Author: K Sundaram

Application lifecycle management is the process of managing an app’s development, from design to final release, and establishing a framework for managing changes.

The typical application lifecycle starts with the design of a new app or feature. The app is planned based on requirements analysis and specifications. After that, the app is implemented as per the specifications and then tested. The new app is staged for final testing before it gets deployed to production.

This cycle repeats for every new app or feature. It’s also used for app maintenance, such as when features are enhanced, or bugs are fixed.

To follow the above approach, we should follow AGILE methodology to get it done.  In this process, that start somewhere in the business as an idea, a need, a challenge or a risk and then pass through different development phases such as

  • Requirements definition
  • Design
  • Development
  • Testing
  • Deployment
  • Release and maintenance

In this process each of these steps is closely monitored and controlled, followed by proper tracking and documentation of any changes to the application.

Today, it is more likely that developers will use agile model and remain involved with the application after deployment, working with business owners and operations to make incremental changes as needed.

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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.

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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

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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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Thinking about starting an eCommerce startup but you simply don’t know how?

Does it seem like an impossible challenge for you?

…you’re not alone.

So before anything just make proper plan and then execute in better way.

One of the major reasons, why online eCommerce startups succeed its  because of the right development / consultant partner selection.

So being a startup you need to be very careful while selecting the team or company  for your online eCommerce web portal development as well as Mobile Application. So you need to select best team to handle all the development process from scratch and make proper plan to execute.

Four parameters for your startup eCommerce business:

  1. Ecommerce Development Expertise: Start the ecommerce web portal development expertise before you handover your project development work by discussing their work examples in detail. You can also ask about their client references and just to be sure does a reference check that whatever they are claiming as their developed web portals are originally delivered by them only. Also refer a few resumes/portfolio /profile to assess their expertise in ecommerce  development and short list top talents to compare with few other IT companies / consultants/freelancers.
  2. E-commerce Consulting Experience or Expertise: Apart from the technical expertise, being a startup company, it is most important for you to review their(companies/freelancer) domain expertise in the ecommerce field. You should choose a company which not only delivers technically but also understands the ecommerce depth and can consult you with respect to further steps which can take your online business to the next level. It means you need technical person as well as ecommerce adviser they can give you advice.
  3. Support & Maintenance( after product delivery until its stable): The team must be ready to provide support after initial ecommerce development, third party integrations, bug fixing and maintenance tasks. They should also know about payment integration methodologies
  4. Marketing :  Marketing of any product play vital role in product success. 90% of product success and failure is depends on marketing stuffs. So Choose wisely a marketing team If the company know  how to market the products online and how they reach the goal , it is an added advantage for you to select them However before allocating your business projects to them. you should review their past projects and the growth of their past clients with their efforts.

 

One of the important aspect of eCommerce success is Mobile application. Because of my generation, everything they want in smart phone. So mobile application is also play very important role for product success.

We also provide end –to –end Web and mobile application support and maintenance as well as development To more about my service and solutions drop us an email at  info@kodesoft.in

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Following example shows step-by-step process to  how to integrate an AdMob advertisement into your Android application:

Step 1 If you are not already registered at AdMob, just visit the AdMob Website and create a new account. After the registration process you can see your empty AdMob dashboard. The screenshot below shows an empty AdMob dashboard:

Click on monetize new app then bellow screen will appear:

admob1

Step 2: Click on Add your app manually.Bellow Screen will show

admob2

Step 3: Click on Add App Button :next screen look like is as bellow:

admob3

Step 4:   Download Admob Android sdk: The AdMob Android SDK allows the developer to seamlessly integrate an advertisement within an Android based application. Download and unzip the Android jar archive (googleadmobadssdkandroid.zip). The archive contains the AdMob Android SDK for integrating an ad view into your Android user interface layouts (GoogleAdMobAdsSdk-6.1.0.jar).

Step 5: Let add admob jar file in your native application:googleadmobadssdkandroid.zip  unzip it and copy in lib folder in your anroid application:   Start Eclipse and create a new Android based Java application.   Create a /libs folder directly within the root folder of your Android project folder and copy the AdMob Android SDK jar into that folder. Right click on your project and add this library to your projects build path by selecting Build Path > Add External Archive…

The sample application consists of a simple main layout that contains a single TextView. Now we are going to modify this simple layout to contain an AdView. Therefore we add a new AdView as it is shown below:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>

<LinearLayout xmlns:android=”http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android”

xmlns:ads=”http://schemas.android.com/apk/lib/com.google.ads”

android:layout_width=”fill_parent”

android:layout_height=”fill_parent”

android:orientation=”vertical” >

<TextView

android:layout_width=”fill_parent”

android:layout_height=”wrap_content”

android:text=”@string/hello” />

 

<com.google.ads.AdView

android:id=”@+id/adview”

android:layout_width=”fill_parent”

android:layout_height=”wrap_content”

ads:adSize=”BANNER”

ads:adUnitId=”a1501676c633fac”

ads:loadAdOnCreate=”true”

ads:testDevices=”TEST_EMULATOR, TEST_DEVICE_ID”

/>

</LinearLayout>

 

Step 6: Go to the AndroidManifest.xml file file open it and give the required permission:

Now add the Google AdActivity as well as both necessary permissions ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE and INTERNET to your AndroidManifest.xml file as it is shown here: 

<uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE”/>

<uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.INTERNET”/>

Code will look like bellow in AndroidManifest.xml

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>

<manifest xmlns:android=”http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android”

package=”at.smartlab.androidbook.AdMobTest”

android:versionCode=”1″

android:versionName=”1.0″ >

 

<uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion=”15″ />

 

<application

android:icon=”@drawable/ic_launcher”

android:label=”@string/app_name” >

<activity

android:name=”.AdMobTestActivity”

android:label=”@string/app_name” >

<intent-filter>

<action android:name=”android.intent.action.MAIN” />

<category android:name=”android.intent.category.LAUNCHER” />

</intent-filter>

</activity>

<activity android:name=”com.google.ads.AdActivity”

android:configChanges=”keyboard|keyboardHidden|orientation|screenLayout|uiMode|screenSize|smallestScreenSize”/>

</application>

 

<uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE”/>

<uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.INTERNET”/>

</manifest>

 

Step 7:To receive ads from AdMob you have to create an AdRequest instance within your own Activity and hand it over to your AdView layout element, as it is shown below:  

 

package at.smartlab.androidbook.AdMobTest;

 

import com.google.ads.AdRequest;

import com.google.ads.AdView;

 

import android.app.Activity;

import android.os.Bundle;

 

public class AdMobTestActivity extends Activity {

/** Called when the activity is first created. */

@Override

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);

 

setContentView(R.layout.main);

 

// Look up the AdView as a resource and load a request.

AdView adView = (AdView)this.findViewById(R.id.adview);

adView.loadAd(new AdRequest());

}

}

Step 8: Copy the bellow code in layout/main.xml file 

<com.google.ads.AdView

android:id=”@+id/adview”

android:layout_width=”fill_parent”

android:layout_height=”wrap_content”

ads:adSize=”BANNER”

ads:adUnitId=”a1501676c633fac”

ads:loadAdOnCreate=”true”

ads:testDevices=”TEST_EMULATOR, your test device ID goes here”

/>

 

To know the your test device ID goto the logcat file and copy it

The resulting Android app shows the demanded advert in combination with a HelloWorld TextView:

admob4

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