Weak quality assurance can kill your app. While I always encourage testing from the client’s side, I also know that amateur testing is often not enough to ensure that an app won’t break and irritate users. In this article I’ll give you insights into the professional testing process and tell you about pitfalls you might encounter if you test your app by yourself.
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Would you believe me if I told you that 60% of our potential clients don’t find out their target audience before starting their mobile app project or that 30% have no clue how they can monetize their app? It’s true, and this lack of knowledge can cost a mobile entrepreneur thousands of dollars and months of development spent on a product they started without app development planning.
Developing a mobile application and planning the budget is more difficult that it seems. As someone who wants to create a mobile application based on an idea or business, you’ll need to consider lots of things you might not even have known existed. In this article, I’ll tell you what they are and show you blind spots and tricky steps in mobile app development process.
People mostly perceive information visually: videos, photos, and charts draw attention and explain things better than plain numbers or words. This is why many applications use bright and clear charts to present information. In this article, we explore how to add charts to your app without spending lots of time (and therefore money) on their development.
A security breach can kill your app and your reputation. This is why it’s extremely important to make sure your app is secure, especially if you collect sensitive information from your users. In this article, I’ll talk about the main security techniques that will help you avoid hacker attacks and protect your mobile application before release.
People like to stay connected to their church even if they can’t make the Sunday service every week. While many people perceive churches and religion as very traditional, many churches have already adopted technology to connect to people. In this article we tell you how to create a church app for Android and iOS and give you information to calculate its cost.
Kids love technology. They spend hours playing games and watching videos on smartphones and tablets. For both parents and app developers, it’s important to make this experience safe, fun, and useful. Entertainment and learning apps for kids give infinite possibilities for entertainment and learning.
There are hundreds of apps out there that help parents find their way through the difficulties of parenting. Not all of them, however, are as helpful as they could be. The BabyCenter mobile app is one of the best examples of a mobile app for parents, and in this article we’ll study it feature by feature and tell you how much it would cost if we developed a similar app for you.
Tapping and scrolling is great, but voice control is the next step. The rise of voice-based AI and voice-controlled gadgets like Amazon Echo and Google Home show clearly that controlling software by voice is a trend. Here you’ll find out how to integrate voice control into your Android app and benefit from it.
Mobile apps have taken the world by storm. The boom has been rapid, impactful, and has streamlined the way we consume information and things as well as work. Intelligent, successful businesses have a caught on and as such are organizing their processes via apps. The future is now.
Parenting is hard. Mobile apps exist to make things easier, and parents really need a hand when it comes to raising a child. Thankfully, the mobile market has lots of things to offer. In this article we explore types of apps that help people become good parents.
NFC is a technology mostly used in banking, and often developers create NFC payment apps for business. However, there are countless ways to use it, and you can be really creative with it. No wonder it is gaining popularity among users and developers, as it’s present in most modern mobile devices. In this article I’ll show you how to build an NFC application and be a bit creative with it.
There are over 2 million healthcare-related mobile apps on the app stores. There are applications for workouts, health management, childcare, contacting doctors, and more. To build a medical app that will stand this competition, you need to choose your niche and know it well.
Apps are changing the way we interact, communicate, develop and live as a society. Disabled populations are part of this shared society and integrating them in the most seamless manner possible is a shared task, a shared responsibility.
Long gone are the times when a person could learn one skill and work in one field for their whole life. Today, the world is more dynamic than ever. People require knowledge to pursue better professional opportunities and for their own pleasure. E-learning gives the opportunity to get new skills anytime and anywhere using modern teaching methodologies.
You’ve been working on a big project for several years already, and during that time team members have come and gone and your code has become vaguer and vaguer. Maybe it seems that it would be easier to just rewrite everything from scratch, but you understand that there isn’t much time for that. Refactoring might be another option, but you’re still not sure. In this article, we answer two questions: In which cases should you rewrite your application and what parts can be refactored? How should you go about refactoring your code?
The beginning of summer is a time of year all tech lovers wait for, as many big companies present devices and technologies they’ve been working on the whole year. In 2018, the world will see the new iOS 12. We can make some assumptions about what it will look like as the developer preview of iOS 12 is already available. In this article, we take a look at what Apple has prepared for us.
Almost everyone has a smartphone. We use them for entertainment, communicating, exploring new locations, and paying for things. However, some people aren’t able to enjoy their full potential due to physical disabilities. For people with physical disabilities, developers have created special ways to interact with mobile devices.
