The truth is that the Apple had it all started first with iOS and the App Store, but the Android and its Play Store are quite tough competition nowadays. These two platforms for mobile application or games are dominating the market of mobile devices, and most novice software developers will opt for one of them when starting application programming. There is no ultimate answer to “What’s better option?”, too many things interfere. However, if you analyse several major features and aspects of the programming process, target markets, required equipment and much more, you can compare these two and figure which one would suit your skills, software developing knowledge and technical capacity better.
Fortunately, all the documentation, instructions and guidelines for programming in each of these platforms are widely available, but on the other hand, with such a complex structure and myriad of options, neither of these options will be easy. I have created here a brief rundown and comparison of some major aspects of iOS and Android application development that should help you choose your weapon before you start programming.
When choosing between iOS and Android as the platforms you’re going to do application development for, consider various characteristics of the devices your users will use for your application, such as memory, connectivity, battery duration, camera quality and finally – screen size and resolution. When it comes to developing iOS applications, you won’t be limited significantly, because Apple manufactures only several size options. Android imposes higher challenges because Android devices come in various sizes and shapes. Make sure you develop an application that will withstand various sizes and wide resolution range.
Different Coding languages
The first difference you have to keep in mind is that development of iOS applications requires Mac and iPhone or iPad, while Android can run on both PC and Mac as well. If you are planning to code iOS applications, you’ll be dealing with XCode IDE and iOS SDK with Swift as the most commonly chosen programming language. Android uses Android Studio as integrated developing environment, and the programming is conducted in Java and Android SDK. Swift and Java are not so extremely different, but in my opinion, Swift is a far better option for debugging, while Android offers better auto-complete.
Visual and UE differences
Visual effect and the user interface designs are quite different in these two. Android provides a design that strives to imitate real – life design or the image on the paper, while iOS promotes silk and smooth design that suits a mobile device. Analyse the graphics in your planned application and opt for one that will support your graphic best.
Another difference comes from navigation. Android will integrate a drawer system, and iOS applications use tab bars. Developing back button might be a problem with iOS devices that don’t support it. Android scores here as a better option, but this issue is solvable to many software developers. When it comes to details, you should also remember that iOS and Android features significantly different user interface controls, such as fonts, icons and dialogues. Make sure you are well familiar with this terrain before you opt for one of these two platforms for application development.
It’s possible that you’ve never heard of the terms client – side or server – side programmer, but you have certainly come to the terms “front-end” and “back-end” developer or designer. There’s a slight confusion going on among these terms frequently used in the web industry and many people looking for jobs in this field or simply exploring the matter are not quite sure what differs these two and what requirements you should meet to become front-end or back-end developer. There are, also, too many synonyms used for these two major fields, such as web-designer, web developer or various types of programmers. In this article, we will try to bring the matter closer to you and clarify a bit this blurred border between front-end and back-end web programming. It should help you get at least the rough impression about the differences, as well as the languages, methods and frameworks you’ll be dealing with.
Preview of front – end developing
Preview of back – end developing
Web page designed by front – end developer, will be static, won’t change or update, unless you do complete new web design. To get a dynamic and interactive website, with the database, constant updating and vivid data flow, front-end web design requires back – end programming. Back – end development includes programming of so called “server – side”. It includes all the features and items and aspects that are not obvious to the user but enable dynamic interaction between a client and a mere website. “Behind” everything you see when using any web page out there, there’s a myriad of aspects and features necessary for proper functioning of the page and the interaction between the user, website and the server. Coding these aspects falls under the job of back – end developer or programmer. They are usually focused on creating databases, security aspects of the page, constant updating of the content, structure of the web page content and much more. Back – end developers work with PHP or. Net, but most of them are quite familiar with CSS and HTML too.
Full – stack developers
Above mentioned things and descriptions are a somewhat rough preview and differentiation between front – end and back – end developing. But the border is far from so clear, and there are many intersections among these fields. Also, many software companies look for so called “full – stack developers” when requiring one person to handle both functions, front – end and back – end programming.
Have you ever wanted to spy on your girlfriend to be sure that she is not cheating on you? Or you just wanted to pull a prank on your friend and make a joke about his texting with his mom? If so, we have a solution for you – mSpy application. Software development made a huge leap in the sense of technology and its advancement to that point where you can get all the information you need secretly and without alerting anyone. Since we talk here about software development and technology advancement, we have a duty to say few words about this extraordinary application. Not to encourage people to spy on each other but rather to point out technology advancement.
What is mSpy?
It is a monitoring application that is downloaded and installed on person’s device where the app collects all the data you want and sends them back to your mSpy account which is accessed by a simple web browser. Mspy works perfectly both on Android and iOS devices and has support for Windows and Mac platforms as well. It received, unofficially, the highest grade among the other tracking/spy applications, so it makes sense why it is so popular these days.
How does it work?
After you pay for the app, you will get the download link, and the first step is to download the app on the target’s device. You will need to follow the instructions to install it properly. After you install it, you can set some preferences (like what you want to monitor and what not) or leave at the default settings which is recommended if you are a rookie in the world of spy applications. After that, you are ready to go – the owner of the device will not know anything about the app since the app runs silently in the background and it’s tough to identify the process that runs the app. The only requirement is that target’s device must be connected to the Internet so you could have the access.
What can track?
