Month: March 2018

What is Play Store?

Play Store is a digital distribution service operated and developed by Google. It serves as the official app store for the Android operating system.

Play Store also called Marketplace. We can install any app on Play store on all android devices.  It acts as Store or Home of Official developed android apps by developers around the world.  Play Store provides a huge amount of Android apps available and we can access from anywhere using internet connection.

Play Store provides categories of apps to install on Android devices like Art & Design, Communication,  Education, Entertainment, Games, Health & Fitness, Maps & Navigation, Travel & Local, Finance, etc.

According to Google, the number of available applications in the Google Play Store from December 2009 to December 2017 is 3.5 million apps in December 2017, after surpassing 1 million apps in July 2013. As per Comparison, Apple’s App Store remained the second-largest app store with 2.2 million available apps.

Let’s see what are the ways in which Need of Android Application in Play Store and how empowers the app industry and positively affects the mobile application market:

Platform :

Google provides official Android App (Play Store) to the Android Developers and Android Users. The motto of the Play Store is android user can install a variety of apps from this platform and having free as well as paid apps.

Security:

Play Store provides Play Protect feature is an evolution of the Google’s “Verify Apps” service.  The feature, which will be enabled by default on all Android devices, is meant to be a real-time malware scanner that will scan every installed or about-to-be installed app and inform users in case there’s something amiss.

Popularity:

Millions of Android compatible state of the art application are available in play store. As per the analysis, Google’s Android Play Store is the Topmost app store in the world and the tough competitor to its Apple’s App Store is holds the second-largest position.

Conclusion:

Google provides its official Play Store and having security, reliability to choose millions of apps but many of the third-party apps are available on various websites which is not available in play store. The reason behind that these apps are Dangerous work via malicious advertising or even code. While not all third-party apps are “bad,” many stores bait users by offering popular apps for much cheaper prices and subsequently put user privacy very much at risk. Examples of sensitive information extracted through third-party app stores include phone numbers, device information, and email addresses.

So we can always prefer a security while using an Android device, Google provides more security day by day and Google having rights to ban suspicious and malicious apps available on play store.

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Android Trends

Building strong and meaningful relationships on LinkedIn is always critical to growing your business, whether Software development lead generation, Mobile app development leads, sales lead generation etc.

Most of the people facing such problem, you have hundreds of connection or thousands of connections on LinkedIn but you have been unable to do anything productive or not able to find good (profitable leads with them. And you are struggling to grow your network with meaningful connections on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is the most useful platform for Entrepreneur, business owner, person. It is most useful and effective when you use it as a relationship building platform.

  1. Start With his/her Name: Always should start your message with Hi or Hello with his/ her name, Because our name is the most beautiful word.
  2. Look for Commonalities: It’s always easier to build a relationship with those when you have something in common or related to your domain or niche.
  3. When you meet someone at a networking event or holiday party, connect with them on LI and make a note: Meet someone and exchange names, Look them up on LinkedIn the next day and send a personalized message
  4. Tell People Why Do You Want To Connect: If you want to connect with someone, make sure you answer the question “ what’s in it for me “ or “introduce yourself with short message”
  5. Look at someone’s LinkedIn photo when you’re talking with them by phone: When you planned to talk to someone I haven’t yet met, you should look at their LinkedIn photo before the talk. It gives us the sense of talking to someone in person.

Why it is so important to put in the extra time and effort into developing each relationship. You are supposed to connect with them not collect them. LinkedIn can be the goldmine of opportunities but only if you know how to mine.

Read More Best Practice For Building Strong Relationship On LinkedIn

Digital Marketing Trends

There are approximately 1.3 million Android apps in the Google Play store and 1.2 million apps in Apple’s App Store, used by nearly two billion smart phone users worldwide.

App Store Optimization is an ongoing process. A successful ASO strategy requires a keen eye, and regular check-ins, regular update on store, use of proper keywords etc.

How to do App Store Optimization (ASO)?

You currently have an advantage because many organizations are not optimizing their apps properly. And due to app store optimization, you can make your application on the top the search result.

