Posts on Mar 2016

Optimizing Android Apps on Variable Network Speeds

Most of the apps today are developed and designed which can perform on all types of networks. While some of us are probably enjoying great connectivity courtesy of our carriers at our school/office/coffees shop wi-fi, there are still some people suffering from poor mobile connections, particularly in emerging markets. If you are developing an Android app you may already fetching information from internet. While doing so there is a chance that internet connection is not available on users handset, connection is slow or fast. Hence its always a good idea to create an app that can perform accordingly on all types of networks.

Facebook has made it known that their goal is to be able to reach and give access to as many markets as possible, and this includes those that still use 2G connections. In this post, we will share how this is possible by Network Connection Class Read More….

5 Take Away points from Droidcon 2016

Droidcon is a global developer conference series focusing on the best of Android, supporting the Android platform and creating a strong network for developers and startups. Droidcon covers all aspects of the Android ecosystem from mobile devices, to TV, to cars, to gaming, and so much more.

The idea behind the droidcon conferences is to support the Android platform and create a global network for developers and companies. The platform offers high-class talks from leaders from different parts of the ecosystem, including core development, embedded solutions, augmented reality, business solutions and games.

The speakers of the conference were some of the leaders from Android space, Yigit Boyar- Google Express, Dario Laverde- HTC, Jenny Yuen- Software Engineering Manager – Android at Facebook, Evelio Tarazona Caceres- Lyft, Israel Ferrer Camacho- Twitter, Christina Lee- Hightlights, Huyen Tue Dao- Trello and many others, who spoke about Android Development and the future of Android. Read More….

5 things you need to know from Stack Overflow Survey 2016- JavaScript Continues to Rule The Web.

To gain insight into the state of development, every year tens of thousands of developers are surveyed by Stack Overflow through their service. Stack Overflow serves as a stage where designers share their work and make inquiries identified with coding. Consistently, the site overviews a huge number of engineers to get a thought regarding the present situation of the tech world, making it a standout amongst the most exhaustive designer study ever directed.

Every year the statistics of inside industry are fascinating and this year for 2016’s study, 50,000 to 56033 developers responded from across the industry from 173 countries– and the findings are fascinating, as well as insightful. The company found that JavaScript is still overwhelmingly the most popular development language, with more than 55.4 percent of people saying they use the language. PHP fell 4 percent in the last year to 25 percent, which Stack Overflow attributed to the rise of Node and Angular, but Microsoft’s Visual Basic is the most “dreaded” language. It was also found that 46 percent of the developers have no degree in computer science or any related field and that more than 57 percent of them check in code at work more than once a day. Read More….

10 Basic Principles of Interaction Design You Need to Know.

The definition for Interaction Design is, “it is the behaviour and structure of the interactive systems”. In other words, it is the relationship between the user and the product, and the service they use.

The interaction design should create great user experience. It requires experience and understanding of basic principles of the interaction design in most of the UI disciplines. It’s about designing for the entire interconnected system: the device, the interface, the context, the environment, and the people. Interaction designers strive to create meaningful relationships between people and the products and services that they use, from computers, to mobile devices, to appliances, and beyond.

Interaction Design principles are important to keep in mind as we develop complex applications. There are some key elements of an interaction design that cannot be neglected while creating an interface for the user.

Ten basic principles of interaction design that are needed to be considered are given below: Read More….

Google’s Android N Preview- Developers Perspective

Google released its new operating system Android N preview on 09-03-2016. Google’s unexpected announcement of Android N Developer came that time when several mobile phone manufacturers are struggling to make the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update available to their premium devices.

The launch of Android N developer’s preview saw a good audience and it’s also going to be much, much easier for anybody to try it out. The plan of releasing it in May came little early, as Google wanted to release the preview earlier in order to get more feedback from developers in the process and get the final N release into the hands of device manufacturers this summer. Google’s current plan calls for five preview releases and a final release in Q3 2016.

Google has been working hard on matching Windows and iOS by building a native side-by-side app mode in Android. For Android N, the feature is apparently ready for prime time.

Before you plan of investing in Google’s new OS Android N, here are a few APIs and features we want to highlight which are available as a part of the “Android N Developer Preview”: Read More….

Mobile Development

11 Design Trends in Mobile App Design for 2016

The mobile phone has rapidly become the most widely used technology in the world. It is getting far more common than traditional computers. The statistic forecast that the total number of smartphone users worldwide by 2020 would be 6.1 billion, according to the annual Mobile Report from Ericsson.

The statistics show every year brings to the fore more in the realm of business access via mobile apps. The impact of a smartphone for business is undeniable. From smartphones to tablets, the ways to look up products and research via mobile apps are increasing at an alarming pace and it’s better to stay ahead than be left in the dust.

The rule of the game is simple: you’ve got to get—and hold—the attention of your consumers. And hold it long enough until they’ve paid for your product or services.

With mobile being front and center more than ever, designers are looking to perfect their mobile-design skills for their clients and customers. They have to prioritize the user experience when designing mobile apps, and designing native mobile apps that offer a richer experience than mobile web apps is the way to go.

The top trends that Mobile Design holds for 2016 are: Read More….

Mobile World Congress

Inside of Mobile World Congress 2016- Future Technology Trend

The Mobile World Congress is the largest mobile trade fair, which wrapped up in Barcelona on Thursday. The conference recorded 2199 exhibitors and attendance of over 101000 people, which was covered by 3,600 members of the international press and media.

This year the conference was dominated by the arrival of advanced technology like wearable technology, robotics, advanced mobiles, virtual reality, smart machines, ultra-fast 5G networks, INVISIBLE CHARGERS, connected objects, HOLOGRAMS, LiFi evolution and development of other advanced gadgets. MWC was more focused on the future trends in technology and the business impact of mobility and other tech gadgets. Many announcements were made and many technologies were showcased which gave goosebumps.

Here are some of the launches and future technology announcements that were made in MWC 2016 which caught attention of the visitors, business-hubs and media: Read More….

Five Principles You Need To Know For Creating Better User Experience

The success of an app depends on the user’s experience and creating a good mobile user experience depends on good UI and performance of an app. To delight users of an app, the designer needs to take into consideration five major points while designing for the perfect execution of UX fundamentals. Read More….