How much time and money am I willing to spend on this project?
Who is the primary audience?
What does my client need?
With these three questions, it should be clear to you which platform to use. When in doubt, always ask your client what their preferences are–they can make the decision if you can’t decide.
If you’re still not sure, contact us for more information on mobile and web app development.
Following are two ways to protect yourself from malicious attacks through your mobile phone.
Installing Random Apps
Treat Your Phone As You Would Your Wallet
In many ways your phone is much more important to protect than your wallet. If your phone falls in the wrong hands, someone can easily install spyware without your knowledge. Allowing someone to access your phone is risky. Installation of an app takes under five minutes, opening a door into your life. Your phone is easily turned into an undetected video camera allowing anyone to watch you without your knowledge. A simple app is capable of recording your phone conversations and text messages. Even your deleted texts and photos are easily restored.
In the age of technology security is extremely vital. Privacy is easily infiltrated undetected. When deciding what type of technology to use with your business seek expert advice. Don’t leave your business or employees open to malicious attacks. Contact us today for consultation.
Smart watches like the Apple Watch and the Android Wear line contain additional sensors such as a heart rate monitor, accelerometer, GPS and a barometer. These sensors are most useful to fitness apps, however, one feature that is useful to any app are quick glance notifications. Smart watches are more convenient than a phone when checking for notifications. Developers can create small nuggets of actionable notifications that allow for quick replies and the freedom to not get bogged down reaching for the phone. This invaluable time saver is the perfect reason to develop a smart watch app as part of any mobile app development work.
Smart watches are expected to grow 18 percent in 2017 according to VentureBeat. Wearables are expanding in use and functionality and now is the time to add this critical segment of development to your app.
If you need additional information on selecting a development platform, feel free to contact us.
Over the past couple of years millennials have been going wild with Snapchat Lenses. This allows users to embellish their selfies with crazy sunglasses, wild eyes, animal ears or rainbow vomit. The company introduced “world” lenses in November of 2015 to allow these effects on photos of anything else, such as pets or coffee cups. Now, the newly launched World Lenses is an augmented reality filter that allows the user to put 3D images into photos of the real world. These elements behave as they actually exist, changing in size or perspective as you “move” around them.
According to techcrunch.com World Lenses is easy to use. Tap the screen to use the rear facing camera and scroll through options. Snapchat plans to regularly add new choices, but for now the user can choose from a cloud, a rainbow, mushrooms and more. Simply move the object to place it. World Lenses is not laid on top of the image, but incorporated into the environment, so the user can also “walk” around it to adjust the size, distance or angle.
World Lenses is often compared to Pokemon Go. This augmented reality game uses GPS to find virtual creatures in real world locations. World Lenses goes a step further in that developers have been able to learn from the glitches that plagued Pokemon Go and make World Lenses work more smoothly.
Apps are a great way to engage your customers. Incorporating the latest in new mobile tech makes your app both unique and practical, so please contact us for more information.
According to a survey of the top company executives, 80% of them see mobile technology as an integral part of their company’s future. Over half of them plan to increase their mobile presence this year; 15% of them will increase it by 20% or more.
It is understandable why many companies are turning to mobile technology. It allows employees to work anywhere in the world and at any time of the day. They do not have to be at the office in order to do their job and can get more work done. There seems to be no negatives to mobile technology. However, those negatives do exist.
First, a mobile device needs to have a mobile connection in order for it to work properly. Therefore, a company’s productivity relies directly on their network connectivity. This has become a problem for many businesses. Many IT departments are swamped with issues dealing with connectivity problems. What makes it worse is that they cannot figure out problem most of the time. There is no real answer to this problem than to increase a business’s network coverage.
Second, it is very difficult to protect mobile devices from threats. A hacker does not need a physical connection to a company’s system to steal from it anymore. He or she only has to be on the same mobile network. Cyberspace is an ever-changing battlefield where threats can appear out of no way and companies must find a way to deal with them quickly and efficiently.
If you are a company looking to increase your mobile presence, do not allow these things to scare you. Mobile technology is a great thing and you should use it. Just be mindful of connectivity issues and security. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.