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Mobile developers across the globe have developed and released more than 650,000 iPhone apps, 400,000 iPad apps, and 600,000 apps for Android. Are you thinking about building an app? A key step in the process is choosing the right programming language, which depends on how scrappy you're willing to be. Make sure you've researched cross-platform app design and reviewed the common pitfalls of developing your app. Decide on your audience and what platform you'll use, and then weigh your options to select a language. What Language Should You Build Your App With? What Language Should You Build Your App With?
Small businesses today have many useful sites and products to help them get started with mobile app development, but this information might still feel useless if you don't understand JavaScript or HTML5. Tiggzi is a new app that hopes to level the playing field between highly experienced developers and tech-savvy business owners — and save companies tons of money in the process. Exadel, the creative force behind Tiggzi, is a mobile software application development company that counts Fortune 500 companies among its list of clients. What started as a resource for major corporate companies has provided Exadel with the knowledge to create software for like-minded developers and small business owners. Tiggzi is an app-builder that has the sophistication to meet developers' needs while maintaining enough simplicity to increase efficiency for small business owners. New App Bridges Communication Gap Between Devs and Small Biz New App Bridges Communication Gap Between Devs and Small Biz
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Designing a Mobile App? Don't Make These 10 Mistakes So you've already learned how to navigate the tricky world of cross-platform app design and worked through all of the common pitfalls of developing your app. You have a vision, some inspiration and maybe even a name that you know will be perfect. So ... now what? It's time to get down to the nitty-gritty and begin designing the structure, flow and features that will combine to form your finished mobile app. Designing a Mobile App? Don't Make These 10 Mistakes
Speaking at the Healthcare Experience Design on Monday, Josh Clark, founder of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Global Moxie, debunked a list of myths that mHealth developers would be wise to avoid. Clark, whose firm bills itself as specializing in "design strategy and user experience for a mobile, multiscreen world," sought to help designers and developers steer clear of some of the "pitfalls of the last few years" as the market for smartphones, tablets and apps has exploded. [See also: Mobile health app market in growth mode.] HxD conference spotlights 7 'mobile myths' for developers HxD conference spotlights 7 'mobile myths' for developers
NDL - Application Integration, Mobile, Emulation, Integrate, Business, Solutions One of the best ways to drive business efficiency and save real money is to integrate existing applications. If systems can talk to each other, then there’s no need for expensive manual intervention and re-keying of data. But there’s a multitude of myths around the complexity and cost of removing this layer of waste – which simply aren’t true. NDL’s simple-to-use awi universal application integration toolset enables disparate applications to be joined together cost-effectively. It improves business flexibility, reduces errors often associated with re-keying data, and saves real money. NDL - Application Integration, Mobile, Emulation, Integrate, Business, Solutions
Nurses build mobile apps through mobile application development platform The age of the non-technical app developer may be dawning, as more and more developers create actual mobile application development platforms for Android and iOS devices. Recently, Northern Devon Healthcare Trust adopted a policy and a platform that allowed non-technical employees to design their own mobile apps. The software is from British software provider NDL. The company’s awiMX toolkit is designed to allow non-technical staff to create mobile applications using a drag-and-drop interface. NHS did this in response to a request from the government, and instead of having to hire more people or force their current staff to do unnecessary work, they settled on the awiMX platform. “From April this year, NHS trusts will be obliged to complete the Community Information Data Set (CIDS), which involves collecting 150 different data points on patients, including demographics, care records and referrals.” Nurses build mobile apps through mobile application development platform
How to Avoid the Common Pitfalls of Mobile App Development How to Avoid the Common Pitfalls of Mobile App Development The Mobile App Trends Series is supported by Sourcebits, a leading product developer for mobile platforms. Sourcebits offers design and development services for iOS, Android, Mobile and Web platforms. Follow Sourcebits on Twitter for recent news and updates. Mobile development has come a long way in the past few years. But as technology continues to introduce new and more innovating products at a rapid pace, there's room for many developers to make huge mistakes along the way — ones that could jeopardize their product or even their entire business. "I think that you can screw up five times before you get up in the morning, in ways that you never even thought of," says Josh Koppel, CCO and co-founder of ScrollMotion.
Planning an Event? Yapp Makes an App in Minutes Planning an Event? Yapp Makes an App in Minutes Conferences, weddings and parties often have their own websites, but the founders of a new app builder called Yapp want to replace those online pages with mobile apps. "The thing about events by definition is that when you go to an event you're mobile," co-founder Maria Seidman tells Mashable. "You’re not in front of your computer." On Wednesday, Yapp launched a free private beta version of its event-focused app builder. It allows users to build an event app within minutes by choosing the design template of their choice and then adding key info like addresses, schedules and, in the case of a wedding or conference app, bio pages. The apps have news feeds where everyone invited can chat or upload group photos.
The Death of the Call Center The Death of the Call Center Zor Gorelov is the CEO and co-founder of SpeechCycle, a leading provider of customer self-service solutions. You can follow him on Twitter @SpeechCycle. The rapid growth of smartphone adoption is changing every facet of our lives.
5 steps to making your medical app idea a reality by: Craig Monsen, MS [Ed. This is the first part of a two part series. Craig Monsen is a medical student at Johns Hopkins and co-creator of Symcat, a next generation symptom checker for crowd-sourced diagnosis. He and David Do are currently developing Symcat at the Blueprint Health startup accelerator in NYC. ]
Creating your own app? Learn to design before learning to code [Ed. We are pleased to bring you an interesting article that discusses creating your own healthcare app. Check out Josh's own blog where this post also appears.] by: Josh Herigon iMedicalApps recently published a post by Craig Monsen, cofounder of Blueprint Health startup Symcat, entitled, 5 steps to making your medical app a reality.
15 Beautiful and Useful Free PSD Files | Freebies Dribbble is a great community, and is a place where you can find much more than inspiration and awesome professionals. It’s a place where you can find really talented people sharing their work with you for free. This is the case of today’s list, we are presenting you with 15 beautiful and free psd files we found on Dribbble. From tags, to social icons, and complete UI kits, there is a lot of useful files for you here. Click the images to check out each designer’s (show these guys your appreciation, they definitely deserve it) page to be able to do the download.
Xavier Facon is CTO at Crisp Media, a rich media advertising technology company based in New York City. He blogs regularly about ad technology and mobile best practices. Designers and developers who create content for mobile devices with high-resolution screens often see the retina display as both a blessing and a curse. For instance, the new iPad, with its 2,048 x 1,536-pixel resolution, has a million more pixels than your 1080p HD television. But while the new resolution affords stunning, visual experiences, the devices often require 4G Internet speeds, which aren't available to everyone. Furthermore, designers are questioning how to start multi-screen projects in the first place. 5 Tips for Creating Hi-Res iPad Content
David Tucker is a principal architect at Universal Mind. As the resident Apple and Adobe expert, he works closely with Universal Mind’s clients to develop rich user experiences that leverage many of today’s exciting new development platforms. Follow David on Twitter @mindmillmedia. Many companies have mobile apps at the top of their to-do lists, but while churning out a quick app is fairly straightforward, developing a strategic application or digital “solution” is considerably more complex. 10 Things to Plan for Mobile App Dev
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