing

Cloud computing has emerged as a new standard in the field of software development. As per Gartner, a well-known research firm, unveiled an annual Trend list of Technologies of 2015, and the surprising thing about this is Cloud computing is still in the list for about the sixth consecutive year.

The major reason behind this is the rise of mobile for the rise of this trend, as per this report, cloud computing is termed as “the new standard for application development” for internal as well as external business systems.

We know that there is a considerable rise in terms of mobile internet traffic, but along with that it was also noticed that the trend was inclined towards more device specific search as per users preferences which comprises of smart phones, phablets, tablets, laptops and the latest are the wearables and smart TVs.

Cloud computing applications are also know as Software as a Service (SaaS) is hosted via a central server and is used by users via a web browser, it can be used on any devices which is rendered by an operating system.

A responsive design is helpful for rendering a user experience which is further optimized to deliver incredible experience as per size, orientation and format of the device. Apart from that it is also developed in order to take user input simultaneously via multiple screen.

Their centralized management has made cloud computing applications one of the easiest, fastest and quite affordable thing to update which is demographically dispersed software deployments.

  • No clicking just scrolling

Scrolling web design fosters no clicking and only scrolling precept, as per this all the data about a company and its services are displayed on just a single web page. Though it is quite a good design technique but has not gained much critical acclamation when it comes to search engine optimization and implementation of on page design. Despite of all this, it has continually growing as a large number of firms are having to adopt it.

One page web development helps you to overcome all your worries regarding poor navigation, drop down tabs and other web elements by offering a decent and elegant look to deliver highly user-friendly web pages.

Moreover, it is noticed that users feel less irritated when they just need to scroll through and clicking irritates them. This further makes it the most sought after trend for portraying the interactive storytelling trend prevailing in the business.

  • Delivering a personalized experience

Websites which are rendering a personal touch to their customers are the ones which are considered as successful ones. Casting aside the subtle personalization tech niches offered from websites like eBay that display products as per audiences preference and browsing, even when the content is fluctuating.

In order to stand atoll in the competition firms have begun to showcase and render their brand in an extremely light by including them in their community events and services and sharing their details. Be it big or a small brand but it is important to check a name to a plan and profile that can render services to customers is what which is known as branding.

We are well aware of the fact that there are ample lot of resources and any website is an anonymous supplier of services and products. It is not just the information which a person which users wish to fetch from a source but they seek higher levels of service.

Now we have a new feature in Google search which focuses on geo-focused words then it is also a crucial search factor which helps business to get a good search ranking, therefore website owners are advised to incorporate Geo-focused words in the content of their web page.

Google Maps, local events and back stage events can be shared on the business website. And apart from that we have social media feeds which are to be incorporated and also highlighted. This trend will continually tend to grow as many successful business organizations or communities have adopted them as part of their strategic online marketing.

  • Web has a gleaming future ahead

There are three trends when it comes to specifically about web designing and these trends can make help you truly to achieve

  • Retina display is a technology which offers higher-resolution web browsing on handheld or other devices which renders hi-definition pictures
  • Material design, is a design which amalgamates the flat design and layers along with slight gradients to deliver a richer design effect
  • Personalized experience, so as to deliver a more personalized experience you can use cookies that remembers a visitor’s preferences and loads up a customized UX on their next visit.
  • Creative Web designing is one of the best platform which fosters innovation for business owners to creatively brand their business. The best thing it that the great competition has made the cost very less and it no more prohibits the business owners to delve into the development.

How to measure ROI of a mobile app

Measuring ROI (return on investment) for a mobile app is a crucial step in maintaining your business. While putting money into a mobile app, you need to know whether it’s working or not, and if yes, is it worth continuing?

ROI itself, which is calculated with initial investments and earnings, isn’t the only number to see how profitable your app is. You’ll definitely need to see more metrics. The first step is to choose the ones that are important for your business and to define the return on each metric that will be satisfactory.

For mobile, the basic formula for ROI is:

ROI = ARPU/CPA

ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) is the average revenue that your app’s users generate over their lifetime.

