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A Guide For How to Become a Mobile App developer

By Super User / 2018-04-13 11:00:18

With the increasing use of mobiles, development in this field is happening quickly. Everyone wants to make the next great mobile-application. It can prove to be very profitable if you are good at it. If you have a great idea and decide to consult with a developer, you will be surprised to see how expensive it is to outsource work to even an average app developer. Building an app does sound intimidating, but it is not tough. You can do it like you do any other task, by practising. Plus, if you have a professional as your guide, your work gets easier. Here’s a guide for how to become a mobile developer:

1. Coding:

Learning how to code everything is a very cost-effective way of becoming a mobile app developer. The good news is you don’t really need to go back to school to learn to code. With so many educational institutions going digital, you will find great content online and often these sources are highly reliable. Choose a major platform. These include Android, Apple, Windows, Symbian, and RIM (Blackberry). You must choose anyone, for when you are starting out. With all of this, you must also have a good knowledge of what the consumer wants. Before developing the app, ask yourself if you should develop this app instead of asking if you can develop this app.

2. App Builders:

App builders work best for you if you are an existing business owner who wants to develop a mobile app to enhance the business. This is the best option if you are bound by time constraints and cannot afford to have someone else do it for you. There are a lot of websites which can help you in this case. These websites have a vast range of templates to choose from, regardless of your business type or industry. You can always make your own design for the template using these app builders. These sites basically do the work for you.

3. Coding + App Builders:

There are a lot of websites that offer a software development kit. This helps you learn how to build the mobile app on your own. Once you know how to customize the features for your clients, you will be generating more profits. This also helps you to learn how to build a plugin. This is the extension of the app you just created. They ensure better user experience and improve the functionality of your app.

You have a lot of options to choose from. Becoming a mobile app developer is not as hard as it sounds. There is tremendous scope in this field. This is because the usage of smartphones and mobile apps has increased over the years. As we discussed above, you can learn how to code from scratch or build your app using app builders or even learn how to code from the app builders. There is an array of opportunities out there. You just need to learn this your way and grab them!


5 Reasons Why Business Should Invest in SEO

By Super User / 2018-04-13 11:00:38

Let’s first understand what SEO is. When it comes to the desired goals of your business, many of you would say maximization of profits or attracting new customers each day or maybe even expanding to new places or cities or towns. And now when the whole world is going digital, and perhaps even you also have a web page for your business, how do you think you can make it better for it to stay relevant in this field? SEO is your answer.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the procedure affecting the visibility of a website or a webpage in a particular search engine’s non-paid results. To simplify this, with SEO you can predict what keywords your consumers are using to find your products or substitutes based on what they find first when they look up for them. With professional help in SEO, the chances are that you will be able to target a more significant consumer base than what your competitors would. Here’s why you should be investing in SEO:

1. Cost-effective:

In the past, businesses had to set up a massive budget for marketing their products or services with the goal of outshining their competition. Today, companies want to allocate more budget to the research and development of the products so that new products can be developed. But then, the cost of marketing gets cut into a fraction. So, how do you market your products now? Thanks to SEO, all your business needs to do is to hire an SEO professional to do their job. A lot of agencies have come up with this service, or you always have freelancers available. They have the skills and knowledge to come up with excellent and safe strategies to improve your organic traffic. They will do so at an affordable rate even.

2. Competition:

If your business even needs a little bit of digital marketing, the chances are that your competitors have hired best SEO services to get ahead of you. There are people in your industry that have already made it big thanks to the reach that SEO gets them. Their websites rank high on every search engine, that is probably helping them make huge profits. For example, if I am looking for the new trends in clothes this season, the websites that come up on the first page of the search engine are the ones I will refer to. And by the time I reach the last site, I would have already found my content. This is how professional SEO services help you.

3. Experience of the users:

When the pages load very slowly or have too many errors, the customers who potentially would buy your products will immediately exit the page. SEO practices repair any glitches your webpage might have and create a user-friendly and fast website for you.

