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kotlin for android app development

Why shift to Kotlin programming language for developing android apps

Kotlin, the programming language that is going to be a next big storm in the world of programming applications. It is a modern programming language with the promise of developing modern multiplatform applications for Android, Browser, JVM and native applications. Android Developers website has expressed that it is 100% interoperable with present Android language and runtime. The smart feature about the Kotlin is its ability to compile native and give support for various platforms without the JVM. At present Kotlin Native can be Mac OS, Linux Raspberry Pi and iOS application development. Introduction of Kotlin Kotlin is a brilliantly designed, mature language that we believe will make Android development faster and more fun. It has already been adopted by several major developers — Expedia, Flipboard, Pinterest, Square, and others — for their production apps. Kotlin also plays well with the Java programming language; the effortless interoperation between the two languages has been a large part of Kotlin's appeal. In July 2011 JetBrains unveiled Project Kotlin, a new language for the JVM, which had been under development for a year. JetBrains lead Dmitry Jemerov said that most languages did not have the features they were looking for, with the exception of Scala. However, he cited the slow compile time of Scala as an obvious deficiency. One of the stated goals of Kotlin is to compile as quickly as Java. In February 2012, JetBrains open sourced the project under the Apache 2 license. Kotlin v1.0 was released on February 15, 2016. This is considered to be the first officially stable release and JetBrains has committed to long-term backwards compatibility starting with this version. At Google I/O 2017, Google announced first-class support for Kotlin on Android. Key Features of Kotlin    Java Interoperability: Kotlin is 100% interoperable with Java. You can literally continue work on your old Java projects using Kotlin. All your favorite Java frameworks are still available, and whatever framework you’ll write in Kotlin is easily adopted by your stubborn Java loving friend. Familiar Syntax: Kotlin isn’t some weird language born in academia. Its syntax is familiar to any programmer coming from the OOP domain, and can be more or less understood from the get go. There are of course some differences from Java such as the reworked constructors or the val var variable declarations. If you're interested in using Kotlin, it's easy to get started because it works side by side with Java and C++ on Android. So you can keep your existing code, continue to use the various Android libraries, and incrementally add Kotlin code to your project. Unlike almost any other language, Kotlin is a drop-in replacement you can use bi-directionally—you can call into the Java language from Kotlin, and you can call into Kotlin from the Java language. Of course, IDE support is also crucial. Android Studio is built upon IntelliJ IDEA, an IDE built by JetBrains—the same company that created the Kotlin language. The JetBrains team has been working for years to make sure Kotlin works great with IntelliJ IDEA. Starting with Android Studio 3.0, tooling support for Kotlin is bundled directly into Android Studio. Kotlin does have many powerful features that directly address some of the shortcomings of Java. This helps move some of the cognitive load off you onto the compiler, so you can focus on simply making good products. Contact us for building innovative mobile apps, native Android or iOS apps.
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taxi booking app development for taxi business

Automate and Boost your Taxi or Cab service Business with the on-demand taxi booking app

The on-demand services and on-demand apps for businesses are growing so fast that people use word uberification of all services while conversing. Uberification of services got so popular with the cab/taxi booking app used by Uber and more than 8 million Uber users across 70 countries. If you are looking for a solution to improve your taxi service business, having a taxi booking or cab booking mobile app is the most convenient option. Uber, Lyft, Ola and other top notch cab booking apps and their popularity explain the vigour and sincerity among the users of these apps. Developing Uber-like clone apps and integrating it to your taxi business have its own set of benefits. Having a taxi booking app for your taxi services customized with your own branding and popular and locally and widely accepted features, can grow your customer base and hence the business. How Taxi/Cab Booking App helps in improving taxi service business If you are running a cab service business at the local or global level, having a cab booking app for cab service business is definitely going to uplift your business, if you plan your taxi booking app development strategically. The idea behind developing the taxi booking app is to automate the taxi booking business and develop it by drawing more number of passengers. Let us check some advantages of getting a taxi booking app developed.
  • Booking app brings automation and operational efficiency to your taxi fleet business. This will help you manage your business with least manual efforts.
  • Custom taxi booking app, connect with a professional taxi app development company for best and successful taxi app creation. Get complete support. Hire taxi app development services.
  • Build your own taxi booking app with your branding with us. We will help you with the development of advanced taxi booking app.
  • The features of the apps can be chosen and customized with respect to its demand and acceptability among local users.
  • The app can provide the best customer experience with different chosen interfaces for passenger apps and driver apps.
  • Your app stays on the customer mobile and customer can book your service as and when required without hunting for more service providers.
  • Introducing a larger database with the app that would support more number of people from the local front.
  • Taxi apps can be customized as per requirement and can be developed in a cost-effective manner.
Considering the increasing demand of taxi mobile app development trend, we decided to elaborate on all the details related to improving the cab service using the technology. Some of our potential clients came up with the requirement of Uber clone app and some other customers came up with the requirement of customized cab booking app development to automate and develop their cab service for their local targeted region. In both sets of requirements, we have a professional team of taxi booking app developers to craft the booking app as per the client’s business needs. Here we are sharing some generic information, that would help to answer the trivial questions of taxi business or cab business owners regarding the development of taxi app development. Taxi booking app or say any on-demand booking app is not a single mobile app but includes a set of 3 different software or app products. These include one passenger app, one driver app, and one admin dashboard. Features of Passenger App: Register/Login: User can register on the app by adding information manually. But having social media integration or email option helps users to register and login instantly. Booking interface: Using this interface user provides their travel details to book the cab instantly for instant travel or to book the taxi for traveling later. Fare Calculator: It allows the customer to calculate fare for his required travel. Payment options: User will get a payment quote for booking a ride and choose the options available to pay within the app. For example, customers can pay by linking their credit cards to the secure one-click checkout. Rating and Reviews: Customer can leave the feedback on their ride experience and driver. Push Notifications: Users can be updated on the status of booking and other information like car info, estimated time of arrival, etc. Ride History: It displays the information regarding previous rides and also allows users to book the same ride in a single click. Some of the essential features of the Driver App: Some features of Driver app may have duplication with those of passenger’s app such as register, login, push notifications, support, etc. Other additional features include: Driver profile: driver profile is created after driver registers with full-proof verification of their license, tax number. Alert for the order for the ride: Driver gets the alert through push notification regarding new booking, payment, ride route details, etc. A driver can also accept or cancel the orders depending upon his/her availability. Navigation: this would help to get the best route to reach the passenger and to the destination desired by the passenger. Reports: With reports, the driver can analyze trip/ride stats, payroll, earnings, etc. Admin Dashboard/Admin Panel: The admin dashboard is a web-based software application that helps manage activities of passengers and drivers. It also stores database. The dashboard gives a general overview of all processes and it provides details like trips, drivers, financial transactions, etc. When linked with Google Analytics, it allows you to monitor marketing activity. The admin panel helps you view all in-app activities and it should offer a quick review of all processes. It also gives suggestions for best navigation for drivers and collects and builds the database of your clients to further enhance the experience. How to build a great and qualified mobile taxi booking app? Having an experience of more than 12 years in the domain of mobile app development, we would highly recommend choosing native mobile app development for your car service business. This means to go for a custom mobile app development. We are listing some of the essential functionalities required for an on-demand taxi app. Location Tracking This is one of the most important and basic functionality, due to which Uber finds its nearest available driver within seconds. Once a cab has been ordered, the app should display the estimated time of arrival of the driver. You can also track the rider’s location while app running in the background if passenger permits to share their personal location data. Integrated Maps Maps are integrated within the taxi apps for drivers and passengers to easily navigate through the map. Drivers use the navigation experience to reach from point A to point B. Uber app uses many services among which, the main source of location data is Google Maps. They also have their mapping assets like Bing mapping and deCarta. But if you are not operating on global level yet, you may need only simple location data sources. For iPhone taxi app development, you can use MapKit framework provided by Apple. For Android taxi app development, you can use Google Maps. Maps have a representation of user’s surroundings. User’s location coordinates can be sent to server, where they are translated into a readable address. This process is reverse geocoding. Fare Calculation Cab booking apps do not operate on physically mounted meters to calculate the fare. It is an integrated functionality within the app, which calculates the fare of the ride as per the command. For example, Uber app calculates the fare of the ride based on following:
  • Base fare
  • Cost per minute/Cost per mile
  • Booking fee (optional)
The cost per mile is calculated as per the distance covered during the passenger ride, using the GPS and your price list. Rating System To build the customer base, credibility among clients is important for all business. The reliability and credibility need to be built for drivers as well as passengers. This can be done by providing more and reliable information and by having a rating system within the app. This way both drivers and passengers will know who they are riding with. Rating provides the sense of security and control to both riders and drivers. Payment Integration There is an easy option available for the payment rather than paying with cash. For a cashless transaction, payment gateway integration is an easy option. Once customer’s credit card is linked to the app, the customer can pay using a single click. But for customers not having credit cards, keeping ‘pay with cash’ option too, is a good idea. Online mobile payments can be managed using payment gateway integration. iOS provides APIs for native payments in taxi booking app. There are APIs available for Android taxi booking apps which can be used for easy and secure in-app payment process. UX/UI of the cab booking app Mobile app for the cab service should be simple, effective and intuitive. It should incorporate smooth functioning and easy understanding of data. The designs should be simple and should provide an easy navigation system with clarity. Having fancy designs but with no usability will not be able to retain customers as well as drivers. So go for a simple but intuitive UX/UI that will bring the better and engaging look and feel to your mobile app. How much a taxi booking app development costs? The cost of developing taxi app completely depends on a number of features to be built, a number of functionalities to be integrated. The cost can be estimated only after defining a proper scope of work app specifications, which is done at an early stage of app development. We as a professional app development company in Bangalore (India) and London (UK), maintain the transparency and provide most accurate estimations based on the client’s requirements. Broadly, the final cost of the cab booking app development depends on the following criteria: The platform you choose for app development (iOS, Android, Windows, Web); features required to validate your ideas as Minimum Viable Product (MVP); and other functionalities that you want your app to do. The range of cost for taxi booking app development increases from a simple booking app to a more sophisticated Uber-clone booking app. Taxi Booking app development company India: Team of taxi booking app developers in India Krify is a professional mobile app and web design and development company based in Bangalore (India) and London (UK). Our experienced team of taxi booking app developers will help you in building your own taxi booking app. Whether you need a simple cab booking app or an Uber-like clone app, we are here to assist you in design, development and making your app live. Contact us today for a free quote for taxi app development!  
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google i/o 2017 announcements and highlights

Key takeaways from Google I/O 2017

Google’s annual conference Google I/O 2017 was held at the outdoor Shoreline Amphitheatre, California during May 17-19, 2017. The conference started with Google CEO, Sundar Pichai’s keynote, which did not come with too many new announcements but Google brought too many new updates regarding announcements that were made in last year’s Google I/O 2016. Sundar Pichai started the keynote with the achievement of having over one billion active users for Google products. He also mentioned that Google has scaled up their 7 of the most important products and platforms, to a billion of monthly active users each. Sundar Pichai attributed the success of reaching this milestone to the growth of mobile and smartphones. But off-course it also requires the computing which is evolving heavily with each passing day. Last year Google mentioned about the important shift in computing from mobile first to AI first approach. The mobile first era made Google reimagine every product they are working on. This led to the change in user-interaction model like multi-touch, location, identity, payments, etc. Similarly, today’s world is AI first world, Google is rethinking all products and applying machine learning and AI to solve user’s problems at scale. Today every product act differently and perform differently using machine learning. For example, he said that today Google search ranks differently using machine learning while using Google map, the street view automatically recognizes restaurant signs, street signs, etc. using machine learning. The introduction of Smart Reply and Allo got great reception last year and this year Google started rolling out Smart Reply for over 1 billion Gmail users. Thus machine learning systems have learned to be conversational, which is really nice and amazing. There is a huge shift in the way how users interact with computing. Mobile brought multi-touch and Google evolved in interaction without using mouse and keyboards. Now the new things are voice and vision, these two new modalities are there for interaction with computing in more natural and engaging way. In the case of voice, people are already using voice as an input across many of the Google products. Because computers are getting much better in understanding speech. There has been a significant improvement in the speech recognition since last year, which can be proved from the improved word error rate from last year even in very noisy environment. Google i/o 2017 announcements highlights With respect to Google Home, Sundar Pichai mentioned that recently deep learning allowed to support multiple users in Google Home, so that it can recognize up to 6 people in the house and personalize the experience for each and every one. Thus voice is becoming an important modality in Google products. So is with vision. Some great improvements have been seen in computer vision. Google can now understand all attributes of images much better. Image recognition is much better and is being used in across its products. Pixel, the world class smartphone launched by Google, has the best-in-class camera. Even if you get the low light noisy pictures, those can also be converted into a normal picture with Google. The new thing, which is coming next is that if something is obstructing in the way of clicking anything you want to click, Google can now remove the obstruction and have the clear picture without obstruction in front of you. With this clear inflection point with vision, Sundar Pichai announced Google’s new initiative, Google Lens. Google Lens is a set of vision-based computing capabilities that can understand what you are looking at. This will first get rolled out in Google Assistant and Google Photos and later to other products. For example, if you want to understand the flower you have seen, you can invoke Google Lens from the Assistant, point your phone on that flower and Google Lens will tell you what flower it is. When you are at your friend’s place, now you won’t need the username and password. You just have to point your Google Lens on the barcode and your phone will get connected with the network. Now you can point your phone to any restaurant on the street and Google will bring the exact information of that restaurant on the screen. So now, Google has started understanding images and videos. Google was built with their ability of understanding text and web pages. Which is now shifting to understanding images and videos. Google is now evolving for machine learning and AI world, and are rethinking the computational architecture. Now Google is into the building of AI first data centers. With this vision, Google launched last year the tensor processing units. These are custom hardware for machine learning, which is 15-30 times faster and 30-80 times more power efficient than CPUs. TPUs last year were optimized for inference purpose. This year Google announced the new generation of TPUs that are optimized for both training and inference, called as cloud TPUs. Sundar Pichai also spoke about many important advances in Google’s technical infrastructure for AI era. He informed that cloud TPUs are now coming to Google Compute Engine. Google also wants to provide a wide range of hardware, which lays the foundation for significant progress. Google is focused on working towards applying AI to solve problems at scale. Google is bringing their AI efforts together at Google.ai, which will focus on state of the art research, tools and infrastructure such as TensorFlow and Cloud TPUs and applied AI. So Google is taking all such AI advances and applying them to harder and newer problems rising in a wide range of disciplines. Google is using Machine learning providing tools to people to do what they do better. Apart from this major problem-solving approach, Google is also working and doing some simple and fun things. For example, Auto Draw, using which one can draw. When you use auto draw for drawing, Google will give you suggestions same like we get while typing the text. Google is applying machine learning approach to all across its products, but the most important are the Google Search and Google Assistant. Let’s check out some highlights from the announcements made by Google in I/O 2017. Google Lens Google Lens is the new initiative from Google, which can help you recognize things that you don’t know. For example any bird, any flower or even a new café. All you have to do is point your camera at that thing and Google Lens will do the work and bring all details you want. For now, Google Lens will be integrated with Google Assistant and Google Home. Google.ai Google.ai, as its tagline correctly says – ‘Bringing the benefits of AI to everyone’, is an initiative to democratize the benefits of the latest machine learning research. It is a kind of centralized resource, which will provide news and documentation about its latest projects and research and opportunities to experience some of their experimental technology. It provides open access to the documentation that will help professionals from the variety of industries like education, medicine, etc. Google for JobsJob seekers have always asked for a single central place where all of the job requirements will be available. Google has initiated to produce job listings from various other posting sites and will display it within search results. Google for Jobs is going to help in overcoming the challenge of connecting job seekers to get all the information regarding job availability at one place. Google Assistant for iPhone Google Assistant has got some heavy enhancements and the good part is that it is available for download in iTunes store. Users are even comparing the iOS version of Google Assistant to Siri saying it as a better version but slightly underwhelming than Siri. The advantage of Google Assistant on iPhone is its third-party integrations and connected device control capabilities. Android O Android O has not brought anything fancy but it does bring the nuts and bolts for making Android O as a faster and better version, which also saves battery. The highlight of this OS version is picture-in-picture. With Android O, you don’t have to exit out of the app. If you press the home button, the video will collapse into a smaller and movable window and continues playing while you perform other actions and tasks. Standalone VR Headsets Google has already expanded into more advanced and expensive headsets. So Google is developing its first standalone VR headset in association with Lenovo and HTC. Previously, computer or smartphone power was required to experience VR. Now, using WorldSense technology, new standalone headsets can help you track precise movements in space. Krify is a multinational IT service provider with core competency in iOS and Android mobile apps using advanced development technologies. Contact us to convert your great app idea into a successful mobile app.
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iOS app development with Swift

