Fooya: An App for Children to Choose Healthy Food

Fooya is a nutrition based mobile app available in Android and iOS for children to choose a healthier diet in a fun way.

Friendslearn, a US based medical technology company developed Fooya, which helps children in distinguishing healthy food from junk food through a 160-level game.

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In this game, children progress from one level to the other when they choose healthy options such as fruits, dairy products, grains and vegetables. But if they choose food items like soda they tend to lose points, put on weight and find it difficult to move forward.

At the end of each level, a nutritional chart lists the contents of each item consumed during the game for children between age three and 13.

A clinical trial conducted by Baylor College of Medicine, Texas shows that children who played Fooya choose healthier options for their diet.

As obesity is becoming a serious threat, educating children about nutrition is important as they tend to grasp it quickly at this young age and probability of them exercising healthy food options is higher.

The paid mobile app, costing ?600, was launched in India two months ago and clinical trials are going on in this.

The developers of the app are in talk with Doctors, Pharmaceutical Companies, Insurance Companies, Schools and Public Health sectors for taking the application further.

True Voter: A Mobile App to Help Voters find Wards, Booths

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) along with the State Election Commission has created an application which voters can use before the 2017 polls. The application called as True Voter, will help citizens find their electoral wards, polling booths and voter ID numbers.

The application is available for Android phone users and it is in the process of integrating the data,. It can be used by the first week of February while the elections are likely to be held in the second week of February.

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The BMC undertook the delimitation process during which boundaries of 90% of the existing 227 electoral wards were changed. In such a situation, when citizens are unsure of their wards, the application will be of benefit.

A Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping individual houses surveyed by BMC will also be integrated in this new application. The peripheral buildings have been integrated with the application for citizens to find their voting booths.

The civic body recently undertook the task of surveying the registered voters in the city. The aim of the survey was to bifurcate the electoral rolls.

As per the survey, Mumbai has 87 lakh registered voters in the city and another 3 lakh new voters were added to the list. The survey was taken as a precaution against allegations of bogus voters and duplication’s.

Aadhaar Payment App Set to Simplify Digital Payments

The government of India is now set to launch the Aadhaar Payment app which as the name suggests helps in Aadhaar linked digital payments.

The app was launched on 25th December and uses consumer’s Aadhaar card details and linked bank account details along with their biometric scans to authenticate transactions.

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Users no more need to download wallet apps as they can make transactions and s directly using their Aadhaar card number, with the help of Unified Payment Interface(UPI).

The Aadhaar Payment app has two sides to it, one is the merchants app, and the consumer app.

The consumer app is another form of a mobile wallet, which is linked to your Aadhaar card that can be used to make quick online transactions.

In the merchants app, the consumer doesn’t need to install that app on the phone to successfully make payments, like how you need it right now in case of mobile wallets like Paytm, Mobikwik, Freecharge etc.

All that a merchant would need to do is to work on an Android smart phone and a biometric scanner.

When a consumer makes , they would just require to share their Aadhaar card detail, which would automatically list their linked bank account, and choosing the favoured bank account will process the payment from that particular bank. Further authentications are done through biometric scans.

The app aims to eliminate fee payments for service providers like card companies such as Master card or Visa. This can help people switching to digital payment, making it affordable for even merchants in remote villages.

Paytm, India’s Largest Mobile Wallet App, Pulled Down From App Store

Due to some technical issues, India’s largest mobile wallet app, Paytm disappeared from the iOS App Store.

They made an update for the app which needs the approval of apple, company says.

This disappearance has baffled many. Every update made on iPad and iPhone apps needs approval from the Apple. But at the same time, paytm’s old version is still available on the app store.

Paytm, India's Largest Mobile Wallet App, Pulled Down From App Store

Paytm, is seamlessly working on Android and web platforms and has seen a remarkable growth in the past 40 days. It has more than 170 million registered users.

Due to demonetization happened last month, most of the people are using mobile wallet apps and other e-payment solutions for the payment.

How to Build an App from Scratch [For Mobile App Entrepreneurs]

We thought it would be terminators, or rogue agents (Agent Smith) who would take over the world. But, it’s mobile apps that have taken over the world. What’s more – they are not half as menacing as sci-fi movies made us believe.

