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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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Top mobile UI design trends 2017

Top Mobile UI Design Trends to Expect in 2017

Design industry evolves with the lightning speed and to stay in the race it is important to follow the recent industry standards. As a designer or as a leading technology firm into designing, it is important to be aware of the shifts going in the industry, irrespective of whether you want to follow the trend. check out some of the hot and important trends that we should follow in 2017 and implement them.

Check out some of the hot and important Mobile UI Design to follow in 2017

  • Motion Design
Motion design has already started appearing everywhere, in which just tapping on app button has been converted into something more meaning by giving it a motion. This motion design gives user a focal point and gives an immersive experience to users. Motion design has begun to become a whole new standard for representation of keynote elements. motion design in mobile UI

Upgradations of UI for gestures

New interesting gestures have been added to mobile apps with respect to user experience, usability and retention. It would not be wrong to say that implementation of gestures in the user experience of any mobile app is crucial for its success. To make the app more content-focused and improve speed and user interaction of the app and for better UI, we need to understand gestures in a better way. Gestures include touch mechanics and touch activities. Touch mechanics is something which your fingers do on the screen, it include: touch (tap), double touch, force touch, long press, long-press drag, drag, swipe or fling, pinch open, pinch closed, two-finger touch, two-finger long press, Two-finger long-press drag, two-finger drag, swipe or fling, two-finger double touch, rotate. Touch activities is the result of what is produced by touch mechanics. With the constant visible rise in number of smartphone users, designers need to go design better range of mobile gestures. material design for mobile app designs in 2017

Material Design again

Material Design has proven itself as the best design trend in 2016 and it is going to continue its ever popular trend in 2017 too. Material design allows in creating designs that simplifies user engagement on various mobile platforms. Some of the amazing examples are Google Maps, YouTube, Google Drive, etc. which are available for both Android and iOS platforms. Material design uses techniques like shadows, gradients and other subtle 3D effects, rather than being completely flat. This will improve the UX on mobiles considerably well. The adoption of material design was slow in case of various Android apps, we expect to see more popular apps adopting material designs. multi-app split screen for Android and iOS

Multi-app Split Screen

The multi-app, split-screen work flow allows you to do multiple things on your screen. This means one can check tweets, do emails and access an app at the time. It saves time and helps in avoiding the trouble of constantly switching between two or more app windows. This feature is already been integrated in iPad Pro. Now it’s the time to introduce mobile split-screen on Android devices. Designers and Developers need to focus on producing such multitasking feature for Android.

Passive Color Contrast

 It has been always suggested in past years to keep contrast loud so that it will facilitate the reading on screen. But in 2016, this trend started shifting towards more toned contrasts. In 2017, contrast will get even lesser loud and bit passive and more subtle, which is going to facilitate better reading experience and will be easier on user’s eyes.

Rise of Flat Design 2.0

As designers started to recognize flaws in flat design, flat design 2.0 emerged with the addition of subtle three dimensional design using delicate highlights, faint shadows and layer separation. Flat design 2.0 is now like material design in terms of gradients and 3D effects. With the arrival of 2017, more mobile sites and apps will have flat design too but with noticeable gradients indicating subtle 3D elements. This will improve the UI in terms of figuring out for users on where to slide and where to tap.

Personalisation in UI design

We are already aware of the ‘responsive design’, which is all about adapting a layout for various devices of different screen sizes. Now the personalisation of UI is the new concept, which is being looked at in 2017. It is based on the idea of apps can also behave differently towards different users with respect to the font size, eliminating flashing images, decreasing brightness of the screen and reducing the harsh sounds. This personalisation of UI can be achieved through the available metadata. This can be gained from the information provided by the user already i.e. on app, on device or on different platforms. Thus 2017, we can expect mobile app UI design to upgrade towards being more personalised and user-oriented than just being device-oriented.

Have a look at some more promising trends of mobile UI designing in 2017!

Card Design

card design in mobile UI designing

Complementary Gradients in Colors

complimentary color gradients in mobile UI designs

Typography – Font families

Typography - Font Families These UI design trends are definitely going to shape the future of mobile app designs in 2017 and coming years. Such designs which are more focused on better interface, good and enhanced user experience. Designers need to adopt these trends to sustain in the fast growing market for mobile apps.
Krify is a leading IT solution and services provider with a team of ace designers who stay updated with the designing trends within the industry. We offer web and mobile app design and development services at reasonable costs. Contact us today for free quotation.
 
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Technology Trends to Dominate in 2017

The year 2016 has come to an end, but in 2017 we will continue to see innovative updates to already existing technology rather any new, big and splashy device wave. In 2016 we saw important technological breakthroughs, which has changed the way we live, play and work. In the coming time, technologies are going to continue in a same way that will automate every other task involved in our life. So what to expect in this New Year, here are some tech trends for 2017, which you should keep an eye on. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Rise and Shine of Human Capabilities by Machines In 2016, we saw huge advancements in artificial intelligence, but 2017 may deliver even more as we can see that AI has gone mainstream. Industry research firm Gartner has predicted AI as the number one strategic technology in 2017 too. In 2017, AI will bring the focus on how we will communicate with computers and other devices, how AI systems will interact with each other and how we, humans are going to interact with each other regarding AI systems. We can already see the impact of AI reaching to groups outside the tech industries. Artificial intelligence which includes machine learning, advanced analytics and cognitive interfaces will lead to making more intelligent enterprises and their departments. Right from marketing, IT, procurement, customer service, supply chain to finance to legal – all departments will be operating with more efficiencies. The processes can be faster along with greater precision and will help in preventing errors proactively. So, AI is going to change the way businesses interact with their customers as well as employees. AI will play an important role in gathering individual information, which can be used to improve products and start new services to create values for customers and employees at highly personal level. Intelligent apps going to dominate everywhere Technologies like virtual personal assistants (VPAs) are intelligent apps and have the potential to transform the working style and make tasks easier. But intelligent apps are not limited to only digital assistants and every software category will be integrated with AI enabled systems, from security tools to enterprise apps like ERP or marketing or customer management. Industry Research Firm Gartner states that “most of the world’s largest 200 companies to exploit intelligent apps and utilize the full toolkit of big data and analytics tools to refine their offers and improve customer experience.” Home Automation Marketers will be pleased to learn that automation will become a bigger mainstay in and throughout 2017, with advanced technology enabling the automation of previously human-exclusive tasks. It is expected that this automation will improve the productivity with skyrocket speed in white collar jobs. Automation will make the systems at home easy to operate and can be controlled remotely. 2017 is going to be a landmark year in terms of home automation. [caption id="attachment_11548" align="aligncenter" width="634"]Internet of Things apps Internet of Things for Connecting and Interacting with Everything![/caption]   Internet of Things Like 2016, Internet of Things is going to be huge in this year too. Internet of Things will continue to enhance the way to interact with things and connect with objects. Low-power and wide-area networks are expected to go live in 2017, which will extend the reach of IoT devices. These networks will be an alternative to short-range wireless technologies like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Thus, even hard to reach devices would also be able to be connected to the internet. This will lead telecom operators to support low-bit-rate apps. This will make a way for enabling more objects to be embedded with chips and to be connected. This will help to run devices even in remote rural natural habitats. Digital world invading the physical world Mobile devices have added technology in the life of every common man, and it has become a part of everybody’s daily life. It’s rare to see anyone without a smartphone at any given time, giving us access to practically infinite information in the real-world. Online purchasing from websites already exists today, which helps online customers to buy and pick up products from a physical retail location, but in the next level, there will be further integrations between digital and physical world. Online brands like Amazon will own more physical products, like Dash Buttons, and physical brands like Walmart will start having more digital features, like store maps and product trials. Virtual and Augmented Reality The World has witnessed thousands of VR apps and games in 2016. Oculus Rift, a VR headset, received a positive response; Pokemon Go, an AR game, received an exploding number of downloads (over 100 million). Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality has really transformed the way humans are interacting with each other, devices and the environment we experience through such interactions. AR and VR technology are giving immersing experiences and is expanding beyond visual immersion. The market for AR and VR is ready and we can expect to see VR and AR devices and apps taking off really well in 2017. Enterprises will be having ample opportunities to follow for targeted applications in 2017. Everything on Demand Thanks to brands like Uber and the resulting madness of startups that are being built on the basis of Uberification of everything. On-demand apps connect consumers with service providers. Today there is Uber kind of model for every other service. In 2017, we expect this to see this develop even further. We have thousands of apps available to us to get rides, food deliveries, and even a place to stay for the night, but soon we’ll see this evolve into even stranger territory. Krify is a multinational mobile, wearable and web app development company based in India and UK. We provide IT solutions and services to help business automate their processes and upgrade to achieve bigger business growth. Our core competency include mobile apps, wearable apps, web apps and enterprise apps. Contact today for all your IT needs.
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Making India a Cashless Economy through Digital Payments

Due to the demonetization drive from the Indian government, everybody in India is facing the issues to do transactions with hard cash. Although India is on the way towards the digital payment path, but Indian government’s demonetisation drive has definitely increased the pace of change towards cashless transactions. The Indian government is also gearing up to facilitate financial transactions through mobile payment, using Aadhar number. Aadhar enabled transaction solutions like Aadhar number linked mobile payment app will help in the process of cashless payments. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) launched Aadhaar Payment Bridge System, which was one such system launched for electronically channelizing the Government subsidies and benefits in the Aadhaar Enabled Bank Accounts (AEBA) of the intended beneficiaries. All the efforts are being carried out to pave the path towards the cashless economy. In India, mobile payments and e-wallets are already being used by the urban population. Many people of middle and higher economic strata are using plastic money in India for various types of transactions. Many mobile payments apps are available to use for digital payments. To facilitate the micropayments and person-to-person payments, NPCI launched Unified Payment Interface (UPI), which was taken as a step towards achieving cashless economy in India. UPI is a system that enables multiple bank accounts (accounts of participating banks), banking services like fund transfer and merchant payments, all in a single mobile application. It is built on an Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) platform. Smartphone user can download and use the UPI app, if he or she has a bank account with the participating bank. UPI was launched by NPCI on 11th April 2016 and banks started uploading their UPI enabled apps on Google Play Store from 25th August 2016. NPCI launched UPI for cashless payment
How is UPI beneficial to banks?
  • Enable seamless merchant transactions
  • Single click, two factor authentication
  • Payment based on single/unique identifier
  • Universal application for all transactions
  • Innovative, safer and secured
  • Leveraging existing infrastructure
How will UPI help end consumers?
  • Single application for accessing different ban accounts.
  • Use of more secure virtual ID, no credential sharing
  • Raise compliant directly using mobile app
  • Round the clock availability of app
  • Single click authentication
Banks and merchants in India are trying to find out best ways to make digital payment reality in overall India. Various providers such as companies selling POS terminals (point of sale terminal – electronic device used to process card payments at retail locations), trying to find innovative ways to make cheaper card acceptance infrastructure to bring whole of India to transact online. Government’s latest move has definitely brought the digital payments in central debate. Many digital experts consider the POS system as a slower process and has less scalability. The generation of mobile payments has already started the wave of digital payment revolution in India.
Solution of Payment Gateway Integration to Facilitate Seamless Purchases
To facilitate online payments and transactions, payment gateway integration is essential. For most of the merchants, integration of payment gateway solution is the most challenging part. It makes easier for the customer and ensures the security of customer’s data. For merchants, it minimizes the amount of manual tasks and labor. Thus payment gateway integration allows you to accept a wide array of payments from all over the world. how payment gateway integration works and helps
Tighter Security Required for Using e-wallets
With the rise in digital payments, the security of consumer’s data also need extra attention. We need to build an extra secure payment ecosystem that should follow the RBI’s mobile payment guidelines as well as the strongest encryption algorithms to ensure complete security and safety of consumer’s data and mobile payment transactions. Currently, Paytm, Freecharge and Mobikwik are leading organisations of mobile payment industry, followed by new entries like Citrus Pay, Instamojo, TranServe and many more. There is still a lot to do to create a complete and vibrant mobile payment ecosystem that would help millions of merchants and consumers to accept digital cash. secure online payment and transactions
What to do to move India forward towards cashless economy?
For more and more cashless transactions, we need more organizations to focus on more of Paytm and Free charge type of app development. To achieve the complete cashless ecosystem, we need to focus on technologies for online payment mobile apps development.
Krify is a leading multinational company based in India and UK, serving customers across the world with IT solutions and services. Our core competency include 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.
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Crises Control Case Study

