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Mobile And App Market In South Korea: Key Trends & Stats

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              In 2016, the value of the global app economy stood at $1.6 trillion. A recent App Annie report suggests that this figure will zoom up to well over $6 trillion by the end of 2021 – marking a >350% growth. Asia-Pacific (APEC) has emerged as the fastest growing mobile app market in the world –… Read More »

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Top 15 App Ideas For 2018

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              In June 2017, the number of apps in Google Play Store touched the 3 million mark. The Apple App Store ranks a close second – with more than 2.2 million applications at the start of the year. Revenues from mobile apps are witnessing a steady, steep rise, and is likely to hover around the $190… Read More »

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Understanding Blockchain Factors with Digital Business Process Management

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                  (This post has been contributed by Samantha Black, content writer and developer at BackOfficePro) Business process management focuses on the design and observation of business processes in an effort to find way to improve them. In today’s world, we have seen a lot of business processes swapped over to digital format. Then we… Read More »

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Teksmobile At The 2017 Nordic APIs Platform Summit

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              The latest edition of the Nordic APIs Platform Summit – one of the premier API-focused events in the world – is set to take place on October 9-11, at Stockholm, Sweden. The first day of the event will feature several interactive workshops – hosted by Kevin Bouwmeester (APIGEE), Daniel Lindau (Curity), Victoria Wagman (46 Elks)… Read More »

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Mobile UX Optimization For Higher Conversion Rates: Top 14 Tips

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                  In an ideal, utopian scenario, the conversion rate for mobile applications should be 100% – i.e., every app that is launched at the store(s) would be downloaded and installed. However, in the actual world – things are far from being that rosy, and as an app developer, you can be fairly pleased if… Read More »

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Teksmobile – Now In South Korea!

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              Early last month, Teksmobile launched its South Korean chapter – Teksmobile Korea. This was the fourth international office working under the Teks brand, following those in United States, Sweden and Australia (there are a couple of offices in India as well, at Kolkata and Pune). On the occasion, global CEO of Teksmobile, Hussain Fakhruddin, gave… Read More »

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iPhone X, iPhone 8 & More: Top 12 Announcements By Apple

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              “Let’s meet at our place” This was the tagline for this year’s widely anticipated iPhone-launch event, which happened on September 12. For the first time ever, the event was hosted at the ‘Steve Jobs Theater‘ in Cupertino (hence the reference to ‘our place’). 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone – and expectedly, the… Read More »

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Top 14 Industries That Are Being Disrupted By Blockchain Technology

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              2 out of every 3 banks are likely to be actively involved in the commercial production of blockchain (distributed ledger system) solutions by 2019, according a recent IBM report. The adoption of blockchain open ledgers has been rising rapidly – and by the next couple of years or so, nearly 30 proof-of-concept (PoC) use cases… Read More »

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[Guest Post] Mobile VR in 2017 and Beyond

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               Until recently, virtual reality had long been an abstract idea, mostly reserved for futuristic scenes in the movies. Although innovators in the 90s tried to breathe some life into the technology, it didn’t take long for the experimental phase to end and the dormancy phase to begin. Today, the age-old idea of immersive entertainment… Read More »

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Why Should Industries Implement Blockchain Technology?

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              Blockchain technology easily features among the biggest technology disruptors of recent times. Over the last five years or so, the number of times ‘blockchain’ has been Googled has jumped by close to 1950% – a clear indication of the exponentially growing interest in the distributed ledger system introduced by Satoshi Nakamoto. Often billed as Internet… Read More »

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Ethereum vs Bitcoin: Which Cryptocurrency Has The Better Features?

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              Last month, the overall market capitalization of cryptocurrencies touched the $120 billion mark. Bitcoin, created by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, continues to be the leader in this market – with ~48% share. Interestingly though, the market share of bitcoin has actually fallen rather significantly since the start of 2017 (it was >85% in February). Ethereum,… Read More »

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Blockchain In IoT: The Future Of Smart Connectivity

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                 Internet usage, connectivity, and the digital infrastructure, as we know it, are changing. The value of the global IoT (internet of things) market is set to zoom past the $3 trillion mark by the end of 2020, with more than 20 billion connected devices being in active use. However, this growth is not… Read More »

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Planning To Launch A Mobile App? Here’s 12 Things You Need To Know

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                  According to a recent App Annie report, the total number of mobile app downloads (from Apple App Store and Google Play Store) shot up to just a shade under 25 billion in 2017 Q1 – marking a ~15% YoY increase. Global revenues from apps is expected to reach $190 billion by the end… Read More »

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An Overview Of Blockchain Technology (or, the Internet Of Value)

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                  Over the last few years, the buzz about blockchains has gone up immensely. In 2015, banks across the globe had invested around $75 million on the technology. By the end of 2019, that figure will have jumped to $400 million – clearly underlying the fact that Satoshi Nakamoto’s (whoever he or it or… Read More »

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Blockchain Beyond Financial Services: 13 Applications & Use Cases

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                  The financial services sector has been the earliest, and one of the biggest, adopters of the distributed ledger technology (DLT) – more popularly known as blockchain technology. Introduced in 2008 by a little-known person/team/entity named Satoshi Nakamoto, blockchains have grown rapidly in recent years – keeping pace with the burgeoning popularity of cryptocurrencies.… Read More »

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Precision Agriculture: Top 15 Challenges and Issues

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                 In the last five years or so, the total volume of investments on the agricultural sector has grown by a massive ~80%. According to experts, precision agriculture (the technique of optimizing existing inputs and fertilizers, tillage tools, fields and crops, for the purpose of improved control and measurement of farm yields) has the… Read More »

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Farming 2.0: How Does IoT Help Agriculture?