Why Swift is becoming a preferred programming language for iPhone and iOS app development?

From the time programming language Swift has been launched, it has always caught the attention of developers and has been a topic of discussion for entrepreneurs. For iOS app development, Swift is fast, modern, safe and it enables a level of interactivity in development. Swift is a general purpose, compiled, a multi-paradigm programming language for macOS, iOS, watchOS, Linux, tvOS, developed by Apple. It has some interesting features like generics, closures and type inference that will make it easier to use, simplifying common patterns which are used in Objective-C. Recent updates from business giants like Uber, Facebook, LinkedIn, Mozilla, IBM, etc. confirms that they have already made their way towards Swift. This has also influenced startups and now startups are also looking for Swift based iOS app development. Let's check out some of the benefits of using Swift for iOS app development. Fast and powerful Swift is fast and provides high performance. It proves to be a true successor of both C and Objective C, as it contains low-level primitives like flow-control, types, object-oriented features, operators. Open Source Swift is a very cost-effective technology for businesses and startups as it is an open source technology. The support of open source community to the Swift is its important and dynamic aspect. This is one of the big reason that Swift has been able to break the monopoly created by Objective C for native iOS app development. Easy Maintenance Swift’s benefit is that it is easy to maintain and secure. As Swift does not have any legacy code, it is easy to maintain. Swift helps in producing secure and safe apps, which is of much importance in terms of mobile app development. The one thing that no developer or entrepreneur would agree to compromise is the security of the app. Dynamic Libraries Dynamic libraries enabled with Swift is one of the biggest advantage for iOS app developers. These libraries facilitate app updates coming in future. With the use of NSA certificate and electronic signature, dynamic libraries help developers to connect apps written in the older versions and compile them with updated ones. American Airlines have incorporated Swift code into their apps. People from American Airlines app quoted, “progressive in the mobile space, looking for ways to improve our development cycle and for development cycle and for improvements to the platform, what Apple is doing with Swift is a great addition.” LinkedIn also developed SlideShare iOS app entirely in Swift. Looking for iOS app development using Swift? Our experienced and skilled team of iOS and iPhone app developers have readily solved the challenges of rapidly changing language and have competency in developing iOS and iPhone apps using Swift. Mobile app development with Swift decreases the possibility of bugs and ensures richer app experience. Contact us today for a bug-free and secure iPhone app development.  
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Mobile Application Development Outsourcing to Indian Companies

India is now becoming the technology HUB and also mobile phone has become an integral part of our lifestyle…..a basic amenity. As a result of the exponential growth in the smartphone usage, businesses across the world are bound to explore this technology for customer engagement and enhancement of business performance. There is a huge demand for mobile app developers in India currently as most of the businesses are facing difficulty in building quality apps at an affordable cost in America and UK. So, they are looking towards Indian companies to outsource mobile app development projects, but they are not randomly choosing Indian mobile app development firms, rather they prefer companies that can develop quality apps like American companies at affordable cost. This, in turn, has led to huge technological advancements in India on the Mobile app development. According to a recent study by a global research firm, the  Indian companies are hot cake for availing Quality Business services at reasonable cost, while software and mobile App development are leading the list. Your personal guide on outsourcing a project to an India Company
  • Research on Potential App Development Team:
    • look at their previous work online
    • Check their app store reviews
    • Ask their client list and speak to them
  • One on One discussion: Face to face discussions are always the best. It helps in better understanding of the requirement.
  • Affordability is important but quality does matter: Although the cost is the major reason for outsourcing project to India, your focus shouldn’t only be on that, rather you should prefer company that can deliver top quality
  • Connected Communication: Ask for regular reports
To conclude while evaluating your preferred mobile app development company in India, you should allow them to understand you and your requirements well in every step to get the desired output in the mist efficient manner.
Krify is a leading multinational company with expertise in developing the mobile app, web app and cloud-based solutions. Contact us today for free consultation from our Business Analysts, over automating and streamlining your business processes through enterprise app development.
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GPS VS BEACONS VS WIFI – Which technology is best for your mobile app idea?

A rapid advancement in the location based technology is increasingly helping the businesses in inflating their profits and rendering efficient, satisfactory and cost-effective services to their potential stream of customers. The mobile app developed using the location-based technology offers numerous benefits from simplified navigation and locating personnel, to tracking objects. GPS GPS is a Global Positioning System that uses a network of orbiting satellites. It uses real-time geo-data from a mobile device or smartphone to provide information such as location, date, time etc. Using the coordinates from a user’s device, messages and actions can be pushed to users devices when they enter a predetermined area. Geofencing concept use GPS technology to pinpoint a user’s location in proximity to a given area. Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is a wireless LAN (Local Area Network) technology that helps to link the electronic devices together using the ISM radio band. This method has been used for sending push notifications and other relevant information to customers based on their location for a while now, in industries ranging from retail to hospitality. To access the location data, these Wi-Fi devices attempt to triangulate the location of a customer by evaluating parameters such as SSID and MAC addresses. Wifi Krify Beacon Technology Beacon is an indoor positioned transmitter, which useshttps://krify.co/ibeacons-rise-of-indoor-navigation-technology-2/to sense proximity of a customer and broadcast one-way information to his smartphone or tablet. A Bluetooth beacon device transmits a unique ID number that can be read by any Bluetooth receiver. The signal is received by a mobile app, which activates the location specific information on the smartphone. Beacons can work under difficult radio frequency conditions too and can therefore establish a customer’s location within four feet of accuracy. For a Beacon to work, the Bluetooth signal on a consumer’s mobile phone must be turned on. Beacon Technology was developed to overcome the inherent limitations of satellite-based location information where smartphones are primarily used indoors. Verticals Where Location Based Services are useful Location based services find many applications in today’s world. Some of the following industries include: Healthcare – Used to assist navigation within the hospital premises and help visitors and patients easily locate different departments Delivery Services (Food, Courier, School bus, Laundry etc) - To track delivery vehicles in real time. Retail -To tackle the threat of online marketplaces by detecting the location of customers. Navigation – To track the exact geographical position of a mobile device using one of available positioning systems and get direction and/or navigate the user to required location including vehicles, crafts, and pedestrians. You can Travel World Conclusion Based on the requirement, choosing a right location based technology depends. If you are looking for developing a highly reliable, Seamless and innovative location-based mobile app, Krify is the right team which have extensive expertise in location based applications namely Parking Doctor, Offerdose, Porter, Relish, Links of green, Toyota Australia, Park shark, Zed etc. Inquire with us by mail: sales@krify.net or fill our form !!
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Google announces First developer preview OS “Android O”

On 21/03/2017 there is a new release by Google for developers which is the first preview of its new mobile operating system called Android O. This is a great opportunity for Android App development companies and developers which help them to build future apps more compatible using design guidelines and new APIs. One of the major differences between Android N and O preview version is that Google made immediate updates for Android N to anybody who was willing to give it a try. But with Android O, Google is not releasing the Beta version right away. The first Android O Developer Preview is available for • Pixel • Pixel XL • Pixel C • Nexus 5X • Nexus 6P • Nexus Player. The new version of Android will run through four preview versions • Preview 2 hitting in mid-May • Preview 3 in mid-June • Preview 4 in August • Final release will be available in the market around the third quarter of 2017.
Here are exciting features of Android O
Google has mentioned a gamut of new features as well as APIs in this new OS version as below Battery life Improving the battery life is one of the biggest and most welcomed features of Android O. Similar to iOS, Android O will limit and manage what apps do in the background while multiple apps are open. Background limits One of the biggest changes in Android O is background limits, which will helps in boost battery life and increase device performance. It will automatically limit some areas such as background services, implicit broadcasts and location updates. It makes possible for developers to build apps having less impact on battery and device with an increase in its performance results in developing efficient android apps Picture-in-Picture Mode Android O brings Picture-in-picture functionality which is already available in Android TV over to phones and tablets. With PIP, users will be able to continue watching a video while navigating around through other applications. This is a super handy feature, and one that should be welcomed by most Android users out there. Connectivity Now Android O now supports high-quality Bluetooth audio codecs such as LDAC codec. Plus, there’s a new native AAudio API that’s designed specifically for apps that require high-performance, low-latency audio. New Wi-Fi features Android O leverages the power of Wi-Fi to offer a host of new connectivity features. The updated OS will support features such as Neighbourhood Aware Networking (NAN). NAN allow apps and nearby devices communicate over Wi-Fi without an internet access point. Notifications Channel Android O also introduces notification channels, which are new app-defined categories for notification content. Channels let developers give users fine-grained control over different kinds of notifications — users can block or change the behavior of each channel individually, rather than managing all of the app's notifications together. Keyboard Navigation Android O also adds better support for keyboard navigation, particularly when it comes to apps on Chrome OS. Google focused on building a more reliable model for “arrow” and “tab” navigation that aids both developers and users. This feature will allow developers to provide strong support to arrow and tab navigation in apps. WebView enhancements: In Android O, Google enabled multiprocess mode by default and adding an API to let app handle errors and crashes, for enhanced security and improved app stability. As a further security measure, you can now opt in your app's WebView objects to verify URLs through Google Safe Browsing. Autofill APIs This made auto filling of login details easy and fast. With support of this API, it allows autofill apps to work in a similar manner that a keyboard app performs. The autofill app stores and secures user data, such as addresses, user names, and even passwords. Developers can use this API, if they require autofill in their app. Adaptive Icons This new feature of Android O enables to display adaptive icons in a variety of shapes in different models across different devices. It also animates interactions using the icons and allows making use of the icons in setting, shortcut, sharing dialogs, overview screen, etc.   Android O proffers several other significant features that comprise Font resources in XML, Java 8 Language APIs & runtime optimizations, WebView enhancements, Audio API for Pro Audio and several others. This new Google's next software facilitates developers to build android apps with more powerful features and functionalities that give the user best experience of its usage. With this next generation OS, Android App Development companies can develop highly advanced apps help their customers in gaining productivity and profitability using technology advantage. The Tech Advisor team could come up with Oreo, Orange, Oatcake and Oh!
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matrix voice platform for raspberry pi app developers

MATRIX Voice – User-friendly and affordable platform for Raspberry Pi developers

Matrix Labs is working simply to offer touchless technology solutions and empowering the world and people with versatile and scalable technologies and products. They build Artificial Intelligence Things. Their recent success is the production of MATRIX Voice, which is an open-source Voice Recognition platform that measures 3.14 inches in diameter dev board. Matrix Voice was created with the ambition of providing a complete, user-friendly and affordable tool to all developers and tinkerers so that they can create innovative and required Internet of Things (IoT) voice apps. Developers were eagerly wanting the FPGA-driven (field-programmable gate array, which is an integrated circuit i.e. IC) development board for developing apps for Raspberry Pi. MATRIX Voice has MATRIX OS, which enables developers to build hardware applications in just a few lines of code using the programming language JavaScript. Hardware Components of MATRIX Voice harware components of matrix voice MATRIX Voice has 7 MEMs microphone array that allows developers to leverage voice recognition in their app solutions by using latest online cognitive services that include Amazon Alexa Voice Service, Microsoft Cognitive Service, Wit.ai, Google Speech API and Houndify. The big advantage is that you can trigger the event based on sound detections like getting a notification in the form of a message when the dog is barking back at home. An overview of MATRIX Voice overview of matrix voice   An interesting example: The following demo video reveals that you can build your own Amazon’s Alexa using Raspberry Pi and MATRIX Voice. They have used the Alexa Voice Services (AVS), which is used by Amazon Echo. MATRIX Voice team has revealed that it allowed them to accomplish lots of challenging tasks in this project. Another interesting example: The following demo video shows that how a Raspberry Pi and MATRIX Voice can run the PocketSphinx voice recognition service by connecting with a MATRIX Creator, which can use its ZigBee radio to control a Philips Hue lightbulb. Thus the MATRIX Voice can be used with Raspberry Pi that could be used for voice recognition throughout your house and this just needs one MATRIX Creator that should interface with your smart devices. Why should developers choose MATRIX Voice? • MATRIX Voice caters the needs of all levels of developers i.e. from hobbyist developer to advanced and enterprise developer. • It works with the widely used programming languages like C++, JavaScript, Python, Verilog & VHDL. • The accuracy of microphones and their algorithms allow developers to builds faster. • It is an user-friendly as well as an affordable solution that saves your money and empowers you to think and build creative Internet of Things (IoT) apps. Krify has started scratching the area of Raspberry Pi apps. Our core competencies include mobile app development, website design and development and digital marketing. Contact us today to hire our expert team of developers to convert your ideas into reality.  
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Mobile Wallet - Mobile Payment Solution - Fintech Apps