The new version of Android is finally out! It seems that Android 8 was only just released, but we can’t wait to see the new Android P 9.0. Three of the main focuses in the new Android OS are simplicity, digital well-being, and intelligence. In this article, we’ll explore new features for users and also tools for developers that will allow them to create stunning apps.
Your company has a successful iOS app that has generated revenue, brought new traffic to its website, and increased its profits overall. However, your company’s CEO still thinks there’s a segment of customers the business isn’t reaching and there’s strong potential to garner more profit. What can be done to address this issue?
Logistics enterprises face many challenges, and being effective means beating your competitors and сoming out on top. Driver management application helps to optimize delivery times, routes, and the order of work processes. All this can save a company thousands or even millions of dollars and improve their service. A logistics app can help you coordinate warehouse drivers and workers in real time.
The cost to develop a shopping app is pretty high. But in the modern world it can be even more expensive for an online retailer not to create one. Competition in the ecommerce market is intense, and a mobile app can be a major advantage for your business since more and more people are using smartphones to shop online, and retail is shifting to mobile commerce or mCommerce for short.
It took three years to make GDPR real, and on May 25, 2018 it will finally come into force. From now on, companies will need to treat information about their customers more carefully. GDPR gives users more power over how companies use their personal data. Is your company ready to meet the requirements?
Mobindustry is an ambitious team of mobile app development professionals who create great native apps for Android and iOS. We offer mobile solutions for mid-sized and large businesses and have extensive expertise building ecommerce, delivery, social media, and location-based apps as well as secure messaging services.
Movies, music, and other forms of entertainment have shifted from traditional TV and radio broadcasting to streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Spotify. After these services gained popularity, demand grew for controller devices. Chromecast is a perfect solution, if you want to control your TV with a mobile phone and get rid of all those remote controllers.
It’s easy to imagine what benefits a mobile application can bring to an ecommerce business. However, the advantages of offline-first web and mobile apps are not so obvious. In this article we tell you how to attract customers to your brick-and-mortar stores and how to optimize your employees’ work with the help of mobile technology.
While we enjoy the benefits of mobile applications in many aspects of our lives, healthcare is lagging. We still run into the same tiresome and inconvenient red tape that could be eliminated with the help of mobile solutions. Let’s find out how health insurance mobile apps can actually make it cool.
The food delivery market is booming and mobile technologies are shaping it in new ways, making ordering fast for customers and delivering the best service easy for businesses. In this article you’ll find out how to build a mobile food ordering app. We’ll tell you all about the development process and the cost.
Are games just for kids? The trend of gamification in retail apps proves they aren’t! Adults enjoy games just as much, especially when they offer bonuses. Retail companies have adopted gamification in their apps, and AliExpress is one of the brightest examples of gamification in ecommerce app.
People need products daily, from food and clothes to furniture and gadgets. Retail is so successful because it meets people’s needs. In 2018, the retail sector is expected to grow even bigger, and trends in mobile technologies will make ecommerce more convenient both for consumers and retailers.
A payment gateway is one of the most important things you should set up in your mobile solution if you plan to sell things through it. If a page takes too long to load, customers tend not to make the purchase. Integrate Apple Pay in iOS app to make paying fast and easy for your customers.
Video content is the most consumed type of content at the moment. People are spending more and more time watching videos online, and TV is no longer the primary source of visual content. Though live video streaming appeared only recently, it’s already become a gold mine for marketers, business owners, and bloggers.
The market for medical apps is booming, and both patients and hospitals can benefit from mobile applications. Mobile apps save time, make interactions between doctors and patients more effective, and provide hospitals and clinics with reputations as technologically advanced facilities.
You’ve already achieved success as an online retailer, but now there are new challenges – to explore other markets and gain a new audience. If you want to enter the mobile market but have no expertise in mobile development, then this article is for you.
Wearables are becoming an important part of today’s sports and health industry. Smartwatches, fitness trackers, and fitness bands are functional and portable; they can be used anywhere and anytime – when running, working out, and even swimming.
A language can be both a limitation and a means of connection. In the context of mobile apps, localization can help you access global markets, increasing downloads and return on investment.
Storyboards appeared with the release of iOS 5 back in 2011, and till this day Apple continues to improve them. It seems like Apple considers storyboards the UI design tool of the future. Are they really? What are the pros and cons of using storyboards?
There are many things a business can’t survive without. Reaching out to customers is one of them. You can have the best product in the world and a cool sales strategy, but there’s no point if nobody knows about it.
How much does it cost to develop an app? Giving an answer to this question is the first things a development team will do before starting work on your project. Estimation is what will clearly show you if a company is right for you and if you’re the right client for them.