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                  The degree of mechanization in agriculture is going up rapidly. At the turn of the century, none of the 525 million farms across the world had sensor technology (or, for that matter, IoT in any other form). Cut to 2025, and we will witness more than 620 million sensors being used (considering the… Read More »

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The Rise Of Climate-Smart Agriculture: An Analysis

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              Among the many factors that have potentially damaging effects on agricultural outputs worldwide, and consequently on farmers, the issue of climate change (CC) has got to be the most serious. Defined as ‘identifiable changes in prevailing climate (statistically testable) that persist over extended periods of time, usually decades’, CC causes fluctuations in temperature levels, deterioration… Read More »

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Smart Irrigation With IoT: Top 12 Things To Know

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               The world has close to 7.53 billion people at present. A recent study found that, on average, 33% of the global population suffers from water scarcity in some form or the other. By 2030, this figure is likely to rise to 50% – clearly underlining the alarming rate at which the problem of water… Read More »

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Thinking Beyond Mobile Apps: Are Bots The New Apps?

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                  Bots are already big, and they are growing bigger. In 2016, the total investments on chatbots showed a ~230% YoY increase over the previous year. In comparison, spending on mobile applications grew by a relatively measly 65% during the same time-frame – adding substance to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s much-talked-about comment about ‘bots… Read More »

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Android Go Set To Arrive: 12 Things To Know

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                  The response to ‘Android One’ – Google’s ambitious project for reaching out to users in emerging markets (the so-called ‘next five billion’) – has been mixed at best. Launched in September 2014, the project notched a disappointing sales figure of of ~3 million over the first twelve months, across 19 countries. In a… Read More »

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A Roundup Of The 13 Biggest Announcements At Google I/O 2017

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                 In 2016, the total volume of Android app and game downloads was well over 81 billion. At the recently concluded 10th Google I/O developer conference (17-19 May, at the Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California), it was officially announced that the Android platform currently has more than 2 billion monthly active users. This year’s… Read More »

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The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Rise Of The Chatbots

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                 Imagine being able to ask a chatbot questions around-the-clock in as many as 13 different languages. Sounds pretty impressive, right? Well, the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, in collaboration with Facebook’s Messenger platform, offers precisely this service – and it is a classic example of the proliferation of advanced, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbots in… Read More »

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The Different Phases Of App Development Lifecycle: An Overview

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              This year, the total number of app downloads has been projected to hover around the 197 billion mark. If you feel that is a remarkable figure, sample this: in 2021, nearly 353 billion smartphone applications will be downloaded (a jump of almost 80%). The worldwide revenues generated by the mobile app industry is also expected… Read More »

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Jailbreaking Your iPhone: To Do Or Not To Do?

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                 There is a lot of buzz about TeamPangu working on a stable Pangu10 jailbreak tool for devices upgraded to iOS 10.2.1. The Yalu jailbreak tool – launched by Luca Todesco – is also currently available for download. While the announcements of these tools have met with a fair share of eagerness among iPhone/iPad users… Read More »

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Smart Lighting Solutions – Trends To Watch Out For

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                 Smart lighting is easily one of the fastest growing sectors in the field of Internet of Things. According to analysts, this sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 22% over the next 7-8 years, making the value of the smart light market zoom up to $48 billion by 2020,… Read More »

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Top 20 Technologies To Watch Out For In 2017

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                 The tech sector is easily the fastest evolving business domain at present. In a US survey conducted earlier this year (by PwC), nearly 46% of all CEOs of tech companies stated that they had ventured into at least one new industry in the last three years. What’s more, 78% of the respondents expressed… Read More »

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Are You Familiar With These 9 API Testing Tools?

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              Among the many concerns of API providers, the biggest is related to API quality and performance (as highlighted in a previous post). In a API security webinar conducted by SmartBear and Axway, 56% of the attendees mentioned that security is a ‘very important’ feature in APIs. Rather strangely, only around 12% of the same group… Read More »

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Mobile App Developers Worldwide: Key Stats & Figures

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                 According to a recent worldwide survey, nearly 46% of all professional software developers are into making mobile applications. The global community of app developers has been expanding at a rapid clip over the last five years or so, and currently stands at just a shade under 8.9 million worldwide. Practically every country has… Read More »

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Why Is Apple’s iPad Struggling?

