How I Select Best Mobile App Development Platform?
Have you build your software on Android or iOS? Possibly each of them. Windows Phone or Blackberry maybe?
If you’re reading this text, it is because you’re unable to restore your thoughts with regards to the mobile app development platform. As in, how to pick the best one. Isn’t it?
Deciding on from among the multiple competing platforms requires a clear-eyed valuation of the target audience on your mobile app, the technical strengths and weaknesses of every platform and evaluate of the long-time period advantages of the platform.
What you should focus while selecting the best mobile app development platform?
1. Your Target Audience
This should be your main task. Before selecting the platform, you must know what type of audience you’re planning to target. For example, if you are planning to focus on Europe, keep in mind that the large number of Europeans prefers Android devices to iPhones. In America, users use both, while in Asia the situation may differ from country to country.
You need to consider key features along with user experience. If you prefer to develop an app with native feel, you need to go for iOS or Android. In case, you’re developing an app that is consistent with every platform, you need to go for cross-platform development approach.
3. Supported Devices
In case you’re deciding to go for Android, you should keep in mind that Android holds 160 items. It is subjected to constant increase. While, Apple follows a different strategy. iOS 9 is compatible with 15 devices, among which there are various versions of iPads, iPhones and iPods. Windows Phone 8.1 currently works on 100 devices, while Blackberry is supported by only 10.
4. The Cost of Development
Keep in mind that your app needs to be cost-effective. The selection of a mobile app platform depends on the available budget to a great extent. This includes financial aspects such as software cost, infrastructure cost, user training cost, etc.
5. User Experience
An app that is not only engaging but also delivers functionality and performance at the same time. A good platform which can provides an optimized user experience can address the unique needs of your customers.
What you should know when selecting the platform for the development of app?
Talking about the platforms to pick, still remains a question mark. However, there are some guidelines that will let you differentiate among the different platforms:
1. Android Application Development
Since Android smart phone are ruling out in the market with highest number of shares and constantly changing dynamic environment of Google, this will help the company to target much larger user in the market. Due to continuous Google acquisitions and efforts, Android mobile technology has grown very much. Since android is open source programme it has low investment and high return of investment.
2. iOS Application Development
As per Apple report, it earns more revenue on from iPhone or iPad than on Google android which is 90% of all dollars spent on mobile devices. Apple users generally prefer to spend more on apps as compared to android users. Apple has high level of security and theirs apps are more secure as apple has marketed their product on premium brand category which leads to higher expectation by users.
With the upgrade of iOS 7 UI/UX and designing features, a new designing advantage has come to era of iOS. Xcode which is utilized by developers for developing app on Apple has an advantage of migrating an app from iPhone to iPad which is a bit lengthy process in android.
3. Cross Platform Development
One more alternative to reduce time & cost is to go for Hybrid Application Development framework also called cross-platform development. The main advantage of this application is that one code language can run on multiple platforms and is a less expensive and faster solution. They provide you with a native look and feel with the help of an HTML UI framework, CSS, JS technology.
Having played with various options, we made a conclusion that native platforms satisfy our client requirements best. That’s why we’ve focused on native iOS and Android programming languages.
Hope this article will help you to select the best platform for your app. Whichever platform you choose, IT Path Solutions will be there to help you develop useful, interactive and cost-effective mobile app. We help our clients not only develop their apps but also build their businesses and bring their revenue to a new level.
How a online sales can be better alternative than retail sales?
A report of Yahoo says that mobile app usage grew about 60% in 2015.that means people are using more and more mobile app usage nowadays. Online sales are increasing more and more. Because it is easy and saves time.
There are various problems that a online sales can solve, let’s take a look
1) Choices: When a customer goes to clothing store, there are certain limits for his choice while in mobile app they can have wide choices and taste. For example if he liked a t-shirt than he can easily find different color and sizes in app while in retail he has to search for it.
2) Fresh Products: When a product is in store, they will be checked used by many customer. Later on they buy it online. So when you buy it from retail you feel that a product is not fresh. While in online – every products comes from stock so there is not any issue regarding damaged piece.
3) Open 24 hours: It is the most useful feature of mobile app, you can have it anywhere and anytime. Unlike retail stores you don’t need to confirm about timing. You can just start the app and all there.