Most people won’t bother searching for a product they’ve seen in an ad – especially if this ad simply directs them to a website’s home page. How can you quickly show your customers what they want to see? How can you accelerate purchases and win your users’ loyalty? The answer is deep links.
According to E-marketer, by 2019 mobile advertising will represent 72% of digital ad spending in the United States. With people spending more time in mobile applications, mobile ads are becoming a win-win for marketers and mobile app owners.
How can you improve your application and get people to enjoy it more? For this you’ll need to become an explorer and see what your users are doing – then you’ll be able to find out what works and what doesn’t.
Isn’t it weird to spend money on food that you aren’t even going to eat? It appears that it isn’t.
People gladly spend real money on virtual goods in their favorite mobile applications. This is called in-app purchasing, and it’s one of the best mechanisms for monetizing your app.
Nowadays, almost every type of app uses maps: ecommerce, dating, travel, fitness, and more. Location-based services are present in many apps as a core or additional feature. Using Google Maps in an app opens a whole range of possibilities to increase loyalty to your product.
When we offer our services to ecommerce businesses that already have mobile websites, we often hear something like this:
— “It’s too expensive for us.”
— “We aren’t ready for this kind of investment.”
Before 2016, iMessage was simply the default messaging application for iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. iMessage extensions meant not only sending and receiving iMessages, but also includes sharing media files and stickers. Now it is even possible to make payments!
Since 2005, when Google presented its first web mapping service to the public, maps have evolved drastically. Today, mapping services are present in almost all kinds of applications. In this article, we’ll tell you how to integrate Google Maps and Apple Maps into an iOS app.
Say you need to find a route to your hotel in another city, or locate the nearest restaurants — maps are there for you. Having trouble identifying where you are, exactly? Maps can help with that, too. Late for a meeting? Maps can show you the way wherever you are.
Well, well, well. The New Year is just around the corner, and your app doesn’t seem to be ready for release. Your client insists it is released before the New Year, and now you need to figure out how to launch your app around the holidays.
Your app is finally ready for release and now the whole world needs to know about it. Is there an effective way to get noticed among millions of mobile apps? We will give an answer in this article.
If you think back to the last major purchase that you made, you likely checked multiple sources before coming to a final decision to actually make the purchase. But, there was a time that consumers would simply ask a friend, or buy whatever worked for them the last time.
There’s a golden rule in sales: the easier the payment process is, the higher the probability the customer will buy the product. This is especially true for ecommerce, where any problem with a mobile payment can be a serious obstacle to purchasing.
Primitive augmented reality has been around for decades. But, because of the high cost of the hardware to make it in any way practical for most people, it has, until recently, been little more than a gimmick for geeks like us, or large-scale facilities for military training.
Over the past few years, living a healthy lifestyle has become trendy. Nowadays, being healthy means being beautiful, successful, and fit. People are becoming increasingly aware of diseases caused by obesity and sedentary office work.
Push notifications have proven to be the most powerful tool for keeping users in mobile applications, reminding them to use an app and provoking interest. They’re especially useful for ecommerce companies.
This year’s WWDC brought us one of the biggest events in the tech world. On June 5, 2017, Apple got everyone excited about all the new features and possibilities they revealed.
Each time Android releases a new version, it’s something sweet. The creative idea to name Android versions in alphabetical order after snacks continued this year as well, when it was the letter O’s turn. The honor went to the popular Oreo cookie.
People spend a lot of time on mobile apps per day, but that doesn’t mean people use just any app that’s available. The majority of their time is spent in the best apps. Sluggishness, inconvenient UI/UX, or constant problems with business logic leads to uninstallment.
For many entrepreneurs online, how to actually accept money from customers almost comes as an afterthought. How to select a payment processor then becomes an especially hard question.
Are you already thinking of building your own mobile app? If so, you’re probably getting ready to consider tons of details. Your development approach is one of them, and at first choosing it may seem frustrating.
Salesforce is one of the most popular cloud solutions providing powerful tools for businesses in the digital age. With a cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system at its core, this platform has build a huge ecosystem around itself. It has a variety of development tools and components to assist with various business tasks on any device.
Social media is a phenomenon, which continues to thrive despite the great variety of already existing successful examples. More than 67% of people use social media apps daily and spend there more than an hour every day.
In recent years, Uber-for-X companies like Instacart have been popping up for everything from in-home hair stylists to mobile bike mechanics. The concept of connecting people by location in terms of service has become a real trend.