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What your Users Really Expect From your Mobile App?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

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Is your mobile app falling short of your users’ expectations? A recent survey has revealed 51% of respondents have deleted/uninstalled an app from their mobile phone a week ago or less. Gaining customer satisfaction on the small device has become of paramount importance. Customer satisfaction is the byproduct of value addition. And, few software development companies can achieve that for you.

While social media apps dominate the market in terms of usage, gaming apps are close behind. Business apps have become focal to any enterprise’s success.

If you are trying to entice your users with a business mobile app, it is desirable to hire mobile app developers who know the in and out of building engaging user experiences and highly functional mobile apps. Because, as numbers show, 32% people delete apps for the reason that they had no use.

Top mobile app developers vouch for this- make apps that are needed by your users. Otherwise, your app can be just another drop in the ocean. Understanding what users actually expect out of your mobile app is the first step towards delivering it to them.

Know Your Audience Well – Building Mobile Apps That Stay

Here are some insights into your users’ minds. Tailor your mobile app development services for the people who will use it. Adorn your mobile app with these critical necessities to help it say in the market-

  • 2 Second Load Time

    Studies have shown that the average mobile app user has little or no patience at all when it comes to her app experience. If they click on your app and it takes any more than 2 seconds to open, they are already on their way to get rid of it. Mobile app development companies build this critical factor as their USP. It is so imperative because everything else starts right after it. This is the first impression you get to make. Build a swift and speedy mobile app that opens with a touch, within two seconds!

  • Design it Just Right

    Another interesting aspect that users stick with to determine whether or not they like an app, is the design of your app. The buttons, logos, text, images, and all other designing elements must melt in the eye- revealing only what is necessary. When it comes to mobile app designing, finding the sweet spot is key. Mobile app developers who can balance branding and user experience in a mobile app are the best. You need a developer who understands what destroys the experience of a mobile app and what enhances it.

  • Intuitive Experiences are The Best

    An intuitive mobile app goes a long way in making the user feel at rest. For example, if your mobile app needs the user to input their phone number, it is intuitive for your app to change the keyboard to the numeric one. This reduces the action steps for the user and eases his task. Don’t we personally love it when a mobile app does not need us to enter our email address- it just takes it off the historical data? These little nuances add to the bigger picture- making the user experience seamless.

  • Mobile App Personalization

    Users these days have no clear demarcation between companies and businesses. They compare you to Amazon’s services and user experience, and so on. Personalization is the key to lasting user engagement and lower delete rate. Personalizing a mobile app experience can consist of altering the brightness of the app, the content it offers, its features, etc., to the preferences of the user. Mobile app development companies are raging with app personalization features. These are not critical for no reason. User engagement levels and in-app purchases skyrocket when they feel the app is ‘just right’ for them. Deliver irrelevant content and they will bid you well.

  • Eliminate the Undesired

    Chop off parts of your mobile app that don’t serve any purpose of your users. Undesirable features and attributes in a mobile app spoil the users’ experience, even when it is a simple journaling app. Give them the basic functionalities and take out the rest. A simple app is far more usable than the one with every other functionality. In a bid to create an exceptional app, mobile app developers sometimes build everything into one. Strategize the mobile app development process from the perspective of your users and deliver only what’s desired.

  • Seamless Checkouts

    The checkout is the most arduous part of the process for online shoppers. Be it your mobile app or your website, a seamless checkout is a key to sealing deals and blooming your business. For businesses who sell services or products through their mobile apps, a smooth checkout experience is where the magic happens. Ask Amazon, or at least use it- and you’ll know the difference. Give your users the information they need to revise about their order, ask for minimal data, autofill everything you can, and integrate with a reliable payment gateway to offer secure checkouts to your users.

  • Look to add Location Awareness

    Location-aware apps are growing by the day. These apps offer their users the information they need- when they need it. No sooner or later. The location-awareness of Tinder made it the popular platform it is today. Otherwise, there would have been minimal difference between Tinder and any other match-making/dating app. Look for ways to integrate location-awareness in your mobile app- and make it worthy for the user. You can be sure of winning.

