The Advantages of Xamarin for Enterprise App Development

The popularity of Xamarin can be largely attributed to rapid growth of enterprise apps. With the rapid adoption of enterprise mobility in past few years, business organizations have embraced a rigorous ‘Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)’ principle firstly to empower employees, secondly to boost productivity, thirdly to enhance collaboration and lastly to make customer service better with an ‘anytime-anywhere’ approach intrinsic to mobile. Thanks to BYOD, employees can remain efficient irrespective of their location or availability in workplace. Continue reading

Xamarin – A Unique Way to Build Cross-Platform Applications

imagesThe mobile world has changed and when it comes to build a mobile app for any business, then there is always a doubt between native and the cross-platform apps. If we prefer one single platform, native apps will work perfectly for us; but if we have to build an app for all three major platforms – Android, iOS and Windows, then we have to build an app for all the 3 different platforms, which is definitely a time consuming job. This is one way of creating the app. Continue reading

How to Save Mobile Battery Life without Deleting Apps?

Mobile Battery LifeWhen your Smartphone is app loaded, you will see that its performance dips majorly. Instead of being the fastest Smartphone, as it had promised in the beginning, it begins to dull out. When you seek advice from any developer or Smartphone owner on how to increase the battery life, the standard answer you would receive is to delete a few of the apps. The apps that you will be asked to delete would be the ones you love the most.

Is there no way out but deleting the favorite apps, would be your question? Well, there is definitely a way out and that too without deleting your favorite apps. All you need to do is replace your app versions with their lite versions. You save a lot on battery life, and installation. Isn’t that a great idea?

Here are those apps that you can replace with their lite versions.

Facebook Lite

Most smart phone users have Facebook on loaded to their phones. They chat, update status, and even like and comment through the Facebook versions. For them, this version is an absolute necessity. But the app takes up a lot of space. So it may slow your system down. This Facebook lite version known as Lite web app for Facebook is available for Android, while it is named friendly for iOS users. Get this app, and save some battery life.

Pintrest Lite

Most social media marketers would have this app on their phones. It is one of the best apps if they want to market their brands on the go. But this being an image based app, it takes up a lot of space. You may not want to use up so much space which might cause your battery life hindrance. Instead download the lite version of this app known as PinHog. Sadly this lite version of the app is only available for Android users. iOS users will need to wait for their turn with a lite version.

Twitter Lite

More users are Twitter based than any other social networking sites. You will see that Twitter handles are more popular, and that’s the first thing Tweeples across the world look out for. If you have Twitter, and it is quite important to you then you should ideally download the lite version. It has a clear interface and consumes very less battery life of your smart phone. The lite version is known as Tweedle in Android phones and Twitterific 5 for iOS devices

YouTube Lite

Many smart phone users love watching YouTube videos on the go. YouTube tends to take up a lot of space on the smart phones, and you may not be able to have the fastest smartphone if you intend on using this popular version of the app. YT movies is the smart lite app for YouTube. This app sends youtube clips to your media player. Currently the lite version is only available with Android. This lite version has limited options, and is available for $0.99

Email Lite

You can’t have a smart phone and not enjoy Emails, can you? This is the reason why you need a lite version to enjoy email apps without affecting battery life. The mail apps tend to destroy peace with the battery life. You can use Cloudmagic, a lite version of Email app which can consolidate all your Email accounts into one. It’s pretty smart, gives your phone a good battery life, and has an interesting interface. Worth trying!

So, get these lite apps, and save your phone’s battery life. After all deleting apps is not the only way out!

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Juned Ahmed is employed with IndianAppDevelopers.com leading mobile app developer company, he enjoy writing information about latest mobile technologies he has recently written a blog about StumbleUpon’s new Android UI design App.

Excellent Mobile App Development Solutions for Enterprise Apps

ImageSmart is the world that is spreading like a wild fire globally. Everyone wants everything to be smart. Right from their kitchen appliances to their automobiles, people desire for smart solutions for everything. When you are dealing with a smart life, you generally have a smart app that does all your work for you. While at an individual level having apps can solve all your troubles, is it the same when you are dealing with things at an enterprise level?

It is not really simple to involve in mobile app development at an enterprise level. You will find that you need to work on distributed technologies and multiple environments just to make sure you have attained the right software level. In case you are looking for mobile app development at an enterprise level then you need to avoid some major things and take into account some of the basic details. This way you will be able to develop the right mobile app for an enterprise.

ImageUser Experience is a Necessity

User experience is of utmost importance for enterprise mobile app development. You should always have the best possible user experience especially with regards to mobile apps. Right from form factor to usage of the app, everything should be taken into account. Intuitive apps are a must at enterprise levels, and so when you are creating mobile apps pay special attention to interface of the app. Make sure you plan the mobile first method of designing an app.

Sensors & Form Factors to be Included

It has become a necessity in the present enterprise level apps to include both sensors and form factor as part of the mobile app development. Let’s try and view the modern day mobile. What all does it include? It has 3G, LTE, camera, GPS, accelerometers, Bluetooth and WiFi. It’s time that you use all these sensors included in a mobile as part of the mobile app development. You can include all these features as part of your mobile app, and make it interesting and interactive for the user.

Mapping Third Party Apps

When you are involved with enterprise level mobile app development, you need to understand that you have to integrate the various popular apps as part of your business app in order to sustain the business app. Social networking apps involved with your basic business app should be interesting and interactive enough. Mapping traffic information or other relevant information would make your app interactive enough to the consumers. You can even have social media feeds to play an important role in your mobile app development process. Integrating with third party apps is always great.

Empowering Users of Mobile App

When you are planning on developing a mobile app at an enterprise level, you should consider thinking about your users and planning on something for them. While mobile apps at an enterprise level is all about business, it should also have something in it for the users. How empowered do the users feel when using this app is an important question that you must think of answering before you actually begin developing the app.

The mobile app should be productive and well planned. You should have an interestingly laid out app that would create the right essence and relation between you and your user. Even a small task that is minimized thanks to the app can become a success with the users. Considering something that helps the users for sure.

Real Time Enterprise Apps are Best

When you are dealing with enterprise level mobile app development, consider having a real time mobile app developed. You should always support and help the user real time. The interface should be real time and the experience should be good too. You could have apps that deal with logistics management, CRM or any other third party apps or software that would be intuitive and real time making your users feel like using them

Aping Consumer Apps is a Bad Idea

When you are going on with mobile app development for enterprise apps, make sure you don’t have a carbon copy of the consumer apps. It is always good to have a reference of the consumer app and try to get an idea of reference and other things from the app, but it is truly a bad idea to copy the whole app. Think about it.

About Author:

Juned Ahmed consultant and blogger at IndianAppDevelopers, he likes to share his idea on various technologies including mobile and web.