Mobile Wallets | Fintech Apps | Present and Future for Payment Processing Solutions

The popularity of mobile wallets is growing phenomenally. Mobile wallets – cousin of digital payment methods like credit card, is becoming the preference among shoppers, who always go for convenient, easy and autonomous way of shopping and paying. Such Fintech app solutions are becoming popular among shoppers as well as merchants. The research says that the one fourth of U.S and European mobile users will pay in-store using NFC (near-field communications that powers Google Wallet and Apple Pay) by 2017. This will result in expansion of the global NFC payments market to over $180 billion. CEO and President of Urban Airship, Brett Caine, quoted, “Businesses are looking for new lightweight, service-oriented ways to communicate with customers on mobile, and our findings make it clear that mobile wallets will lead the next wave of mobile engagement.” What are mobile wallets? There is no such standard definition for Mobile Wallets. It has become an umbrella term for making payments using mobile. Mobile wallets allow shoppers to pay using their mobile devices. For mobile payments, payment information like online account details, credit cards, etc. are stored in your mobile device through a mobile app. Such mobile apps for payment are allowing shoppers to shop and make a purchase cashless or without carrying any cards. How it helps small businesses? This increasing preference of consumers and shoppers towards mobile wallets represents the change in the way consumers wants to spend their money only because of the convenience it brings with it. But is mobile wallet right and efficient for your business? Let us brainstorm a bit. Benefits of mobile wallets: Shoppers and consumers look for going cashless and using mobile devices for all types of financial transactions. The Mobile Wallet is one such option. It fulfills the changing needs of merchants and consumers. Consumers want a seamless, easy and fast experience and merchants want control over providing delightful consumer experience through their payment system. Innovation: Using mobile wallets for businesses provides an opportunity to merchants to stay on the line of innovation, which will allow them to be a part of future innovations in mobile technology. Adopting such advanced technologies also helps businesses to expand their consumer base. Serving the customers with complete benefit and convenience to them increases the brand value of the business. Enhanced Customer experience: An excellent customer experience is one of the most important keys in establishing the successful business. Merchants can deliver their best by making purchases easy and convenient for customers. For merchant’s benefit, when mobile wallet service is included in the merchant’s existing mobile application (as feature enhancement) or developed as a part of new mobile app development, it will improve the operational efficiencies of the business. It enables self-service for check-out and transaction-related customer queries. It also eliminates the old paper versions of acknowledgment/receipts by enabling digital receipts for customers. Customer Data: By enabling your customers to pay using mobile wallets, you are able to get the treasure troves of data, which can be used to serve your customers with enhanced services and increases sales. Thus the customer data can be leveraged to incorporate loyalty and offer products and services based on customer’s preferences gleaned from mobile wallet payment data. Some statistics on Mobile Payment: A recent report says that 39% of mobile users in US have used mobile wallets or mobile payment methods to pay in 2015, which has raised from 14% in 2014 and it is estimated to reach mark of 70% by 2017. It is estimated that by 2017, $60 billion of sales will happen through mobile payment. mobile payment prediction statistics What are Fintech Apps? What is the Buzz? Fintech app is an abbreviation for financial technology app. It is a term which has been coined recently. Such apps serve for mobile payments, money transfer, fundraising for causes and asset management. Fintech startups are coming up with great ideas to serve small and medium businesses with innovative and convenient finance related solutions like business accounting, payroll, invoicing, investing and other finance related needs. For this, fintech mobile apps i.e. a combination of mobile app technology and payments solution, are being used to develop a mobile payment solution. Such apps are referred as Fintech apps. A report from Accenture, on the investment in Fintech domain, shows that how fintech has grown from $1 Billion in 2008 to $3 Billion in 2013. Experts are predicting that Fintech organizations will reach the mark of $8 Billion by 2018.
Choose Krify for Fintech App Development: Krify is an IT service provider serving various businesses to grow using advanced technology. Our services include web app development, mobile app development, wearable app development and digital marketing. Reach us today to discuss your Fintech App Development idea. We encourage a consultative approach for the app development.
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App is the Next entity – Mobile Phone is everything, 2017 to 2050!

Mobile App is the next entity – Smartphone is everything, 2017 to 2050!

It is Globally said regarding the use of mobiles/smartphones that you may get installed many apps in your mobile phone but how many of them are worthy for you? You may use many technologies but have you ever connected with or experienced the technological advancements with IoT or VR? You might be using 3G or 4G, but have you ever experienced 5G? You may know WiFi but do you know what is LiFi? As the world of technology is evolving every day with the lightening speed, you have to be aware how you are spending your today!

How smartphone apps can help you to study even you are not intend to

Now the technology can help you learn anything on mobile phone. There are many exciting handy apps which can help you learn and explore things, which can help you reach to the next level. User-friendly mobile apps help and encourage everyone to learn with ease. If you have a smartphone with you, it’s just like you can do a variety of things like from cooking to coding, from drawing to playing piano, and tasks like play to gain, think to get, fun to serious, and what not! Today one can't do with a smartphone on the go. As we all know that Big B – Nokia, one big player from the past of mobile phones, is coming back to rise up with the new mobile trends. as per the recent updates, Nokia is getting ready to give the feel to the user like touching the cloud with faster than faster with advanced technologies. If you possess your phone (or a tablet), just set it up correctly so that you can start mounting your skill set to improve, impress, and to make an impact in your own life, it can help you achieve your dreams. Let me tell you how.

 You can plan your day yourself, but how smartphone apps, smart devices can.

A smartphone can help a user to plan his day from the time he wakes up till he gets back to bed to sleep. Using smartphones, you can even track your actual sleep time and for how much time you are awake.all are doing that – We start our day with alarm on the mobile phone and Most of us are already doing that – we start our day with alarm on the mobile phone and we also set up an alarm time to wake up, before we fall asleep. As the technology getting advanced, there is an app for everything like when to have food, when to drink water, what is good for health, how much distance we walked, and much more…

You may shop locally but have you tried using smartphone apps.

Yes, you can shop everything online from the comfort of your sofa. Lots of e-commerce applications are available for free to surf with trending fashions, new gadgets, day-to-day utility items and choose the best fit for you. Whatever you need, you just have to choose and buy from billions of items not around only one single city or region but from around the world.

          You can do planning or do your business offline too, but do you have an idea how an app or web technology can empower you.

Yes, there are a lot of apps that can analyze daily analytics around the stock market and the daily hot deals from different and multiple online business champions, from which you can learn and plan to do on any new idea, which can bring you success. Do you know how to do the business online with a mobile app and how mobile app technology can help you grow your business? If your answer is no, then get in touch with us – we will guide you to plan your next business steps.

You may not connect directly with everything but your smartphone can.

Yes, The IoT (Internet of Things) can wire your network for everything, using your smartphone. You can easily get reminders, write notes, get alerts, and operate everything remotely that is IoT technology enabled, with your mobile. Check out this video to know more how you can connect with your things… Start surfing on stores to feed your passion for technology and find what you need. The way you use technology is the way you build your future. Plan your future with technology to get the success.

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Convert website to mobile app

Why Consider Converting your Website into a Mobile App (iPhone and/or Android App)?

In today’s technologically dominated world, building a native iPhone or Android mobile app for your business is easy and affordable too. There are certain advantages that only having a mobile app for your business can bring. The website is the digital face of your business, and having a mobile app is the key to bring more traffic to your business. The mobile app makes sure that your customers can buy products or can access your services by using their fingertips. Let’s check out some interesting statistics that prove the success of having business mobile app:
  • Mobile app analytics for patterns of buying, how much time people are spending on mobile apps, how much people are buying using mobile apps, how much revenue is being generated using mobile apps.
  • Before mentioning the importance of mobile apps let’s check out the following statistics which speaks about how successful mobile apps are proving to be for businesses.
  • On an average, an American spends about 5 hours of his time daily on his smartphone.
  • According to the reports from App Annie, in 2015, mobile app industry generated an annual revenue of $41.1 billion.
  • Statista reported that the gross annual revenue of mobile app industry is projected to cross the figure of $189 billion by 2020.
  • The Retrospective Report of 2016 by App Annie, stated that the total time spent in apps worldwide, raised by over 150 billion hours over year after year, which has reached to the number about 900 billion hours in 2016.

Steps to convert a website into a mobile app

The mobile app became popular because users can experience the ease and efficiency of using it. How frequently the mobile apps are being downloaded by users, the apps are also being uninstalled in huge numbers. User experience and usability play a huge role in the retention of your mobile app on your user’s mobile. If your website has great user experience, does not mean that its mere conversion into the mobile app will have the same user experience and usability. Your website is for the larger screen and your mobile app is for smaller screens. So you have to work on each minute detail of the mobile app from its designs to functionalities to make it user-friendly and engaging. Going stepwise, there are some processes or steps, which needs your exclusive attention. Some important things to consider while converting your website into the mobile app:

Interface and Architecture of the native mobile app

Even if your website has a superior interface and architecture, it does not mean that using the same interface will work for the mobile app too. When users are using your mobile app they are viewing it and interacting with it on smaller mobile screens and the space to touch and operate on mobile app will be much less than on desktops. That’s why you need enhanced architecture and customized interface to keep your mobile app user as happy as your website visitor.

Familiar Designs and Features

While the interface of the mobile app needs to be changed, it does not mean to change the complete look and designs. It’s better to keep the familiar designs, color patterns, etc. to make the user believe that the mobile app he is using, belongs to the same brand. It is good to keep the website and mobile app users in a single alignment.

Associated Data and Permissions

For website display, it does not require an access to any data and accessories as much the mobile app requires. Depending on the requirements of your business, you need to define which accessories and data your mobile app needs to access, for example, camera, location, microphone, contacts or other features. Analyzing which data and accessories need access with your mobile app is important while converting your website into the mobile app.

Simple Navigation and Instant Results

Your mobile website needs the alignment efforts when packaged into the mobile app. Mobile app operation needs some specific mobile hand gestures for which you need to go for mobile UI design patterns. The purpose of users downloading your mobile app is because the customer wants all the information related to your business and relevant to him, should be available on his fingertips. If your mobile app is able to gratify the user by giving instant results or rewards for what user is interacting with the mobile app, it’s a big winning point for your business mobile app. For example, providing personalised information, booking or checking out process in simple and less number of clicks or operations, instant access to information or some item delivery status, etc. are some of the engaging features for users, which will increase the chances of your app retention. It is important to give a gratifying reward for your app user’s time and attention given to the mobile app. Including such strategies within your mobile app is called as retention mechanisms, which are responsible for user engagement.

What are the problems associated with using a website to mobile app converter tools?

If you for searching on search engines, the result will be flooded with a large number of providers of tools available for converting a website into an Android mobile app or iPhone app that does not require any custom coding. But this a very unnatural way of converting the website into the mobile app. There are some important factors associated with converting a website into a mobile app, which can not be addressed using app converter tools. Some of the app converter tools allow conversion of websites built with particular technology or language. For example, most of the app converters allow conversion of websites built only using HTML, CSS or JavaScript. For websites built using other technologies needs to get re-architecture before converting into the mobile app. This will include additional cost along with the converter tool cost. Some of the tools do not allow the use of some of the features of smartphones like GPS, camera, etc. Thus app converters are not used in such cases. If the mobile app has been built using app builder, the app does not remain scalable and requires a lot of reports when your purpose of app building is to improve it and scale it. In such case, the cost will be even higher than a native mobile app development for Android or iOS.
Converting your website into mobile app is much simple now. Just do little research and effort to find a suitable mobile app development company to build native mobile apps for your business. If you are looking forward to scaling up your business digitally, having a mobile app for your business will bring the best ROI and will help grow your business. Contact us today to get a free quote for a native Android or iPhone app development for your business.
 
