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App ratings and reviews can help you optimize your mobile strategy.

How to Use App Ratings and Reviews to Your Advantage

App ratings and reviews help identify what’s working and what isn’t, from an app’s user interface design to bugs in the software. Every developer starts out by creating the best possible product they can with the hopes of getting high app ratings and reviews early on in order to attract future business. By gathering feedback from users, your team can use the information shared through ratings and reviews to improve the app, bolster conversion rates and increase ROI. Read More
Augmented reality is changing the world of manufacturing.

4 Augmented Reality Applications in Manufacturing

The beauty of technology in the 21st century is its ability to reduce much of the planning and manual work necessary to complete professional tasks requiring foresight and on-the-fly adjustments. For instance, augmented reality (AR) is playing an increasingly important role in manufacturing, as it allows architects, engineers, manufacturing plant staff and logistical experts to perform their jobs at a higher capacity. Read More
User feedback is a valuable resource when developing an app.

5 Ways to Leverage User Feedback to Improve Mobile Apps

Unearthing user feedback in your mobile app can be a tricky endeavor, but it goes a long way towards optimizing your application. The feedback stage is critical, as gathering responses from users enables you to fix any problems both during the app’s beta testing phase and after public release. Collecting feedback is particularly important if you are revamping an application that did not perform as you'd hoped. Just as important is deciding how you will implement this feedback in your app without disrupting the user experience. Read More
These mobile design trends can give you inspiration for 2018 and 2019.

Mobile UI Design Trends: 2018-2019 Ideas for Apps

Mobile user interface (UI) design trends are constantly changing as what consumers seek from their app experience shifts every year, if not more frequently. In 2018, app developers have moved towards creating new design features that appeal to a millennial audience in ways that are both visually appealing and practical. Read More
Marketing companies are finding great uses for augmented reality technology.

Augmented Reality Applications in Marketing

Augmented reality (AR) is becoming an integral part of the marketing sphere, although companies are only beginning to scratch the surface of this technology’s potential. With AR, businesses are discovering new revenue opportunities by creating interactive content that motivates users to buy a product or service. Read More
Many companies are realizing the power of undergoing a digital transformation.

Digital Transformation: Creating a Competitive Advantage

Every business must eventually update their technology to keep pace with the competition. If they don’t, they will lose part of their market share in the industry, cutting into their revenue stream, ROI, talent pool, creativity and reputation. In order to gain a competitive edge, a company often must undergo a digital transformation. Read More
Be sure to consider your business mobile app development strategy before creating your app.

Business Mobile App Development: The Most Common Mistakes

When creating a business mobile app development strategy, your team needs to do some research before embarking on a project. After all, there’s a lot that goes into creating a successful application that offers business solutions for the market you’re targeting. In order to ensure a smooth development process, it’s critical to avoid some common mistakes that could sabotage your company’s app. Read More
There are several unique concerns to consider for AR mobile app development.

What Makes AR Mobile App Development Unique?

Augmented reality (AR) is one of the hottest trends in the tech world these days, but it’s more than a buzzword; AR has the potential to offer billion of dollars in value to companies around the world. In fact, Digi-Capital’s latest Augmented/Virtual Reality Report predicts that the augmented reality and virtual reality market could be worth $108 billion by 2021, driven primarily by mobile AR. About $83 billion (76.9%) of this figure is slated to come from AR alone. Read More
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NextUp & Fit Freedom Launch Party

Last Friday (June 15th, 2018) SevenTablets welcomed the teams from Rebel Athletic and NextUp Performance to celebrate the launch of their mobile applications with a launch party. Rebel’s App, Fit Freedom, has been highlighted continually by media organizations since its release in early June. We can’t wait to see the buzz NextUp generates, as it connects student-athletes across the country! Read More
Developing a solid digital transformation strategy is a must to stay competitive.

How Can Mobile Apps Play Into Your Digital Transformation Strategy?

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. Read More
These mobile app security features will keep your app safe from attackers.

Mobile App Security Features: The Essentials

A large portion of our professional lives revolve around mobile devices, which are now equipped with functionalities that allow us to work on-the-go. When dealing with business on a mobile phone, it’s normal that sensitive information will be passed from device to device. As such, mobile app security features are one of the most important elements to consider when developing an app. Read More
Companies are finding innovative uses for augmented reality in the home.