About Client: Transputec is a leading IT Services and Solutions provider and holds the strong credibility and sustainability to support businesses with their IT systems and support requirements. Transputec team wanted to shape up the solution and product that would help businesses to safeguard themselves against disaster. On paper plan looks promising but have high chances of failure when a real crises event is encountered and this may cause monetary loss and even bigger risk towards the life of human resources. So the client approached us for a sustainable solution that can be used by businesses to manage situations at the time of any kind of crises. Challenges: The challenge that was posed in front of us was to understand the possible crisis situations that any business could encounter and craft the solution that have the capability to hold the communication between the entire team when the business is disrupted and any crisis arises. The biggest challenge was to reduce the time required for mass notification and alerting the team and the engagement activity by the response team in response to the alert of crisis situation. Approach: Krify analysed all the requirements from clients with a consultative approach and started with crafting an interactive and cloud based mobile application, ‘Crises Control’. We planned to develop an effective communication tool that would alert all stakeholders, businesses, employees, etc. as soon as crisis occurs. The team focused on building a secure way of sending the right communication, alerts, action plan and instructions to the right people in a crisis situation and to know who is engaged. Solution: Krify developed an innovative mobile application, ‘Crises Control’, for four platforms: iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows. We developed a cloud based incident management platform that helps in sending the mass notification in emergency. It ensures that the right people are notified instantly. This application makes life easier for managers and owners by providing them with a collection of possible crisis that have been encountered by businesses.[section_dd section_title='The key features of the crisis control app'][column_dd span='12'][text_dd]Launching the incident quickly: The app allows you to launch the incident quickly, as soon as any crisis arises. It allows you to manage incident processes, alerts the team involved or employees and it does not depend on your IT infrastructure or other resources.[/text_dd][ul_dd animation='none' duration='1100' delay='200'][li_dd icon='icon-check-circle-o' icon_color='#666']Launching the incident quickly: The app allows you to launch the incident quickly, as soon as any crisis arises. It allows you to manage incident processes, alerts the team involved or employees and it does not depend on your IT infrastructure or other resources.[/li_dd][li_dd icon='icon-check-circle-o' icon_color='#666']Real time Notifications: You can reach your team and alert them through instant push notifications, SMS, phone calls, emails, etc. This ensures to provide the rapid notifications and acknowledging the critical incidents.[/li_dd][li_dd icon='icon-check-circle-o' icon_color='#666']Managing response through mobile apps: You can manage your response to incidence alerts from anywhere.[/li_dd][li_dd icon='icon-check-circle-o' icon_color='#666']Secure as well as simple: This app is a right balance between security and perfect usability that is required at the time of handling any crisis. In crisis, speed of communication matters over stringent access controls.[/li_dd][li_dd icon='icon-check-circle-o' icon_color='#666']Tracking the resources: Apart from sending alerts, app also allows you to track your team on location map and to track their responses and progress.[/li_dd][li_dd icon='icon-check-circle-o' icon_color='#666']Asset library: You can build and hold an asset library for business continuity management through documentation of audio, video and confidential hyperlinks.[/li_dd][/ul_dd][text_dd class='App Screens']App Screens[/text_dd][carousels_dd class='App Screens' number='1' autoplay_effect='directscroll' easing='linear' autoplay='1' duration='1000'][carousel_dd url='https://krify.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/1.jpg' class='App Screens'][/carousel_dd][carousel_dd url='https://krify.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/slidebgcir1b.jpg'][/carousel_dd][/carousels_dd][/column_dd][/section_dd]
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Best Mobile App Analytics Tools and Its Usage To Optimize The Revenue

Once your mobile app is launched and you start looking for the data to measure the extent to which the app is successful, first and the only thing you get to know easily is how many people have downloaded your app. But definitely, it is not the only thing to track when it comes to mobile app analytics. It is also important to learn how, where, when and which type of audience is using your app. Mobile app analytics are there to help you get such insights on usage of your mobile app.

Even if the app download rate for your mobile app is very good in the beginning, it happens that people start uninstalling the app within few days, which can be explained by digging into the analytics of your mobile app.

Best and trustworthy mobile app analytics tools are available that will help you get the data, which can help you analyze how people are using the app, which are the pain points and more. Considering the analytics of your app, you can get the direction towards working and improving the performance of your app, which will take your app to next level.

For a good number of app downloads and revenue, there is much more behind these numbers that can be accessed using analytics tools.

How mobile app analytics tools can help?

Mobile app analytics tool helps us get insight about the performance of the app and let us plan and take action to rectify the flaws and improve the app performance. App analytics data gives insight on following aspects of an app.

How many people are using your app?

Mobile app analytics tool allows us to monitor how many users are being acquired, from where they are coming and how they are engaging with the content; all this report can be generated in real time. App analytics reports are generated in real-time using which we can see the number of users for each app version, geographical location of users, screens on which users are active, etc.

How to use analytics data to optimise User experience?

Analytics data report helps us understand how users are moving through the app and how they are interacting with the app. This can help us find answers to questions like:

  • At which point users are leaving the app?
  • Do we have any bottlenecks?
  • How is the user behavior different with respect to operating system, language, etc?
Which OS/Feature should we focus on?

As the app considered for further development, new challenges arise and we need to focus on things like what Operating System should we use? Which feature should be focused more? This type of data is important to decide the best for the business.

Top Mobile App Analytics tools
FLURRY (YAHOO MOBILE DEVELOPMENT SUITE)

Flurry is one of the oldest and most respected app analytics platforms available in the market. In 2015, Yahoo acquired Flurry and it became the part of Yahoo Mobile Development Suite. Flurry focuses on user acquisition analytics and provides data about the number of sessions. Flurry also has an ad network, which gives you data regarding active users, frequency of users and metrics on your ad performance. It provides you the detailed user acquisition reports. The UI of Flurry is intuitive and easy to navigate, and used by big hits like Facebook to manage their apps.

Flurry offers lightweight and easy to install SDK and you can get the data as soon as you install it. Download the Flurry SDK and detailed documentation for knowing your app performance.

Flurry mobile app analytics

Cost: Free

Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web

GOOGLE MOBILE ANALYTICS

Yes, Google has not stayed behind when it comes to analytics of mobile app. Along with Google analytics for website Google launched analytics for the mobile app too. The advantage of using Google analytics is that if you are using it for your website, you can also get your app analytics in the same dashboard. Google mobile app analytics is easy to use especially if you know how to use it for the web. The Google app analytics package includes Audience, Behaviour, Acquisition, and Conversions. Audience part tells you about new vs. returning users. Behaviour shows details regarding user action when they are using the app like number of screens viewed, the number of screens per session, average time on screen and number of crashes. The acquisition lets you know how users are accessing it for the first time.

The Mobile Analytics website also has a few success stories that illustrate the importance of using analytics to maximize the results you are getting from your app.

Another important feature is that it integrates with AdMob. It will let you know how your paid campaigns are doing.

google mobile app analytics

Cost: Free

Platforms: iOS, Android

APPLE APP ANALYTICS

Apple too jumped into analytics tools and launched their analytics platform in iTunes Connect. A few of the key features are:

A few of the key features are:

  • Filters – You can filter metrics by things like app version or iOS version. Makes it easier to drill down to see which segments you are doing well in.
  • Sources – Some basic tools for measuring the results from paid and organic traffic sources.
  • Retention – Since retention is a key signal of how good your app is, understanding how long people are sticking around is vital to your success.

This tool gives fewer details as compared to other tools but the important part is that you can view some key metrics without leaving the iTunes Dashboard.

Checkout the WWDC presentation to know how to get most out of the App Analytics.

Apple app analytics

Cost: Free

Platform: iOS

COUNTLY

Countly is less famous than Flurry and Google but it has a cool design, unique positioning, and a great UI. It provides insights about how users are experiencing your app. It can give you deepest insights like button clicks, swipe screens, time spent on the app and each and every app movement is stored in the database.

It also has Enterprise Edition and Cloud Edition. This tool is also helpful in targeting related audience through push notification, segmentation or attribution tracking.

Cost: Free if self-hosted (open source)

Platforms: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone.

Krify offers mobile app analytics integration along with mobile app development services. Through mobile app analytics get regular updates on various important analytics components that can help businesses with following things:

  • Understand the mobile metrics to know the ROI of investments done on marketing.
  • Knowing exactly how well the first version of your app is doing, you can plan the investment for next versions.
  • Understanding the mobile journey and pre-purchase research of your customers, you can optimize your next mobile campaigns.

Krify offers complete mobile solution for managing your business and maximize your sales. Mobile app development is the first step towards it. Once we have a mobile app for your business we can work together to ensure the consistent data collection, ongoing maintenance and usage of mobile app analytics. Contact us today for complete mobile solution for your business.

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Why Your Business Needs Content Marketing?

