Impact of Creating The Right iOS Application

Posted on August 22, 2019
Kevin Bell

Over the last few years mobile phones and their applications have increased drastically. Mobile phones are now become a necessity and year to year the number has been increasing.

In 2018 alone the number of mobile phone users were 4.57 billion and by the end of 2019 the number is expected to reach 5 billion.

The applications that are used on mobiles also seem to be growing. In 2017, there were 178 billion app downloads. That number is projected to grow to 205 billion this year, and 258 billion in 2022 a 45 percent increase over five years .

As the applications developed and launched increases it becomes more challenging to create and develop a market for the applications. Some applications are more popular than other applications with same features, some applications have become such an instant hit that they have managed to reach the pinnacle of success and are the top players in that segment. For example, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook are the top players in their respective segments.

An application to have an impact and reach to a wider segments’ developers need to keep a few important points in mind.

Let’s have a look at the key features an application should have:

Find the Gap:

Today as technology develops, opportunities also increase, these in turn has led to the development of many applications. There is will always be a gap, a segment unexplored. Users today want innovation and tapping into these unchartered territories will give businesses or application developers an edge over the others. Discovering these gaps is and developing an application to fix it is the need of the hour.

Target Audience:

It’s important to conduct a thorough research and be aware of the audience that the application is going to be created for. This plays a vital role in developing the application, designing it along with developing marketing strategies to launch the application. We at Octos Global make sure that we can deliver the product and requirements as per client specifications. As we have team dedicated for the iOS development and services, we can guide and advise the client in the right direction.

Key Features:

An application when developing needs to make sure it does not have too many features and does not overwhelm the user. Its important to know what you want the application to deliver and what are the important features you want to concentrate on while developing the application. Having to many features or just a few features creates an imbalance leaving the user confused as to what exactly is the application is all about.  As the iOS platform is a highly competitive space it becomes important to have a specific and clear direction on what needs to go into the application.

 Creating a Balance:

Its extremely important for an application to well rounded and have a right mix of features and content. There is thin line between having too much and having too little. Creating the perfect blend of all the required elements that go into the application goes a long way in making the application a successful one. We at Octos Global, have the expertise and the knowledge and experience to make sure that the perfect balance is created while developing the application.

User Friendly:

When an application is created the focal point is usually on how easy it is to navigate the application, the easier it is to navigate the more users it attracts, and this will go along way in making sure the application have a large number of users. Applications that are difficult to navigate or comprehend are going to most likely fail, that is why Octos Global makes sure applications created are smooth and easy to navigate.

 Marketing Strategies:

An application when created for iOS platforms requires marketing strategies that are highly competent, as the iOS market is still growing, the users are not in a very large number compared to other platforms. Thus, it’s crucial that while marketing the application on this platform as large a segment as possible is reached out to.

Pricing:

As applications available on the iOS platform include both paid and non- paid, it’s vital to make sure the paid application is priced appropriately. A paid application should be worth the user’s money and should have features that draw the users towards these applications. The iOS Development is highly competitive as the users are less and the applications more, thus the pricing should also be balanced.

Right Fit:

Choosing the right iOS application development companies has a significant impact on the final product. The application development company should fit within the frame works of the business and should stick to the vision the company has for the application, in order to create develop and launch the application. The right fit for the company can ensure the application is a successful one.

Constant Upgrading:

An application is an ongoing process, it does not end at being successfully launched. For the application to not become obsolete or not lose its users then the developers and businesses need to make sure that the application is constantly developed upgraded and new features to be added to keep the users loyal to the application.

Conclusion:

Just having an idea for the application and developing one does not ensure its success. A lot of factors contribute towards the success of the application. OctosGlobal is conscious of this fact and thus is always making sure that the services we provide are top- notch leaving no stone unturned to makes sure the applications developed have team of dedicated experts who are constantly on the look out to develop and create quality applications

Breaking Down The Intricacies Of iOS Services

Posted on August 2, 2019
Kevin Bell

Mobile Phone Evolution

We have access to the world at our fingertips today via our mobile phones and the technology along with the applications they offer us. Mobile phones are developing every day and technological changes that have been seen in them, over the last few years are vast and varied.

