Top 7 HTML5 Frameworks for Mobile App Development

With the significant increase in consumer preference for mobile apps, the utilization of HTML5 frameworks have gained momentum. These frameworks enable mobile app development specialists to create dynamic mobile apps without the need to start it from the scratch but with pre-written codes and layouts. Moreover, they can take the advantage of libraries, scripts and other essential elements required for mobile app development.

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Let us take a look at some of the popular open source HTML5 frameworks:

Twitter Bootstrap 3

This is one of the most popular HTML5 frameworks which enable mobile app development experts to create exceptional applications. Its source code comprises of Sass and LESS CSS preprocessors which makes front-end development easier for developers. You can efficiently develop your dream app with this advanced HTML, JavaScript and CSS compliant framework.

Framework7

It is one of the finest and feature rich frameworks which a Mobile App Development Consultancy uses for developing web as well as hybrid mobile apps with a native look and feel. This framework is mostly considered for developing iOS hybrid apps.

Appcelerator Titanium

This framework uses JavaScript, CSS3, Ruby, Python and HTML5 to build mobile apps based on Android or iOS platforms. It facilitates the compilation of apps as native apps; however, the apps are displayed differently across different mobile devices.

jQuery Mobile

It is an HTML5 based jQuery framework that provides exceptional user interface (UI) resulting in very user-friendly apps. Furthermore, it helps to incorporate predesigned layouts as well as widgets and build cross-platform apps that are compatible across various devices.

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The apps developed with this framework feel intuitive like native apps and provides great aesthetic pleasure to the app users. It provides extraordinary UI components by utilizing Ratchet CSS. It is indispensable for prototyping iPhone apps with unique JavaScript components.

Ionic Framework

This framework contains a library that offers mobile optimized JS components, CSS, HTML which app development experts at Mobile App Development Company utilizes to create interactive apps as well as hybrid mobile apps.

Sencha Touch

You can download this powerful HTML5 framework from Sencha for free. It is a very powerful MVC-based JavaScript framework used for developing cross-platform mobile web applications. It allows you to create native-looking web and hybrid applications with out-of-the-box themes to match look and feel for every major platform.

To leverage these frameworks for building mobile apps with high-performance UI components, get in touch with Mobile App Development Service Provider and realize your dream of building your own mobile app.

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Valuable Tips to Create Highly-functional Mobile Applications

Mobile apps have become an integral part of our lifestyle and we are increasingly becoming dependent on them for the accomplishment of our day to day activities. These days, more than hundreds of mobile apps are launched almost on daily basis. While some apps are downloaded by users and retained for longer durations yet some get quickly abandoned by users and that is a big blow to the endeavours of mobile app development experts. Therefore, we bring you following indispensable tips so that the valuable efforts of app developers do not go in vain:

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Understand key things that motivate app downloads

Perform research and use analytics tools beforehand to get a better understanding of the key functionalities that motivate end-users to download your apps. Keeping those aspects at mind during app development would ensure strong foundation of your app and even increase conversion rate.

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Identify target niche and their preferred platforms

Knowing your audience and their preferred platforms would make your app development vision more clear and make sure that your time and budget are utilized judiciously. At the end of the day your efforts must bear fruit!

Give emphasis to core functions

Keep your target audience in mind and focus on the key functions while developing the app so that your end-users do not get distracted while using the app. The tendency to fit in too many features in your app can work against app success.

Design app with easy-to-use interface

If your app interface is not simple and easy then many users would abandon it even after downloading. Hence, remember that for creating seamless user experience the design of app interface must be simple so that user feels intuitive with it soon after installation.

Integrate and highlight unique features

In order to get downloaded and retained by users your app must offer some unique value proposition in terms of new and useful features. So do enough research to think of such value offering so that your audience just loves your app!

Test to detect performance issues

Test you app repeatedly from each and every angle to evaluate performance and functionalities of the app on all the platforms in order to rectify any flaws if detected before launch so that you can maintain good business reputation.

Integrate analytics tool to track app performance

Integrating free or premium third-party app tracking tools would empower you to figure out how your app is performing in the market and enable you to make it better in the next update.

Creating a highly functional mobile application that goes popular with your target audience can be very challenging and therefore it would be wise to take adept and expert service from mobile app development specialists.