According to the present scenario, content marketing and content marketing strategy are two new favorite buzzwords, which has become such a popular trend. Content marketing is all about delivering the right content, at the right time, to the right audience, in the right place, while telling the right story. Smart marketers have already understood that there is a better way than the traditional marketing and that is online content marketing. So what exactly Content Marketing means? Content marketing can be defined as follows: “Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.”
What is the importance of Content Marketing?
The important word mentioned in above definition is “valuable”. Every piece of content cannot become the part of content marketing campaign. To be a part of the content marketing campaign, the content piece should be the one, which people want to consume it instead of avoiding it. content-strategy-2
Content Strategy & Content Marketing Strategy
Content strategy and content marketing strategy are often considered as same but they are not. Yes, there is some overlap, but they are two different concepts. The Content strategy consists of strategies of how and which content you are going to create, publish, promote and track for results, that brings out the structure and role your organization plays. Content marketing strategy should be conscious of the of the story of the organization that needs to be told to audiences and should craft innovative ways to engage the audience.
Components of Content Strategy
To achieve the ultimate goal of content strategy i.e. satisfying expectations from users and meeting business objectives, following things are important to consider.
Content strategy considering peer-disciplines
“Content is the king”, we have heard this for a lot many times now, but content alone cannot make the digital project successful. The successful content strategy needs teamwork with its peer-disciplines. During content strategy, various peer-disciplines that should be consulted crucially are:
  • Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Marketing
  • Brand Building
Framework for content and content creators
Content strategy should be designed keeping in mind the business objectives but at the same time, the content being delivered should be useful and engaging as well. The content should have following components:
  • Substance – the message we want to deliver i.e. the topic, style and tone.
  • Structure – prioritization and breaking up the content into meaningful building blocks.
  • Governance – there should be integrity, quality and consistency throughout the content.
  • Workflow – to create and maintain the content, there should be standard tools, process and resources.
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Components of Content Marketing Strategy
Now let's dive into the components of content marketing strategy:
Business goals
The first step while creating content marketing strategy is to carefully consider the business outcomes of what you are aiming to accomplish. State these goals clearly and objectives required to achieve these goals.
Competitive audit
Research on your competitors and list them down. Try to identify where do they publish and market their content and which type of content they  publish preferably. Check out their publishing frequency and the subject matter that they cover. You will need this data to identify that how your strategy should be different to compete with the noise made by competitors.
Customer profiles
Study and develop each type of potential customer you want to win and main points associated with them, regarding their desires, interests, etc.
Content distribution
Strategize how and through what medium you will display your content to audiences; through social media, video sharing sites, email, etc. Depending on this refine your approach.
Result measurement
To consider the result of your efforts as successful, you should have important KPIs (key performance indicators) in terms of shares, pageviews, time on page, followers, etc. The ultimate goal should be the qualified leads, sales, purchases and customer with higher values, which is important to prove ROI (return on investment).
Tools for content
Make sure about the tools that you are using to create content like any CMS (content management system) development such as WordPress. The resource for content creation should also be certain either your own writing staff or hiring content writing services. You should  have a good analytics software to track and measure your content like Google Analytics, Kissmetrics, etc. Yes, content marketing sounds like too much of work but it is crucial and worth for the amount of time and effort spent on crafting the strategy and executing it. Blindly publishing a ton of content is not the right way, you need to define your goals, plan tactics and then proceed with your strategy. And yes, effective content marketing should involve testing and tweaking – continuous diligence brings more awareness, brand impact and profit. Krify is a multinational Web, Mobile App Development and Digital Marketing Solutions Company. Are you looking for developing effective content or strategizing content marketing for your business? Contact our Content Marketing expert now for the consultation and complete content marketing strategy, to achieve your business goals.
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On-Demand Food Delivery App – Next Big Thing in On-Demand Economy

On-demand mobile applications is a booming business trend that grabbed the bigger limelight in past 2-3 years. Today we have many successful examples of on-demand mobile apps that have capitalized on-demand services like Uber, lyft, Postmates, Instacart, Dash,
Why on-demand apps are on the rampage?
With the success of Uber, business models with on demand app ideas got validation and trend started booming thereafter.
Economy statistics for On Demand Apps (USA)
  • 42% of adult population have used at least one on-demand service.
  • 51% of people offering services in on-demand economy experienced improved financial status
  • 46% of on-demand consumers have an annual income of less than $50,000 and only 22% have an annual income of more than $100,000 or more. It implies that on-demand economy is not for wealthy only.
Future of on-demand apps
Considering the recent investment patterns coming out from the venture capital firms and also the statistics mentioned above regarding on-demand economy, it gives a positive prediction that on-demand economy is here to stay. The on-demand app economy allows you to use it to order anything at the time, when you need it the most. Food delivery, package delivery, ride to a place, helping some other person to build bookshelves, booking a spontaneous getaway, today’s advanced app technology and app economy has got covered many things that has made consumer’s life easy, where they can rely on powerful on-demand apps for finishing their daily chores as well as special needs.
How everything got Uberified?
The concept of Uber was not fully recognised initially even by tech gurus. But today Uber has become the leading player in the on-demand world. But merely copying the Uber model and implementing it in various segments of different industries may not help. In reality, the term ‘Uber for X, Uber for Y, Uber for Z’ 'Uberification' of everything, are being used, but the Uber model may or may not be fit for each and every domain. It is time to make changes in the business model that will help to beat the competition where consumers want to get everything on demand by simply tapping on their smartphones. The on-demand economy has so far proving to be good for consumers, service providers including technology platforms.
Online Food Delivery Apps
The appetite for food delivery has never been so great as it can be seen in the year 2016, which is evident from the immense growth in takeaway food and home delivery sector, such that it is outpacing the restaurant industry. This is all due to consumers’ priority to the convenience and ease that on-demand food delivery offers. Depending on the psychology of convenience, the research on convenience has identified the following types of convenience that people find with on-demand food delivery app.
Decision Convenience
– Ratings and reviews for restaurants and its food, from users of food delivery apps, which help you decide fast and make it easy to choose.
Location Convenience
– Users can expect to receive hot meals or whatever they feel like eating, get delivered at their location, whenever and wherever they want.
Payment Convenience
– Users can pay fast and in an easy way using such apps with cards, PayPal accounts and wallets like Apple Pay and Android Pay.
Repeat users’ Convenience
– Users can make it even faster when they go for re-purchase. User’s address, payment details, favourite things to re-order can be bookmarked for next easy food order. Another facet to on-demand food delivery business is that some of the food start-ups in Asia, Europe and the US have failed. The prime reason behind such failures is the complexity involved with the three-sided business model that needs to satisfy consumers, restaurants, and couriers. So this is the high time and now the market will see the major shift in the way consumers are buying and consuming food.
There are three predominant business models prevalent in this business today which are:
  •          The order only model
  •          The order and delivery model
  •          The fully integrated model
Each model may pose different challenges and may have its own advantages or disadvantages. So the companies can grow as market winners when they choose the business model considering the recent shift being observed in the consumer behaviour.
If your goal is to setup and build the next chartbuster on-demand food app, then contact us today. Our team with technology expertise, experience and consultative approach towards the business, in the area of on-demand apps, can help you shape an outstanding and scalable on-demand food app. Hire us for your on-demand mobile app development now, by choosing us as your technology partner.
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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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Find your Valentine 2017 on Mobile – Dating Apps for Singles

Each one of us are waiting to wish our valentine with a special plan, to make the moment of 2017 Valentine day as one of precious memory in for long lasting relationships. History say’s us to celebrate with Valentine day each year on 14th February, in a way by exchanging cards, candies, gifts. Especially with red rose or flowers with their special “valentine.”

"The day of the romance is call as Valentine's Day. Named for a Christian victim as the beginning of his character for believing in the significance of love."

All these are went off as a history. Now the new generation era changed all the things by replacing one by one starting from a gift we share with the partner – Valentine :P. Technology is playing the most important role all the way for every single valentine to find their partner valentine to celebrate the day. How Valentine 2017 goanna changed?
  • Yes, the same as you guess. Greeting cards are now changed to WhatsApp forward messages to forward to valentine.
  • Yes, the sketch of art – Photo greeting cards are changed to Hike Stickers for wishing the valentine.
  • Yes, the most delicious food Candies and Chocolates are now turning into the virtual and Google Android operating system versions, to knack the valentine with surprise.
  • Yes, the gifts to share are now out of box, because firstly prices went very high and secondly people are more inclined towards creativity.
  • Yes, the flower are also being replaced now with saplings or plants, as people are becoming more aware about global warming and environment conservation.
Of course all these are applicable to true valentines. So… how a single boy or a single girl will think to celebrate the 2017 valentine day.

“Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......................... !! Think… Think… Think… and continues hehe ;)”

Code For Finding Love

Well, as every single boy and girl look for a valentine to seed new relations, some are for a short while and some are long-lasting. With the passing days, technology brought a lot of great and innovative things, which will help people to find their valentine in 2017. Here I can list a few!!
  • Hike Matchup! Hikers know that Hike is providing a new option called HIKEUP to find the valentine on with matching interest of both.
  • Hub for Singles! Find through tech hubs where a bunch of singles used to find through chat, text, call, video calls, and many more.
  • Facebook! Finding new friends is now easier than roaming on roads, if you are aware of Facebook groups to get in touch with the people, someone around us as well as far from us. Join singles' groups and find who best suits you.
  • Instagram and Twitter! Oooo these are one of the top social media networks making us to follow-up someone to get in touch around.
mobile usage banner All of these are the top social media application creating a new path with to connect with people. But still the new generations needs a bit more interactive applications as day to day technology and the way we interact are changing and gaining new heights. All together the latest solution for searching Valentine on this Valentine day is dating apps which are very suitable for the current generation for welcoming new relationships with fresh energies. Here are few top dating application you need to install: Relish Dating Application: Relish is the best way to bond with interesting new persons around you! RELISH, helps you discover that special person using shortened search conditions and a chat system through photo sharing, RELISH will reveal that "Happiness is closer than you think." Get it here! JLike Dating Application: JLike is a Jewish dating app hosting users from all over the world! Connect with thousands of members in your area and around the world browse photos, email, chat, meet up and more. users from all over the world! Connect with thousands of members in your area and around the world browse photos, email, chat, meet up and more. Get it here! Mobile App Screens Why one should use a dating app to find their Valentine? Today people are having lack of time, so single youths don't want to go for lengthy arrangements to find their life partner. We all know that instant connect and instant results are now the new mantra which is possible through global connectivity and viral digital network connecting people nearby as well as across the globe. The concept of get-together with someone special in the real time is continuously desired by all. In 2017 folks having ultra-fast mobiles with double the connectivity speed i.e., 4G and 5G networks can enjoy the fabulous advantages through location-enabled services (GPS Networks). The process goes on through interests, hobbies...etc. Initially the user start surfing by selecting their tastes, interests, hobbies… etc. applying filter option match with nearby locations. Once you done with filtering options if different people’s profiles will be visible with a picture. Finally, now the dating apps are here to promote you. As soon as the app admin confirms about your profile, you will start getting notification, if someone likes your profile or text you. If both of them are interested and like each other, then its’ a time to start conversation and take the relationship to the next stage after meeting through the mobile phone dating applications.
Are you a tech savvy looking for mobile app development? Here is some stuff for you. The market for a mobile app, which is goanna be a very big thing, to grow. Already the figure of mobile apps is doubled in the markets of Android Play Store, iOS App Store and Windows stores, around 3 billion so far. “Well, Get in touch with us. We have a great team for you who are very professional and expert in the design and development of mobile apps and web application as well. We also offer digital marketing and SEO services to help you promote your business and app with the help of our digital marketing specialists.
 