CPA (Cost Per Acquisition) is the average direct cost to acquire a user that generates the above revenues. Always make sure that your ARPU > CPA.

Among digital marketers worldwide, fewer than 18% said they were very confident in their ability to measure mobile app ROI.

  • 1. User Acquisition Cost (CPA – Cost Per Acquisition)
  • This metric shows how much money you are spending to get a single mobile customer.

    Once you count this metric, compare it with other channels of user acquisition (such as search, PPC, ads, offline promotions, email marketing, and such)
    How to measure CPA? It’s quite simple. You should take the total cost of your mobile app (all the money you’ve spend on creating it, including past and ongoing marketing efforts, support, and more) and divide it by the number of users at a given time point.

    Say, you’ve spent $15,000 on creating the app and promoting it, and you have 5,000 users so far. Your CPA will be $3.

    To improve this metric, you can lower costs on developing and promoting the app, or try to acquire more users.

  • 2. Percent of new leads
  • This metric shows how many leads were generated from your app. It can hint you where to focus your marketing efforts.

    (Total leads from mobile*100)/total leads= Percent of new leads

    Say, your total month lead number is 1000. 350 came from the mobile app.
    (350*100)/1000=35%

    To improve this metric, think of how persuasive your app is. How can you urge people to buy more, stimulate to buy again?

  • 3. Retention rate
  • Is your mobile campaign encouraging return customers? Now you can also determine the costs of retaining one customer through mobile.

    Retained customers/customers who downloaded the app= retention rate

    To improve this metric, you need to think of anchors to make your customers return to the app over and over again.

  • 4. Customer lifetime value
  • Customer LTV is the total amount of revenue a single customer will generate over the lifetime of the relationship with a mobile app (from the first contact with the app by downloading it until it’s no longer used).

    This metric is very important, because it also counts in future earnings and lets you roughly predict your revenue. By applying various indexes to LTV, you could also predict revenue taking into account virality, natural growth or fall.

    A basic formula is: take the revenue you earn from a customer, e.g., their average spend in the app, and subtract out the money spent to acquire the customer. Then based on average lifetime sessions, calculate how much money they will spend in your app.

    However, with time you may find that the formula is too simple for you. Feel free to us more complex customer LTV calculators and formulas if there’s a need to introduce more variables.

  • 5. Abandonment rate
  • Abandonment rate is the ratio of transactions annulled to transactions initiated. Transactions may be abandoned due to many reasons, and fixing this bottle neck is a great way to improve revenue not only in mobile.

Other important metrics you should be tracking for your app

  • New users
  • Sessions per user
  • Growth in new users and retention over time
  • Lifetime value of acquired users vs Total revenue from acquired users
  • Number of customers
  • Average monthly value
  • Revenue per customer
  • Transactions per customer
  • Revenue
  • Revenue per transaction
  • Number of transactions

Should you segment you results?
Sure. If you’re struggling to get valuable information from your statistics, try to segment your ROI and other metrics by:

  • Mobile platform
  • Location
  • Source (type of campaigns, organic, viral growth, and such)
  • Gender, age, interests

With segmenting your efficiency metrics, you’ll see details of your performance by each segment, which makes it easier to target your optimization efforts.

Mobile ROI is not a one shot strategy

    ROI numbers shouldn’t be a single argument when it comes to serious business decisions. They tend to be inside a contextual dimension and should be treated keeping in mind other business metrics as well. In other words, quantity is not to be always relied on.

Doubtful mobile ROI metrics

  • App installs and removals
  • To be bold, these numbers only show how many times the app was installed or removed. But you need more: why did people remove your app from the device? How are installs and removals correlating with segments? Are the users engaging with your app?

  • Average session length and interval
  • This is a very simple online KPI, which can’t give you enough info alone. What are people doing during these sessions? Do they repeat their experience? Why are they using the app?

  • App rating
  • This is more a PR metric, and it should be seriously considered only when you see a strong correlation between rating and such metrics as downloads and transactions. But initially five stars don’t necessarily lead to revenue.

