It’s been quite the journey for Wi-Fi so far. Consumers have now had access to wireless internet service for 20 years and the technology continues to evolve. In fact, with the latest Wi-Fi update, we are moving away from Wi-Fi 802.11ac to make way for WiFi 6.
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
Soon, we’ll live in a world where our personal devices are equipped with rapid 5G connection speeds. The technology marks the fifth generation of wireless internet technology and is slated to offer network speeds of more than 1Gbps. With 5G, we’ll be able to watch YouTube videos in full HD, engage in truly immersive Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality platforms, incredible online gaming experiences or stream 4K HD content (and even 8K content) on a regular ”wifi-free” basis anytime and anywhere. Read More
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
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?
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
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.
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.
The launch of the iPhone 8 is just around the corner, and millions of users are already enjoying other cutting-edge phones, like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel and others. One clever addition to many of these new devices is haptic feedback. Haptics make using mobile devices a more tactile and engaging experience. So, let’s talk about how you can leverage this technology to your advantage. Read More
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