Applications available on mobile phones have enabled people to make careers out of them. Mobile phones have a specific software’s they use for applications to work on them.

Introduction to iOS:

One such software is iOS, these are compatible only to a certain device. For an application to work on these devices it should be iOS approved and designed to work on iOS software.

iOS software is an extremely safe platform to launch applications on as it is not prone to viruses, but not everyone has access to this software.

iOS software companies look into every minor detail of the applications they develop as iOS is a highly recommended platform and hence the standards they set are also high.

An iOS platform is used by many people across the world on multiple devices, which are iOS compatible. An iOS development company will discover the requirement, conduct a thorough market research and analysis to provide an application that suits the needs of its customers and the audiences meant to use it.

iOS application development companies need to make sure that application they develop, and build has attractive features and keeps the users engaged for a long period of time.

A thorough SWOT analysis needs to be conducted on the application built

The iOS application development companies needs to realize the strengths, weakness, threats and opportunities of the application.

Strengths:

Here the iOS development company focuses on the strength of the application they develop, what exactly is the applications use its strength and how this can be used to maximize the reach of the application.

They need to make that the application has at least one core strength or unique feature around which other features can be built, and the should also make sure there is room to add other features to the application as and when need or requirement arises.

Weakness:

An application in the development and testing test is not going to be perfect, there will be glitches or weakness in the application these need to be found and corrected as the final application should not have any room for error, a small oversight or mistake can make or break the iOS application.

Opportunities:

An iOS application when designed and developed should always have room to improvise and meet challenges as and when opportunities arise. Also, they should always be on the lookout for new opportunities and ways on how to best improve their application to make sure the users continue using their application.

Threats:

Every application face threat from other applications that would be a competition for them and iOS application needs to be aware of them and needs to make sure they stay ahead of the threats they face to make sure they are at the top of the game.

Business and companies while developing an application for their product or service make sure that application is iOS compatible as they will be able to reach a larger number of users.

Currently businesses and companies are surviving in extremely competitive environments and they need to make sure that they use all the available platforms and opportunities that come their way in order to create a niche for themselves.

Also, by launching their application and specifically building applications to be available on iOS software they are tapping into a potentially large customer base and thus ensuring a higher success rate when compared to launching them only on single platform.

Hence developing an iOS compatible software from a business standpoint will prove beneficial to company.

Advancement In iOS App Development Will Allow Octos Global Solutions To Rank At The Top – Says GoodFirms

Posted on March 12, 2019
Kevin Bell

The expert mobile development team of Octos Global Solutions are working hard to lead the company in the mobile development industry. Services rendered by the Octos is raising the expectations of their website and app clients and this will soon lead them among the top mobile development companies at GoodFirms.

About Octos

Octos Global  is a renowned and well-established firm based in California. It has been providing staunch and necessary business solutions such as – custom software development solutions, mobile app development solutions, and many other things to different IT-based startups around the world.

Octos Global has a record of fostering Fortune 500 companies, mid-market firms & late-stage startups by offering them the best possible IT solutions to meet their complicated business requirements. Client satisfaction is their principal act, and this is making them the best service provider in the industry and in the list of the top mobile development companies at GoodFirms.

About GoodFirms’ Process

GoodFirms is a B2B process where companies dealing in IT services and developing products can get themselves registered. After verification, these registered companies need to pass through an evaluation process based on three aspects – Quality, Reliability, and Ability. Once the process gets done, these enlisted companies are ranked among the topmost enterprises in their respective categories, which allows the user to choose the best company to meet their needs.

iOS App Development

Been specialized in making staunch mobile applications as per the client’s need, Octos Global has adequate skills and expertise to handle mobile app development requirements of start-ups and well-established enterprises; which strengthens the business growth chances by indulging more clients across successful mobile platforms.

The company has an expert team of iphone app development for end-to-end developments in iPhone apps. They take care of each and everything right from gathering the data, application prototyping, developing an application, testing the application and deploying the final unit.