A common mistake when measuring mobile app ROI

    A very popular mistake when analyzing mobile metrics is comparing mobile app metrics with online KPIs and making decisions based on that. You should know that mobile app behavior is very much different from online behavior and even mobile or responsive website behavior. So online metrics should be the last source to rely on. If you need references for estimating your numbers, go to mobile app statistics, including niche numbers, but never ever expect your mobile CPA to be the same as on desktop. 

    Which mobile app metrics do you use to calculate your ROI? Share your ideas in comments.

About the Author:
Ksenia is a devoted marketer with special love to blogging. She believes that content with several pinches of SEO and social can be a brilliant daily special. When she’s not working on Amasty updates and blog posts, Ksenia runs a blog on movies and books, enjoys the online feminist community and helps animal shelters.

CRM : Top features that guarantee a positive ROI

An effective CRM system is the core requirement of every business that aims to evolve their customer base while retaining current ones. However as one comes across various CRM suites, they are introduced to multiple new features. This sometimes may puzzle the business owner as he evaluates these features as per his CRM needs.

As businesses have varied needs and scale, an off-the-shelf CRM system may not be the ideal choice for each one of them. As they tread the path of tailor made solutions, they may end up paying for features which look promising on the outside, but might not be profitable in the long run.

This calls for evaluating the CRM product (tailor made or otherwise), in a critical light. The goal should be to have an optimized CRM system, with fewer and simplified features.

We select some features , that we advocate as the “must -haves” for all CRM systems. They build a bedrock upon which one can further build their exclusive CRM approach.

Simple to use
A difficult to use CRM system not only affects adoption, but also kills the team’s motivation to use it. Moreover, it is difficult for a new hire in the CRM team to adapt and the training time is also extended, directly affecting the ROI.

Therefore, though it may sound obvious, but simplicity should be the number one priority one must look for in a CRM system or solution.

Remote access and mobility
Why should your CRM team be restricted to your desk? The CRM system should very well be capable of being accessed from anywhere (and from any device). The major advantage of this is that it allows you to build a team which comprises of at-home agents and on-field CRM staff.

Conventionally, in field operations regarding customer relations and services, multiple data entry is involved. Customer data is entered on pen and paper on site and electronic records are made once the CR staff is in office.

This dual entry can be entirely eliminated from the Field CRM process once remote access to system and Enterprise Mobility approach is implemented.

  • Multichannel support
  • Analytics
  • Campaign management
  • Master data management
  • Lead generation and follow up tracking
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    Xicom Technologies : Wish You a Very Happy Independence Day!!!

    As India is all set to celebrate its 69th years of Independence, Xicom Technologies would like to wish, “A Very Happy Independence Day” to all Xicomian & all of its prestigious clients.


     

    With 15 August approaching, it is time to remember the struggle our freedom fighters and patriots went through. Their tireless efforts and conviction towards achieving success inspired many people to actively participate in the freedom-struggle, which eventually made Britishers realize that they should leave India for good.

    Appreciating the sacrifices that people made to give us our independence today, Xicom takes the pledge to make the best possible efforts to serve our clients with the utmost integrity.

    Selecting The Right Platform For Enabling Organizational Transformation

    We’re all familiar with the saying “change is for the better”. The same is true with project management.

    We need to make sure that our project is up-to-date and can cope up with the fast-moving demands of the business environment, as well as, the web world. And, to meet such challenges, significant changes and transformation have to be done. Thankfully, there are management platforms out there that help make the task of supporting changes and transformation a seamless process.

    However, finding the right platform to implement the transformation and change can be a daunting proposition. This is because only a handful of the management platforms is able to provide the needed capabilities – to carry out the transformation in a smooth manner. But, most of the platforms fit in either of the two categories: one that provides inadequate functionality, and the other one is too hard to handle.

    Consequences Of Choosing the Wrong Platform

    Not choosing the right platform for your project needs results in consuming too many resources than actually required – be it for content sharing, tracking whether new processes are able to accelerate production and so on. Also, you may end up investing more than required in utilizing the platform for completing the transformation.

