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How to Improve the Cross-Platform Compatibility with Mobile Widgets?

11 Aug

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Having a website or a mobile application with the number of online visitors is not as straightforward as initially recognized. The world of the internet is booming and the way the search engines index website or app information is always showing signs of change, as is the way you look for data on the web.

For any business that has a website or applications and need to be visible, get excellent review from number of online visitors, you need to adapt and envision how online visitors will search for your kind of business or services. Add this to what kind of medium or technical platform is set to be utilized for the online look.

Now a days there are numerous routines for scanning for content, additionally  different technologies like; Smartphone, iPad tablets, games consoles, digital TV sets, mp3 players with Wi-Fi and even in-car web devices to name yet a couple. So with some of these technologies you need to verify that, you have a cross-platform able applications and website that meets the most recent guidelines and technologies widgets.

Widgets are rapidly turning into fundamental devices for developers that need to enhance the purpose and characteristics of cross-platform mobile applications. This point suggests, it has been very important for developers to develop and modify native applications for the different platforms like iOS, Android, Windows, Rim, Symbian, and so on. With the approach of responsive design application development, these redundancies could be removed. Further you will know, why and how these mobile widgets could be utilized for the development of cross-platform applications.

Mobile widget is only a little compact mobile apps with an extremely basic user interface and a particular usefulness. Widgets give access to real-time, live information, for example climate reports, stock exchange data, news, sports scores, and so on. If users are searching for the closest gas station, flight landing time or traffic status widgets are the ideal answer for adding dynamic substance to applications. Widgets can never replace the functionality of applications; however can essentially help in cross-platform mobile application development.

Many developers as far and wide are making open source widgets each day because they are not difficult to construct and look after and are very attractive to mobile and tablet application developers. Widgets additionally give an amazing chance to circulate adapted content and games to huge gatherings of people by means of application developers. Furthermore since these widgets load speedier and require lesser data transfer capacity to perform, more users are liable to adopt it, subsequently increasing the extent of business sector.

On the other hand, mobile widgets are not as robust as native applications. Widgets intended to run on different platforms have constrained usefulness as they are not able to approach a device’s API. Meanwhile, we accept that widgets can give the most fantastic worth when conveyed as characteristic upgrades to cloud-based mobile applications for smartphones and tablets.

Posted By: Pooja Runija

 

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Say Hello To, World’s First Transparent Tablet !

3 Jan

We’ve generally seen transparent displays and tablets in sci-fi movies; however they don’t exist in all actuality at the moment. Till now, you’ve been able to utilize the front of your smartphone’s display for input, isn’t that so?

Grippity claims to be the world’s first transparent tablet to accompany two-sided touch controls. It is partially transparent which will give you a chance to communicate with its screen from both sides and utilize each of the ten fingers at the same time.

Grippity claims to be the world's first see-through tablet to come with two-sided touch controls.

Grippity claims to be the world’s first see-through tablet to come with two-sided touch controls.

The upper part of the gadget is murky and permits for thumb input. And it’s lower portion which comprises of a semi-transparent, capacitive, double sided, multi-touch display. This board measures 7 inches and releases visuals in 800 x 480p resolutions. When you sit to watch the video, then you’ll see that it could feel like to a greater extent a gaming controller in the hands than a tablet.

Consistent with Discovery News, the Grippity tablet right now runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 with 4GB space that could be reached out to 32 GB, it could be tweaked to run KitKat as well.

The Grippity tablet supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and likewise accompanies IR blaster that permits it to function as a remote control.

As Grippity is running Android, you can download or develop applications for your particular necessities. You can check out the video below to know more about Grippity or visit the Kickstarter project page.

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 Samsung additionally patented a technology for a transparent touch screen that might allow users to control the device from both the sides.

The report said that the cost of the Grippity tablet isn’t clear yet, user can pay 235 dollars to hold a slate for delivery by October 24, 2014 and timely risers can preorder the tablet for 159 dollars.

Posted By: Pooja Runija

Why Windows Phone Is The Safest Platform Among All?

20 Dec

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According to software security company F-Secure security Chief Mikko Hypponen, Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform is the safest mobile operating system available to businesses, he further told Windows Phone 8 is presently the safest mobile operating system here.

Although Apple’s iOS is also commonly known as being safe, exactly as safe as BlackBerry for business use, while Android remains a haven for cyber criminals. It seems that F-Secure is giving the “safest” award to Windows Phone 8 at the moment.

At the moment Windows Phone is the safest, there are­­­ thousands of malware for Blackberry and more malware for the iPhone and without a doubt progressively on Android. Interestingly, Hypponen anticipated that “Windows Phone is safest mobile operating system; due to its restrictive development policy should protect it from criminals for the foreseeable future. We’ve seen no malware at all targeting the platform. You want a safe & secure phone? Purchase a Windows Phone.”

