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Current Trends And Future Prospects Of The Mobile App Market

Montag, 20. Februar 2017 13:37




 


 

The mobile app market is growing faster than a beanstalk. The industry is huge and growing daily, and there is no end in sight. Expectedly, the mobile developer population has boomed, and the number of mobile apps in the market has hit new heights. The revenue generated by the global mobile app industry has skyrocketed.

Current Trends And Future Prospects Of The Mobile App Market

Hybrid monetization models, such as in-app ads and in-app purchases, are quickly gaining popularity in the business world. Most studies show that in-app advertising is set to be a key driver of mobile growth over the coming years (see Statista’s, IHS Markit’s and Forbes’s reports).

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Mobile-First Is Just Not Good Enough: Meet Journey-Driven Design

Donnerstag, 2. Februar 2017 14:36

 

 

In a recent sales meeting for a prospective healthcare client, our team at Mad*Pow found ourselves answering an all-too-familiar question. We had covered…

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App Development Showdown: Why You Should Care About Revisiting The Native Vs. Hybrid Debate In 2016

Dienstag, 20. Dezember 2016 13:09




 


 

Back in 2007, the world met the iPhone for the very first time. After Apple’s product debut, it took less than six months for work to begin on PhoneGap, which would become one of the first and most adopted frameworks for hybrid mobile app development — that is, for apps written simultaneously for multiple platforms using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, rather than coded in native languages.

App Development Showdown: Why You Should Care About Revisiting The Native Vs. Hybrid Debate In 2016

When compared with the prospect of learning an entirely new language and development environment in order to program iOS (and soon Android) apps, the appeal of this type of development to the already huge population of web developers in the world was palpable.

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How To Build A SpriteKit Game In Swift 3 (Part 3)

Dienstag, 13. Dezember 2016 12:11

 

 

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create a SpriteKit game? Do buttons seem like a bigger task than they should be? Ever wonder how to persist setti…

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Hot To Build A SpriteKit Game In Swift 3 (Part 2)

Dienstag, 6. Dezember 2016 10:23

 

 

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create a SpriteKit game? Does collision detection seem like a daunting task? Do you want to know how to properly …

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How To Build A SpriteKit Game In Swift 3 (Part 1)

Dienstag, 29. November 2016 14:05

 

 

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create a SpriteKit game from beginning to beta? Does developing a physics-based game seem daunting? Game-making h…

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The Thumb Zone: Designing For Mobile Users

Montag, 19. September 2016 10:28

 

 

If there is one thing that will stand the test of time, it’s thumb placement on mobile devices. This makes consideration of the „thumb zone“, a term coin…

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Diverse Test-Automation Frameworks For React Native Apps

Mittwoch, 24. August 2016 9:15




 


 

The bar is set high for today’s mobile apps. First, apps must meet the standard of quality that app markets expect. Secondly, mobile app users are very demanding. Plenty of alternatives are available to download, so users will not tolerate a buggy app.

Diverse Test-Automation Options For React Native Apps

Because mobile apps have become such a crucial part of people’s lives, users won’t be shy about sharing their love or hate for an app — and that feedback gets in front of millions of users in seconds.

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Cross-Platform Native Apps With A Single Code Set Using Telerik NativeScript

Freitag, 29. Juli 2016 10:46




 


 

Mobile applications are now a critical part of most enterprises, and there are many ways to create them, but what are the differences between these options and how do you choose between them? Do you choose to create native applications as Google and Apple intend? Do you choose to develop a mobile web hybrid application? Or do you find a middle ground?

Cross-Platform Native Apps With A Single Code Set Using Telerik NativeScript

We’re going to look at some of the common problems with developing mobile applications, both native and hybrid, and how NativeScript by Telerik fills the gap. We’ll proceed to develop a NativeScript Android and iOS application from scratch (using the supplied source code), and then convert the same application to use the bleeding-edge Angular 2 JavaScript framework.

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The Making Of Melody Jams

Dienstag, 24. Mai 2016 13:01


  

After months of hard work, I’ve finally gotten my side project, Melody Jams, into the App Store. It’s been quite the adventure, and I’m thrilled to see it in the store. Seeing it live makes me reflect on the process that got us there: our failures and successes, some of the crazy stuff we figured out and what our hopes and dreams are.

The Making Of Melody Jams

To give you some context, I worked with five other people completely remotely. Most of us still haven’t met in real life. In spite of that, we designed, programmed, animated and submitted the app in four months. It works on iPhone 4s through iPhone 6s+ and iPad 2 through iPad Pro. We also tested it with over 30 kids, ranging from nine months to nine years old, in that timeframe.

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