The below-mentioned review at GoodFirms speaks about the quality service provided by the Octos Global.

Octos Global - Goodfirm review

WordPress Web Development

Patrons looking for an easy-to-update and flexible website generally prefers WordPress for their work because of the simple and intuitive dashboard offered by the platform. Octos Global renders WordPress web development services to the entrepreneurs and clients wanting to develop a mobile-friendly website.

The company is having an expert WordPress developers team who are well acquainted with the complexities of the WordPress platform. It is the leading company dealing in the WordPress outsourcing in California, which renders custom-built WordPress solutions nourished with templates, widgets & different tools as per the needs. Due to all these commendable services, Octos will soon lead among the top WordPress web development companies at GoodFirms.

Game Development

The tremendous increasing demands of mobile apps is undeniable. Mobile application usage, especially game apps are in great demand in the market. The customer can convert any idea into a reality with the help of the adaptive team of developers & IT experts of Octos available all the time. Developers have the expertise to crack the tough challenges, in order to deliver intuitive game applications.

Nowadays, gaming is the most demanding form of entertainment in every corner of the world. Due to this tremendous market exposure and the benefits in boosting the profits, many companies are now investing in developing games. The team of Octos serves gaming services to amplify the growth prospects of the various organizations and this will soon lead the company in the top companies for game development at GoodFirms.

About GoodFirms

GoodFirms is maverick B2B research and reviews firm, based in Washington, D.C. GoodFirms’ comprehensive research process allows the companies to boost their online reputation by ranking them. It also allows the user seeking mobile development, and WordPress web development services to pick the right company to match their needs.

About the Author

Anna Stark is presently working as a Content Writer with GoodFirms – Washington D.C. based B2B Research Company, which bridges the gap between service seekers and service providers. Anna’s current role lingers her to shape every company’s performance and key attributes into words. She firmly believes in the magic of words and equips new strategies that work, always in with ideas, something new to carve, and something original to decorate the firm’s identity.

How iOS App Development Can Help in Increasing Your Cash Flow Cycle?

Posted on September 7, 2018
Kevin Bell

iPhone is that mobile brand which has become a dream for many mobile users. It is a status symbol for users and a market differentiator in the mobile phone industry. Many smartphone companies come up with different mobile phones and yet no one can touch the status of an iPhone. It positions itself as a high-end luxury brand. One of the biggest reasons for having this position is iPhone’s operating system. People like its user interface over everything else. Once a person gets an experience of this operating system, it becomes very difficult to change to another smartphone because of its hardware, software, camera, user interface and great performance. Company is asked for developing iPhone apps which would stand out in the market.

One of my friends has a branch of iPhone app development in California. He told me that the increasing trend of having iPhone apps by all such companies is because they all want to capture the high-income level group and professionals. Companies have started looking for iPhone app development services to scale their business all over the world.

Following you would find how iOS app development can increase your cash flow cycle:

More paying client: When one talks about purchasing power, iPhone users come first. These people belong from upper middle class and upper class which provides them the freedom to spend more. These people do not think much about expenditure, as convenience has become a higher priority than money. If the company can provide great apps and fulfill their need, the user would not mind paying more. Due to this reason companies have started looking for iOS app development service providers who may help them increase their reach in high income level group.

High level of security: Security of data is one of the most important things for today’s generation (in the presence of events like cyber theft, etc.) because mobile phones may have personal data and if it gets hacked it could become an invitation to lots of problems. iPhones are known for the security level, as it is very difficult for hacker to hack data from an iPhone. iPhone stores are also very particular while allowing apps into the play store because of security reasons. Further, to ensure security they also allow customizes development to encrypt files.

Best user interface: User interface is the key of increasing user base. If a product is user friendly it means people would be fall for any upgradation in that particular app or device. iPhone app development companies develop the app to make it more convenient for users so that word-of-mouth marketing gains them even more customer base for their product.

Increase brand loyalty: Develop the app and install it for the target user. App would help to increase awareness as well as name of your brand. It gives you a competitive edge over other businesses. Apps on iOS would also help to increase the reputation of brand because developing an app on Apple’s platform is a big achievement. Users get great satisfaction and trust the brand when it is available on the iOS platform.