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Native vs Cross Platform vs Hybrid: Choosing the Right Mobile App Option for Your Business

The ongoing surge in the numbers of Smartphone users and the coherent bonding of users with apps are persistent reasons encouraging businesses to deeply focus on app investment strategy. With so many app options around it is apparently tricky for a business to choose the right and profitable app option. This article strives to present a general outline of all the app options aiming at empowering you to make an informed business decision:

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Native apps:

These applications are built using the programming language of the device, hence native, and are meant to operate only on their designated platform. For instance, Android apps run only on Android platform and cannot be run on iOS and vice versa. These apps are distributed via their respective app stores and you need to install them on your device.

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Why app development is going micro

Application development has long been fraught with peril: Projects become bloated, expensive and never ship. Implementation technologies tend to match the bloat, ranging from Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to Business Process Management (BPM). As Redpoint’s Tomasz Tunguz recently pointed out, growth in Software-as-a-Service is slowing, and a next generation of applications will weave new workflows across existing applications in novel ways.

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The “micro wave” of services, apps and flows

The “micro” trend in application development is focused on delivering bottoms-up, simple solutions to complex problems. Micro services can easily integrate multiple systems, micro apps can present them as easy-to-consume user interfaces and micro flows allow users to simply complete tasks across systems. This “micro wave” triad of services, apps and flows offers a new way to weave existing systems in novel, organic ways in order to deliver solutions immediately.

Micro services

Interoperability between apps has long been the holy grail of application development. Heavyweight, top-down architectures such as CORBA/IIOP in the 1990s evolved into SOA in the 2000s. Implementing a SOA required enterprise-wide mandates and coordination. Payload standards such as SOAP are heavyweight and fraught with incompatibilities, especially at the authentication layer.

A few companies such as GE have had the discipline to implement a SOA, but for most enterprises, SOA projects have failed to gain widespread adoption. Even after success, the constant divestitures and acquisitions of the corporate world keep SOAs a moving target.

Over the past few years, micro services have become vogue. Micro services are atomic, self-contained services that perform a single operation on a back-end system, such as a retrieving a customer record. The most common interface to a micro service is the well-known and very straightforward JSON/REST/HTTPS paradigm. Authentication is also straightforward and is typically easy-to-use API keys.

The beauty of micro services is that they are incredibly easy to create, deploy and share. New and existing applications can easily call numerous external and internal micro services. Naysayers correctly point out the micro services can too easily propagate like mushrooms, fail to scale and are hard to share and discover. However, these are problems that should be corralled by policy within an enterprise, rather than heavy-handed technology.

Making it easy for apps to organically communicate with each other has spawned a new generation of app creation and delivery that has made it far easier for both enterprises and software vendors to accelerate a new generation of applications.

Micro apps

Since the introduction of iOS and Android app stores in 2008, mobile apps have taken over as many consumers’ primary interface to computing. With the plethora of apps available, it is so difficult to attract consumers to install an app on their device and keep using it. It is therefore very common for vendors to pile a bunch of features into their apps so they can retain existing users with new functionality, as well as attract more users. As a result, native apps are becoming increasingly bloated and hard to navigate.

A new wave of “micro apps” is emerging that are intelligent and context-aware. Platforms supporting micro apps range from interactive Slack and Facebook Messenger bots to Google’s interactive answer boxes, such as weather and flights. These micro apps are typically single purpose and use a combination of straightforward user interfaces and context.

Facebook Messenger’s micro apps are composed of rich bubbles and menus

Micro apps are based on HTML and load dynamically, typically bypassing app stores and loading directly into existing communication tools like Slack and Facebook Messenger. There is definitely pushback to the natural language aspect of “bots.” However, the ability to quickly load interactive micro apps directly into messengers and even search results is quickly gaining traction. Facebook Messenger, in particular, is quickly integrating new features, such as dynamic menus and interactive units, which can do anything, from helping you buy a shirt to ordering a pizza.

Slack’s director of developer relations, Amit Shevat, sums up micro apps very well: “they must do one thing really well.”

Micro flows     

Business Process Management (BPM) tools help organizations implement top-down automation of business processes. They are typically very expensive and take a long time to deploy. BPM tools manage long-lived workflows requiring a combination of human interaction and machine-to-machine transfers.

