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Selecting The Best App Development Agency- The Wheat And The Chaff

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Choosing the best app development company for your software solutions needs is no cakewalk. The process often seems slow and tiring with the scores of companies thriving and springing up in the IT industry. When a business wants to launch an application successfully, picking up the best app developers for custom software development is the most crucial step.

You need an app development agency that will convert your idea into a reality. Most businesses look for references and ask their peers about their reviews for various IT software development apps, but that is just the traditional way to go about it.

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What you need is a much more comprehensive manner of analysing various parameters that go into making any software development company the best from the rest. Here are some tips that should help you make the right choice faster-

Searching via professional network – If you have a great network of professionals who may help you find the best app development company, ask them! As the rule of thumb, the best app developers are hard to find, but the task can be made easier when you look through your professional contacts and inform them about your needs, asking for references.

Digging Social Media– It is imperative that you check the social media presence of all the companies you consider partnering with for your app development needs. The best companies with have a consistent presence across social media platforms, and you will be able to narrow down your options further.

Google – The findings of the search engine are enough to tell you about any app development company you may have shortlisted. Look for a complete Google profile as the first measure of the authenticity and the sincerity of the company. Next, the reviews on Google don’t lie. You will get to know what the company’s clients, employees, etc., say and think about it.

Completed Projects – This is the most basic and foundation measure of any custom software development company. You can get to know about the past projects the agency has successfully delivered, the areas of IT software development that the agency spans, and their testimonials.

Relevant experience – While the list of projects any software development company has completed over its years will let you know the breadth of their services, looking into a specific experience will give you an idea about the depth of its services. It makes sense to ask how many E-commerce websites or mobile apps, and with what functionalities any organisation has developed and delivered if you are looking for similar services.

The team – An organisation is nothing but the employees who synergize their experiences and skills to deliver services. Look at the profiles and the expertise of the team members if you want to know what an organisation is capable of delivering. While the quantity doesn’t matter much, the quality of the members should be top-notch for the company to be excellent at what it does.

Money and Time< – If you really want to partner with the best app development company, you need to understand it is not going to be cheap. The best app developers know they are best, and you need to pay them the best prices. However, when the duration of the project is considered, it depends on your requirements and any company who is unable to strategize and plan and give you a deadline should be neglected.

Maintenance and Support – These two services are really the ones that matter after all of the above is checked and confirmed. The software development agencies that provide quick support and maintenance services are the ones that are reliable and trustworthy. Often, apps need minor fixes and up-gradations after they have been delivered. To get these tweaks done by the experts, you need a long-term association with the right company which is committed to offering value to its clients.

Internationally Acclaimed and Celebrated App Development Agency India

Another standout factor that truly differentiates companies is whether they are global or have not yet made it to the international picture. CDN Solutions Group is one app development company that satisfies all of the above criteria, while also being a regular to international events.

We are a part of all major industry-leading events and conferences, and this is where we find the motivation to work hard and deliver consistent value in the IT industry. We are an app development company that looks for innovation and experimentation.

Confirming this notion about us is the fact that we are joining industry leaders and experts at CeBIT Australia 2018. The week-long event will house some of the best business technology leaders from, literally, around the world. We are one of the companies exhibiting at CeBIT Aus 2018 with our expertise and experience.

With our industry experience and breadth and depth of our services, we are sure to come out as a standout app development company in CeBIT Aus 2018.

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Meet us at our stand number E12, cloud zone! We are ready to make a difference!

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

Top 10 Advantages of using Magento as an E-Commerce Store Development

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Magento is the open source platform, specially used for e-commerce store development. It is the most flexible platform. Many big brands uses magento to empower their business. Magento is completely the most powerful platform for e-commerce web development today.

If you want to setup your e-commerce business, that means you have to strategize and manage a lot of things. Setting up an e-commerce store is not that much easy if your foundation is not strong. In today’s scenario, the business owners are looking for best platforms for their e-commerce websites development, and magento is the best solution to fulfill all their needs.

Benefits of Magento for E-commerce Website Development

If you are still confused that why magento e-commerce development has gained so much popularity or even attention of the e-commerce website developers, here are the top 10 advantages of magento.

1) Free: Magento is an opensource platform and hence has a lot of features that are completely free. It is a big and fast-growing technology. Developers also like magento because of its uniqueness and thousands of extensions.

2) Available in 3 Flavors: – Magento is available in 3 different flavors.
-Community Edition (open source)
-Enterprise edition
-Magento Go (hosted solution)

3) SEO Edge: – Magento has a unique feature i.e ‘Magento SEO’. Magento seo has solved multiple issues by facilitating this unique feature. By this feature, the e-commerce site is better optimized. Duplicate content, page traffic, indexing, landing pages are efficiently managed by magento seo.

Advantages of Magento

4) Developers Friendly: Magento developers finds it easy and friendly to add pages and update content to the website. The linking and navigation of pages is also very easy in magento, and these features saves considerable amount of time of developers.

5) Multiple Store Management: With magento, running and managing online business 24-7 has become stress-free. Before magento, managing multiple stores from single administrative panel was inconvenient. Now with magento, each store can be setup in single admin panel with its unique product catalogue.

6) Marketing Tools: Magento have various tools and technologies to promote your e-commerce business. It collects many unique options like flexible coupons, private sales, Multi-tier pricing, Landing pages tools for campaigns etc.

7) Carting: Magento shopping cart development is a very user friendly feature and it helps customers to follow the step by step process for purchasing the desired product. It also provide many payment gateway options to customers.

8) Scalable: Magento is written in php, so it is very easy to add new features according to the project need and this will scale your solution.

9) Secure: Magento is very secure, if your server running on a separate system, the information of your online store, products, records of customers, orders and transactions are completely private with no third party access.

10) Mobile Friendly: Last but not least, Magento is mobile friendly too. The mobile apps of magento allows store integration across multiple devices to work efficiently on Smartphones, Notebook, iPad etc.

Magento is a well built platform in all the terms either it is security or stability. Many e-commerce web development companies have adopted this open source platform open hearty.

CDN Solutions Group being a pioneer in developing web apps, have also developed many magento e-commerce websites that are running successfully, and have many talented developers who are experts in this platform. If you also want to develop your e-commerce business using magento, then please contact us here.
CDN Solutions Group is Leading Mobile App Development Company, Also an IT consultancy company in LosAngeles and 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