Augmented Reality in the Home: Emerging Technologies and Gadgets

The home improvement sphere is benefiting greatly from the latest technological advancements, helping experts in the field perform their job with more accuracy and less hassle. Plus, homeowners and renters can play a bigger role when deciding how to improve their residences, as augmented reality (AR) in the home helps users visualize new possibilities for their living spaces.   Read More
IoT Revolutionizing Industries

Internet of Things Applications: How IoT is Revolutionizing Industries

There is no denying that Internet of Things (IoT) devices are having a major impact in the home, with smart devices such as Nest and Echo offering users an interconnected network of devices that interact with each other. The technology is also popular in the manufacturing world, providing a variety of ways to streamline the process of creating a product. However, Internet of Things applications go far beyond these two industries. Read More
How do you bounce back when your mobile app fails?

Failure to Launch: Recovering From a Failed Mobile Strategy

When beginning a mobile app development project, it’s difficult to consider the possibility of failure. But the reality is some mobile apps will not succeed as you had hoped or expected. Failure can take many forms, from an enterprise mobile app that’s less efficient than the prior system to a consumer-facing app that just never caught on. Read More

3 Ways a Mobile App Can Empower Your Company’s Sales Team

The right mobile app can go a long way toward empowering your company’s sales team, providing a user-friendly platform that allows team members to work as a cohesive group, while allowing for easy sales processing and information sharing. A well-developed application can also equip salespeople with key data and sales materials. So, how can you achieve these goals with a new mobile app? Read More
Augmented Reality for Retail

Augmented Reality for Retail: How Are Companies Using AR in Mobile Apps?

Augmented reality (AR) technology entered the mainstream with the release of the now-iconic Pokemon GO app. But today, game developers aren’t the only ones using augmented reality to create clever mobile apps. The retail industry is one business sector that has found tremendous success with augmented reality apps, which serve to boost sales and improve a company’s bottom line. But how exactly is this achieved? Well, it’s all about engagement, convenience and rendering images that were previously exclusive to the user’s imagination. Read More
An enterprise level mobile strategy has several unique requirements.

5 Things to Know Before Creating an Enterprise Level Mobile Strategy

We live in a time where mobile devices are king, and companies are capitalizing on this by developing mobile apps that fit within a company’s business model. A Comscore survey discovered that at least 1.8 billion people around the world have mobile phones, surpassing the number of desktop computers. Plus, research from RCR Wireless projects that by 2022, nearly 43% of the global workplace will consist of mobile workers. As such, this is a prime time to integrate an enterprise mobile app into your company. Read More
The travel industry is changing thanks to predictive analytics.

Predictive Analytics in the Travel Industry: How Airlines and Hotels Leverage PA

The travel industry is one of the most technologically advanced markets in the world, adopting big data and predictive analytics (PA) when the tech was still in its early days. The highly competitive nature of the industry has prompted airlines and hotels to develop apps that leverage this cutting-edge technology in order to satisfy and retain customers. Read More
How could a CRM app benefit your company?

CRM Mobile App Benefits: Building a Customer Relationship Management Portal

Often, a customer relationship management (CRM) portal is a tool that is largely undervalued until you actually obtain one and realize the significant time and money savings. A CRM gives you the power to interact with customers and address their concerns and questions with ease, resulting in increased customer satisfaction, greater customer loyalty and ultimately, higher profits. Read More
mobile strategy 2018

How Your Mobile Strategy Should Change in 2018

In today’s tech-centric world, a solid mobile strategy is critical to your company’s success. This is especially true for businesses that stand to see a major benefit from mobile apps and mobile-based engagements, including retailers and companies with consumer-facing apps. But as with everything in the tech world, the mobile sphere is constantly evolving. As such, it’s imperative that companies and organizations of all kinds revisit and refine their mobile approach on an annual basis to ensure maximum efficacy. So, what should you consider as you perfect your mobile strategy in 2018? Read More
Healthcare organizations are using predictive analytics technology for innovative solutions.

Predictive Analytics for Healthcare: How PA Technology is Used in the Health Sector

We live in an increasingly digitized world where developers are using data to help companies gain valuable insights regarding their business. This information can be leveraged to determine flaws in an organization’s structure and operations, churning out smart solutions that reduce costs and increase revenue. This is especially true in the healthcare industry, where predictive analytics (PA) plays a key role in bolstering a patient’s treatment plan and reducing out-of-pocket costs. Read More
A hybrid mobile app is a smart choice for many businesses.