Businesses should start developing their apps on iOS platform. iOS app development companies would ensure that a good friendly user interface with high security is provided with your application. Companies might find initial costs a bit high but when compares to ROI it would have higher benefits than the cost.

Tips for Building Mobile App without Breaking the Bank!!

Posted on August 21, 2018
Kevin Bell

The evergreen market of mobile apps is only expanding its roots by developing more of more cost-efficient Android and iOS apps which will eventually bring growth to business. During the past years, mobile app development services are getting less expensive as around 90% of businesses are prioritizing to have their own application than to rely on others.

According to Gartner survey, only 32% of organizations undertaking mobile app development are designing for mobile first whereas rest are still continuing with web-based content structures. So in particular, what strategy should a small business follow in order to entertain numbers of downloads or to intensify sales? Well…relying upon free options that drive downloads for your Android or iOS app could be extremely helpful but the same is not always equally fruitful.

It is well-understood that sometimes businesses need to spend a little more on enhancing the outlook of current UI or developing social media marketing strategies to intensify the number of downloads. However, the same options need not to be expensive whereas can be easily combined with free options. Below-mentioned are some tips conveying smart mobile app development solutions that won’t ask you breaking the bank:
1.Strategize Idea, Select Niche And Determine Your Market!!

You’re all set with an idea and you find it great as well, but what about others? Possibly your idea would be a game-changer that offers an entirely new service or simply improve the old one.  Now, that you’re ready with the idea, you need to emphasize on the fact that what problem will your idea solves?

Afterwards, you’ve to decide one niche which helps you to figure out the market that you’ll be doing marketing for. If you’re creating app for already-known business then you’re aware of its client-base but same is not an option for un-associated app. It surrounds with bigger challenge as finding people who would like your idea is hard.
2. Start Small, Spend Big!!

It is true that generating big revenue out of small niche is not a wise talk itself. Therefore, you need to think of cross platform mobile development which follow simple business strategy that broadly concentrates on scaling up your app (slowly).  Your app should be attractive enough to handle the complexity of both; market and enhanced features.

 Then only your proposed idea will make money and you’d probably generate revenue out of it as well.
3. Social Media Marketing: Stuff You Should Pay For!!

When you’re all done with idea, purpose, niche, target market and revenue generation, then it comes to enhancing your mobile app value in the market i.e. marketing stuff. Most of the business think of doing this on their own but the reality is, professional help denies plenty of potential pitfalls that might sink your business sales even before you feel ready to enjoy the ride.

There are various SM platforms and each one of them requires different strategies when it comes to enriching productivity thus, it is advisable to plan separately for each platform. The search engines also keep on improving their algorithms in order to make users engage with more relevant and authentic results. So it not necessarily possible for you to stick to a single plan and claim success every time.

What’s Crucial in the End??

Engaging with day by day improving and advancing mobile app development solutions is what helps you to spend your money wisely as majority of successful apps tends to be developed by experienced people. However, balancing between free ways of marketing and paid campaigns of branding is also essential.

Secrets Of Creating The Best Apps, And The Future Of Apps

Posted on July 19, 2018
Kevin Bell

Day by day advancing technologies and innovations are way forward to replace the traditional approaches of getting information. With time, the idea of downloading an App will be considered the same as stepping out of your house to buy things which can be purchased online. As more artificial intelligence triggered ways of accessing information are making their way to the market, Apps seems to be extinct soon just like the dinosaur had.

In the 2017 survey Gartner concluded, there were approximately 2.2 million iPhone apps listed in the Apple App Store out of which only 2% meets with break-even point. In today’s fast-developing world, convincing customers that Apps are worth downloading is not less than a challenge. However, the Apps are still here, therefore, it is equally important for designers to make them as simpler, funnier and smarter as possible.

