Features Android N Has In Store For The Users

There is news that says that Android’s upcoming OS might be named after Kerala made sweet and there are reports according to which Google is going out to public to get a poll so as to name the new Android N version of Google’s smart operating system. Further, it was seen that official Twitter page of Kerala tourism ministry’s asked people to cast their vote to “Neyappam” for naming the next OS.

As per reports, Sundar Pichai announced that Android N could be chosen via an online poll while he visited India in December 2015.

Android is well known to choose popular names of sweets such as Lollipop, KitKat, Marshmallow and Ice Cream Sandwich, name its Android versions and if everything will go well according to Kerala tourism ministry, India probably gets its first listed sweet. This is certainly great news for each and every leading Android development company, but its features are also giving a thought to the competitors as well. Here you will get to know about all the anticipated features of Android N.

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1. Multiple Window: We know that Android N offers a choice for a multi-window screen that allows the user to access more than one apps simultaneously at a time. This is possible with the help of multi- window as this allows you to do the multitasking job.

2. Bundled notification and direct reply: This API renders post notifications to the users that have the highest visibility & interactivity. This helps you to get to know more subject line at a single point of time in the notification area. You get to receive the notification in a bundle and give then straightforward reply.

3. A new element for easy accessibility: Android N comprises of other highlights for screen zoom which is an element present in the accessibility area. It renders quite a clear impression that makes the screen quite bigger and does not demand much attention from the users.

4. New plan for saving your data: Not everyone has gone through the complete information so as to arrange as quick as reasonably expected. Android N comprises of instrument that helps in settings. Now when you turn on Data Saver highlight into your settings, thus you are allowed to save your data plans at places where it is possible.

This helps you to block the extra data usage that happens due to a background, along with this the users get an option to whitelist all the applications that are needed for the setting of the Data Saver.

5. Language no bar: Android N is evolving to give people a choice when it comes to location and language is quite an improved way, quite importantly for application developers. Apart from this, there is no great reason to stretch your limits and adopt only the default language, as users are now given a choice to pick up their preferred language as per regionalization.

6. Directories get more secure through access control: Android N presents the modified element as a scoped directory that has improved the security of your data or any folder.

7. TV recording: Due to this Android N, the user also gets the option to store the videos which are present at one or more than one session at once. This also means that you are allowed to schedule the recordings to watch it later.

8. Faster management & setting: Google has also included a“Just- In Time compiler” to the Android Runtime so as to properly improve the working process of your running your Android applications. This has improved the installation process of the application quicker and also makes the reboots of the system upgrades quite quick along with quite a clever and quick setting.

Along with this, the new features unveiled in developer preview are:

1. New Graphics API: This new Android operating system offers you Vulkan graphics API as this platform renders quite nice representation execution performance.

2. Shortcuts for App launching: Android N is a platform that allows applications to give various alternatives to the app launchers. This allows your application to choose up to five alternate ways. This makes it quite easy for the developers to work on Android N.

3. High interactivity using Emojis present for Android N User: Android N offers an all new set of Emojis, which is quite individual and do not look like Muppet blobs. This makes it easy for the users to enjoy their conversation using several living creatures to express their views.

One of the most important thing that we need to know is that these features are subjected to change, and the final launch of the operating system is yet to come, and all these features were launched as per the developers preview that unveiled on 9 March.

Let’s see what will come to us, waiting in anticipation!

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Developing Mobile Apps That Are Accepted By Global Audience

Without any doubt Mobile apps are certainly one of the most growing market in the world, and they have quite an important role which one needs to play in day to day life. We are well aware of the fact that Mobile Apps or Applications are growing bigger and we can say that one can absolutely justify its integrity. Moreover, advent of smartphones and other handheld devices such as tablets are going deeper and demands the developers to come up with more innovative ideas for developing fresh applications for various fields today.

We know that the total app revenues in 2015 reached around 41.1 billion U.S dollar and one can be expect it to reach 101 billion U.S dollar in the coming 2020. Every single mobile app development company keep on launching some app or the other. One needs to get these apps for domestic as well as international markets and it depends on several factors. In order to cover all the global opportunities one needs to come up with numerous ideas so as to come with quite effective apps.

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Developing Apps that are International Is quite a Task

As per Gartner’s report which is, “Predicts 2016: Mobile Apps and Development,” that despite of having numerous options for creating, deploying as well as using mobile applications; global adoption is still not pace.

App developers now have to face several challenges that extends beyond developing mobile apps but also one needs to make sure that it gets to attracted and gets attentions from a huge audience.

One of the biggest task is to commit at least partially to the international crowd. It is quite apparent that developing mobile applications for international users is quite a tough task when compared with the developers in the domestic markets.