3 Ways a Hybrid App Can Improve Your Business’ Mobile Strategy

Hybrid apps tend to get less attention than their native counterparts, but this app family has come a long way since its inception. Many companies have overlooked hybrid apps in the past, not realizing that today’s hybrid application can provide the same or greater level of functionality as your average native or web-based app. So, how can a new hybrid app enhance and elevate your business’ mobile strategy? Read More
Mobile apps for contracted labor are streamlining a slew of processes.

4 Ways Companies are Using Mobile Apps to Improve Contracted Labor

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. Read More
There are many ways to effectively integrate augmented reality into your company.

3 Clever Uses of Augmented Reality for Business

Augmented reality (AR) is rapidly growing in popularity, as more and more developers launch applications equipped with AR capabilities. These apps are thursting this cutting-edge technology into the mainstream. Read More
Machine learning technology is proving to be a powerful tool for marketing companies.

4 Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Marketing Campaigns

Businesses of all sizes know that the key to successfully selling a product or service is how you market it, who you market it to and when you do so. Machine learning and predictive analytics (PA) play an important role in marketing campaigns by using clusters of data to determine factors regarding consumer behavior. Read More
Construction companies are finding innovative uses for augmented reality technology.

Augmented Reality in Construction: How Companies Are Creating Apps in the Building Niche

Augmented reality (AR) is quickly growing and being adopted in ways that aid companies in improving the consumer experience, reducing overhead costs and increasing their ROI. The construction industry is the latest one to add the technology to its fold, as AR is helping solve many challenges that architectural firms and designers face in the building process. Instead of waiting until after a building’s layout is complete to make adjustments, architectural firms can use AR tools to fix any mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) issues in the design phase. Read More
Choosing between predictive analytics and big data? Here are the differences.

Predictive Analytics vs. Big Data: How Do These Technologies Differ?

Predictive analytics and big data are two forms of cutting-edge technology that are commonly integrated into apps and software, but many individuals are confused when it comes to how these two technologies compare. In fact, many are unsure which data-handling technology is best for their development project, which can make hiring the right developer a challenge. Read More
machine learning human behavior

What Do Machine Learning and AI Teach Us About Human Behavior?

A surprising number of apps are starting to use machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to do everything from predicting purchase behaviors to adjusting a home’s thermostat to the resident’s ideal temperature for a particular time of day. But what else can this technology do? Well, machine learning and AI can combine to transform many of the experiences you encounter throughout the course of everyday life. Read More
It's important to think about these elements before beginning your app development project.

The Big Picture: 3 Things to Consider Before Starting a Mobile App Development Project

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? Read More
Artificial intelligence and machine learning could dramatically affect blockchain and its users.

AI and Machine Learning in Blockchain: How Are Developers Leveraging this Technology?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have emerged as two technologies that could dramatically affect blockchain and all the people, organizations and companies that use this technology. But blockchain is essentially a distributed ledger which is known for its reliability and simplicity, so how does machine learning and AI improve this already-innovative technology? Well, to appreciate the potential role of artificial intelligence and machine learning, it’s essential that you understand exactly how these two technologies are used. Read More
Mobile App Pricing Tiers

Mobile App Pricing Tiers: How Much Does it Cost to Develop an App?

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. Read More
The healthcare industry is being transformed by predictive analytics.

The Role of Predictive Analytics in Healthcare and Insurance

Predictive analytics (PA) is transforming virtually every industry, from sports and banking to healthcare. This technology is essential in advancing the healthcare industry, as it offers a full-fledged idea of what a patient’s medical history looks like and compares it to data from patients with similar histories. Read More
Augmented reality is providing many benefits for real estate companies.

How Are Companies Using Augmented Reality in Real Estate?

Augmented reality (AR) is finding many clever uses in real estate, where this technology is merging the real world with the imagined in a way that shows prospective buyers precisely what’s possible for a property. This has transformed the industry significantly, as real estate agents are doing everything from depicting the furnishing and decorating possibilities for a vacant house to removing the distance barriers that may otherwise prevent a far-away potential buyer from making an offer on a home. Read More
An ERP app has many benefits for your business.

What Makes an Enterprise Mobile Development Strategy Unique?