Last year in an interview covered by Forbes community members, it is revealed that “Most of the clients want multiple features in their future app which somewhere results in complexity. But in actual, less is more when it comes to app development.”  Here are a few tips that will help designers in developing useful and smart apps:

1. Concept of Analyzing End-to-end Customer Experience

No app can develop in the void of proper research and requirements. It is more than important for a developer to first understand the customer’s experience with the product or services for which he is assigned to do iPhone app development for. Apps normally play an integral part in showcasing the unique, useful and basic idea of a brand, therefore, evaluating the role it will play in the market matters a lot.

2. The 80/20 Rule of Targeting Customers

Apps are one of the most-used marketing trends to attract consumers towards a particular brand and 80/20 rule somehow applies in all. In 80/20 rule, 80% mainly describes the used cases while left 20% demands the edge cases. According to a research, designers should develop an app keeping in mind the 80% of already use cases as they’re creating a buzz in the competitive market already. The 20% often ends with a clunky and heavy app as it tries to please so many different personas.

3. The Mantra of Simple Inputs and Efficient Outputs

Almost every user acts like a multi-tasker or, possibly is a multi-tasker… who knows the reality but one thing that 100% sure is, no user wants to put in extra efforts to get expected outcomes. Major apps are designed keeping in mind that a user can access it using one finger, usually thumb, easily. Simple actions such as swipe left, right, up or down should be the core idea of gestures as users liking them a lot. Successful Apps like Tinder and Google Now are using card-based designs which call simplicity and easy decision-making for the users.

4. Structuring View on the Basis of Frequency

The common mistake that most of the designers make to showcase all the features and functionalities on the main page is not balancing between “less frequently used features” and advanced used features” of the app. The banners or features displayed most prominently on the main page of an app purely depends on the frequency of use.

Key Takeaways

Designers should focus on maintaining simplicity, analyzing 80% of use cases and, estimating the frequency of features used while trying to serve iPhone app development services. All these practices help them in making apps easier, quicker and smarter as the future of Apps truly lies in utilizing them as a seamless part of life.

 

AI, ML and Chatbots: How the trio is changing the IOS app development scene!

Posted on June 19, 2018
Kevin Bell

IPhone app development has been facing tough competition coming from Android. Largely this has happened because the large accessibility of Android both for users and developers. Any mobile app development company can have numerous points of freedom when it comes to Android against the highly regulated and sophisticated IOS app development scene.

IOS app development services have been trying to revolutionize IOS apps for years but the results have recently started surfacing with the help of Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence might have risen recently as a trend but it has been in the technology setup for years now.

In order to understand the impact of AI systems it is imperative to understand the very meaning of AI in its simplest form – AI enables a machine to replicate the human decision making process using pre-determined rules which are adjusted and improved with availability of more data. Hence, the very job of AI is two levelled – primarily it is supposed to replicate the human decision making process and second to it, it is supposed to go beyond the efficiency levels of a human mind. Whether it comes to playing Chess or Go, AI has already started beating human intelligence levels in various areas. Now, AI is coming at the centre of IOS apps for developers.

There are two forms of AI: General AI and Applied AI. Applied AI is usage of AI for conversational purposes in chatbots, their usage in self-driving cars or music recommendation or even production based on certain choices. General AI on the other hand is based on the premise that the AI system can solve any problem thrown at it. Now, under the wide umbrella of AI are Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing. Specifically, when it comes to Machine Learning and NLP, chatbots are ever increasing effectiveness of IOS apps.

At its core ML is a subset of AI. Machine Learning is where a neural network made of binary questions or numerical values is created; this neural network somewhat replicates the neural network in our brains which we use to make decisions. Then with reinforced learning of constant feedback on the accuracy of its outcomes, the neural network improves. Natural Language Processing on the other hand focuses on identifying the meanings and underlying subtext of human messages and can also work upon replying them with almost human like responses. Sundar Pichai displayed the voice bot’s competency in handling human interactions at the Google IO 2018 Keynote. This was an example of the proficiency of Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.

Chatbots have been at the epicentre of the customer service revolution recently and Machine Learning powered AI is just beginning to increase the impact of Chatbots. Till now, Chatbots were supposed to be channels of communication between customers and customer service executives. Chatbots were supposed to handle the mundane queries which were common and frequent amongst customer classes. Now, with AI and ML in place, Chatbots are becoming more empowered.