4. Content:

The content that you put out related to your product is directly related to the traffic on your website. If you are putting out relevant content with the help of SEO services, using the right keywords and phrases that a potential consumer would, your website will gain more and more visitors and the more time a consumer spends on your website, the chances of them purchasing something from you will increase.

5. High Returns:

SEO can quickly boost your returns on investment. Like we discussed in the previous point, SEOs increase the traffic on your website, making your website more relevant for the users who will ultimately give you high returns.

All in all, investing in SEO will give you the best results. Of course, it will happen slowly and steadily, which provides you with all the more reason to invest now!


6 Best Practices of Responsive Web Design 2018

By Super User / 2018-04-13 11:00:53

More than a year ago, a number of mobile users surpassed desktop users. With websites that adapt to all devices, designers and developers can future-proof their work. Responsive Web Design (RWD) has reached a critical stage. It is a standard practice to make a consistent experience for users across every device that they might use. A lot of websites have a user-responsive design that can be used on any device. Here’s a list of best practices for responsive web design:

1. Think Responsive:

The best approach to this is to have a mobile-friendly website, designing for the smallest screen first and then adding features that work better on a bigger screen is how you go about it. Focus on developing for the most popular breakpoints but also make sure that when new devices come into the picture, your website can still function well without having to make too many changes.

2. Content:

I cannot emphasize enough on how important this practice is. Don’t fall into the fit to the size approach. It is essential that you fit all the required elements onto the page without considering their context. Concentrate and focus on the content first and then move onto the other features. Make sure that your content and elements are relevant to what point you are trying to make. Prioritize according to what the users expect or would like to see first. Then create and arrange content that way. If you have to think about an element for too long, then it definitely does not belong there.

3. Images:

Pictures that are relevant to your content will only add to its value. Good quality images and their relevance to the topic are crucial. The images do not have to be large to catch the eye of the user; they need to be device-friendly and relevant. Large images have an adverse effect on the download speeds of mobile devices. Much like the content, you should think twice before putting them up on your website. Make them flexible with adaptive sizes.

4. Typography:

Typography needs to be taken into consideration when it comes to responsive web design. A lot of typefaces that you would want to use may not work on smaller screens as they work on a larger screen. Testing them before using them always saves the day!

5. Touchscreens:

Responsive web design does not only comprehend sizes of the device, but it also considers the various input methods. Touchscreens are a little tricky, so it is essential to have more prominently sized buttons and links attached. The optimization of your user experience is also essential.

6. Testing:

Testing on actual devices is a crucial practice. Theoretical explanation will only work when you are reading it. Practically testing your web design on real devices (that must include different sizes and input methods) is extremely important.

Responsive web designs are continuously growing. There’s a lot more to cover when it comes to RWD. But hey, we all start with the basics. Best practices for this field are changing fast as well, which is what makes RWD grow.


20 Amazing Facts About E-Commerce

By Super User / 2018-04-13 11:01:07

E-Commerce has completely revolutionised the way consumers used to shop. It has taken the hassle out of shopping and replaced it with a fun-filled activity which everyone looks forward to. It has become an irreplaceable part of global consumerism and has become an intrinsic part of daily lives of millions of consumers. So much so that names like Amazon and Flipkart come to the mind when we think about buying something.

The popularity of E-commerce has been further fuelled by the rapid popularity of Smartphones, which has even made possible for users to shop on the go.