Looking at the success stories of apps such as Prisma, Snapchat, etc.. it might be enticing to jump into the app development playground. But there is a horde of questions to be answered before you even touch the drawing board.

You would want to know

  • Answers to a few questions you have in your mind regarding the business viability and implementation of your app.
  • Whether you should choose between iOS/Android as the platform of your choice or go for both
  • If you should choose a mobile app development company or a freelancer
  • How you can find the best app development company or the best freelancer
  • You might even want to know the basics of app development.

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As you read on, you would be able to know about all these. Also, if there are more aspects you would like to know about, you can let us know in the comment section.

6 Questions to Ask Yourself before Getting into Mobile App Development


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1. Is there a market for your app?

Is there really a demand for the kind of app you want to develop? If you have an idea for a possibly ground-breaking iPhone app then a quick search through tools like Apptrace or Appstatistics will tell you if there are any established competitors in the market. If you do not find any noteworthy competitors then you are probably in murky waters as far as your target market is concerned.

2. What is the launch plan for your app?

App development is only half the job and is the easiest part of your goal. Today, to establish your iPhone app in the market you need a concrete social media marketing strategy. Locating possible users and reaching out to them is a sure-shot way of getting the first few 100 downloads from the App Store. If you plan to market through Facebook or other online mediums you need to know the user persona, which brings us to our next question.

3. What is your app’s target user profile?

A user profile is a detailed analysis of the behaviour patterns, gender and preferences and it dictates how users will behave inside your app. Your iPhone app development strategy should reflect this profile so that the outcome is a product that is desired by your chosen demographic subset.

4. Monetization strategy for the app?

Less than one percent of all developed iPhone apps are profitable. Even if your app is available for free you should have a strategy to monetize it by other means in the long term. Including add-on features or “unlockables” are some ways of doing this. Advertising is the most commonly used technique for earning revenue from the App Store.

5. Are you familiar with App Store’s guidelines?

Apple’s App Store is extremely popular and has very strict guidelines when it comes to bugs, privacy or plagiarism. 24% of new submissions are rejected from the iPhone App Store because the apps ask for sensitive user data but do not include a privacy policy. When your app is submitted for review it is judged based on content, design, code and thoroughly analysed for crashes or bugs. Head over to the Apple Review Guidelines  page to learn more.

6. Why do you want an app?

This is probably the most important question of all and should be visited regularly. A great idea and good programming skills are not strong reasons to build an app. Without a marketing strategy and a target market analysis you don’t have enough resources to justify developing an app. Sure, an app will build your brand’s recognition and customer engagement and might even generate additional sales but all that will happen only after an app is developed for the right purpose keeping the correct goals in mind.

There might be one more question – a business defining one at that

Should I Choose iOS Or Android App Development?


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There comes a time in every app entrepreneur’s life when a choice has to be made between developing on one platform or another. Like anything in life, Android and iPhone development have their pros and cons and at times the decision to choose between them can be so difficult that the real loser would be the app entrepreneur.

A common point of debate is that Android is highly accessible and developing an Android app offers good market penetration. iPhone apps, on the other hand have been around for much longer than Android and Apple has used data collected over more than a decade to define industry-changing guidelines regarding user experience.

So the obvious question is: why not develop on both platforms? For starters, it isn’t as simple as copy-pasting code from Android to iPhone or vice versa. There are several design guidelines and coding principles which inhibit the easy development of cross-platform apps.

Here is a comparison between Android and iPhone app development for those of you who are trying to decide which platform to use for your app. We have developed a comparison based on commonly debated points when developing any mobile app whether Android or iPhone. This list should help you decide which of the two platforms would be more suitable for your mobile app.

Development Platforms

To begin Android or iPhone app development you need the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for both platforms – Xcode for iPhone and Android Studio for Android. Xcode has dependencies on some other programs such as Cocoa Touch, which assists in building UI elements.

Differences in development time and cost

One factor which differentiates Android and iPhone apps is the development time. A study done by Infinum on six of their own cross-platform apps shows that development time for Android apps is, on average, 30 percent longer than iPhone apps. This is partly due to the fact that Android apps require more code because they use Java and also because Android emulators are slower than iOS simulators. As a direct consequence of higher development times, development costs for Android apps are also higher – almost 40 percent higher than iPhone apps.

