7 Ways M-Commerce Would Trigger Sales Ratio!

22 Oct

Mobile app development process has revolutionized the e-commerce era tremendously. Every year it is growing furiously, leaving behind the traditional trends of retailing. Currently, e-commerce – its competitor, has experienced a slight drop in the popularity due to the emergence of m-commerce market.

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7 Ways M-commerce can Impact Sales

Responsive Website Design
Responsive designs have now become impeccable for website owners to retain a commanding position in the market. Responsive websites can adapt the device screen size and set its layout accordingly. To make a web identity more impactful, adaptive website designs is the way to acquire.

Imperative Marketplaces
Huge online stores are trending now-a-days. Customers can compare the prices and products with the numerous varieties of products under one website. They can avail the benefit of great discounts and deals offered by the online stores. These online stores offer great apps for making their shopping experience more enriching.

Anywhere Shopping
A shopper has the liberty to shop from anywhere as he is carrying a store in his pocket. Mobile commerce makes shopping available everywhere. No matter wherever you are, whether in a park or at the gym, you can simply order anything you want with just few clicks. Most importantly, you will get your goods at your doorstep.

Emergence of New Payment Services
Mobile commerce will propel the use of improved payment gateways. Payments solutions like PayPal, Amazon Payments etc. will grow rigorously to meet the requirements like highly flexible and secured payment options. Other payment systems, that include some from mobile service providers, are expected to arrive in near future.

Near Field Communication (NFC)
A feature using which a mobile phone can make payments or communicate with the nearby devices. With this you can wirelessly pay for the items at payment counters by pairing the phone with other devices. Many Android and Windows phones are already equipped with this feature.

Price Comparison
Price comparisons have become very simple as there are many apps present that help you to compare the prices of the same product present elsewhere. Such comparison apps offer a feature to create a wishlist or click the product image or its barcode for comparisons.

Centralized Product Reviews
Mobile shoppers tend to check the reviews of any products online before buying. It would help other users to either make or change the buying decision for any product.

Both, ubiquitousness of smart phones and internet connection flexibility have resulted into m-commerce revolution. 2013 was imperative as the online shopping ratio had increased up to 85%, as per a survey. Year 2014 is even bigger; more than 60 % of online buyers use their mobile phones for online shopping. Considering this, m-commerce would surely stimulate the sales ratio and the purchasing power of customers.

Apple Would Create a History on 20th October 2014

20 Oct

After the launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, apple is ready with new gifts to be distributed among its fans. Yes, you read it right! Apple would again be in limelight due to the sack of products it has got to offer.

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Let us see, what the sack really has, iOS 8.1 (the first dotted version after iOS8, Apple Pay. These are the two most awaited updates since the first news that gave an insight of its features. It’s time for the Apple fans to celebrate like never before.

As stated in the release note from the officials, Apple Pay would make the money transaction simple and easy. You can now pay using your finger prints, also known as touch ID. Apple claims such transaction to be highly secure to be used. It can be compatible with any NFC devices around.

iOS 8.1 would be made available from Monday, 20th Monday, 2014. Devices range including iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, all iPads except first-generation models, fifth-generation iPod Touch, third-generation Apple TV and newly launched iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can be updated to this new version.

The updated version of iOS would include iCloud Photo Library. It’s the feature that allows you to backup the photos to the iCloud or use this service as your primary storage, clearing up the space on the devices. Even the current iOS version holds this feature but with some limitations

From Monday, every user would be able to use it seamlessly. Thus, this version is expected to cover-up the issues with the older version.

For all the Apple fans, only few hours left for the celebration. How exciting!

Google Found Vulnerability in SSL 3.0

20 Oct

Three researchers from Google have stated in a report regarding the online security bug called POODLE (Padding Oracle on Downgraded Legacy Encryption).

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After a bug called “HeartBleed” detected in April in SSL technology, “Shellshock” in the tool called Bash used by Unix OS, found in September; it’s the consecutive third time this year that a serious bug known as PODDLE is found in SSL 3.0 encryption technology.

Google is spreading awareness not to use this protocol. This attack allows hackers to track and replace the potential data being sent and received through a HTTPS session. Thus, Google warns every admin to patch-up all the data exploiting the newly discovered security hole.

