Starting the development of a standard app, you usually do not expect you would face challenges, questions, improvements, updates, or unpredicted issues. If there are hundreds of analogs in the app store, you consider it is not a big deal to build your app. So, you outsource the development with a light heart. However, sometimes it happens that you have to change a development partner because the previous one has not delivered the result.
I have thousands of applications on my devices. I’m an active user of iPhone and Samsung at the same time. If smartphone addiction comes to your mind, you did not guess it right. I am a product owner. Every time I start working with a new market or on a new product, I install the applications of the key market players. This research helps me to understand what experience, functionality, and design are usual for the target audience.
It is no surprise that fitness and sport are so popular. Physical activity is natural for people. People are looking for two things to feed their soul. These things are inspiration and connection. In a technological society, sport meets many personal intentions. For example, to look physically attractive, stay healthy, and fit, establish your mind and body connection. Fitness is not only about health, and well-being, but it is also a pleasure of movement, controlling and strengthening your body.
Visual information is more natural to perceive and quicker to absorb for most of us. It appeals to our emotions, reveals creativity, brings a stimulus and motivation to act. Moreover, it may be fun to deal with. Comics, cartoons, and stripes are the expressive way to share ideas via images complemented with some text. No surprise, many of us love comics. Comics always grab attention. Test yourself and answer three questions.
We love to develop mobile solutions. It’s not another marketing slogan for us. Dashdevs team has the heart set on the idea of creating top-notch digital products, and we hire people who understand our passion and share it. Creating a mobile application starts with a recognition of the problems that we want to solve, followed by a few rounds of the design, development, re-thinking, re-designing, and re-working… Dashdevs team is always inside of the product development process exploring ways of enhancing the product.
Time is fleeting. It seems like yesterday to make a transaction or receive the money we had to go to the banks, stand in queues, experience technical issues which caused a delay in the whole process. And we can not omit the human factor -the incorrectly filled bank form. Missing data. Problems with requests processing due to the large volumes of data. Or incorrect structuring of huge data arrays. All these things cause the impossibility of conducting immediate operations and irritate people deeply.
Have you ever thought about launching a successful digital product? Dreaming of a brilliant idea that would change the world, attract followers, and enhance global consciousness. We are constantly reading all those stories of success, newly established unicorns, and “from-zero-to-hero” cases. From mentioned stories, the process of a digital product creation seems to be quite easy for everyone. You need just to generate an idea, create the architecture of a future product, develop an application, release it, and support the app, enjoying its success.
“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.” — Booker T. Washington Reading the personal success stories of well-known people is enjoyable, interesting, and so inspiring. However, there are two points that readers need to keep in mind while reading. The first one is that you will never know the real conditions and pitfalls the person have had to achieve that success.
One of the biggest mistakes of software engineers on the implementation stage is a lack of understanding of the specific issue they face or lack of will to find the right solution. Moreover, there always exists a narrowly focused knowledge. Thus, the way-out they pick when some issue arises usually do not solve all the existing problems. Before starting any application, it is crucial to define the goal and answer these questions:
This year has already prepared many surprises for each of us. The technological tsunami carries us faster and faster to the “new reality”: AI-powered technologies, machine learning, neural networks, self-driving cars, uncrewed aerial vehicles, blockchain- this list increases at a breathtaking speed. Get ready because tomorrow is now. Various scientific achievements, small and large, occur every day. The Internet has become a catalyst for this progress. Thoughts, well-organized into words and wonderfully animated, move with the incredible speed around the world.
2% of the free domains contain previous users’ personal data that can be easily stolen. Sounds crazy! Even if you don’t use your domain it can afflict damage to you and your business. I would like to start this article with the world statistics provided by IBM Security. The average data breach costs $3.9M for the company. The average time to identify a breach — 196 days. The average time to contain a breach — 69 days.
The Apple team has a strict vision concerning the quality of mobile applications. This is really great for the users, because the Apple team works hard to make the App Store a trustworthy ecosystem. The App Store has a high threshold and tough requirements, not only for the app’s performance but for the implementation of appropriate security measures. The user can be sure that iOS applications are reliable. However, meeting all the requirements can become a real hell for developers.
Each company wants to obtain loyal customers and real evangelists of the product. In order to create these tight bound relationships, they make a lot of efforts on marketing, advertising and sale process in general. The emergence of the mobile devices had changed the rules of the game. Now the Company can have personal direct approach to the customer. The era of Loyalty program applications has begun. During a few recent years, it has been a ‘must have’ thing for key players of the markets.
“Wow! It is super cool!” — the most concise client’s feedback “We did the Clipshot app on the basis of the knowledge of mathematics, statistics and computer science” — points out the formula of success DashDevs CEO and technical lead Igor Tomych. A year after the release of the Clipshot mobile application we met Eli Huttner, Business Development Manager — our client at Double Alpha Academy, and made up our mind to share this story of innovation.