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Apple iOS 11 release

iOS 11 Release Date And Powerful Features Unveiled By Apple

At WWDC 2017, Apple announced a major update regarding the iOS version. iOS 11 was introduced at Apple’s annual conference but the release date of iOS 11 is not announced and it is expected to be out in the autumn, most probably in September. But you can try iOS 11 earlier by signing up with Apple’s special programme and iOS developers can start making apps for the new iOS 11. If anyone wants to download the new software, you have to sign up to Apple’s public beta for software. Then you will receive an invite to take part and you will be able to download the software. Do not fall prey to online guides, which claim to have provision to download iOS 11. This kind of download is very risky and you will be compromising on your personal data as well as the health of your phone. iOS 11 will be bringing many exciting and powerful features to the iPhone and iPad. This is the biggest update for iOS software for iPad. With iOS 11 Augmented Reality (AR) will be coming to hundreds of millions of iOS devices. It will also bring a platform for developers to develop iPhone and iOS apps that allow users to treat virtual content to the top of real-world scenes. Core ML also gives an opportunity to developers to adapt on-device machine learning abilities. Let us find out what is there in the box for Apple product lovers and developers. Along with this iOS will bring hundreds of new features and updates for iPhone and iPad users. AR Experiences for iPhone and iPad iOS 11 will be delivering the biggest AR platform in the world and which can be used by developers to start developing amazing AR experiences using ARKit. AR experiences to the iPhone and iPad will be brought by using built-in camera, motion sensors in iOS devices and powerful processors. These features will help in experiencing immersive shopping, interactive gaming, industrial design, etc. Siri with iOS 11 – More useful and more powerful Siri is used by 375 million devices in every month across 36 different countries. The new updates for Siri bring better voice, better clarity in voice and better inflections. New male and female voices will be available which will be having an adjustment with intonation, emphasis, pitch and speaking tempo. Siri will now be able to do translations from English words and phrases to French, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish or German. Siri in iOS 11 is not only about improvement in voice but also delivers personal experiences and gives suggestions depending on user’s personal usage of Messages, Mail, News, Safari, etc. Easy pay using Apple Pay Sending money to other Apple Pay users is easier now. It is built-in with iMessage and users can send money and get paid within the Messages. The user can also tell Siri to pay to someone through credit and debit cards which are already present in the wallet. Every time user gets paid, they will receive the amount in the new Apple Pay Cash account. Apple Pay cash can be used to send money, to buy things in stores which are using Apple Pay, purchasing in mobile apps and the web and to transfer money from Apple Pay Cash to user’s bank account. New design of App Store Apple has given a makeover to App Store, which will make it look and feel like news or music app. It is split into new key tabs: Today, Apps, Games and Updates. Under the category Today, all the different types of content will get updated every day. Featured apps from previous days will be visible if you scroll down. Do Not Disturb While Driving iOS 11 will help drivers stay more focused on the road with Do Not Disturb feature while driving. Devices with iOS 11 can detect when you are driving and automatically silences notifications and keeps the screen dark. When this functionality is in use, drivers can send notifications to all their favorite contacts with an auto-reply, which let these contacts know that you are driving and cannot respond until you reach your destination. Professional Camera and Photos iOS 11 allows you to capture Portrait Mode images. These can be taken with True Tone flash and HDR and optical image stabilization. This makes your photo look more professional. Live photos will have new Loop and Bounce effects that will create continuous video loops whereas Long Exposure can capture movement and time. In Apple Photos, Memory movies can be played in both landscape and portrait mode. iOS 11 has also come up with High-Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) that reduces the file size of all photos taken using iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Powerful updates for iPad Now multitasking on iPad is easier and faster with new customizable Dock that will provide quick access to frequently used docs, apps. App switcher is redesigned this time to help users move between two active iPad apps easily. It can be used in Split View and also Slide Over. The all new Files app will help in keeping everything in place across locally stored files, files in iCloud Drive and files stored with providers like Dropbox, Box, etc. Drag and drop functionality is available across the system. iPad will get more deeply integrated Apple Pencil with additional support for inline drawing and a new Instant Notes feature. iOS 11 for developers As mentioned previously, Apple is bringing a powerful AR platform to app developers to access and use additional and powerful tools to bring new experiences to iPhone and iPad users. Core ML allows the developer to create smarter apps with machine learning. This machine learning framework allows processing to happen on-device locally and maintains user privacy. SiriKit will help developers to integrate Siri into their apps in the extended number of categories like notes, to-do lists, reminders, banking and apps with QR codes. HomeKit this time has brought easier ways to get started and develop. MusicKit helps developers to integrate features of Apple Music into their apps, which will help in giving access to over 40 million songs, featured content, recommendations, etc. The developer preview of iOS 11 is accessible only to members of iOS Developer Program and public beta program (which will be available later this month). In the coming fall, iOS 11 will be available as a free software update for iPhone 5S and later, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 2 and later and iPod touch 6th generation.
Krify is one of the leading company based in India and UK, with 12+ years of experience in the domain of iPhone and iPad app development. Our skilled and experienced team of iPhone and iPad app developers have crafted many beautiful apps with smart functionalities. Contact us today with your idea of app development and we will bring it into the reality.
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protect from ransomware cyber attack

How to protect your online business from the ransomware attacks?

What is ransomware attack? Ransomware is a type of malicious software which hacks the computer system and refrains you from accessing your own computer. It asks to pay money and until you pay the money it does not allow you to access your data. This is termed as ransomware attack. In a ransomware attack, victims may receive an unsuspicious email with some link or attachment, which is attached with the malware. Upon opening such emails, their systems and devices get infected with such malicious software. You will come to know that your system is infected only after losing the access. All your data gets encrypted and messages displayed on systems asks to pay money to get the decryption key including instructions on how to pay ransom money. It usually asks to pay in bitcoins, which is a virtual money. About the latest Ransomware attack On May 12th, 2017, the world witnessed a massive cyber attack which is being claimed as the biggest ever cyber attack in the history of the internet. It was bigger than Dyn DDos. A powerful ransomware, named as WannaCry, was storming throughout the web. The epicenter of the damage was Europe. The malware WannaCry identified the vulnerability in Windows OS, which was discovered by NSA (National Security Agency). It was later publicly revealed by the infamous hacking group, Shadow Brokers. It infected 200,000 systems within few hours. Big organizations like Renault and NHS were also affected with it. Ransomware targeting and attacking online businesses Even if a single person clicks on a link attached to malware, the entire system gets collapsed. Usually small or medium sized businesses do not tend to backup their data and do not pay much attention to cyber security for online businesses. Lack of dedicated IT support leads to compromise on cyber hygiene. Investing in cyber security for online businesses, irrespective of its size is crucial and affordable too. This investment is very small rather than losing the valuable and huge database and information built by an organization over the years. Often it takes a huge amount of time to recover or recreate the lost resources. So small businesses tend to pay the money for ransomware and solve the problem. But such businesses then encourages more of such cyber attacks, which makes such businesses fall prey to attackers again and again. How to protect your online businesses from ransomware attacks? Any online business has a business plan and also a data strategy. A good strategy includes a thorough understanding of all information they have, the location to store it, how to access it and who can access it. Being an IT service provider for 12+ years, we recommend adopting a software system that is safe and secure to prevent threat detection, intrusion, and prevention. Backing up the software and the data is also very crucial, which helps to preserve your valuable data even if your system could not prevent cyber-attack. In the case of cyber attacks like ransomware attacks, businesses must first contact their IT vendors to handle such situations. The role of an IT vendor is to isolate systems, bring them offline, wipe the systems and execute the process of restoration. Krify is a multinational IT service provider and we understand that online businesses are the nerve-endings of the economy which explains the necessity of making such businesses cyber-empowered. It is important to understand the solutions available to protect the businesses from cyber attack. Online businesses can choose cloud-based or physical data backups which depends on how much data is important and of use for the organization and what is the frequency required to back up the data of the business. We recommend keeping the multiple copies of the data on multiple sites.
Contact us today for all your IT related needs. Our core competencies include website development, mobile app development, SEO and digital marketing.
 
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Offshore MObile APp Development

Offshore Mobile App Development – USA & UK Vs INDIA

If you are looking to hire a mobile app developer or looking to develop a mobile application on an offshore basis, you must read this… Let me take you to the article with an introduction of why the mobile apps are important? Mobile apps are well suited for the businesses, which are beholding for help to reach into the customer’s pockets. As we know day to day technology is evolving smartphones in an advanced way turning it into just like a remote to control anything to everything through a medium of applications around the cutting edges. When you are stuck at one of the crucial phases of mobile apps development, where each of the move and strategies decides yours and your business future, it becomes important to take care of what to learn and what not to know. You must have to be on your toes, not with prospects but clarifications and answers to the grimaces and question marks on the faces. Few of the important scenarios to understand before mobile app development outsourcing:
  • Pricing
Pricing should not be a barrier in outsourcing the mobile app development! Because compared to the app development rate in the USA in terms of US dollar, Indian app developers will definitely give the lesser estimations of cost for their effort. Don't be under the impression that lesser the cost implies to low quality. There are ethical Indian app developers who does not compromise on quality and deliver the best even at lesser costs.
  • Communication Barrier
No, there will not be any communication barrier between the client and the app development team! As we all know that the technology has brought a big advantage of making the communication easier and smarter as on to move.
  • Talent
There is no scarcity of talent among Indian app development company. It should not be the reason, India is the best fit to hire the top most talented people who can a make marvelous innovations to happen and can turn from anything to everything with knowledge by digging the deep seas if needed.
  • Skills
Indian Developers' skills are always up to the mark, do you know there are a lot many people who can work for you with the best problem-solving skills dedicatedly on the work as per the need.
  • Professionalism
Of course, professionalism is one major feature that can be seen in Indian app developers. Employers have confirmed that the 72% of employees will work professionally in India, whereas 28% will work as the work is everything for them.
  • Expertise
As day by day, the number of companies is growing towards the Indian app development business markets, clients who want to outsource the mobile app development are facing the difficulties to recognize the best suitable company for their app development. There are lots of companies in India, with the expertise in mobile app development.

If someone of your - US client said, "Indian Developers were Not Good." What would be your answer?

Just assume how could you answer for this? We all were born with nothing, but when we start growing we start creating something new. Similarly, when we will work in a company, it’s not about the personality or our attire that makes people count of, it is our values, ethics, professionalism and awareness that our clients carry with them. If it comes to Krify, we can answer like this because the mobile app development is our bread and butter and our team lives mobile app development.

We should say “Indian developers are not only good in India, but when they reach the USA they become Google & Microsoft CEO's.”

[caption id="attachment_11988" align="aligncenter" width="651"]Indian Developers who becomes the Google & the Microsoft CEO's. Indian Developers who become the Google & the Microsoft CEO's.[/caption] You maintain the ethics and moral values of your business and nothing can go wrong. When you are in the game, it’s either win or lose but never about giving up. There is a loser in the game not because he gave up, it’s because there could have been something better. You’ll certainly not learn these things unless you physically go through this journey. Which are the best and rich source and the only source with the help of which you can push off your business on the track of development and the profits.
"Down at the line, your attitude turns as a key to keep winning your customers."
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At Krify, We work for our clients by putting our 100% zeal and mind and holds the passion to create value for the clients and their businesses. Our skilled team with experience in crafting the interesting products offers a customised mobile app solution for you and your business operations. We are constantly following the updates in mobile app development trends and create robust applications to compete and deliver the best to survive and excel in the competition of the market. Contact us today with your requirements and have a one-to-one chat with our experts.
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VOIP Solution - App Development