Meanwhile, Android receives a bashing for being the most unsafe; firstly, because of amount of malicious Android installation files, it’s almost just double after every quarter. Secondly, because of 3rd party app stores with much has less security features as the official one, Google Play. Although, Google is said to address some of the issues with 3rd party apps/stores in the new version of Android 4.2 taste as jelly bean.

“Windows Phone’s security model inside is somehow prohibitive, I think it’s aimed to take a while before we see Windows Phone being seriously targeted.

In case of Windows Phone 8, it is quite safe at the moment, probably because of not much people are using Windows Phone 8 device. If/when Windows Phone 8 takes off; it might be become a much bigger target for malware. But still my hunch says it will stay the safest.

Posted By: Pooja Runija

Microsoft Filling The Windows Phone Store By Recollecting Popular Websites As Apps

6 Dec
Microsoft's is now creating app versions of mobile web sites to lure top services over to Windows Phone

Microsoft’s is now creating app versions of mobile web sites to lure top services over to Windows Phone

Microsoft has been influence to wheedle well known applications such as Pandora and Tumblr over to Windows Phone as of late months, and in the nearing days, Instagram and Flipboard will be the most recent mega-prominent smartphone applications added to that record. In spite of various huge name “gets,” Microsoft is even now trailing Android and iOS regarding the matter of applications.

To skirt around its failings, Microsoft is turning to making “web applications” for various well known brands and websites. Another segment on the Windows Phone Store called Microsoft WebApps, initially spotted by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, offers various downloadable, pinnable web applications. The trust is that WebApps for Windows Phone will sway companies to improve native applications for Windows Phone.

Microsoft is as of now offering more than 40 Web applications admitting Blockbuster, CarMax, Food Network, Jimmy John’s, Glassdoor, Listverse, Orbitz and TMZ. From the past record, Microsoft’s WebApps are for standard retail outlets and some famous websites.

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Microsoft told to ZDnet,”These are not a supplanting for native applications”. “As a principle we trust that use of the Web App will urge the [website owner] to distribute its own native application.”

While web applications aren’t a supplanting for applications composed in native code, they are a great stopgap to fill the gap in the Windows Phone application list. If service doesn’t maintain generally mobile website that offers a comparable experience to a native application.

By and by, a consolidated effort to charm developers over to Windows Phone with immediate claims and Web application development could help Microsoft in its mission for application equality with Android and iOS.

Posted By: Pooja Runija 

Google Using YouTube To Fight Back With Facebook, Who Take Advantage On The iPhone

15 Nov

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Facebook has a monstrous advantage on iPhone that Google does not, I gained experience from a source at Business Insider’s Ignition 2013 gathering without much fanfare, and this goes somehow to demonstrating Google’s sudden insistence that people use Google+ if they wish to comment on YouTube videos.

People have a tendency to stay logged into Facebook on their mobile phones. Not so Google or Google+. So as a advertiser and you need to arrive at people on their phones, the Facebook login identity will be a handy thing.

People stay logged into Facebook on both iPhone and Android frameworks, obviously. But Google’s issues are stepped up for iPhone, since iPhone doesn’t have tracking cookies – which help advertisers track your web searching habits – a great deal of Google’s search ad products don’t act too on the iPhone as they do on Android or a desktop environment. Cookies are the small bits of software that track your web scanning history so advertisers can target you with ads that appear significant.

Android does have cookies, and Google can utilize them to target you with ads when you scan for stuff on an Android phone.

Furthermore you’d feel that because 81% of smartphones are running Google’s Android framework, with cookies, that the iPhone hole wouldn’t be much of an issue. Anyhow it is.

iPhone users have a tendency to be wealthier than Android users, and ads coming on Apple’s mobile devices frequently have better ROI.

So another way for Google to develop a target-rich environment for promoters who need to reach at people on iPhone might be for additional iPhone user to log into Google+ and afterward neglect to log out.

It is coincidence; Google is currently pushing people to log into Google+ provided that they need to comment on YouTube videos. One plan here is to “civilize” YouTube, which has come to be ready with trolls and narrow minded people who comment namelessly under videos.

Anyhow Google additionally realizes that 40% of YouTube’s traffic originates from mobile devices, and mobile traffic will just build over the long time. A huge portion of the people will neglect to log out, and stay logged in semi-forever, simply the way Facebook users do.

That will expand the measure of Google+ logins accessible for focusing on iPhone – a topography controlled by Facebook.

