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Impact of Facebook App Development On Businesses

Facebook is, without any doubt, one of the most heavily visited social platform over the internet. The huge traffic brings loads of new and exciting opportunities for all businesses. Businesses and organizations can easily acquire attractive and effective Facebook applications that can enhance and boost their business.

Let us see how Facebook application development can impact a business:

Branding Benefits: Give your business exposure to a platform where soon 1 billion users will be navigating. Yes, Facebook has estimated 1 billion users by august this year.

Client Engagement and Awareness: Facebook application development provides a highly effective tool through which businesses can keep their clients informed of all the latest and relevant information about their services. New products and services can be easily conveyed to them over a place where they are most likely to hangout on a regular basis. This helps in creating loyalty in your costumers towards your brand.

Lead Generation: If you can effectively convey your message to such a wide audience then chances of generating business leads are greatly increased. Including some entertainment and attractive features on the app would further help in lead generation.

Customer Feedback: Clients and customers can leave their comments and suggestions about your services and products via your Facebook app. These suggestions will be very helpful in formulating your future business strategies. Make sure that feedbacks could be easily given by clients over your application.

Organizations and businesses can always hire an experienced software development company having expertise in Facebook application development and procure business centric Facebook applications for their businesses.

Top 5 Reasons to use WordPress as a CMS

WordPress is one of the most widely used open source content management system for web development purposes. It is used by almost every web development company for creating blogs and websites.

The top 5 reasons to use WordPress as a content management system are:

User Interface: The most significant feature of WordPress is its user interface that makes content management a very easy task. Users with limited technical knowledge can also work on WordPress and manage their blogs and websites. It is the best CMS for everyday user.

Plug-ins: There are numerous plug-ins available in WordPress. Almost any functionality can be achieved through these plug-ins. Further, if you think that there is no plug-in for a particular function then you can get a custom built plug-in for yourself.

Great Themes Available: A WordPress theme controls the look and design of the website. These themes are available at very low cost over internet. Users can select a suitable theme from thousands of themes available online and implement it on their website.

Support: WordPress has one of the largest online communities that is very loyal to it. You can always find help and solutions for problems that you may face while developing websites over WordPress. Just search for it and you will get access to numerous forums and websites that provide help to such users.

It Is Free: WordPress is an open source technology therefore it is available for free. This attracts a lot of developers and clients to this Platform.

Creating a blog or website on WordPress is very easy but for high quality solutions clients should hire a web development company and get their solutions built by them. Xicom technologies is a highly reputed web development company and offers world class solutions on all major web development platforms and technologies.

 

Xicom Technologies: Delivering Impeccable iPhone Applications

iPhone applications are the most in-demand mobile application development solutions today. The attractive features, sleek design and high prices have made iPhone a status symbol that everyone wants to flash around. Xicom offers highly attractive and impeccable iPhone applications designed around the specific requirements of the client. These applications further enhance the capabilities of iPhone mobiles.

Xicom aims at providing futuristic iPhone & iPad application development services to its clients that are really effective in their business activities. Xicom utilizes latest cutting edge technologies to create highly innovative and robust applications for iPhones and iPads and thus actualizes client’s ideas into real world entities.

Various tools and technologies used expertly at Xicom technologies are:

  • Xcode
  • iPhone SDK (software development kit)
  • Cocoa Touch
  • Objective C
  • Other normally used tools for designing and development

Xicom boosts of an impressive and awe inspiring presence of more than 10 years in the web development and mobile application development industry. Moreover, Xicom Elance profile clearly shows that it is the only web development company over Elance with 100% recommendation from clients and a 5 start rating. This makes Xicom the number one web development service provider with only a very few others that stand anywhere close to it.

Some Basic Rules While Programming With Java

Java has its own features and advantages that are not easily possible with other languages. Xicom technologies offers some of the most capable Java developers to their international clients for successfully completing their Java software development projects. Xicom has been involved in Java programming and Java development since last 10 years.

Each and every minute detail is given equal attention at the software development centers of Xicom technology. The java development company , Xicom have advanced knowledge and experience of Java programming but they always stay rooted to the basics as mostly developers end up with fatal errors because they neglect the basic aspects of Java programming.

Some of the basic rules of Java programming are mentioned below:

  • If a class extends the other with a defined method then the method can be overridden and given the same name in the final list.
  • A method that is to be defined in the base class must stay visible. Failing to do so may even get the method treated like normal methods.
  • If the name of the methods and argument list are being used then the same must be used for overriding and overridden methods.
  • The exceptions for the definer class must be in the same or one of its sub-classes.