One Stop VoIP Solution for Audio & Video calls #Linphone 2017

What is Linphone? Linphone, also known as Linux phone, is a softphone or internet phone used for making free calls using the internet. It allows us to communicate freely with voice, video, and text messaging over the internet. Who Developed the Linphone? Linphone is officially developed by the European Company called Belledonne Communications based in France. What are the Platforms Supported by Linphone? Originally the intention of the Linphone development was for the Linux operating system, but as technology is emerging and Linphone started getting popularity day to day, Linphone development expanded its radar and has become compatible with big operating systems like Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Don’t you think I missed something? Yes! Of course, the Linphone itself emerged with an intention of growing mobile connectivity and free and easy to use technology for making calls. With time people's interests shifted from the computer to the mobile environment, the top computer operating system solution providers started developing the mobile operating systems. In the same way, the real-time voice and video tech providers are started concentrating on developing a transporter to fulfill the need of smart computers to the smart mobiles phones. The Linphone mobile app development came behind the show with Network address translator (NAT) to give a presence, support to the telephony i.e., the Internet telephony service provider (ITSP), which provides the capability to run the mobile video and audio transport as a console-mode application in between. Is Linphone licensed? Yes, Linphone comes as a widely used free software license named as the GNU - General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL), which guarantee the end users the freedom to study, run, share, and customize the software as per the requirement. What are the best suits available for Linphone? As we all aware of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which deals with long-anticipated crisis of IPv4 address exhaustion, Linphone rolled out with an updated support by IPV6 Protocol (Internet Protocol version 6) provided with hierarchical address allocation methods, brilliant multicast  addressing up to 4.3 billion, device mobility, security, configuration optimization for the delivery of services and more. On the other hand, several IPv6 evolution mechanisms have been devised to allow communication among IPv4 and IPv6 hosts. You must also need to notice the following!!
  • Linphone capable of writing programs without the GUI can be developed, using such command-line tools and the consoles for servers.
  • An object-oriented widget toolkit is written in C programming language, officially this is a library that contains a set of graphical control elements (widgets) named as GTK (GIMP Toolkit) which is a cross-platform widget toolkit to create the graphical user interface. The stunning key point is here, where we can work through HTML5 at back-end called as Broadway.
  • GtkBuilder - interface allow us to load at runtime and the object created automatically where the code is described in Extensible Markup Language (XML) file.
  • Wayland protocol for a computer – it specifies a communication among the display server (called as Wayland compositor). The aspiration of replacing X- Window System with simpler, modern, windowing scheme in the Linux and further Unix-like OS.
  • The x11 - X Window System core protocol, is a networked windowing scheme/system for the bitmap displays, used to build the graphical user interfaces on a Unix, Unix-like, and other Operating Systems. It has four kinds of packets to send asynchronously, over the network.
  1. Requests,
  2. Replies,
  3. Events, and
  4. Errors.
  • The most important part of any windowing system is the display server, which is used to communicate with clients so that communications can take place over a communication protocol. Usually, call as the display server protocol.
  • The Linphone accomplished to provide cross-platform application framework, i.e, for developing application software that can be able to run on different software and hardware platforms with small or no alternation in the original codebase. The beauty will be a native application with native capabilities including the speed.
Linphone SIP - VOIP call apps We all are aware of the real-time transportation of audio and video over the IP network is an elite property to entertain the linphone. Under the RTP “Real-time Transport Protocol” Linphone deliver extensive communication that involves in the streaming media, such as telephony, teleconference video applications, television service and the features such as web-based push-to-talk. RTP used at the time of conjunction well with the RTP Control Protocol (RTCP). RTP media streams technically overturned as foundations of Voice over IP – idea often to use in conjunction with a signaling protocol such as Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), which establishes a connection across the network. RTP allow data to transport to multiple destinations through IP multicast. It is regarded as the primary standard for audio/video transports in the IP networks. As on move, a cryptographic key agreement protocol made-up to confer the keys for encryption among two end points. It is called as ZRTP: composed of Z - Real-time Transport Protocol, which also provides the next layer of authentications against the MitM attack based form of a key continuity. All through the ZRTP intention is to configure the key for encryption between two endpoints, to provide a Real-time Transport to the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone call based telephony services. i.e, by using Diffie–Hellman key exchange & the Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) for the encryption, where the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) communication protocol runs the communications security for the datagram protocols. DTLS lets datagram-based applications to connect in a way that it is designed to prevent interfering, snooping, or message phony. What are the Contents Used by the Linphone? In the Linphone medium, the major vogue is to carry the digital data stream of encoded audio and video to provide the below functional abilities to the users.
  • Make audio & video calls in High Definition
  • Send prompt messages
  • Share pictures and files
  • Record and Save Record of calls
  • Do audio conferences
  • View real-time existence status
  • Manage your address book
  • Communicate securely
On the check, we can observe that Audio and Video will be the most powerful feature of Linphone. In the development of Linphone application, we use the following technologies to give 100% effectiveness to the Linphone customization services. What is Audio Codec? The audio codec is a computer program of application to implement an algorithm that encodes and decode digital audio data with respect to the given streaming media/audio file in audio coding format. This audio codec can efficiently reduce the storage space and bandwidth essential for transmission of stored audio file. Mostly the codecs are executed as per the libraries and server configuration of supportive players. Setup SIP Companies What are the best Audio Codec available for Linphone? Lihphone basically super support 4 type of audio codecs as per the Linphone customization point of view. The major key point in the codec execution and codec selection involves in the algorithm, bandwidth, Scalable nature, bit-rate compressions and the quality over the VOIP. Check out few audio codec here!! G.729: G.729 is audio data compression algorithm for the voice that compresses digital voice in packets of 10 milliseconds extent. It is formally termed as Coding of Speech at 8 kbit/s using code-excited linear prediction speech coding (CS-ACELP). G.729 provides support to the VoIP (IP telephony) including the IP phones, softphones, other VoIP handsets, IP PBXs, call center equipment, media servers/gateways, test equipment, voice recording equipment, and audio/video conferencing for enterprise business networks or for the corpus market (like PSTN emulation above xDSL or wireless access) and the voice messaging servers. Note: G.729 is a purchasable Audio codec. G722: G.722 is 7 kHz Wideband audio codec with ITU-T standard operating at 48, 56 & 64 kbit/s. The next version of G.722 is G.722.1 called SIREN 7 defines a digital wideband coder algorithm which provides an audio bandwidth 50 Hz to 7 kHz, operating at the bit rate 24 kbps or 32 kbps. The most recent codec of G722 version is G.722.2, also called as Adaptive Multirate Wideband ("AMR-WB") is created on Algebraic code-excited linear prediction - ACELP offers even lower bit-rate compressions (6.6 kbit/s to 23.85 kbit/s)with an ability to quickly adapt to changing compressions as the network topography alters. In the case, bandwidth is automatically preserved when the network congestion is in height. When the congestion returns to normal level, a lower compression, higher-quality bit rate is restored. G.711 PCMU G.711 is also called as PCMU audio codec.The formal name is Pulse code modulation (PCM) of voice frequencies. Which is a very commonly used waveform of the codec, the primarily us of this codec is in the telephony. G.711 is the narrowband audio codec that offers toll-quality audio at 64 kbit/s. G.711 passes the audio signals in the range of 300–3400 Hz and trials them at the rate of 8,000 samples/sec, with the tolerance on the rate of Fifty parts per million (ppm). Non-uniform (logarithmic) quantization with 8 bits is used to represent each of the samples, the result is 64 kbit/s bit rate. G.711 PCMA This is an extension of PCM using G.711 with an algorithm is a normal companding algorithm, used in European 8-bit PCM digital infrastructures systems to optimize, i.e., adjust, the dynamic range of the analog signal for digitizing. It is one of two dissimilar versions of the G.711 - standard from ITU-T, the other version actuality the similar µ-law, used in North America and Japan. What are the best Video Codec available for Linphone? Video codec is a software or electronic circuit that compresses/ decompresses digital video. Codec converts uncompressed (raw) digital video to the compressed format or vice versa. In the context of the video compression, "codec" is the concatenation of "encoder" and "decoder" device that only compresses is classically called as an encoder, and the one only decompresses is called as a decoder. Check out few video codec here!! H.264: MPEG-4 Part 10 or H.264 or Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC) is the block oriented motion-compensation-based video compression standard. As of 2014 update, this is one of the most frequently used arrangements for the compression, recording, and distribution of the video content. H.264 was established by the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) composed with the ISO/IEC JTC1 Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) with partnership effort is called as Joint Video Team (JVT). The best one of this video encoding standards are for Blu-ray Discs; all Blu-ray Disc players need be able to decode H.264. This is also widely used by the streaming internet sources, such as videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and the iTunes Store. Even the web software like the Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player and also numerous HDTV broadcasts over the globe (Advanced Television Systems Committee standards, DVB-T or DVB-T2, ISDB-T), cable (DVB-C), and satellite (DVB-S and DVB-S2). Note: G.729 is a purchasable Video codec. VP8: VP8 is the open and free video compression format owned by the Google and created by the On2 Technologies as successor to VP7. The most interesting support from the Google over the VP8 is the following browsers Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Chromium supports playing VP8 videos in HTML5 video tags. Internet Explorer also officially supports VP8 with the separate codec. According to the Google VP8 is mainly used in link with WebRTC and as formats for short looped animations, which is a replacement for the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF). What is the Best Audio and Video Codec for Linhpone – VoIP? As per our experience over the Linphone, this would be given as per the clients need. According to the proven results, most of the clients are interested in going with the purchasable audio and video codecs like G.729 for the audio and H.264 for the video by expecting the good technical support on the go. What is Tunneling Concept in Linphone? The Tunneling is nothing but transferring the digital data from one particular network to the addressed destination over the internet. i.e., tunneling includes permitting private network communications to be engaged across the public network, such as the Internet, over a process named encapsulation. The encapsulation process permits for data packets to seem as from public network to a public network when they are on private data packets, which permits them with the unnoticed way to public on the network. What are the Android - Google Operating Systems that support Linphone apps development? As of now the Linphone teams working with a core heart and support to run the Linphone Android app environment. Up to now, the Google releases various of an Android operating system where as Linphone team did customization to the code to support all the operating system versions like Lollipop, Marshmallow, KitKat, Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Honeycomb. i.e., 3.2.5 to 6.0 Currently, the Linphone team is working for the Nougat update of the Android newer version to support multi-windowing features. What are the iOS – Apple Operating Systems that support Linphone apps development? Linphone supports continues with all the possible apples operating system version for the Linphone iOS applications from 8.0 to 10.2.1 currently with a clear documentary to help developers while customizing the Linphone applications. Who will Develop – Customize the Linphone Applications? At Krify, our Linphone app development team built the great competency to design, develop and deploy to the servers and the app store- play store according to the Android and iOS applications. What you to have to develop – get customize the Linphone app? For getting a Linphone application with the own branding which will enhance your business with flexible communication and the faster connections on the go within network. What you (Linphone Client) require for app development? You should have the following details with your to get your app developed very soon very fast within less that 10 working days depends on the feature you need.
  1. Sip identity:
  2. Username:
  3. Domain / Proxy:
  4. Password of Domain Proxy:
  5. Port Number:
  6. Proxy:
We just need these 6 things followed by the server configured as per Linphone Audio and Video Codecs.
Write us your requirement now…. @ sales@krify.net / vcteam@krify.net for the Linphone mobile app developments.
Also, have a look on our Linphone app portfolio – Start joining in our happiest client list!! Thank you.
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Why is Design the face of your Mobile app & Website ?

Developing a mobile App is not a braintwister these days, but however making a successful Mobile App is a process which involves quite an extensive planning. For the success of a Mobile application, it is of utmost importance that the users have an engaging experience while interacting with the mobile app while they are captivated by the visual appeal of the same. A picture can speak a thousand words and that is why design is the most crucial factor in a mobile app development life cycle. One of the most effective ways of getting an app to stand out is a creative design. Great experience is what will keep users coming back to use your app over and over again, which will likely determine the ultimate success of an app. Designing a mobile app requires careful considerations and understanding of aesthetics. Your app should be designed by someone who understands the psychology of user behaviour. Every design decision that’s made should focus on delivering a slick and seamless user experience in order to increase conversion performance What is good design? Good design defines a product’s identity through creativity and functionality. Creating amazing brand experiences will help create customer loyalty. The design should be
  • Innovative & Intuitive
  • Emphasize the usefulness of a product
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • User-friendly (consideration of its lifecycle)
  • Simple and Elegant
  • Unobtrusive
When designing a mobile app several aspects and elements need to be considered. The most important thing to consider is to provide a clear and crisp appearance. If you want to design a great, functional mobile app interface, design principles are hugely important. Design principles (commonly called heuristics) are guidelines that designers can stick to in order to improve the quality of a user interface design. The most common user interface design principles:
  • The Structure Principle : Design should organize the user interface .This principle is concerned with overall user interface architecture.
  • The Simplicity Principle: The design should make simple, common tasks easy, communicating clearly and simply in the user’s own language, and providing good shortcuts that are meaningfully related to longer procedures.
  • The Visibility Principle The design should make all needed options and materials for a given task visible without distracting the user with extraneous or redundant information.
  • The Feedback Principle The design should keep users informed of actions or interpretations, changes of state or condition.
  • The Tolerance Principle The design should be flexible and tolerant, reducing the cost of mistakes and misuse by allowing undoing and redoing.
  • The Reuse Principle The design should reuse internal and external components and behaviors, maintaining consistency with purpose rather than merely arbitrary consistency, thus reducing the need for users to rethink and remember.
The design stage in software development usually comprises 3 main parts: sketching, wireframing, and prototyping
Sketching Phase : A perfect start for designing mobile apps is sketching phase. In this phase, iterative exchange of ideas helps to reasearch on the target audience .Concept of software product's development is mainly carried out at this stage. Wireframing Phase: This is the main stage of user interface design for mobile applications. It also includes a major part of UX design. At this stage corrections are introduced, and it's important to determine how the product logic will be implemented, how the solution for users' tasks will be implemented. Prototyping Phase In this phase working prototype is developed using tools such as Invisionapp.com, Marvelapp.com , Flinto.com etc that validates functionality, assumptions, and helps to give an understanding of the scope of the work. This is the final stage of designs phase. The UI and UX of a mobile application can act as a differentiator and help to establish a unique value proposition for the mobile application. From a business perspective, it is very important to have synchronized the UI & UX of the mobile application for customer satisfaction as it will help to generate the revenue and build the reputation of your brand The design is the key point for your website or mobile app. Just developing the application is not enough to attract people . The  design of your app or website created in an appealing manner is what makes a user stay on your website or use the app. Krify has an extensive experience in app design. We have worked on a wide range of projects from fashion, Entrepreneur, GPS and Geofencing, Messaging, Social, Dating, Food, medical, to education. Krify can help you plan and prepare every aspect of the app design process. We will help you create a mobile app that has a unique design with the potential to instantly catch the users fancy!
If you are looking for an elegant design for your awesome idea then contact us today and let’s create together a great application that Springs up your business .Make the perfect first impression!
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Using Android Instant Apps – An Evolution In App Discovery

At Google I/O 2016, Google announced a new upcoming feature of Android called as Instant Apps. Android Instant apps will allow users to access a cloud-based version of the app on your Android phone, without actually installing and downloading it from the Play Store. Imagine this that a user has learned about some mobile app but is unable to access the app because there is either not enough space in the mobile device or the internet speed is bad. This condition may lead to the potential loss of the customer for that mobile app. So to solve this problem Google came up with the solution called Android Instant Apps. This way, the enterprise will not lose out on any potential user due to reasons like memory space shortages or internet data problems. Android Instant Apps feature can be used by any Android app development company. Incorporating this feature within an Android app will allow that app to run instantly with a single tap without the need of downloading and installing the app. This could be a game-changing feature for your apps because apps will get the chance to showcase their potential and benefits to users without downloading it. Apps with this feature will be a preview version of the app for a quick insight of the app. Some advanced functionalities might not be accessible, but this feature will give an overall idea of the app. It will help attracting potential users. This feature will completely transform the way people access the mobile apps. Just users browse websites and then visit the websites of their choice similarly, now Android apps will be able to do same for the users. Highlights of the Android Instant Apps It lets you experience the beautiful designs and animations of the app without installing the app. Everyone will be able to access the app from anywhere. You can now bring people to your flagship Android experience from links, which would previously take them to your mobile web page. Android Instant apps will run on a majority of Android devices that uses Google Play services. Android Instant Apps functionality can be added as an upgrade in your existing app. Once you modularize your app, Google Play will download the parts that are required in the cloud version. How to Enable Android Instant Apps? Google has started rolling out this feature but only for selected users. This feature works on Nexus 6P with Android 7.1.1 and some reports say that Pixel and Pixel XL with Android 7.1.2 also supports Instant Apps feature. But reports say that this feature has started rolling out for additional users too. To find out whether your Android device has access to Instant Apps, proceed with the following steps:
  1. Open ‘Settings’ menu.
  2. Scroll down and tap ‘Google’ under the category ‘Personal’.
  3. In ‘Services’ category, tap ‘Instant Apps’.
  4. On the top right of the screen, tap the toggle.
  5. Tap ‘Yes, I am in’ on ‘Terms of Service’.
After completing all these steps, you are now ready to use Instant apps. More and more applications will be added to this list, but as of now, the lists is short. It includes Buzzfeed, Viki, Periscope and Wish. For developers, they still have to apply to access the SDKs. Google has notified that full SDK will be available in coming months.
Krify is a multinational IT service provider with the core competency in Android and iOS app development. Check out our previous innovative works in Android app development. Contact us today to get your idea converted into reality.
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Google’s Instant Messaging App – Gtalk – Coming To An End

Google announced on 24th March 2017 that there is going to be a big transition with Google Talk or Gtalk, which is still popular among many users. Google has decided to stop the Gtalk application completely and move Gtalk users to Hangouts. The old interface of Gtalk will still be available for its hardcore users, but not past June 26. After June 26 users will have to move to hangouts compulsorily. So now Google will be shifting their complete focus towards the evolution of Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat. Google now will be coming up with several improvements in Gmail and Hangouts for businesses. Google will suppress the negativity that might have been entered due to the closure of Gtalk, by driving the focus towards improvement in messaging experience in other applications. Following are the updates from the Google regarding its messaging applications: Reforming the messaging experience for Android devices: Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat are the applications which bring the team together and keep them moving forward. So they have streamlined the Hangouts products for businesses and for this they will be removing carrier SMS functionality from the classic Hangouts app for Android. The Google team is also working on improving SMS experience for Android users and hence will soon be upgrading with Android messages, which would be the primary place to access SMS. The effort will also be taken to include Android Messages in Android devices. Google team have already started replacing Google Talk with Hangouts. Hangouts have got advanced features like group video calling and integration with other Google products. Google is encouraging complete goodbye to Gtalk as it has brought many improvements with Hangouts. After June 26 Gtalk users will get an update and automatically will be moved to Hangouts. For 1-on-1 chats, Hangouts will continue to work with third-party XMPP client. For G Suite administrators, if the domain is getting affected by this transition, they will receive an email saying about this change and details. Retiring some Gmail Labs and Google+ functionality in Gmail: Google will be retiring some of the Gmail Labs. Low usage labs will get retired and some functionalities of labs will be upgraded as improved version. Following Labs will be retiring soon (not earlier than April 24, 2017): Google Voice Player, Authentication Icon, Quick Links, Smartlabels, Picasa previews, Quote Selected Text, Pictures in chat and Yelp previews. Two inherited features of Google+ in Gmail will be retired: use of Google+ circles and the ability to email Google+ profiles. While this overall strategy of Google is pretty much clear but the execution of this transition may ask for more desired transformations. Adopting Hangouts completely as an instant messaging app on desktops still needs a lot of transformations, which may take some time. So for chatting and instant messaging Gtalk users will be found looking for reliable, fast and intuitive messaging apps that could offer an interactive and nice interface and provides various options for customizing user experience.
Krify is one of the leading IT service provider and holds the passion to create value for the clients and their businesses. Our team of skilled and experienced instant messaging app developers will craft an interesting product that will offer a customised messaging and chat app solution for you and your business operations. Contact us today with your requirements and have a one-to-one chat with our experts.
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Criteria to Follow for Developing an Error-free and Bug-Free Mobile App