This application can track everything that happens on the screen – text messages, calls, browsing history, GPS locations, photos and social media profiles. Everything you write, send or receive is recorded in the log which can be accessed on the secured account that you can access only. Some of the features are:
– Call history – see who they call, when and how long they talk
-Keylogger – it records all they type (from passwords to messages)
– Instant messages – see what they write on Viber, Skype, etc
– Keyword alert – as soon as they type a keyword like “sex,” “bomb,” “drug” you receive the email notification with all the details, when and where the keyword has been used
– Calendar events – see all their upcoming events; this feature is not so common in the rest of tracking apps
There are additional features that this app has, but we will leave it to you to discover them. The app has a good grade, and we will give nothing but the A+. Compact, incognito and versatile – what else do you need from a mobile application?
There are many apps nowadays, in fact way too many for anyone to get by. There are numerous apps that we download because they have an interesting idea or visual identity, only to delete them a couple of days later. If you want to know which apps are the best right now and how you can improve your mobile here is what you need to install!
Evernote Food For Food Lovers
All you food enthusiasts are likely to have it on your phone already, but even if you don’t here is your opportunity to get one of the best apps on the market! You are also probably familiar with Evernote Food 2.0 which is the same; only Evernote Food offers the same for food. This app will help you find the best restaurants, recipes, save shots of food and have an amazing time if you are into food and all that is related to food!
Temple Run 2
Now, you are also probably familiar with one of the most popular apps Temple Run, and here is the successor that you will love! This amazing game is downright addictive, and the graphics are amazing, as are all the features that make this Temple Run 2 one of the best apps you could get on your phone!
Rise Alarm Clock
Are you too having troubles getting up in the morning? It sounds way too familiar, and this is perhaps why the creators of Rise Alarm Clock have made this fun app! This app will wake you up but do not take our word for it. We suggest that you try this alarm clock and find for yourself why it is the best thing you could get for your phone.
You know that feeling of panic when you realize that your battery is about to die and you cannot do anything about it? Well, with Last Message app, you will not have to worry about anything like that happening. This app for Android will let your loved ones know that your battery is dying and alert them.
If you are looking for an app that will let you fool around with your pics, this is the one you must download! This app is simple to use, adds beautiful typography to your shots and it looks downright stylish! You need to have this one if you want to blow away your Instagram friends!
For all those who are into DIY, this site has released an Android and iOS version of Instructables to let you build anything from a coffee table to bed! It is amazing for those who would like to boost their creativity!
Building a successful business empire has become a lot easier than it was a while ago. Nowadays, we can work on our online presence and marketing skills so that we can boost even the smallest business idea and build something amazing. If you would like to learn how you can make the most of the popular global trends in marketing and use the digital revolution to your advantage, continue reading!
Does Your Business Need A Mobile App?
No matter how well-developed or bid your business is, by using a mobile app you can improve your options for success. In addition to learning new skills and enhancing your marketing skills, you will also allow your business to be accessible to your customers.
Now, I Know What An App Is, But A Hybrid?
It is the same app, which can feature a combination of HTML or CSS for example. These apps are built using specific tools, and they are considered to be hybrids. It means you can install such an app no matter what your platform you are using because it is built for multiple platforms. Also, hybrid apps are often cost effective, and they are simple. Simple to build and simple to use, which makes them popular. Also, hybrids can often be used offline as well, because they store the information which is then available to users even if they do not have internet access. It makes it easier for customers or users with poor connectivity to use the services of your business and keep an eye on the activities of your business.
Which Framework Could I Use For Building A Hybrid Mobile App?
There are many frameworks which you could use for building your app. However, some are more popular than others. Here are some ideas and popular frameworks.
You could use PhoneGap, a tool which will allow you to build an app without a native programming language! This framework is also amazing because it allows you to build a great app in a short amount of time and with very little effort.
Also, JQuery Mobile is a great framework which all make sure your app can function on various platforms, but also it will create great apps for desktop, smartphone, and tablet. If you are looking for diversity and versatility, this framework will be amazing for you as it can also build apps for e-reader devices as well.
For a very long time, somehow desktop apps have managed to avoid complete extinction. However, as technology continues to develop and progress, we are faced with complete extinction of web apps. Is this a normal run of things and what do devs have to say about this phenomenon?
Even though the web seems to be pushed away from the spotlight, some web developers and CEOs seem to believe that it is about to make a huge comeback. It is precisely why they are developing hybrid apps which can function on multiple platforms. Also, hybrid apps are expected to make a boom on the market since they will be available on wearables and smart TVs.
Moreover, it is expected that things will soon make a shift, precisely because it is difficult to spot a new app in the sea of apps. App creators are struggling to get themselves notices in app stores and installing many apps seems to be a common practice nowadays. Still, many people will uninstall an app sooner than expected as we are often burdened with many apps and all of this only reduced the interest in new apps.
Progressive Web Apps
Many of the web developers we have had the chance to talk to have also expressed their interest in progressive web apps, as well as the belief that it is the next thing that will become huge in close future. Even though at the moment not many people are interested in apps that will connect the wearables with smart TVs, the experts believe that this will change soon. Apps for internal usage are also expected to climax, even though at the moment there is not much demand fon such apps.
The popularity and the trends when it comes to backend services are also expected to change shortly. At the moment, the most popular is Google’s Firebase, but many developers state that they use it only for push notifications. Firebase is still more popular than Amazon Web Services, or Parse.