An enterprise mobile development strategy is unique in a number of ways, from the mindset of the typical user to the devices that are utilized in conjunction with the application and the functionalities that are required. It’s vital that your mobile developer has a firm understanding of how and why an enterprise mobile development strategy differs from others, such as B2B apps or consumer-facing B2C apps. This is particularly true if you want to create an enterprise resource planning (ERP) app, which typically requires robust and highly customized functionalities and features that are specific to your company’s day-to-day operations. Read More
Machine learning is proving to be a game changer for the healthcare industry.

Machine Learning in Healthcare: How is This Technology Transforming Patient Care?

Machine learning has the potential to transform the healthcare industry, which routinely deals with large volumes of data, probabilities and real-time data streams from wearable sensors, along with other monitors and equipment. This technology can help us process and make sense of the data, which may then be used to improve patient care in significant ways. From improved treatment efficacy to greater insight into a patient’s condition and even reduced healthcare costs, machine learning will almost certainly prove to be a game changer for the health and wellness industry. Read More
Retailers are making use of augmented reality.

How Are Companies Using Augmented Reality in Retail?

In the retail world, companies that don’t keep up with the newest technologies and trends may end up losing a large chunk of their clientele. Like how ecommerce revolutionized the way consumers shop, augmented reality (AR) is a rising force in the retail industry, adding another layer of personalization to shopping. Read More
An ERP app can benefit your business in many ways.

How Can an Enterprise Resource Planning Mobile App Help Your Company?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can dramatically improve a company’s ability to maximize performance and productivity. These custom-built software platforms can be tailored to suit a company’s every need in terms of functionality, appearance and security level. But now, with mobile technology playing a more prominent role in the everyday business world, an increasing number of companies are turning to developers to create a proprietary in-house mobile platform. So, what are the advantages of developing an enterprise resource planning mobile app for your business? Although it’s important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, the upsides of an ERP mobile app are many and significant. Read More
Is a PWA or a traditional mobile app best for your needs?

PWAs vs Mobile Apps: Which is Best for Your Needs?

Progressive web apps—or PWAs—can be useful in certain business cases, but how do they compare to traditional mobile apps? The question of PWAs vs mobile apps is becoming an increasingly common one amongst business owners, company leaders and others who are considering a new app. So, what are the similarities and differences between PWAs and mobile apps and how can they impact functionality and user experience? Read More
Blockchain has many benefits for mobile apps.

The Top 4 Benefits of Using Blockchain for Apps

More and more developers are considering blockchain for apps, as this technologyoriginally developed for Bitcoin cryptocurrencyholds 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. Read More
Tips for crafting a successful virtual reality app.

What Makes the Best Virtual Reality Mobile Apps?

Virtual reality (VR) mobile apps are rapidly gaining popularity. But it’s not just game-makers who can stand to benefit from advances in VR. Now, developers are using this engaging technology for a range of other applications. So, what qualities make for the best virtual reality mobile apps? And how can you ensure that you craft your application in a way that maximizes your chances of finding success, whether it’s an internal enterprise app or a consumer-facing one? Read More
Is a progressive web app in your company's future?

What Are Progressive Web Apps? Are PWAs the Apps of the Future?

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. Read More
Machine learning has many advantages.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Machine Learning?

Machine learning powers many of today’s most innovative technologies, from the predictive analytics engines that generate shopping recommendations on Amazon to the artificial intelligence technology used in countless security and antivirus applications worldwide. But like any form of technology, it’s not entirely perfect. So, let’s examine the pros and cons of machine learning and how they may impact you and your company’s goals. Read More
Blockchain More Than A Cryptocurrency

Uses of Blockchain: Cryptocurrency and Beyond

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
Artificial intelligence can improve the security of your app.

Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity: Should You Leverage AI for Improved Security?

It’s common knowledge that security breaches can be costly and downright disastrous for a brand’s public image and trustworthiness. Think of the Starbucks app debacle of May 2017, when hackers accessed the app and loaded money using the credit cards on file for hundreds of different customers. That single incident had coffee drinkers uninstalling the app in droves, while the Starbucks customers who kept the app on their devices had their trust seriously rattled. Read More
How can machine learning benefit your app?

The Advantages of Machine Learning Algorithms in Mobile Apps

Machine learning algorithms have gone a long way toward transforming our digital experience, whether we’re online, using a mobile app, interacting with a piece of desktop software or leveraging the tools within an enterprise app. And while few people really appreciate the machine learning algorithmor even realize it existsit’s a remarkable piece of technology that is unique in terms of its adaptation capabilities and overall efficiency. As more and more mobile apps are built each month, an increasing number of developers are leveraging the many advantages of machine learning algorithms. But what are these benefits and how do they affect your mobile app, its budget and its overall capabilities? Read More
These apps are using blockchain to great success.