There are many more rules that must be followed but the mentioned points are some of the most essential and easily forgotten points.

Xicom has delivered numerous Java applications to its global clients who have always been more than appreciative of the services offered to them. Sticking to the basics and then working on the most advanced features is one of the many capabilities of Xicom.

Xicom Offering Full Fledged Software Testing Services

Software testing is an essential and unavoidable phase of software development life cycle (SDLC) which involves various methods and techniques to ensure the quality of the product. Various errors and bugs are encountered in software testing which must be carefully documented and sent to the development team for correction or removal. The product is checked by comparing its features with those mentioned in the requirement documentation created initially. Testing also helps in determining whether the application will be applicable and useful in the real world usage.

Xicom provides well conceived software development services along with reliable software testing services to ensure an impeccable software solution for its clients. The full fledged software testing services provided by Xicom allow them to deploy software solutions to their clients with full confidence. Apart from the testing for self developed softwares, Xicom technologies also provides testing services for softwares developed by other development companies. This methodology has been found to be very effective in obtaining a high quality solution with no error or short comings.

To power its software testing services, Xicom employs a team of more than 50 highly skilled and experienced software testing engineers solely dedicated to software testing and ensuring error free delivery of solutions to the clients. Various testing methodologies are followed by the software testing engineers depending on the software, level of testing and the requirements of the client. With more than a decade of software testing experience, Xicom exhibits a strong command over various testing procedures and techniques including Agile development and Rational Unified Process. The huge resources and extensive experience allow Xicom to provide unmatched software testing services in shortest time durations.

Xicom is a reputed software development and software testing services provider delivering business centric error free software solutions to its 500+ clients, including fortune 1000 companies. It is a global service provider and leader in software development services with clients spread all over the globe.

The major testing services offered by Xicom technologies are:

  • Software testing
  • Web applications testing
  • Functional and Regression Testing
  • GUI and Usability Testing
  • Accessibility Testing
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Installation/Configuration Testing
  • System/Integration Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Automated testing
  • Compliance Testing (508, UK and European accessibility standard, etc.)
  • Quality control

Xicom believes in achieving total client satisfaction in every project. The software testing services help Xicom in making sure that the primary goal of the company; i.e. client satisfaction is delivered along with the developed solution.

–  Xicom Technologies on Twitter

Xicom: Among the top 100 best places for work in India

 

As of 10th December 2011, we have been informed that an independent group of global software organizations has placed us among the top 100 companies for work in India. In an independent survey conducted by the group, Xicom technologies secured a position in the list of top 100 companies where local and international clients can outsource their software projects. Xicom was placed in the list based on the following reasons:

Client Satisfaction: Xicom strives to deliver complete client satisfaction in all its endeavors and has succeeded in doing so till now. It is our prime aim to deliver satisfying solutions that are feasible and useful for our clients.

Management Skills: Xicom in-houses highly talented and experienced project managers who make sure that each project is given equal priority and clients are provided smooth and comfortable services. Our engagement models are designed to provide clients with maximum value for their money. We follow some of the most popular and proven management skills in all our departments.

Employee Satisfaction: At Xicom technologies, each employee is a family member and we have the best interest for each member of our family. Employees are provided a comfortable and highly motivating environment to work in with a close watch on the performance of each. Required personals are given training and sessions until they are ready for their best performance. Performance bonus and timely increments are offered to keep them motivated.

Company Growth: Xicom has grown from a modest beginning to the top web development and Software Development Company in the past 10 years. Currently Xicom is growing at a rate of 200% business growth per year. Xicom also hold the top position in web development and mobile application development sector over Elance with 100% recommendation from its clients.

Expansion in business: Xicom started with one development center in the beginning but today it owns and manages 3 well equipped software development centers in New Delhi, the capital of India. Xicom caters to more than 500 business clients located across different geographic locations all over the world. The business now serves clients from US, UK, Australia, Europe, Japan, Middle Eastern countries and Asian countries.

Our placement in the top 100 companies list simply means that we are among the top notch companies deploying offshore software development services and which make us trustworthy enough so that clients can outsource their projects without fear or hesitation. Customer satisfaction comes first for us and we leave no stone unturned in our efforts to deliver it.

 

Xicom Technologies: The Best Solution for Offshore Software Development

Xicom Technologies is a world renowned offshore software development company, providing business centric software solutions to its global clients since last 10 years. Working in an offshore engagement model can be very hard and troublesome if you don’t have proper expertise, resources, infrastructure and management skills. Xicom technologies possesses extensive expertise and experience of deploying well managed offshore software development services to clients spread across diverse business verticals. The services and solutions offered by Xicom come along with the quality assurance of CMMI Level 3 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications.