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Building WhatsApp like Apps for Android and iOS for Instant Messaging

The explosion of mobile computing has led to the growth of chat and messaging apps with a faster pace than mobile. As investors are finding great potential for chat apps in dominating the new marketing landscape, the demand for WhatsApp clone app development is growing hugely. People are preferring WhatsApp like applications for private as well as social chat in forms of group chat.
Domination of WhatsApp like app for Instant Messaging
Statistics says that digital communication has become all about messaging apps. People are migrating from social media networks like Facebook to micro-networks like WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber etc. for day-to-day communication. Lately, the messenger apps movement is growing in markets like Asia, Europe and India and it will continue to grow. Messaging apps are top global apps dominating the mobile usage session.
Messaging App Preferences in Different Regions:
[caption id="attachment_11517" align="aligncenter" width="680"]chatting app messaging app WhatsApp clone app Source: eMarketer.com[/caption]   Till date Whatsapp is the most pursued messaging application and has inspired for the creation of clones. But many of such cloning attempts fails as it don’t match with the standards of WhatsApp. To develop a Whatsapp like application, one needs to understand the technicalities and functioning mechanism of the app.
Technicalities of Whatsapp
Whatsapp is a real-time messaging application that uses Ejabberd (XMPP) server for transferring instant messages between two or more users. Whatsapp has been programmed by using programming language ERLANG and is powered by signaling technologies. This makes WhatsApp compatible for server-side chat history, group chats, user avatars and attachments. However, for building a WhatsApp like messaging app, a lot of efforts were taken which include modifications in Ejabberd for an in-house protocol from XMPP, code restructuring and incorporating some crucial changes in Erlang. All such important changes led to achieving optimized server performance. The plus point of using ERLANG is that it helps in pushing changes to live implementation. [caption id="attachment_11536" align="aligncenter" width="567"]WhatsApp clone app powered by XMPP server WhatsApp powered by XMPP server[/caption]   WhatsApp uses XMPP for protocol transfer and to ensure network security, it uses DSL for secure private data transfer. The mechanism is that when the message is sent, it is queued on the server and the message waits till recipient reconnects to the server to receive the message. Once the message is delivered, it gets deleted from server memory.
Develop WhatsApp like instant messaging application with Krify  
Plenty of messaging applications are available in an app store as an alternative to WhatsApp, But in reality, such applications are failing as they are not being built perfectly in all technical aspects. Krify’s in-house team of experienced and skilled software professionals is available and equipped to develop a WhatsApp clone app for Android, iOS and Windows platforms. If you are looking for Whatsapp like native messaging apps, hire our technical experts for WhatsApp like native app having speedy and flawless performance. We offer WhatsApp clone app development solution and the app functionalities include:
  • One-to-one chatting and group chatting.
  • User can update their profile with status message, contact details, profile picture, avatar.
  • Media sharing in form of photos, voice recordings, videos, without any limits.
  • Easy to create group chat and so is to leave the chat.
  • Video calling with the simple interface which facilitates easy camera switching, muting, etc.
  • Cross-platform solution for video and audio calling
  • Easy notifications on receipt of chat messages, incoming calls and other custom alerts.
Whatsapp clone applications for Enterprises
Krify also offers WhatsApp like clone app for enterprises which will provide add-ons for compliance, data protection management, security and third party software integrations. Such instant messaging apps for enterprises will come with extra security having client and server side encryption, secret chat and device ID database lock. Contact us today for an intuitive and fast messaging app solution for your business or enterprise as well as for commercial chatting app solution.
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Bootstrap – For Building Elegant, Modern and Responsive Websites

Bootstrap is a front-end framework used for websites and web application development. It has HTML and CSS-based design templates, which can be used for typography, buttons, navigation, forms and various interface components. It also has optional JavaScript extensions. Bootstrap is a popular mobile first, HTML, CSS and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. It was first developed as Twitter Blueprint to assist Twitter developers in working more efficiently and consistently. The name was then changed to Bootstrap and was launched for developers to use for front-end web development that helps in improving the user experience for the web projects. Follow our previous blog for preliminary information on creating websites with Bootstrap.
Benefits of Using Bootstrap for WordPress
With the evolution of mobile products, people are looking for alternatives for conventional web platforms. WordPress is the most common type of web platform that has been used for development of many sites. It allows easy usage, dynamic visual flow with interactive blogging and SEO. Bootstrap is comparatively new but rapidly growing website style, which works to make your website compatible with any device. Benefits of theming with Bootstrap are:
  • It is responsive and mobile first
  • It uses clean, attractive and modern designs
  • It plays well with HTML5.
  • It gives easy access to scripts.
For tablet or computer, WordPress is good enough and has more visually appealing and conceptual themes as compared to Bootstrap. Wordpress websites use more memory while loading, due to the high-end designs of Wordpress, which slows down the loading speed of the website on phone or other mobile devices. Bootstrap, being equally good, best suited for mobile phones and all small screen devices. Based on the size of the viewing window, Bootstrap’s dynamic design allows text and the page changes. So you don’t need to use side scroll while using the site on the phone, but scrolling up and down is there to browse the site completely. As Bootstrap uses less memory for loading as compared to WordPress, it helps in better loading performance on mobile devices.
Free Bootstrap themes and templates
Start Bootstrap provides open source and easy to use the collection of Bootstrap themes and templates, which can be used for website development and can also be used commercially. It provides themes in various categories such as full websites, one-page websites, landing pages, blogs, portfolios, e-commerce, admin and dashboard, starter template and many more.
Wrap Bootstrap
Wrap Bootstrap is a marketplace for premium templates and themes of Bootstrap. It provides you a single but solid foundation for developing impressive and responsive websites and web applications. It also allows designers to upload and sell their customized default styles and earn the percentage on each sale. bootstrap themes and templates
Material Design for Bootstrap
Material Design for Bootstrap (MDB) is a powerful Material Design UI kit for the Bootstrap framework. MDB is a theme built using Bootstrap 3, which implements Google’s material design. The latest version for MDB is version 4.2.0. It offers Bootstrap elements dipped in material design that includes navbars, tabs, buttons, typography, sliders, progress bars, bootstrap ready to use layout, responsive CSS3, grid system and other things which are material design. No need to build the website from the scratch, you get a ready theme to customize and you will have the material design based UX/UI.
Responsive Bootstrap flat design
Bootflat is an open source Flat UI kit based on Bootstrap CSS version 3.3.0 framework. It offers easier and faster ways for designers and developers to create elegant web apps. It was visioned as a stunning flat design and built with Sass 3.4.9.
Highlights of Bootflat:
  • Bootflat uses lightweight, high-function plugins for optimum performance and keeps down the CSS and JS file sizes.
  • Bootflat, built with mobile-first in mind, provides off screen navigation and all the widgets are compatible with all the screen sizes.
  • Bootflat UI kit is PSD Interface Pack that includes a set of beautiful components that can be used to create beautiful websites as well as iOS/Android apps.
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Plugins for bootstrap
Bootstrap’s plugins and extensions are not really limited. There are numerous free and premium extensions and add-ons available for extending Bootstrap. It comes with bundles of jQuery plugins and reusable components. Also, it gives you the choice, whether you want to use it or not. Access all the Bootstrap resources and plugins here.
Latest Bootstrap 4 Alpha 5 Release
Alpha 5 arrived just over a month after Alpha 4 with some major feature improvements and loads of bug fixes. Bootstrap 4 is getting more stable with each alpha release. Alpha 5 release brought following updates:
  • New CSS bundles
  • Grid updates
  • Navbar updates
  • More utilities
On the way to Alpha 6 release
Bootstrap has revealed that one more major alpha release, alpha 6, before getting into the slightly more stable beta ships. There’s still more to expect around major components — the navbar, flexbox variants, utilities, and accessibility.
Confused about choosing the best suited web platform for your business? Feel free to contact us. Our expert Business Analysts will help you choose the best platform to develop responsive website for your business. We offer customised web design and development services at competitive pricing. We have already associated with many of the startup organizations and helped them to get their business on world wide web. Navigate through our portfolio to have a look on our previous website development works.
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Release of Angular 2.0, Ready to create your first Angular 2 App?

Angular JS is JavaScript based, open source, front-end web application framework for developing dynamic web apps. It allows you to use HTML as template language and also to extend HTML’s syntax that helps to express all components of your web app clearly.

It is primarily maintained by Google and its first version was launched by Google in 2010 as ‘Angular web application framework’. It is used to address challenges coming across in the process of single-page applications development. Angular’s important features like data binding and dependency injection reduce the amount of code need to be written otherwise. It is an ideal partner with any kind of server technology.

HTML is great for static documents but for building dynamic web applications in a way of ‘what do I have to do to trick the browser into doing what I want?’

The resisting mismatch between static documents and dynamic applications can be solved with frameworks and a library.

Frameworks – “a particular implementation of a web application, where your code fills in the details. The framework is in charge and it calls into your code when it needs something app-specific. E.g., durandal, ember, etc.

A library – “a collection of functions which are useful when writing web apps. Your code is in charge and it calls into the library when it sees fit. E.g., jQuery.

The approach used by Angular to minimize this resisting mismatch is by teaching the browser new syntax using a construct called ‘directives’.

Examples of directives are as follows:

  • Data binding.
  • Forms and form validation support.
  • Grouping of HTML into reusable components.
  • DOM control structures for repeating, showing and hiding DOM fragments.

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Angular – A Complete Client-side Solution

Angular is a complete solution for building the client-side of a web application. It solved the problems encountered in the development of an emerging web. It manages all of the DOM and AJAX glue code written by you and arranges it in a well-defined structure.

Angular 2

After the success of Angular 1, its full-platform successor, Angular -2 was released at Google Headquarters on 15th September 2016. The company’s announcement mentions, “Angular 1 first solved the problem of how to develop for an emerging web. Six years later, the challenges faced by today’s application developers, and the sophistication of the devices that applications must support, have both changed immensely”.