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                 In 2016 Q1, the iPad accounted for nearly 22% of the total tablet shipments worldwide. Samsung, with less than 15% market share, was a fairly distant second. However, the picture is not rosy at all, when sales figures in absolute terms are considered. In the last quarter, Apple shipped approximately 9.9 million units… Read More »

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Apple WWDC 2016: Top 14 Announcements At The Keynote

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                 It’s over. While this year’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) will continue till the 17th of June in San Francisco (Moscone West), the keynote is done and dusted – and we have plenty to talk about the latest ‘new’ stuff from Apple. Many software experts and mobile app developers have dubbed WWDC 2016… Read More »

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AppBoard Tuesday – The Recipe For Making Highly Addictive Mobile Games

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              For a couple of days last week, the internet connection at our office was – let’s put it this way – rather shaky. Things were slow, and whenever the net was taking one of its (frustratingly frequent!) breathers, most of our in-house developers and testers got busy with their phones – catching up with the… Read More »

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How Can You Correctly Validate Your App Idea?

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              It is no longer as easy to hit on a good app idea as it was even 3-4 years ago. Both iTunes as well as Google Play Store has literally hundreds of mobile apps belonging to the same category/genre – and it is nothing short of a challenge to think up a concept that is… Read More »

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Xcode 7 for iOS App Developers: What’s New?

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                 Within a month of its release, the latest iteration of Apple’s integrated development environment – Xcode 7 – has received the thumbs-up from mobile software and app developers worldwide. Last week, Xcode 7.1 was made available (after 6 beta releases), with extended support for tvOS. In what follows, we will highlight some of… Read More »

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AppBoard Tuesday – The Journey From An Idea To An App

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              At times, you just know that you have chanced upon a good app idea. And then, all goes to waste – because you spend too much time procrastinating on how it can actually be transformed into a mobile application (or whether doing so would be even possible). The notion of learning the basics of iOS/Android… Read More »

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Are You Aware Of These New SpriteKit Features In iOS 8?

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              When the iOS 8 platform was launched by Apple, the SpriteKit framework received quite a few new features – geared to make the tool more developer-friendly. In what follows, some of these new SpriteKit features have been listed.   Released with iOS 7, SpriteKit has fast become the preferred mobile game development tool for many… Read More »

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AppBoard Tuesday – How NOT To Use Mobile Apps?

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              Let’s start off this week’s AppBoard Tuesday (ABT) with a rather remarkable statistic. Last year, on average, 1 out of every 5 downloaded mobile apps were opened only once within the first six months by users. Feel that this is a pretty damning evidence in favor of the fact that most apps are viewed as… Read More »

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iOS App Submission Guidelines: A 16-Point Checklist

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              Every quarter, a significant percentage of the total number of apps submitted at the Apple Store gets rejected. In what follows, we have highlighted some important points that would boost the chances of an app being approved.   Unlike at the Google Play Store, getting new apps approved at the Apple App Store can be… Read More »

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Mobile Trends & Figures 2015: From The Developers’ Perspective

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              Keeping track of the latest mobile trends and updates is absolutely essential for developers who wish to earn professional success. In today’s discussion, we have summarized the most noteworthy facts and figures from the domain of smart devices and app platforms from the first few months of this year.     A lot has been… Read More »

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Top Reasons Why Samsung Galaxy S6 Will Not Be An ‘iPhone 6-Killer’

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              The reviews of the recently released Samsung Galaxy S6 have been mostly positive, and the sales have been highly impressive. However, it is not quite the ‘iPhone 6-killer’ that both Google and Samsung had hyped it to be.   Over the years, many smartphones have been hailed as ‘iPhone-killers’. The Samsung Galaxy S6, launched on… Read More »

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First Impressions Of Apple Watch: 15 Points Of Note

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              Apple Watch, arguably the most talked about smart device in recent times, started shipping from last Friday. We have here done a round-up of the opinions of users on some of the features of this eagerly anticipated smartwatch.     The biggest tech gadget release of the year is already upon us. Apple Watch, which… Read More »

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AppBoard Tuesday – Simple Tricks To Serve App Clients Better

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              “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company – from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” – Sam Walton There probably has never been a truer thing spoken about the corporate world. Think of it this way – someone contacts your company for… Read More »

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Eclipse vs NetBeans – Which Is The Better IDE For Android App Development?

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              Eclipse is the go-to Java IDE for most coders working on Android applications. However, there are two other perfectly good alternatives to Eclipse available as well – NetBeans and Intellij Idea. We have here done a comparison study between Eclipse and NetBeans.   Most comparative analyses regarding the integrated development environments (IDEs) for Android developers… Read More »

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AppBoard Tuesday: Mobile App Designing – Do-s & Don’t-s

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              Brilliant app concepts count for very little if graphic designers botch up the interface of the application. If you browse through the 1.3 million+ apps at iTunes and Play Store, you will come across many applications which are difficult to even understand, let alone using them. A simple rule of thumb needs to be followed… Read More »

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Beach Magic At Manadarmani – The Destination For Our Latest Office Outing!

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              A Weekend To Remember Two days of pure, unadulterated fun – that’s what the entire Teks team was planning for, this weekend (5-6 April). We had animated discussions, frantic search for cool weekend destinations on the internet, and even a couple of heated arguments – before Mandarmani was zeroed in on. Those who were willing… Read More »