  • Bots and Chats

    People love to chat. Even if it’s with a bot. Integrate a bot into your app if a prompt response is crucial in your business. If you are a NEWS app, allow the users to type in a phrase for your bot to send them related NEWS on the subject. Interaction capabilities within a mobile app experience augment engagement of users and reward the business.

Mobile app development services revolve around delivering seamless experiences and high engagement levels. At the end of the day, everything boils down to these factors. Hire mobile app developers who understand your audience. And, let them create captivating designs and feature-rich mobile apps for your business.

 

CDN Software Solutions- Your Preferred Mobile App Development Company

At CDN Software Solutions, we convert ideas into apps. We are a leading mobile app development company ready to launch your next big app idea with a bang. At CDN Software Solutions, we take care of the nitty-gritty of software development and build scalable, secure, and robust solutions with interactive, intuitive, and innovative designs.

Customer engagement is one metric you want to win. Engagement levels with mobile apps are a result of the overall app experience including the functional and non-functional aspects of the app. We induce the right experiences into mobile apps to make them a value-addition for your users.

The need of the hour is to avail mobile app development services that are closer to current trends and innovative. Needless to say, we offer end-to-end mobile app development services to businesses across industry verticals.

We are ready to realize your big app idea. Let’s create success for you together!

Airbnb For Food – Social Dining Experiences In Strange Lands

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Eat With Strangers Apps (EWSAs) – The Origin

Now termed more informally as “Airbnb For Food”, the EWSAs were invented around the 2010s when some businesses did not want their tourists to sit in bars away from the authentic culinary experience of their land and wanted to help the novice or wannabe chefs to monetize their hobbies from the comfort of their homes.

With this concept in mind, Airbnb For Food apps aim to bridge the gap between good cooks and tourists looking for authentic culinary experiences in their travel places. The companies that develop and deploy these apps usually earn a share from the chefs’ every event or gain a lump sum sign up amount from them.

Hereafter, the chefs can create dining experiences for the tourists and travelers, who, in turn, can join complete strangers over dinner to learn about the local cuisines, taste some of it, and make friends in a strange land.

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The Standout Features Of Airbnb For Food Applications

Most Eat With Strangers Apps have these features in common-

An event creation functionality – The locals who love to try their hands at cooking and are confident of their meals, create brunch, lunch, or dinner events to host the tourists and travelers in their locality.
An event search functionality – The tourists and travelers can search for the events of their choice by looking at a large variety of events being hosted by the locals in their travel destinations.
A filter functionality – Travelers can filter the events according to their preferences to narrow down their options and select their choice faster and better.
Rating and Reviews – The travelers are encouraged to review and rate their experiences on the profiles of their hosts, thus creating a community of food lovers and helping other travelers pick the highest rated hosts for their dining purposes.
Price setting and Payments functionality – Most of the EWSAs keep the pricing decision inclusive of their commissions, if any, and integrate a payment gateway for seamless payments to the host of the event.
The terms of hosting – The hosts get to set the terms of their hosting such as the minimum number of guests, whether or not the guests are allowed to smoke, the dress codes, the menu options, etc.

 

Airbnb For Food applications are growing in popularity as an increasing number of visitors want to enjoy authentic local experiences while they are exploring remote parts of the world. At times, the dining experiences end up in cooking lessons and market strolling- all because of the inclusive amicable community EWSAs build.

Airbnb For Food Applications – The Challenges Down The Road

These apps face some pertinent challenges. First, they need to look out for numerous chefs to join their platform. Without crossing a threshold of available options for visitors in a city, an Airbnb For Food app cannot pick up.

Just like in any other industry, customers like to have options, and the only way to give them that is through increasing the number of chefs and cooks on the platform to host events.

Second, there need to be enough attendees so that hosts can earn a decent amount from their events. This is a recurring problem that many people have complained about after using EWSAs. The hosts are compelled to cancel their event when their minimum guest numbers are not met. Getting enough customers for the hosts is the second challenge for Airbnb For Food apps.

When these two setbacks are catered to, the disruption in the Food and Restaurant industry will be no less impactful than the similar industry disruptions caused by Airbnb and Uber, for example.