3 Apps With Innovative Uses for Blockchain

Thanks to the recent explosion in popularity of cryptocurrencies, we’re seeing some significant advances and innovation surrounding blockchain technology. Blockchain sits at the heart of cryptocurrency. It’s the distributed data storage platform that is typically used to stow financial transaction data in a secure, tamper-proof manner. For cryptocurrency to be truly viable, it has required a level of encryption and digital security that the world has never seen before. Read More
Video in Apps: The HQ Trivia App and the Movement Toward Video Content

Video in Apps: The HQ Trivia App and the Movement Toward Video Content

The HQ trivia app has seen a rapid rise in popularity, achieving a cult-like following in a matter of months. The iOS game app engages users by offering cash prizes to players who prove their trivia savvy in a live virtual game show environment at 9:00 p.m. daily (in addition to a 3:00 p.m. round of trivia on weekdays). As with every app that earns mainstream popularity, countless developers are curious precisely what has made the HQ trivia app so incredibly successful. Read More
How can machine learning benefit your mobile app?

How Are Developers Using Machine Learning for Mobile Apps?

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. Read More
How can predictive analytics help your ecommerce business?

3 Ways Predictive Analytics for eCommerce Can Help You Destroy the Competition

Predictive analytics (PA) have lots of different applications, from weather forecasting to contextual advertising, business projections and more. But there’s one area where this technology really shines, and that is the realm of ecommerce. By using predictive analytics for ecommerce, you’ll have the ability to anticipate a shopper’s wants and needs, increasing sales by a significant margin in many cases. So what are the best strategies for using predictive analytics for ecommerce? And how do you implement this technology with your existing virtual storefront? Read More
Was Apple's decision to slow down older iPhones the right move?

Why Did Apple Slow Down Older iPhones?

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? Read More
Mobile App Beacon Technology

Mobile App Beacon Technology and the Future of IoT

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
Blockchain is an innovative method for increasing security.

Blockchain: Revolutionizing Peer-to-Peer Mobile Payments and Security

Cryptocurrencies have been around for several years, with Bitcoin coming into existence in 2009. But virtual currency has gained most of its popularity in the last two years, causing the mobile development community to take notice. One of the most significant developments is blockchain, which is a clever and highly secure piece of technology that will be useful for applications far outside the cryptocurrency realm. So what is blockchain and how can your mobile app developer leverage this technology to revolutionize peer-to-peer mobile security? Read More
Predictive analytics and modeling can greatly improve your business.

Predictive Analytics and Modeling: High-Tech Fortune Telling for Your Business

In nearly all areas of life, we consider the facts and probabilities before making a decision. This is true whether you’re making important investment choices or simply wondering whether to park on-street in a metered space or inside a parking garage. So it seems rather illogicaland even downright recklessto make critical business decisions without a probable and factual basis. Yet company leaders make such determinations every day, with some choices carrying a multi-million dollar impact. Read More

Augmented Reality Clothing Apps: Leveraging AR Technology in Some Very Fitting Ways

Just a couple years ago, buying a custom-tailored shirt was a costly and time-consuming task. You’d have to find and then book an appointment with a tailor who could create or modify a garment to suit your unique body shape. Then, you’d need to visit the tailor for measurements and fittings before finally getting your new shirt. The process was so inconvenient that many would settle for ill-fitting garments rather than spending the time and money on a tailor. But now, there’s a high-tech alternative that’s making it fast, easy and affordable to acquire custom-tailored garments. Read More
How much does it usually cost to develop an augmented reality app?

3 Factors That Influence Augmented Reality App Prices

It’s widely believed that augmented reality apps are the apps of the future, and from a technological perspective, they’re achieving something quite remarkable. AR apps are blurring the lines between the real world and the virtual world. This could dramatically alter our relationship with technology, as we find ourselves transitioning from living with innovation to living amongst it. As such a game-changer, it’s no surprise that many companies are opting to invest in augmented reality apps and applications that utilize other emerging technologies. Read More
There is a variety of hardware that can be used with virtual reality apps.

