Monday, March 5, 2018

How to Become an Android App Developer?

As a fan of Android, you've probably always dreamed of becoming an app developer. However, same as everyone, you might not know exactly where to start because the process can be pretty confusing.

You're probably asking yourself what language you have to learn or what software you have to use in order to make the app you've always dreamt about. Well, for starters, you can start with the android developing kit "Android SDK".

This has everything you need in order to successfully develop an android app. These features included in the kit are:

- Debugger
- Libraries
- Tutorials
- Documentation
- Handset Emulator for QEMU
- Sample Code

That's about it, with these items you will be able to develop your first android app. However, these are not the only features included in the kit. Once you get more acquainted with it, you will find out more complex items in it.

First of all, after you bought the kit you will have to learn something about it. How can you do that? Go directly to tutorials, of course. In the tutorials you will learn everything about the kit, how to use it and how to finally develop your own android app. Once completed, you will be directed to your first project.

If you're somewhat familiar with Java, developing an Android app will come easier to you, because you use similar tools to the ones in Java apps. It will be challenging to write a code from scratch, same as with any games or apps. However, don't get discouraged and always go and check the tutorials for help.

What's more, you can go and check out the sample code to get a broad idea of what to do and what not to do.

If you are intending to go forward and do more android app development, the Android SDK is where you'd want to start, if you have no idea how to develop mobile games or just need a guiding hand. If you're experienced, just develop your app in Java and you should be able to easily adapt it to Android without much stress.

Of course, if you don't want to put any effort in your own app, there are always online softwares that can make your app on the spot, all you have to do is drag and drop your ideas and you're good to go!

However, for experience reasons, we suggest you try and make the code from scratch because you will have fun. It is fun to create something from scratch and especially for Android, where there are so many choices. The interesting thing about android app development is that even once it's on the market, you will be able to make live-changes to it, if needed, which is an amazing advantage when it comes down to app development.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Why People Uninstall Apps

Getting your idea developed into an app may be a struggle, but what is even harder is the user engagement. If you've already made a couple of apps, you'll see that most user uninstall the app the same day they install it and you may be asking yourself "Why?". Well, it's hard to make users install and keep your app installed for as long as possible.

It's hard for new-comers to make apps that satisfy the buyer. In fact, most apps don't get any kind of attention because they are outranked by apps made by big companies who usually rank in Top Ten.

There are all sorts of reasons people uninstall applications and if they do, it doesn't mean a bad thing and it doesn't mean there is a problem with your application. Some of the uninstalls may also be due to the little storage they have, there are many different kinds of reasons.

However, generally speaking, the apps that don't offer something unique, interesting or fun are usually the ones uninstalled first. If you're a user, you'll know that people who install apps scroll through all of them in order to find the one that suits their fits best as fast as possible.

Did you know that developers who listen to their clients are the best developers and will have the most success? 

If you're a developer, the question "How to reduce the uninstall rate?" may be haunting you. It's such a difficult question that it might not be answered. Or?

There isn't really an answer to rule them all, but rather a few different factors that usually make users uninstall applications, no matter what kind of apps they are.

- Many things to check/agree: If your application gives your users a lengthy form as soon as they install the app, then it is destined to fail. Try to keep it for when the user starts to show interest or completely remove it!

- Spamming for Ratings: Yet another horrible thing developers do which makes users uninstall the app as soon as possible. If you really want to ask for ratings, ask it once per week or don't ask at all, let the people decide!

- Suspicious about the data collected: Many apps, once installed ask things like "(App) wants to access your contact list", although it has virtually nothing to do with your contact list and it might make people suspicious about your application and make the uninstall it, so try to avoid that.

- Hard to Understand, Harder to Master: If the game is hard even for you (the developer) to understand, imagine the people who play it. This is the top reason as of why users uninstall apps. They are way to hard to understand! Try to make it as simple as possible and you might even have a chance to get to Top Ten!

These are the top four reasons people uninstall apps and although there may be several others, these are the ones that you should definitely consider while making your app.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Top Trending Apps in 2017

Did you know that there are over two million apps from which you can choose on both iPhone and Android? It can be really hard to pick an app that you like and that really helps you and with all the iPhone app developments as well as Androidapp developments going on, there will be many more apps too choose from!

There are apps fro editing photos, for entertainment and for games, which will be listed below as the top trending apps that were developed in 2017, so you should definitely check them out!

10. RunTasty

If you're a food enthusiast or just love food (who doesn't?), but you want to start eating healthier, RunTasy is for you. Although it has only 40+ recipes available which you can make with products which you surely have at home, it's very easy to navigate through it and find the perfect meal for you.

9. Pokemon: Magikarp Jump

You might've heard about the madness with Pokémon GO and how two million people started playing it the day it was released. Although Magikarp Jump is not the same thing, it's still an amazing stress reliever. It's a clicker game in which all you have to do is to jab your screen for eternity while you get rewards on different checkpoints.

8. Elder Scrolls: Legends

If you've been a fan of Skyrim, this app is the perfect place where you can get that nostalgia all over again. It's a card game, same as Hearthstone, however, this app divides its game into lanes that tell you whether your minions are safe or not.