CDN Solutions Group’ Airbnb For Food Application Development Services

At CDN Solutions Group, when it comes to experimenting and innovating with the latest technologies and trends, we are second to none. We have developed a ground-shattering Airbnb For Food application for one of our offshore clients in Australia.

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While we integrated all the standout features that a standard EWSA should have, here are some salient characteristics of our project that is successfully delivered and deployed-

A Host App – To make the matters simple and leave out the intricacies, we developed a separate host app for the local people who want to host people at their residences over dinners and lunches. The host app enables the local person to describe their event, mention the timings, the event date, the minimum guest requirements, gender specifications of their guests, and their social interests. The app also allows the host to either enable all of his guests to instantly book a slot at their event, or go through a screening process after which the host can approve the booking of their guests.
A Guest App – The guest app allows the visitors to view the local events on an integrated map, gives them a wrap up of their viewed events and recommends dining experiences to them based on their previous searches and interests. Apart from this, the app enables the travelers to view the details of the events that the host entered and check their ratings and reviews to decide the one that’s best for them.
Food Take Aways – Our application also allows travelers to take away wrapped and packed food to their places when they don’t want to socialize. This functionality eliminates the necessity for a traveler to be social when they only want to enjoy locally prepared cuisines in the comfort of their homes.

Our developers worked on the following technologies to develop and design the website and the apps for our overseas customer-

iOS app development with Objective C in iOS SDK, and Xcode.
Android app development with Java for the native development using the Android SDK.
Website development with PHP CodeIgnitor for CMS, NodeJS, and Socket.IO.

CDN Solutions Group has the capacity, the capabilities, and the proficiency in handling new technologies and trends adeptly.

Breaking The Buzz- 2018 Will Be All About These Technologies

Friday, February 16th, 2018

We are well into the new year and bid adieu to 2017, which was marked by a great many technological trends. Be it the much-acclaimed fame of Blockchain, the blink-and-you-missed-it popularity of Pokemon Go (the widely accepted VR/AR gaming app), the rise of Bots and AI, or the hue and cry over cyber-security, the year was a complete disruptive one for Technology.

While it’s all in the past now, but 2017 has shaped much of what we can expect in 2018. here are some technological trends for this year, that will cause much more disruption in the way industries have been functioning since long.

Blockchain more than a Buzzword – Businesses have begun realizing the reliability, security, and efficiency the Blockchain technology is all for. Developers this year will be developing exciting and challenging use cases for the financial services sector and manufacturing supply chains. The immutable, trusted, and efficient transactions that Blockchain promises, the integrity of data and ledger-management that is its core, are all the reasons why the technology will see the face of production this year.

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Chatbots will get sophisticated – While the last year saw a rise in the usage of chatbots by every organization big and small, regardless of the industry and sector, this year will be more about the quality than the quantity. Chatbots will be expected to do more than say hello and hand over the case to a human for assistance. Chatbots are expected to meet the AI standards that they were originally built for. According to a prediction, efficient interaction by chatbots will increase from just 20 percent in 2017 to a whopping 93 percent by 2022.

IoT will accelerate Edge computing – The Internet of Things (do we need to expand IoT still?) devices have become a part and parcel of many homes and businesses. As the number of devices connected to the Internet increase, there will be an analogous increase in the exchange of data over the network. That will give the pace to Edge computing. This means a faster exchange of data between devices, without the need of connecting to a cloud. Edge computing is a concept wherein the data collection and delivery points are kept close to the processor. Manufacturers are realizing the increase in the number of IoT-enabled devices, and are striving to make their offerings better, that is, considering edge computing!

Cybersecurity will continue to lurk from behind – With the rapid rise in devices connecting to the Internet only to exchange personal information, has not made matters any easier for cybersecurity experts and professionals. According to statistics, damage costs due to cyber crimes will hit $6 trillion per year by 2021. There have been considerable investments in ensuring security over the Internet in 2017, and the investments are predicted to increase by $1 trillion by the year 2021.

