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What We Can Learn From Apps that Make Money

What makes an app sell? Everyone that has ever owned a smartphone has imagined an app idea at one point. The truth is apps are a dime-a-dozen. There are over 2 million apps on the smartphone market. The revenue is right around 10 billion a year, meaning most apps don't make money. The good news is we can learn from the apps that are making money. They really are great examples of 'what to do' when considering an app idea. Here are 10 must-have apps that do a lot of things right: They satisfy a popular need. They offer free and paid versions with extra value. They have clean, minimal screen designs that make them easier to navigate. They do something different that adds meaning for users. They allow customization. They're generally multi-purpose. Why do we love these organization apps?1. The Evernote app is a great example of good, free software that almost always leads to a paid upgrade in order to access all your notes offline too. You can take notes in nearly every way possible -- through web clips, typing, uploading photos from your camera that you can annotate -- and you can search for any keywords on any of these...
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Putting an End to the Eternal Debate: Native Apps Vs Web Apps

The debate rages on. Vying to be an accomplished, top-of-the-funnel enterprise, you would want to be visible from the farthest of neighborhoods in the business realm. And when it comes to application development, there is an escalated urgency, simply for the fact the every business wants to be accessible to its customers – prospective and current – on their fingertips. In an age where every minute a new enterprise springs up at some part of the world, being visible is just not enough. Being more accessible in the market means you must reach out to your customers in real-time. Mobile application development has been at the forefront of this new world order where service providers and service seekers are on the same page, with the service seeker pretty much dictating when and how to turn the page over. But, all the sermon apart, the cluster of choices does raise questions. The technology experts often find themselves being pondering over THE question – what to really choose between Native and Web apps for mobile application development? The confusion emanates from the fact that there aren’t many reliable sources around who would weight each option to its merit, evaluate what suits your business...
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4 Elements to Test on Your New Mobile Website

Mobile optimization is a given in today's world of ecommerce. It can be a major faux pas to neglect your organization's mobile usability. Chances are, a significant portion of your audience is looking at your website on a smartphone or tablet screen. While many companies invest in mobile optimization services, very few organizations continually test the usability of these pages. Since mobile protocols are continually changing, it's vital to make sure that your webpage is still functioning properly for your mobile users. Here are four elements your company should test on a regular basis. Navigation Your bounce rates with increase dramatically if your viewers cannot get to the information they're looking for. Your mobile navigation should be clear and intuitive. Menu elements need to be large enough for people to read and tap easily on a smartphone or tablet. Users shouldn't have to resize these navigation elements in order to move to another area of the website. Links Broken links are another major source of frustration for your online audience. Before your web designers and developers make significant changes to webpages, ensure that they fix all links that might be impacted. Checking links manually can be extremely time consuming, especially if...
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4 Major Mobile Usability Considerations Companies Often Overlook

If your company plans to release a mobile app, then user testing is a critical part of this process. Your organization's reputation can be significantly affected by the quality of your mobile app. Your audience should have access to stable software that accomplishes its purpose. Extensive user testing can ensure that audience has the best experience possible while using your app.   Device Testing When you launch a new mobile app, you need to consider current device operating systems and think about backward compatibility. Not everyone in your audience will have access to the hottest new gadgets and operating systems. Consider your target demographics, and make sure that your app works with some of the most common devices currently on the market. Test your app out on these devices to make sure that the user experience is uniform across platforms. Long Term Stability Will your app stand up to the test of time? App creators prepare for new operating system updates by testing apps extensively with early developer versions. This allows your company to adjust its app to work with new operating system functionality. If you drop the ball and fall behind mobile progress, then your app runs the risk of...
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Webservices for everyone

In this text I will explain ecosystem of independent developers and niche web service providers which will continue to emerge from the rise of technologies of web services, open APIs, new HTML 5 development tools and web browser based client devices. Web-applications are applications that run on the web. These are the applications that are built around the Web browser standards and thus can be used by any browser on any platform. By using Web services, your application feeds constantly its functions to the rest of the world to consume. By  utilizing  standard documentation of the web services (UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration),  WSDL (Web Services Description Language) your fellow application  developer can then easily start building its own application or web  based on your service by using standardized way of calling your web service’s “services”. Web services use traditionally XML to code and to decode data. Data is transportable over the Internet by using open standard Internet protocol, HTTP(hypertext transfer  protocol).  Different kind of Internet (client) applications can then be programmed to use web services.  Messages are transferred over HTTP using different web protocols such as SOAP, RPC-XML and REST. Each of the these message protocols have their own...
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