Angular 2.0 came up with amazing new features like support for mobile development and modern browsers. Many of the core functionalities have been converted into modules. Now along with built-in libraries, third-party libraries can also be used easily.

After the release of Angular 2, the Angular team is going to release the updates via three channels i.e. Major, Minor, and Patch. Major versions will introduce incompatible API changes. Minor versions will come up with the addition of backwards-compatible functionality. Patch versions will bring fixes for backwards-compatible bugs.

Angular 2 core concept

Check out core concepts of Angular 2

Each Angular 2 application needs a set of components, for every screen, UI element, and route. A root component will hold all another set of components. Each component has input and output properties that are defined using property decorators. Input properties allow data flow into a component and output properties allow data flow out of the component. Input and output properties are the public API of a component.

The Angular 2 provides a higher-level API such that the native platform, the DOM, will reflect the state of the Angular application. This will help in two ways:

  • It will allow unit testing of the behaviour of the most of the part of an app without disturbing the DOM. This will make tests easier and faster.
  • It will be easier to refactor the components.
  • It will allow Angular applications to run completely outside of the browser on other platforms.
  • It will allow Angular applications to run in a web worker.

Angular 2 also provides such APIs, so that you can directly interact with the DOM. With Angular 2 any component can be bootstrapped as an application. Also, any component can be loaded into a router outlet. Thus you need to learn fewer APIs and it makes components more reusable.

Release of Angular 2.2.0

After the release of stable Angular 2.0 version, next update, Angular 2.1.0 was released as minor update and it does not contain any breaking changes. It came up as a drop-in replacement for version 2.0.x.

The most recent update on 15th Nov 2016, Angular version 2.2.0 was announced as a minor release. It too does not have any breaking changes and is a drop-in replacement for 2.1.x.

Now building dynamic web applications and cross-platform mobile applications will be easier and faster with the release of Angular 2. Krify has expertise in rendering and extending services for the development of Mobile Apps, Web Apps, Web-Hosting, UX & UI designs and Digital Marketing.

For converting your innovative mobile app idea, contact our business analyst to make it go live. Our expert native mobile app development team is here to support your app idea and develop a robust and powerful app.

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Why Home Based Business - Small Business require mobile apps or websites??

Success factors for Home Based Business – Small Business Startups

“If you have passion to work from home and chosen the right career to work from home, it could be a lot of fun”

There are numerous options available to choose and work to build a successful home based business on both small scale and large scale platforms by developing and empowering a new own system. What are the types of home based businesses? Home based businesses can be of two types: services based home business and product based home business. The business can be developed as an offline business or using the digital platform, any business can be developed as an online business or virtual store. In service based businesses, most of the small businesses deliver the service as one to one to customers, one to many home based businesses and most of them are home based virtual services or home-based digital services , which offer their services through online and offline mode, with direct and indirect presence. Here is the list of few home service based business ideas:
  • Personal Chef
  • Grant Writing Business
  • Home Health-Care Agency
  • House Cleaning
  • Dog Groomer
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Freelance Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Medical transcription
  • Mobile Spa Business
  • Medical Spa
  • Wedding Planner or Bridal Consultant
  • Music for Kids
  • Hair Stylist
  • And few more
In product based businesses, most of the businesses are based on manufacturing items, preparing food items and preparing multiple handy items. Here is the list of some product-based home business ideas:
  • Ready for sale product - Bakery items exporting to shops or consumers
  • Embroidery work items
  • Water purification stations for purified water
  • Bakery/restaurant
  • Crafts making
  • Innovative Information Product - e.g. baby blanket preparation
  • Partner with major beauty brands
  • Marketplace for social good
  • Food for Philanthropy
  • Micro-giving for easy philanthropy
How to set-up a home-based business? Planning for home based business is not an easy thing. Without a clear idea of your goal and a perfect sketch with a detailed analysis of service or product demand that  in the market, any business cannot be successful. Every home based business needs the foundation of following basic criteria…
  1. Market analysis
  2. Identifying the demand for right business
  3. Selecting product based or service based business
  4. Research of idea
  5. Planning for investment
  6. Targeting to business end users
  7. Recheck of sellers – product based
  8. Recheck of end user – service based
  9. Synergy identification(employment required)
  10. Equipment ordering – purchases
few service home based businesses ideas On the other side of the coin, every business must focus on marketing for your home based business, online or offline promotions, which involves the following metrices…
  1. Identifying the right competitors
  2. Eye on the foot prints of competitors
  3. Implementing different ideas to promote your business
  4. Identifying end user promotion mediums
  5. Working on promotions parallel to business production/service
  6. Control of budgets – promotions
  7. Targeting viral digital mediums
What are the current trends in home based businesses? As days keeps on moving faster, the growth in the field of technology is par excellence. In the same way, business trends are taking wide turns and twists in both small scale businesses and large scale businesses. Yet 70% of people are undertaking home based businesses locally rather than going for international platform linked home businesses. But now as technology has made communications and collaboration easier through mobiles, systems and internet over the network in terms of cost and time. Success factors for Home Based Business: Businesses are currently more focused on online businesses, which helps them to connect with customer in a faster way and provide the service to them, as per the need of customers or clients depending on their business presence. What it needs to develop a home based business is the idea of a home-based work startup that would solve any of the existing problems of the consumer. It is importan to think and work in the direction that the business should be displayed in the market with reasonable cost or prices to target the potential end clients (people), in both service based businesses and product based businesses. current trends in home based businesses Different types of home based businesses starts with different investment budgets and is based on various technology business trends.
  1. After setting the complete business, business owner need to have a registered domain (Home based business website development) on their own name .
  2. Low investment startups and those who planned for a maximum budget with the best idea are choosing a mobile app development around their business presence and their customer presence like iOS app development and Android apps development.
  3. Also looking for online social media presence (social media marketing) where they can improve business as well as can touch base with clients and customers in real time.
  4. Creating the business places (Google, Bing business places integration) so that customers – clients can find them using technology.
  5. Going through paid campaigns (Adwords, Social Media Campaigns) can help in spreading their business to targeted regions.
The more passionate the home business people, they are looking for the best styles to evolving new home based businesses ideas and promoting styles.
Who can help Home Based Businesses for to achieve success? Krify can help you to bring the best response for business development and success through the impact of digital media on folks.
Get in touch with us for mobile application development and websites development for home based businesses. Our expert business analysts will bring the best suitable solution for your home-based business and startupsm to help you achieve the great success.
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VoIP Apps – Trending Solution for Business Communication

Voice Over Internet Protocol is a group of technologies that is used for provisioning of communication services over the public internet. VoIP or Internet Telephony has helped to eradicate the drawbacks of communication through landline connection and has continued to help in improving quality of communications happening within the large as well as small enterprises. In the competitive and customer oriented environment, stellar communication is crucial to stay ahead in the business. For enhanced flexibility, improved customer service and to be innovation-driven, VoIP based solutions help streamline your business operations. VoIP mobile apps for smartphones are easy option to connect with local as well as international audio and video calls. Apart from calling, instant messaging allows to share text messages as well as images. All this happens over the internet and thus using VoIP apps help cut the cost as compared to traditional calling and connecting. VoIP apps and VoIP calling is available for all platforms. VoIP app development for Android, iOS, Windows and cross platform allows you to use VoIP apps and VoIP calling for easy and cost-effective communications. Linphone is one such multiplatform, open source VoIP SIP client, which is used by mobile app developers for Linphone apps development. Linphone apps customization can be done and built for and can be supported by platforms like, MS Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows, etc.
SIP Servers For VoIP Calling
SIP server is the crucial component of IP PBX (private branch exchange), a telephone switching system within an enterprise that switches calls between VoIP users on local lines. It mainly handles the VoIP call set up in the network. SIP server manages only call setup and call tear down. It does not handle transmission or reception of any audio, which is managed by media server in RTP.
FreePBX and Asterisk for VoIP services
FreePBX is an open source graphical user interface (GUI) which manages Asterisk, a voice over IP and telephony server. Asterisk with the FreePBX front-end serves as PBX (private branch exchange), which is required for communication through audio-video calling, conference calling, text and image sharing using the internet. Using SIP telephony is the most secured communication for businesses of all size, large or small. For the high ended multimedia communication over the internet protocol i.e. for internet telephony, the business needs a customized Linphone app along with SIP server installation that include installation, setup and configuration of PBX system. This involves, installing PBX system based on CentOS7 operating system, setting up PBX system that supports ZRTP functionality, installing the matching Web GUI and configuration. Integrating VoIP technology and improving business communications is making a powerful impact on the growth of the businesses.
Krify is a leading web and mobile app development company with competency in digital marketing solutions. Linphone app customisation and SIP server installation is one of our core competency and we have helped several businesses to streamline their processes and improve communications through VoIP app development. Contact us today on how VoIP technology can improve your business.
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Are your Web Designs User-centric Designs?

Website’s effectiveness is primarily decided by the Web Design and its usability. Websites with user-centric designs have become a standard approach for developing a successful and profit-oriented web design. Let’s focus on important approaches for effective web design that can lead towards producing more sophisticated web designs.
Designing for Usability
If users or your targeted consumers does not find your product user-friendly, today or tomorrow, they will surely dump it. Because if there is not any usability in what you are producing, users will not feel like using it again. Web designing with usability is the foundation towards building a website, which is successful.
As Steve Jobs rightly said, “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
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Design is about fulfilling User’s needs
For the success of any website or digital product, designs play an important role. Perfect web designs are those that work, fast to load and surface the right content quickly. Web designs should be able to provide people what they need and people should depend on them for searching anything on the web.
Designs = Aesthetics + an intent
Designs should be presentable and should be able to give what user is looking for. The design could be lightweight, trend-conscious or heavily styled, but it should be clear on its intent of what it needs to convey. It should be in sync with context, relevant and the user should be able to make a decision where to go next with minimum effort.
Allowing users to get what they need
Design elements should not inhibit users from completing their actions. The web design should be able to deliver a delightful experience to the user that will compel them to visit back to your website. The interaction flow is critical that allows users to complete their tasks smoothly and successfully. To achieve this, web designs should have following attributes:
  • Simple navigation
  • Organizing the content into relevant groups
  • Ensure the readability by taking care of fonts, colours, etc.
  • Don’t test user’s patience, user should be allowed to get what they need quickly.
How perfect web designs helps cutting the competition
When any business is launched that have useful service and provides a great user experience, the innovation in service itself can act as foundation stone in building and establishing any brand. When your service or product is not new and already there are many competitors in the field, then designs can pay a crucial role in cutting down the competition. Even if the old service is offered in a completely new form, this question will not be asked “why you have to choose me”.
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Designing a site
Before starting the designing of the website, one should always sketch the overall schematic on a white board. So how to start this process of sketching, as follows:
  • Start with the navigation point and organize all menu tabs in order of importance.
  • Before creating the content, decide what content you want to put on pages concisely. Keep only those relevant pages, which visitors will look for.
  • If you are going to design for the information-rich site, create multiple navigation menus that will serve the information quickly that visitor is looking for.
  • Also while designing the site, one should make sure that visitor should not get lost in the content. Make them navigate through the content and reach to the information they want, by putting links on home-page for important internal pages.
To conclude
User experience depends on many other parameters but the most important is the balanced combination of beautiful designs and its usability. It is not necessary that only overwhelming and unique designs are great. Yes, it draws attention but is not powerful enough to satisfy the requirements of users.
Krify houses an expert team of website designers, experienced enough to read between the lines and craft designs keeping in mind what is crucial for the success of website. Hire our website developers now to give your website, aesthetics and usefulness at the same time.
 