The first foray into micro flows were by companies like IFTTT and Zapier, which move data from one machine to another — for example, moving a Salesforce closed deal to Zendesk. While these services are popular, they have hit an upper bound in traction and revenue. New companies such as Workato are extending machine-to-machine workflows between SaaS systems, but they are very similar in complexity to BPM solutions, with a domain-specific language suited for programmers.

A micro flow in Slack

The new potential for micro flows is in the arena of human-to-machine interaction. Now that messenger platforms like Slack and Skype provide rich, interactive HTML that lets users interact with back-end systems, there is an opportunity to reinvent how users interact with enterprise software.

With micro flows, users can bypass complex and unwieldy legacy systems to perform simple actions, such as approvals. One of the biggest complaints of modern workers, particularly younger workers, is the difficulty interacting with legacy IT systems that have not been upgraded in years. Much like Generation X workers wondering why there were so many typewriters around, millennials are perplexed by the unnecessarily complicated and antiquated systems at most Global 2000 companies.

Even executives and managers can benefit from micro flows for the multitude of approvals that generally require logging into systems they only occasionally use. Many companies have multiple systems for functions such as expenses. Although IT may have a long-term plan to consolidate systems, micro flows allow executives to interact easily with multiple systems through a single interface.

Because micro flows typically require some type of interaction with a user, they can leverage notification features in mobile devices and messengers. Such simple, easy-to-use micro flows make it easy to fully integrate contributors into a more macro workflow.

Onward to a “micro wave” future

The combination of micro services, micro apps and micro flows build on each other to deliver a new paradigm for delivering the next generation of apps. Hopefully we can learn from the lessons of the past and not try to “grow up” the micro revolution.

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Things to take care of before building your Mobile App

We’ve all had an extraordinary application thought more than once, isn’t that so?

Taken after by the smashing acknowledgment, “Oh God! But I am poor”.

Alright, so you may not really be down and out – but rather it just takes a fast google inquiry of how much application improvement expenses to make you mull over how extraordinary your thought truly is.

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Google launches Duo video-calling app, a dull cross-OS FaceTime rival

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Can Google spring back from its social failures with a bare-bones video-calling app that unites iOS and Android users? Today it’s launching Duo, which lets you video call people one-on-one via their phone number.

The problem is they’ll have to download the app but won’t get any bells and whistles or the ability to connect with Google Chat, Hangouts, Spaces, the upcoming Allo messaging product, or Google’s Android SMS app. Google’s adding one more silo to its mess of communication apps.

Duo was announced at Google I/O in May and rolls out globally today on Android and iOS 9 in 78 languages. It will be a hard sell considering how late to market Duo is compared to strong, sensibly intertwined products like Facebook Messenger and Apple’s iMessage/FaceTime.

Duo is best understood as a no-frills FaceTime competitor that works with Android devices instead of just Apple products. Nabbing those users who want to video call their Android friends is one avenue for success.

Duo looks a bit bland, though, since it can’t do group calling, video effects or text chat. If you want to video call someone without Duo, you’ll have to invite them over SMS with an app download link. Starting from zero users with that level of uncertainty might push people to go with a competitor their contacts are likely to already have. That’s a big disadvantage versus the ubiquitous Facebook Messenger and Skype’s video call features.

“The logic is that [apps] will succeed if they’re solving a use case really well,” Google’s VP of product management for consumer communication Nick Fox tells me, though this ignores the fact that a product needs to solve something others haven’t already.

Fox explains that Google focused on three things with Duo. First, “if there’s anything that was our North Star, it was to be super, super simple.” Second, Fox says, is speed and reliability, thanks to Duo being built on Google’s WebRTC video framework to handle HD or 2G. And third, “The human element. You don’t hear Google talk about this all that often, but we wanted to enable the human on the other end of the call to really be the experience.” 

At least Duo succeeds at that. You open it, with no need for a Google account, and see the camera facing you. At the bottom is a list of recent calls and frequent contacts, with another tab that contains a full list of contacts who either have or don’t have Duo. Start a call and it goes full-screen. If someone misses a call, they’ll get a notification. That’s basically it. Don’t expect any Hangouts mustaches or costumes, but the video quality is solid.

