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Mobile App Development & Design Challenges And Best Practices

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Take time to consider your end user before developing a mobile app, focus on the best practices to follow while designing and developing mobile application that will create most engaging apps.

Four Ways To Build A Mobile Application, Part 4: Appcelerator Titanium. This article is the last in a series of articles covering four ways to develop a mobile application.

Four Ways To Build A Mobile Application, Part 4: Appcelerator Titanium

In previous articles, we covered how to build a tip calculator in native iOS1, native Android2 and PhoneGap3. In this article, we’ll look at another cross-platform development tool, Appcelerator Titanium. PhoneGap enabled us to build a tip calculator app quickly and have it run on both the Android and iOS platforms. In doing so, we were left with a user interface (UI) that, while quite usable, did not offer quite the same experience as that of a truly native application. Our PhoneGap solution leveraged a Web view and rendered the UI with HTML5 and CSS3. By contrast, Appcelerator Titanium applications render the UI using the platform’s native controls.

Here’s the Appcelerator Titanium version of our sample FasTip application running on both iOS and Android: 5FasTip application on iOS. 7FasTip application on Android. With Titanium, an application is written in JavaScript. 24Running the app. Best Practices for Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps. Michael Thomas is the Principal Development Lead for SkyDrive, Microsoft’s personal cloud storage service.

Best Practices for Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps

In his role, Michael is responsible for many facets of product development, including planning, technical investigations, quality assurance and execution. A promise of cloud storage is the customer’s ability to access data from everywhere, anytime, on any device. As such, mobile device support is a critical component of a successful cloud storage service. All Killer, No Filler This one’s different, trust us. Given the current mobile device market, customers need high-quality apps on the top three platforms: Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Making and Breaking UX Best Practices. Imagine a website with a beautiful, enticing, full-screen image, where a transparent button leads to pages of well constructed, adaptive content.

Making and Breaking UX Best Practices

The navigation functions perfectly across devices, switching from a horizontal to a mobile menu at just the right times. Unfortunately a large portion of the potential audience lives in Africa, and won’t have the bandwidth to use it. Does that mean our best practices failed us? No—it means that an experience is made up of more than the sum of its parts. Red Ant and Samsung showcase truly seamless shopping at Westfield - Red Ant. As the mobile channel matures and technologies develop, so too does the field of Mobile User Experience.

Red Ant and Samsung showcase truly seamless shopping at Westfield - Red Ant

Good UX is what separates successful apps from unsuccessful ones, and lets small upstarts take on big brands by creating more compelling apps. Below, I'll share ten quick tips that will help you on the way to great mobile design. Even if you're not involved in the actual design process, knowing these concepts will still help you come up with better concepts and give better feedback to those who do the work. (Note: I refer to apps below, but you can generally interchange with mobile websites freely). Go back to the drawing board They key point to remember throughout all mobile UX design is that whilst it has some principles in common with web and software design, going top-down by simply shrinking your desktop experience is not going to cut it.

7 Best Practices for Designing a Mobile User Experience. In the last 3 years desktop Internet usage has fallen from 90% to 60%, while mobile usage has increased to 40%.Following this trend, mobile devices are set to upstage desktop Internet access soon.

7 Best Practices for Designing a Mobile User Experience

Very soon. The default approach used by many designers when designing for a mobile device is still to scale down their (desktop) website and make it responsive. This approach is a poor strategy for mobile design. Rather than just scaling down a site, you need to examine your client's business and asses the importance of mobile access for their particular business. If your client’s customers are primarily desktop/laptop users – for example, enterprise level access to a tool that will only be accessed from workstations – then you don’t need to bother about mobile access. 7 Mobile App Development Best Practices. Posted May 12, 2015 By EnterpriseAppsToday.com Staff Feedback.

7 Mobile App Development Best Practices

5 Good Practices for Titanium Application Development. The Appcelerator Titanium is an open and extensible mobile development framework suite.

5 Good Practices for Titanium Application Development

It is widely used for building Titanium based mobile apps for different mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, and Android-based smartphones. It supports the latest version of Blackberry OS from a single code. In a short span of time, Titanium became a preferred choice of mobile application development platform among developers. It helps them in the execution of MVC (model-view-controller) design patterns, CommonJS and more. This resulted in making cross platform mobile apps development a niche for itself in app development market. 1.Code Formatting: Developers often have to modify, update or rewrite the code that was written by someone else. 2.Code Validation: Finding code anomalies is a daunting task for every developer. 3.Meaningful Commenting: Although adding comments to your code may seem like a chore, but it actually is as important as the code.

Like this: DevOps for mobile apps challenges and best practices. Over the past five years many industries scrambled to adapt to a massive shift in the behavior of business applications users, as millions across the globe adopted mobile devices as their primary means of accessing the internet.

DevOps for mobile apps challenges and best practices

This crucial shift in user behavior is strong motivation for enterprises to develop mobile channels for existing business applications, and to plan for new kinds of applications that can use the unique characteristics of mobile devices. As with all major evolutions in the IT industry, the first years of this shift saw frantic activity to meet demand and create market presence without considering more strategic issues such as application development costs, maintainability, quality, and security. As the mobile application market matures, and the initial rush to market settles, it is now possible to bring these more comprehensive software development issues into focus. What is DevOps? The key term in this definition is continuous delivery. Guide to enterprise mobile app development and SOA.