    What’s more? There is a greater possibility that the management and/or employees may resist the change. In fact, based on an online survey, it was reported that, “70% of the attempts to make changes made by organizations fail”, owing to insufficient resources, employee resistance, etc.

    So, it is very important for you to pick the right platform that best suits your organization’s needs.

    Factors That Helps in Choosing The Right Platform

    Below are a few factors that will help you in selecting the right platform to succeed in transforming the processes of your organization:

    1. It must be flexible: The very first thing that you should pay attention to when choosing a platform is that if it is adaptable or not. Simply put, be sure that the platform is flexible and supports all the changes that need to be made to the organization.

    For instance, you might be focusing on the supply chain management and a year later it might shift to logistics, and so your platform must be able to adapt to your changing needs without having impact on any of your processes. If not, then it is better to look for some other platform available in the online marketplace.

    2. It must be user-friendly: The platform must be user-friendly, allowing users to easily make minor edits (if needed) to the initiatives of your organization. Also, they should be able to monitor (or track) the progress of initiatives which includes, design, task assignment, implementation, and other tasks.

    Also, it is important that the platform is configured in the correct manner and captures only relevant information – and must avoid adding unnecessary nitty-gritty details; or else it will cause the workload to increase.

    Besides, if the platform isn’t user-friendly and isn’t configured as per your needs, you won’t be able to perform the tasks within the pre-determined time frame.

    3. It must support new and ongoing initiatives: Another crucial aspect that you need to consider while selecting a platform is that it should be capable of supporting both new and ongoing improvements (even after the transformation program has been implemented).

    Well, it’s obvious, you’ll look for a platform that is able to detect any issues, analyze their root causes, and can fix them. Most importantly, the platform must allow everyone to contribute their ideas to introduce improvements in the organizational system. Remember, the more people will contribute, the more better changes you’ll be able to introduce into the system.

    But, in case the platform doesn’t provide room for engagement, then eventually people will go back to following old habits. For instance, each one may start creating their own spreadsheets.

    4. Should ensure effective collaboration: With plenty of tasks being carried out in an organization simultaneously, involving tens of hundreds (or more) people, it is imperative to have a system that could lead to effective collaboration between team members. And, using the management platforms you can ensure proper coordination, allowing everyone associated with a project to access each and every detail regarding it.

    For example, your team members can know about the availability of resources, or details regarding the new processes introduced in the system, and so on. This will help in increasing the work productivity, since everyone will have access to the same information at their fingertips. Furthermore, this will reduce the communication gap between team members.

    Opting For Custom Platform Development

    Undoubtedly, the above discussed factors will help you in choosing the right platform for your needs. Howbeit, wouldn’t it be better if you can use a platform that is tailored according to your organization specific needs? You can do so by opting for custom development services of a recognized web development company.

    Wondering why?

    Every organization has different needs, ranging from the initiatives they’re handling, to the number of employees, and so forth. And thus, having a platform that functions based on your exact needs will help in achieving your needs efficiently, as opposed to an existing management platform. Chances are that you may even need to customize the pre-built platform you’re using to make it work according to your wants and needs.

    So, if you want to save the efforts and money involved in customizing a platform, it is better to get your own custom platform built.

    Conclusion

    If you’re running an organization or are a project manager, at some point of time, you may feel the need to introduce some changes and transformation in how your organizational system works. You may need to schedule your day-to-day tasks, improve collaboration between the team, track the progress of new processes and so much more. But, managing all such activities can be tricky and challenging (especially for a large size organization).

    There are management systems out there that can help in performing all such tasks successfully carrying out the changes and transformation. In fact, you can learn about choosing the right platform reading the aforementioned key points. But, it would be better to opt for a custom platform instead.

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    Unravelling the Real Estate Business Technology

    Technology and Automation Report

     

    According to Deloitte report Technology and Automation will play a crucible for shaping up the real estate industry. From entertainment to business, technology aims to gain a strong foothold on various industries. Real estate is also one such venture where things are also heated up and the competition is on its verge to break into a rebellion. In it’s incipient stages the technology is focused around listing services for the residential part of the real estate market. Eventually, it is paving ways for in the industrial sector and focusing on how this can change the industrial scenario.