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 Disparities Arising from a Fragmented User Base

Android’s large market share has a drawback: its users are spread over several countries and each demographic has its own income levels, technology restrictions and language barriers. This translates into limited availability of high-end smart phones in second and third world countries. If you develop an Android app then you have to cater to varying hardware and software, screen resolutions, aspect ratios, graphics processors and a host of other factors. Adding to the problem is the fact that more than 70 percent of Android users don’t have the latest version of the operating system.

Taking care to ensure compatibility across multiple devices is an entire project in itself and this is a major reason for the higher development time and cost of Android apps. Future support and updates are also equally affected by fragmentation.


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Apple products on the other hand are largely immune to this problem. Only 3 types of Apple devices exist – Mac, iPhone and iPad. iOS users are also quick to upgrade to the latest version. More than 80 percent of iOS devices run the latest operating system.

Publishing and Restrictions – The Guidelines Can be a Game Changer

Apple has strict guidelines when it comes to what an app can and cannot do. iOS and Android provide similar levels of flexibility with firmware components but Apple is much more stringent while checking apps submitted to the App Store. Android offers access to a lot of internal workings which allows the creation of popular utility and customization apps.

When it comes to publishing, Apple’s App Store is tricky to deal with. First of all, an annual fee of $99 is incurred so that your apps can be tested before they are published. Apple thoroughly checks the app for originality, content and design and conducts tests for bugs and crashes over a period of seven days. Even after this there is a good chance that your app may be rejected.


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Google’s Play Store is very straight forward – it requires a one-time payment of $25 and your app can be live within a few hours of submission. App Store’s guidelines help to ensure uniformity and good quality but we feel that Play Store’s flexible guidelines promote more creativity.

Understand the Profit Potential

Undoubtedly, there are many more smartphones running Android than iOS but the following report from App Annie shows that iPhone apps bring in almost 75 percent more revenue than Android apps.


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This can be attributed to the fact that iPhone users are generally situated in developed countries andare highly educated and have higher incomes than Android users. The average iPhone user makes $85,000 per year whereas the average Android user makes $61,000 per year. This does not mean that Android users are poor, it only implies that iPhone users are more willing to spend money on apps than Android users.

Narrow Down Your Target Demographic

Before you develop an Android or iPhone app, ask yourself: is your app going to be popular among people in developed nations or will it appeal to countries in, for example, South-East Asia. The prevalence of Android in second and third world countries means that apps targeted towards Android users are sure to be successful. This does not mean that iPhone apps will not work; rather they will not be as popular as the Android version of your app simply because not many people use iPhones in these countries.

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Assess Your Intended User Experience Regardless of functionality or complexity or even usability, an app that offers good user experience has much higher chances of being a success than an app that is well coded and well designed but offers poor user experience. Apple has more than a decade of experience in UX design – the iTunes library has been operational since 2000 and ever since it was opened, customers have used it to buy music. The data and statistics from the iTunes Library were carried over to the App Store in 2008 and resulted in an online marketplace which was easy to navigate and apps which offered consistent user experience. Apple was also ahead of its time in coding complex algorithms for ranking apps – they were ranked based on total downloads, recent download volumes, and possibly active users among many other factors.

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Play Store’s user experience has been catching up steadily but is nowhere near as good as Apple’s. The availability of multiple stores like Google Play, Amazon App Store and other independent stores has caused an inconsistency in rankings, reviews and even app designs – this has affected the user experience of Android apps on the whole. We recommend that UX design should be near the top of your list of priorities when developing a new app.


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No matter which platform you decide to use for your app, keep in mind that developing an Android or iPhone app is more than just writing code – it involves designing, coding the UI, user experience design, and documentation. All of these have to be linked and well coordinated to achieve a good mobile app.

If you have clear cut answers to all the 7 questions, the next step is to find a developer. Instead of learning how to code, you might want to find the right developer. You can either choose a freelance developer or an app development company

Reasons to Choose a Mobile App Development Company Rather Than A Freelance Developer

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As every coin has its two sides. Hiring a freelancer over an App Development company may result in a decrease in costs but may certainly increase in risks. A freelancer can clearly not meet all the needs nor can fill in all the roles.

