• Top programming languages for Android App development in 2020

      Do you have any idea how many Android apps are there in the world? As of 2019’s first quarter, there were approximately 2.6 million android apps around the globe. That’s a huge number which leads to stiff competition in the market.

      There is no other option other than offering a robust and efficient Android app to survive in this flourishing industry. The selection of the right tech-stack is highly important if you want to get a flawless development of your Android app.
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    • Top 5 ReactJS Development Companies

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        ReactJS is an open-source JavaScript library designed by Facebook for developing rich and engaging web apps efficiently and quickly with minimal coding.

        The core task of ReactJS is providing the best possible rendering performance. Its strength comes from the focus on the individual elements. Instead of working on the complete web app, ReactJS allows a programmer to break down the complex UI into simpler elements.

        As per a survey conducted by The State of Javascript, React JS has surpassed Angular and others in becoming the most loved Javascript library.

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      • Creating a taxi booking business in Dubai: How to launch customer-centric taxi app like Careem & Hala?



          Dubai has been an extra-ordinary territory when it comes to adopting technology and the offshoots of any innovation. It might be surprising for everyone to know that Dubai, which today stands as an epicenter of modernity had just 13 registered cars in 1989.


          Dubai is quite an oxymoron. In spite of its global image, Dubai has an affinity for homegrown Brands. This mindset is not just confined to the Emirates but to the whole of the Middle East, stretching right from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan.

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        • Ecommerce Tech Trends 2020: Era of Immersive Technologies



            Technologies like AI, VR/AR, Cryptocurrency, IoT will take center stage in 2020 and also form as the backbone of tomorrow’s ecommerce tech innovation. Beyond the sales and revenue focused world of ecommerce, 2020 ecommerce tech trends will provide the capability to create new software solutions, mobile apps, and services that will lead to creating a richer and more satisfying shopping experience.
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          • Get Moving with Xamarin.Forms 4.4

              We were speaking with a customer last year that builds dozens of mobile applications every year. They said, «We cannot remember the last time we made a mobile app that did NOT include a carousel view.» Many of you have expressed almost identical sentiments to us. So, we are very pleased to introduce a new CarouselView control in Xamarin.Forms 4.4.0. Along with this we also have IndicatorView for displaying the pages or items in the carousel. As well as SwipeView for providing contextual actions to any element in a CollectionView. The release theme of getting things moving would not be complete without showcasing the new GIF animation support for images. Let’s begin right there.

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            • Where Do Mojibakes Come From? Essentials of Encodings

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              This article explores the basic concepts behind character encoding and then takes a dive deeper into the technical details of encoding systems.


              If you have just a basic knowledge of character encoding and want to better understand the essentials, the differences between encoding systems, why we sometimes end up with nonsense text, and the principles behind different encoding system architecture, then read on.


              Getting to understand character encoding in detail requires some extensive reading and a good chunk of time. I’ve tried to save you some of that effort by bringing it all together in one place while providing what I believe to be a pretty thorough background of the topic.


              I’m going to go over how single-byte encodings (ASCII, Windows-1251 etc.) work, the history of how Unicode came to be, the Unicode-based encodings UTF-8, UTF-16 and how they differ, the specific features, compatibility, and lack thereof among various encodings, character encoding principles, and a practical guide to how characters are encoded and decoded.

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            • React benefits: A blessing for Businesses?

                Launched in 2013, React has been successfully used to develop 1,004,124 websites in the past 6 years. The Javascript library React JS is known for giving simple programming experience and improved performance.

                It was released by Facebook to resolve the issues of coding and maintenance with their ads. It was developed with an intention to increase and manage Facebook ads traffic. React has successfully delivered the expected outcomes throughout its journey.
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              • Top 10 App Development companies in 2021


                  The year 2020 is coming to a close as getting nearer to 2021. The end of 2020 will be the end of a decade in which app development proliferated, and in which software technology reached greater heights.


                  But as years come by, the importance of apps is only going to increase even further people begin to use technologies such as IoT, chatbots, AI/ML software in their daily lives.


                  App development includes more than just mobile apps. It also includes development for applications for other types of devices, such as PC, tablets, wearables, etc. However, the growth of mobile apps alone gives great scope for running profitable businesses in this space.



                  As per research by iResearch, revenue from paid mobile app downloads and in-app advertising alone reached $581 billion dollars in 2020, and reach almost near the trillion-dollar mark by 2023.

