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Watch out Software Developers! The Smartwatch is coming

After over a year of rumors and speculations, we can now rest assured that we will have Smartwatches on our wrists in the near future. On the 4th of September Samsung will finally announce its “not so long awaited” Smartwatch dubbed “Galaxy Gear”. Of course, if you’ve been watching the IT world closely then you probably saw this coming a mile away. I, for one, sure did. Since the beginning of 2013, Tech giants hinted that they will engage in a fierce battle for your wrist and Samsung is about to strike first, or maybe not. Old, yet still new, especially for ... Read More

 

Applications that boost your productivity

For the most part, the internet is great (wow, thank you Captain Obvious). After all, it is the first thing to come along and turn us from simple human beings into all-knowing deities, and all this with a simple flick of the wrist or click of the mouse. However, despite all its benefits, sometimes the internet can work like a double-edged sword and affect certain work-related areas of our life. Usually, the thing that suffers the most is our productivity. We’ve all been there, browsing away without a care, looking at cats and funny videos when we should have been ... Read More

 

5 Tips on how to create a Viral Application

It seems like everyone nowadays wants to create a viral application. Be it for fame or for money, it has become every developer’s dream. Well, today we are going go share some of our knowledge on this subject so that you may also become the next rock star app developer. 1. Be Purposeful The first thing that you should do is set a clear goal for your application and drive the software development process first and foremost towards it. What you typically want is an application that excels at something. Stay away from “jack of all trades” Apps because they only look good ... Read More

 

Facebook – Now an even safer marketing environment

Facebook has always been a fairly safe and secure marketing environment, both in terms of virtual safety and “return on investment”. During the last couple of years Facebook software development experts have done everything in their power to make the mammoth platform one of the most secure social and advertising environments on the Web. The past was safe The first major leap towards excellent virtual security was taken two years ago when the Facebook software development team announced that they will provide users with the ability to browse the site entirely over a HTTPS connection. This was a big change because ... Read More

 

The race for one million Apps is over!

You know what they say, the first million is the hardest. Well, even though there are four main operating systems in the mobile software development world, the “one million Apps race” was ran just by two of them. Actually, iOS and Android were so ahead of the curve that even if you summed up the BlackBerry and Windows Mobile App markets, the number of Apps still wouldn’t exceed Android or iOS. So, with only two competitors left in race a fierce fight ensued. Well, after a turn of events that would have seemed unlikely two years ago, Android finally crossed the finish ... Read More

 

Common mistakes when starting your own Software Development Company – Part II

As promised, today we are going to continue with the list of mistakes commonly made by young entrepreneurs when starting their own software development company. Let’s jump right in and not waste time because, you know, time is code. Neglecting Personality This one goes hand in hand with another mistake that I have mentioned in my earlier post which is hiring based solely on experience. Like I’ve said earlier, you need to also see why is someone attracted to software development, what drives him. Besides all this, you need to keep in mind that software development is first and foremost, teamwork and personality ... Read More

 

Good news for developers, Android Jellybean finally on top

For a good time now Android users had to suffer the shame of being called “out of fashion” or “not with the times”, mostly by iPhone users of course, because the operating system running on their phones was 2 years old. Ever since its release, Android 2.3 Gingerbread was the most widespread flavor of the mobile OS. Well, finally, this is no longer the case and the ones that get to benefit the most from this change are the mobile software development pros. Improved sampling for developers According to Google, Gingerbread rose to the top quickly after it was launched and became ... Read More

 

5 Mobile Software Development Tips

A lot has passed since we've talked about ways to improve the software development process so the time has come to reach down into our bag of tricks again and reveal to you some of the practices that we use to ensure better mobile software development. Keep calm, grab a pen and paper and read on. 1. Consistency is a must Picture this: you have to create a mobile application for a large company. This means that your app will have to work flawlessly on a very wide range of devices with different operating systems. In the corporate world there is ... Read More

 

iOS 7 Essential New Features

After much anticipation, impatience and speculation iPhone and iPad users finally got to see what their future Operating System will look like. The new Apple software development product was presented during the World Wide Developers Conference and it didn't fail to impress. To some of you the new Operating System will look strangely familiar, especially if you've also used an Android device at some point. While it’s true that Apple have copied some features that were made popular by their sworn enemies, they've also introduced some cool new stuff of their own and completely changed the design: iOS is now ... Read More

 

Google Glass – a take on privacy issues

The Google Glasses aren't even available yet and already they’re stirring up tensions in the software development and mobile development sectors. Moreover, it seems like there are two separate sides slowly forming and taking arms against each other when it comes to privacy issues. This is what I want to talk to you about here since it could be big and it will probably affect each and every one of us once these gadgets are out. Two different perspectives As the release date of these hi-tech glasses draws nearer, opinions concerning them are split. Some people love the concept, some loathe it, ... Read More

 

iOS/Android User Interface Design Guidelines

Mobile app development can be a simple task if you have the right tools but at the same time it can also turn into a daunting one if you have to keep look for additional information in order to successfully complete the software development process. This post is aimed at all of you out there that are trying to take up mobile app development. One of the first things that you should learn (and by learn I mean, learn by heart) is the User Interface. For efficient mobile app development you should know it inside out. Well, the guidelines below should ... Read More

 

What should Enterprise Apps borrow from Consumer Mobile Development

If you take a close look at enterprise applications and mobile development aimed at consumer masses, there are some clear differences that will immediately hop into view. This is normal and in certain cases it’s almost like comparing a suit with a sweatshirt or a track-suit. Sure, suits might look better from afar but in many cases suits make people feel uncomfortable and as soon as they get dressed they start dreaming about the moment when they can finally slip into their favorite pair of jeans and their 10 year old Metallica t-shirt. However, suits are needed for “TCB”, you ... Read More

 

Facebook Home, will you move in ?

Three days ago Mark Zuckerberg presented his new vision for the future of Facebook. Basically, he wants to transform your Android phone into a home for your Facebook account. Of course, the “Facebook Home” name is also linked to the home screen that you will get once you let Facebook move into your device. This is yet another bold software development move which might just prove to be a successful one. And speaking of bold, one thing is for sure: this is definitely the most courageous mobile development move that we’ve seen from Facebook so far. Why create when you can ... Read More

 

Happy 40th birthday Mobile Phones!

Forty years ago a man was strolling through New York City holding a strange device in his hand. The contraption weighed well over a kilogram and resembled a white brick of commendable size that for a strange reason had some buttons attached to it. Then, in a move which probably surprised every onlooker, the man placed the device near his ear and started talking into it. At that point, I am pretty sure that if a van from the loony bin happened to roll by him, he would have ended up in a white shirt with longer than normal sleeves. ... Read More

 

Another Apple lawsuit but this time they’re on the other side of the prosecution

Karma is sometimes a funny thing. Most of us go on with our daily lives not caring about what we do and how it could backfire on us but in the end we usually get what’s coming to us. Well, this is also true in the harsh environment of corporate software development. It seems like only yesterday Samsung had to fork up billions of dollars and hand them over to Apple after losing the patent lawsuits but now, the Cupertino Company may have to give up some profits of their own. Apple and Microsoft Devices secured by Intertrust This month Apple was ... Read More