Here are some advantages of hiring a Mobile App Development company rather than a Freelance Developer:

1) Expertise under one roof: An app development company will have a workforce with various talents than a freelancer who cannot possibly be good in all fields. A company will have the experience and expertise working with a multitude of clients. They can also offer everything that requires a top-level mobile app right from the concept to market launch.

2) Design and Development: Giving out the perfect design with the right functions is undoubtedly the hardest challenge in any app project. Designers and developers work together to deliver the best-in-class results in the quickest time within a company than a freelancer. But even if you somehow manage to find a freelancer, and fail to find the equivalent level of expertise on the design side, your project may not yield a viable end product.

3) Client support: A company would have a dedicated network of customer support staff which can help you in all queries. They would also provide various post launch services to its clients. However, a freelancer may not be able to provide any such services as they are operating alone.

4) Communication matters: With different professionals handling different departments, a firm has a better organizational structure. They can provide you with real-time updates and timely solutions to all your problems. This helps you to collaborate on your project easily.

5) Project Estimate: Another factor to consider is that a firm may be more willing to enter into a fixed-price contract compared to a freelancer. Agencies’ collective experience makes them better at accurately estimating the costs of all stages of your project from the beginning. As they may cost more, there should be less chance of cost overruns in the project.

The above features will definitely help you in knowing and understanding why to hire app development companies over freelancers. It has become extremely challenging to build a mobile app and announcing it as a success in this competitive market. Hence, it’s recommended to keep your end-users in mind before choosing a company or a freelancer to start your app creation journey!

Tips To Find The Right Mobile App Development Company


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The mobile era is upon us. According to Gartner Inc., the market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster by the end of 2017. Following this trend, mobile app development companies in India have seen booming business in the last five years.

If you have an idea for a mobile app then now is the time to unleash it and increase the reach of your brand. If your budget permits, you should hire a mobile app development company to create your dream app. A specialised workforce, detailed documentation,and dedicated post-launch support are just some of the benefits of working with a professional organisation.

However, selecting the correct organisation is critical to the success of your mobile app and given the market saturation of mobile app development companies in India; this is a painstaking choice to make. We understand this and have compiled a list of pointers to help you select the correct company for developing your app.

Know The Features Of Your App

In order to enlist a mobile app development company in India, you first need to know what your customers would want from the app. Some preliminary questions to ask yourself:

  • What do you want to accomplish by developing the app?
  • What features will your app provide to customers?
  • How will the app relate to your brand or business?
  • How will you monetize the app?

Establish A Budget

Adding tons of features to your app is one thing, but having the budget to develop those features is a completely different matter. There are no definitive rules for deriving the “cost per feature” so the best way to determine your budget is to talk with an expert.

Small mobile app development companies in India will work with lower budgets but the chances poor quality or missed deadlines will be high. Larger companies will be able to offer more consistent quality, but at higher prices.

As a general rule, app quality is proportional to your budget, however the quality difference between a $100,000 and a $200,000 company is less than the difference between a $10,000 and a $50,000 company.

Send RFPs To Multiple Vendors

RFP is a Request For Proposal which is sent to mobile app development companies. It outlines the requirements of your app and all the features it would need. A company will typically analyze your RFP and come up with a brief document describing how they would tackle the project and approximate costs of various modules.

RFP will also help you with short listing companies as well as getting a different perspective on t the features in your app.

Client Portfolio

After receiving costing quotes from different vendors you should have a good idea about which ones you can work with. To further narrow down the list, you should request a client portfolio from each company. Many companies display a list of their most recent or most notable clients on their website.

Contact the clients to learn about the quality of work, communication and adherence to deadlines.

While this is a good way to gain a deeper understanding of the company, keep in mind that companies will not share information about clients who had bad experiences with them.

Where Is The Operations/Development Team Located?

If you are constrained by a small budget then you may have to opt for smaller mobile app development companies but, one thing to keep in mind is the location of the organisation’s operations /development team.

Some companies are not very transparent and outsource your app’s development work to freelancer. If this happens then the standard of work will be inconsistent and unreliable since the company has no control over their resources.

Tip: Look for a company that has its own resources for coding, UI, UX, quality, and testing.

Development Workflow And Documentation

Documentation is one of the most under-rated and overlooked modules while developing a mobile app in India.