Facebook still rules social media logins, consistent with Janrain, an organization that tracks social media information. About 45% of logins are from Facebook. However Google+ login were 33% of the crowd, Janrain says, and the gap between Facebook and Google+ is shutting.

Posted By: Pooja Runija

Google+ With Its Updated New Photo and Video Sharing Features

1 Nov

Google-plusGoogle has wrapped up its Morning with Google+ occasion. Around a few different features, Google’s social network is getting a slew of new photograph and video improvement features that expect on making the sharing experience better, as well as put Google in a position where the Mountain View organization can directly compete with devoted filter and photograph upgrade applications that are accessible for Android and iOS. Wouldn’t it be great if we could investigate what they declared for Google+ today?

Auto Awesome Movies takes movie scraps from transferred content, mix it with your shared photographs, and adds ambient sounds to it, making the entire experience more infectious. To make matters considerably additionally fascinating, photographs and video clippings are rendered with filters connected immediately, giving the entire feature an exceptionally cool look and feel.

Next up, we improved control over automatic photograph upgrades, where you can control the level of improvement that the software applies to your offering. Basically, the upgrades might be dialed up or down, with the intention that you don’t end up with something that looks totally the inverse of what you needed it to be. While Google’s “computer vision” can now distinguish more objects by default. At long last, counting up the score is movement shots for Google+’s Auto Awesome Photos, which reproduce the same subject several times inside a shot, and eraser, which immediately removes moving objects from pictures.

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Auto Awesome Action

Auto Awesome Eraser

Auto Awesome Eraser

For Google’s putting forth of expert filters, Analog Pro was additionally added to the advertising. Besides, which is a feature which I’ve been directly anticipating for a great while is auto foundation backup, which spares your photographs at full-res out of sight, and this feature is at long last coming to Google+ for iOS.

Overall, Google seems to have put a lot of thought and effort behind making Google+ more than just a social sharing platform. The photograph and video upgrades seem to contend straightforwardly with Facebook Camera application for the iPhone, close by giving potential competition to likes of Instagram with the impacts and filters advertising. Some of Google+’s new offerings, like motion shots, are hardly found anyplace else, so that’s an added reward.

The updates to Google+ application with improved features for Android are relied upon to start rolling today, so keep an eye out.

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 Posted By: Pooja Runija

‘Cardless ATMs’ Using Smartphone Apps- A Latest Test by City National Bank (CNB)

18 Oct

atm in mobileCity National Bank is testing cardless money access at ATMs. City National Bank will be the first fiscal organization located in Las Vegas, which permit clients to get money utilizing an application on their smartphones. It plans to starts a far reaching pilot test of the application that when finished will permit customers to gain entrance to their money without their debit cards when they get to machines.

The Los Angeles-based bank, with nine extensions in Nevada and $27.4 billion in holdings, said the application permits a customer to connect with the ATM from the privacy and security of their mobile gadgets, and stage a transaction before venturing up to the ATM.

The cardless ATM access from City National Bank is relied upon to be accessible in Las Vegas one year from now and soon in different nations with this ability, getting money at an ATM completely happens through a mobile application, with the special case of administering the cash. It likewise shuts a “major hole in the move from plastic to digital wallets.”

Wintrust Financial Corp. in Chicago is near finishing it’s testing of its new Cardless Cash Access brass. It wants 20 percent of its mobile banking clients will be “open to collaborating with their phones to gain cash”, City National Bank (CNB) and BMO Harris Bank are utilizing the same technology.

The bank is currently in its third test with 400 members, incorporating representatives and clients, utilizing Cardless Cash Access. The bank’s choice was part of a broader mobile wallet system since “mobile wallets are inescapable. The beginning sentiment in regards to this is “overwhelmingly positive” and researcher objective is to “pull in a more youthful demographic.”

How it works?

City National Bank’s application will tackle iPhone and Android phones. The application verifies a client on his or her smartphone.

After a buyer interfaces a debit card to a mobile application, he or she can tap on the application to select the account and amount of the withdrawal. The point when at the ATM, the customer sweeps a QR code on the ATM screen and, inside seconds, the money is administered and an e-Receipt is sent to the phone.

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To decline cheating, security is given through the application’s validation and enrollment of a client’s smartphone, which takes out the danger of card skimming and duplicity episodes.

“With the burgeoning of debit and access to money at purpose of deal, financial organizations are searching for approaches to expand the utility of the ATM,” and cardless access not just furnishes a secure and simple approach to acquire cash “however acquaints with the customer another way of taking a gander at ATM utilize.” said by Vince Hruska, senior vice president and head of product system at City National Bank (CNB).

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Posted By: Pooja Runija