Hardware for Virtual Reality: Going Beyond Goggles and Headsets

Developing a virtual reality (VR) app can prove to be a complex and time-consuming project, especially as you broach the task of hardware integration. In fact, you can now choose from a wide array of hardware for virtual reality and it spans far beyond VR goggles and headsets. But if your users are going to be able to leverage these new VR gadgets and equipment, you’ll need to ensure your app is fully compatible. So let’s take a look at some of the coolest new virtual reality equipment on the market. Notably, many of these technologies can also be used to enjoy augmented reality apps. Read More
Keep these things in mind when developing an augmented reality app.

3 Critical Aspects of the Augmented Reality Mobile App Development Process

After months of exploring your options, you’ve finally settled on using augmented reality (AR) technology for your new app. AR is just what you need to achieve your objectives with this application while simultaneously delivering a great user experience. Read More
Augmented reality is leading to some innovative apps.

5 Cool Augmented Reality Apps: Ideas to Inspire Your AR App Development Project

In mid-2016, Pokemon GO took the mobile world by storm as the first mainstream augmented reality app. But today, nearly a year and a half later, we’ve seen the arrival of hundreds of different mobile apps that feature augmented reality technology. Read More
Multi-Device Management Platform SevenTablets

Multi-Device Management: How it Works and Why You Need It [White Paper]

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
Predictive analytics can help your app make more money.

Three Ways Predictive Analytics Can Increase App Revenue

Over the past decade, predictive analytics technology has been introduced into the mainstream. This application of predictive analytics has some useful features, including eBook recommendations based on your reading history and cutting-edge matchmaking systems that leverage societal trends and specific user information to identify potential soulmates. And while the end user may not realize a particular mobile app feature is powered by a predictive analytics engine, this technology’s impact can go a long way toward helping companies achieve their goals and guiding customers to products and solutions that actually interest them. Read More

Google Assistant, Siri and Alexa Integrations: Your IoT App Needs to Get Along with VAs

Amazon reportedly sold over 10 million Echo devices between 2014 and 2017, each equipped with Alexaa virtual assistant that leverages natural language processing (NLP) technology to fulfill your requests. Google and Apple have also released virtual assistant-equipped IoT devices that allow users to do everything from playing a specific song, adjusting the lighting or starting their coffee maker to dispatching their Roomba. Read More
These tips will help you increase your app's installation rate.

Five Ways to Increase Mobile App Installs

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. Read More
You Can't Fake Your Way into IoT with just a WiFi Connection

The IoT and WiFi Connections Are Not One and the Same

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. Read More

Native Apps Pros and Cons: Which Type of Mobile App is Right for You?

You’ve been involved in mobile app-related discussions for a few months and finally, it’s time to proceed towards development! But before you can go before the company’s leaders with a formal proposal and price estimate, you’re tasked with making an important decision: should you develop a native or a hybrid app? Read More
augmented reality versus virtual reality

Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality: Choosing the Right Mobile Development Technology

Of the App Store’s 2.2 million mobile apps, 20% are relatively new, released within the past year. Some have predicted that the App Store’s selection will top 5 million by the time 2020 arrives. And that’s just the iOS-compatible apps; there are also hundreds of thousands of Android apps that will soon be in development. A large portion of these apps will include some highly sophisticated technology, such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Read More
smart mobile app

What is a “Smart” Mobile App?

You’re tasked with researching the best features for your company’s new mobile app, and as you work, you repeatedly encounter the same term: smart app. The label of “smart” has been applied to lots of different technology in recent years, from smartphones to smart homes to smart cars and now, smart apps. But what is a smart mobile app and how do you know if you need one? Read More
Best Tech Gifts 2017

Best Tech Gifts 2017

It’s that time again! That’s right, time to frantically search for the perfect, high-tech and downright impressive tech gifts for the loved ones in your life. Don’t let shopping get you down this year. 2017 has been an excellent year for product launches, making your holiday shopping easier than ever before. Here are the best tech gifts you should be giving this year: Read More
What are the advantages and disadvantages of hybrid mobile apps?