Here we have compiled a list of 20 most amazing facts about E-commerce: -

  1. Research shows that more than 66% of the customers use their mobile phone apps to make an online purchase.
  1. Asian countries especially South East Asia dominates the percentage of people making purchases online.
  1. With many women using smartphones, the most significant growing e-commerce sector is apparels and fashion accessories.
  1. Even if they do not make a purchase online, more than 80% of customers research online before making a purchase.
  1. Almost 60% of customers use a search engine to look for the products whereas 40% directly go to the desired portal or use the particular app.
  1. More than 70% of customers believe that buying online offers a better shopping experience than buying in a retail store.
  1. Mobile e-commerce, i.e. purchasing through mobile apps now has more than 40% share of the e-commerce industry.
  1. More than 35% of online sales take place after 6.00PM, implying that customers make a purchase only after they get back from office.
  1. The facility of free shipping offered by e-commerce platforms is expected to go up to 80% by the end of 2018.
  1. Research shows that more than 25% of customers abandon their carts if asked for separate shipping charges.
  1. E-Commerce Industry is expected to reach the annual sales figure of $ 410 billion by the end of 2018.
  1. On an average, a customer visits an e-commerce platform three times before making a purchase.
  1. The highest expenditure online is done by customers in the age bracket of 18-35 years.
  1. Almost 50% of customers report that while using the app of an e-commerce site, they do not compare with others and make the purchase of the app itself.
  1. The customers from the USA account for almost 33% of mobile-based e-commerce transactions
  1. E-commerce is the fastest growing business sector globally and is expected to be the most significant business sector in the near future.
  1. More than 45% of internet users globally have made a purchase online, at least once in their lifetime.
  1. Paypal is one of the leading E-commerce platforms with more than $14 billion worth of mobile transactions annually.
  1. Japan is the most significant e-commerce market in the world
  1. E-commerce sales originating from Social Media Platforms are expected to grow by 95% every year.

With E-commerce representing such a tremendous money-making opportunity for numerous entrepreneurs along with very few barriers to entry, it is interesting to see and understand the latest trends that are causing disruptions in the industry.


2018's Top 5 ERP Trends to Look For

By Super User / 2018-04-13 11:01:27

A business is a blend of many aspects working together towards the achievement of a single goal. Once any company matures from the start-up stage, the chances are that the workload will increase. To make sure that business grows in the proper sense and no work is left incomplete, ERP or Enterprise resource planning software is used. This software is integrated into the company’s IT system and takes care of the back-office work and keeps tabs on your business.

2018's Top 6 ERP Trends to Look for

With the beginning of 2018, many new trends for various tools and software have come up. Here are the best trends in 2018 for ERPs to watch out for:

  1. IOT (Internet of Things): IoT or Big Data is an effective way of managing resources well. Many large enterprises and business are incorporating their own IoT ecosystems to make use of the data readily available. IoT services are expensive, but they help a business funnel a lot of information at once and benefit the business mainly.
  2. Mobile ERP Solution: The entire world is shifting to mobile-friendly apps and work. As a general trend, people often use their phones more than they use their desktops. ERP vendors are trying to create mobile integrated ERP systems that will allow the salespersons of various enterprises to access the data on the go.
  3. Two-tiered ERP: As the name suggests, this type of software can be used in two different places. For example, if the headquarters of a company is using an ERP system, then the subsidiary company of the same company can make use of the same system. This system is best suited for different processes employed by a company in different areas. A two-tiered system will allow an enterprise to work efficiently in a cost-friendly manner.
  4. Social ERP to become an actual Thing: Linking your social media profiles or accounts to everything has become an unsaid norm. The demand for integrating social media accounts for ERP software has existed since July 2016. However, the demand is not as high as it used to be then. Implementation and a well-thought ERP with social media linking ability are still in the future though.
  5. ERP and SaaS: ERP software without SaaS integration comes at the expense of the hardware paid by the enterprise itself. The cost of making space for storing all the data and the cost of maintaining the data stored in the hardware was tough. However, SaaS integrated ERP software will allow a business to store all its data on cloud-based platforms, thereby reducing the cost and the risk of maintenance of such data.
  6. Hybrid ERP Options: The ERP solutions and software going SaaS is still a thing of the future and may take some time to happen. However, in the meantime many vendors allow businesses and enterprises to make use of their existing ERP solutions to create a hybrid solution for your enterprise.

With many trends and newer things cropping up, ERP in and after 2018, will offer immense value to your business.

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