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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.

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.