To help you boost your app marketing strategy I’ve put together a list of 10 Ultimate ASO tips:

 

1.        Understand your customer and your competition

2.        Start with Descriptive title

3.        Use keywords wisely

4.        Describe your app well with proper keyword

5.        Pick the Right Category

6.        Focus on icon Design

7.        Focus Android Apps, should make Google+ Profile

8.        Include Good screenshots and video

9.        Increase traffic with outside promotion

10.     Update frequently of your application

Conclusion

If you want to have a successful app with lots of visibility and downloads — and income-generating potential — you’ve to pay attention on your app’s ASO.
For Any types of inquire Please do contact us at http://wwww.kodesoft.in

Read More The App Store Optimization Checklist- 10 Ultimate Tips

Android Digital Marketing iPhone Mobile Development Trends

A POC is “a realisation of a certain method or idea in order to demonstrate its feasibility.

A proof of concept is usually small and may or may not be complete”.

In Other words:

it’s a way of testing whether the idea you’ve had is actually going to work.

Imagine:

you have an idea for an app development for your organization, service or feature, but you’re not sure whether it’s even possible to achieve from a technical background as well as functional. So Next step should be to create a very minimal, functioning prototype which demonstrates the feasibility of the proposed technology.and based on that organization can get idea about its implementation.

Use of POC (Proof of Concept)

Most of the big organization or small organization are using proofs-of-concept,for different reasons:

  • to understand a technical risk, such as the performance of a product or its ability to integrate with external systems.
  • to evaluate different technology options for later selection e.g. choice of web server or database,security.
  • to demonstrate how the product might work with a view to informing UX, design and business decisions over its features.

Advantages:

  • you quickly learn whether what you want to do is achievable
  • you quickly learn whether what you want to do is desirable
  • you can get clear understanding of the idea , which you gonna implement.

If your will go with a proof of concept ,this is a great sign that your project is breaking new ground.It’s far more cost effective to make a prototype than to dive straight into development.

Thanks for reading. for any query or support feel free to contact at ksundaram@kodesoft.in

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Proof Of Concept Trends

Introduction of Kotlin

Kotlin is a statically-typed, inferred and functional programming language which is developed by “JetBrains” developers in 2011.JetBrains developers are the main team member who invented Kotlin programming language.Kotlin name is kept from Kotlin island which is near in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Preview release date: 31 March 2017
Stable release date: 25 April 2017
Kotlin is the combination of multiple languages, for example, something is taken from Scala programming language, something is taken from C++ and something is taken from java etc, and it comes with no limitations.
It also runs in Java Virtual Machine and firstly converted in bytecode and etc. One of the main motives of Kotlin is to compile as fast as java.And one of the main reason to invent Kotlin is to overcome java problems.

Features of Kotlin :
Kotlin introduces many improvements for programmers such as :

1) Kotlin setup is very easy, simply a plugin is available in android studio upload plugin and one option showed that is setup configure Kotlin and click and Kotlin configure automatically.

2)Kotlin is concise which means the code of amount is reduce as compare to other languages.
3)Kotlin is safe means Null-Pointer Exception which is the major problem in Java, which is eliminated in Kotlin.In Kotlin you can create two types of a variable (nullable variable and non-null variable), if you want to create null variable then choose a nullable variable and if you want to create non-null value then choose a non-null variable, it gives error msg not a null-pointer exception.

4)Kotlin is Interoperable means you can easily convert Kotlin program in java and if you want to convert java program in Kotlin then you can easily convert.

 

5)Kotlin is the third language which is fully supported by Android after Java and C++.
6)Kotlin is a completely open source and free in cost and gives one option to convert java to Kotlin and a strong focus on java binary compatibility.
7)It is intended to improve code readability, gives an easier way to extend Android SDK classes and speed up development.

8) In Kotlin, there is no need to write semicolon “;”, without writing semicolon you can run your app.In C, C++, JAVA, Android without semicolon crash your project.
How to use Kotlin:
1: How to declare variables and data types in Kotlin
It declares in two way
i) The first way in which you did not need to pass data type called implicit conversion:
var fruit = “Mango”
val count = 100
Here, fruit is a variable of type String data type, and the count is a variable of type Int data type. You don’t have to specify the types of variables, Kotlin implicitly does that. The compiler knows this by initializer expression (“Mango” is a String, and 100 is an integer value). This is called type inference in programming.
The difference between var and val:
val is an Immutable reference which means the variable declared using val keyword cannot be changed once the value is assigned. It is similar to final variable in Java.
var is the Mutable reference which means the variable declared using var keyword can be changed later in the program. It corresponds to regular Java variable.
ii) second if you want to define data type called explicit conversion:
val a:Int = 6266
Means value convert to integer type
val a:Long = 2000L
the in which compiler considers long data type.Suffix “L” means it converts in long data types.
2>Charecter, String and their functions in Kotlin:
Syntax: class Student(val firstName: String, var age: Int) {
// class body
}
3>Array in Kotlin:
Arrays in Kotlin are represented using the Array class. You can create an array in Kotlin either using the library function arrayOf() or be using the Array() constructor.
You can pass a bunch of values to the arrayOf function to create an array :
var numbers = arrayOf(1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
var animals = arrayOf(“mango”, “jackfruit”, “banana”, “apple”)
var mixedArray = arrayOf(1, true, 3, “hello”, ‘A’)
how to use array in kotlin:
fun main(args: Array<String>){
var array = arrayof(123,234,765)
println(“${array[0]}”) // To print 0th position value of array