It happens before the launch of every single mobile app. We are worried about the performance of the app, what if anything goes wrong at the time of launching the app? What if the mobile application is not bug-free or even if a single bug is ruining the performance of your super smart mobile app? You will be surrounded by all such worries if you are not sure about the quality of the app and not ensured that the mobile app is running error-free. Therefore it is important to go for error-free and bug-free mobile app development, which will ensure that your mobile app is absolutely bug-free and secure. Let's check out what are the important criteria to adopt to develop a bug-free mobile app. Give importance to User Experience Using applications on mobiles is different from using applications on laptops and desktops. That’s why it is important to design the mobile app and user experience first. Porting an existing desktop application will not help, as mobile has different screen size and different form factor. Avoid copying the interface design and functionalities from existing desktop applications, it will be more difficult to operate them on mobile. Avoid incorporating excessive and complex features all at a time! When you are planning mobile app development with the unique idea for the first time, it is advised to keep it simple and avoid complex functionalities. Go for essential features only otherwise, the targeted users may also get confused whether they are getting the desired solution for their problem. Experienced mobile app developers will never do that and will first prefer to focus on core functionalities that the app should be able to solve the problem, which is the target. Take the advantages of Google Analytics Google Analytics are majorly used after the launch of the app to measure its success in terms of views, downloads, etc. But we suggest incorporating the Google Analytics even before the release of the app. One of the prominent benefits of using Google Analytics tool is that it will make suggestions and will take decisions too. Analytics tool will analyze the user experience, contents, patterns and overall design and interface of the app and will make the suggestions. Off course, after the launch, Google Analytics will also help in identifying useful elements like daily active users, app engagement, retention rate, app crashes, etc. Quality Analysis: Ensure proper and complete testing Quality Analysis is the important aspect of the building of mobile app, as important as the design and development of the mobile app. It is better to get the quality analyst engineer to work and test your app as early as possible. QA and testing do not mean only the testing of code or the code should look ok. It includes other aspects like performance, access, security, etc. Alpha Testing: Alpha testing is performed by internal software testing or QA team, which is done after the acceptance testing. It is usually done in the lab environment to ensure the smooth performance of the app and is done before releasing it for Beta testing. Beta Testing: Beta testing is one of the most important stages of the mobile application testing, which is done as a final testing where the app is released for outside user groups or outside testing team. This version which is released for beta testing is called as the beta version and companies gather the user feedback to analyze the application’s performance. Even after the rigorous alpha testing, there is a chance of minor issues, which can be captured during beta testing. Thus beta testing helps in fixing all sorts of issues and thus significantly reduces the cost of development, because all or maximum issues will get fixed before the final release of the app. Go for Code Revision Before Releasing App Code revision is an effective way to ensure quality and efficiency of the code. In this process, all the elements of the code are studied, inspected and revised precisely. Code revision saves a lot of time of developers when they don’t have to re-familiarize themselves with the code element at the time of working on the additional updates.   Have an awesome idea for a mobile app? We are here to help you make an error-free app for your app idea. We are a team of trusted iOS and Android mobile app developers. Connect with us today for a cost-effective and bug-free mobile app development.
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Mobile App integration – An Important Step Towards Digitisation

In the past year, many corporations developed and evolved themselves with digital transformation and have raised themselves to a mark of standardization that has definitely brought them the improved agility and streamlined processes. But today, even in the era of entrepreneurship in 2017, many of the enterprise employees still embrace the old trend of business management systems and some even follow the paper-based processes.
Benefits of integrating mobile apps with your enterprise back-end system:
Due to the benefits associated with using mobile apps for sharing data and communicate and collaborate with business units, many organizations are planning to invest in digital transformation initiatives. A reputed research and analytics firm has predicted that a major portion of the budget is going to in enterprise mobile app market. • Mobile app integration keeps the data in sync across two or more business applications of the system. • Having an integrated enterprise mobile app helps in achieving the coherent, consistent and effective business operations.
Mobile App integrations or enterprise app integration within your existing system
One of the best parts about integrating mobile apps or enterprise apps is that it does not disturb your existing back-end system. It can be easily integrated within your existing internal system or with any third party system if you are using any. How is mobile app integration getting integrated in various systems? They are not being integrated as a standalone app, rather they are being upgraded with advanced features that can be used using existing native mobile device features. For example, employees working in the field like maintenance technicians, field workers, sales team, etc. can use the features like location-based and geo-location services that can be used to tag items with metadata of location. This allows to use location coordinates as tools to search within the databases. Other features of devices like cameras can be used to scan barcodes in retail centers, in public places or in manufacturing plants to collect the data. Push notifications can be used to send alerts to users regarding any time-sensitive or emergency information. Thus the combination of functionalities of the enterprise mobile apps and the features of common mobile devices can benefit the businesses win regard to many operations related as well as data sharing related difficulties. [caption id="attachment_11649" align="aligncenter" width="553"]mobile app integration Various domains in which the enterprise app integration can help to improve efficiency[/caption]  
How enterprise application integration benefits businesses?
Improved Efficiency:
Enterprise app integration allows organizations to locate assets, resources and respond to actions quickly. Thus using a single interface, companies can manage issues involved in supply chain management, reputation management and more.
Lesser Complexities:
Many a time, organizations don’t want to adopt the new technology due to difficulties associated with learning it and integrating it with their current systems. But enterprise mobile app integration does not involve such complexities. With a single user-friendly interface, organization and users can use the functionalities in combination with their various existing applications. This results in effective and smooth business operations.
Process Automation:
One of the most valuable features of mobile app integration is that it helps in streamlining and automating the business processes. It facilitates the building and evaluation of reports and enhances other processes which lead to transparency in financial processes.
Sharing data and information:
Enterprise app integration enables data sharing between different software applications which are being used in the organization as well as connected to outside systems. App integration gives a single point of access of data, as and when required. This saves time and helps employees to collaborate with each other and different departments in a better way.
How integration of smarter mobile apps can help better?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and chatbots integrated systems can improve the user experience. Chatbots can assist users as a personal assistant which can make day-to-day tasks that usually eats most of the time and thus the user can focus on other necessities like completing time off approvals, expense sheets and time sheets. [caption id="attachment_11650" align="aligncenter" width="600"]back end integration challenges Backend integration of mobile application[/caption]  
Challenges involved in mobile app integration: Security and Back-end Integration
Back-end integration and security are two crucial components of mobile app or enterprise app integration. Addressing following issues can make back-end integration of app simpler and more secure.
Limited control for integration developers:
Developing integration solution is not simple as integration developers have limited control over participating mobile application. Most of the time, these applications are packaged applications that cannot be changed for the sake of integration. So integration developers have to find the solution to make up with this deficiency present in the mobile application. To make the back-end integration simpler, it is required to implement the part of solution within the application end points.
Challenges associated with required combination of skill sets:
For development, operation and maintenance of any enterprise app integration solution, requires not a single technical skill but a combination of skill sets. Also, the existing XML Web Services offers the integration solution but still some integration challenges remain unresolved. The common presentation like XML does not imply with common semantics. Thus it is important to resolve semantic differences between systems which definitely requires significant business decisions and set of technical skills.
Superior server-side controls for higher security
: All servers do not have widespread controls. The back-end servers should be protected against outside malware attacks. Superior server control helps to implement upgrades and can through some features it blocks data breaching which saves from further data loss.
Data Leakage:
Data leak is never good and it is as big a problem as leaking of a dam. It needs to be addressed immediately and is a challenge for mobile app developers. For prevention of data leaks, it requires constant monitoring of application performance for possible loopholes, so that leaks can be identified at an early stage and can limit and reverse the data loss. As per the Red Hat survey, “Mobile plays a role for 73 percent of organizations, nearly half of the respondents identify security (45%) and back-end integration (43%) as the top challenges for mobile app development.” A small percent of companies use Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) or even mobile app platforms for back-end integration of enterprise app with the system. A small portion of companies also uses an API or middleware technology provided by back-end software vendor for integrating mobile apps with back-end systems. A major portion of companies is able to handle it on themselves by using external sources like marketplace, libraries and vendor services to develop their custom back-end integrations. Thus enterprise solutions built with the legacy and cutting edge cloud solutions helps an organization and its system to have complete control over business processes and increased efficiency of working.
Krify is a leading multinational company with expertise in developing the mobile app, web app and cloud-based solutions. Contact us today for free consultation from our Business Analysts, over automating and streamlining your business processes through enterprise app development.
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Mobile App Solution for Healthcare Professionals

Mobility insights for healthcare industry Mobile app technology has touched all walks of life and all domains of industries. Mobile applications have influenced industries from various domains. It has helped in process automation and better management of the businesses belonging to the variety of industrial domains. Medical and healthcare domain is one such domain, which is continuously transforming with the growing mobile app technology. Mobile innovation has already penetrated the medical and healthcare domain with devices like smartphones and tablets. Patients are now able to take the consultation from the comfort of their homes, they can meet the medical practitioner virtually and get the prescription filled using their mobile devices. Now the services provided by hospitals and medical practitioners are not confined in walls of hospitals but are now more accessible with user’s own devices in a user-friendly manner. Mobile solutions being used in healthcare industry Mobile app solutions are increasingly being adopted by physicians, medical facility manager as well as patients. Mobile apps development for healthcare industry has specifically helped more into the clinical care operations. Developing mobile apps for the medical domain has helped in improving the patient care, enhancing the efficiency of doctors and healthcare providers and minimizing the complexity. Mobile app solutions for Doctors Mobile app development for healthcare professionals and doctors have proved to be a great tool to make their services reach places and make it more affordable. Due to lack of well-qualified professionals and economic resources, mobile apps for healthcare providers have made it possible to make the healthcare services reach to the maximum population. As usage of smartphones and tablets is growing among the population irrespective of their economic strata and demographics, mobile app solution for healthcare services is a great way to connect with patients and establish a better bonding. Healthcare mobile app development will also help in accelerating the decision-making process for the doctors, as they will be able to access all reports and data on their own device from the remote location. As it is possible to automate other administrative processes with mobile apps for hospitals, it reduces the amount of time required to complete the administrative tasks. Medical apps also help medical professionals to collaborate on the patient case, some recent updates within the industry, etc. Mobile app development for healthcare managers – admins: Professionals or facilitators associated with the healthcare domain such as administrators and nurses will also get the benefits of mobile app development for hospitals. These apps assist administrators in scheduling and manage appointments, manage availability of doctors, maintenance of internal staff and their regular activities, room availability, insurance clearance management, etc. The resource management in the hospital or medical facility is crucial which can be done by using mobile apps to track the resources, stocks. This will prove useful during the crucial times of crisis management or medical emergencies. Mobile apps having patient interface Medical apps having patient interfaces are important for establishing a connection between the doctor and the patient. Patients can get the instant medical assistance using medical apps for consultation with medical professionals. Healthcare apps with patient interfaces also allow patients to access their reports and keep them handy to be tracked anytime. Patients can also receive the tips and instructions from doctors for wellness management. A sneak peek into some of the mobile apps developed by Krify for medical domain My Period Tracker My Period Tracker is an innovative iPhone and Android app developed for Gynaecology domain of medicines. This app helps women that help them track their menstruation, ovulation and other changes. A user can also note down the symptoms associated with the menstruation within the calendar so that there is no gap in explaining the problem when a user next visits to doctor. The app provides alerts to the users as per the dates set for contraception, fertilization period, etc.   Invisible Braces Scan Invisible Braces Scan is an informative and interactive medical app. This app has been developed for the Dental domain. It educates patients on using invisible braces for teeth straightening. The app allows patients to upload scans or pictures of their teeth to check whether they are suitable to go for Invisalign treatment, which is invisible braces for teeth straightening. The report is then sent to qualified dentist and dentist analyses whether it is suitable or not. The final conclusion is conveyed to patients and then patient decides whether to take the treatment or not.   Ahora Doctor Ahora Doctor is a common platform developed to adapt the needs of people in the 21st century. It allows patients to consult the doctors remotely and lets them talk to the doctors from the comfort of their home. Thus it saves patient from waiting for long in hospitals and getting exposed to germs. Also it avoids the travel and the associated hassles for small kids and elderly people. Patients can choose and schedule the appointment and can take the video consultation with the doctor. Krify has an extensive experience in developing medical apps that has helped healthcare professionals to bring transform the way healthcare services are provided to patients. For developing an innovative healthcare mobile app, get in touch with us.
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How Websites Help Businesses To Grow?

In today’s digital world, how important it is to have an online presence? Whether a website, mobile app or social media presence really help? Do you really need to have a website for your small or medium business or just a startup? To answer all such questions as a modern marketer, we say that digital marketing is now mainstream. It has become a necessity to have a website, which has become the main store for your business at the global level. Today’s digitally aware and connected consumers are using a lot of smartphones, iPads, laptops, tablets, etc. Searching the required services and/or products online is becoming the first choice of today’s modern buyers and consumers. Consider following reasons to have a website for business.

First Impression of Your Business

The reality of this digital world is that people Google almost every other thing before they shop. So if your business does not have a website, most probably you are losing out on online consumers. The website creates the first impression of your business. Consumers navigate through your website, pass judgments and make decisions about whether or not to visit the physical location of your business like office, restaurant, retail store, etc. A good business website design can bring a good reputation and good first impression to your customers. If consumers don’t find your online presence there is least chance to showcase your business to online consumers.

