What really would compel someone to actually develop a complete IoT-based home automation system? Could it be the need to improve the safety of your home, could it be the desire to live a Jetson-like life that millennials always dreamt of.
It is difficult to say, often, it is even more difficult to visualize the technology that is required to build a home automation platform.
According to CIO Magazine, one-third of all iOS enterprise applications are vulnerable to attackers. The situation is even worse for Android. Cybersecurity threats are now evolving even faster along with emerging technologies like IoT; increasing the Cyber Security skill gap further.
It’s 2017, and arguably the biggest fight after “iOS vs Android” is “Native vs Cross platform app development”. And it is showing no signs of slowing down. Many big organisations like Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Skype have already built their applications on a hybrid platform such as React Native, and Xamarin.
In a blog post a few months ago, we outlined best resources for aspiring android app developers to learn android.
Remember how we talked about utilizing android tools? APIs often play an instrumental role in bootstrapping startups, but given the sheer volume of 3rd party APIs available, finding the best API for android development becomes difficult.
While much is known about ranking websites on Google search, there’s very little information about ranking apps on Play store. What we find on the internet are these bits and pieces of information that advice you to get more app reviews, optimize images, localize, etc and talk little about keywords in app’s title and description.
There are some companies that have generously donated what they know to the internet, but as an app developer how do you know if that information is correct? If you look at the ASO (App Store Optimization) of Facebook, it won’t be the same for a little-known developer making apps for a niche. Some apps often bring their customers directly from either a huge following or already existing web applications. Thus, they have entirely different sort of approach towards ASO and are often more assertive rather than focused on getting found organically. Read More
Earlier in 2015, Google introduced a new model of app permissions which increases user privacy by letting them decide what phone features an app can access. This new permission model bring new challenges as well as opportunities for app developers. Read More
If you are starting to learn Android development, now is a very good time as Google I/O 2014, 2015 brought the best out of Android in terms of design and development. It doesn’t matter if you are a hobbyist developer or are looking to build an app empire, this post will help you build your app from scratch. Read More
People embrace the open nature of Android, and that is something that empowers innovators to build groundbreaking products. But only a few know the dark side of this openness, Vulnerability. Our apps are always vulnerable to attack as Android does not render its code into machine code, leaving it prone to extraction. The vulnerable code can then be used for a variety of reasons, which should be daunting for any serious mobile app business.
Outsourcing software development is common among startups just like yours. Although some succeed and thrive, many crash and burn. We’ve gathered some valuable lessons from 5 failed and 5 successful outsourcing attempts by startups to find out what they did right and what they did wrong. Read More
App reviews and ratings play an important part in the success of your mobile apps. On one hand they influence a user in downloading an app, and on the other hand they serve as metadata for the app store ranking algorithms. Read More
“New Physics and animations”
Until now, designers only had to deal with little or no animations with Holo and Kitkat, but with the new Material design language the task becomes very difficult and simultaneously promising. And the reason is very simple, with the new physics and animations designers can think of more possible ways to provide better user experiences to their applications. But the same will also make it difficult for others. Read More
Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to ‘virtual assistant’ services like Apple’s Siri and Google Now is already making a huge impact on early adopters of the potentially revolutionary new service.
Cortana is jam packed with exciting new prospects for both developers and end users—here are the top ten reasons why the new service will change the way you look at your devices forever.