Machine Learning will take use cases that are practical – Machine learning will step into mainstream application development. The two main reasons that will drive the growth in ML this year are- pre-built modules for ML development are available in leading platforms and ML is essential when analytics have to be applied to the data stored in large datasets. Machine Learning development and ML testing are becoming increasingly popular amongst the younger generation, who are thrilled to learn these concepts to build real-world applications. Generating recommendations, predicting outcomes, and making automated decisions according to historical scenarios, are the use cases that will require ML applications.

Serverless architectures – The concept of a serverless architecture is quite appealing to organizations. When a demand arises for the execution of a piece of code on a certain event, instantiate the infrastructure, deploy and execute the code, and charge me according to the time consumed in this complete process. The need for flexibility and scalability with cost-effective solutions has given rise to serverless architectures. While debugging and development challenges are lined up on the path towards adoption of serverless architectures, companies are still considering to invest big in the idea.

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Leveraging services rather than products – An increase in the adoption of cloud has resulted in organizations eyeing towards services more than products. Without increasing their capital costs and internal support needs, online cloud-based services are becoming the preferred ways of developing and deploying solutions. For an example, why will an organization invest in buying a new mobile device for its testing purposes, when for a small monthly amount, it can access all simulation environments for all device sizes and operating systems over the cloud.

While the predictions and trends are numerous, it is imperative to realize how far we have travelled as a society towards technology and innovation. While 2017 was a year of innovation and analysis, this year could witness some real-world applications exploiting the most complex and challenging technologies.

So, the least you can do is just get in touch with the top outsourcing software development company and share your idea to turn that into reality.

Leading Mobile App Development Company and IT consultancy company are in LosAngeles, CDN Software Solutions is all set for the Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 event
This year team CDN can be found at Stand W.419 in Hall West. Check the agenda and prefix the meeting here

SOS Alert Apps -The Perfect Aids For Your Personal Safety

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The Birth of the Necessity of SOS Alert Apps

Personal safety applications or SOS applications aim to improve people’s safety while they are travelling and sense something amiss. As the harsh incidents around us increase in numbers, we are compelled to come up with solutions to ensure our safety.

SOS applications are used by women and solo travellers as these are the people at the highest risks in today’s society. With technologies such as video, alerts, alarms, GPS, SMS, etc., users in distress are able to alert their close friends and family about their situation.

Apparently, most of the SOS applications are made available by developers as freeware software applications, while some others are classified as “freemium” applications, where the general features are available for free and advanced ones need users to go for premium subscriptions at reasonable prices.

How Do I Pick A Good SOS App?

Some features of the best SOS Alert applications include following-

  • Video and call recording activation – A good SOS alert application should function as a video or call recorder with a simple button press. Of course, it should promptly send the recordings to the friends and family of the person in danger.
  • Police phone directory – Another feature of a good SOS app would be containing contact information to call the police being in any city and town. The app should keep on tracking the city and location of the user and provide the contact details of the nearest police stations.
  • Emergency help – In times of adversaries, there should be a provision for getting instant help from the police, ambulance, fire-fighters, etc.

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  • Delivering notifications to the police – An absolutely useful feature of a great SOS application can be to alert the nearest police department station through messages or missed calls for times when making a call is not feasible.
  • Support for wearables through the mobile application.
  • Hands-free alarm settings so that a fake alarm can be set to get out of trouble.
  • Location-based crime reporting through GPS-enabled SOS alert mobile app. This feature should work with a simple activation function.
  • Location-tracking within a close group which can be used by families and friends of travellers and women and would allow them to continuously track the location of the user.
  • Social Media integration to help find others in the same area and notify them through any social media platform. As an example, Facebook’s alerting system can be considered a useful feature for getting the status of the users in calamity-hit areas of the world.
  • Activation through simple phone gestures – The SOS app should be activated through a simple gesture like two long presses of the down volume button, or a vigorous shake of the mobile phone.
  • No false alarms – The gestures to activate the SOS app should not be too trivial to happen when not intended to. These false alarms are dangerous when not needed. Some SOS alert apps on the Android play store have fallen out of their popularity as they gave more fake alarms than real ones!
  • Stability – An SOS alert app has a great responsibility to be as stable as it can be. An application that consumes a lot of memory could shut down abruptly and lead the person using it into danger. Ideally, an SOS app should be low on memory and space utilization so as to ensure its proper functioning.
  • The speed of functioning – A good SOS alert app must be real quick! The UI/UX design and the back-end functionalities should add up not to make the app any slower. When a person is in an adverse condition, time is of the essence. It is important that these apps are built with moral responsibilities in mind.