NLP is helping chatbots understand customer communication in depth, irrespective of the various nuances in the messages. Chatbots bring immense value to the business by being efficient, providing 24 x 7 support and providing on the spot solutions along with handling all the customers at the same time. Essentially, Chatbots with the help of ML can do the following with ease:

1. Provide customers with an interactive environment. Automated answering systems are way too mundane and monotonous for customers to interact with. AI powered chatbots on the other hand give the consumer the space they require to interact.

2. Prompt solutions. Another area where AI is defeating customer executives – providing readily available responses. Customers love the idea of getting their problems solve within the time of a snap.

3. Customer empowerment. At the end of the day, customers get the real delight when they can take matters in their own hands. AI gives them a chance to do exactly that by listening to their detailed queries, being perpetually available and giving instantaneous solutions.

The IOS App Developer Finding Guide: How to find and filter the best IOS app developer

Posted on May 15, 2018
Kevin Bell

IOS has been a great enabler of entertainment and business its users. The everyday users are provided with helpful apps which help them stay organized and entertained. Developers, on the other hand are able to monetize their developed apps and create a genuinely growing business out of it.

Everything written up there is good, but highly irrelevant to most of the businesses. No business wants to know the generic wisdom. Businesses have specific problems and they need specific solutions to keep going. A specific fact is that Apple’s App Store had over 2.2 million apps as of 2017. Out of these millions of apps, the competition to emerge as an app which keeps the users interacting is extremely difficult. That said, if you have a quality app, it will surely get discovered. The question arises – how do you ensure to get a quality app? Simple, by getting the best IOS app development services for your needs.

This may sound like yet another marketing claim but it is essential to get the best IOS app development services in order to create an app that solves genuine problems. It is so simple that most of the businesses do not believe that a developer can create a world of difference; to most of the businesses the idea is everything. One cannot get more distant from reality!

iPhone app development or IOS app development, in specific, is an industry worth billions of dollars globally. Specifically, the industry will be producing Gross Annual Revenues of $189 billion by the end of 2020. That is massive by any standards! Out of these huge numbers, do you believe every app created will be revolutionary? Obviously, not.

Businesses are already prone to multiple risks in the form of market risks, regulatory risks, so on and so forth. In recent times, technological risks have emerged as the game changers for almost any industry. Businesses have been wiped out by technology and hence the new age business leaders are increasingly paying attention to putting the right technology in place.

Now, it is not necessary that a business will have the resources to implement iPhone app development in house; but the market is growing so rapidly for iPhone and smartphones, that the opportunity cannot be foregone. That is where a mobile app development company comes into picture.

There are so many businesses chasing the same goal of finding the right outsourcing partner who can help them create the most comprehensive apps for iPhone. On the other hand, there are so many companies promising to be a quality mobile app development company. There is demand and there is supply; how do you ensure quality amongst all this noise?

Here is a comprehensive guide to help you find the best IOS app developer:

1. Do not let the budget guide all your decisions in the process.

Yes, it is important for businesses to be as efficient as possible when it comes to expenses. That is where most of the businesses make a mistake – they treat IOS app development outsourcing as an expense. Anything that bears the logo of your brand and becomes a general point of interaction with your target consumer can never be treated as a mere expense. It becomes an investment the moment it becomes a part of the user’s journey. This is an investment which will fetch you return that can actually be measured using Net Promoter Score and many other metrics.

It seems worthwhile to hire an independent developer who will do all the coding for you at a rate of peanuts; but then, who will take care of your app’s design, security and testing? This is why you need a mobile app development company and not just an independent freelancer. The moment you start treating your IOS app development as an investment and not an expense, you will start seeing everything in a different light.

2. Analyse your prospective developers’ portfolio.

It is not just about looking at the size of projects they have handled but exactly what projects they have handled! There are many mobile app development companies out there working in numerous verticals. You need a company which understands not only your technical requirements but your business as well. This can only work with companies who have experience of having worked with your industry or with the companies who show the effort to learn about your business and don’t just stick to the technical briefs.