    For those in the technology world who have some grasp of the real estate business, this is a great opportunity to try their hands on. However, real estate business is one such sector of the economy which has single-handedly changed the monetary picture of any economy without any drastic change in the methodologies and workflow. Whereby, this is misunderstood by business owners as they think that not much is required in upgrading the online business or adopting new technology and automation tools will do no good.

    Real estate: ‘Prime of Primes’

    The word “trillion” has become the nick name of real estate business when we talk about the asset class. As per the December 2014 reports of Federal Reserve, the asset class of the real estate business is worth $40 trillion in U.S. Itself.

    In short, residential housing is estimated to be somewhat near to be $23 trillion, making it the largest U.S. Real estate asset. On the top of it, there is commercial real estate which is worth $ 15 trillion. This makes real estate as the stalwart of the U.S. Industry, over shadowing big industries like healthcare, equity and fixed income.

    Find your real estate opportunities with us

    Innovation being the middle name of IT, we know that there are various fields in real estate which are still unraveled and can be green pastures if handled with utmost attention. Developing highly competitive products in the industry, we know where to enter and how. Based on my teams experience in real estate business, i have figured out the best growth opportunities in the industry.

    Let’s find out:

    Managing property:

    Real estate business is obviously all about property management and hence various companies are competing to be the rulers in this domain. Property management software offer property owners and real estate management companies to supervise and track down their commercial assets. After analysis, it has been discovered that it’s adoption in the industry is still up to 10 %. Wherefore, we have ample lot of space to establish ourselves here.

    Real estate analytics:

    IT has changed the way people use to do research in the real estate business. All that calculations and going on for demographic research to evaluate opportunities have now become obsolete.

    Thanks to our data analysis! Now in order to evaluate investment opportunities you can simply go to the open data centers which are initiatives of municipality across countries. Further, we have needle threading and SaaS(software as a service) licences which binds the data with analytics to put forth the best investment options in front of you.

    Online Brokerages:

    The contemporary business owners of the residential market rely on advertisements for generating revenue. Apart from this there is another opportunity which aims at listing commercial services which can work as marketplaces. This can help in obliterating the relationship based model which still runs today.

    Mobilize the real estate with next gen mobile apps:

    As we are well aware of the fact that real estate business owners  are highly mobile, obviously because of their job role. Landlords, appraisers and brokers all keep on moving from one property to another. Moreover, with the advent of smartphones, tablets and phablets they can easily stay updated. Wherefore, desktop applications are no longer in, as people in real estate prefer mobile devices, as they suffice their job.

    Bifurcation in lending:

    When it comes to real estate lending is something which is very prominent. Further, a lot of avenues have opened up with the advancement in technology. We can see a lot of new entrants targeting lending in numerous ways. As both the forms of lending are have selling points of their own kind, thus a lot of competition will be seen in the coming future.

    Innovation in technology can certainly help us to cover up the unfathomable distance in the real estate world. However, keeping in mind the money at stake and the wide portion of economy the business affects this seems to be an uphill task. Keeping in mind the billion dollar fruits it will bore after its successful execution the industry; it needs to be captured very soon before it’s too late. Technology and automation is all set to get real state industry in its clutches. Now let’s see what future has in store.

     