The one innovative feature Duo sports is called Knock-Knock, which lets the recipient of a call see the caller before they accept and turn on their own camera.

Fox says that otherwise, entering a call can be “pretty abrupt” since you don’t know if they’re lazing at home, in business mode at the office, or on the go. With Knock-Knock, “as a recipient of the call you see them beforehand so you know their state of mind. I make silly faces to my kids…so when they see the preview, they start with a laugh.”

This late in the game, Google will be fighting a steep uphill battle to get Duo traction. Video calling isn’t a non-stop use case like text chat, and is often an extension of those conversations. Marooning Duo in its own app and not allowing it to connect to any other Google communications apps or websites is a bizarre choice. People might forget to use it even if they do download it.

Duo’s best bet will be the developing world thanks to its optimization for poor network connections like 2G. It can degrade video quality or switch to audio calling if there’s weak connectivity, and it can seamlessly hand off between cell and Wi-Fi connections in mid-call without dropping.

The developing world has only recently gotten the phones and network connections necessary for video calling. The top chat app there, Facebook’s WhatsApp, still doesn’t have video calling, although it’s in the works. Perhaps a dedicated app for video calling over data could find some of the success WhatsApp did replacing SMS.

With Duo and Allo (and Google Chat, Android SMS, and Spaces) for consumers, RCS messaging services for carriers, and Hangouts for the enterprise, Google is still a bit chaotic when it comes to communication. It seems to be reeling from failing to secure the acquisition of WhatsApp, which turned Facebook into the dominant global player.

The whole Duo situation is embarrassing for Google considering how the technology involved in Hangouts seemed light years ahead of its time — almost five years. Google only now getting serious about mobile video chat is cringeworthy.

Duo is either Google blowing up its consumer communications stack by surrendering the rest of the chat space and keeping Duo separate so the underused apps don’t weigh it down, or it’s another misstep by adding more disconnected islands to the archipelago. Despite all its engineering prowess when it comes to organizing information, Google is still awkward when it comes to creating inter-human community.

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M-Commerce Development From Transactions To Strategy

While the volume of m-commerce keeps on rising –– up almost 116% in April 2014 versus a year back as per Branding Brand keeping in mind smart phone visits to mobile streamlined sites were up 83.8%, exchanges at the late Mcommerce Summit uncover that there’s a whole other world to mobile applications than simply purchasing an item or an administration.

“We Are Wearing Off on The Glamor and Sex Appeal of It”

Sheryl Kingstone of Yankee Group in Toronto said, “Reality has set in… Right now, we are wearing off on the allure and sex request of it (m-business) and the way that everybody was anticipating this gigantic measure of dollars in m-trade.

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“The main issue,” she included, “is that the essentials of the business figure haven’t changed… Now out of the blue we are going into the standard and the normal individual is not going to shop on their telephone just.”

Physical stores versus online retailers

M-commerce is still a little rate of the general retail deals pie, so online retailers still need to view mobiles as a basic part to their general promoting procedure.

Online retailers are flourishing with a huge part of their business originating from smart phones. That is the reason the physical retailers see a greater potential part for versatile applications and m-trade as only one bit of the riddle.

The right m-commerce approach

Despite the fact that numerous organizations’ mobile applications are flourishing with more buys through their mobile apps, a poor mobile shopping background can transform hits into misses. Here are a couple eyebrow-raising truths to back this up:

63% of every single online grown-up studied by Harris Interactive said they’d be more averse to purchase from by means of other buy channels on the off chance that they encountered an issue leading their mobile exchange.

Surprisingly more dreadful, 84% of American grown-ups reported an issue while leading a versatile online exchange inside of the most recent year.

A conduct review dispatched by Tealeaf Technology uncovered that 34% of shoppers got a blunder message; 29% reported the app/site was difficult to explore; 25% couldn’t finish the exchange in light of an interminable circle; 23% experienced difficulty signing in; and 16% said they experienced lacking, off base, or befuddling data by means of the versatile site or portable application.

This means now, like never before, both online-just organizations and physical retailers must view mobiles as a basic part to their general showcasing technique –– and this develops past review it as only a value-based channel. Besides, your portable application needs to give a drawing in and associating mobile application encounter that will position your organization in front of the opposition and keep your dedicated clients returning for additional.

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