Taking the Step to Becoming a Mobile App Developer

We all know that the application industry is doing not just well but exceptionally well. We see that Apple and Google have reached more than 700,000 mobile apps each and have turned a revenue of $46 billion in 2016 — up nearly $40 billion from 2011. Since of late many have started focusing on mobile application development and have even have started taking it serious in making it their career. Mobile app developers who have the right set of skills can make it in this multibillion-dollar industry. Though many are confused on a way to get it done, there is one reassurance that it can happen in more than one way.

Let’s take a look at the few but good ways to becoming a Mobile App Developer:

  • Start by choosing a platform
  • Get to understand the Language and Software
  • Write Programs using
  • Java
  • C++
  • SQL
  • Objective c
  • C#
  • JavaScript
  • Swift
  • Find and Create a Career:

The thing about mobile app development is that companies that you apply for develop applications for more than one platform. The more you learn, the better your choices.

Platforms Languages Environment Devices

 

iOS Swift, Objective C Xcode iPhone, iPod, iPad
Android Java C++

Eclipse

Multiple Vendors
Symbian C++ Multiple Choices Multiple Vendors
RIM Java Eclipse Blackberry
Windows Phone C++ Visual Studio Multiple Vendors
  • The industry is expected to grow 32% more within 2020, and most popular platforms are expected to be iOS and Android
  • 2020 will see 300,00 new openings for application developers
  • Android has shot over iOS showing a growth of 110% in comparison to iOS which is only 54%
  • A fact that Android developers are faster placed than iOS developers with a stats of 165% for Android and 54% for iOS will give you the right shove in the right direction.
  • Skills Expected of a Mobile App Developer:
  • Designing a UI (Create a Design for people on the go)
  • Capability in performing general computing skills (Security, database management, hardware interaction and more)
  • Design to be visible (Prepare to make your app visible amongst the first 100 of a category)
  • Achieve specific programing skills: Classic Programing languages, Cross- Platform Suites, and Web Development Languages
  • Become a Developer:
  • Take classes on programs you decide to learn and continue to keep yourself updated using tutorials.
  • Create an app yourself and make sure you present it in a developer program

 

Lay your plans out and prepare to hit the industry in the most professional way. Good luck to you.

 

Mobile Apps in Health and Fitness

The whole world we live in has been harping on the needs of having a safe fitness regime inculcated into our daily lives. To make things easier, scientists say that the best way to accomplish the task without the slightest deviation from the routine is to have technology involved to keep giving you the necessary nudge.

Off late there was a new app released called MyBehavior that assists in fitness. The app helps by logging in details on your daily routine such as the food you eat and the list of energy burning activities performed for the day. The app also shares details on food choices that you could make and activities that you could perform to burn the necessary calories that you actually need.

Though there are many other fitness apps that count calories and keep you updated with information, MyBehavior actually focusses on the person’s behavior and customizes a routine based on the individual’s routine. The task accomplished here is customization, which isn’t seen on other apps.

An apps credibility can be identified by its achievements, and these can only be proved by results shown. A study had been conducted using 16 people on Android smartphones for a period of 14 weeks. As a result, the users reduced their intake by 150 cals/day and burned more than 45 cals/day. This created a staggering impact on the fitness of the individual proving the credibility of the app.

The app accomplishes its task by acting as a fitness trainer. It literally makes the person run that extra mile by talking him into it explaining the number of calories he/she would burn. It makes note of your missed physical activities and tells them on the efforts lost and calories gained. These act as positive reinforcements that push the person forward.

Besides focusing on your activities, the app allows you to take pictures of your meals to save as a food log. If the app finds that you frequently take to a particular dish such as a burger or a meaty stake. The app tries to put you in the right direction by sharing a few healthy options.

Who would have even have guessed that an app can serve you in such a methodic way. It identifies your fitness routine and acts as a personal trainer guiding you in the right direction. Well, if you have an app that needs to be branded or an app idea that you want to get developed give us a call.

 

Mobile Marketing is on the Move!

The time is here to concentrate on getting your websites more mobile friendly. If your intentions are to reach as many customers as you intend on, and to beat the competition from your contenders, the infographics below will help you with it.

Let’s take a quick look at what’s happening in the mobile marketing world.

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It’s an App’s World!