    According to Delloite report Technology and Automation will play a crucible for shaping up the real estate industry. From entertainment to business, technology aims to gain a strong foothold on various industries. Real estate is also one such venture where things are also heated up and the competition is on its verge to break into a rebellion. In it’s incipient stages the technology is focused around listing services for the residential part of the real estate market. Eventually, it is paving ways for in the industrial sector and focusing on how this can change the industrial scenario.
    For those in the technology world who have some grasp of the real estate business, this is a great opportunity to try their hands on. However, real estate business is one such sector of the economy which has single handedly changed the monetary picture of any economy without any drastic change in the methodologies and workflow. Whereby, this is misunderstood by business owners as they think that not much is required in upgrading the online business or adopting new technology and automation tools will do no good.
    Real estate: ‘Prime of Primes’
    The word “trillion” has become the nick name of real estate business when we talk about the asset class. As per the December 2014 reports of Federal Reserve, the asset class of the real estatebusiness is worth $40 trillion in U.S. Itself.
    In short, residential housing is estimated to be somewhat near to be $23 trillion, making it the largest U.S. Real estate asset. On the top of it, there is commercial real estate which is worth $ 15 trillion. This makes real estate as the stalwart of the U.S. Industry, over shadowing big industries like healthcare, equity and fixed income.
    Find your real estate opportunities with us
    Innovation being the middle name of IT, we know that there are various fields in real estate which are still unraveled and can be green pastures if handled with utmost attention. Developing highly competitive products in the industry, we know where to enter and how. Based on my teams experience in real estate business, i have figured out the best growth opportunities in the industry.
    Let’s find out:
    Managing property:
    Real estate business is obviously all about property management and hence various companies are competing to be the rulers in this domain. Property management software offer property owners and
    real state management companies to supervise and track down their commercial assets. After analysis, it has been discovered that it’s adoption in the industry is still up-to 10 %. Wherefore, we have ample lot of space to establish ourselves here.
    Real estate analytics:
    IT has changed the way people use to do research in the real estate business. All that calculations and going on for demographic research to evaluate opportunities have now become obsolete.
    Thanks to our data analysis ! Now in order to evaluate investment opprtunites you can simply go to the open data centers which are initiatives of municipality across countries. Further, we have needle threading and SaaS(software as a service) licences which binds the data with analytics to put forth the best investment options in frontof you.
    Online Brokerages:
    The contemporary business owners of the residential market rely on advertisements for generating revenue. Apart from this there is another opportunity which aims at listing commercial services
    which can work as marketplaces. This can help in obliterating the relationship based model which still runs today.
    Mobilize the real estate with next gen mobile apps:
    As we are well aware of the fact that real estate business owners  are highly mobile, obviously because of their job role. Landlords, appraisers and brokers all keep on moving from one property to
    another. Moreover, with the advent of smartphones, tablets and phablets they can easily stay updated. Wherefore, desktop applications are no longer in, as people in real estate prefer mobile
    devices, as they suffice their job.
    Bifurcation in lending :
    When it comes to real estate lending is something which is very prominent. Further, a lot of avenues have opened up with the advancement in technology . We can see a lot of new entrants targeting lending in numerous ways. As both the forms of lending are have selling points of their own kind, thus a lot of competition will be seen in the coming future.
    Innovation in technology can certainly help us to cover up the unfathomable distance in the real estate world. However, keeping in mind the money at stake and the wide portion of economy the business affects this seems to be an uphill task. Keeping in mind the billion dollar fruits it will bore after its successful execution the industry; it needs to be captured very soon before it’s too late. Technology and automation is all set to get real state industry in its clutches. Now let’s see what future has in store.

    Xicom Technologies Joins Translate Your World Team to Expand the Real-time Speech Translation Software

    News Source Yahoo Finance

    Xicom is tasked with enabling millions of simultaneous customers to use Translate Your World, the speech translation software that translates speaking voices in real-time into 78 languages. “This is history in the making,” declares Xicom.

    ATLANTA and NEW DELHI, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — As Translate Your World becomes one of the most globally recognized speech translation solutions, the system requirements exploded along with the skyrocketing number of companies and individuals knocking at their door.  The speed of expansion required that Translate Your World go far beyond the original assumptions and expectations of the innovative little startup.  With no time for slow growth, and web submissions pouring in daily from global corporations and entrepreneurs in dozens of countries, Translate Your World is in the enviable position of needing to expand its system to handle millions of simultaneous users.

    Logo http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150414/198426LOGO

    “What has happened to us is a software developer’s dream,” says Sue Reager, president of Translate Your World, “We are a tiny company with a brilliant idea and massive waiting list of companies and entrepreneurs clamoring for our Version 2.  The new version enables people to converse together across languages in real-time at full speed, plus offers solutions for communication with the hearing- and visually-impaired.  The load requirements overwhelmed our existing system that had appeared sufficient during early testing.  We had no time to slowly enlarge our technical team, so we hit the ground running by adding Xicom.”

