The average person spends approximately 90 minutes a day using their smartphone device—that’s 23 days a year and nearly 4 years over the span of an average lifetime. This data was uncovered in a 2015 study, so it’s fair to surmise that 2018’s figures are even higher. But you probably don’t need a study to understand the importance of a great mobile strategy. With most people spending so much time staring at mobile device screens, you’ll want to ensure your brand or company is front and center.
The world of contracted labor requires a great deal of bookkeeping and accounting in order to ensure clients’ payments and paychecks are in order. Without the right tools, it can be difficult, time-consuming and costly to manage all your documents and keep them organized for the taxman.
Getting started with a mobile app development project can be stressful and time-consuming, particularly if you’re unsure what to expect. As such, proper planning is key to ensuring your developer has all the information and insight they need to craft an incredible application that meets your needs and surpasses your expectations. So, what points will you need to consider prior to the start of your development project?
Building a new mobile app can be a complex and time-consuming process, and it’s not uncommon to find that the development cost is higher than you expected. In fact, this sticker shock is quite common, as many people have no idea what to expect in terms of development cost, as well as what accounts for the differential in the various mobile app pricing tiers. So, let’s examine the different price tiers and how each bracket is unique from a development perspective.
More and more developers are considering blockchain for apps, as this technology—originally developed for Bitcoin cryptocurrency—holds tremendous potential for applications that require data storage or ledger-type functionalities. In fact, blockchain can benefit virtually any app that must stow and access large volumes of data in a secure, reliable manner. But what are the precise advantages of using blockchain technology for mobile apps? Well, the benefits range from security and reliability to decreased development and maintenance costs.
Some are calling progressive web apps, or PWAs, the apps of the future. But what are these apps, how are they unique and why should you care? Well, it has been theorized that progressive web apps will gradually overtake the traditional mobile app. Others believe progressive web apps could simply be just one more engagement tool available to companies; a tool that sits alongside traditional apps and websites, rather than replacing them. Whatever your opinion is on the future of PWAs, one thing is clear: these “apps” are worth considering as you develop your company’s digital presence.
The power of machine learning to benefit mobile apps is remarkable. Although machine learning technology was initially conceived by tech pioneer Arthur Samuel while working at IBM in 1959, it has only recently entered the mainstream. An increasing number of app developers are opting to use machine learning in conjunction with other cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and predictive analytics.
As the Internet of Things becomes an established fixture in the market, it’s now fairly commonplace to hear IoT and WiFi mentioned in the same breath. But many company leaders make the false assumption that IoT and WiFi connections are the same. A common train of thought is, “Let’s add a WiFi module to our product and make it an IoT device!” That’s because, at a quick glance, an IoT ecosystem and a far simpler WiFi network can look quite similar. But when it comes to functionality and management, the differences are significant. If you fail to appreciate those differences, you could end up with a very disappointing user experience.
Predictive analytics (PA) have transformed our online interactions in powerful ways. You’re continuously shown ads for products or services related to what you’ve just browsed or purchased. When perusing profiles on a dating site, you’re offered a list of people who have interests and lifestyles that are likely to be compatible with your own. And, searching the web has never been easier since you’re given suggestions for similar search queries that may lead you to the information you’re seeking.
As of March 2017, there were over 2.8 million Android apps and more than 2.2 million apps in Apple’s App Store, with an additional 669,000 in the Windows App Store, 600,000 in the Amazon AppStore and a little over 230,000 in BlackBerry World.