Google, for securing all the web servers, suggests a technical review; and suggested to remove the support of SSL 3.0 from all client software.
“SSL version 3.0 is no longer secure. Browsers and websites need to turn off SSLv3 and use more modern security protocols as soon as possible”, said Mozilla.

Attackers would attack by “man-in-the-middle” strategy. They would place themselves between website and victim by approaches like creating rogue WiFi “hotspots” in Internet cafes and workplaces.

So, it is advisable to disable SSL 3.0 encryption standard as soon as possible to save yourself from the vulnerable web attack.

6 Magnificent Benefits of Product Development for Businesses to Excel

17 Oct

Moving forward into the internet era, businesses have now become tech savvy. Web based applications are trending now-a-days. Be it a small start-up or a corporate organization, web development companies serves every sized businesses with their products and web solutions. Product (software) development can be highly cost effective IT solutions for businesses.

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6 Benefits of Product (Software) Development

Price Effective
Unlike traditional software, product development usually includes upgrades, maintenance and customer support. The developed product or software can be operated on a monthly subscription basis to avoid heavy cost.

Easy Deployment
The developed product or software just needs a browser and the internet connection to deploy and use. Web development companies usually offer a user manual that can guide you to deploy the product (software) easily.

Flawless Upgrades
Product (software) developed by professional developers can easily be upgraded to its newer version. Be rest assured about the timely upgrades as managing software updates and upgrades will be done by the service providers.

Backups and Data Recovery
Product development process includes the backups and data recovery process before every upgrade. This process needs tremendous accuracy as distinct businesses would have highly intensive and remarkably important data that needs to be preserved.

Highly Secured
Web professional takes care of the security issues as they are aware of the authentic and authorized data of the businesses. The product (software) delivered by the professional developers consist of encryption and decryption process for the confidential data. Thus, rest assured of the security issues, it will be taken care of.

Customer Relationship
The professional service providers believe in serving their customers the best product development solutions. They ensure that you are satisfied with the offered solution to retain a long term relation. “Once a visitor, always a customer” is what the solution providers follow.

Web solution of any business that has undergone product (software) development process, called system development life cycle (SDLC), may have faced many phases. Such products prove to be highly effective and efficient as SDLC process would make the development process accurate and simply flawless.

5 Indispensable Frameworks for Cross Platform Mobile Application Development

14 Oct

Cross Platform Mobile Development is a term which refers to the development of mobile application that can run on multiple operating systems. A company developing mobile applications implements their applications on native platforms like iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/RIM etc. All the phone operating systems such as android, iOS etc. holds different architecture structures. Hence, developing such applications will cause massive trouble for the developers to accustom with distinct operating systems. Following platforms can lower down this trouble.

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Top 5 Open – Source Cross Platform Mobile Application Development Platforms

PhoneGap
PhoneGap is considered the best cross platform mobile app development platform now-a-days. It is compatible with various mobile application development platforms. Developers, using this platform, implement the code structure using JavaScript, HTML and CSS code pieces. PhoneGap mobile app development platform is open source and free, so there are no licensing costs involved. It also allows easy access to hardware components like accelerometer, camera, sound etc.

Appcelerator
This platform uses programming languages like HTML, Python, PHP and Ruby on rails. This is the only platform offering more than 300 API’s and easy access to information to its users. Appcelerator titanium caters the features like cross-platform app development and testing, comprehensive real-time mobile analytics for effective user engagement.

WidgetPad
It’s an open-source platform used for developing mobile applications compatible with multiple operating systems like iOS, Android and WebOS. The application uses technologies like JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3. Its services include source code editing, collaboration, debugging, project management, versioning and distribution.

Whoop
If you are a non-developer, this mobile application publishing platform suits you best. Majority of the beginner developers opt for this platform due to user-friendliness with less requirements for hardware. It offers WYSIWYG interface to allow the developers to drop app elements and attain the desired result easily.

MoSync
This platform, being the advanced SDK (Software Development Kit) for cross platform mobile app development, offers advanced tools like libraries, runtimes, compilers etc. It supports C/C++, PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript and Java. Operating Systems like Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Mobile Linux distro can be served using this platform. Its latest version i.e. MoSync 2.4 would also support iOS and Blackberry.

Mobility has now become more of a necessity rather than just a luxury. In the era of mobile internet, people tend to use more and more web applications that are irrespective of operating systems. This need has given birth to numerous mobile applications development that is still going on.

Windows 10 Previews at a Glance!