A well documented project has better chances of being rolled out on time because all the requirements are clear from the start. Post-launch support is also simplified because all the required information is in one place.

If the shortlisted companies don’t give emphasis to proper documentation procedures then you can safely rule them out of the picture.

Looks For a Lasting Relationship

Post-launch support is very important to the success of an app. Many apps fail after being launched because customer feedback could not be used to modify existing features or add new ones.

Hire a mobile app development company which has experience in your line of business and is ready to sign a long-term contract. a strong and long relationship with an organisation will pay off in the long run.

Tip: Unlike freelancers, mobile app development companies can take the leading role in shaping your app. The abundance of specialised employees means that good advice is always available.

With the pointers we have listed, you should be able to find a mobile app development company in India suited to your business.


Why Choose A Freelance Developer Over A

Mobile App Development Company


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There are several advantages of distributing your work but the task of choosing between a development company and a freelance developer is cumbersome and requires careful analysis. Budding entrepreneurs and inexperienced companies have a short period of time to establish their name in the market and the results of a poorly chosen developer can be potentially catastrophic.

If you are cash strapped then a freelance developer or a group of freelancers might be your best bet. However, a small budget isn’t the only advantage when it comes to freelance developers. Here are some more reasons to choose a freelance developer over a mobile app development company in India.

Freelancers have experience from multiple industries. Good freelance developers look for work which adds value to their portfolio and in order to do this, they find work from multiple industries. When you hire a freelance developer you get the advantage of expert opinion gathered from many sources over several years of freelancing.

Freelancers reduce the cost of your project. It goes without saying that you do not need to pay for a freelance developer’s Provident Fund or medical insurance. The employees of a development company, on the other hand, require these benefits. Minor costs like these increase the overheads which you will incur when hiring a mobile development company in India. Another factor which reduces cost is that there is no notice period or transition period when terminating a contract with a freelance developer.

Freelancers don’t organize endless meetings. a freelance developer can avoid the hassle of setting up meetings and juggling schedules of the employees in a development company. With freelance developers, you can assign a quantum of work and check on progress occasionally as opposed to weekly meetings with development companies. The time saved in this way can be invested in other app related activities such as marketing and branding.

Freelancers don’t have rigid corporate rules to adhere to. Freelance developers come with the added flexibility of not being restricted by a brand manual or a set of corporate ethics. They are not confined to any regulations except their own and this is more often than not to your advantage. Many freelance developers will put in a few hours of work on weekends as well – something almost unheard of in the corporate world.

Freelancers don’t engage in office politics. If you work in a small-scale mobile app development company then this may not seem like a very important point but if you are an executive in a corporate company, you have probably experienced how office politics can delay projects and be detrimental to productivity. A freelance developer, no matter how senior or experienced, is not directly involved with the employees of your company and is not limited by personal agendas that employees of your organization may have.

Freelancers like direct forms of communication. A mobile development company in India or anywhere in the world has a well defined hierarchy of individuals and communication will always flow to and fro along that hierarchy. Admittedly, this has its advantage in filtering information passed on to third parties but it also increases the time it takes for a point to be put across. Freelance developers can communicate directly and no time is lost in relaying information to and from both parties.

Given the large number of freelance developers out there, many points have to be considered before you hire the right person for the job. If you are new to the freelance outsourcing world then the road will be rough but eventually you will find that working with freelance developers can be very cost effective and time saving while ensuring good quality.

Tips To Find The Right Freelance Developer

For Your App Venture

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A lot can happen between the planning and execution of your mobile app idea but the one thing that can make or break your app venture is choosing the right developer.

Hiring a mobile app development company in India is not always feasible for new entrepreneurs

A more lucrative option is to choose a freelance developer but here’s the flip side – an incorrect choice can turn out to be very expensive in the long run.

Choosing the correct freelance developer for your app venture involves more than just finding good skills and low prices. A lot of factors go into deciding who to hire so we have put together a list of things you should consider before getting started.

Filter Spam Applicants

Compounding the problem of choosing the right developer is the fact that a lot of the applicants are likely to be inexperienced, inefficient, or both. Many new comers bulk apply for jobs without bothering to read the requirements of different projects.