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                • The RetouchMe Case Study: What We Learned from Localizing an App into 35 Languages



                    RetouchMe is a popular app in which professional designers can edit your photos in 10-15 minutes.
                    In the US it ranks between 100th and 150th on the top chart for App Store applications (in the «Photo and Video» category).

                    • 17 million installs in 150 countries
                    • Localization into 35 languages
                    • 10-15 minutes average photo editing time
                    • An army of designers and moderators in various countries
                    • Available in the App Store and Google Play, as well as the Amazon AppStore and the Samsung Galaxy Store

                    RetouchMe turns to Alconost for their localization needs, and translates updates using our Nitro online service.

                    The RetouchMe team shared with Nitro how localization helped them reach top rankings in many countries, whether localization into 35 languages paid off, and how to add new features in just 24-48 hours without the need for a new release.
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                  • Promoting an App on the App Store and Google Play

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                    We've developed a unified four-layer model for app promotion and added our recommendations.

                    Before we wrote this article we had our apps downloaded over two million times, ran about 50 large promotional campaigns, and made it onto the App Store top-lists in over 24 countries to finally combine all of it into a single workflow.


                    You won’t find almost any obvious stuff about keywords, nice-looking icons, screenshots, or ad campaigns in this article. We’ve tried to develop a unified model for a product-focused company based on our experience by answering the questions “What? When? Why?” and even “And what then?”


                    If you’re developing your own app, want to start developing one, or just have a friend who’s a developer or marketing professional at a product-focused company, you’ll find lots of useful information in this article.

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                  • Best App Development Practices To Follow In 2020



                      As per the stats, there were around 6 billion mobile app users in 2018-19. With increased demand for mobile apps, the number of mobile users has increased exponentially as compared to last years. Hence, it becomes necessary for every mobile app development company to follow some best app development practices in order to deliver the best mobility solution their users.

                      When we talk about best app development practices, it doesn't mean to leave the traditional approaches and start with new strategies. Actually, it requires to rely on the best old practices using modern app development tools and technologies. Before discussing in the technical terms, we first look at some best app development methodologies to come with a perfect mobile app in this competitive era.
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                    • Use AI in marketing: Let’s get into the customers' mind

                      “Instead of using technology to automate processes, think about using technology to enhance human interaction.” ~ Tony Zambito, Lead authority in Buyer Personas.

                      Do you know ~ according to research, 93% of customers make purchase decisions based on visual appearance. Visual elements of your brand are the key deciding factors for a majority of potential customers.

                      Your logo, website colors, chatbot texts, etc all have an impact on the psychology of people who come across them. Some colors or features attract them and some make them leave your website instantly.

                      In this era, interactive features with the help of technologies like Artificial intelligence are enhancing such effects. AI has the power to add interactive elements to your presentation. This creates a connection between your company and its customers.
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                    • How To Implement JavaScript Utility Functions Using Reduce?



                        When it comes to code in JavaScript, developers found reduce function as one of the toughest concepts to crack. According to Wikipedia, Reduce has multiple names viz. Accumulate, Fold, Compress and Aggregate. These names clearly indicate the meaning & working of reduce function. The idea behind this is to break down a structure into a single value. Hence, Reduce can be defined as a function which converts a list into any data type.

                        For example, you can reduce an array [5,4,3,2,1] into the value 15 by just adding them.

                        Reduce function keeps developers away from using loop in order to fold a list into a single value.

                        In this blog, you will learn ways to implement well-known functions using reduce as already done by developers in top software development company.

                        I have listed out 10 JavaScript utility functions recreated using reduce function. So, check out below these functions:-

                        • Map


                        Parameters used


                        array (to transform list of items), transform Function (is a function used to run on each element)

                        Working


                        By using the given transformFunction, each element in the given array get transformed and returns new array of items.

                        How to implement?


