Monday, 18 August 2014

How To Avoid Mobile App Development Failure

In today’s world, where people are always glued to their smartphones and tablets, there is a great demand for apps which are user friendly and convenient. Due to this the mobile app development companies are always on their toes thinking about developing newer and better apps which will give a better service to the users. But in a rush to develop an app and release it in market, most companies face failures and have to rework on their apps based on the reviews they get from the market. To avoid these mobile development failures, here is what should be done.

·         Create a blueprint
Before setting out to start developing a mobile app, there needs to be a blueprint. It should be decided as to what the mobile app is meant for and what its goal is, on what basis would one decide its level of success and how the app will be beneficial to the users. Another thing to be kept in mind is that in what sequence the working should take place. There should always be buffer time foe each step as sometimes a process could take longer than expected by the developers. Another thing to be kept in mind is how much the whole venture would cost. Before developing the app, proper research should be done as to what the users require as at the end it is they who use the app. 

·         Full Time Developers or Outside Agency
Most of the companies develop their apps within the company. But you always have an option of hiring an outside agency to do the developing for you. If you plan to develop the app within the company, you should be sure that your team has the necessary skills that are required. Sometimes, the companies think they can develop the app on their own but end up facing problems due to the lack of necessary skills. 

·         Team Leader
 Once it has been decided who would be developing the app, it is of utmost importance that a team leader be appointed depending upon the nature of the app. For example if the app is based on a accounting technologies, it would be advisable to appoint who has prolific accounting skills as the team leader. Such an action would help you avoid undue delays and mix ups. 

·         Make a Team for Pilot Run
Once the app has been developed, the developers need to check it to see how viable it would be for the normal users. For this a pilot team can be made which would work on the app and give feedbacks to the developers about its viability.

·         Ask For Feedback
Before launching the app in the market, make sure that you ask feedback from the team. But even after the app has been launched you should continue to concentrate on collecting more feedback as would be helpful in the future.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Android L Vs iOS 8 : Who is The Real Game Changer?

One of the most important news in Smart phone world is the launch of Apple iOS 8 and Android L (5.0 Lollipop) by the two giants of the industry. Apple has already fixed the date to launch the charismatic iOS 8 but Google has yet to confirm about the date of launch of magnificent Android L , though world has already peaked in to it in developer’s conference earlier held by Google.
Both iOS8 and android L are going to be next gen, feature packed and loved by all technologies. They serve two different and separate platforms but both can shake the future of respective companies.

 Features of Apple iOS 8

SIRI: The new SIRI will be activated by just saying HEY SIRI; this new remolded siri is now connected to Shazam music. But siri will only work when connected to the power as it uses a lot of energy.

iCloud: It’s a new cloud service by using which you will be able to update files from different devices, you can easily access your documents and can work on them like you do on Mac book.
Health related to App: A very interesting feature which will give an edge to iOS 8 is the Health app which comes along. This health app will work as your health card where you can save all the information about your health like your blood group, B.P, any medication, known allergies and name of your doctor etc. This information can be retrieved in time of emergency and need.

Notifications: It offers interactive notifications which can be responded without logging out from the current App.

Keyboard: Key board is more interactive this time, quick response of suggested words will enhance the typing experience.

Features of Android L

Keyboard: The latest Keyboard is more accurate, fast and can be downloaded as an App from Google play store. It’s a part of latest material design of Android L.

Notifications: This time Notifications from lock screen will directly take you to the App and will be in sequence according to your past activities.

Android wear Apps: You can sync data from your Smartphone to specially made Android wear devices like a watch. These Apps can be automatically update or downloaded through any Android wear device already linked to your phone.

It is really exciting to see, who is going to won the game!