Hybrid Mobile App: Advantages and Disadvantages

Fifty percent. That’s how much you could save in terms of time and money if you opt to develop a hybrid app, which can take the place of two native mobile apps since hybrid apps are compatible with both iOS and Android devices. With some applications carrying a price tag of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, the savings hybrid apps provide can be significant. But, have you carefully considered the many hybrid mobile app advantages and disadvantages? Read More
predictive analytics best practices for mobile apps

Know Your Users: Predictive Analytics Best Practices

You’ve developed the perfect app concept. The market research has revealed promising data, and you’ve come up with some killer branding. You feel pretty confident going into the development processexcept when it comes to the predictive analytics engine. That’s a region of uncharted territory, as you’ve never integrated this technology into a mobile app interface before. So, how do you ensure you’re on a path toward success? Read More
pros and cons of artificial intelligence in mobile apps

Artificial Intelligence Pros and Cons for Mobile Development Projects

Remember when artificial intelligence (AI) was the stuff of science fiction? Not long ago, AI was a cool and novel technology that seemed to dwell in the distant future. But today, AI is part of the mainstream, with virtual assistants and other AI technology included on nearly every modern mobile device. Read More
Gamification Reporting Competition for Sales Mobile Apps

Gamification, Competition and Real-time Reporting Make Your Sales Team Unstoppable

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 distancesdistances 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
A predictive analytics engine is the heart of your PA mobile app.

What is a Predictive Analytics Engine?

Predictive analytics (PA) are becoming more and more mainstream. According to an October 2017 projection from Stratistics MRC, the worldwide predictive analytics marketplace is expected to grow from $3.89 billion in 2016 to $14.95 billion in 2023. PA technology is already a noticeable part of everyday life, from product recommendations on Amazon to the search queries autofilled on Google and the advertisements you see while surfing the web. Read More
Iris scans are one way biometric apps can increase security.

Biometric Mobile Apps Offer New Opportunities for Login and Security

Just a couple decades ago, iris scanners and fingerprint-operated door locks were considered science fiction. Today, this biometric technology is part of everyday life. iPhone and iPad users enjoy the simplicity of Touch ID authentication to unlock their devices, and now facial recognition on the iPhone X. Office buildings, labs and government buildings no longer need to worry about security breaches due to lost key cards, as biometric lock systems have replaced the traditional predecessors. And, Galaxy S8 users can also access their devices with a simple glance. Read More
How can augmented reality benefit your app development project?

Tips for a Smooth Augmented Reality (AR) Mobile App Development Project

Pokemon GO was amongst the first mobile apps to bring augmented reality (AR) into the mainstream consciousness. Aside from compelling grown adults to run through random yards (and occasionally, traffic) in search of fanciful characters, the AR app grossed over $600 million in its first three months on the market. In fact, some are predicting that AR technology will become a $108-billion-dollar-per-year industry by 2021. Read More
The cloud is incredibly scalable, making it advantageous for many businesses.

The Cloud and Scalability: How the Cloud Allows for Rapid Future Growth

The cloud is a rapidly-growing sector of the technology industry, with $130 billion spent on public cloud computing environments alone during the first three-quarters of 2017. But while “the cloud” is now an ubiquitous term, a large portion of companies still neglect to use this technology to gain a competitive edge. Read More
There are many ways to use AI for mobile apps.

How are Companies Using AI for Mobile Apps?

When you hear the term “artificial intelligence” or “AI,” a futuristic piece of technology probably comes to mind, such as a highly realistic android like those depicted in the film iRobot. But in reality, artificial intelligence technology spans a much broader realm, and many developers are looking at new, innovative ways to use AI for mobile apps. Read More
Mobile App Monetization White Paper

Mobile App Monetization Models [White Paper]

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

Tips for Integrating Predictive Analytics Solutions for Mobile Applications

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. Read More
Hiring an MLM app developer

Hiring an MLM App Developer: Points to Consider

With US-based sales topping 35 billion annually, it's clear that multi-level marketing (MLM) companies have a prominent presence in the marketplace. In fact, MLM has gained popularity at a rapid clip in recent years, as aspiring entrepreneurs leverage modern technology such as mobile apps and social media platforms to grow their businesses. Read More
How do you pick the best developer for your mobile app?

How to Choose an App Developer

Mobile apps are no longer the exclusive domain of the most mainstream brands and the largest multinational corporations. Some predict that by the end of 2017, as many as half of all small businesses will have an app. For many, this translates into a consumer-facing B2C app, while for other companies, this will lead to the creation of a B2B or enterprise application. Read More
Follow these Android push notification guidelines to make sure your app is accepted into the app store.

Android Push Notification Guidelines to Lead Your App Development Project

You're finally starting development on that long-awaited mobile app when you receive a call from the lead developer. It seems there's a problem with your specs. He informs you that if you move forward with ads in your push notifications, then your app will be rejected from the Google Play App Store. This would be disastrous because the app store is the primary access point to your app! Read More
What functionalities should your app include?