There is a very clever way of filtering spammers: include a small paragraph at the end or in the middle of your listing and write something like, “If you have read all of the requirements then send me a message that begins with the words mobile app development in India” or something on these lines.

If an applicant fails to follow simple directions and doesn’t pay attention to detail, you can safely filter them out.

Communication and Portfolio

Nothing can harm your mobile app venture more than poor communication with your developer. If you can’t communicate ideas clearly then a lot of time will be spent in rework which will eventually drive up the cost of your mobile app venture.

To get over this problem, establish a means of communication with your candidates – Skype, email or phone call – and interview them while requesting them to share their portfolios.

Ideally, you should look for a developer who has created apps similar to what you have in mind although this is not a hard and fast rule. Game developers can also create applications.

Search In Colleges

One of the best places to look for freelance developers is a college. This may sound counter-intuitive because educational institutions can hardly offer experienced candidates but chances are that you will find standout developers in the multitude of students.

Good colleges are hotspots for mobile app development companies in India because of the fresh talent they offer. Colleges teach students to think creatively so even if you don’t end up with a developer, you will get several valuable insights into your own app from a lot of different perspectives.

Find A Developer Interested In The Business

The success of an app can often come down to the developer’s interest in the business or idea you are projecting.

Mobile app development companies in India have employees with specialisations in different fields so finding the right person for the job is not difficult. But if you are hiring a freelance developer for your app venture then you need to go the extra mile to ensure the correct fit between your business and the developer’s profile.

An interested developer is likely to give creative inputs and insights from experience with similar apps. A free-thinking developer is much more valuable than a skilled coder.

Tip: a lot of apps need support even after being launched so it is a good idea to hire someone who is ready for a long term contract rather than just the development of your app.

Review their Code Samples

Many freelancers have been known to copy-paste stock code obtained from public websites like Android or iPhone forums.

In order to catch this, you need to ask your candidates for sample codes and get them reviewed by your contacts or at an online portal. While this doesn’t guarantee that a good app will be developed, it does guarantee originality and imagination.

Download Apps That Candidates Have Worked On

By now your list should be quite short and choosing your developer won’t be very difficult. This final test should help you select the final few who are fit for the job.

Just like the websites of mobile app development companies in India, freelance developers should give you a brief introduction to apps that they have worked on. A credible freelance developer should readily give you information about their previous work, including the contact details of their clients.

Ask for the names of apps that your candidates have worked on, download them and judge the apps based on the following criteria:

  • Average rating of the app.
  • Reviews of the app – also check negative reviews.
  • Is the app quick to load?
  • How smooth are page interactions?
  • Check the resolution and aspect ratio on different devices.
  • How pleased are you with the UI/UX?

By the time you are done with this list we hope that you have narrowed your search down to a few candidates. From there on it should only be a matter of negotiating prices and signing contracts. Play your cards right and you will bag a good developer at a good price.

 Online Resources For Beginners To Do

Mobile App Development


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Instead of hiring a freelancer or a mobile app development company, you might want to build an app on your own. Or, at least to know the intricate nature of app development just for the sake of better management. In that case, there are numerous online resources available for you.

Mobile app development is based on the principles of traditional programming languages like C and Java so people who have prior programming knowledge find that app development is easy to understand. On the contrary, new tools like Apple’s Swift programming language are gaining popularity rapidly because of their gradual learning curve and ease of use.

Non-technical folks have no reason to lose heart because the popularity of mobile app development means that there is no shortage of paid as well as free courses which impart knowledge about basic programming as well as advanced concepts. If you’re hoping to add value to a mobile app development company in India, you’re just a few clicks away from in-demand skills.

To help you get started with mobile app development in India, we have compiled a list of online resources which will aid beginners on their way to becoming mobile app programming gurus. The nature of mobile app development is such that basics can be mastered very quickly and once you are comfortable with developing apps like flashlights and small games, bigger goals can be achieved steadily.

Here is a collection of online resources, both paid and free, to help get you started on the road to mobile app development:

How to Build Your App from Scratch for Mobile Apps Entrepreneurs Android is among the top two most popular mobile app programming platforms so the first place you should check is Android’s own website. It is one of the best resources out there when it comes to the how-to of Android development. The employees at Google have ensured that there is a lot of material for beginners to learn everything from setting up development environments to cloud-based services.