3. Look for their client references.

Good IOS app developers wear their previous work like their badge of honour. You should get in touch with their previous clients and try understanding the entire system of running a process with your- about to be developers. You will discover many nuanced as well as generic details about your developer, which you otherwise wouldn’t have known. If your developer does not want you to reach out to their clients, it’s already a red-flag.

4. Check the tools and processes they use.

Many companies only act as mediators and outsource your work to other smaller companies. The problem with such partnerships is that you don’t get the value worth your investment and the iteration processes are extremely long. That is why you do not want to partner with the middlemen. This is why you should understand how does your developer actually run its process of development. Offshoring within the same company is fine, in fact cost effective. Hence, know all the tools and processes of your about-to-be developer. The process will also help you know what all services can you expect from your developer – UX research, design, programming, testing and so on.

5. Build an actively-managed relationship with your developer.

This is probably the most imperative of all points here. Do not let it become a relationship of deliverables and payments. Instead, make it a relationship where both of you understand each other’s strengths and requirements. This can be done by having frequent and transparent communication in place, paired with the right amount of trust in each other’s abilities.

How will Cross-Platform Mobile Development Help you Grow in 2018?

Posted on March 13, 2018
Kevin Bell

The world of technology has been ever-evolving! Every minute, every hour, newer trends are born, replacing the older ones. While it’s 2018, you must definitely get aware of the emerging trends that are very likely to rule this year. And here we will be discussing how Cross-platform mobile development will help you grow in 2018.

Mobile applications have entirely changed the way business is done. This is the reason why there has been a shift from web development to mobile app development in the recent years. And why not, since mobile apps have given businesses the power to connect better with their customers. In the contemporary, more than 60% of the businesses use mobile applications letting their customers connect with them, no matter where they are.

Now, mobile app development solutions have become an inseparable part of such organizations. But here is one challenge, whether to opt for Android or iOS apps? To solve this problem, businesses go for cross-platform app development tools. The process involves creating mobile applications for which only a single code is written that can run on a number of operating systems without any hitch. This is the reason why cross-platform mobile development has seen such an increase in its usage.

Mobile App Development Services and Tools

Below are some of the best cross-platform mobile app development services and tools that will help your business grow in 2018. Read through to find out!
1.  Xamarin
This platform has been the favorite of a large number of mobile app developers ever since its inception. Over 1.4 million developers make use of this platform along with 15 thousand companies. Its newer version Xamarin 2, that was released in 2017 further added to the popularity of this application. The platform lets you use the same iDE, language, and APIs everywhere.  You can develop apps in a single shared C# code that can run on Android, iOS, and Windows. Apps developed on Xamarin can be tested on different devices by making use of the cloud services of the companies.
2.  PhoneGap
So, this platform is based on Apache Cordova project. You can use PhoneGap absolutely free! Codes can be created in JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, to the Native operating system. Mobile app development solutions created on this platform can be easily run on Android, iOS, and Windows. It also comes with a number of plugins that allows web developers to experiment with their skills.
3.  Sencha
Sencha is yet another popular cross-platform mobile development platform that allows you to create codes in HTML5 format. Mobile applications developed on this platform can easily run on both Android as well as iOS phones. Out of all its versions, Sencha Ext JS 6 is the most popular and one of the widely used cross-platform mobile development tools.
4.  React Native

This cross-platform mobile app development tool is based on React which is JavaScript Library of Facebook that lets the developers build user interfaces. Instead of targeting the browser, React Native targets mobile platforms. Cross-platform mobile apps can be easily created in React Native that run on both Android as well as iOS devices.

So, these were some of the best cross-platform mobile development tools that will help your business grow in 2018. The market for cross-platform mobile tools is estimated to grow to $7.5 million this year. There are various other tools as well like Kony, Corona, etc. which can be used to build cross-platform mobile applications. So, if you want your business to grow, then you must definitely look for a company, which offers mobile app development services to build such applications. Choose the one which suits your business the best!

 

How can customized iPhone apps leverage your business?

