The retail industry has been evolving at a rapid pace in recent years thanks to the exponential growth of technological advancements designed to aid retail businesses. There are plenty of exciting new developments in the retail sphere that became more prominent in 2018 and are expected to reach even more companies in 2019.
We are approaching the end of a decade that has seen the role of mobile applications expand exponentially. Technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), blockchain and the cloud have gained prominence throughout the 2010s, laying the groundwork for more connected and automated workplaces moving forward.
The mobile space is growing at a rapid rate, and 2019 will be no different. The upcoming year will see mobile play an even larger role in the tech industry, with global mobile ad spending slated to increase from $135.6 million to $160.2 million from 2018 to 2019, according to Statista.
Natural language processing (NLP) technology has evolved rapidly over the last decade, creating a bridge between humans and computers. NLP combines artificial intelligence and smart algorithms capable of understanding human language. The technology is becoming more nuanced, as it can now understand a variety of accents and dialects. Read More
Mobile apps for real estate and multi-family housing offer property owners more direct ways of conducting business. These apps allow tenants to pay rent through the app, request maintenance, get in touch with the landowner, and ask questions. Plus, such an app can record transactions, offer receipts, send warnings for late payments and more.
It’s a common dilemma: Do you develop a native app that will only work on one platform or a hybrid app that plays well with multiple platforms and devices? While a hybrid app reaches more users in one fell swoop, in the past, the performance and user experience could be lacking. Hybrid apps used to cause a learning curve for mobile development teams that only had experience with native environments. Read More
Augmented reality (AR) has been steadily growing in popularity since the release of Pokemon GO launched this technology into mainstream consciousness. However, AR has more practical uses as well, from allowing consumers to see what a piece of furniture would look like in their home to streamlining manufacturing processes to establishing virtual dressing rooms. The current most popular platforms for developing AR apps are Apple ARKit and Google ARCore. But which AR platform is better? When it comes to comparing AppleARKit vs. Google ARCore, the two have similar functionalities, but they’re ultimately designed for different purposes. Read More
The app development process begins with a lot of planning, as a company hiring an app developer needs to have a good idea of what they’re hoping to accomplish. Once you get into the nitty-gritty of development, you will need to consider many elements, such as whether you’re planning on developing for one platform or multiple and how you plan to monetize your app.
Developing a solid system integration strategy is a key part of increasing the efficiency of your company’s operations and the productivity of your workers. System integration refers to the process of linking up several separate components so you can accurately monitor and control all company operations from one spot. Without system integration, a company wastes time and money with several independent subsystems that require manual data entry.
Many facets go into the app development process from the moment you start brainstorming all the way through the app’s release. At the end of the day, app development is about creating an app that makes life as easy as possible for users, coupled with a strong troubleshooting plan and a profitable business model. This is easier said than done, of course, so you may find yourself with a host of app development questions as you begin the process. Let’s take a look at 5 of the most common concerns during development.