How to Build Your App from Scratch for Mobile Apps Entrepreneurs

Codecademy. Codecademy is one of the older, more established websites that is directed towards teaching novices how to code. It has many hands-on tutorials for languages like HTML, JavaScript and Python although it doesn’t directly teach you mobile app development. Its resources will come in handy if you have no experience at all when it comes to coding and you can use other resources to gradually pick up knowledge about mobile app programming.

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Alison. Alison is another great website which offers tutorials and certified diploma courses in a vast variety of domains from business skills to programming languages. The app development tutorials have good and consistent ratings and courses for both Android and iOS are available. For example, in order to explain iOS app development, the website first teaches Objective C and then explains how it is used to develop iOS apps. Advanced material includes learning to use multi-touch functionalities as well as the accelerometer.


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Learning Tree. Learning tree is an extensive website and it offers courses in a range of subjects from web development and mobile app development to advanced programming techniques. Android as well as iOS development techniques are covered and an introduction to Swift programming language is also available. Swift is largely becoming a popular choice among iOS app developers so we highly recommend learning it from this website.

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Vogella. Vogella provides a wide variety of free Android tutorials for coders of all skill levels. The tutorials are detailed and arranged in a tree format so that individual topics can be found under their corresponding headings. Each tutorial is indexed so it becomes easy for you to navigate directly to your choice of topic. The website also gives links to external resources wherever needed.

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Coursera. Coursera offers tried and tested tutorials for both Android as well iOS app development. It covers topics like user-facing applications, middleware and cloud-based services. The courses are paid as well as free depending on their complexity and duration. The only drawback is that you do not get a certificate for completing the course unlike some other websites.

How to Build Your App from Scratch for Mobile Apps Entrepreneurs

Stack Overflow. Stack Overflow is an open, free, and language-independent question and answer website for programmers. It features several forums where topics about beginner to expert level programming are discussed. Although it does not offer tutorials, its wide selection of extensively discussed topics ensure that any and all questions you may have are answered.

We hope this list helps you find the resources you are looking for to build your own app or to get started with mobile app development. It is an exciting and competitive field so be sure to give it your best shot.

New Mobile App To Make Users Understand GST

Yesterday, Tally Solutions Private Limited announced the launch of its GST mobile app helping users to understand about GST.

This app is a good medium to provide information about Goods and Services Tax for businesses.

New Mobile App To Make Users Understand GST

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Recently, Tally is qualified as a Provider of GST by the GSTN network and also team up with the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) to guide the Trading community on GST.

In addition to this, they also published a blog to provide latest updates about GST. And also conducted 170 events all over the world with several partners for GST awareness.

This is available on Android and iOS.

Cops Begins Tracing Crime with Mobile App in Mohali

Mohali district police has started using mobile apps to trace stolen vehicles. This app is designed specially by police force to trace such vehicles.

District police formed 5 teams of cops to trace the suspects. The members of this team are from the Criminal Investigation Agency (CIA). They are working in the major towns of the district such as Zirakpur, Kharar, Derabassi, Kurali and Mohali city.

This app can be downloaded only by the police force.

Cops are required to download the app on their smart phone as it will help to trace the stolen vehicles.
This app is connected with the National Crime Records Bureau and the state transport department as they have the complete records of the stolen vehicles.

Cops Begins Tracing Crime with Mobile App in Mohali

How Costly Is It To Develop an Android App?

Technology is ruling the world like never before. In this era, you will see various brands boasting about their apps in every direction. Many others are busy marketing about their upcoming app. Customers are glued to mobiles devices all the time, exploring new apps each day. If you are going in the same direction and thinking of developing an Android app for your business or startup, you need to know all about app development costs and investment.

Here is a guide which will give you enough information related to the cost of an app development.

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1. A lot goes into the business model

The right business model helps a lot in fetching revenue. Thus, this is the main step which takes up a comparable amount of your budget. Your expense highly depends on the way you want to launch your app and the way you want your customers to connect with it. You might have to shell out some more bucks if you are in for some full-blown e-commerce experience.

2. Android – the costlier platform to develop apps

It is rightly said that, developing an iOS app costs much less than Android. Reason being, iOS apps are quicker to develop as well as does not require more of build cost. While on the other hand, if you have chosen Android app, then be ready to have more amount in hand.