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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 choose mobile app development company India

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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Google’s App Maker – Now Building Customised Enterprise Apps is Easier, Faster and Secure

Google recently launched a low-code app development tool called App Maker i.e. on 30th November 2016. It is a new milestone in the path of empowering developers to build powerful apps for businesses. It allows building customized mobile apps for your business in an easy and secure way using the same platform that strengthens G Suite. Although Google already has a tool for building apps on its cloud computing service for advanced developers, the new App Maker tool is for low-level developers to build simple yet powerful secure app for any business. It is not for kind of advanced code developers for software like Netflix’s video service or Uber’s ride-hailing app. App Maker has been launched with an intention to simplify the process of making a business app. This can be done using pre-built Google templates and it also synchronizes and work well with G-Suite apps like email, calendar, Google documents, etc. App Maker is another way to facilitate the transition to the next phase where there is the rise of mobile apps. Businesses are going mobile to engage and serve bigger consumer base. Internet Research suggests that 85% of consumers prefer mobile apps for services over websites or mobile sites. What Google App Maker Offers? Google App Maker provides an opportunity for enterprises to create internal apps. These internal apps will empower small and medium-sized enterprises to fulfill their tasks, maintain their internal records and offer better customer care services. The plus point is that App Maker allows development of an app at a really fast pace so that your journey from an idea to the app will be of just a few days. Another highlight of App Maker is that its simple and easy to use tool which is nothing but a drag and drop mechanic that lets you design your app really fast. It comes with the power packed features like scripting editor, customized script support and a cloud platform. Thus it provides an overall coding support to developers and helps build an app with minimal coding efforts. For whom App Maker is for? App Maker is for mobile app development for entry-level businesses. It also helps in mobile app development for small or medium sized enterprises. No matter how small or big the business is, App Maker has it all to provide necessary tools for building mobile apps for all sizes of enterprises. App Maker can be used by all those who uses G Suite, called as Google Apps for Work. These apps make it possible for its users to manage collaboration, productivity and cloud computing. App Maker is an easy to use platform that helps to create apps with a good user interface in alignment with G Suite. Apps built with App Maker will be compatible with all devices like phones, desktop and tablets. To build an app with App Maker, you need a browser and its easy drag-n-drop functionality facilitates to build a cloud-based app at a very fast pace. Also, it comes with the promise of performance, stable data integrity and scalability i.e. apps can scale easily from one to many users. Google has also launched ‘Digital Unlocked’ for helping millions of small and medium businesses in India to go online and grow their business digitally. Krify is a multinational IT solutions provider based in India and UK. Our core competency includes the mobile app, web app development and digital marketing. Contact us today to start the digital journey of your business. If you are a novice to Digital world and not sure how to make your business go online, we are here to provide you a free consultation to bring the power of the digital world to your business and expand your business’ visibility at the global level.
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Raspberry Pi 3 – Now More Powerful And Still Affordable

Raspberry Pi is a tiny and inexpensive computer that can perform many light and medium duty tasks. It was developed by the ‘Raspberry Pi Foundation’ in the United Kingdom as a series of single board computers. The first generation Raspberry Pi i.e Raspberry Pi 1 Model B was released in February 2012.

Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Pi 3 is the latest version of the circuit board sized Pi computer. Experts are quoting this as the most powerful and at the same time most affordable version of the Pi. The new and improved version, Raspberry Pi 3, is more powerful now due to the added advantage of having both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi without any raise in the price. It can now be termed as a versatile and all-in-one board. It is now more useful as a retro games machine and also as a media streamer too.Before going into the details of Raspberry Pi 3,

Before going into the details of Raspberry Pi 3, lets check out what is Raspberry Pi and how it helps through the following video shared by Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Comparing Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2:

Physically, Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2 both look very identical. Pi 3 has the same port selection, the same board layout, the same GPIO pin layout, etc. like that of a year old Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. Raspberry Pi 3 is being claimed as having the potential to be used as a proper PC. Compared to Pi 2, the additional specifications it has:

  • 11n Wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • 2 GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU
  • Bluetooth 4.1

The specifications common in both Pi 2 and Pi 3:

  • 1 GB RAM
  • 40 GPIO pins
  • 4 USB ports
  • Ethernet port
  • Full HDMI port
  • Camera interface (CSI)
  • 5mm audio jack and composite video
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Display Interface (DSI)
  • Videocore IV 3D graphics core

Raspberry Pi 3 is completely compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 and Pi 2. The creators of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B claims it to be very useful in schools or any general usage of computing. If you would like to embed Pi in any of your project, then Pi zero or Model A+ are preferable for projects which needs low power and are embedded projects.

Features of Raspberry Pi 3

Although the upgradation to version Pi 3 may not look much significant on paper, but the additions have given a serious usability boost. The special mention can be given to its on-board wireless capabilities, which works awesome with the default Raspbian operating system. The Raspberry Pi specific OS, Raspbian, makes Pi 3 easy to use when compared to standard Linux installations.

Inclusion of Wi-Fi itself is another huge step that makes Pi 3 stand out from previous Raspberry Pi models. Because now you don’t have to buy a separate Wi-Fi adapter or hardwire the board through Ethernet connection.

Raspberry Pi 3 has moved a step further from its previous versions in terms of USB inputs, as Pi 3 now has native Bluetooth compatibility which allows connection of wireless peripherals or gadgets for advanced maker projects.

Raspberry Pi Foundation founder Eben Upton said “This 50–60 percent [performance improvement] has moved us over some sort of line, where it becomes a much more credible PC replacement,” which does not seem false at any point. This statement makes it clearer that Raspberry Pi 3 can definitely manage basic web browsing and productivity tasks.

[caption id="attachment_11509" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Raspberry Pi programming with Raspbian Raspberry Pi Programming[/caption]
Raspberry Pi Programming

Programming for Raspberry Pi is possible with some free and easy software tools. Raspberry Pi projects are being developed for enterprise projects, IoT education or product prototyping. Raspberry Pi programming requires understanding the IDEs (Integrated Development Environment).

To do Raspberry Pi application development, first you need to write, test and run the code. Pi offers wide choices of languages to write the code. Some of the IDE’s are as follows:

BlueJ IDE

BlueJ is an IDE used for programming in Java. It runs with the help of the JDK (Java Development Kit version 3.14) and useful for small scale development. JDK allows development as well as the execution of programs on the Pi. BlueJ allows complete access to any hardware when attached through an open source Pi4J library from Java SE language.

Algo IDE

Algo IDE supports Syntax highlighting, execution modes, break points and debugger, auto completion, real-time explorer, syntax error management, optimization for small screens and with support for C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Smalltalk, Objective-C, Lua and Actionscript.

Ninja IDE

Ninja is a cross-platform IDE designed to build Python applications. It is a light-weight IDE and has common functions like file handling, go to line, find in files code locator, automatic indentation, tabs, editor zoom, etc. Ninja IDE also provides Syntax highlighting for different languages, static and PEP 8 error highlighting, code migration embedded console, project management modules, code auto-completion, code location, a plugin system and session handling. Previously, Ninja IDE was designed for Windows, Linux, Mac OSX and now it has been documented to how to install Ninja IDE on Raspberry Pi.

Greenfoot IDE

It is an IDE designed primarily for Java programming and is used for educational purposes at schools and colleges. It is designed in a way to allow easy development so that beginners can also start programming. Greenfoot has auto-completion, project management, syntax highlighting and other tools in IDEs.

Raspberry Pi OS
Raspbian

Raspbian is a free Debian-based OS optimized for Raspberry Pi hardware. Raspbian has all basic programs and utilities like that of other general-purpose OS. It is officially supported by Raspbian foundation and its highlighting feature is its more than 35000 packages and fast performance. Its latest version Jessie can be installed on a 8 GB SD card.

Ubuntu MATE

Ubuntu MATE is a stable and simple OS, which is good for devices with less hardware specs. This makes it perfect for Raspberry Pi devices. Ubuntu MATE is an original Ubuntu with an APT package manager and Ubuntu’s Software Center. For loading its latest version, Ubuntu MATE 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) for Raspberry Pi, 4GB or more high-speed SD card is required.

Linutop

Linutop can be quickly set up on Raspberry Pi, which uses Raspbian base with lightweight and classic XFCE graphical environment. It boots as quickly as in 30 seconds and can be configured quickly for all purposes. Its security features include a ‘read-only mode’ to save from viruses and hack attempts. All the alterations will not be saved unless you input the password.

Programming tools bundled with Raspbian:
Node-RED for IoT applications

Node-RED is an open source and free tool for wiring hardware devices, online services, APIs together in an interesting manner. It is developed by IBM Emerging Technologies and runs on every major OS. It provides browser-based flow editor. It is built on Node.js which makes it ideal to run at the edge of the network on low-cost hardware like Raspberry Pi. Also, an online flow library allows you to share your best flows with others.

Python – a modern language for RPi

IDLE (Integrated Development and Learning Environment) is an IDE for Python bundled with the default implementation of the language. Python for RPi is cross-platform, it avoids feature clutter. It's highlighting features are multi-window text editor with syntax highlighting, autocompletion, persistent breakpoints, Python shell with syntax highlighting and call stack visibility. Raspbian comes with both Python version 3 and 4 Installed.

Sonic Pi – a Domain Specific Tool

When compared to all the tools bundled with Raspbian, Sonic Pi is the most domain specific tool. It is an open source, free and live coding music synthesizer released under MIT license. As its name suggests, yes it runs on  Raspberry Pi and it also runs on Linux, Windows and OS X.

[caption id="attachment_11504" align="aligncenter" width="630"]Raspberry Pi in home automation and IoT Uses of Raspberry Pi[/caption]
Raspberry Pi as a Personal Web Server

The miniscule machine, Raspberry Pi has the capability to be used as web server that can host simple site or landing page and stores files in the cloud (without any hosting fees). In terms of server and hosting, Raspberry Pi can act as web server and responds to requests to serve up Web pages like sophisticated Web based apps or simple HTML apps.

