Major Trends affecting Mobile App Development

Several studies show an increase in number of users who abandon mobile apps after one time use. The developers have to focus on the user experience delivered by their mobile apps to generate more revenue. They also need to focus on the quality of the mobile app to make it marketable. But it is also important for developers to keep in mind the emerging trends in mobile app development to keep their apps relevant over a longer period of time. 12 Trends that will have a Huge Impact on Mobile App Development 1) Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Apps Both Apple and Google are releasing new frameworks and tools to bring virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) Apps to[…]

Google introduces Certification for Mobile Site Expertise

Google has been taking new initiatives to make the web mobile friendly. In 2016, the company started rolling out the second version of its mobile-friendly algorithm. It even released a set of guidelines to make website mobile-friendly. Google even provided a web-based tool that enables developers to assess the mobile-friendliness of their websites simply by entering a page URL. In April, Google announced a new certification program for mobile website developers. With most users accessing websites and web application on their mobile devices, it becomes essential for web developers to understand various aspects of Google’s Mobile Sites Certification. Understanding Important Aspects of Google’s Mobile Sites Certification Objective A large percentage of users nowadays access websites on their mobile devices. Google[…]

First Look Facebook's new AL Language

Facebook is expected to have 2 billion monthly users by 2018. The billions of active users live in different regions and speak different languages. Facebook allows each user to translate the posts and content appearing in his new feed simply by clicking on a button. Recently, Facebook started using advanced artificial intelligence (AI) engine called DeepText. DeepText uses deep learning techniques to understand and translate text more precisely. Also, it enables various Facebook applications to speedup content translation. It even makes the translated content meaningful and relevant for users by understanding the meaning and context of the source text. Brier Overview of Facebook’s New Text Understanding AI Engine Uses Deep Learning Techniques DeepText uses deep learning to understand the meaning[…]

Should iOS App Developers be serious about App Discovery Platforms

At present, Android has a much larger worldwide market share than iOS. But Apple App Store earns 75% more revenue than Google Play Store. That is why; most developers make their mobile apps on iOS platform before Android platform to generate more revenue. The mobile app developers still need to explore ways to make the iOS apps searchable and discoverable to accomplish higher downloads and earn more revenue. Apple recently redesigned its App Store to make it easier for users to find apps and games. The users can use the today tab, apps and games tab, and search tab to find the right iOS apps quickly according to their precise needs. Also, each developer can make his iOS app discoverable[…]

A Brief look at Drupal 8

At present, Drupal is one of the in-demand open source content management systems. The themes, plug-ins, and configuration options provided by Drupal make it easier for users to create and manage a variety of website content efficiently. Also, Drupal simplifies web application development by supporting a variety of content, content categorization, and advanced user management. Despite being open source, Drupal has been updated by the community consistently. Each new version of the content management system comes with several new features to simplify web application development and web content management. The users can switch to Drupal 8.3 to avail a myriad of new features and enhancements. Overview of New Features Included in Drupal 8.3 Redesigned Workflows Drupal 8.2 came with a[…]

7 Ways to Improve collaboration between Software QA Testers and Developers

Many IT companies nowadays adopt agile or DevOps practice to deliver high quality software applications according to varying business requirements. But these practices require practitioners to unify their software development and testing activities. Hence, the programmers and testers have to work as a single team. Also, they must collaborate with each other throughout the software development lifecycle. The IT company also needs to explore ways to improve collaboration between programmers and testers. 7 Ways to Improve Collaboration between Programmers and Testers 1) Adopt Test-First Approach Several studies have shown the developers can fix the bugs or defects found in software quickly if testing starts early in the software development lifecycle (SDLC). An organization can adopt test-first approach to start testing[…]

8 Questions to ask When Hiring a Mobile App Development Company

As highlighted by several studies, modern people spend more than 50% of their digital media time on mobile apps. You must develop a mobile app for your business to interact with customers and prospects more effectively. But many users nowadays abandon or uninstall mobile apps after one time use. Your mobile app must deliver optimal user experience to keep the customers engaged and increase conversion rate. You have to focus on the accessibility, functionality, performance, usability, and security of the mobile app to enhance its user experience. Also, the quality of the mobile app will be impacted by your choice of mobile app development company. You must evaluate the knowledge, skill, and expertise of the mobile app development company by[…]

A Brief Glance at the Load Testing Tools

A number of studies have highlighted website downtime may cost a business thousands of dollars per minute. A website can go down due to a number of reasons including sudden and insane increase in traffic. Hence, it becomes essential for the enterprise to assess the performance of its website under both normal as well as peak conditions. Also, it needs to determine the maximum operating capacity of the web application as part of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to avoid website downtime and crashes in future. As a type of non-functional testing, load testing helps enterprises to understand the behavior of their websites under varying loads and conditions. The test results further help the business to determine the amount of[…]

Simple Ways to Optimize Websites for Mobile Devices

As highlighted by several studies, modern users spend more time on mobile devices than desktop and laptop computers. A large percentage of modern users even access websites and web applications on their smartphones and tablets. They even expect the websites to look, feel and function just like mobile apps. Hence, it becomes essential for enterprises to keep users engaged by optimizing their websites and web applications for varying mobile devices. You must focus on the accessibility, functionality, performance, usability, and user experience of its website to make it deliver optimal mobile experience. Also, you need to explore ways to make the website deliver optimal user experience across many mobile devices and platforms. 10 Tricks to Optimize Your Web Applications for[…]

Features of Node.js

Most web developers nowadays combine HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript to create websites and web applications that deliver richer user experience across many devices, platforms, and browsers. The developers also use a variety of JavaScript libraries to simplify and speed up web application development. For instance, the web developers use robust front-end libraries like React.js to create composable and interactive user interfaces (UIs). React.js further help programmers to create reusable UI components that present dynamic and changing data efficiently. Next.js is an open source and lightweight framework built on top of React.js. The web developers use Next.js to create universal JavaScript applications. They can further run on web application developed with Next.js on multiple browsers, servers, platforms, and devices with a[…]