                        const map = (transformFunction, array1) =>
                          array1.reduce((newArray1, xyz) => 
                        {
                        	newArray1.push(transformFunction(xyz));
                        
                        	return newArray1;
                          }, 
                        []
                        );
                        

                        Use case:


                        const double = (x) => x * 2;
                        const reverseString = (string) =>
                          string
                        	.split('')
                        	.reverse()
                        	.join('');
                        
                        map(double, [200, 300, 400]);
                        
                        Output: [400, 600, 800]
                        
                        map(reverseString, ['Hello Alka', 'I love cooking']);
                        // ['alkA olleH', ‘gnikooc evol I']
                        
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                      • How to Implement Tinder Swipe Cards in SwiftUI

                        In June, we heard about SwiftUI for the first time — a totally new way of creating and working with UI elements in iOS and macOS (also iPadOS) apps. It felt like Christmas in the summer. It's new, it's declarative, it's sexy! And now, just a few weeks after iOS 13 has been released, we can start to use SwiftUI in all our projects. Let's learn how to use this amazing tool that Apple gave us, to create the classic Tinder-esque Swipe Cards.

                        In this article, I would like to show you how to achieve a Tinder-like card view and behavior (swipe to action), with just a few lines of code.

                        To achieve this, we need to do the following things, in order:

                        • Create UserView
                        • Create NavigationView
                        • Create BottomBarView
                        • Create SwipeView
                        • Put all this together inside ContentView

                        So let's get started.
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                      • A Guide to Understand the Concept of Modern Web App Development



                          Millions of businesses exchange information on the internet and to interact with their target audience. This helps them make fast and secure transactions over the web. However, business goals can be achieved when the businesses are able to store all this data for the means of presenting quality output to the end users.

                          Simply put, in the development industry a web application (or “web app”) is more like a program that uses a web browser to handle the storage and retrieval of the information to present information to the users. This allows a user to interact with the company using the online forms, e-shopping carts, CMS, etc. Some more examples of web applications are online banking, online polls, online forums, online reservations, shopping cart, and interactive games.

                          Learning about web development is kind of like having too many things on a plate. This guide serves as a way to get your acquainted with the world of web app development.
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                        • Top profitable ride-hailing business models implemented by growing Uber like taxi apps

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                            There was a time when moving from one place to another was a matter of utility. People did not Care About Us lyrics like comfort. Public transportation was dominating the landscape of movement and private transport was considered a luxury.

                            Today, we live in a world where people expect more than just the movement. They do not want to compromise on the aspects of comfort and convenience. They would like to be picked up from their doorstep and they would like to be dropped precisely in the place that they want to be.

                            These transformations have given rise to the business of ride-hailing. There are a lot of companies that provide the service of transportation by picking people from one place and dropping them in a place of their choice.

                            The constructive onslaught of Smartphones enabled with GPS made the business of ride-hailing efficient, profitable and delightful to the customer.
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                          • How to translate text into a different language?



                              5 options to choose from


                              I used to work as a translator. As I speak several foreign languages, friends, colleagues and “friend-of-a-friends” — heck, even total strangers — would often approach me asking to translate “just a few sentences”.

                              I have translated for clients, for friends and for my own needs. And I can tell you: there are several ways to get your text translated.

                              How do you choose the best one? Well, it boils down to the famous “time — cost — quality” triangle. And normally we get only two of these three at a time…

                              Let’s weigh up the pros and cons of each method. I hope to save you a headache next time you’re translating something into another language :)

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                            • The Story of Nitro, a professional translation service that helps developers with localization and multilingual support



                                Localizing your product can involve many pitfalls, and there are two of them that developers face AFTER the content has been localized: translating the product updates, and offering support for international users of the localized versions.

                                In this article, we will demonstrate how these issues can be solved with just a few clicks.

                                Written by Alconost
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                              • App Localization in Ten Steps

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                                According to predictions of the analytical platform App Annie, interest in mobile apps will enjoy stable growth over the next four years. So, if you’re considering bringing your app to new markets, this is the time to do it.


                                During my two years as the localization manager, I came to understand that localization has its own rules, and knowing them can help you adapt any product for a new market quickly and competently. These principles will be useful for anyone who wants to localize an app but doesn’t know where to start.


                                1. Evaluate the potential


                                Start with the most important thing: figuring out which languages you need to localize your app into and determining whether or not localization is justified at all.


                                Here’s an example from my experience: Israel isn't a high-priority market for Badoo, but the app is localized into modern Hebrew. Moreover, only 6% of Israeli Badoo users actually run the app in Hebrew (as a comparison, 62.5% of Israeli users speak English). In this particular case, localization is justified even with these statistics, but a similar situation could represent a losing proposition for your app. So, study your market.
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