The shift in the way how Window Shopping is being done now!

Nowadays strolling down your local market lane is not the only way of doing the Window Shopping. Another way using which people check out the local stores and small businesses is Google search and visiting websites. There are online sites like Google, Yelp, Bing, Yahoo, etc. where customers constantly look for and make their plans for making their next purchases. So the first and foremost requirement is that your business must have a business website. Then having a website represented among each of search engines, review sites, and other online spots will bring your business to the notice of customers. Having a proper URL address, proper address, phone numbers, email ID as well as social media account links (if you are active on social media) will provide all the required information to the customers to get an easy access to your business. Online business website developed with engaging website design ideas, will certainly pull more online customers.

Value of domain name

Many people don’t realize the value of the domain name even for a small business. It is your business’s identity online and it is the foundation for your homepage. Having email ID with registered domain name brings branded email, which is an assurance for the fact that your business is real. Business website hosting and cost involved is worth spending for the amount of exposure it brings to your business. Having a suitable name as your registered domain name proves the credibility of your business. If you are looking for domain registration or domain hosting services, consider reaching us as a complete web hosting solution provider. Website for small businesses

Less expensive mode of advertising

If you have ever advertised your business through any forms of advertisements like radio, television, print media or any other form, you must have understood that these forms of advertising is expensive and calls for huge investments. Having a website for promoting your business is less expensive. Website development cost in India is much competitive than in US, UK, and other western countries. Outsourcing website development is an easy way to get the online place for your business. Having a website is an environment-friendly and economic solution when it comes to advertising and marketing. Also, there are a lot of other ways to promote your website and online business for almost free. Going for SEO for your website will bring good page ranking to your website and help in improving your business and sales. Hiring a good SEO provider can bring results quickly and lead to higher profits.

Increase in number of customers

A website helps in increasing your customers in two aspects. One is when your local customers find you online and want to make the purchase locally, your website can attract that online customer to make a purchase at your physical store. Another is when customers are looking to make an online purchase, your physical location does not matter to them. If you have an attractive website, you will be able to sell to customers away from your store, city, state or even country.

Better Accessibility and Better Relationship

If you host your business on a website, one of the biggest advantages is your website doors are always open. Your customers don’t have to wait for your opening hours to get some information or buy a product if you are selling online. Just make sure to keep your website updated and display all required information for visitors and customers. Owning a website can actually let you track everything that is happening on your website. You can look for the number of visitors, the number of sales, which product is popular, which information is accessed more number of times, how many people messaged you or emailed you and much more. Thus you can also send messages or emails to your customers instantly. This is important to build a good relationship with your customers.

Having a bad website

Having a bad website is even more harmful than not having a website for your business. But in both the cases, your business is missing on the opportunities. A bad website creates a negative impression in your customer’s or visitor’s mind, which off-course affects their buying decision. You should be having a website that you are proud of hosting your business. Never settle down for a bad or non-functional website. Always look for standard web development agencies. One of our core competency is web design and development, which has helped businesses grow their business and has taken sales of such businesses to the next level. Reach us today.

Managing the website, is it a thing to worry?

Whether you are a male or female, a team of 2 or 200, does not matter for having a professional looking business website. It does not require to have a dedicated in-house team of IT professionals to get a good and well-maintained website for your business. The key is to maintain your website up to date and keep your online presence strong. Lack of technical knowledge or not having dedicated in-house IT staff should not stop you from having a professional, polished and fully functional website. The job of website design, development and maintenance can be given to a good IT vendor, who has resources to do all this stuff. Leave your queries to us for all website design and development services.

Why my business need a website when I don’t sell anything online?

Even if your business doesn't have anything to sell online directly, you should have a website. Maybe it is not today, but do not dismiss that your product or service can’t be sold online someday. Today more than 20 million buyers purchase from books to computers to cars to real estate to natural gas and things you name it. If one can reimagine their business and products/services, one day you will be able to figure out how to sell it online. The very least you should have is to have your presence online so that your customers, potential employees, business partners and other prospects should able to find you on the web, through your website. Design website for your business Your website is a crucial part of your business. Don’t treat it as such and make sure that your website, which is the face of your business, should look professional and trustworthy.
Krify is dedicated to providing the web and mobile app design and development and digital marketing services to businesses of all sizes and help them in improving their sales and take their business to next level. Contact us today to improve your reach and online presence. We provide our IT services including website design and development. We are a website design and development company based in Bangalore (India) and Chigwell (London, UK).
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Indus OS: World’s First Multilingual Operating System For Regional Languages

Indus OS is the new operating system launched by an Indian company in 2015. Within 18 months Indus has reached and empowering seven million users. Indus OS was launched with an intention to overcome one of the biggest challenge – language. The majority of technology products and tech services are available in English language, which acts as a kind of barrier to reach various economic and social strata of the India. Indus OS has overcome this challenge by bringing the first of its kind Regional Operating System, which meets the needs of regional language speaking people of India. Indus OS was supporting only Gujarati language in its pilot phase. Recently, Indus OS 2.0 was released that features English and 12 regional Indian languages that include Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Odia, Tamil and Urdu. This covers 90% Indian population. India-specific The product has been released keeping in mind the need of Indian population. This OS has not been built from scratch and they have squeezed the things from Android platform, to meet demands of Indian culture and population. As per the data from Counterpoint Research, Indus OS is holding 7.1% of market share in quarter of July-September, which has made Indus Os the no. 2 in terms of most used operating systems for smartphones, where as topmost position is being acquired by Android. Indus OS has also crossed the market shares of iOS in India. For Indian consumers, now language is not an inhibition. They can easily change from basic phones to smartphones. Let’s check out the introductory video for Indus OS. Some of the patented features of Indus OS latest version 2.0 are as follows: Text to Speech conversion: It has a unique feature of converting text into speech in 9 different regional languages. Hybrid keyboard: This hybrid keyboard lets you type in English and one can type in regional language using English keyboard. Word Prediction: While typing on keyboard, it definitely predicts the word and Matra as well, which helps in capturing sounds of vowels in regional languages. Indus Messaging: This unique messaging feature allows one Indus OS user to send free text message to another Indus OS user. Recharge 2.0: Indus OS has introduced Recharge 2.0 in partnership with FreeCharge. This allows users to track calling and data usage and recharge their prepaid connections easily with the help of FreeCharge Wallet. App Bazaar: AppStore for apps in regional languages Indus OS have their own app store hosting regional apps, App Bazaar. One can explore the apps and other digital content available in 12 regional languages. It is available on all IndusOS devices. Users can pay easily through their talk-time with integrated Carrier Billing Payment Gateway. App Bazaar holds a simple UI that helps “to understand the true potential of app distribution for next 1 billion smartphone users in South Asia.” Tie-ups with foreign companies CEO of the company, Mr. Rakesh Deshmukh, revealed in an interview that the company aims to build an office in China, with an intention to explore the possibilities of tie-ups with leading phone manufacturers in China like Xiaomi. Indus OS already has partnerships with companies like Intex, Micromax, Karbonn, and looking forward to deal with the Chinese companies who dominates the smartphone market in India. Indus OS is already working towards release of version 3.0 of the operating system. It is expected from the new version to have the sharper transliteration and translation ability, with only a swipe of the finger. Considering the expansion in international markets – company is planning to launch in countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, etc. where English is not the first language as in China. Krify is a multinational IT service provider with core competency in iOS and Android mobile apps using advanced development technologies. Contact us to convert your great app idea into a successful mobile app.
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Importance of Architecture planning in any software application development!

What is the most important part of Software Product Development? Every software development project goes through a number of phases from concept finalization, requirement analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance. But there’s one crucial step in the process that can make or break the success of any application, it is architecture planning. What is Software Architecture? Software Architecture is the elaborate structure and architectural description of a specific solution. It lays down the specifications for which the solution is defined, delivered, managed and operated. It describes the structure, characteristics, and behavior of a solution to its stakeholders. Before any coding begins, it’s vital to thoroughly plan out software architecture in which both front-end and back-end developers will collaborate on during design, and prior to development, to ensure that the software/solution we are going to build is stable, flexible and scalable from the start. It is the first step to being taken during any application development that identifies applications, modules, components and processes required for developing the product. It is a document that sets the standards and makes the integration, implementation, communication and delivery easier. It also helps in drawing conclusions where it identifies problems, issues or hurdles in product development. Who is a Solution Architect? A Solution Architect provides the strategic direction for the project. He understands both business and technical requirements of the project, compares tools and techniques and suggests the ones that best serve the requirements of a project. Software Architecture is very important in every application or product development for following reasons
  • It  defines constraints on Implementation
  • It dictates organizational Structure.
  • It Inhibits or enables a System’s quality attributes
  • It allows predicting system quality attributes without waiting until the system is developed or deployed
  • It helps in evolutionary Prototyping
  • It enables more accurate cost and time estimates
  • It ensures Selection of Technology Stack
A Good Software Architecture has following characteristics
  • A good solution architecture will take care of meeting the non-technical and non-functional requirements.
  • It should be strong and easy to maintain when we find bugs.
  • It should be flexible, extensible, and usable on the long term.
  • It should make it possible to adapt to requirements.
  • It needs high-capacity scalability.
  • Refactoring should be easy.
  • It should respond positively to change; when adding features, performance should not decrease.
  • Maintainance should be made easy.
Different type of design patterns in  software Architecture MVC, MVP, and MVVM are three most popular Architecture design patterns. Where MVC stands for Model-View-Controller, MVP for Model-View-Presenter and MVVM means Model-View-ViewModel.   MVC design pattern is one of the oldest patterns available for achieving the separation of concerns. It impels a bifurcation of concerns, which means domain model and controller logic are separated from the user interface (view). As a result maintenance and testing of the application becomes simple and easy. MVC design pattern divides an application into three major aspects: Model, View, and Controller. An MVP system is an evolved version of MVC wherein the controller is replaced by the presenter. The presenter is also responsible for updating the view with the new data generated by the model. This pattern divides an application into three major aspects: Model, View, and Presenter. MVVM pattern supports two-way data binding between View and ViewModel. This allows automatic propagation of changes, inside the state of ViewModel to the View. Today, the MVC pattern is used by well-known frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Apple iOS Development, Android development, ASP.NET MVC, etc. While MVP is mostly used for ASP.NET Web Forms applications and MVVM is used by WPF, Caliburn, Silverlight, nRoute, The conclusion is Solution Architecture is very important in product /application /software development. Thus choosing the right company which will help you in planning the best architecture is very important. Software development experts at Krify validate the solution technology selection by testing and comparing the results with the various parameters and find the best possible solution for your product development After reading this article, if you looking for best Software Architect for your project then immediately contact us. We will respond to you within 24 hours.
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Consumer Apps Vs Enterprise Apps

Since the debut of smart mobile applications and devices, nearly everyone on the planet is well aware of what mobile apps are. A Clear understanding of enterprise mobile apps and consumer apps can help business owners to engage mobile applications for further improvement of their business. A consumer app focuses on serving users of a specific category that aim to accomplish some tasks. Consumer apps are accessed by consumers. Consumer apps are usually available in the app stores. iOS and Android mobile applications that are listed under numerous categories, like entertainment, health, games, finance,  music, travel and news, among others that serve the consumers for their day to day tasks. Typically, consumer applications are equipped with a more active and adapted interface,  helpful content, which helps to take hold of a diverse audience. Consumer mobile applications are very competitive, so there are many analogues of these or other programs. Enterprise mobile apps help businesses to meet their objectives in a more efficient manner.  Enterprise mobile apps are custom made for each organization. This type of mobile apps are aimed at improving the business processes.  This type of mobile apps optimize management processes and have a very positive effect on business conduct. Enterprise app is characterized by a brevity as well as a functionality in classic packaging. Such applications are much more expensive, because the target audience is smaller, but they bring much more benefit in terms of work Comparison Between Enterprise And Consumer Mobile App
  • Both consumer based apps and the enterprise apps can be developed to run on multiple mobile platforms, such as Android, iOS, Windows etc.
  • Consumer apps possess emotional design targeted to attract consumers while enterprise-based apps are more utilitarian and primarily focus on simplification of the business processes.
  • Consumer-specific apps can be either a standalone app or can have integrated backend support whereas entrepreneur apps only serve as a mobile interface for an existing system..
  • The development process of a consumer mobile app may cost a few hundred or a few thousand dollars while Enterprise mobile-based apps are quite expensive as compared to the consumer-focused apps.
  • Consumer-centric apps are not very well protected however, enterprise level apps are safeguarded with utmost security features such as encryption and MDM software to prevent the confidential data of organisations.
  • Enterprenuer apps are not frequently found in the app store whereas consumer apps are available in app store and Play store.
In summary, consumer apps and enterprise apps are different beasts altogether.
At Krify, we have superior expertise in developing both Consumer Apps namely Doctor checker, Spinnder, Shared, Zaptel etc and Entrepreneur apps namely Crises control, Toyota Australia, offerdose, Redbridge Radio cars etc. Incase if you have any requirement then contact us immediately. We will help you provide the best of mobile app development services that suit your need. By carefully strategizing your app and using the right resources we will develop you polished application from scratch.
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An Insight to lower Risk’s and Winning Investors by developing a perfect MVP application!

