Category "Mobile App"

20Mar2019

New and Improved Flutter Coming Your Way

 

As you have probably known by now, Google is the one responsible for creating the Android operating system that many people love. What used to be created using Java and suitable frameworks has now become more simplified thanks to their own created programming language (DART) and Flutter, a software development kit that makes app development really easy, it is crazy!

Flutter has been around for so many months now and it has since been updated to version 1.0 last December. It brings a new way to create Android, as well as, iOS mobile apps to the fore.

What’s great about Flutter is that it has its own widgets (which means that you do not have to rely on platform-specific tools), it uses Google’s own DART programming language, and it also has hardware acceleration that ensures that any graphically-intensive games work really well without the glitches or bugs.

Another great thing about Flutter is that it comes with this amazing feature called Stateful Hot Reload which essentially allows you to see changes as they are implemented in real time. This allows developers to change whatever needs to be changing immediately.

Just recently, Flutter has received a minor update (version 1.2) and it brings with it more stability and performance for the developers.

But, aside from providing a lot of new fixes and performance stability enhancements, Google also introduced the “Dart DevTools” that can be used in an IDE. This allows mobile app developers to inspect the user interface of their apps, as well as, diagnosing performance issues, debugging on a deeper level, and it also comes with improves widgets that will make app development time easier.

According to Google, the DART DevTools include:

  • A so-called “Timeline View”, which allows developers to diagnose their applications on a frame-by-frame scheme, helping to identify rendering and computational work that may cause some instabilities in certain parts of your application.
  • It also comes with a logging feature that allows developers to see network, framework, and garbage collection events in a more precise manner.
  • It has a new Widget inspects which explores and visualizes the hierarchy that the framework uses for rendering.
  • Lastly, it also comes with a full source-level debugger that makes examining call stacks (among other things) easier.

Improved DART

Dart

Flutter is not the only one that got improvements; DART also got some improvements as well. The optimizations that were done ensures that there is an improvement in the app development across the board. Think about the reduced overhead of static calls.

Google also announces that Flutter will not be only used as a means to help developers create mobile apps; the company is thinking about expanding the project to work on web development as well with the coming of the so-called Hummingbird project.

The project aims to provide a useful framework for developers to create amazing websites for desktop-class devices. They also aim to make it cross-platform so that it works on both Windows and Mac devices.

 

 

13Mar2019

Service of Mobile Development

If you happen to have a question that you want to be answered that are related to mobile app development, do you either whip out your phone or your computer? The latter option would have been the preferred one if I am talking to someone from 20 years ago.

But, people nowadays actually use their phones more than their computers for pretty much everything. If you want to find some answers, you use your phone. If you want to call someone or even use video chat for that matter, then you use your phone.

Business owners know this and having only a website will not help their ventures. An entrepreneur should also invest in having an app created for their business for it to grow.

That being said, creating mobile applications is not at all too difficult, especially in this day and age. With the emergence of app builders, one can easily have an app created in just a matter of hours.

However, for more professional applications, you would need a dedicated app development service to help you.

In this article, I will help you find the right mobile app development service for you by looking at these key areas:

1. Your App Should Focus More on the Users

4 Key Areas to Look Out in a Mobile Development ServiceWhen you’re creating an app for your business, are you just focusing on your own company or are you going to focus on the people who are going to use the app?

A successful mobile application is something that always put users in mind. The features and its services should be something that provides them with ease and convenience.

As a business owner, an application can be your gateway to providing your clients with better services and if you consistently give them that, you will experience a lot more repeat buys.

The app development team should consist of a group of designers and developers that will work hand in hand to creating an aesthetically pleasing and highly-functional app based on your given specs.

2. Make It Simple

Your application has to be simple. When I say “simple”, I do not mean an app that is dull and boring. I mean that you create an app that is pleasing to look at while at the same time, it has all of the features that your clients would want to use.

You can certainly experiment with the different features, but make sure that the feature doesn’t convolute the interface and make the application harder to use.

The development team that you’re going to hire should be competent enough to know how to implement the features that you want.

3. Which Platform?

4 Key Areas to Look Out in a Mobile Development ServiceThere are two prevailing mobile operating systems: Android and iOS. If you want a generally bigger user base, then go for Android. If you want a relatively small user base, but with tons of paying customers, then go for iOS.

Still, your coverage can improve manifold if you build an app that is cross-platform compatible, though it means that you have to have enough money to have that application be fully realized.

4. Use Technology That is Scalable

If you have a website up and running, allocate the majority of your resources to app development. Let your team brainstorm on features that you can implement in your application to make it better.

I suggest putting in some features that help utilize the different hardware present in a phone such as the camera, the GPS, and other sensors.

10Dec2018

Introduction

Do you want your event to generate more buzz and curiosity? Buzz can make or break an occasion. Most best mobile app developers utilize social media platforms extensively for more followers likes and mentions. These things can help improve engagement and brand awareness. Soon, you will be able to convert knowledge into paying event guests.

Both digital and traditional marketing can help businesses capture their target market’s attention. However, there is a newer approach of increasing event attendance—mobile applications. How can a simple mobile application benefit your occasion?

  • Mobile apps generate buzz and curiosity around your event.

Start promoting your event many weeks before it starts. Use the mobile app to create excitement, buzz and curiosity. If they feel excited about your posts, then most likely, they would share it with everyone within their network.

When people spread the word for you, you are already generating brand awareness. Remember, content is the key to creating buzz around your occasion.

  • Mobile apps provide attendees with efficient mobile planning.

Of course, many of your followers would consider attending the special event. Encourage them to pay for a ticket by helping them plan their visits. Offer them the most efficient tools available. This is crucial for events with several venues, and for those with multiple dates such as conferences and festivals.

  • Mobile apps create a smooth, personalized experience.

Consumers in the event industry always expect an efficient, personalized experience.  Guests love personalizing their experiences, and mobile apps are great opportunities to achieve this. Let them save their researches and favorites. You can also provide interactive maps for their utmost convenience.

  • Mobile apps improving event networking.

Mobile apps are instrumental in improving guest experiences. What if your guests want to network, but can’t find the opportunity to do it? If this is the case, then you’re not delivering great user experience.

A mobile app with superb networking capabilities will surely remain sticky and trustworthy even after the end of the occasion. This only means that your customers would continue to use it even after the occasion, to retain their relationships.

  • Mobile apps keep the relationships going.

Relationships must continue even after the event. Mobile apps can make this happen. This can help you with up selling and customer retention.

Remember to use your app for new offerings and discount updates. Just don’t abuse this power. You might annoy your users, and you’ll end up losing your good relationship with them. Never bombard them with sales updates and messages.

  • Mobile apps can help grow businesses.  

What are your brand values? Do you think an app is a good fit for your brand and customers at this point? Contemplate on your business goals. Mobile a huge business opportunity, and can definitely set you apart from the intense competition.

The event business industry provides plenty of possibilities for conferences, and other types of events. You just need to develop an app that can strengthen your marketing efforts.