Why to use Xicom for offshore software development projects:

Skilled Resources: Xicom is powered by a strong team of more than 250 skilled professionals with each having a minimum 2 years of relevant experience in their respective domains. Regular training sessions are conducted to keep their skills sharp and updated. Moreover, new technologies are immediately provided to these professionals to keep them in tune with the latest technologies.

State of the Art Infrastructure: Headquartered in the capital city of India, New Delhi; Xicom owns multiple state of the art software development centers equipped with latest IT infrastructure including modern technologies and equipments. We try our best to provide the most suitable environment for software research and development to our resources.

Proven Procedures and Quality Management: Xicom follows proven software development processes and procedures while developing solutions for its clients. The smooth and timely delivery of solutions is assured by our skilled project managers with each having a minimum 6 years of experience in project delivery and management.

Security and Confidentiality of Intellectual Property: We have applied enough security protocols to insure that your data and intellectual property is 100% secure. We also sign a non disclosure agreement with our clients to make sure that their concepts and ideas are not misused in any form.

10 Years of Experience: Lastly, but most importantly; Xicom possesses more than 10 years of wide spread experience in software development ranging from simple informational websites to multinational enterprise management applications. Being the top most software development service provider over Elance, Xicom demonstrates a strong and awe inspiring hold in the software development industry.

Xicom technologies believes in delivering robust and reliable solutions along with total client satisfaction. We have been highly successful in achieving client satisfaction and this is clearly visible in the testimonials given by our clients. More information check Xicom corporate website and  Xicom Elance profile : https://www.elance.com/s/-xicom-/

Xicom Technologies: Developing Business Centric Mobile Applications

Xicom Technologies, a world renowned web development and mobile application development company, has been serving highly interactive and business centric mobile applications to its esteemed clients. Xicom boasts of an impressive client list of more than 500 clients, including fortune 1000 companies. Our solutions bear the quality standards of CMMI level 3 and ISO 9001:2008 certification.

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In the past ten years, Xicom has established itself among the top players of mobile application development industry. We believe in delivering total client satisfaction and leave no stone unturned in the process. Our project managers make sure that the client’s requirements and expectations are effectively communicated to the development team. The Development team makes sure that the client’s vision is transformed into a live application that is both user friendly and highly functional. The development team consists of 300+ highly skilled developers having extensive experience in different verticals of web and mobile application development.

Xicom provides Mobile Application development solutions in following categories:

  • iPhone Application Development Services
  • iPad Application Development Services
  • Android Application Development Services
  • Blackberry Application development services
  • Windows Mobile Application Development services
  • J2ME Application Development Services

At Xicom Technologies, we understand the importance of a mobile application for your business. It is a means of promoting your business to maximum users. Mobile application development allows you to reach your customers at anytime and anywhere. Your customers can access your services whenever they want. A simple application allows them to stay connected with your services as long as they are in the mobile service provider’s network. Apart from providing ease of access to the clients, a mobile application also provides you huge promotion.

Further, some individuals and organizations create applications that provide a certain service to the user. For example, a GPS route guidance application, an application for weather forecast etc. These applications are very handy for a mobile user. They will download and install them if they feel that they require it. The individuals or organizations that develop these applications earn money they get from each download of the application. Every time the application is downloaded a small fee is paid by the user. A part of this money is kept by the service provider whereas the rest goes to the developers. The individual or company developing the application can earn from their application without doing anything else. However, you require a completely new idea that can attract users.

We, at Xicom Technologies invite such visionaries, who have great ideas, to discuss their requirements with us. We have already developed various mobile applications that are doing very well. We wish to develop much more exciting mobile applications for our clients in the future.

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Xicom Technologies – The Most Recommended Company over Elance

Xicom technologies is one of the most prestigious web development service providers operating from New Delhi, the capital of India. It is a CMMI Level-3 and ISO 9001:2008 certified web development company with many more quality assurance certifications that ensure the level of solutions delivered by this organization. Xicom is known for delivering world class solutions to a client list that is as diverse as it can be.

Elance is a well known website for posting and picking projects. Clients can post their requirement and service providers can bid on the projects that they want to work on. Xicom Technologies has a strong and impressive presence over Elance with more than 600 successfully completed projects to its name. Xicom is the only company over Elance with a 5 star rating and 100% recommendation from its clients. It is the most recommended web development company on Elance.