Pi Web server hosts single Web page that connects to a MySQL database, which gets data from Python program, which is receiving data from a smart thermometer. Pi server cannot be used as a business solution because it is not as powerful as our desktop PCs but still can be used for personal resources like spaces designed for sites and storage. To make your Raspberry Pi into a web server you need a router, modem, an Ethernet cable, an operating system and a SSH (Secure Shell) access.

Use in Internet of Things based Home Automation

Home automation allows you to control your devices at home from your mobile device no matter wherever you are in the world.

“Home Automation contributes towards ‘Internet of Things’, which means that everything, every device can be assigned with an IP address and can be accessed, monitored and controlled remotely.”

Home automation using Raspberry Pi, allows you to access and control systems at your home like water leaks, garage door, watch for movement, sense for gas, check for lights, etc. Home automation system can be set to send alerts on your phone, if something happens. So now you can monitor everything from your phone.

For IoT applications based home automation, Raspberry Pi provides a suitable platform because of availability of many open source communities. For example, building a dashboard that can be accessed and managed to monitor Raspberry Pi. To the single dashboard, more and more sensors can be connected to Raspberry Pi and thus monitor all sensors remotely anytime from anywhere.

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Mobile App Development Trends Going to Rule in 2017

Mobile application development technologies are evolving rapidly with the evolution in mobile device technology. It may sound a bit early to predict the app trends in 2017, but the trends are already clear with the booming growth of technology seen in 2016. Also, the design trends evolve and change with the time and technology. New mobile design trends 2017 are already making a buzz among mobile app designers and developers. The evolution of the mobile app development trend happens due to the constantly evolving requirements of the end users. As we are in the last quarter of the year 2016, let’s see what is trending in the world of mobile app development.
Rise in Hybrid Technology
Ionic, Angular JS, PhoneGap, Cordova, are names of only a few technologies that can help augment the hybrid app development in future. With the increasing popularity of hybrid app development platforms, Google’s Material Design too is getting evolved to support application development for different platforms like Windows Phone. Cross-platform applications are more in demand due to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) culture being adopted by most of the companies.
Attention to App Security
With the development of mobile app industry, security concerns and threats to the apps have also grown. In the World Wide Developers Conference, Apple announced that they will be incorporating the robust App Transport Security (ATS) for all iOS applications. Stronger data encryption can help to get new improved and more secure apps. For this, Google is trying with more stringent app permissions model and security updates.
Importance of mobile app UX designs
Mobile app designs and UX is nevertheless the key factor responsible for the success or failure of the mobile app. Visually appealing app designs and user-friendly UX attracts visitors and engage users. For best and intuitive user experience, the mobile app should be designed keeping latest app design trends in mind. The new design trends in 2017 will surely be things like grid-based interface designing, split-screens, visuals, splash, parallax graphics, micro interactions, etc.
Mobile messaging apps will be on rise
Giant messaging apps like Facebook, which is popular in the United States, and WeChat, which has more than 500 million users, are in huge demands. As 2017 approaches, the trend of messaging apps are going to be even popular and many more messaging apps are expected to be launched in app stores.
Cloud Technology is here to stay
During the year 2015 and 2016, an interesting relationship has emerged between cloud computing and mobile apps. Using cloud technology, centrally coordinated apps were delivered to any devices. This trend is going to stay in 2017 as well, due to the numerous amount of benefits offered by cloud technology. Benefits of cloud support for app developers:
  • Cloud support allows developers to deal with memory issues and bandwidth management, thus helping in retaining the small size of mobile apps.
  • It also allows developers to sync their apps with multiple devices. This function becomes important with advent of wearable gadgets like Samsung Gear and Apple Watch.
  • Mobile devices and wearable devices can sync easily for their apps and app extensions, due to cloud compatibility.
Thus, many of the future mobile apps are said to be driven by the cloud. gartner cloud shift summary
IoT applications –  Smart Homes and Smart Cities
Our homes are already being occupied by smart TVs, smart washing machines and smart refrigerators. The information is being exchanged between appliances and mobile apps. The same concept is emerging for a complete city giving rise to the term ‘Smart cities’. As India is on the verge of developing smart cities, smart and advanced technologies are being inculcated to make things happen. All the futuristic appliances are being engineered with smart integrations. Thus IoT applications are going to be an important part of business strategy for most of the mobile app development companies in India and across the world.
Location based services and GPS based mobile apps
Throughout 2016, location-based services (LBS) are predominantly defining the GPS based mobile apps. Apps like restaurant booking apps, taxi booking apps, apps for on-demand services like plumbers, carpenters, electricians, etc. In coming future, each and every utility service is going to use GPS based mobile apps to target potential customers.
Constantly growing app market
The market for mobile apps, which is already big, is going to grow and will become even bigger. Already the number of mobile apps in major app markets like Android Play Store and iOS App Store have reached the figure of 2 billion. As per the survey, 46 percent of mobile app users have used paid services of their apps. So by 2017, billions of downloads will generate around $77 billion of revenue. mobile app store revenue  
At Krify, 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.
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Advanced mobile app design trends in Future UI – UX 2017

Mobile apps aren’t just for creating major brands to market and provide services anymore; in fact, a recent study shown that over one third of all small businesses already had either a own mobile app or website planning to launch in the next year in upcoming months i.e Mobile app development from New year 2017 from the best seasonal kick start offers.
Over a half (55%) people say's a poor mobile app interface or experience would make them less likely to use or buy a company’s products or services.
If your mobile app isn’t delivering the good user experience, your customers will not wait anymore for you as there are plenty of mobile apps helping them smarter and better than you. Mobile Apps designs are the first step to getting attract your customer - which every company wants and expect by a there mobile app presence, it may be doing you more harm than good. Latest trends in 2016 mobile app designs: Usually, mobile app design trends change according to the appearance of new operating system versions and their release on the new phones, best device models. (In general people are looking for the best models around new phones with latest upgrade, including the best new Android phones, best new iPhones and best new Windows phones in different device manufacturers like Apple phones, Microsoft phones, Google phones, Samsung phones, Sony phones, HTC phones, LG phones and more.)
If your mobile app isn’t delivering the user experience your customers want and expect, it may be doing you more harm than good.
By considering all the new mobile trends here are few latest trends of mobile app designs... 1. Bigger Screens Design: The larger screens are signed to an emphasis of gesture-based navigations and the look and feel of apps make more spacious by hiding controls in contextual menus and additional content.  If you reconsider mobile app screens as per older screen standards, it may be brought complexity to the whole approach of UI and UX designs. Mobile App Designing for Bigger Screens You should ready with optimistic designs for bigger screens with visual hierarchy of big bold and strong fonts that plucky enough to attract user with diffused backgrounds. 2. Simple User Interface Grouping the information in outlined boxes is making a one-tap entry point to the user with more detailed information exchange with attractive, convenient and efficient organization. mobile app user Interface gif Small chunks of information awareness of “cards” are easily sorted and adapted to user preferences around with a motion presence is always added advantage for your app designs. 3. Swiping Replace's Other Gestures Gesture driven navigations primarily serving the functional purpose for mobiles with a bit additions in the hardware of device manufacturing to make easier moves in-app transactions, motions, and other operations. UI that uses the wider, more intuitive range of the gestures for better UX will go to hit the highest range of success. Swiping Replace's Other Gestures If you want an immediate action from a user on your apps, making the bigger button is not always works, sometimes popup based buttons impact more. Now the same buttons replaced with gestures replaced to open any app, or a specific future in order to make app user life simple ;) with few fade in the background. 4. Creative Navigation and Scrolling Remember' Most of the mobile app users do not hesitate while taking a small tour through simple navigations where the Graphics will always rock, Even users stuck for a bit simply like you here while watching this... Mobile App Functional Animation Enhances user experience with your own functionalities for your apps just like to attract users. where Long scrollings with large size images and decent font style abbreviating with an icon can finely describes the new business approaches. 5. App Functional Animation Coming to functional animation motion, just consider a business app where people can find a lot many other user needs for an instance deals and places like hospitals neat to their place, shopping places, every thing on an app. functional animation backgrounds 6. Storytelling and Branding One of the first you need to do before starting a mobile app development is to tell a story to users that show case what and how your mobile is useful for them. storytelling-and-branding Story telling involves from the first stage of mockups drawing followed by wire frames with an effective logo for your applications. For an instance, a logo sign capable of showing an anger expression as well as the soft expression within sec's behalf of creative branding with a clean story. 7. Increased Emphasis on Typography As we know everyone has their own hand writing, the same mobile apps forming a new strategy of own fonts for them with unique in style through motion pictures or polygon shapes or a casual font style with increased focus on selecting creative fonts. Emphasis on Typography 8. Fresh Colorful Palettes The trending fast colors resurrecting from 2016. Of-course cluttering of the colors is an older fashion for mobile apps graphics designs. Most often Smart designers chooses the vibrant colors for recognized business easily. As now picking different colors are very easy with the recent photoshop and other designing tools. Fresh Color Palettes 9. Wearable Technology Appealing Apps Designing  The faster moving trends are Wearables for the current technology is moving, world's top designers are focused on principles of the wearable apps by simple effective and small app designings different from aspects of the wearables. Preferably Gesture driven audible alerts, actions, text messages, etc. can be ordered with the eye-catchy designs with clover user interaction models. wearable 10. Positive appeal of social media Buttons Mobile App designers are trying out for impressive ways of appearing social media buttons. As per the research on social media, utmost apps seems incomplete without a social media buttons. Whether it is the business app or game app or service app or eCommerce app there will be social media buttons for sure in any of screens available. social-media-buttons These trends all share the common goal of making mobile apps more accessible, engaging, and easy to use as today’s consumers becoming increasingly reliant on their mobile devices at all stages of the buying journey.  
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Highlights Of Pixel And Pixel XL – A New Phone From Google