for(i in array){
println(“${array[i]}”) //To print all value of array use for loop:
}
}

4>Class and Constructor in kotlin:
Syntax: class student
If you do not want to add body of class then there is no need to add curly braces.if you want to add body of class then need to use curly braces:
Syntax: class student {
//body of class
}
How to call Constructor :student()
fun main(args: Array<String>){
var s = student() //Here call student constructor
}

Conclusion:

Kotlin is a new language with low risk and easy to learn, you stay in the familiar Java ecosystem and you can start using Kotlin alongside with Java.

Read More Top 8 Things You Need To Know About Kotlin, Android’s New Programming Language

Android

Ionic Overview

          Ionic framework was developed back in 2015 as an customization for Apache Cordova by the Drifty Co. software vendor. Mainly it was introduced for the development of hybrid mobile applications.  Hybrid mobile applications are the small websites which are running in browser shell in an app that have access to the native layer.

          Ionic  used as Front-End UI  Framework that handles all the look and feel of mobile application. Ionic uses HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and Angular.Js to build the application. Ionic provides all the functionality which can be found in Native mobile development SDKs.

          Ionic is focused on building modern web standards and modern devices. Ionic supports for Android 4.1 and up and for iOS 7 and up. Ionic 2 supports Universal Windows Platform. Ionic framework powered by Angular.Js supports BlackBerry 10 apps.

React Native Overview

            React Native is a Java Script framework for writing real, native mobile apps for Android and iOS. React Native is based on Facebook Libraries for building UI. React Native is proudly manage and maintain by a community of expert React Native developers and leading corporations, including Facebook and Instagram.

           React Native is an extension of  React.Js, using the same principles such as virtual DOM for updating the UI. React Native uses Native UI components. In Ionic  the components are written in HTML, CSS and JavaScript but React Native uses Native Components.

          React Native is cross-platform means the same code is use for Android as well as iOS. Unlike Ionic, it is not designed for write once and run everywhere. So you need to change some platform specific code in your program.

Ionic  vs  React Native

                                                                                    

 

Ionic

React Native

The general idea of Ionic is for improvement portability of web technology. The general idea of React Native to use functional user interface
TypeScript  (it is super-set of JS that compiles 2 simple and clean JS on any browser) used for Ionic. React Native (JSX that means it is a syntax extension that optimizes the code while compiling the code to JS) used for React Native
Ionic reuses the code to develop android, iOS, windows phone, web, desktop and progressive web-apps React Native reuses the code to develop android, iOS and windows phone apps.
As Ionic is uses web-view the code performance is okay. In the React Native code performance is excellent as there is no web-view.
Testing can be done on any browser while using Ionic In React Native testing is done on emulator or real phone device.
Apache cordova is used as hardware accessibility in Ionic. React Native itself is capable enough.
In Ionic needs to be written only once, but can be executed anywhere. In React Native needs to be learn only once and becomes easy to write on any platform.
Ionic use to develop hybrid mobile applications. React Native is use to develop native mobile applications.
The documentation of Ionic is simple, clean and consistent. Documentation of React Native is very basic
Ionic is based on Angular 2 backed by google. React Native based on react backed by Facebook.

Conclusion

      Ionic and React Native  both are meant for the same purpose but different project requirement. Between Ionic and React Native which framework is better is depends on many factors like, your project, your user requirements etc. They  both do different things, and both do it well.

   If the developer already has ReactJs then React Native is good choice. And if the developer is familiar with Angular then Ionic may be good choice.

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Mobile Development