Technology is on the move and it’s very clear that we are heading into a world that’s being overtaken by apps. To make things clear, and to give you a bird’s eye view on the point, we have put together a few statistics to prove the same.

Statistics that prove we are living in an App’s World.

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How to Qualify your Mobile App Development Partner

Does your company have a mobile app yet, you could be missing out on a golden opportunity to tap into new revenue streams. Smartphones and tablets are where today’s consumers live. The majority of the 2 BILLION smartphone owners across the world use a shopping or retail app at least once a month, according to a recent report (Entrepreneur.com).

If you’d like a Mobile App that lets customers buy your products / Services — or simply access products reviews, videos or coupons — you’ll need to partner with an experienced development firm you trust to custom build it.

Here are Few Key Tips to Qualify a Mobile App Development Partner to help you choose the right one for the job:

1. Ask for Mobile Apps developed by the Mobile App Development Partner?
Qualified Partners should be eager to provide you with a list of apps they have Developed with the complete with links to each in Apple’s iOS App Store or Google Play, Google’s Android app store. That way you can begin to gauge whether or not they have the skills, experience and vision to produce the type of mobile app you’re looking for.

2. References: List of current and past clients? 
Unlike reading movie credits, there’s typically no way to tell who actually developed an app. This is why speaking directly with Qualified Partners’ current and former clients can be essential to verifying that they have actually created the apps they claim to have worked with. Checking references also gives you an opportunity to ask how reliable, responsive and results-oriented the partners are. For example, you might ask whether they delivered on deadline and within budget, and how well they work under pressure.

3. Development Process & Communications (Project Management)? 

The quality of your app often depends on how clearly and often you communicate your app design and functionality requirements throughout the development process.

Does your Qualified Partner prefer to chat in person or via phone, Skype, instant message or email — and how often? Ask about the Project Management tool which will help you understand the quality of their internal processes. Ask about the Project Execution Plan and the frequency of Project Progress Call / Meetings.

4. Technologies Used (Native or Cross-Platform) 
An App’s success is truly based on the user experience and the performance of the app. This is an important factor to be considered as the technologies used will be reflected in the performance of the developed app.

Upon sharing the Scope of the Project, ask the Qualified Partner on what technologies will your App be built. Usually, most of the Apps are built using native coding (For iOS, best technology practices are Objective C, SWIFT & Cocos2D and for Android, its java respectively). If the Qualified Partner prefers Cross Plat-form coding, ask for reasons to make sure there is no compromise on performance of your app.

To save the investment cost, most of the companies make mistakes on opting cross-platform development which has lot of limitations. Be clear in choosing the right technology for you app.

5. Quality Assurance & Testing? 
Generally, the best way to test an app is simply to run it on the smartphone it will be used on. The Qualified Partner Company should provide a thorough explanation of how they will conducts an extensive beta test to weed out any glitches. If bugs are found, how will the candidate fix them — and how quickly?

6. How can my app make money? 
If your primary goal is to generate revenue with your app, the Qualified Partners Company should know exactly how to build in features that will allow you to make money. You could opt for a pay-per-download revenue model, charging, say, between 99 cents and $4.99, depending on how many features your app offers.

If you opt for a free app, be sure the candidate is well versed in how to integrate mobile display ads, in-app purchases or paid subscription services.

7. App Ownership? 
Typically the individual or company paying for a mobile app will own the finished product but to be sure you own all the rights to the app you commissioned, you and the Qualified Partners Company to sign a written “Specific NDA / copyright assignment” or “work made for hire” contract. The document should establish confidentiality and state that you own the app’s design, source code and all of its content.

8. Launch of App in Stores? 
After you’ve approved the beta-tested version of your app, the last step is for the developer to submit it to an app store for approval to be sold there. App submission is often a long, multi-step process that your Qualified Partners Company should already know how to successfully navigate.

9. Payment Terms? 
Draft a written agreement specifying that you will pay the developer by proposed agreement with a flat fee. Mostly, Qualified Partners require a deposit at the beginning of a project, often for up to half of the estimated total cost, with the balance due when the app is completed.

Do you have an conceptual idea to create an App, contact Urbansoft for a free quote. Urbansoft has delivered 15+ Apps starting from 2000$ to 100,000$ for US clients.

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