    Following a series of proposals and interviews, the executives at Translate Your World selected and engaged Xicom Technologies Ltd. in New Delhi (www.Xicom.biz) as their software expansion developers, and tasked them with growing and broadening the underpinnings to handle millions of customers, controlling the explosive audio and text data flow, plus beefing up the unique software capabilities created by the Translate Your World development teams in the USA, South America, and UK.

    “Xicom Technologies was an excellent pick,” Reager states. “This is our first time working with developers in India.  Our own executives and teams bring a different set of skills to the table:  linguistics, speech recognition, and text-to-speech technology.   Xicom balanced out the technological portfolio.  Importantly, not all development companies can handle the almost overwhelming flood of linguistic data in 78 languages.”

    Harmeet Singh, Project Manager from Xicom explains, “It is an honor for us to be awarded this opportunity.  This is no ordinary job, we are participating in history in the making.  When Version 2 of Translate Your World goes to market, we believe that it will be the first major step toward elimination of the language barrier.”  And Chitvan Seth, Delivery Head for Xicom Technologies Ltd., adds, “From our perspective, the requirements for integration and the features were complex, partly because of the untraditional approach that is the brilliance of the solution.  We have been extremely impressed by the client’s comprehensive knowledge of the intricacies and impact of human language on consumers.  It is our job to ‘translate’ that linguistic knowledge into a robust support system that is deceptively easy to use.”

    Media Contact: Sue Reager, Translate Your World, 7704146500 ext 100, [email protected]

    News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com

    ATLANTA and NEW DELHI, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — As Translate Your World becomes one of the most globally recognized speech translation solutions, the system requirements exploded along with the skyrocketing number of companies and individuals knocking at their door.  The speed of expansion required that Translate Your World go far beyond the original assumptions and expectations of the innovative little startup.  With no time for slow growth, and web submissions pouring in daily from global corporations and entrepreneurs in dozens of countries, Translate Your World is in the enviable position of needing to expand its system to handle millions of simultaneous users.

    Logo http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150414/198426LOGO

    “What has happened to us is a software developer’s dream,” says Sue Reager, president of Translate Your World, “We are a tiny company with a brilliant idea and massive waiting list of companies and entrepreneurs clamoring for our Version 2.  The new version enables people to converse together across languages in real-time at full speed, plus offers solutions for communication with the hearing- and visually-impaired.  The load requirements overwhelmed our existing system that had appeared sufficient during early testing.  We had no time to slowly enlarge our technical team, so we hit the ground running by adding Xicom.”

    Following a series of proposals and interviews, the executives at Translate Your World selected and engaged Xicom Technologies Ltd. in New Delhi (www.Xicom.biz) as their software expansion developers, and tasked them with growing and broadening the underpinnings to handle millions of customers, controlling the explosive audio and text data flow, plus beefing up the unique software capabilities created by the Translate Your World development teams in the USA, South America, and UK.

    “Xicom Technologies was an excellent pick,” Reager states. “This is our first time working with developers in India.  Our own executives and teams bring a different set of skills to the table:  linguistics, speech recognition, and text-to-speech technology.   Xicom balanced out the technological portfolio.  Importantly, not all development companies can handle the almost overwhelming flood of linguistic data in 78 languages.”

    Harmeet Singh, Project Manager from Xicom explains, “It is an honor for us to be awarded this opportunity.  This is no ordinary job, we are participating in history in the making.  When Version 2 of Translate Your World goes to market, we believe that it will be the first major step toward elimination of the language barrier.”  And Chitvan Seth, Delivery Head for Xicom Technologies Ltd., adds, “From our perspective, the requirements for integration and the features were complex, partly because of the untraditional approach that is the brilliance of the solution.  We have been extremely impressed by the client’s comprehensive knowledge of the intricacies and impact of human language on consumers.  It is our job to ‘translate’ that linguistic knowledge into a robust support system that is deceptively easy to use.”

    Media Contact: Sue Reager, Translate Your World, 7704146500 ext 100,[email protected]

    News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com

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