Android also has a wider penetration in the market and targets a huge number of users, which makes the development costlier. Again this depends on the area where you are launching your app.

3. Let’s go into the app type and functionality details

With all the background set, it is now time to actually spend time and money on actual development and building of the app. The type of app and the functionalities you want to include will be the deciding factor for your budget.

There is no end to how dynamic an app can be. For instance, there are dynamic apps which are connected to a website to retrieve information. Other than this, there are game apps which demand more time and investment. They are the most expensive ones due to tonnes of functionalities they have.

4. Investing in design is also important for an impact on customers

Although functionality is the major focus most of the time, you need to give importance to design as well. The design is indeed the first impression. Thus, catchy icon, vibrant colors and other such factors makes an app a success. If you really want a compelling design, you should be prepared to invest some serious cash on a design team which will come up with the best design depending on your product.

Investing in design is not necessary all the time. If your focus is only a bunch of audience, then investing in design won’t fetch you much profit. But if you are aiming at a wider audience and market, then you need to compete well and make sure there is no compromise on design.

5. Is it a freelancer or an agency who will develop your app?

This aspect is to be decided when you are preparing the business model. For each type of developer, there are several benefits. If your budget is low, a freelancer will easily fit into your budget. But a freelancer might or might not be skilled well. Chances are he might take more than required time. So there’s always a risk here.

While on the other hand, big agencies come with a heap of experience. They always stay upto the reputation of their brand, hence their work is always good. Major issue again is the high cost which might go beyond your budget.

Thus, there is no such fixed cost for any type of app you intend to develop on Android platform. But the above factors are the major ones which contribute to the budget of you app.

Homeowner Stops A Thief with Mobile App!

A South Bay man noticed a woman on his porch looking for a spare key. Suddenly homeowner asked her “Hello, Can I help you?”

This made her shocked, and she realized that the security system kept in the home can not only see her but also can talk to her.

Homeowner Stops A Thief with Mobile App!

Security systems with real-time video monitoring and two-way communication connected to your smart phone is really useful for you.

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Homeowner Stops A Thief with Mobile App!

The homeowner also posted the video caught on camera to avoid it in the future.

Thomas said that this might be the 3rd or 4th house he/she did this.

He also said may be he/she committed crime somewhere, this will strengthen our case.

Homeowner Stops A Thief with Mobile App!

Tips to Choose the Best Mobile App Developer

Finding an App Developer isn’t a risky task these days. But, finding the right one for your business can be tough and tricky. So, if you are looking for the perfect mobile app developer, here are a few tips to choose the best one around to create great apps for your users.

Evaluate the Portfolio: It’s important to find examples and check the previous apps they have developed in the case of both Android and iOS App Development. Analyze the quality of the product at App Store, Google Play or BlackBerry App World. Read reviews and feedback on the app which will help you to scrutinize the developer’s potential.

Check Client References: Taking a look at the past projects and clients can help to hire the best developer. Professional Android and iOS developers will always be ready to share their customer portfolio. You can call up some of the clients and check with them about different aspects such as communication, work quality, turnaround time etc. This way, you would be able to identify developers who can enhance your business incredibly.

Focus on Quality, Innovation and good Features: When a developer is hired, make sure you find out things like how innovative they are. Some developers would add on to your original idea and present your app much better than you envisioned. They would maintain certain standards for the best user experience and also add latest trending features that are relevant to your business.

Updated Development Process and Excellent Communication Skills: A professional mobile app developer should be updated on Mobile App Development Services and have good communication skills. Only with the right communication can your ideas materialize as splendid creations. Exchanging ideas, thoughts, knowledge and experience can boost the efficiency and quality of your app.

Don’t let price drive you away: Going for a low price can end up with cheap final product. As we know, app development is quite costly in long run but it’s better to develop a fair bit of idea on the cost charged by a professional developer to get the expected product.

Make design the top priority: The looks of an app or website is as important as how it works. Go for developers who can add value to the usability and focus on the right aspects of your business and ideas so that you can beat the pants off highly functional and rated apps at App store.

There is no foretelling when it comes to choosing a mobile app developer but hopefully, these tips can help you significantly increase the probability to choose the right one!