How to Choose the Right Mobile App Functionalities

After months spent planning your company's app development project, you've finally received the green light to proceed. But after speaking with some development companies, you've discovered that the cost and timeframe of the project will depend on the application's specs. Now, you're tasked with determining exactly which features and functions to include; only then can you get an accurate price quote and timeframe. Read More
Mobile app developers are working to improve people's quality of life.

Innovative Mobile App Ideas That Are Transforming the Industry

As mobile technology matures, we see it used in increasingly innovative ways. Although there will always be a place for e-commerce apps and the Pokemon GOs of the world, we are inspired by developers creating apps that address life-changing problems and events. To that end, some technology conferences and developer contests are focusing solely on helping marginalized populations. Other developers are tackling universal problems such as the challenges associated with aging and memory loss. Read More
Mobile Development Longterm Strategy Whitepaper

Mobile Development: Planning for Long-Term Success [White Paper]

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
There are many possible ways to use natural language processing technology.

Uses for Natural Language Processing in Mobile Apps

As we see advances in natural language processing (NLP) and related technology fields—including machine learning and artificial intelligence—an increasing number of mobile apps are leveraging such technology. These innovations are impressive considering NLP has only been in the mainstream for a few years. Read More

Should I Update a Mobile App or Develop an Entirely New One?

A mobile app is a bit like a brick and mortar building. The building is modern when it's first built, but over time, better building materials and methods are inevitably developed. As the years pass, you perform repairs and improvements. But there comes a time when you wonder, “Should I continue to work on this old building or just demolish it and build a new one in its place?” Read More
predicitve analytics

Predictive Analytics Tools Empower Decision-Making [Whitepaper]

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
Ina-app ads can be an effective part of your app monetization strategy.

Five Considerations of Mobile App Monetization with In-App Advertisements

It's estimated that around 65% of mobile apps use advertisements as part of their monetization strategy. While B2B and enterprise apps have clear value as useful business tools and assets, the financial benefit of a public-facing B2C app is often less apparent. This leaves many companies wanting to learn more about app monetization, which, when done properly, is quite profitable. Read More
Augmented Reality

How Augmented Reality Apps Are Transforming Business [Whitepaper]

Today, augmented reality (AR) is becoming increasingly commonplace, as more companies leverage this technology. Augmented reality is a cousin of virtual reality (VR), but AR blends digital elements with real life, whereas virtual reality creates a completely digital world. Read More

Tips for Developing Fabulous App Name Ideas

What's in a mobile app name? Well, your app’s name will have a major impact on how users perceive your brand. Imagine if Twitter had been dubbed “ChatWorld.” The entire brand image would be different and, arguably, less appealing. Read More
Augmented reality and mobile apps are combining in some exciting ways.

How Augmented Reality and Mobile App Development are Creating Innovative Technology

Futurists have long predicted that augmented reality (AR)and, ultimately, virtual reality (VR)will be part of our everyday world in the not-so-distant future. And it appears the future is now, as the past couple years have seen the arrival of apps that leverage this new technology. Mobile apps are using virtual and augmented reality to create applications with the power to transform how we interact with devices, technology and the world as a whole. Read More
Picking the best name for your app helps you connect with your target audience.

The Top Mobile App Name Optimization Techniques

Now that the excitement of your company's mobile app launch has worn off, you've started focusing on install stats. Feeling underwhelmed by the results, you queried some key search phrases and discovered your app isn't showing prominently for those terms. Now you’re wondering, “Did I pick the wrong app name?” Read More
mobile phone usage

Is Your Mobile Phone Usage Interrupting Your Life?

Twenty years ago, AOL’s instant messenger made its debut, placing instant communication within reach without summoning the help of a phone. At this time, kids were enjoying Game Boys and Nintendo 64 gaming systems, in addition to bikes and Razor scooters. Landlines were still the primary form of mobile communication, and people didn’t even know what ‘texting and driving’ was yet. And, even though this technological era was exponentially more advanced than years gone by, digital life was still pretty simple. Read More
Should you offer a lite version of your app?

Things to Consider When Offering a Lite Version of an App

As you browse the app stores, you notice that many app names contain the term “lite.” From experience, you know that lite apps are abbreviated, slimmed-down versions of more feature-rich paid apps. Now that you’re overseeing the development of your company’s new app, you’re wondering, would it be beneficial to offer a lite version? Read More