In the recent past, hybrid apps have made their way into the app development market and carved a niche for themselves. It would be alright to say that even though hybrid apps are nothing like the native apps, they have in themselves created a league of their own, thanks to their functionality and the kind of features they offer.
In recent years, wellness and healthy lifestyles have become a trend and look more like a mainstream hobby than something that is done to keep yourself fit and healthy. The willingness to develop fitness applications and the revenue generated from those grow as quickly as the number of people promising themselves to follow a healthy routine. According to a survey conducted in 2017 carried out by Statista, 26% of respondents aged 18 to 29 regularly used apps to track their nutrition.
It is not wrong to say that an MVP or a Minimum Viable Product is the cornerstone of your mobile application. Just like how before erecting a building, a foundation is laid and the base structure is prepared which will support the entire establishment, the same way MVP will pose as a strong foundation for your mobile application.
Android Studio has been Google’s recommended environment for developing any kind of Android applications. Recently, at the Google I/O, the release of Android Studio 3.2 was discussed along with the new features that can be expected from it.
Prototyping your mobile app has become an unavoidable step in the mobile app design and development in the modern day mobile app development world. The success of a mobile app largely depends on the prototyping of the app. But how many people really follow it? Most of the people working in the industry must be knowing about it, but do people really follow it?
The increasing usage and popularity of mobile phones is no news now. It was looked at as a challenge, but now it’s just something routine that needs to be done. Easily adaptable mobile sites and mobile applications are extremely important to any business now and a great way to target customers and increase user engagement. A mobile phone has become such a common thing now that not having one is not an option anymore. With mobile phones comes mobile features. One such important feature is Geolocation.
The European Union’s GDPR laws were made to come in effect on 25th May 2018. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. This regulation is going to entirely change the businesses everywhere process and store their client’s and employees’ information. These new set of data protection laws are brought into effect in order to harmonize the data protection laws already in place in the European Union. Non-compliance of GDPR will cause a fine of up to $20 million or 4% of the turnover of the company, whichever is less.
Let’s face it, no matter how good our app works we can’t really overlook the icons we use for our apps. UX and UI are different things but should get along at the time of creating an app. Offering a great UX, but unable to create an equally mesmerizing UI is a failure in itself. There are almost millions of apps on the App Store currently, be it Android or iOS. To make your app stand out from the other apps, you need to create an icon that is unique, but at the same time represents your app and the basic idea of it.
The mobile app market has grown large and still continues to expand. However, nearly 97% of the apps access some or the other private information of users, while the security of the app may be compromised due to many reasons. This necessitates app security, and it is no longer a feature or a benefit. Mobile app developers and other stakeholders thus need to understand the common app security threats and focus greatly on protecting the mobile apps from these threats right from the initial stages of mobile app development.