Cryptocurrency is now part of the mainstream lexicon, but that’s a relatively recent development. After all, the first major cryptocurrency, BitCoin, didn’t come into existence until 2009 and it took a couple years before BitCoin really gained momentum. To create BitCoin, developers had to overcome some major obstacles surrounding recordkeeping. For instance, the cryptocurrency system had to be accurate so as to prevent “double spending,” whereby a user would have the ability to spend a sum of money twice due to delays updating the ledger. Enter blockchain, an innovative platform that has paved the way for cryptocurrency and many other technologies. In this blog, we’ll discuss more uses of blockchain they may be beneficial to your business. Read More
Apple is in the midst of a first-of-its-kind firestorm surrounding its iconic iPhones, following the company’s recent decision to intentionally “slow down” earlier iPhone models with older batteries. The move came on the heels of the latest iOS update. But iPhone users were so enraged that they filed a class action lawsuit against the tech giant. This leaves many wondering, why did Apple slow down older iPhones?
Most smartphone users are familiar with mobile app beacon technology, although they may not hear the actual term “beacon” too often. It’s the technology that allows an app to generate notifications or alerts when a user’s device enters a particular geographical area. Marketing firms now use mobile app beacons to engage users when they’re in the physical vicinity of a store or restaurant, while the travel and tourism industry uses beacon technology to provide self-guided tourists with information about landmarks or points of interest. But these applications represent just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s possible with mobile app beacon technology. There is a wide range of potential beacon uses associated with the Internet of Things or IoT, and it’s an area we expect will receive lots of attention in the not-so-distant future. Read More
The past couple decades have seen the release of dozens of new devices, from smartphones and tablets to laptops, wearable technology, mobile point-of-sale devices and beyond. Today’s average American uses several different devices on a daily basis, including at the office. This reality has prompted companies to establish some stringent bring your own device (BYOD) policies, which have increased convenience while dramatically cutting costs associated with device acquisition. Unfortunately, though, the introduction of personal devices brings lots of serious concerns surrounding multi-device management and security. Read More
With over 2.2 million apps in Apple’s App Store and over 2.8 million Android apps to choose from, consumers enjoy a plethora of options. But this competitive app marketplace spells a challenge for developers and app owners who are left pondering ways to increase mobile app installs.
The internet has transformed the sales world, leading to new opportunities in direct sales, multi-level marketing and beyond. This has led to a sales landscape that is rapidly evolving as technology advances at a startling pace. But today’s sales teams face a number of challenges, particularly since many are separated by geographical distances—distances that make it difficult to operate effectively as a team. However, sales apps can bridge the gaps, serving as valuable tools that allow sales teams to achieve remarkable success. Read More
Virtually all mobile apps are developed with revenue in mind. For most companies, the app will serve as an income stream, but there are many, many ways to achieve this objective. In fact, there are over half a dozen mobile app monetization models, with new ones arising periodically. But, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and choosing the wrong mobile app monetization model can cause you to lose users and money. Read More
There are a number of considerations you should keep in mind as you’re preparing to develop your mobile app. These points are especially vital when it comes to the actual development process. Many mobile development companies—SevenTablets included—utilize a phased development process, as this is typically more effective and productive. It’s also crucial that you choose a trusted partner to oversee your app build and future maintenance. Read More
Clash of Clans developer Supercell had a simple answer when asked to expand its offerings to include a desktop version of its most profitable mobile app.
They said, “No.”
As the owner of a small e-commerce shop, you’re always searching for the latest and greatest products. Recently, one product line was featured on a popular show and sales skyrocketed overnight. Your website is one of three that carries this product, so you’re inundated with new customers. But being new to this business, you’re unsure when you should order more stock (and how much to order). It would also be helpful if you had greater insight into whether you should hire new staff and seek additional warehouse space. If only you could predict sales! This got you thinking about something one of your developers recently mentioned: Predictive Analytics (PA). Read More