10 Oct

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 OS launch recently. The previews and videos of this is available for tech savvy Microsoft fans. But the launch date is not yet revealed. No one would ever expect that Windows 10 would be the next version from Microsoft after Windows 8. “Windows 10 is power packed with some major (and long awaited) improvements”, said sources.

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What’s big with Microsoft Windows 10?

The Start Menu

The start menu has been the most iconic feature of Windows series. With Windows 10, the start menu has returned which was lacking in some previous versions. A new customizable space for your apps and live tiles (works as shortcuts and gives real-time notification) is also been appended with the new version.

Easy Interface

Unlike earlier versions, Windows 10 (launched by Microsoft technology), no more displays huge tiles on the startup screen. You can now organize items on your start-up screens. You can also switch to a tablet mode for using your touch screen computer without using a mouse and a keyboard.

Virtual Multitasking Desktops

The view of virtual desktops, a newly added feature, can be triggered with a new ‘task view’ button, which allows a user to start a virtual desktop. The task bar can now be customized with a different look i.e. relevant to desktop views, including work and home modes. The programs opened in the virtual desktops would continue to run in the background. This would challenge the memory management systems but at the same time increases potential productivity of Windows.

Store Apps Open in Windows

Windows Store apps can now be opened in the same format as that of desktop apps. They can easily be resized and dragged anywhere. There is also a title bar at the top that would allow maximizing or minimizing or terminating of the program with a single click. Start menu can also be resized in this new version.

Background Enhancements

This version allows having four apps snapped on the same screen with a quadrant layout. It will smartly decide which running app should be filled in the available screen space.

Availabilities

Windows 10 would offer a free upgrade or may charge a nominal fee for it.

New Keyboard Shortcuts added to the List

Snapping window (shifting between the quadrants)
Windows key + Left or Right. It can be used with UP or DOWN to get into quadrants.

Task view
Windows + Tab. New Task view opens without pressing the enter key.

Create new virtual desktop
Windows key + Ctrl + D

Close current virtual desktop
Windows key + Ctrl + F4

Switch virtual desktop
Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right

The new version of Windows series that would launch in late 2015 would capture the market focus for sure. Windows 10 will run on the broadest amount of devices. A tailored experience for each device. There will be one way to write a universal application, one store, one way for apps to be discovered purchased and updated across all of these devices – as per Terry Myerson, Microsoft Executive VP of Operating Systems.

7 Phases of System Integration Life Cycle

9 Oct

A process to contact distinct systems that ensures that integrated system would function flawlessly with the other one. This process allows the coordination of different computing systems and software applications functionally. System integration mainly contains seven distinct and crucial phases.
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7 Phases of System Integration Life Cycle

Requirement and Specification
Before initiating to working on the actual system integration ; list out the detailed requirements given by the customer. Efficiency is required in framing the requirements of both the systems that are to be integrated to make this process easy and seamless.

Feasibility Analysis
Once the requirements, definitions and specifications referencing the systems to be integrated are listed down, feasibility analysis takes place. The feasibility study includes complete analysis of the system integration project based on the intense research to support the decision making process.

Architecture and Development
This is the system construction phase which includes system architecture plan regarding how the system should be integrated to the other comprehensive system. Blueprints of the integration plan are created that also includes the proposed architecture plan and much more.

Management Plan
Once the complete plan of system integration is released, this phase comes into existence. Risk factor calculations, project execution plan, alternative listing etc. are the processes conducted in this phase.

System Integration Design
This is probably the fifth step of system integration life cycle that includes logical and physical designs created for the system that are to be integrated. Preliminary designs, detailed designs, system tests etc. are the processes included in this phase.

Implementation
Once the system design is ready, it is verified implemented and thoroughly. Before deploying the integrated systems, it is tested to give error free solution to the customer. In case of errors, the system is again verified by the integrators making it error free. The final report consists of error free integrated system.

Evaluation
This is the final step where the functioning of the integrated system is checked thoroughly. The evaluation phase includes checking, maintaining, modifying and enhancing of the components.

System integration service offered by the professionals is 100% error free as they follow all the seven phases mentioned above. System integration is the process that requires extensive research. Only the perfect research results in the successful system integration. For instance, Magento & Quickbooks, Magento & SugarCRM, SugarCRM & QuickBooks, Magento & OpenERP etc. are the system integrations services provided by the services providers going through all the above phases.

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