All in all, these apps are developed for domestic markets can also be taken into international crowd which can provide the flexibility in your app. There are several developers in the domestic market that are developing several apps that get accepted and enlisted in the international market. One of the biggest challenge faced by all the app developers is to render a universal look and feel.

As we know that we have many countries which are a good market of iphone and Android are not quite well spoken in English, therefore you need to create mobile apps that have the capability to survive in all these markets need to focus on making sure to localize them in accordance to the end users.

We need to localize the apps for different markets, and this is not only the language that needs to be localized, but even the notifications, text string, metadata, help, user policy, and several other things.

International reach is quite incredible when it comes to make sure that revenue is expanded and one of the major benefit is get tag of a global product.

One of the biggest advantage for mobile app developers nowadays is that they have the will to expand on a global platform. A Chinese development company has entered into the concept, which is standing steady and has grown luxuriantly into three main phases which is required by every developer that can help to maximize there revenue.

Nowadays, we are looking that there is considerable rise when it comes to the amalgamation of factors that ensures the app developers to have a look from their native places. We now have several app stores and distributors, that help local apps to easily get a hold on the market.

With the help of the right promotion, one can get these apps see that these apps reach to a global users. But this is possible only if these locally developed apps and supplied apps are quite fit for everyone.

Moreover the features. functions, as well as relevancy of these apps must not be a reflection of the place place where it was developed.

As per a recent study, it is speculated that till 2020, it is speculated that the global mobile subscribers globally will reach 4.6 billion which is 60 percent of the global population.

This is a great news for local app developers as they can now effortlessly connect and as well as fit into the global budgets by adopting certain strategies.

As per Juniper’s research report, it was seen that in 2015, there were about 235 billion apps were downloaded worldwide.

How to reach the Global Audience?

The main requirement for this is to program an app that not only offers a seamlessly functional app but also to ensure that it must have the ability to reach the users anywhere across the globe.

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Make sure to use local platform to Promote Apps

China is credible to hold 59 percent of the total app downloads talking about the download statistics of 2015. Google play is not present in China, therefore the alternative Baidu has become a popular thing there. Therefore you need to make sure that you look forward to the the right app distributor in order to reach any app distributor of that particular market.

At the End you need to deliver a great User Experience…

We are well aware of the fact that language as well as content differs with different countries and audiences, one of the most important thing is to deliver an incredible user experiences to the end users.

We have numerous platforms today such as Linguify.mobile that have the ability to transform mobile apps into different languages. However, we do not only require translation that are important to place domestic apps on a global platform.

One of the most important thing is to conduct a thorough research about what do these users be it local or international expect from a mobile app.

Make sure to alter the functions in your app that are not liked by international users. For instance, there are several countries that do not offer any Zip code. Therefore you need to have apps that can fit to those countries where multiple languages work.

Do not create apps just for only domestic users

As we are here in the world of globalization we know need apps that offers a great deal of cultural acceptance. Adaptation is one of the most requisite quality here. Developers need to focus on creating applications that cater to various need of the audiences. Apart from there are several factors such as social and cultural that need to be kept in consideration while developing an app.

Name the Apps Based On It’s Function

One of the most important factor is to name an app which is quite an important factor that helps to optimize the usage of app.

It is obviously fit to keep name an apps that depends on its function instead of giving a name that reflects a particular sector or culture.

Make sure to come up with a unique name

Stick to naming an app based on its functions

Make sure not to use a name which is already used

# One needs to stick to all the rules and regulations of Each Market

App development companies should focus in delivering a secure app user experience. Along with this, the special focus needs to be given to security as well as risk assurance.

App Streaming Is Changing The Methodologies Of App Ecosystem

The two dominant players in app industry are Apple’ App Store and Google’ Play Store. Every year hundreds of applications go live on these two powerful platforms. It has been found that approximately 3 million apps are offered to the Android and iOS users if combined. Thus, we understand how the app ecosystem is evolving and has given the endless opportunity to almost every iOS or Android app development company. Previously, the apps were only supposed to be used for entertainment and fun, but with the burgeoning mobile usage; it has become a necessity.

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Do you remember, the previous days before the web browsers came into existence? The monopoly of services like AOL, MSN, Yahoo forces the users to install them on their PCs if they want to see the premiere content. After certain time period when web browsers came into existence these restrictions were no longer in practice. It has given a great liberty to its users to switch between the services and content as per their wish.

Think of a situation, when you need to install a separate mobile application for everything you serve on the internet as websites. i.e. an app for shopping, an app for Facebook, etc. This can be a nightmare! You may prefer serving the internet because the content is delivered to you without any walls. You just need a browser, where you can search for anything you want irrespective of going into lengthy downloading procedures.