Conclusion: So at end of the day, we believe that online sale will going to be top in the list. Every business owner should have an app for their business if they want to grow. But the most important is finding a reliable and well-versed mobile app development company, which has a sensible understanding of the retail market.
If you have are the one who wants to create one, than IT Path Solutions is a leading iPhone and Android App Development Company in India, UK, USA & Australia. we are also pioneer in website design and development.
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Android N: Everything You Need To Know
Google has surprised everyone with the spontaneous announcement of the Android N. This early version of the next major Android software update, due to be released later in the year, gives us a good indication of where Android is heading and what we can expect in the full release. How does it look so far? Find out everything you need to know about Android N below.
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Here are a few APIs and features we want to highlight which are available as a part of the Android N Preview today, with more to come as we continue developing the release:
As we saw in the Android N preview, Google has been working hard to bring a native and efficient multitasking system to Android. Although the function was eventually omitted from Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with Android N, Google now seems ready to make the leap.
The image below shows the multi-window feature, which works on both tablets and phones and mirrors what you can currently get on some Samsung and LG devices.
Like most major platform changes, developers will have to opt in for the split screen mode to allow their apps to run smoothly. This can be done by adding a new attribute called: resizableActivity.
Direct reply notifications– The RemoteInput notification API, which was originally added for Android Wear, now works in N for phones and tablets. Using the RemoteInput API enables users to reply to incoming message notifications quickly and conveniently, without leaving the notification shade. Learn more here.
Bundled notifications – With N, you can use the Notification.Builder.setGroup() method to group notifications from the same app together – for example individual messages from a messaging app. Grouped notifications can be expanded into individual notifications by using a two-finger gesture or tapping the new expansion button. Learn more here.
Efficiency – We launched Doze in Marshmallow to save battery when your device is stationary. In N, Doze additionally saves battery whenever the screen turns off.
If you’ve already adapted your app for Doze, e.g. by using the GCM high priority message for urgent notifications, then you’re set; if not, here’s how to get started.
Also, we’re continuing to invest in Project Svelte, an effort to reduce the memory needs of Android so that it can run on a much broader range of devices, in N bymaking background work more efficient.
Android Beta Program
Another new addition from Google is a way to receive preview builds and updates over-the-air, avoiding the need for flashing factory images. Anyone with a compatible device is able to sign up for the Android Beta Program and receive these preview builds automatically.
The Android N includes an updated SDK with system images for testing on the official Android emulator and on Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 9, and Pixel C devices (and to help test out these features on a tablet, developers can get a $150 discount on Pixel C), as well as on General Mobile 4G (Android One) devices.
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Uber new API offering unique experience to riders
Recently, Uber has released and announced the launch of new API feature for app developers globally. This API allows the riders freedom to connect to third party apps to Uber to enjoy the ride and make fun. It is for viewing content, notifications and ads during the trip. It requires the rider’s approval.
Request API for iOS and Android
Uber API allowing deep linking and SDK for Java and Python. It provides affiliate program also. It offers Ride request buttons for iOS and Android Apps. It provide single deep link into app.
Swift library is used to integrate Uber into your app. Uber iOS SDK provides thie swift library for integration. It requires minimum iOS 8 and Xcode 7.1+. It gives Cocoapods written in swift.
You can integrate without using dependency manager. You can add project manually. Import UserRides library in to the project for Uber rides integration. Insert drop off location parameters like longitude, latitude and location name, should be passed on the drivers. You can set color for Ride. Also configure RidesClient with Client Id.
Most important for iOS 9 and higher, need to change for new guidelines:
Minimum Android SDK version 16 is required for Uber Rides SDK integration. It provides support for deep linking in to the app. To use Android SDK add the complie dependency with latest version of SDK in build.gradle file.
Add Request parameters same as iOS as above I mentioned.
To show Request Button, add button in layout and add Client ID in code when adding button.
How to integrate Uber API?
You can integrate the power of Uber API into services, you can use Java and Python SDKs. Our mobile application development Team in iOS and Android can integrate Uber API for your Application so you will not have any issues to solve it out. Just contact us to move ahead.
In case you want to know about it more, you can check about open source SDKs, deep linking functionality and affiliate program at developer.uber.com