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Top 13 Tips To Make Virtual Reality Games & Apps

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              Virtual reality (VR) has well and truly emerged as a booming sub-sector in the domain of mobile app development. In 2016, the total downloads of VR apps and games witnessed a 276% increase over the previous year (the download count being more than 225 million). In terms of revenues too, the recent performance of virtual… Read More »

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Twitter vs Facebook: Which One Is Better For Business?

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              At first glance, this might seem to be a no-competition. With 1.86 billion active users every month (as reported in February 2017), Facebook is nearly 6 times larger than Twitter – which has an active monthly user base of 285 million. By the end of this year, the total user-count of FB will comfortably go… Read More »

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Top 12 Android Trends For 2017

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              In terms of market shares in the smartphone industry, Google’s Android stands head and shoulders above all its rivals. According to a 2016 study by Gartner, close to 88% of all active smartphones are Android devices. Interestingly, the market share of Android also showed an annual growth of ~3% last year. Taken together, Android and… Read More »

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What’s New In iOS 10.3?

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                 According to an official Apple report in February, the adoption of iOS 10 had reached a mighty impressive 79%. In terms of adoption figures – the performance of iOS 10 is, in fact, marginally better than even iOS 9 (which had been installed on ~76% active devices within the first five months of… Read More »

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Nokia 3310 Is Back! Check Out Its Top 12 Features

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                 The Sony Xperia XZ Premium was there, the Moto G5 was there, the LG G6 was announced, and the Huawei P10 made an appearance. However, the biggest splash at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017) was made by Nokia – which announced that the company will be relaunching its iconic Nokia 3310… Read More »

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Open LoRa Implementations: Looking At IoT Networks Around The Globe

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              The world is getting more ‘connected’ than ever before. Yearly investments on smart city projects are growing at exponential rates – and are expected to inch towards the $12.5 billion mark by the end of 2025. There are, at present, well over 250 such projects – in more than 178 cities worldwide (a 47%+ increase… Read More »

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Why Should All Telecom Companies Implement LoRa Technology?

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                 The popularity of LoRaWAN among telecom operators across the globe is increasing at a rapid clip. By the end of 2016, the LoRa IoT protocol had been implemented in more than 50 countries (including private and public networks). The recent trends have led industry experts to forecast that around 61% of the 50+… Read More »

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Android O Is Coming: What’s New?

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                 For Android fans, it is that time of the year again. Last week, the first developer preview of Android O was released (Android Oreo, maybe?) – keeping with the tradition of launching preview builds of new Android updates around eight weeks before the annual Google I/O event, which kicks off on May 17… Read More »

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LoRa vs NB-IOT: Which IoT Standard Has The Edge?

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                 The recent surge in the worldwide low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) market can be attributed to several factors. For starters, the rapid advancements in machine learning and M2M communication standards have played an important role, as have the burgeoning global demands for IoT services, availability of cheap LPWAN tools and energy-saving opportunities. It is… Read More »

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Building Smart Cities With LoRa Technology: 15 Applications

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              With IoT technologies getting more and more refined, interest in the creation of ‘smart cities’ – where practically all important activities are digitally monitored and everything is connected – is in overdrive. It is expected that the worldwide smart cities market will keep growing at a CAGR of close to 20% over the next decade… Read More »

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10+1 LoRa Gateways You Should Know About

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                 The LoRa technology infrastructure (the protocol being LoRaWAN) is typically laid out in the form of a star-of-stars topology. Apart from the final application – which would work in low frequency bands and deliver wide coverage – the framework also requires a robust network service and glitch-free firmware. On the hardware front, two… Read More »

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LoRa & IoT: Growth Prospects & Opportunities For 2017 and Beyond

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                 We are moving towards a more ‘connected world’ – there are no two ways about it. Interest in the ‘Internet of Things’ (more like the ‘Internet of Everything’!) is at an all-time high – and it is not limited to only home automation and connected/autonomous cars either. According to a recent McKinsey report,… Read More »

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[Guest Post] Benefits and Trends of Technology in Education

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              (This post has been contributed by Pooja Jain, representing BYJU’s – The Learning App)   Considering the rampant rate at which technology is developing and transforming almost every aspect of our lives, whether it is socialising, business, education or learning, it’s safe to say that the best is yet to come when it comes to… Read More »

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MWC 2017: Looking Back At The 12 Biggest Announcements

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                 2300+ exhibitors. 108000+ attendees from 108 different countries. These numbers alone provide ample evidence of the success of this year’s Mobile World Congress, held from February 27 to March 2 at Barcelona, Spain. The event featured as many as 11 keynote sessions, and drew in active participation from experts from the various domains… Read More »

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5G: Are You Ready For The Next-Gen Mobile Network?

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              At this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, 5G made a lot of news. In its bid to boost the speeds of existing smartphone networks, Qualcomm launched the all-new ‘5G modem family’. The world’s first-ever 5G wireless slicing router was showcased during the event by Huawei. Samsung, on its part, displayed an advanced home… Read More »

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Top 15 Trends in iOS App Development That You Should Be Aware Of

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                 The Apple App Store continues to break records in terms of revenues. According to an official report, developers made a cool $20 billion+ from the App Store last year. If the 30% cut that Apple keeps from the earnings is added, the cumulative revenue from the App Store in 2016 comes to nearly… Read More »

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Top 14 Digital Marketing Tips For Your Mobile App

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                 It’s only a matter of time before the total number of mobile applications in Apple App Store and Google Play store (combined) touches the 5 million mark. At the start of the year, the former already had 2.2+ million apps, while there were more than 2.6 million Android apps available for download. With… Read More »

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Digital Revolution 2.0: 12 Things About The API Economy You Should Know

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                In a recently conducted study, it was found that close to 78% of all mobile applications would not exist in the absence of backend APIs (i.e., their core functionalities will be affected). The importance of the API economy in the context of software development has been increasing rapidly for some time – with 2017… 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 »