Google phones will now be available as ‘Google Pixel’ and its time to say bye to Google Nexus. Google has launched two new phones Pixel and Pixel XL which is giving a tough competition to popular Apple phones – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It is a first phone built by Google inside out i.e. its software and hardware both are built by Google.
Review of Pixel and Pixel XL
Google’s high-end Android device, as revealed by Google, has been optimized for speedy performance with real-world apps that consumers actually use. Two amazing features that are being talked about most are its camera and its virtual assistant. Specifications
  • Screen: 5in 1080p AMOLED (441ppi)
  • Processor: quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • RAM: 4GB of RAM
  • Storage: 32 or 128GB
  • Operating system: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Camera: 12.3MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera
  • Connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C and GPS
  • Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 7.3-8.6 mm
  • Weight: 143g
Let’s check out the highlights of Pixel features.
Pixel Camera
Pixel’s camera is ‘highest rated smartphone camera’. The Pixel camera captures the images as fast as you launch it and does so continuously and eliminates any shutter lag. The Launch of the camera is always fast whether it has been kept idle for long or whatever is the light level, the camera is launched with lightning speed with a quick double tap of the power button. Smartburst feature (holding down the shutter button will capture numerous photos with rapid-fire) allows to capture and select the best of shots from multiple shots. Smartburst can even select the best shot for you. Another powerhouse feature regarding camera and photos is unlimited cloud storage as Google photos and at full resolution. pixel pixel xl camera
Pixel OS – Best Android Experience
As per experts’ opinion, OS of Pixel – Nougat 7.1 – is the best software experience of Android. Fast, smooth, without bloatware, and software updates will be available from Google directly. Google has revealed that they will be following quarterly update cycle for Android so Pixel will get updates and enhancements four times in a year now. Google Assistant with Pixels will be launched even without touching the phone. Even if the phone is off, the assistant will come to life when you say ‘OK Google’. And if saying ‘OK Google’ all the time is weird for you, then the assistant can be launched by long-pressing the home button.
Google Assistant of Pixel
Google has developed an intelligent and fully-fledged AI assistant and have morphed with Pixel and certainly looks compelling. Let’s have a look how is this smart Google Assistant works. With Pixel and Nougat version 7.1, Google has refined the personalized AI (Artificial Intelligence) experience. Like launching the assistant merely by saying ‘OK Google’ and also by holding down the home button on the screen. Assistant can help with various range of services with simple commands like, ‘Wake me up at 5 am’, ‘Who is winner of Game Challenge Show?’ etc. It can also access your calendar, Gmail, etc. and serve your personalized queries like ‘what time is my flight?’
All day through battery life
The battery life of pixel is impressive. The pixel and pixel XL has fast charging feature due to USB-C’s power delivery specification. To full charge the phone from completely nil battery it took 1 hour and 45 minutes. The charging is happening as 25% of capacity in 15 minutes, 40% in 25 minutes and 65% in 50 minutes.
Pixel works everywhere
The Pixel and Pixel XL both works on all major carriers in US such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and on every MVNO as well. Pixels are designed clearly to provide complete support on Verizon. The add-on features of Pixel for T-Mobile and Verizon users are VoLTE (Voice over LTE), visual voicemail and HD voice. So the Pixel just works anywhere no matter whoever the carrier is. This gives a possibility that Pixel will be called as world phone as it will be able to travel well around the phone and user will be able to use phones as soon as they are out of their plane.
Consistent High-speed performance
Expert says Pixel is the most consistently fast phone among all Android phones. Can’t say after the long term usage but the day-to-day consistency of speed is really impressive. Switching between tasks and apps is really smooth and fast. Even if the Pixel is aesthetically neutral, it has robust specs, killer camera, super-responsive touch and screen, which makes Pixel and Pixel XL really competitive to iPhone 7.
Pixel Launcher
Nexus Launcher is now Pixel Launcher and available in the Play Store. The APK is available for download. The Pixel Launcher is technically exclusive to Pixel Phones. Through Pixel Launcher Google can push updates easily. It is not available for other Android phones, but it would be easy for Google to flip a switch and make Pixel Launcher available for all phones.
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Apple Vs Android: Is iMessage Drop Out due to Google Allo?

Do you think Apple is now in high competition with Android? Yeah off course now as you can see the number of Apple users are reducing day by day and Android users are relatively growing there is a big competition among each other with 2.13 million Android Apps compared to iTunes 1.51 million iOS Apps. Truly, till now the iTunes App Store a prime for developers, but things are changing in smart technology. There is a huge number of exclusive apps in iOS iTunes store that will make Android app store feel jealous with the results in the revenue generated with less apps. [caption id="attachment_10998" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Appstore and Play store revenue It going to be much higher in 2016[/caption] Reasons behind Android big apps base:
  1. Extremely open source software’s support and availability compared to Apple.
  2. Android increasing the quality of software you may won’t find on iOS in future.
  3. Increased and secured cloud connectivity with android accounts.
  4. Simple User Interaction turning low-level user to expert level user of apps.
  5. Time to time continues android operating software updates.
  6. Apps linking through single account (like Gmail) can link thousands of apps on app store with accounts
  7. Vast availability of creative app developers in Android platform.
  8. Easy customizations and predefined open structures to use in coding for development.
  9. Cost of Android devices is very less compared to iPhones.
  10. Increase over Internet of things where Android helping to connect with many as an open source platform for development of new things.
And more are helping android to grow their Android app base. Now in 2016 Android has an opportunity to hit increased number of app base through success over launch of Google’s Android 7 (Nougat) update as first Multitasking environment release for mobiles.
How Android Challenging iOS directly? Yes! Google Android is challenging very smartly by attracting middle age people as a target for current technology changes and user behavior. You can see one of the recent apps from Google, Google Allo as one of the innovative applications which helping users to move smartly on conversations for percent crazy youth on different trends.
Reasons behind the success of Google Android: There are lot many reasons for Android success in a way that Google it-self has billions of search users in the world surfing through Google every day. From the first Android operating system OS Cupcake lunch's in 2009 it doesn't have a great competence to challenge iOS and Nokia (Microsoft Windows) before as there are small number of smartphone users, So as days passed on the updates of android operating system software are get a competence to challenge them is mostly due to their updates, smartphone prices, apps base improvement and trend change. Where android only not succeeded where Google is one of reason. [caption id="attachment_11000" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Android and iOS app-downloads Android and iOS app downloads and revenue 2016[/caption]

Important reason for Android Success:

  1. Google’s support for Android users like Gmail accounts linking, Google Play Store, Special Google Search preference on apps and all.
  2. Google special setups on app promotions for users and app owners by supporting with Adwords.
  3. Android operating system price and thousands of free apps day to day adding on play store.
  4. Definitely, Google's reputation is one of the major reason.
  5. User friendliness is one another part of success compared to other platforms.
  6. Open Source freedom for developers and support from Google experts within less time.
  7. Customization's is helped more like another bullet point for success of apps and software through updates.
  8. Add on applications like Google SEARCH, Google MAPS, Google DOC’s sink, Google Games, Google Chrome, Google Music players and all.
  9. Stability of Apps and the Operating System on devices through performance.
  10. And many more…
Still, iOS has their own advantages compared to Android Enormous app ecosystem: One of the dissimilar advantage for Apple tablet apps that popular smartphones apps are usually available the both platforms. Deeper integration with Facebook and Twitter: it is much easier to post updates with faster handling and share on social networking sites using iOS than Android platform because iOS is a bit deeply integrated. iOS Only apps: As like FaceTime, Passbook and mobile payments apps Four-sided for any of available iOS devices like 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 6 and up, As auto free updates available on iOS depends on slight hardware functionality change. Just not like limited Android phones) Interface is protected down: There are very Limited customization options are available compared to Android like for the home screen it only rows of app icons are allowed, Any Media on iOS required to sink with iTunes…etc. and majorly users has only way to get iOS app install through from the App Store. Software upgrade: Apple suggestions on software upgrades to all Apple devices that have the capability of hardware handling to the new software. Where any iOS devices stay with frequent software features for at least two to three years. Better privacy controls: Even iOS device offers improved control over the admission of apps to the users' private information such like contacts and locations. How about Android disadvantages compared to iOS? We can directly say that the only con in Android is Massive hardware updates where one mobile to another mobile changes in very short span even a small feature is added by varying through hardware, screen sizes, device capabilities and features. iOS and Android sharesi advertising-android-v-ios-0 What’s Apple is planning to get succeed in feature? Apple is a smart kid and who is one of teacher a lot other operating systems companies like Google, Microsoft in an advanced strategizing of technology needs.

Now Apple is not concentrating on improving Apps base such a way to competition with Google, Where ‘it thinks one way smartly to move on and improve the advanced apps for iOS users with security and going to remove the similar apps already exists on iStore.

Just for an instance… One of the Top messaging app iMessage is shutting down soon which is the most successful iMessage sticker packs will not be available anymore. Obviously, Apple don’t like this to do this, as it approved the app primarily. After shooting "Apple’s lawyers weren’t happy that Phoneys got through the review process," Howell wrote in a post on Medium. What is going to be the replacement for iMessage? As Apple is looking for competitor based tech apps as well as highly reputed user need apps like Google – Allo from Android base kind of messaging service app may going to release very soon as a replace for iMessgae.   To Conclude: Apple’s iOS Apps development is comparatively never down unless people has intensity over iPhone, business need in iPhone trending areas like USA, UK, AU…etc. Even though there are numerous Apps in playstore while comparing with App store still the revenue of App store is high. Which shows that Appstore can give a tough competition to play store in every aspect.   Who can help on what your app required for your business? Krify can help you to develop the best business suitable applications for your needs by having hands-on expert iOS app development team and Android Apps Development team with current trends.  
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About Google Doodle – How Doodle Born to Create and Celebrate Events

Google celebrating Google Doodle 18th Happy Birthday today with lot of confusion over the date of birth.  Historically the company Google, founded by Mr. Larry Page and Mr. Sergey Brin in 1998, habitually marks it as birthday on Google homepage dated September 27. But still Google is confused to celebrate it for a regular day as it revised and celebrated on different dates in past. [caption id="attachment_10967" align="aligncenter" width="900"]Happy Birthday - Google Doodle Happy Birthday Google Doodle[/caption] How Google Doodle Born? Doodle invented with an idea to celebrate things in world with relatively simple decoration for the Google logo (company logo) to just to celebrate famous events. Do you know what is Doodle? Doodle is a kind name called by Google team for Google Company Logo’s designed Doodle illustrators team, Where Google illustrators team officially called as doodlers and the logo’s designed are called Google Doodle and engineers that are behind each and every doodle you see.. Few Google Doodles How do you elect which events will have doodles? Usually Googlers have regular get together to brainstorm on which events will be celebrate with doodle and they will mostly select few different concepts from numerous sources may be Googlers or Google users, which are people alike, different, honorable…etc. Who picks what doodles created by Doodlers? Again after Googlers in-brief brainstorm for event selection on which events Google celebrate and what will be the Doodle for it. Who will design doodles? Google’s creative illustrators team with engineers sink will work and design doodle behind each doodle you see in Google.   What is first doodle on Google? The first best Doodle is the Burning Man festival in 1998, actually celebrated before the business was officially founded. [caption id="attachment_10970" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Burning Man festival Burning Man festival Doodle[/caption]   Google users or public can submit ideas for doodles? The team doodle is always eager to hear ideas from Google users from mails at ‘proposals@google.com for the next best doodle idea. A drawback here is they were unable to get back to public on mails but optimistically they will read and consider every best idea from public.  
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