Xicom has always believed in the principles of honesty, integrity and hard work. It is known for delivering client satisfaction and this why clients recommend it without any hesitation. Xicom’s share of return business is a proof of its client oriented services. It is now among the top earning web development service providers on Elance. The company has acquired a client list of more than 500 elite clients which includes clients from fortune 1000 companies.

Clients have always been more than appreciative of the services offered by Xicom. A casual glance at the testimonials written by clients over Elane is enough to know the level of client satisfaction delivered by the company. Mentioned below is a testimonial written by a client for Xicom technologies on its Elance profile..

“Excellent work by Xicom on an extremely complex project. Xicom clearly have some of the industry’s best skilled developers, project managers, designers etc. Most teams wouldn’t have been able deliver on this large project. It has not been smooth sailing all along (mostly due to the complex nature of this project) – but Xicom have continued working tirelessly – and added more resources when deadlines were in danger of not being met. During this project we actually visited the Xicom headquarters in New Delhi – so had a chance to meet everyone in person (including the CEO, CTO etc), something I can highly recommend for larger projects – as it helps during discussions on a detailed level. We’re going to continue to use Xicom for future upgrades, projects and more.”

—majortom

See more Xicom’s client reviews on Xicom Elance Profile here : https://www.elance.com/s/-xicom-/job-history/?t=1

Xicom technologies provides highly robust web solutions that are aimed at completing the specific requirements of clients. The major services offered by Xicom are:

The services offered by Xicom are powered by a strong team of more than 250 skilled professionals with expertise in various domains. The Company has a very strict hiring criterion which requires a minimum 2 years of experience to be eligible for recruitment. The success of the company lies in the fact that the vision of the company, an urge to deliver client satisfaction, is equally shared by each and every employee of the organization.

Magento: Top 10 Free Magento Extensions

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Magento is the best open source Web Development platform available for E-commerce development. The platform is supported by a very wide range of extensions that further enhance the capabilities of this platform. Mentioned below are top ten Magento extensions available for free on the internet. All of these extensions have been there for a while now therefore they have been adequately tested. Having them will be most beneficial while working on Magento.

 

Top 10 Free Magento Extensions:

  1. Fontis WYSIWYG Editor: Magento does not have an inbuilt WYSIWYG editor therefore this extension is a must have for everyone. This extension allows developers to use either TinyMCE or FCKeditor but developers can upload images through FCK only.
  2. Direct Resize: E-commerce websites usually have a lot of images to showcase their products and collections. A lot of working on images is required for this purpose. Fortunately, the direct resize extension allows the developers to handle this very easily. They can specify the height, width as well as the ratio value and mange their images very easily.
  3. Delete Orders: Those who work on the Magento platform know very well that you cannot delete orders. It gets really frustrating sometimes. With this magical extension, Direct Orders you can now easily delete cancelled orders.
  4. Invoicera Magento Extension: This Magento Extension has been developed to provide manual invoice sending functionality to online store owners who don’t have any other alternative. Invoices can be generated and sent in the real time when customers purchase anything on the Magento store. This extension is a big relief for online store owners as it makes the whole invoicing process much faster and easier.
  5. Exploded Menu: Ecommerce websites generally have multiple categories. It becomes unmanageable in cases where the no of categories is very large. If you are a store owner then you will surely like to showcase all your categories and products in the best possible manner. This can be achieved by Exploded Menu extension. It allows the user to replace their website’s single column dropdown menu into multi column menu. This also includes functionality for 2nd level and 3rd level menu categories. This extension is very useful if you have a wide range of products and want to present them in the most simple and easy method.
  6. Featured products: You can now manage your featured products with complete ease. The frontend has a separate interface where you can list all your products. The featured products are your most important products therefore it is very important that you properly place them on your website and present them to your visitors.
  7. Magento Easylightbox: It is the best way to improve the appearance and functionality of your Magento site. Moreover, it is free therefore it is the best option. It takes only five minutes to install and configure Magento EasyLightbox and no coding is required to operate it.
  8. Checkout Newsletter: This extension allows the website owners to add a “sign up for newsletter” option on the checkout page. With this option your customers can sign up for your company’s newsletter and be informed of any new products that you bring.
  9. IW PayPal Standard Currencies: PayPal is the most commonly used online payment method. The IW PayPal standard currencies extension allows the store owners to choose the PayPal supported currency for transactions on their website. They can also add new currencies in their shop’s admin panel.
  10. Ticketing System: This is a great application that can save your time by taking care of your workflow. It allows the store owners to keep track of their buyer service investigation.

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Founded in the year 2002, Xicom is a ISO 9001:2008 certified software development company with a strong team of 300+ highly skilled IT experts, catering result-oriented and cost-competitive solutions to SME's across the world.