Additionally, a good SOS alert app must be easy-to-use. An elementary interface that looks simple and works powerfully would be a great added advantage of an SOS application.

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Imagine the hassles of figuring out the functions of an SOS mobile application in the wake of a danger. That would be more of a bane than a boon. A quick UI surely outruns a great user experience when we talk about SOS alert apps.

CDN Solutions Group Experience in Developing SOS Apps

Our expert developers at CDN Solutions Group have developed SOS mobile applications for iOS and Android operating systems for our clients across the globe. Our SOS alert apps keep their users connected to their close ones while ravelling. Our applications help assure the safety of their users by providing them with several of the most important features in an ideal SOS alert app.

What to Expect from App Development Zone at Mobile World Congress 2018

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the biggest mobile event of the year. Many top mobile companies take advantage of this platform to launch their latest products (Smartphones, Smartwatches, Tablets).

When it comes to IT, Top mobile app development companies from all over the world are participating in MWC 2018 event and CDN Solutions Group is one of them. Being in the same niche for last 10 years we understand its importance and hence have come up with this write up that what to expect from mobile app development companies in mobile world congress 2018? So let’s start !!

On-demand mobile apps

On-demand mobile applications are gaining more popularity day by day because they makes our life easier. Users can use on-demand mobile apps at their convenient and at anywhere. Majority of on-demand app falls under category as car cleaning app, taxi booking app, food ordering app, renting app, laundry service etc. At CDN Solutions Group, we have developed many On-demand applications for our clients which are clone of Ola, Airbnb, etc. So if you are looking to develop an on-demand mobile app for your business or need help for how to start with it, feel free to contact us here.

IoT and Wearable

Both the Internet of Things (IoT) and Wearable app development are trending and will grow more in 2018. At CDN Solutions Group, we have IoT and wearable app developers who are focusing to developing mature and scalable IoT and wearable app. Till now we have developed many successful IoT & Wearable mobile applications for industries such as Healthcare, Manufacturing, Machine Learning etc that get featured in app stores. Contact us here to discuss your app idea.

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Cloud Based Application Development

At CDN Solutions Group we have adopted cloud-based app development technology a while ago, because they have better collaboration, increased productivity and streamlined operation. We developed cloud-based applications that can fetch data from cloud and reduce the load on the internal memory. Contact us right now to discuss your cloud based app idea.

Lazy Loading Technology

Another interesting technology that you should expect in Mobile World Congress 2018 is the lazy loading technology. Heavy images that load too slowly, or may take longer time in loading prevent the end users from landing on their desired pages or articles. So the idea of lazy loading technology is that the images will only load when their turn on the desired page comes otherwise they will not be impacting the speed of the page with overloading.

Chatbots Development

Chatbots is one of the fastest growing technology. Chatbots app development for business provide a stimulating better customer interaction. We developed Chatbots application solutions for businesses to improve customer interaction, sales and better engagement. Contact us here to discuss your Chatbot app development idea at Mobile World Congress 2018.

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)

Currently, AR and VR technologies are widely used for gaming and entertainment apps development. Augmented Reality technology is used to deliver a live view of the real-world environment and Virtual Reality Technology is used to recreate real-life situations or environment. At CDN Solutions Group, our developers always explore ways to create innovative apps by leveraging AR and VR. So contact us here to discuss your AR/VR app idea.

Blockchain Development

Within a short span of time, blockchain has become a hugely popular technology. At CDN Solutions Group, we have developed Blockchain solutions that enhance the security of the app and data by eliminating chances of data tampering. At Mobile World Congress 2018 we will discover more possibilities in Blockchain technology at stand 7L81 in Fira De Barcelona. So contact us to schedule a meeting here.

So these are the app development trends that you can expect to explore in Mobile World Congress 2018 at CDN Solutions Group stand (7L81). To know more about our mobile app development approach, feel free to contact us here and schedule a meeting to meet in MWC 2018 Barcelona.