Posted on February 5, 2018
Kevin Bell

In the technology-driven business ecosystem, a large segment of business firms has embraced iPhone apps as one of the key marketing tools. For marketers, it is of vital importance to strategize a seamless communication mechanism with their customers. With dedicated apps at the fingertips of the potential customers, the sales potential of the brand gets a boost.

Today, most of the successful companies reach out to established iPhone app development companies. The professionals develop agile apps for the brands, that serve as a tool to expand their business. You may get across to a reputed app developing company with your specific requirements. Interactive mobile apps help business firms in nurturing a healthy relationship with the customers.

A statistic reveals that more than 25 billion iOS apps were downloaded in 2016. The leading iPhone app developers come up with highly tailored apps for their clients. From conceptualization to prototyping, the app developers provide a comprehensive support to the firms, leveraging their marketing mechanism.

Here are the key benefits of seeking iPhone app development services from the reputed service providers.

Connects the brand to the customers

Well, you would like to keep your customers informed about the new products in your store. Particularly, eCommerce business firms come up with agile apps, that notify the customers about the products, that they are likely to buy. Besides, business firms study customer behavior and send them notifications about recommended products through these apps. Reach out to a reputed iphone app development company and get a dedicated app for your business.

Well, an iPhone app provides business firms with a seamless mechanism to seek feedback from the customers. You can leverage your after-sales services through these apps. Apart from this, iPhone apps can be integrated with location features, which detects the presence of the visitors, when they pass through a close proximity to the stores.

The customers receive real-time notifications, with discount deals and latest products in the inventories. This can strengthen your marketing mechanism to a substantial extent.

Seamless shopping experience

 The purchasing habits of customers have undergone changes in the digitized business space. They expect the products to be delivered in quick-time, and experience a customized shopping journey. Today, business firms have come up with customized apps, which refine the shopping experience for their clients.

The companies providing iOS App Development services integrate these tools with specific features, depending on the type of business. Customers purchase lifestyle accessories, groceries, electronics and other products from the online stores. They can sort the products based on price, features and other specifications through these apps. It is necessary to cater to the needs of your buyers in swift time. Integrating sophisticated apps on your platform will reduce the shopping time of the buyers.

Higher brand recognition

A customized mobile app can increase the visibility of your brand. The professionals known for iOS App Development in California integrate a seamless design, that refines the user experience. Classy iPhone apps create a positive impression about the brand among the users. Well, you can deliver a better shopping experience to your customers through these apps. Feature-rich apps for iPhones encourage the users to explore your products. Evidently, this increases your reach among potential customer bases. On an average, people use 9 apps per day and 30 apps in a month.

When you shape the purchasing experience of your customers in the desired way, you can craft a refined brand image. This is an asset for every company, that complements their marketing efforts.

Speedy payments

Business firms value the time of their customers. Well, you need to come up with a fool-proof transaction system, facilitating the transactions. It is necessary to integrate flawless payment gateways in these apps. When you approach a reputed company for iphone app development, the experts integrate payment mechanisms through credit card, debit card, net banking and other systems in the apps.

This allows them to purchase the products whenever they want, and speedy transactions save their time. Customers are likely to shop from companies, where they can enjoy a hassle-free payment mechanism.

High ROI

Developing a dedicated app for your business involves low investment, while it delivers greater returns over the years. The costs can be divided into three heads, including developing, testing and deployment.

A powerful business app can engage large customer bases with product information and updates, besides leveraging your mechanism for online sales. In 2016, the estimated revenue generated across the world through mobile apps is around $58 billion. The returns are better in comparison to other marketing mechanisms.

Moreover, business firms can go for multiple channels for sales, with customized iPhone apps. It is not necessary to depend on a single market, while distributing these apps. Potential customers download these apps from various third-party markets for apps.

Evidently, a feature-enriched app can streamline the marketing strategy of your business on the digitized platform. The leading iPhone app development companies understand the needs of their customers and conceptualize powerful apps for them.

Get across to one of the reputed companies, with an established track record in developing iPhone apps. A user-friendly app, in the mobile devices of your customers, can increase the marketing potential of your business.