7. Marvel: Color Your Own

If you're a fan or Marvel and love drawing, this is the perfect app for you. Even if you're a fan of DC, you can put our differences aside and download this app to have the amazing experience of coloring Ironman.

6. A Normal Lost Phone

This isn't a game of strategy. This is a game of morality and exactly what YOU would do with a lost phone. It gets you through so many questions that it might as well define your personality at the end of the game.
TL; DR: You find someone's lost phone and started scrolling through it and observe a weird interface. From there, you have a lot of choices to make.

5. Super Mario Run

Yet another game that caused discussions among the mobile gamers, because it is Nintendo's first mobile game and for a few days it was a killer, up until people just lost interest.

As the name suggests, you're Mario and you can compete with other Marios.

These are the top trending apps of 2017 which you should definitely check out! Games, entertainment and apps for work can be really helpful at some points, either for helping with stress or telling you what to do, when to do, mobile apps are something everyone needs nowadays! 

Monday, February 12, 2018

5 Steps to Hire a Professional Android App Development Company

I think we both know that a business can't be successful without a mobile app. It needs to have a mobile-friendly nature. The e-commerce industry is becoming bigger each day passing and mobile applications have really become a necessary thing. What's more, did you know that Android has the most apps made DAILY? Yeah, hundreds of apps are released on Google Play Store every day.

Let's say you have an idea, an idea about an app that could change the world, an app which you've always dreamt about. However, you don't know anything about developing an app and you can't find a good app development company that can complete your task.

There are hundreds of app development companies, but not so many pass the criteria we will list below.

This is your handy checklist; through which you should go every time you hire an app development company!

1. Read their portfolio.

Every app development company should have a pretty wide portfolio by now, unless they are new-comers. The thing about their portfolio that will interest you is that each company has a special page for the portfolio where all of their past projects are listed. You must be very careful when you're reading this page to see if they are experienced enough to do your project.

2. Note their references.

Companies would usually post referrals to their customers. You can note down their name and contact them in order to get more information. This is a very good way to get accurate information about that company from a customer who worked with them.

3. Check the costs.

You can even compare the costs between all of the companies you've found. Contact each company and ask them to give you an exact quote for your project. Don't always go for the lowest price because you want quality, so our advice is to go for the middle price. Usually you will overpay organizations that ask too much and that wouldn't be beneficial for you.

4. Go Slow

After thoroughly analyzing them, if you still have doubts regarding them, you can ask them to do a small project for you. Once you see the result and it meets your expectations, you can go for a long-term contract with that company

5. Their Design Time

Ask them for an estimation on how much your project would take. Don't accept fast projects nor long ones, because again, they will have low to medium quality. Make sure that they're doing the projects in a relatively fast time but of premium quality.

Great! Now that you've checked all of the things above, you should be ready to go with your app development company. Track their progress closely and always ask them for daily updates and samples so you can see how your app is evolving. These are the top five steps which you MUST follow in order to make sure you're signing with the best company possible!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Why Do Restaurants Need Apps?

We all know that the main reason people install apps is for their own entertainment. Nowadays we have a lot of tablets, all sorts of different phones and even smart watches. Apps can allow customers to search something while offline, to order something from a restaurant or to jut browse a menu.

After they had a lot of fun installing all sorts of crazy apps, the users have noticed that apps can also be useful and started using their phones to check the weather, for GPS, for sending emails and so on and so forth. Users have complete power over the apps. If they don't like an app, they could just uninstall it and it's done.

However, thanks to the usefulness of some apps, restaurants apps are on the rise. Why? Because more and more family businesses have noticed that they have to embrace technology and give their clients exactly what they want: information.

What if all you had to do was order the food from the comfort of your couch, and when you'd get to the restaurant everything was ready for you to eat? Skip the boring minutes, maybe hours of waiting for your food!

This is just one of the most important reasons why restaurants need apps. However, let's just check out each one.

1. Information. Just with a click, people can open their apps and scroll through the menu and decide upon what they want to eat and if the restaurant is what they want. It saves time for both customers and restaurant workers.

2. Save Money. From an owner's perspective, if you get an app for your restaurant, you won't have to spend so much money on your workers and you may even need less of them, a few waiters and the chefs!

3. Better Feedback. Users can directly give you feedback on your app on how you can improve your restaurant and you will find out that they will be more friendly online than offline! Yet another advantage for the owner of a restaurant.

4. No Confusions. Have you ever gone to a restaurant and found out that after you placed your order, the waiter forgot a couple of items? Well, with a restaurant app, everything will be written down by you, so there are no chances that you won't get a food item you've ordered!

5. Saving Time. As a user, you can just open the app of the restaurant you want to go to and you will see its menu, hence giving you a lot of time to think about what to order, saving time for you and for the waiters.

What's more, it not only saves time but the sooner you order the sooner your food comes!

There are countless advantages for both restaurant owners and users, so that's why Restaurants DEFINITELY need an app and to embrace technology. We are a professional mobiledevelopment company, so contact us today with your ideas and we will bring them to life!