The Incoherent World of Mobile Apps

The web applications and the mobile applications have always been contradictory regarding growth. It has been found that there has been no smooth conversation between the applications. If you want to read an online news portal, you need to download an app. If you wish to serve Facebook, you need to download Facebook app for it. You name your problem; there is an app for that.

The situation is worse when it comes to web search. If you search for content using Google, its mobile search results will tend to push you to mobile web pages. But this is not always definite. It may lead to a pleasing situation too. But sometimes, it is better to go into the app.

The Mesh of Apps

Don’t you think it will be better to move between the applications just as you do within the web? Several tech giants like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, etc. believe in it. This is the reason why Google App Indexing, Apple Deep Linking, Bing App Linking, Universal Links, Facebook App Links, came into existence. But the crux of these companies is that they want to make it simple to move from one link to another. From a web page or inside the application and into another app when

The Birth of App Streaming

As the name suggest, App Streaming Google can efficiently broadcast what user wants to see within the app, without downloading it. It will definitely work as promised, and you will be able to browse within the app with the same type of web browsing experience.

In the US, nine application publishers have tested the services of app streamlining. And freely available for Google App on Android 5 or 6 phones. One may require setting US English in their web search or WiFi use. But unfortunately, this service is not for iOS users who are using Google App. The Chrome users on Android will be excluded.

I hope, this blog has given you plenty of information about App Streamlining. Alternatively, you can spend some time on researching more on this topic. It may help you explore more.

Four Enterprise App Development Challenges and Ways to Deal With Them

Enterprises are moving beyond the BYOD model and embracing mobile application development to make themselves app-ready. According to IDC, “the enterprise apps will outstrip consumer apps in 2016”. This clearly indicates that building apps is no longer a fad but has rather become a necessity for larger organizations.

When it comes to developing enterprise applications, keep in mind that they are not just for the customers, but also prove useful to the workforce as well. Thus, any mobile app development company will need to focus on building applications keeping in mind the need of customers and workers. Furthermore, there are several other challenges that a developer will likely face during enterprise mobile app development. Referring to market statistics, you’ll get to know some relevant facts in this context. For one, “the demand for enterprise mobile apps will exceed the app development capacity to five times,” according to a survey done by Gartner Inc.

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This article will help you gain knowledge of the biggest challenges associated with major enterprise app development and how they can be overcome.

1. Diversity (or Fragmentation) of Platforms

The first major challenge you will encounter when developing an enterprise app is the availability of diverse platforms. Currently, Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS are two of the most preferred and widely used platforms. So at the time of app creation, you need to consider specific features of both the platforms since they require distinguished expertise and coding skills to get the job done with efficiency. However, acquiring in-depth knowledge of Android and iOS platforms can be overwhelming for mobile application developers.

The best way to deal with the platform fragmentation issue is to make use of tools such as PhoneGap and others that helps in performing cross-platform app development with ease. Using such a tool, developers get the ability to deploy apps to many different devices and operating systems.

2. User Interface (UI)

Enterprise applications are, in general, used by the workers within an organization. Thus, developers often overlook the “look and feel” of the app and focus more on its functionality. After all, people using enterprise apps will be more pleased with the app helping them get their job done in a better and easier manner than how cool it looks. No doubt, aesthetics are also important, but usability holds more significance than visual appeal. But that does not mean, we can ignore aesthetics completely.

A viable alternative to developing a successful enterprise app is to create a balance between the functions and design. To do so consider making use of icons. Icons help in making the app UI useful and good looking at the same time. One significant advantage of icons is how they assist in explaining what function a button performs.

3. Security Concerns

Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated with time, and thus, developers are making every possible effort in building secure apps. However, the problem arises when an app developer is required to implement security measures for protecting application that runs on multiple devices and operating systems. As security infringements are becoming more frequent, developers often fail to prevent attackers from gaining access to the enterprise data.

An excellent way to cope up with enterprise app security challenges is to limit access to the data of your organization by making the corporate network more stable.

4. Choice of App Development Approach

Before developing an app, it is necessary to decide whether you wish to build a native, hybrid, or a web app. Choosing the app development approach pose to be a challenge, especially when you need to meet the specific considerations of an enterprise.

Well, if you have budget and skills to develop an app for one particular platform (like iOS or Android or any other), you can consider building a native app. However, with BYOD approach being implemented in almost all the enterprises, you’ll need your app to be accessible on multiple devices. In that case, developing a hybrid/HTML5 app makes sense.

Wrapping Up

The rise in demand for enterprise apps brings forth several challenges. However, considering the growing need for enterprise applications among organizations, it becomes needful for developers to seek solutions to deal with the challenges that they are likely to face during enterprise mobile app development.