MVP acronym to mean “Minimum Valuable Product. It is a basic version of the product or a service that has core features released inorder to test a new business idea which matches the needs of the customers. It involves strategy, idea generation, measuring, learning, and analysis directed toward making and selling a product to customers. The purpose of MVP is to identify the market for that specific product or service and present the more accurate information about your customer’s specific needs. Prosperous companies like Dropbox, Facebook , Uber etc have started as MVPs. These examples prove that you should first care about your customer’s feedback initially before your final product is released into the market. With the right MVP application, you can test your concept with real customers and with their immediate feedback continue to build a product that they will simply love. Advantages of developing a Minimum Viable Product Development
  • This process allows you to release iterations (that is, versions) quickly and to learn from your mistakes.
  • This approach ensures that your concept is well accepted before you actually start spending more money.
  • You already have a group of early users when launching the final version of the product
  • This, in turn, leads to increased customer satisfaction and word of mouth recommendations
Qualities of a Minimum Viable Product 
  • Offers most important features/functions for the target audience
  • Display sufficient future benefits and advantages to retain early adopters
  • Offer a feedback loop to guide future development
Building an MVP is not difficult but it requires experienced and proactive mobile & web app development company who will capture the primary goal of your product, who know your target audience and who are tech experts. Whether you are looking for Web App or Mobile app development MVP in any vertical, Krify is the right team and perfect fit. We have vast experience in helping startups and entrepreneurs in building MVP versions. Our expert team of solution consultants and architects provide all the consultation you need to roll-out your  from designing, writing, coding and managing your project in a rightful manner. So, you can build a better product that will resonate with future users.
Now are you ready to create your very first MVP? Then contact us ,we look forward to hearing from you and act as a valued partner rather than a mere vendor..
Discuss your idea with us,  We will take it up to the next level with a beauty of dream to the reality.
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Businesses don’t grow with money, it grows with a loyal customer base, at Krify

Businesses don’t grow with money, it grows with a loyal customer base, at Krify we show you how. In a competitive marketplace where businesses compete for customers; customer satisfaction is a key differentiator. A solid customer base is a springboard for fostering new customers and it is essentially the “voice” of our products or services. Customer satisfaction is one of a key metric for every company in managing and monitoring their businesses. Here is a glimpse to why our customers prefer Krify above everyone else in the whole world. We have an a premium client, Chris a Business Owner and entrepreneur from Los Angeles California. He narrates his journey experience with Krify. For the whole story watch the video below... Subscribe now on our Youtube channel to watch more. Our core competency includes mobile app, web, wearable app development and digital marketing services. Our mobility and software solutions empowers our clients to perform way ahead of competition by ideating, defining and implementing pivotal business solutions well in time. Contact us for fabulous solutions for your business.
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Self-flying Passenger Drones: Will Be Hovering Soon In Dubai’s Skies

Many companies are looking for the viability of idea of ‘flying cars’ and technologists are trying to build viable and safe autonomous, flying taxis, in order to simplify the urban transportation hassles. The city of Dubai has taken a leap in this plan and has announced its plan of launching passenger drones by July 2017. Where Airbus, Uber and other companies are still in talks of creating vehicles for testing and start with transporting cargo using such flying taxis or drones, Matt al-Tayer, head of Dubai’s Roads and Transportation Department announced the beginning of passenger service using flying taxi. They announced this in a World Government Summit. They mentioned that it would be an advanced drone, which is Ehang 184 – an autonomous quad-opener electric drone – it will fly the passengers along pre-determined routes and will be monitored and controlled remotely from a centralized command center. The Chinese model, Ehang 184, has already taken a test flight in skies of Dubai. How it works? Mr. Al Tayer quoted that the introduction of AAV will be a big step towards innovative and smart mobility solutions. It will contribute in reducing city traffic in a major way. Etisalat is a prime network provider, who provided 4G data network. This network was used to communicate between the control center at ground and the AAV. It also provided the support for continued communication between control center and AAV using LTE and M2M technologies. Watch the video released by Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai:
What is EHANG 184?
EHANG 184 is an Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) developed by Chinese entrepreneurs. It is claimed by the company as the safest, smartest, eco-friendly and low altitude  AAV, which is an aerial transportation solution for commuting between medium and short distances. Some of the interesting and important features of EHANG 184 are as follows: Safety: EHANG 184 has exceptional safety management system, in which flight can execute the normal operation plan, even if one set of power system are not operating well. It is powered by electricity and is made up with 100% green technology. Automation: The EHANG AAV is fully automated with smart automation. The take-off and landing points will be predefined and pre-set with the AAV and it will fly in an inverted U shape pathway. The landing of AAV will be managed with the landing camera, which will automatically position on the landing targets accurately. Fail Safe system: EHANG AAV has been built with Ehang fail-safe system which is embedded in it. In case of any defect or malfunctioning of any mechanisms or elements, the AAV will ensure the safety by landing immediately in the nearest possible area. Low Altitude Command Centre: The AAV will always be connected with the low-altitude command center, which why it can be available to fly for 24*7. If weather conditions are extreme, the command center will not enable AAV to fly to ensure safety. Unique application system: 184 AAV can be operated using a simple but unique application system, which is simple as well as advanced such that it takes only a single click to take-off and land. ehang 184 passenger drone Ehang 184 AAV has set the world record for being world’s first passenger drone that can transport a single human being from place X to place Y at an altitude of more than 11000 feet. It is being claimed that passengers will be able to select a preset destination, probably using a touch screen for a mobile app. AAV can travel up to 30 minutes with the maximum speed of about 100kph (60mph). Every command from passenger will go through an app to the control center and all commands will go to AAV from the control center based on the ground. The first passenger drone will fly in Dubai sky under the guidelines of the RTA with automated controls for flying and speed of the flight. How will flying taxis be booked in Dubai?  It is being estimated that the flying taxi booking in Dubai will be done by passengers using the mobile app, which seems to be the most convenient way. The application may have features similar to all other booking applications. The booking mobile app might be used to select the preset route map configuration. The automated algorithm of the drone will be defined by the programmers so that passengers can choose from the suitable travel points. This invention is definitely going to be helpful for managing the traffic congestion in the city.
Check out the following video to understand how Ehang 184 has been made.
Drone industry and Drone applications
Drone industry has brought various opportunities for drone operators and businesses. App developers carry the responsibility to turn the drone technology into something that will be beneficial to businesses or human safety. Drone applications need to have simple to use interfaces that would give astounding experiences to operators, who can manage rotors, plan the path of the drone, keep the drone in the air, collect useful data from onboard sensors, etc. Developing applications for drones can be compared with developing mobile applications. Drone apps need UI developed for controllers. Some of the UIs can even run on mobile devices. Krify has started to scratch the area of drones and app development. There are a lot of exciting and new challenges for developers. Krify is a multinational software development company with core competency in mobile app development, web design and development and digital marketing. Contact us to get the free quote for your project.  
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Takeaways from GSMA MWC 2017 – 5G and IoT were the Eyecatchers

The Mobile World Congress is the biggest assembly for the mobile industry. The GSMA Mobile World Congress event of 2017 has been organized in Barcelona, Spain. The event is scheduled from 27th of February to 03rd of March. The mobile has become a very fundamental and elemental thing in our lives. Also, it is not the same since the time it was launched for the first time. The world has witnessed the evolution of the mobile, it is dynamic and it is ever adapting. Today, behind all emerging innovations, the driving force is mobile or mobility. Mobile has redefined the domain of digital platform. This year the GSMA MWC 2017 theme was developed into 7 core themes to make it more relevant to different industries and their visions. These themes were:
  • Content and Media
  • Consumer IoT
  • The Fourth industrial revolution
  • Government and public policy
  • Networks
  • Platforms
  • Sustainable Development
Domination of evolution and improvements of technology – how mobiles are rooted everywhere in our lives.
Yes, the event showcased iterative improvements in the mobile hardware and the performances of mobile, but the highlights of theme was how important role today mobile plays in our lives in various aspects whether at our home, in our vehicles, at work in any industry! Here are highlights of this theme of #MWC2017 which would be key takeaways for those who are looking for updates on modern mobile technologies like Internet of Things or 5G or Virtual Reality and so on.....
Arrival of 5G
When all corners of the world are still not able to use the capacity of 4G completely, the speed or connectivity that it provides, network and connectivity innovators are set to bring 5G to us. As per the presenters of 5G technology, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, Tim Hoettges said, “5G is not only a technology, it is a completely new infrastructure of the network with 1000% more capacity, 10 times better ping rates and 100 times faster internet speed.” With this it is expected that more businesses are going to switch to cloud-based business applications.
IoT devices will be strengthened for Interoperability
One of the most used and the buzzword in #MWC2017 was ‘Interoperability’. MWC2017 showcased various interconnected technological developments which are expected to bring the interoperability across different technologies. For IoT technology to work we need to ensure that technology and things must work together, which implies that the IoT mobile applications, networks like 3G, 4G, 5G and devices should have ‘interoperability’ between them, to be able to exchange information, data and work in coordination.
VR is still to bring its cut through
MWC2017 brought many headsets and demonstrations for display, but could not bring any breakthrough application. There was showcase of VR headsets demos being used for some interesting applications like training medics.
Adapting IoT requires such business models!
There is a continuous spread of IoT devices and businesses must adopt them in their own service and product offerings. Businesses need to transform their business models into a system that can adapt internet-enabled devices from Cloud-based ERPs, which can be accessed by using mobile devices. This will enable businesses to gather Big Data from the internet connected sensors. The Mobile World Congress 2017 brought the highlights regarding development and excitement in continued usage of mobile devices. Nevertheless, building 5G infrastructure is going to be an important focus in this year for telcos and government regulators.  It is evident that many more businesses are going to adopt this 5G technology, its services and incorporate IoT for mobile accessibility.
Krify is an multinational IT service provider with an extensive experience in mobile app development, web app design and development services design and development and cloud-based applications in alignment of the growing wave of mobile technologies.
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How To Decide On Mobile App Development Company For Your Billion Dollar Idea

Times have changed and the ways to develop, market and grow the business have evolved in a huge manner. Mobile applications are taking the world by storm prominently iPhone apps and Android apps. Entrepreneurs with far-farsightedness have already envisioned the advantages that a mobile app can bring to the business, i.e. improved customer service and hence growth in returning customers, boosted brand building, powerful marketing tool, etc.
“Gartner principal research analyst Adrian Leow said enterprises find it a challenge to rapidly develop, deploy and maintain mobile apps to meet increasing demand, as it is exceedingly difficult and costly to hire developers with good mobile skills.”
This challenge can be overcome by taking a well-informed decision for choosing the best mobile app development company. Finding and hiring a correct mobile app development team can be an unnerving task. But with secure and value added mobile app development, comes the opportunity of maximizing the revenue for your app business. That why it is essential to take a little pain and find and hire a right mobile app development company to create your dream app. Sometimes it is necessary to make the choice depending on the services offered by the app development company. If you are looking for iPhone app developers, you should look for a leading iPhone app development company. If your idea needs Android app developer then you should scan among Android app development companies. There are some app development companies, which offers both iPhone development services and Android development services. Now how to do that? Where to start with? We will try to answer such questions when they peep in while choosing a right and efficient mobile app development partner. Checklist for hiring mobile app development company
Points to mark on your Checklist before Hiring any Mobile App Development Company
Start with Company's Portfolio.
You can start your background check by screening and studying the company’s portfolio. It should give you a clear idea about the work that they have done previously. The portfolio will showcase their UI/UX skills and will throw a light on which domains they have worked already. The portfolio will let you know whether the app development company has got the exposure of developing apps in your business domain or not. Even if the company has not developed any app in the domain, which you are looking for, the range of different mobile apps will give you an idea about their capability in doing app development projects in various domains, which makes them eligible to develop the mobile app in any business domain. open discussion and consultative approach to develop apps
How is Company’s Approach – Are They Open For New Ideas?
Having an app development partner who is flexible and has a positive approach in catering the needs of your vision, helps makes a collaborative effort. It is not bad to have developers who can give a different vision to see your app. It’s good to have a development team who can welcome new ideas too. Such a combination will make the development project very successful and will bring out the best possible output of your combined efforts.
Cheap Buys does not always mean to be good!
One always looks for the best price in the market when it comes to hiring somebody. But we also need to consider an important parameter – quality – which is associated with price. When you need a mobile app for your business growth, you have to remember that you want a quality app and not a cheap app. Don’t keep the price as the only deciding factor in choosing the mobile app development company. NDA, confidentiality and security
What are their Security and NDA practices?
For the security of your mobile app, it is important that the mobile app developer adopts the security policies and the end product is the secure mobile application. Even before the app development, the security is required in terms of confidentiality, at the level of disclosing idea and discussion. So it’s better to find the company who is ready to sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) at a very early stage when the app development project is at the requirement discussion stage.
How is their Project Life-Cycle and Management Process?
The very next question that you should ask is whether they will deliver in time? Yes before assigning the project to the mobile app development company, you need to ensure that they have the reputation of delivering apps on time. For this, you need to understand their project management process. It’s good if they offer you a full-time and dedicated Project Manager for your project. So that you can connect with the Project Manager and get the updates regarding the progress of the project. Also check what kind of project delivery process, they are going to follow? It’s always good to go with milestones based delivery so that you will have the track of regular development being done and the project has the further scope to add any additional functionality at the later level which is beneficial for the project. These points will help you analyze whether the working model of the company matches with your expectations. A good mobile app development company will always allow you to track the progress and results.
What is the Experience of the Company and the Developers?
The experience of designers and developers matters to the project. If the development charges offered by the company is too good to be believed then it is the indication that they are having inexperienced developers. Experienced designers and developers are required for a good level of craftsmanship, which is required to build a high-quality app with powerful functionalities and visual appeal. So check for how long the company is into the business and the experience of their developers. The time they have spent in the market and industry also speaks about their experience in handling complex projects and delivering quality products. professional customer bonding
Look for Relationship Builders!
It is always good to work with those who values relationship, this way both you and the mobile app developer will enjoy working with each other and take the project forward with mutual understanding. If both of you share a good professional bond, you can retain the same mobile app development company for all your technology needs. It will save your time to find the resources every time you need mobile app developers. Another advantage of having a strong and valuable bond between both of you is that the app development company can even refer your business to others.
App Support and Maintenance is important.
The support and maintenance from the mobile app development team are crucial because even after the mobile app is deployed on the app store successfully, there are chances of apps getting corrupt with bugs. To avoid this the app needs the support of the developers to make sure that the mobile app is well maintained. So always go with the development company that offers support and maintenance services even after the deployment of the app to the app store. Mobile app development company in India
Why Consider the Mobile App Development Company based in India?
Indian mobile app development market is addressing the huge demands of app development and is expected to cross the number of $100 billion in revenue by 2017. Indian mobile app development companies, guided and funded by powerful government bodies and best venture capitalists, boosted by a skilled workforce, has all the potential to cater the huge app development demands of global economies. It is already being proved with the amount of contribution done by the Mobile App Development companies based in India, in delivering the world-class mobile apps that had performed par excellence.
Krify Software Technologies is one such leading Web and Mobile App Development Company based in India and UK, which fits best in all the above-mentioned points and delivers world class mobile apps and web apps. Our portfolio displays the range of domains, which we have served with our website development services and mobile app development services. We are pioneer in services like iPhone app development and Android app development. Contact us today for a consultative approach towards an innovative app idea that you might be thinking to change into reality. Leave your query here and one of our Business Analyst will get in touch with you.
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